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February 11, 2010

A5 An Introduction to Critical Thinking

3rd February 2010

Tutor: Emma Williams

Each time I attended a certain workshop, I would surely gained something useful from it. As for this workshop, I learned that critical thinking is based on reasoning and arguments, with credible evidences. We did not analyse and interpret the matter critically, but try to figure out and justify the reasons behind it, its limitations, implications and so forth. Besides that, language plays an important role here too, especially the use of emotive language, rhetorical questions, modal terms and so on.

Frankly, I do not knowhow I can develop my critical thinking, except doing a lot od readings and thinking. So, my action plan for this objective will be:


  • Newspaper reading (increase my interest on unpopular topics, eg, politics)
  • Reading useful blogs
  • BBC


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DO–IT Action Plan

Follow-up to A4 Effective Learning & Revision Skills from Just me...mEi LiNG's blog * :)

Here is my own revised action plan to improve on my learning and revision strategies (starting March, if can):

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DO's

DON'Ts

  • Read and write down the important points/ notes.
  • Stick to schedule/ plan.
  • Revise everyday after lectures/ seminars.
  • Recalling ideas on what I have learnt at the end of the week.
  • Exercise (for physical and mental health).
  • Study at library (silence) after class hours.
  • Delaying works.
  • Doing last-minute works.
  • Facebook-ing for long duration.
  • Too much self-entertainments.

A4 Effective Learning & Revision Skills

10th February 2010

Tutor: Mary Sage


First of all, I did not emphasize on the importance of learning styles and revision skills beforehand. I never think much about those stuffs as I assumed that I knew how to get those things done. Nevertheless, today's workshop had enlighten me about the effective strategies of learning skills that I should have. I gained a lot of information (..although not all of them is new to me) and reminders from this workshop, as it also helped me to refect on my attitudes and thoughts too. Here are some of the information that I would like to relect on:

  • Learn how to put yourself in the right state of mind for learning: silence
  • Devise study strategies which take advantage of your preffered learning: silence, proper planning and time management, (read & write, aural- preffered learning styles), good physical and mental health
  • Develop techniques for understanding and remembering the information you acquire: Mind-maps, recalling ideas, read & write down the points
  • Plan effective revision strategies: timetables, early planning, no delayed work/ last-minute work, revise continuously



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