- What do the results of the tests say about you as a learner?
- What aspects of studying and learning do you find yourself lacking?
- Are you willing to make changes on how you study?
- How can you further enhance your skills in studying and learning?
After a long holiday (around a month), its time for me to get back to my books. This is my 2nd trimester and am glad that the 1st trimester ended on a good note (even though, there were moments where I felt, I couldn’t go on any more 😦 )
Its a new year, a new beginning (at least a new trimester with new course ;-))
Starting with new hopes, new resolutions (and new fears,too) Wanna work on the mistakes that I had made in the last trimester and wish to do better this time.
The various tests under ‘Know Thyself’ have given a good start to this course. I have always enjoyed such tests, where I get to know more about myself, my strengths, weaknesses,etc.
SWOT Analysis- Thinking about your own strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats is not an easy thing to do. My biggest strength is I am able to grasp new content easily (anything to do with numbers/graphs is a different story, though). Repeated reading helps more than rote-learning. I am able to analyse things.
The biggest challenge for me during this course is time-management. Full time work as a teacher and managing a home with a 7 year old, who demands constant attention, takes away most of my time. Also, online studies puts the onus of studying on me, rather than a physical class where I have to follow the schedule. During my 1st trimester, I had struggled a lot with this. Most of the times, I was able to meet the deadlines, though few submissions saw me in a panic state, struggling to complete the tasks. This time, around, I plan to distribute my work evenly through the week so that I can use some part of my weekends for leisure.
My score from SARC
In terms of a learner, I must increase the use of visual aids and also focus more on extra readings which will broaden my understanding and give me different perspectives. I must also improve in note-taking and reviewing. I usually take down notes but the notes are always brief.
SRQ score– 216 [Intermediate (moderate) self-regulation capacity (middle quartiles)]
Time management Score- 59 [56 – 100 = Poor time manager]
In an online course, the onus of discipline, time management and organisation falls on the student. These various tests have taught me more about my self and I will use this knowledge to learn deeper and apply myself fully to this course.
Amen to that 😀