All entries for Friday 30 October 2009
October 30, 2009
After the intensive module week with mini-projects, presatations and seminars, this is not the time for a break. Instead, we have tons of work to do.
First of all, since I don't have lessons this week, I went to some in-sessional english courses. I attended several of them and I found some of them are quite interesting. Though I think some of the classes is below my level, I do hope to have more practices and gain more confidence so that my english can actually work especially in daily life.
Then, let's go back to the academic stuff. I haven't started my study skills assignment yet. Surely, I want to do this as a practice for the PMAs and gain feedback from my personal tutor. So, I started to learn writing reference from PLATO and I borrowed some books in the library about doing research through internet today. This is my first time to write a formal academic paper. Unfortunately, I think most of the time it is difficult to get start. I know this is only the warm-up exercise and should be a short one. But I think this warm-up exercise is quite important and I want to do better. I hope I won't spend too much time on this.
And of course, I need to do some revision on what I have learnt last week and start to think about the PMA questions. Making choice for the question is quite difficult. This is because we have to understand about the question first and brainstorm some ideas about them before making decision. I hope I can make my choice as soon as possible because I aim at finishing at least 70% of this PMA before the next module starts.
Last but not least, the most important thing is the project selection! The topics that are given are quite broad. Actually, I have a brief idea about the areas that I am interested in. But I don't know how to narrow the picture to have a more specific topic. As I am new to the business field, it makes me more difficult to understand what exactly I want. I keep thinking about the question that how our dissertation is going to help with my career. What I have in my mind is about my interest but not about my future job. I believe this is because my career goal is not specific enough. What I can do now is to do more research and keep brainstorming the issue. Actually, I haven't met my personal tutor yet and I hope she may help=]
To my surprise, I start to enjoy studying here despite the fact that it is a lot busier than my undergraduate studies. All the problems and difficulties become challenges and so far I feel quite good about all these. One possible reason maybe I can be more concentrate on my study in Warwick because I came alone. I don't have this kind of feeling before and I love this positive attitude. I should keep in mind about this attitude so that I am not afraid of new coming challenges anymore.
After all, I did run out from the classroom and give myself some time to relax. I did some exercises, like playing volleyball, and enjoy cooking new dishes which I haven't tried before. I am so blessed as I can get used to this new place so fast. I enjoy my study and my life here. I believe I have strong adaptability and I really want to make good use of this if I could have similiar chances in my future career path.