Atika: Hey!!! Deenise!!! I didn’t knew you were studying at NUS too.
Atika: So, what modules are you taking this semester?
Deenise: Well, I am currently taking 6 modules this semester. ES2007S, 2 language modules and 3 life science core modules.
Atika: Wow, you must be crazy! 6 modules ? 2 language modules? You are one mad woman.
Atika: But anyway, what is ES2007S ? What is the title ?
Atika: What is this “professional communications” module all about?
Generally, this module teaches students how to communicate effectively with the people around you. But interestingly, I also learnt how to communicate with “myself” better. A self-discovery journey? Through this module, I knew what are my strengths and weaknesses…my potential…my goals in life. Maybe they should add a new component to this module:”Communication with thyself”. Furthermore, I begin to appreciate the art of communication.
Atika: What? Oral presentations? Aren’t you afraid? Was it a tough module? Competitive? Heavy workload?
Deenise: Hmm…after studying at NUS for almost 3 years now…you know…all these doesn’t really matter to me anymore. What is more important is the valuable skills and knowledge you gain from a module. There is definitely going to be a lot of work and effort involved. It’s inevitable. For instance, we need to spend a lot of our time writing proposals and preparing oral presentations. But if we don’t put in the effort to practise these skills, how are we going to learn such skills effectively? Atika: So, how’s the lecturer? Funny? Boring?
Atika: What a weird lecturer! But he seems to respect his students alot…
My classmates are a “bunch of bananas”! Initially, all of us were quite shy, hiding under our tough shells. But 2 weeks later, we are all starting to emerge from our shells. By the end of 12 weeks, we were all freed from our shells. You know why?
Atika: Because you guys get to know each other better and become more open towards each other?
Atika: Haha! You are rumbling nonsense again. But anyway, this module sounds quite fun. Maybe I should take this module next semester.
(Good luck to those students who are taking this module in the next coming semester with Atika…beware)