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This assignment will demonstrate a written reflective account highlighting how learning has progressed through the year. As part of this reflection I will have one written assignment from semester one and demonstrating an understanding of the tutor feedba

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Introduction

Reflection on study This assignment will demonstrate a written reflective account highlighting how learning has progressed through the year. As part of this reflection I will have one written assignment from semester one and demonstrating an understanding of the tutor feedback. The assignment will also state how learning is influenced further. This will be done by reflecting upon my development as a learner, using effective range of learning resources, demonstrating the use of range of academic thinking skills and the academic practices at the academic level. The assignment taken from semester one is 'development'. Overall comments on assignment and specific recommendations for improving the work were given by the tutor. The main comment made by the tutor was that I have demonstrated understanding of basic concept and I would have achieved higher grade if I had explained the points effectively and showed a greater level of research and evidence.

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As the tutor corrected some of the mistakes when attempting to reference and commented that some point made in assignment were not supported with a reference. Ritchie and Thomas state, points "made without providing and back up" (p. 57 2004) are not valued when writing in an academic manner. Referencing is essential as the person who is reading an assignment should be able to identify where the information was gathered (Greetham, 2001). It is important what style of referencing is required when doing assignments (Bells, 2000). Otherwise you are plagiarising, that's when you copy or use others work without acknowledging your source of information. To avoid plagiarism I can write my notes in own words and write down exactly where I got the information that I am putting in my assignment.

Conclusion

To improve my assignments I should identify my study skills which can be achieved by using a wide range of sources. Cottrell (2003) stated that individuals should identify their weak points for improvement. To conclude this reflective account I have learnt that it is important to plan your essay so this shows me the overview of the question being asked and it also gives many ideas on how to write the assignment academically. I have also learnt how to reference correctly within the text to college format. I also learnt to proof read my assignment before handing it in, as this will assure me that there are no errors in the text i.e. spelling and punctuation and sentence structure, I now know that not proof reading your work can lower your grade and it can cut down the chances of getting any higher than a pass.

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