Monday, November 15, 2010

Final Reflection

Frankly, ES2007S is the only module I had really enjoyed thus far in NUS. Not only because the effective communication skills I could learn from the class, but also its learning environment which was conducive and relaxing. Moreover, I could get to know so many friends.
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After 13 weeks of learning in ES2007S, it is time to write the final reflection about what I have had gained from this module.

Firstly, I learnt to apply 7Cs into communication especially through blogging. Every time I wrote a post, I spent quite a long time to think what and how to write. I was worried about writing something inaccurate whereby confused the readers. This had indeed trained me to communicate effectively. Besides, the comments given by Brad and classmates had been reminding me what mistakes I used to be ignoring. On the other hand, commenting on classmates' blogs had been urging me to read through their posts carefully so that I fully understood what they were saying before I wrote my comments. This might be because once I clicked 'submit', my comments would be shown to the whole world, so I considered twice for everything before I wrote them. As a result, I had learnt to be patient in communicating with classmates.

Secondly, the common discussion in class allowed me to practise to be a good listener. In the meantime, I tried my best to contribute to the class whenever I have opinions with regard to the topics being discussed. In the beginning the semester, I dared not to speak so much as I was worried about giving bad ideas. However, I changed and tried to voice out my opinions when I realised that Brad and all my classmates were so nice. Now, I tend to think that giving whatever opinions I have is better than just keeping quiet. This is what a discussion is about. We won't know whether our opinions are constructive unless we voice them out.

Thirdly, the peer teaching, mock interviews and project activities such as oral discussion and presentation had further enhanced my ability to communicate more effectively and interact better with everyone in class. For instance, when I acted as an interviewee while my classmates acted as interviewers, I kept reminding what I should do and should not do. I did the same for all other activities.

All in all, I have learnt many effective communication skills from this course. In fact, some of my friends outside the class have noticed and appreciated my improvement.
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Hey guys, I will still write new posts after this semester. I hope most of you will do the the same and come to leave some comments for me :D! All the best for your exams.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Hau!

    Seems like leaving comments is hot topic in all our reflections. I like the part where you wrote about "my comments would be shown to the whole world".

    I think we have all improved and that's the good thing. I look forward to reading your posts in the future! :)

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  2. Me too, Hau!

    I'll be looking forward reading your posts in the future!

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  3. Hi Hau!

    I agree with you that the skills we learnt in ES2007S actually improved our social life and work skills. I agree that you never know if your comments are constructive until you voice them out. That is very important in innovative work! =D

    Let's keep in touch!

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  4. Hi Hau
    Thanks for the detailed reflection. Good to know you in the class. It was a pleasure to work on the project with you. You are quite vocal and do voice our your ideas. Your ideas have been really valuable to our project.
    Keep in touch!

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  5. Hi Hau,

    it's good that you will keep writing your blog. i also spent quite a lot of time thinking, writing, and giving comments. however,i realized my strength and weakness through the whole process. i think blog is a platform to practice and communicate, in stead of assignment, right?

    i also hope that i can see my improvement in communication in daily life.

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  6. Hi Hau!
    It is great that your friends have noticed the change in you! that means you have really improved! =)

    Thank you for the help and guidance during peer teaching. you were very organised. In addition, you also took the initiative to divide the materials into three. That shows your leadership skill!

    all the best for exams! see you around!

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  7. Yong Feng, haha...absolutely! Welcome to read my posts in the future. :D

    Riyan, I will also read your posts and leave comments for you :D.

    Edmund, yes, we must keep in touch! :D

    Nan, I remember you, senlin and me were grouped together in the first class discussion about the effective communication, haha... Thank you!

    Senlin, yes, that is right! haha... Hope you will realise your wish!

    Sheila, haha...thank you Sheila! You are always so nice! :D see you around!

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  8. Thanks, Hau, for the clearly organized, heart-felt reaction to your class experience. I'm glad you feel that you learned a lot and that you have improved your comm skills. You certainly worked hard and seemed to "come out of your shell." You also made many contributions to the class.
    Best of luck in your future, including your future blogging!

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  9. Hi Brad, thank you for the wish :D!

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