Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Blog Questionnaire

Age: Over 21
Sex: Female
What is your degree subject (both if joint)? Creative and Professional Writing and English
Does ‘Being Bad’ relate well to the other modules you are taking? I do not think it has much relevance for English, but it could be helpful for creative writing.
Have you found ‘Being Bad’ too demanding, too easy, or at an appropriate level? It is pitched at an appropriate level.
Do you think the list of topics covered on the module was appropriate? Yes
Are there any topics not included in the module that you would like to see included? No
Do you think that the format for classes has worked well? See below
What did you think of the module team? They provided some very interesting and thought provoking lectures. They are a brilliant team.
Do you think it would have been better to have had more?
Small group discussions? Yes – I think more people would have contributed to small class discussions rather than trying to contribute in a very large lecture theatre.
Discussion and debate among the class as a whole? No – I think the large lecture theatre was not conducive to having meaningful debates. Sitting at the front meant I could not hear what people at the back were saying, it would be helpful if the lecturer could repeat what had been said, presuming their hearing is better than mine.
Information and talk from lecturers? Yes
The approach taken in the module is interdisciplinary (drawing on perspectives from English Literature, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Media Studies and Politics): do you think this a useful way of approaching the topics covered in the module The interdisciplinary format worked well for this module, as that was the intention.
Do you think that interdisciplinary modules are a good idea? No - I would personally prefer to take extra modules in creative writing and English, as that is what I came to University to study.
Do you think you have benefited from the interdisciplinary approach taken in the module? I really do not know the answer to this one.
Would you like to see more modules that cover this kind of subject matter? No – this one was good.
Are you planning to take the follow-up module PH2004 ‘It Shouldn’t Be Allowed’ at level 2? I have not decided yet.
Would you recommend ‘Being Bad’ to a friend? Yes
Do you think that the blogs (web logs) were a good idea? The blog component of the module was the thing that I was dreading the most. I had not looked at blogs before. Creating blog entries turned out to be a very interesting and rewarding activity - In fact I became addicted to it. I am very grateful to the Being Bad module for introducing me to the brilliant world of blogging. I will probably continue to be a blogger as I had such fun. (Or I need to get out more and stop being such a sad nerd).
What did you think of the other assessments (e.g. would it be better to have one longer assessment rather than two shorter ones?)? The two short assessments were good, although it meant having to write in a lean way and focus on the main points. It would have been nice to have a greater choice of topics for the last assignment. I was hoping for questions on bad comedians and alcohol.
What have you learned from the module? Lots - it has all been very good.
What parts of the module have you found most useful and why? All of it, but especially the blogging as it has introduced me to a whole new world in the blogosphere. I would never have got into blogging without this course, so thank you.
What parts do you think were a waste of time and why?
It has all been useful and relevant.
Are there any other comments you wish to make regarding ‘Being Bad’? - Just to say thank you to Dr. Jones and his team for a very informative module, and for teaching us how to blog. It was a good learning experience.

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