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Writing A Journal For Personal Development

Course Code: OSC501

Course Overview

Discover your creative potential in Journal Writing.

  • Capture fleeting thoughts on paper and use them to develop your life constructively.
  • Observe recurring patterns and use them to make sense of your thought processes.
  • Create an invaluable memory aid and record of your day-to-day life.

Journal writing helps you to observe daily events, inner thoughts and feelings in a little more detail than most people. As a reflective practice, it enables you to observe recurring patterns in your life; identify your unique thought processes, and through this, enjoy learning more about your personal identity and goals.

Journal writing is highly rewarding and varied form of personal development, which can focus on many diverse approaches:

  • Therapeutic and reflective
  • Psychological
  • Spiritual
  • Literary
  • Creative
  • Methodical and organised
  • Healing and restorative

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by phone and post.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1:Getting Started
    • Introduction
    • Planning your journal
    • Getting started
    • Privacy
    Unit 2:Journaling in Practice
    • Introduction
    • Keeping things simple
    • Journaler's block
    Unit 3:Exploring Different Sorts of Journaling
    • Introduction
    • Picture selection and collage
    • Doodling
    • Scrapbooking and journaling
    • Starting a scrapbook
    • What makes a scrapbook different to a photo album
    • Chronologican vs. theme albums
    • Other artistic ways of journaling
    • Embroidering and quilting
    • Travel journals
    • Garden and nature journals
    • Spirituality
  • Unit 4:Journaling for Special Purposes
    • Introduction
    • The dream journal
    • Dream journal tips
    • Theraputic journaling
    • Catharsis
    • Journaling through times of bereavement
    • Journaling through depression
    Unit 5:Through Health & Happiness
    • Introduction
    • Journaling for great ideas and happiness
    • Serendipity and journaling
    • Journaling through health issues
    • Eating disorders and journaling
    • Journaling to improve self-esteem
    • Keeping a gratitude (or appreciation) journal
    Unit 6:Getting the Best Outcome from Your Journal
    • Introduction
    • Lists
    • The list of 100
    • Spidergrams
    • Reflection on journal entries

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor to be marked. There is no external examination required. 

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is much longer than you need, so you can take your time. This course is designed to be flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle!

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for distance learning at home. Students will receive all course materials by post or online, plus tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an OSCA (Open Study College Award) certificate of achievement in Writing a Journal for Personal Development.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "I would recommend it to anyone"

    - Linda Adams, Ely

    The course material is well devised, excellently written, very comprehensive and easy to follow. I am very impressed with the entire package and would recommend it to anyone.

    The tutor support is excellent. Any questions are answered promptly in a friendly manner.

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