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Using critical self-reflection to improve and refine my study skills

Using critical self-reflection to improve and refine my study skills

Critical self-reflection refers to analysing one’s personal skills and qualities in depth. Critical self-reflection also involves being able to identify where one has strengths and weaknesses, as well as finding a solution on how to better ones self. In this essay I shall be writing about how critically reflecting on the study skills I possess and those that need enhancing has helped me to improve and refine them. The skills I will be writing about include: understanding questions; writing an essay; being organised; time keeping and note taking. By
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In hindsight I have found that taking some time to research how I can refine my time keeping further has been and will be beneficially to me in the future. However note taking during lectures, after lectures, from text books, articles and journals is somewhat hard. One way to improve on my note taking skills would be by highlighting key words. Highlighting key words will assist focusing my attention on the text; it will also be time efficient as there will be no need to read through the whole text (Chambers, 2001). Critically reflecting has helped me to improve and refine my note taking skills as I have found a suitable technique to develop on this particular skill. Using critical self-reflection on my study skills such as note taking has permitted me to once again find effective tactics to overcome my difficulty in making notes. In conclusion the use of critical self-reflection to improve and refine my study skills has been very beneficial. Not only has self-reflection helped me to improve on my weaknesses of learning to learn but it has also allowed me to refine my skills such as time keeping further. I have learnt various methods on how to improve my understanding of a question; as well as how to write an essay; I have also learnt how to better manage my time keeping; in addition to taking effective notes and overall how to
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