Here I am writing my last post in this course. Frankly speaking, all these posts writing was a huge challenge for me because I am not a big fan of displaying my feelings and frustrations to the audience. Fortunately, the audience was very supportive and understanding as they also had to go through the same challenges.
Speaking about the challenges. I had several of them. The first and the most important is Her majesty Lack of Time. I think that this is so common and so beaten but it is an absolute truth. I did not have enough time for reading relevant literature and writing a literature review. I did not have enough time to understand what literature review is, therefore, my literature review for my full thesis made me blush from sincere shame. I doubt that I would have time in future, however, I have to find a right balance and start concentrating seriously on my full thesis.
Next challenge was my dearest friend Lack of critical analysis. Unfortunately, the most common feedback in all the courses I had was “Your paper lacks critical analysis”. By all means, a disability to think critically will cause me lot of troubles when I start to analyze the data for my full thesis. However, I am an optimistic person who believes in miracles and hopes that by that time of data analysis I will learn how to become critical.
Finally, there is one more challenge – English for Thesis writing. One would think that it is strange for a teacher of English language to say such things about having troubles with academic writing. Alas, thesis writing English is an absolutely different song that I was not used to sing. I am sometimes so lost what words to use and what grammar construction to apply. Not all of my attempts to sound academic finish successfully. Sometimes I stumble and fall, but then stand up and continue learning. I would like to mention that this online course in English really helped me to improve my writing skills. Therefore, I recommend all the future students to read thoroughly all the guidelines and reflect on the instructor’s feedbacks.
Instead of conclusion, I just wanted to say that no matter what challenges I experienced during my studies, this was the best time I ever had. I am growing and becoming mature and experienced with every reading I am required to read and with every writing I am required to write. Hopefully, all my groupmates and me will successfully finish our studies and become Real Researchers and Future Leaders in educational field.