A3 – Academic Writing – Follow–up 2
A3 – Academic Writing – Follow-up 2
Workshop Tutor: Dr Laura Davies
Date: 6th July 2013
Since the workshop I have been very mindful of the audience who are marking my papers and assignments. With this in mind, I was sure to study materials written by my lecturers, seminar tutors and any external marker’s works. My examination technique has clearly improved since last year having gone from a mere pass to achieving an overall 2.1 degree classification. Previously, I would barely plan at all under examination conditions as I ignorantly felt that this would take up too much time. I felt much more comfortable with a structured approach to planning before writing which meant that one paragraph could flow into the next.
However, I still felt that my time allocation between questions was poorly set out which let me down overall. A part of this could be because I had a gap between my 2nd and final year alongside a lack of practice on examination technique and timed essay writing meant that I could not apply my knowledge and understanding of the course within the fixed timeframe. In future, I will tackle previous exam questions under timed conditions as oppose to just writing out answer notes so that I feel more prepared and comfortable when sitting the actual exam.