Throughout the semester, I have learnt a lot. I have grown across various areas related to technical writing. Most of the course objectives given at the start of the semester were achieved and this has consequently resulted in an ernomous improvement in my technical writing skills.
One aspect of the course content that appealed to me was project proposal writing and presentation. Through the course, my proposal writing and presentation skills have been significantly reinforced. I think that the most important aspect of proposal writing that I leant from the course was that first impression is key.. On the project proposal that we did in class, presenting it before the class and being asked multiple questions on it from our classmates made me realize that should always have conclusive knowledge on the topic talked about so as to be able to answer questions from the audience and prove certain points.
My general assessment of the course is that it was satisfactory. Taking part in the course enabled me to grow both personally and academically. Through some of the group assignments, I learnt how to perform effectively in a team setting. Academic wise, my effectiveness and sentence structure significantly improved. Some suggestions on how to improve the course include more practice assigments. This would inadvertently improve our writing even more and would also give a chance to practice what we have learnt in class. The other suggestion is that the type of writing taught should be more related to one’s major. Finally, I suggest that the students be divided into two sections with two separate lessons so that you as the professor can be able to focus more.
In conclusion, I would like to state that this course has been very instrumental in my education progress. I believe that the skills that I have acquired from this course will be reflected throughout my life even as I get into my desired career.
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