2.0 What academic and employability skills I have developed through this module.
3.0 How the learning in this module helped me to develop academic skills.
Academic writing skills.
4.0 How the learning in this module helped me to develop employability skills.
Time management skills.
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Public speaking and giving presentations.
Analytical and critical thinking skills.
5.0 My skill gaps.
6.0 How I can improve my skill gaps.
The reflective essay reflects my “Academic and Employability Skills”. This module assists me to find ways of gaining my skills. In this reflective essay, Firstly, I mention the academic and employability skills that I have developed from the module. Then, I describe the impacts of learning on the development of my academic skills. After that, this reflective essay identifies the effects of module learning on the development of my employability skills. After that, I find my skill gaps and ways of mitigating my skills gaps in this reflective essay.
2.0 What academic and employability skills I have developed through this module
Both academic and employability skills are important for a student to increase the level of quality and experience and attain the ultimate target (Hammersley, 2018). Firstly, academic skills assist in increasing the several fields of skills including language, listening, and writing skills (Mattila, 2018). From the module, I have also enhanced my different types of skills including research skills, language skills, listening skills, learning skills, referencing and summarizing skills. On the other hand, Employability skills are needed to get a good job or an expected job. There are several types of employability skills including interpersonal, transferable and career development (Vonada, 2012). From the module, I have also enhanced my different types of employability skills like time management skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills and public speaking and presentation skills.
3.0 How the learning in this module helped me to develop academic skills
Academic and employability skills have a significant impact on personal development and the attainment of a desirable career (Mattila, 2018). A person must have improved their academic skills for finding a good job (Oliver, 2018). The lack of academic skills create problem to get a good mark in the examination and it is very impossible to gain success in the career. Additionally, the modern world is becoming technological-based and people need to take higher study for developing academic skills for running the technologies successfully. Employers also search for an employee who has a high level of academic skills. Academic skills help a person to become self-confident and tolerate a high level of stress in the workplace. Academic skills also help a person to ensure efficiency at every level of the workplace. IN this circumstance, I have also learned several academic skills from the module. I have experienced in several academic skills including writing skills, referencing skills paraphrasing skills and summarizing skills.
Academic writing skills
Firstly, the module has helped me to enhance my academic writing skills in several sections of writing. In the case of good writing skills, the knowledge of grammars, spelling, punctuation is very important (Oliver, 2018). I have improved my knowledge of grammars, spelling, punctuation that help me to write any topic very well. Additionally, I have improved my concepts, logic and conflicts by which I can write a good way that removes the confusion of the readers. Additionally, I have also gained the skills of providing feedback to others and described a topic more clearly by which readers can feel good to read my writing. I have also learned the way of CV writing that requires applying for a job. I have learned the most suitable style and contents of the CV that help to attract the employer. In addition, I have acquired the capability of cover letter writing by which I can write cover letters successfully. In my writing skills, essay and report writing skills are also added because I have written several types of essays and reports for my academic purpose.
Oliver (2018) stated that referencing skills are important for a learner to do research and analytical thinking. From the module, I have enhanced my referencing capabilities to write assignments, reports and research more effectively. I have learned the process of finding reliable references and put them properly in the assignment, thesis, report and research writing. I also understood the process of creating references on the basis of the Harvard Referencing System. The referencing skill helps me to do well in my academic subjects as well as research studies. At present, I have the capability of putting proper references in the report. The referencing skills affect the outcomes of the academic and professional researches positively (Oliver, 2018). Through referencing skills, I have tried to find the exact sources of original works. Additionally, I have tried to remove plagiarism in my report by using proper referencing.
From the module, I have enhanced my paraphrasing skills to summarize long academic lectures, assignments, reports and research effectively. I have learned the process of proper paraphrasing by which I can understand a topic very clearly. This skill helps me to take note of the lectures and other academic subjects by which I can read and understand the topics successfully. Mattila (2018) stated that the paraphrasing skill helps to do well in the academic examination. By completing the module, I have gained knowledge about the ways accurate paraphrasing makes a short note of a large topic. This skill will bring a positive outcome to my academic and professional life because it saves my time and I can use my time for improving my additional skills…………………………………………