Key skill assessment: Communication
Key skill assessment: Communication

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Key skill assessment: Communication

7.3 Monitoring your progress

Present a reflective commentary that makes reference to your notes/records and includes:

  • What you did in obtaining information from a variety of sources to achieve your goals and for your work for Part B; for example, a library search, other search strategies including the internet, discussions and e-conferences, course books, manuals, textbooks, workshops and tutorials.

    Keep an accurate list of the sources and describe which information was most relevant, which information was not very useful, and your reasons for your judgements. Reflect on what you did to search for and select information, identifying any changes you would make to your approach for the future.

  • The use you made of resources and feedback comments to improve your skills and the quality of your work. With hindsight would you do anything differently in using resources and obtaining and using feedback?

  • What you did as you applied your communication skills in particular situations. Assess how effective your communication was for the situation, making reference to criteria, if relevant, and commenting on how well you achieved the standard required. Reflect on the method(s) selected, discussing what worked, what didn't work, and how you would do things differently next time. For example, if you set out to improve your discussion skills to help you in meetings, what did you do? Did you prepare differently or ask for advice from a more experienced person? Did this help you to achieve what you wanted from the meeting? Or what did you do to deal with a situation involving conflict? What might you do differently with hindsight?

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