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jbrabiner
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Comms causing a panic

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Just started the course this week and have a 2 week deadline on comms personal writing. Got off to a good start with research and had a write up plan but actually doing the write up is so tough, I wonder if I am over thinking the assessment criteria. Hoping something is just going to click soon as I will quickly run out of time and don't want to rush. Anyone else totally stressing this unit? :(
Jade
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Re: Comms causing a panic

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Hi Jade
First thing's first - your 2 week deadline isn't written in stone. Asking for an extension is absolutely fine!
Secondly - in order to meet the criteria for Distinction (which I presume you are aiming for), you need to ensure that in the write up of your research you take what you have read and learned, and analyse and evaluate it. Follow the bullet points: what you have to do to enter the profession (be brief, this isn't the most important bit); and the pros and the cons. Look in detail here. Use the research you've done, and explore the issues in Midwifery/the NHS. You could look at the pros of Midwife led units, the rise of homebirths, the prevailing pro-woman, pro-choice in Midwifery services. Explore these from an academic and a personal perspective, reflecting on the sort of Midwife you want to be. For the cons, there are obviously big issues to consider - to what extent do these cons effect the profession? Do they limit the role of a Midwife? What do the changes in the NHS mean to you as a prospective student Midwife, and to Midwifery as a whole? What about the legalities of independent Midwives - does this take away from the idea of a woman's choice and a woman's rights? Also, think about the negatives of the job (eg abused women, drug use in pregnancy, FGM) and how you would deal with them - is there enough support for these women? There's lots to explore, and it will probably be, once you start, that you run out of words. Don't feel that you have to cover all of this. You can't evaluate and analyse all of this in your word count, so be selective on how much you discuss, not on how much detail you go into on the specifics. Quality not quantity!
For the other bits, do them in order. Your CV, personal profile, and the write up of your research should all lead to your personal statement. Don't do this first, or the other sections cease to be relevant. The purpose of this assessment is to ensure that your UCAS application and interview preparation is as strong as possible - utilise it, and your application will be the stronger for it.
Good luck - remember you can chat to your tutor about this, as well as use the forum. Your tutorials on the phone are a good way of hashing your ideas out and getting advice.
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jbrabiner
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Re: Comms causing a panic

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Thanks for all that... Will try digest this and crack on x
Jade
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Re: Comms causing a panic

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Phew, just uploaded personal writing unit. Feeling positive and ready for ethics...erm what's ethics all about then? haha
Jade
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Sooo pleased - just received a distinction for personal writing :D
Jade
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Awesome! You should be really proud of yourself - a Distinction in your first level 3 is a massive achievement - well done!
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