After some finessing of the finer points my marketing proposal has been accepted ! I can now start on the data-gather to provide the data i need for analysis.
Needless to say I’m really excited and am really looking forward to completing this assignment now I can start on it!
Having had some complications with my initial proposal, have drafted up another which is now with my teacher to assess. I have to say I’m hoping its going to be ok – it has alot of good insight for B2C and the addition of writing a case study has opened up.
Looking forward to the market-research – am sure i will get good grades ! Its a fair amount of work to do between now and the submission date on 7th of Jan, but its at a managable level.
Having quickly assessed the questions on Friday I made my decision of which ones to answer.
I started with the one I knew would be the hardest for me to complete, but I would gain the most satisfaction on (keep the motivation up !) – by Saturday I had completed the first question, but with further questions to complete I had a tight schedule !
I intertwined regular breaks, power-naps and walking-the-dog as part of the plan. I found the dog-walking especially effective after reviewing a lot of literature. The time spent not reading or writing gave me time to clear my mind then return to the work, whilst the naps gave the energy to sustain the effort.
By Sunday i had completed the second question – it was a challenge due to the type of critical evaluation used – many references had to be investigated to support and contradict the arguments presented, so whilst the writing in itself was hard, getting good and recent arguments was a satisfying challenge.
By Sunday Night and Monday morning I was to the third and thankfully final question. I felt it was the one I would find the least challenging, but in actuality I was really starting to suffer from over-criticism. Every time I started a paragraph, i would delete it. Worst would be spending time on what i thought was a good channel of effort only on reflection to say ‘how does this really tie into the question asked, and how does it support my own arguments’ – it took a lot of re-writing and finding decent scholarly articles to complete, but I was very happy with the majority of the sources I found. I am worried that there is a bit too much of a narrative over investigation and reinforcement, but will find out when the grades come back !
Overall i was very glad to complete the work, I found that I had got it right in terms of the work distribution and giving myself enough time to complete over the weekend.
I am looking forward to receiving the grades and opinions of my lecturers – it has been my first marked assessment since 2015, so what ever the outcome, i will be satisfied with their criticism and look to build from it.
Finally a big thanks to my wife for keeping me refueled with tea&biscuits,reviewing my documents and generally ensuring my health didn’t suffer to the detriment of my ambitions in completing the articles ahead of the submission time:)
So its the weekend of HRM assessment. The good news is making progress and having some good help on the proof-reading in-house to provide some great feedback.
Its probably the 2nd piece of academic writing i have done this year, and ‘re-discovering’ my style has been quite a challenge. Not to give anything away, but there is a variation in the writing styles – accommodating all of them has been a challenge, but one I nevertheless enjoy.
I have about 18 hours left to finish, so I’m confident I will be ok. This week will still be busy once this is done as I start the formation of my prime-data for the Marketing assignment due in January of 2017…