There are many other academic theories and aspects I learned. I have used them to complete my KBAM PMA. But in this entry, I'd like to talk about some unacademic aspects.
To be honest, when I was doing some of my previous PMAs, I didn't use mindmap, and I didn't use all the information and materials we have on the MBE website. This time, I read the information and materials carefully. I also read the pma guidlines. I found that there are three main criteria for a PMA which are comprehension, effort and presentation. I found that in the effort part, the guidline mentioned answers should incorporate good, relevant use of actual company examples to illustrate any theoretical points. I applied actual examples in some of my PMAs, but in some of them, I didn't. If I did so, maybe I could get some more marks.
The pma guidline is the basic information we should read at the beginning of this year. But I didn't read it carefully, because I thought it is only the basic thing, and that wouldn't help me by doing PMAs, this experience taught me an important lesson. Some infomation seem to be very clear and pellucid, but if you do not envisage them and treat them carefully, you may make some simple mistakes. People usually forget about the most simple things, people usually ignore some resources they have already had because they think they have already understood and it is not necessary. I really understood the old Chinese experience: when you think you understand all, troubles would come to you soon.
The mindmap I have created is not very complex, it is not like the mindmap on the MBE homepage, but it shows the structure of my work and how I am going to complete it. By creating the mindmap, I found it helped me complete the PMA effeciently, and I know what I should do in each stage. Paul told us to create a mindmap for all the PMAs at the beginning of this year, but I only used it in some of the PMAs. This time, I found the advantages of creating a mindmap when doing the PMAs, I found this could also help me in my future career, my future life and the unacademic aspects in my life. Carrying out a mindmap could be the first thing I should do when I am planning to do something (not only an essay), it helps me to aware myself, this is really important for me because I'm the kind of people who don't know what they really want sometime. By creating the mindmap, I can find out the objectives for doing one particular thing. Furthermore, carrying out a mindmap helps me build the structure of that job, it helps me increase the efficiency. It also helps to remind the necessary components of the job.
Including both academic the unacademic aspects, I can't spend 10 thousands words to show all the things I have learnt in this year here. When I was reviewing the previous entires in my blog and my notebook, I found indeed that creating a blog and writing down what I have learnt is such an useful way for learning new things, especially the unacademic things, because most of the unacademic things are nonrepresentational, they are easy to forget and difficult to conclude. This could be the last entry for my Warwick blog, but in my future life, I will continue write down the things I have learnt everyday. That helps me a lot.
And the academic aspects I have learnt during the KBAM module could also help me to manage the things I have learnt efficiently and creatively.
After the KBMA module week, I took the Management of Change lecture, Dee asked us to create a 1000 words work and write down what we have learnt after the module week. The last sentence of my work is: People could learn things in any situation from any others. I think this point of view is always right.