Overall Term

Modules

   This is a really relax term because we just study 3 subjects in this term, namely Business Math, FES2 and CIT. I was really happy when I saw the time-table at the beginning of the term. Since the timetable indicates that there is only one class in the afternoon. However in the end of term, I should retake the Economics1 and IELTS test.

The difference between subjects

It is clear that three subjects are very different. More specifically, Business Math is easy for me because I have been studied math before. Teacher also mentioned that the grades of homework will not record on the final result which means you don’t need to worry about the results of homework. In contrast, FES2 was the most difficult subject among these three subjects. Because English is my second language and we should do a lot of coursework of writing. It is hard for me to get higher mark for writing. Obviously, we get a lot of homework of writing and reading. Nevertheless, CIT is a special subject that we don’t have final exam although we should finish different task at class or home. Generally, at this term, we spend much time to concentrate on our homework.

The progress

  During this term, I feel my English is improved, especially for listening. To be honest, I like CIT class because I studied many practical skills about IT, especially for excel. Excel is a kind of Microsoft office that I was rarely to use. However it is very useful for business task in the future, like accounting and the data report.

The Challenge

The biggest challenge for me is FES2.English is still a big problem for me. In order to get higher mark for English, I remind myself to do the reading practice everyday, although the practice was very boring. Moreover, I make a plan which is to remember 5 new words everyday. I  realise it is a good way to improve English, not only for writing, but also for reading and speaking. According to my progress for the English, I think determination is the most significant factor. I always tell myself that you cannot give up because I believe the results must be good in the end. At the beginning of the term, I thought CIT was easy. However, I realised it was much harder than my imagination. Because I used to use the Microsoft Office in Chinese, but now I should understand the meaning of every option in English.

The relationship with classmates

 I feel appreciated to Bernessa who was my classmate and now she is my friend. She is always patient to answer my questions although some questions are too easy. I think foundation is better than A-level because you take same class with your classmates for long time which is good for you to build the friendship with your classmates. Not only Bernessa, but also Grace , Yihui and Sue. When we have long break time, we always choose to have a lunch outside. I really enjoy that time because you can chat with your friends and talk about some gossips. It was fantastic that we got an outing day this term which means we should have a nice dinner with classmates and our tutor. As Weicheng said it was a good memory with our classmates who come from different countries.

Our tutor

Importantly, Andy Gray is our tutor which is a really knowledgeable and kind man. Also he was our Economics teacher last term. We enjoy his class because he was humorous and patient to our question. As a tutor, he offers many advises for choosing university and subjects. We all feel lucky that he is our tutor.

     

      

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Reflection of CIT

  CIT is the compulsory class in business foundation program. It is universally acknowledged that IT plays a pivotal role in business success, because in nowadays, the company tends to use computer to control business. For example, accounting is a career that using the electronic system to record the balance sheet and profit and loss account. Moreover, as the staff of the company, making the presentation is a basic skill for showing new products. Therefore, IT class provides a golden opportunity for us to practice the presentation for the future career life. Actually, I am really enjoy to create the presentation and it brings a lot of fun for me. However, Excel is a smart system which is used for making table and graphs, although it is not interesting as PPT.  It is obvious that excel is really useful and convenient. Excel is also a difficult one for me, because I rarely use this Microsoft before. It is much complex than PPT and word. I want to know more about funding a website for business. Since using internet is a tendency that business use it to sale  more products. However, I know it is much harder than we have studied before. In the class, in order to study a new topic, Mr. Dominic will organize a meeting before, especially for the topic of excel. We should do the task at class although he will impact how to reach the standard of topic at first. When we do the task, he always around us and prepare to help us. Obviously, he is a kind and patient teacher.

Reflection of Foundation English

                                                                                      

  I am studying  FES2  now which is the foundation English. The aim that I study thiscourse is to improve my English level and try to get the good grades in IELTS exam. Because the fist requirement that enter the university is the higher level of English result. However, at English class in Bellerbys College, it tends to be more academic. Teachers like to encourage students using academic words and focus on the cohesion between the sentence. It is much harder than general English. In the daily time, we always ignore the grammar problem and tend to use simple words. To be honest, I do not like the English class although it seems useful. The reason is the academic class is too boring and complex. We should remember a vast number of academic words. The most difficult one is reading and listening. For reading, I always find the wrong sentence respond to the question. For listening, I always ignore the key words. In the English class, I want to study the skill of reading and listening, In the terms of the teaching method, my teacher just concentrates on the writing at class. At home, we have a lot of time to practice reading and listening. In general, English class is good for us to improve our English level.

Reflection on main subjects

                                                               

    I am studying business foundation in Bellerbys College, now. The reason why I study this program is I want to study the business subject in the university. In the future, I will undertake the responsible to take care of my father’s business. According to this program, I have understood how to operate a business and the basic theory of business, like SWOT Analysis. The most difficult subject for me is Economics. It is really hard that I cannot understand the graph and theory. Essay is another trouble for me especially we should combine with the graph.. Another problem is English and IELTS. For IELTS, listening and reading are hard for me to improve them. I want to know more about the practical business. I want to experience the real trade because this world is really realistic. Academic theory just help you to pass the exam, however, in the real life, we need more practical things. In my school, every teacher has their own teaching    methods. In my opinion, most teachers tend to chat with students and tell the joke to us. They try to let studying become more interesting.