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Reflection.....

posted Apr 18, 2010, 4:09 PM by Unknown user

Sigh, it's like the FIRST day of school, first period == and we got our IPT assignments back, and it was slightly, sorta, really epic fail == Gosh. Anyways, this whole post is meant to be about reflection i.e. what I will improve if I had to do it again.

 I have some serious work to do in improving my project as a whole. My actual mark is average, it's not good, but it isn't exactly fail/bad, it's just average, and right now average is ok, I can deal with average. The following reflection includes stuff that Mr. Woo and I have both discussed as failing points in my assignment.

Mr. Woo gave me some general feedback and here's what he said (not in these exact words of course, Mr. Woo is kinda nice, and he tried to be subtle, but I know what his real meaning was. This reflection is for me to improve, honesty is prime, I need to accept that I had serious problems in order to move forward. Being subtle or "nice" to myself is going to benefit me in the long run):

  • My project is a mess in the sense that I need to learn to sort of ideas into solid paragraphs and not type like I'm talking because it's meant to be formal and stuff. Apparently he could hear me talking in my report which isn't a good thing. Anyways, I found the main thing is, I got my "really" good parts in all the random stuff that aren't really important that anyone can do == sigh. It's actually kind of depressing =[ Like this register thingy, I was apparently the ok-est out of everyone, but I mean COME ON, how hard is it to do this, its like a nerdy diary == And apparently I was also really good for my promo (Mr. Woo can;t really remember xP) now again, I'm not sure if this is because of Lali's pro colour co-ordination skills or it's because, well, the stuff (info) I included in it was good, you know what I mean? Like, if the way I tried to attrat ppl to the club or whatever. Sigh, so right now, it's pretty depressing being me, that I can assure you. I mean, ANYONE would feel sad if the only good parts of their assignment was all the easy stuff. Sigh, I am so fail. I really want to improve on this whole FORMALNESS aspect, it's really and truly bugging me. To combat this issue I have, I plan on organising my ideas more thoroughly and drawing up a PLAN of what I want to produce beforehand instead of just put it all in because I dont want to leave any out! From now on, I'm going to decide on a topic or sub-point of a huge topic to talk about in a paragraph and stick to it. Also, I will not include the prices and such figures in my fundraising options instead, I will be awesome and say "Refer to Economic Feasibility in regard to financial information or something equally coolish. I want to keep the same amount of detail I had, as Mr. Woo said I was quite detailed. So, here's my final plan: Be succint and plan layouts and structure of report. Remember to Paragraph and use bullet points, headings and so forth. AND ARGH, I just noticed that I've already violated my new plan, just take a look at this paragraph, it's HOPELESS! oh dear me. ==

BREAKKKK, I'm off to read the BESTEST people's stuff to see how I can improve.

And ARGH..... I just read Vithoo's and it is, like, arghhhh so gooooooood. == He's all formal and LOOOONNGGG and his detail is so ORGANISED, pssssh. Why can't I be formal like him? And his Gantt Chart, I'm gonna go scab his super skills off him one day. == This is incredibly depressing. == Vithoo is depressing, sigh. I don't think I have it in me to read anymore awesome stuff, I'm gonna call it a day, so depressing. so depressed.
 
 
29/04/2010: CONTINUING ON x)
 
OK, I'm back, let's not talk bout IPT halfie, gosh, Ive forgotten the rest of the stuff I was going to write up here. I blame it on awesome work that depressed me. And man, I sounded really sad and pathetic in the last few lines I wrote up here on the first day of school :L teeehehe, I'm kinda over it now. No point being depressed, right?
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OK SOOOOOOOOOOOOO,
 
  • My presentation although received full marks was remarked upon as follows. "too much text; very small & difficult to read from a distance)... also meant that you were presenting to the smartboard and not to the class!" I think this is a very fair point to make and I believe it once again demands refinement of my summarising and being succint skills. I need to grasp the concept of "simple heading, simple points - detail". I shouldn't have just typed up the stuff the way I was planning to say it. This made my presentation both crappy and te time I spent making the powerpoint and concentrating on performing an "ad lib" talk was wasted. I have significant improvement to make here as well, it relates back to my issue of clarity. It's basically like, fix that, fix alot. Not everything, but alot.
  • The next point I would like to make is in regard to my economic feasibility. I can for the life of me remember what I did wrong == maybe it was because I struggled so much with it, and that came through in the way I wrote about it? I cannot remember. I took a look at Sumedh's because his was the best in this sector. However this has not helped me. Partly because when I was away, our class covered alot of the processes and I took my notes from his note thingo, which I never actually acknowledged == therefore, the way we "presented" things was much the same. SInce, I drilled into my head his method of approach. :\ I'm not awesome enough to identify differences we made. I do however know, that I must learn some way to combat this problem in the near future, I'll get back to you on this. I'm very concerned bout this sector, because one this was the place I lost the half mark in my project, therefore Mr. Woo also fond it crappier than the rest and secondly it was the bit that I well and truly struggled with. So, this is an urgent matter I must approach, as I have always been concerned bout it, and now Mr. Woo as found it insufficient too.

That wraps up my mini-reel for today. I'll be back some other time to clear up the economic feasibility bit, until then x)

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