Been gone too long

Wow! It’s been one month and a day since my last post! Have I really been ill that long? Well, not entirely, I did spend some time over Christmas allowing my batteries to recharge, and there was the excellent New Year’s party, but for the most part, December was spent lying on the sofa, tucked up under a quilt with lots of honey, orange and other ‘natural’ remedies. Despite being bound to the sofa, on December 10th we had formative assessments.

For the formative assessment I prepared a Prezi presentation that justified, summarised and evaluated the project to date. The lecturers seemed impressed with what I had achieved but have are concerned that I’m concentrating too much on the technical aspects and not enough on the creative. I felt that this was a fair comment as I had made a conscious decision to focus on the technical.

Written feedback received presented the following question: “Is it better to show limited aspects of the job completed to a very high standard rather than to achieve a lower standard across a much broad set of work?” My response to this is that neither option is better. Instead I aim achieve a very high standard across the broad set of work. In order to achieve this I feel that I need to focus on one aspect at a time rather than trying to juggle all of the different aspects at the same time. This will allow me to ensure quality and completion of each stage before moving onto another.

Now fully recovered from the bug (although my partner is spending today in the bathroom so I might not be recovered for long) I need to evaluate my progress and identify what objectives are still outstanding.


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