Reflection On Critical Reflection

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Critical Reflection The first semester of Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program was full of numerous advantageous and educational assessments which were challenging and interesting to perform. From all of the completed tasks in it, the research essay, which was assigned at Humanities and Social Sciences, would be the most relevant to write the critical reflection on. The reason why the choice felt on this particular topic is because, personally for me, it was the most demanding and thought provoking assignment from all of the provided. Despite the fact that I had considerably better results in the other assessments, this task gave a lot to learn from my mistakes which will be useful for the further studies. The subject matter of the…show more content…
On the one hand, it was highly informative to do the research about my culture and getting deep to it. On the other hand, the topic was too broad and extremely evasive. Accordingly, it was hard to stay in topic and be precise about what you were writing. It seemed inappropriate to judge the situation only from one aspect. Also, I gained many skills from the assignment which will be applicable academically. As an example, I learned to think critically, to build arguments, to find and use the proper sources for research, and to narrow the topic in order to deepen to it. I became able to not to be bias and to look at the case from the rational side. In addition, I understood the significance of accurate referencing and citing as I was mostly criticized on that in my feedback. I realize that the previous skills and knowledge will be benefitting me in my future courses. Even though, I am taking Science and Technology route the lessons I’ve learned in HSS will be helpful in there. Once, the girl from my group said that she wouldn’t be having the classes of HSS anymore and wouldn’t write any research essays for what as an answer the teacher asked “What do you mean? You are going to study science and you are not writing any research essays?” These words at that moment made me think of the importance of knowledge we obtain through completing all of the assessments in the foundation course. The unique program of combined

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