When signing up for a course as a transfer you don’t quite always know what you are getting into. Consequently, this led to me being blindsided the moment I walked into English 202 and had to get back into the swing of things. At the beginning of the semester it seemed like it would be easy, however, I learned quickly that it wasn’t going to get easier, and while though out the semester I improved in my writing on my essays, it wasn’t without its struggles. After making it look easy, there was a lot of work put into each assignment to pull off something that didn’t come naturally to me, often I had trouble grasping any outward looking theory which might allude to the fact that I am more of an inward looking theorist. As well, each week the
Subject A was in the action stage and they had already made changes to time management to keep up with their work but they were still stressed so I had them work on finding a balance. Subject B showed the least time management skills so I had them practice basic planning and balancing to help them work towards building time management skills. Subject C had a tight schedule but they were unwilling to change but they knew they had a problem so I am putting them in contemplation. Subject D is in the pre-contemplation stage since they were reluctant to change since they were reluctant to try any of the techniques
Entering English Comp one, I had fears of what the class would be like. I realized that I had many weaknesses, but it was not till the end of the class that I learned my strengths. When I first entered Comp one I was very nervous. Everyone had told me that Mrs. Garth was a really tough teacher, therefore; that kinda made me second guess my opinion to take the class. When we started writing I learned that my main weakness was getting my point across while staying on topic.
For instance, I took my O levels last year and I did not score as well as I expected it to be. I worked really hard for it but my result shows otherwise. This of course, dampened my spirits and made me reconsider whether or not I should continue working hard. My ideal self is to achieve everything perfectly as I planned. Having second thoughts about whether or not to continue working hard shows my lack of perseverance.
At first, there seemed to be a pressure of getting that done, because of the previous expectations that were left by past classmates. But as roles for my team began to form, the more confident we feel as a unit to achieve our goal. Going into the course, I felt completely overwhelmed. The only thing I knew about the course was the horror stories from my classmates. 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.
That sentence could use better organization, different vocabulary, and less... ... middle of paper ... ...take, but those things happen and I had to suffer the consequences. I’m not going to say that I didn’t learn in this class because I did. I learned how to correctly organize my thoughts into good arguments with fact to back them up. I learned how to change my tone when I speak to different audiences. Still, I don’t think this semester was as much about me learning, as me accepting that fact that I’m not the greatest writer in the world.
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,
I believe that I came prepared enough, but overall I feel as if the students did not accomplish as much as they needed to in the class period. However, I honestly do not know how much more I could have prepared, so in that category I believe I excelled in it. However, I believe that I rushed through the goal of the project, which that then led to the students not having as much of an understanding of the project in the first place. I also did not build up the project as much as I would have liked to, but in a sense and to my own defense, what I did during the class day and even the observation was one of the most challenging events that I have ever had to circumnavigate. As everyone could assume, college is a great device to learn content knowledge, but out in the “real-world” it is a different story and the amount of factors that can come into play is astronomical.
We did struggle with communication in the beginning. For example, some of the group members were not happy with the ideas that were picked for our problem and they didn’t voice their opinions about it. Nothing gets solved until you express how you truly feel. So we were left with group members that were unhappy and the other group members didn’t have a clue why they were upset. It took for us to have multiple meetings for us to truly understand the best way to voice our opinions without causing any unwanted issues.
Agreeing was not a problem, but feeling comfortable while working with others has always been a problem of mine. Mostly because I feel as though I must step forward first, for fear no one else will. This has not been as large of a problem during my college studies, but throughout high school, I was usually completing the majority of group projects on my own. Therefore, while I hate taking charge, I have a tendency to offer simply to assure myself that I am not waiting for anyone. At the same time, not being comfortable in a leadership position, I constantly worry that I am not doing enough, only at the end of the period to know I have.