The biggest take away I have from this module would be something apparent in all aspects/assignments of the course: blogging, projects, reports, cv etc. This development is the trait of being in control whether it is in writing, presenting or speaking.
As I have mentioned previously, one will never feel completely prepared but we can choose to not let that negativity plague our work. Apparent in the first 2 blog posts and comments on others’, cv and preliminary portions of the project, how I crafted them was as such: list out as many points as possible, fit them together into sentences, and spending hours cutting them to fit the word count. This way, the points were controlling my writing rather than me exercising control over the writing.
The sheer quantity of points derived from trying to cover as much ground as possible often impeded my control over a task, compromising conciseness, clarity and coherence.
What was surprising about this realisation was that this was a take away applicable on a personal level as well considering it originated from a communication level. For much of the semester (if not my life) I have been trying to do everything as much as possible with regards to work. Likewise, it would be just as challenging to maintain control by trying to cover excessive grounds. So indeed less is more and what I have learned is to have a clear focus when writing or speaking, present the information in a concise manner and ultimately exercising control over the content.