The fear of a bad group, the fear of a sponsor not cooperating, and the fear of failing expectations is pretty much all I heard last semester from people in the course. When I stepped up to be a team leader, those were all elements I wanted to avoid. I knew stepping up for the position meant I had a little more control in which direction I wanted myself and my group to experience for the course. But, as the team came together and we all... ... middle of paper ... ...g a team contract, and connecting with a sponsor and organization all seems like a semester ago at this point. Going in with all types of nervousness now seems ridiculous to me, as I feel like I am in a much better plan than I expected to be.
I did take a speech class in high school but it was very difficult for me because of my shy, reserved nature. I learned a lot in that class but since I was never comfortable giving speeches or being in front of the class, I thought that speeches were just not for me. This communications 101 class
I carried on and wrote my topic proposal on gun violence. This was my least favorite assignment of the semester; I wasn 't used to having to explain my motives about a certain topic. I didn 't enjoy this assignment, partially because I hadn 't narrowed down a specific topic, and I was hesitant. I do think it taught me the valuable lesson of planning ahead in my work, normally, I 'm a person who just sits down and writes. Being able to plan ahead would allow me to gather my thoughts, facts,
However, after performing poorly for three years, my GPA cannot reflect the transformation I underwent at the start of this year. Dedicated to making something of myself, I finally matured and am now trying to lessen the consequences of my past actions. Armed with my new attitude and my understanding of the extreme importance of earning good grades to signal my capacity to work responsibly, I assure you that I will never revert to the student I once was. In retrospect, I believe that it was my inability to choose my classes that resulted in my lack of enthusiasm on the ride to school each morning. I enjoy the freedom to pursue my own interests and anxiously anticipate the ability to choose my own class schedule in college.
At the beginning of the semester my outlook on this course was not so good. I was not looking forward to giving speeches or learning things that seemed like common sense, but as time went on I could tell that I was actually taking things away from it. I have learned that I am not so good at coming up with things to say under pressure and I get extremely nervous when I have to talk in front of people that I don’t know well. Oh wait, I already knew those things. This class has motivated me to strengthen my social skills and has also taught me how to effectively work in a team environment through the team communication consultant project.
My Presentation In class today I was able to finally able give my presentation. I really wanted to get it completed today because one, I did not want it hanging over my head for another week and two I really enjoyed the topic. It is interesting to see how far we have come within our field, and it also shines a spotlight on how much further we have to go. Reading some of those excerpts of how soldiers with PTSD really got to me. Even while I was presenting I felt my emotions rising and, I’m not sure if it was noticeable but I had to pause at points just to gather myself.
I have also learned to ask for help. This course has allowed me to gain more confidence by asking for feedback on my work so that my final draft will be my best work. Sending drafts to my peers for feedback has been immensely helpful in regards to the way I conduct my writing. During our second paper, we were put into groups based on the topic we wanted to research and write about. Because it was a collaborative writing project, I was able to benefit from my peers based on the skills they already had so I improved by permitting my peers to teach and help me through the use of their skills that they already possessed.
I have improved upon areas that I was already competent in while addressing the weaker aspects of my writing. This class has been an invaluable learning experience that granted me many opportunities to become a masterful writer. One of those opportunities was the persuasive paper assignment. The persuasive paper assignment was challenging and insightful as it gave me an opportunity to express my new skills that I had learned over the course of this class. I started by taking the research opportunities I was given and narrowing down what I was hoping to talk about gave my paper an excellent foundation.
Deciding what I wanted to after high school was not part of that experience because I did not feel as if the classes I was taking did not motivate me to go to college. At the end of the day, all of those reasons caused me react in a alarming way and it was a wake up call to reality as I entered college. The effect showed when I had to change my bad habits and do the right
Even our assignment for a short presentation had me dreading my day to be up in front of everyone. I was pushed to step out of my comfort zone, because I knew there was no alternative except failing the course. Another essay was out Photo essay, which as a class we spent numerous occasions expanding our minds to construct an essay on someone we had never met. I am thankful I had these opportunities in such a small setting and a supportive environment. By the end of the semester I still found myself being challenged with new concepts, such as writing a monologue in first person from a person I have never met.