Saturday, 3 December 2016


In the blink of an eye, it is the end of the trimester. Before the course, I felt that Technical Communication was not important but after the trimester I changed my views on it. As a future engineer, Technical Communication is very important. Engineers have to present their ideas, in an understandable, convincing and professional manner, and Technical Communication covers all of them.

Throughout the trimester there were many takeaways, I learnt how to write product descriptions and summaries, how to paraphrase and summarise from sources to avoid plagiarism.

In this module, I understood that peer reviews and writing feedbacks are important factors in improving our language. Peer reviews allows us to come across many mistakes that students, including myself, make. Writing feedbacks also plays a part in learning. Feedbacks should be constructive so that the team receiving them will be able to improve themselves and aim not make the same mistake again.

Understanding how to write proposals and present them was one of the takeaways as well. A proposal comprises of many sections some being the problem and purpose statement, benefits, and evaluation. Proposals must be clear and concise for others to understand and evaluate if they would want to accept it. The presentation also plays an important part in convincing others to accept the proposed.

Overall, I enjoyed the course. I feel that I have learnt a lot from this module. It has enriched my knowledge, and encouraged the working with different people in the course by randomising teams. Throughout the course, I learnt that teamwork play an important role in getting jobs done. The course also allowed me to interact and know some of the course mates better. 

Thank you for the wonderful experience, Brad!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Derrick, for this clear, concise and yet comprehensive reflection. I'm happy to know that your attitude toward communication changed over the course of the trimester. It's also good to know that you found many takeaways in our work.

    All the best as you continue your learning journey!