Academic writing has been my biggest weakness, given my educational history. But I do feel I am more pragmatic. So the biggest experience I have had so far is learning academic writing and being specific and critical of what I mean and say. I've not had a graded course before and this will probably be my first and last. So I want to aim high, as we all do. But this means a lot to me to show that I do know something. See, I am really dim, but I want to prove that I do know something. It's not about the material value for me, but the self-worth that it carries. I've pushed myself so much for the last ten years, which is where it all began. It all hangs on this final stage in doing the Theory and evaluation of e-learning and dissertation.
So, here's my plan of action, to start off with:
- Take some light academic skills (criticality, fluidity and signposting in writing etc) reading on my holiday to prepare
- Take tutors feedback and comments I need to develop
- Use supporting articles given by the tutors
- Book in with an academic skills tutor to have a chat
So, you could say it nearly is death by academia! Or it will be when I have finished this MSc! But as a positive reminder, I did say I’ll give this MSc everything I’ve got, and I don't think I've gave my all just yet. So lets do this again, and all over again and show I CAN. I can make an academic out of me yet.