1: A review of my timetable
The following chat shows is an extraction from my person weekly timetable showing the time spend in class (19 hours), private study (24 hours), work (include childcare/household duties) (13 hours), food preparation (13 hours), personal hygiene (7 hours) and leisure/socialising (72 hours).
I normally take around 19 hours in class. This is between 12 noon and 6 pm on Tuesday, 11 am and 4 pm on Wednesday and from 9 am to 1 pm on Thursday. This represents nearly 11% if my weekly time. The 19 hours spent with a tutor allows for more time to apply the learned skills in real life. The extra time is also used for practice and further research on a given topic. Scheduling class time from Wednesday to Thursday is important since it allows me with my family and time to do house chores.
I spend more time in private study compared to classroom time. I use 26 hours which translates to 14% of my weekly time. I study for averagely three hours per day. Self-study allows me time to research on my own and compare various scholars’ assertions and findings. The high percentage of time spent in self-study has been contributed by my eagerness to learn new things. Throughout the semester, and based on the units taught, I have gained curiosity of learning whether formally or informally. My wiliness to learn new things have assisted me develops my academic and professional life. I have been able not only to master new skills but also get clarification of given issues through consultations and notes comparison. My persistence or industriousness has enabled me progress academically. I have been taking pleasure in achieving tasks and assignments.
Work (include childcare/household duties)
This contributes to nearly 8% of my weekly time. I have been concentrating in household duties to give allow enough learning time for personal study.
Food preparation, eating and clearing up
Food preparations, eating and clearing up takes 8% of my weekly time. The high percentage is contributed by my child and cleaning up which takes 3.5% of the time. Shopping only takes 2% of the time since I only have one child.
Personal hygiene takes 4% of the time. The person hygiene includes washing and bathing.
Relaxation takes 12% of the week. Socializing helps build relationships with others. Apart from the academic and professional life, it is necessary that I take some time with close relatives and friends. It helps me learn about others and also from them. Socializing also helps me relax after self-study. The high percentage is contributed by the fact that I need more time to relax with my family members. Over the years, I have developed various skills and experiences of which the experiences help me in interaction with people. This makes me easy to work with, and people desire to work with me as I am an individual that can influence people to a strong common cause through my approach to work and tasks. Being a terrible team player intermarried with an impatience approach to things makes me feel that I have attributes that many people would consider as weaknesses.
Though I could not achieve the 200 hours studying, I spend most of the time in self-study. I feel my current timetable suits my academic needs and leaves me time with the family members.
2: A review of your learning from the process of developing group report
Objective 1: Team player and good communication
My first objective was to learn more about being a team player and develop good communication skills. My aim was to succeed and gain better communication skills and be able to cooperate with different people either in the group or outside. Pursuing this goal has enabled me to improve my communication and team performance skills. Currently, I am in a position to express myself fluently compared to my previous state. Referring to the course content, I can admittedly say that a lot of speech work has been covered and hence enhancing my communication skills. It is through good communication skills that I have been able to express myself in the group. I am able, through communication, verbally or written to conduct an interview and describe a situation as it occurred. Through perusing this objective, I have learned that good communications skills are essential quality since it assists me to understand other group member’s opinion and assertions. A good communication and being a team player has enabled me to enhance my interactions with other group members. Through teamwork, I have been able to learn various backgrounds of individuals for a better understanding of each group member. My good communication skills, both verbally and written has assisted me to communicate with various people that I interact with.
Objective 2: Graduation
I would like to graduate at the end of my International Tourism Management course. I would like to attain better grades and get a good job after graduation. The university through pursuing this course have given me a better understanding and knowledge in this course and other related fields. The course has taught me how to manage my time and allow me time to associate with others. Through reading various course books and other materials, I have learnt various interaction and team management skills. The skills gained through the course have enabled me work effectively with different people and groups and ages. I have also enhanced my communication skills and team management. Through the course, I have developed god critical thinking skills and this has assisted me to succeed in given working conditions. The course has enhanced my listening skills and so better working with other group members.
Objective 3: time management
I wanted to be able to plan my time and learn different revision approaches. I have been able to organize my timetable and also ensure that I do not miss an activity as indicated in the timetable. Managing time is one of the most important aspects in achieving one’s predetermined goals either at work or at school. It refers to developing processes and tools that will ensure an increase in efficiency and productivity in the performance of a given task. In order to be effective in performing these activities, one has to allocate an amount of time to a task and ensure the task is performed within the allocated time. Time management ensures that work is well balanced with rest or leisure and encompasses what activities are being performed, how enjoying it is in performing the activities and the changes necessary in how the activity is being performed. One of the most important aspects in time management is allocating enough time to leisure. My timetable has allowed me enough time for socializing with other people and thus better understandings. Socializing has enhanced my sensitivity and good communication skills and other leadership skills that assist me to work under any circumstances.
3.B Review of deliverables and feedback on them
The following section presents deliverables that were submitted ot the lecturer, feedbacks gotten from them. This section also demonstrates how the outcomes from the tutor assisted in developing my writing skills.
The feedback indicated the introduction I wrote was not standard. It did not address the key aspects considered in a good introduction. The feedback indicated areas of improvements and points of weaknesses. Through the feedback, I have learnt that a good introduction should be formulaic. The first sentence should be engaging the readers to the given topic and it should act as a hook to draw the reader’s attention. The introduction should be specific to a given topic or subject. This should be done with all possible clarity, and nature of scope of the research. The introduction should provide the rational for the essay or the research.
Presenting arguments had never been easy till I got the feedback on the deliverables. Though the feedback was not positive, I managed to learn how to present various arguments. The arguments should be discussed in deepness with reference to other materials. Logics and simplicity is also significant in presenting an argument. The writer needs to be as simple and clear as possible for easy understanding. It is significant to compose a clearly organized, evidence-based, and essay or research with the hypothesis to catch the readers’ interest in one’s piece of written work.
The feedback on the conclusion indicated few improvements. The improvements were in line with specificity and a summary of the entire work. Among what I have learned based on the feedback and other reference materials is that a conclusion should be a summary of the entire research or easy. It should not contain any extra information or materials. The conclusion should provide areas that need further research. The conclusion should emphasize the importance of the research or essay and show the main points and how they were supported. Through the feedback, I have been able to write comprehensive conclusions appropriate for undergraduates.
3: An improved argument
This section is a rewrite of the conclusion presented to the lecturer. The original conclusion is presented at the appendix.
In conclusion, Ryanair is growing with over seven million passengers for seven successive months in October. The International Airlines Group (IAG) saw a growth of 7.5% and thus attained 4.9 million customers.
The goal of this merge for Ryanair is to become the biggest budget airline in Europe so therefore they decided to go with a merge with Aer Lingus to offer low cost fares to any long haul & short haul destinations. Merging with Aer Lingus was to help it acquire its market and allow it to operate long haul destination to the USA and other European markets. This is since Aer Lingus realized a growth of 14.2% to €356.90, boosted by the ‘Emerald Isle’ college football game between Navy and Notre Dame that was played in Dublin in September. This attracted a significant number of US visitors in order to reach greater market and broaden their markets. Furthermore, Aer Lingus made a ‘strong’ Q3 operating profit of €90.9m ‘despite weaker business demand on core routes to London during the Olympic Games. Revenue in the three months ended 30 September rose 5.7% to €460.8m, while passenger numbers excluding Aer Lingus Regional slipped 0.6% to 2.94m.
If Ryanair and Aer Lingus merge there is still a lot of competition in the market with other airlines that are listed in the argument, but the competition would be closed in Ireland having the monopoly Ryanair. Companies coming together and merging can bring positive outcomes for both parties but there are also risks involved. We believe that Ryan Air merging with Aer Lingus will be a good partnership and feel that the potential rewards will outweigh any potential risks.
Ryanair is growing on passenger number from over 7million passengers for the seventh successive month in October, while International Airlines Group (IAG) saw growth of 7.5% to 4.9million.
Ryanair has the possibility to merge with Aer Lingus acquiring its market having the possibility to operate long haul destination to USA and others European markets having the increment on the markets and reverence such as Aer Lengus n seat grew by 14.2% to €356.90, boosted by the ‘Emerald Isle’ college football game between Navy and Notre Dame that was played in Dublin in September and which attracted a significant number of US visitors in order to reach greater market and broaden their markets. Aer Lingus made a ‘strong’ Q3 operating profit of €90.9m ‘despite weaker business demand on core routes to London during the Olympic Games. Revenue in the three months ended 30 September rose 5.7% to €460.8m, while passenger numbers excluding Aer Lingus Regional slipped 0.6% to 2.94m.
There will be an investigation on this planned merging on both companies regarding the EU Commission. If Ryanair and Aer Lingus merge there is still a lot of competition in the market with other airlines that are listed in the argument, but the competition would be closed in Ireland having the monopoly Ryanair.
The goal of this merge for Ryanair is to become the biggest budget airline in Europe so therefore they decided to go with a merge with Aer Lingus to offer low cost fares to any long haul & short haul destinations.
Companies coming together and merging can bring positive outcomes for both parties but there are also risks involved. We believe that Ryan Air merging with Aer Lingus will be a good partnership and feel that the potential rewards will outweigh any potential risks.
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