Having trouble with the study part of the Access Course

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I am really struggling with the study bit of my access course which is the first three modules. I am currently on unit two and this question has come up 

You will need to evaluate your personal learning strengths and weaknesses in relation to learning theory as part of the assignment for this unit. You should consider your personal SWOT outcomes, and use this space to note any ideas that you may want to use for this part of the assignment.

 

Remember, to evaluate is to review the information then bring it together to form conclusions. You should give evidence for each of your views or statements to support your evaluation.



Literally no idea what it means. I didn't even understand what to write for the swot analysis. And I haven't got my tutors contact details yet.

any help would be massively appreciated as really struggling.

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Stacey

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Viktorija Amobi

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You need to write your strength weakness
Strength may be punctual, responsible, fast learning.,,,all your personal strengths
The weaknesses can be busy life style, no motivation, fed up easily, lazy .... something like that , which weaknesses would effect your studies.
Don't list those just write in sentence.
Hope it's will help a little.
Am studying the same think, doing unit 7 now,... more to come
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Hi thanks for your reply.
                                   I think I did this but I kinda just listed them in paragraphs with the headings on top like strength and then a paragraph or two underneath.

How long has it taken you to study? I started on Monday and I am on unit two at the moment.
xxx
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Viktorija Amobi

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This what I done too, to be honest I passed this SWOT question at 4time, very confusing questions. They don't give all details what they require, for example at unit 6 was the same question to update your SWOT and upload as a file, done this and fail ... at the end at 3th time was told that they want those words in a chart lol which wasn't mentioned before. All questions have to read between lines.
I started August, taking time coz I have other courses too which doing at the same time.
the person who graded your unit 1 is the same person who you have to contact as tutor in the messages.
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Ahh right thank for the reply. I haven't had my unit one marked yet. I didn't know you could fail these! I don't even know how to write a stupid swot thing. Do you answer all the question i sentences or what. It dosen't say apart from write your note's. Like what notes! And then on unit two the assessment is basically all the questions you have already been asked and answered so do we copy and paste the answer or do we have to make a new thing up.

Sorry really really confused and getting annoyed.
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Rae Elizabeth Kelsey

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I am confused as to what is expected of this specific task. In the assessment criteria it is briefly explaining what you need to do, however,in the study materials the criteria is far more lengthy and thorough than the assignment questions themselves. I feel that there is far too much information on ePearl which doesn't do any justice for an over thinker! it seems far too complex.
Reading the comments above it seems that it is now simpler for my understanding, however, I do have a fear of failure in the topic as I have been confused way too many times for my own liking that I've even debated throwing my laptop out of the window, but then i realised i would have to take out another loan for a new laptop as well as this course.
I feel that in regards to the assessors we aren't given much to go by and they are really hard to get in touch with and could reply days later,which is no good considering my unit 2 assignments are to be submitted by this Monday coming. I have had to ring my friend who has completed her Diploma and even she was confused as to how everything is worded and set out, maybe to make the majority fail for money purposes!- I don't know, but anyway back to the topic. It is only a maximum of 500 words for evaluating and I feel that this isn't enough to cover the strengths and weaknesses we identify in the SWOT chart. I do not feel the study material is in simple form and will and has confused a lot of other people. 
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I understand the frustration with these as well and some of the wording is confusing
This is a big problem with student learning, although I have found it easy to message the course tutor who are normally fairly eager to respond and the community hear and connections seem to be useful as well
Try not to get get too frustrated with it all as it can be daunting 
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Rae Elizabeth Kelsey

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Thank you for replying.
Are you on an Open University Course currently? -What are you studying?
I am on a ATHE Health, Nursing and I am struggling with Unit 4 which is basically to plan an assignment. I understand how to plan. But there are things that confuse me a lot as it could be used in different terminology, but I can see there is also a purpose as well in the wording and structure itself.
Thanks again,
Rae
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Steven Johnson

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Hello 
As you saw from my other post just started the Dimensions Limited One and only just to the grips of it
I had a feeling some parts might end up frustrating and annoying though ! 
I actually did nursing at College one day a week but in the veterinary field and registered in that a few years ago :) 
I have seen some of the terminology and have been confused as well sure we can smash it ! 
If not.....just be annoying and keep contactin the tutor :)