• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The aim of this essay is to reflect on the seven week course we have recently completed. At the beginning of the course, several aims were put forward. It was hoped that the course would help us to develop our oral and written communication skills

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Reflective essay: Juliette Smith. The aim of this essay is to reflect on the seven week course we have recently completed. At the beginning of the course, several aims were put forward. It was hoped that the course would help us to develop our oral and written communication skills as well as our planning and organisational skills. It also aimed to help us to acquire self and peer assessment skills, time keeping and time management skills, and to work productively in groups. With these aims in mind, each workshop was designed to develop a different skill, the main focus however, being on presentation skills. In this essay, I am going to work through each of the seven workshops, outlining the tasks involved, the aims and objectives, and how productive I feel each session was. By doing this, I will therefore be able to evaluate how productive I believe the course was to me personally, and perhaps what could be improved. In the first workshop, the focus was on getting to know other members of the group, though short presentations. An icebreaker was first used, which involved each member of the group briefly taking about themselves and their presentation styles and skills. ...read more.

Middle

There were restrictions in terms of ink colour, but we could have added our own ideas around the writing. Another point made about our poster, was that although easy to read and clear, it was lacking in detail, and perhaps more background information could have been included. It is however difficult to know how much information to included on a poster, without making it look too sparse, or too cluttered, but we could have added a little more. As a whole however, the research proposal was a good one, and the poster looked very nice, and therefore that in terms of written or verbal communication, the poster was a success. In my opinion however, in terms of timing, three hours was not needed for this workshop, and perhaps some of the time from this workshop would have been more useful in workshop 2 where it was very much lacking. It only took half an hour to put the poster together, and half an hour to look at all the others. In workshop five, we yet again used the same research used in workshops there and four, this time presenting orally the poster presentation given last week. For our group therefore, this basically involved using the sheets made in workshop three, and reading out the information orally. ...read more.

Conclusion

Many other skills were also developed during the course, but I believe that these are skills I already had, and could just be put to use here. I do know what makes a good presentation, and this course did highlight some other points in terms of this, but I get too nervous when doing presentations, to ever be able to do one well, and with confidence. What I did enjoy about the course was that I got to meet other people who do psychology, that I would not have met otherwise, and in my opinion this is a benefit of the course. If this course was to be run again, it could be made a lot more interesting and less time consuming. I believe that it is important to develop team skills, and days like the one organised a few months ago make this an enjoyable experience. Perhaps it is important to do one or two presentations, in order to get used to the idea, but I don't think that so much time should be put into this. I feel that the one main benefit of the course was meeting new people and working in teams, but it seems to me that there are much more interesting ways of doing this, that do not need to be assessed as part of a psychology degree. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Communications section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Communications essays

  1. OCR GCSE Business & Communication Task 7 Report

    All these problems are solvable by ensuring I am updating client information as soon as it is applicable. This then ensures clients have correct information shown about them, minimising disaffection. Task 3d: Selective printout Software: I used Microsoft Access to complete selective printouts from within my database.

  2. Report On Communication Systems To the Board of Directors of Cadburys

    at Birmingham site they will be angry and properly won't supply it or won't do it again. This will cost the company money to sort out the problem. If the London site send a memo to the Birmingham site to see if they have received the delivery or the can

  1. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

    attending a Christmas party', the manager informs one of his colleagues about this (oral communication, formal / informal), who then produces an invitation or poster (using ICT and written communication), which is then placed on the staff notice board (restricted communication, only for staff).

  2. Bussines and Communication Systems

    While some secondary research may not suit the researcher's needs; They may not know if the findings are accurate, or if it is really relevant to your product. Section 3b: How the research is being carried out The coursework is going to consist of a range of questionnaires imploring the

  1. ICT Final Project (complete)

    A macro will automatically store all the data to this page is separate lines for different customers. The entries will be numbered so specific order data can be chosen from the list. An exact date and time of the transaction will also be logged.

  2. Full Course howard health centre

    to page easily * A page containing the main details of the website * A page containing contact details * A page with the location and directions to the health centre * A page containing general health information * Choose an easy and memorable web address * Include the address

  1. Report of six documents from organisations invoice and leaflets comparing, describing, and evaluating presentation ...

    highlight the subject of the invoice as well as a larger size of text has been used. Pagination has been used as the invoice / statement consists of page numbers. On the actual invoice the following details have been stated customer reference number, date, recipients name and address, telephone number, Number of calls, billable duration charge, VAT and total.

  2. Business Communication Case Study : Oxfam

    background from the sender or has considerably less knowledge (technical or otherwise) but usually Oxfam can fix this problem by having an interpretor on hand. * Jumping to conclusions- The receiver might read into the message what he or she expects to see rather than what is really there.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work