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LEVEL 3 FOUNDATION PROGRAMMES

MODULE: STUDY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS ASSIGNMENT TITLE: PAPER A SEPTEMBER 2012
Important Notes: Please refer to the Assignment Presentation Requirements for advice on how to set out your assignment. These can be found on the NCC Education Campus. Scroll down the left hand side of the screen until you reach Personal Support. Click on this, and then on Policies and Advice. You will find the Assignment Presentation Requirements under the Advice section. You must familiarise yourself with the NCC Education Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy and ensure that you acknowledge all the sources which you use in your work. The policy is available on Campus. Follow the instructions above, but click on Policies rather than Advice. You must complete the Statement and Confirmation of Own Work. The form is available on the Policies section of Campus. Scroll down the left hand side until you reach Personal Support. Click on this and then click on Policies and Advice. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism.

This assessment is worth 25% of the students overall grade.

Student Name:

Student Number:

Centre:

Marker's comments:

Moderator's comments:

Mark:

Moderated Mark:

Final Mark:

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Learner Diaries
Keep a study skills diary during units 1 - 6. Your diary will be about the skills you have learnt about, and the skills you use when you study. You should submit your diary according to the deadline given to you by your teacher.

Task 1 Diary Presentation - 5 Marks


You will need to:

Write the date on each entry. Make sure you have good handwriting/neatly formatted typing and strong presentation standards. Write entries regularly. You should aim to have around 20 entries by the time you have completed the module.

Task 2 Reflection - 5 Marks


You will need to reflect on your study skills and write about your achievements or difficulties. Your reflection must be:

In every entry. About your achievements and difficulties. About skills and strategies for study. About your strengths and weaknesses. About your study goals.

Task 3 Analysis - 5 Marks


You will need to analyse your abilities and study skills. The analysis section is where you should think about the reasons behind what you wrote in your reflection. You will need to ask yourself why you have been successful or unsuccessful, and why you are strong or weak in certain skills. Your analysis must:

Be in every entry. Be about the skills and strategies you use when you study. Identify why you are strong or weak in a certain skill.

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Task 4 Conclusions - 5 Marks


Draw conclusions from your analysis and identify areas that need focus. After analysing your abilities and study habits you should come to some conclusions about what you should change and what you should do next. You can use these conclusions as the basis for next weeks goals. Your conclusions must:

Be in every entry. Be about the skills and strategies you use when you study. Be related to your analysis. Identify what you need to change or improve.

Task 5 Goal Setting - 5 Marks


Once a week you must write new goals about study skills. After you reflect, analyse and draw conclusions, you should have identified what you want to achieve. Set yourself goals that help you improve skills and achieve more. Goals should be:

Specific and detailed You should write a couple of sentences for each goal to describe how you are going to achieve the goal. Realistic It should be something you can achieve and something that still challenges you. Progressive goals should be different and become more challenging each week. Measurable You should be able to judge to what extent you have completed your individual goals. Be specific about the skills and strategies you use when you study not simply a copy of whats on your homework schedule.

Guidance

You will practice reflecting, analysing and setting goals during the Study and Communication Skills module. If you are unsure how to write any of the above, you should speak to your teacher. DONT write about your personal life details about meeting friends, watching TV or how you spend your free time should not be in your Learner Diary. You do not need to worry about the quality of your English or if you actually achieve your goals. You will only be judged on how well you reflect and analyse your study skills and habits. You should write about how you study for all of your subjects and set goals that help you improve in different areas.

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Submission Requirements
The diary can be hand written or typed. It must be in English.
Warning: All media must be virus free! Media containing viruses, or media which cannot be run directly, will result in a FAIL grade being awarded for this module. You must read and understand NCC Educations policy on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. You must complete the Statement and Confirmation of Own Work form and attach the completed form to your assignment.

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Learner Diary
Entries for Units 1-2 are structured to help you think carefully about your study habits and write a complete diary entry. From Unit 3 onwards, you will need to decide how to structure your diary entries in a way that best suits you. You can use topics from the box below to help you. As you write your entry, keep checking the previous pages to make sure you are including goals, reflections, analysis, and conclusions your entries. Useful Topics:

Achievement Skills I have been using What I have achieved so far What I have done so far to achieve my goals New skills I have tried this week What I have achieved this week... Reflection How I feel about my study this week How I feel about using new skills What has been easy for me What has been difficult for me My strengths this week My weaknesses this week Analysis Reasons why I feel Reasons why.was easy Reasons why.was difficult Reasons why I havent achieved Reasons why I think I can achieve my goals Reasons why I think I wont achieve my goals Reasons why I am weak in Reasons why I am going to useskills Reasons why I am not going to useskills Conclusions What I am going to change What I need to do What I should do to achieve my weekly goals Things I am going to try Things that are working well for me

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Unit 1 Lesson 5
Date: Study Skills Survey Reflection. From the survey I took I learnt that my strengths are:

My weaknesses are:

I want to change or improve the following:

I could do this by:

I think my learner style is:

Some learning strategies that suit my learner style are:

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Unit 1 Lesson 7
Date: Reflection on Motivation How I feel about studying. What inspires me to go on? What inspires me to try harder? What inspires me to succeed? In what kind of situations do I usually succeed? What holds me back? What makes me fearful? In what kind of situations do I usually fail?

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Unit 1 Lesson 10
Date: In terms of study skills my strengths and weaknesses are: Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Over the next week I want to change or improve the following:

So my goals are:

I have completed the following:


(Please tick)

Set up a planner-diary Made a study schedule for next week Made a plan about where I will study Decided how I will organise my notes and papers

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Unit 2
Date: Study schedule tasks for today.

What I achieved/didnt achieve today and why.

Skills I used today.

Reasons why I think I was successful / unsuccessful in my study program today.


(Did you complete everything? Achieve your goals? What went well? What didnt work? Etc.)

Changes/improvements I need to make.

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Unit 2
Date: Study schedule tasks for today.

What I achieved/didnt achieve today and why.

Skills I used today.

Reasons why I think I was successful / unsuccessful in my study program today.


(Did you complete everything? Achieve your goals? What went well? What didnt work? Etc.)

Changes/improvements I need to make.

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End of Week Reflection


Date: I have completed the following: (Please tick) Written homework, assignments and tasks in my planner/calendar Made a study schedule for next week Last week my goals were:

I achieved

I had difficulty with

The reasons for the above are:

I need to focus on

For my homework and study next week I need to do the following:

So, my goals for next week are

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Unit 2
Date: Study schedule tasks for today.

What I achieved/didnt achieve today and why.

Skills I used today.

Reasons why I think I was successful / unsuccessful in my study program today.


(Did you complete everything? Achieve your goals? What went well? What didnt work? Etc.)

Changes/improvements I need to make.

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Unit 2
Date: Study schedule tasks for today.

What I achieved/didnt achieve today and why.

Skills I used today.

Reasons why I think I was successful / unsuccessful in my study program today.


(Did you complete everything? Achieve your goals? What went well? What didnt work? Etc.)

Changes/improvements I need to make.

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Unit 2 Reflection
Date: I have completed the following: (Please tick) Written homework, assignments and tasks in my planner/calendar Made a study schedule for next week Last week my goals were:

I achieved

I had difficulty with

The reasons for the above are:

I need to focus on

For my homework and study next week I need to do the following:

So, my goals for next week are

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Unit 3
Write your diary entries for the rest of the module on the lined template on the next page. You can also choose to type your entries into a Word document. You can use the same structure as the last entries, or make your own. Remember: Keep checking to make sure you are including goals, reflections, analysis, and conclusions your entries.

Achievement Skills I have been using What I have achieved so far What I have done so far to achieve my goals New skills I have tried this week What I have achieved this week... Reflection How I feel about my study this week How I feel about using new skills What has been easy for me What has been difficult for me My strengths this week My weaknesses this week Analysis Reasons why I feel Reasons why.was easy Reasons why.was difficult Reasons why I havent achieved Reasons why I think I can achieve my goals Reasons why I think I wont achieve my goals Reasons why I am weak in Reasons why I am going to useskills Reasons why I am not going to useskills Conclusions What I am going to change What I need to do What I should do to achieve my weekly goals Things I am going to try Things that are working well for me

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