Reflection on Personal Skills Development

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My first year of university has proved to be a large platform for apprenticeship and progress. Through various projects and presentations, individual or group ones, and even more through feedback on my work, I managed to develop my academic and personal skills both as an independent learner, but also as a member of formal or informal groups. Having been assigned tasks such as literature reviews, research essays or reflective essays, all of them involving either an oral or written presentation, I employed a range of skills that could not have found a better environment to develop in; critical thinking, working with others and time management are just few examples.
Aside from measuring our ability and understanding of the assigned task, evaluation allows us to progress on things we are performing well on and adjust our weaknesses. According to Marshall and Rowland (1998), evaluation can be performed by ourselves, assessing and judging our work in a subjective manner or by others. However, the drawback of being our own assessors is the risk of being accused of bias. Therefore, acknowledging the feedback received on my work has been a significant factor for the development of my skills. It not only helped me better identify my strengths and weaknesses, but also gave me self-confidence and enthusiasm, two key factors for a continual improvement of one's self.
The module I have undertaken in the second term, Personal Skills for Business Management Students, has undoubtedly drawn my attention to some of my weak points, such as note taking strategies and paraphrasing, and helped me improve them, as well as acknowledge the importance of developing a workload plan for each assessment. Even though time management has proved to be one of my strengths in each of the previous tasks I have accomplished, I still believe that there is always space for improvement. Referencing would…...

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