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Nurul Afiqah Binte Rashid_A0160361R_C01_Critical Reflection

The kind of genres that I would be writing in my major, Information Systems (IS), are
typically, business reports, statistical reports and proposals that are either
informative, evaluative or argumentative. Thus far, I have written a business proposal
for one of my IS modules. After taking the ES1103 module, I believe that I am more
informed of the mistakes in my business proposal and I could improve my future
writings by leveraging from the skills taught in the module. I will reflect on how the
skills and experiences, gained from ES1103, is applicable to the written genres or
non-written work in my discipline, Information Systems, and discuss my strengths
and weaknesses.
One of the written genres that I will be writing in my discipline is business reports.
The skills and experiences that ES1103 have taught me will be helpful in the
planning and structuring phase of the reports and also, the usage of citation and
expressing citations in the reports.
ES1103 have taught me on how to analyse the prompt which then helps me to plan
and structure the reports. When approaching and planning the reports, I could apply
this skill by analysing the prompt, by finding the scoping, value, content and
instructional words; thereupon, having a clear understanding of the requirements for
the reports (Rashid, N.A., 2017d). Other than that, I also learnt from the module that
shaping the thesis serves as an anchor for the entire report so it is very important to
make it concise and yet covers the summary of the report (Rashid, N.A., 2017c).
Furthermore, the module has improved my citations and how I paraphrase,
synthesize and summarise the citations into the reports. In Week 3, I learnt to
paraphrase, synthesize and summarise citations using complex sentences and
complex nouns, which makes the citation concise while integrating more information
and expressing dense meanings; thus, having such a skill set would be good to
apply into reports since reports have heavy cited references (Rashid, N.A., 2017a).
On the other hand, for non-written works, such as presentations, the module has
taught me how to plan future presentations by using the suitable references and
making the flow more coherent. Experiences from peer feedback sessions have
taught me to be more conscious about how the presentation should be readable for
readers (Rashid, N.A., 2017b).
Not only will the module be applicable in the written genres of my discipline, but it
has also made me grow strengths and realise my weaknesses in my writings. My
strengths are in paraphrasing, synthesizing, summarizing citations and using suitable
progressions and text cohesion for my essays (Rashid, N.A., 2017b). On the
contrary, I am still weak in being concise, structuring complex sentences and being
evaluative in my essays based on my problem solution essay (Rashid, N.A., 2017b).
Indeed, I feel that the skills taught are useful and applicable to my discipline writings.
However, I feel that despite my improvements, more can be done to fix my
weaknesses so that I could achieve more concise, clear and evaluative reports that
will be convincing and readable as well. Consequently, I would be able to share my
ideas easily and readers would be able to capture my ideas better.

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References
Rashid, N.A. (2017a). Paraphrasing, Summarizing & Synthesizing. [e-portfolio post].
Retrieved from http://afiqah-es1103.weebly.com/blog/paraphrasing-summarizing-
synthesizing

Rashid, N.A. (2017b). Problem Solution Essay. [e-portfolio post]. Retrieved from
http://afiqah-es1103.weebly.com/blog/problem-solution-essay

Rashid, N.A. (2017c). Reflection Essay. [e-portfolio post]. Retrieved from


http://afiqah-es1103.weebly.com/blog/english-reflection-essay

Rashid, N.A. (2017d). Transferring of Learning to the Discipline. [e-portfolio post].


Retrieved from http://afiqah-es1103.weebly.com/blog/transfer-of-learning-to-the-
discipline

Portfolio URL: http://afiqah-es1103.weebly.com/blog