Assignment six

Pre-assessment tutorial

The purpose of this final assignment is to help you review your work and decide how you’re going to submit it for assessment. Even if you’re studying for personal development alone, it could still be helpful to take stock of the work you’ve made during this course and think about how you might develop it further. Although this sounds like a relatively straightforward and quick exercise, students generally find it takes much  longer than they anticipated! Tackle this task methodically and allow yourself plenty of time to do justice to the effort you’ve made throughout the course.

Reviewing your assignments

Make sure that you’ve carefully considered your tutor’s feedback on your assignments, and made any changes that they’ve recommended. It’s your decision whether or not to submit your assignments with the changes your tutor has suggested. However, you should at least consider  their comments, and demonstrate this by taking appropriate actions. It may well be that your assignments are fine as they are, but since you have this opportunity to take another look at them, we suggest you do so.

For assessment you should submit your original assignment (so that the assessor can look at it alongside your tutor’s feedback). Except for Assignment Four, you should also submit a hard- copy version including any revisions made in the light of tutor feedback, or any additional or
revised images.

Pay particular attention to your critical essay (Assignment Three). This piece of work will be primarily used by the assessors to consider the fourth assessment criterion, Context – reflection, research and critical thinking.

Reviewing your learning log

Make sure your learning log is up to date. If you skipped any of the exercises then now is the time to complete them.

Look at your tutor reports and any correspondence with your tutor or peers and follow up on any suggestions they may have made (practitioners, techniques, books) that you’ve previously overlooked.

Check that the content of your learning log is logically accessible. Ensure all posts are appropriately ‘tagged’, e.g. assignments, exercises, research, reflection. The ‘reflection’ element is vital: a blog without any reflective aspects will not constitute a true learning log.

If you’ve kept an additional hard-copy research folder, it’s advisable to either photograph or photocopy it for security. Make sure that all your work is clearly labelled with the number of the exercise and/or assignment.