Writing is an important form of communication which features in most disciplines of education. This journal will help me improve in written self expression and to provide a means through which I will bring writing into this discipline. the skills I am aiming to gain from this field are exploratory writing which will provide name the space and time to relate a new knowledge and theory to discover what I have already learned from previous knowledge from my topic of research (Moon, 1999, 87).Through writing I will be required to employ critical thinking so that I present a paper that interrelates with inputs and to provide a personal response in the form of doubts, speculations and questions. I will also have to give various examples that illustrate the diversity of the topic.
I will have to clarify the issue to be researched and select a research method or methods that will best enable me find the data I want. The research methods will assist in conducting the research according to a design or plan. It will then be clear of what kind of data I need and therefore I will be at a good position to decide what sample size and the amount of data I require.APA format will be the writing style for the research writing. This is because the format will suit my research content. I will also have organized the ideas in the topic for the research paper to have a flow and cohesion throughout the program. This involves emphasizing buy making heading, making cross reference and1highlighting.
Cross referencing may include colored paper stickers or icons. The quantitative analyses of the journal entry will reveal interpersonal relations through team communication vs. individual work, personal improvement and criticism, lessons learned and future actions. To evaluate and improve ones performance this will call for a goal to be set that will be the final achievement of the program. Combining of all the resources we need as a team like technology, energy and technology will assist in preventing procrastination and time wastage. Procrastination can be a major problem in ones personal life as well as ones career. It will also tamper in the goal set which is to be achieved at a certain period of time.
This will require me to place a time table that will assist in time management. Self discipline is another aspect to be considered in preventing procrastination. Time management will require good planning of financial aid and technology as well as the energy needed in carrying out a research. Finally, support is another most important aspect that is essential in this paper. Interpersonal group support between team members and the tutors is essential. I will also expect the support from my family members to give me the moral and understand the times I won’t be available while I am undertaking the doctorate program. I will require constant encouragement from them. This also applies to my peers.
Moon, J, (1999) learning Journals: a handbook for academics, students and professional development, Rutledge publishers, London, p 87