Five memories influenced me positively, one negatively, and six did not influence me at all. The emotional content of the memories lined up about the same as the influence it had on my emotional state. The only part that came as a surprise to me was that some of my memories had no emotional content. I had assumed that all of the memories I would write down would have emotion to them and influence my emotion in some way. All of the memories I recorded were dealing with unusual events in my life, which suggests there is no correlation between my emotion and the unusualness of the memory.
It was advice on how to deal with distant cultures, beliefs and religions; and it made sense in all aspects, but yet it was not important to anyone. To some, I had sinned. Now, two weeks later, things are still the same if not worse. The writing that I did was only a success to my distant friends, no one else. They observed the thoughts and messages that I had received, and were quite impressed and encouraged me.
I do not understand how a person can be “too nice.” I never found it a burden on anyone’s personality to be nice. Of course being nice has its advantages and it’s disadvantages, as do any other personality traits that a person would have. For example, a person could be vulgar and uncouth. Many people find this kind of behavior offensive of course, but some may find it relieving that a person could be so honest to how they feel by not holding back. In the matter of me being too nice, I have found that through high school and my time in college I always have been seen as the “nice guy.” Everyone has always seen me as the nice guy.
is very low. This surprises many people, I have always been told that I am a good optimistic person, but unfortunately all I saw was my flaws and problems making me have very little self-esteem. However, through this year and my classes I gained two things that improved my self-esteem very much. Those two things include leadership and confidence, for example; I am the student leader and advisor for my alternative high school, I gave a speech to our congressmen and the press to share information about my alternative high school and I help students achieve small things like
However, I didn’t fully grasp the concept back then when I didn’t use annotation. When I was back in highschool, I thought annotation was just busy work, but after doing it so often, I noticed that it helped me understand the concept more clearly. I was also able to keep track of my progress, and I was glad that all the group leaders gave me an “Impressive”
This I have never felt with prior groups because usually in group work you only end up knowing their name and there duties as a group apposed to understanding them and who they are as a person. The personal information we shared together was quite intimate. It was admitted by a group member that he shared information that he have not even shared with close friends, that made me feel closer to him as a group member and realized he was really providing us with strong self disclosure. Everyone was really in tune of what I had to say and what everyone else had to say. The respect between our group members was a breath of fresh air because not everyone can be emotionally understanding and can relate to each other like our group could.
The interviewee and I both felt very comfortable, I didn’t sense much distress until I got to the controversial topics, which is great. Both parties should be comfortable when it comes to an interview. Also, although I did wait long periods before talking sometimes and I also cut her off once, I do feel like I did get a decent amount of information from her. I also asked open-ended questions too. I actually didn’t ask any leading questions in this interview which is why I got such lengthy answers from her but I did compound some questions which I wouldn 't do next time because the trend seems to be that she would respond to the last question I asked instead of acknowledging everything I said.
The overall energy from the students was pretty low. One thing that I found interesting was the pattern of communication. All of the students contributed to the conversation but they rarely interacted with each other. When they spoke, it was usually directed towards the adult members of the group rather than toward each other. Each student contributed differently to the session.
Teaching Writing As I look back over the course of this semester, the image that I get is one of the murky variety. It is difficult to identify although I have felt its presence for almost four months now. There have been many moments when I have waited for the insights to come, for the reading and the writing to mesh. And instead, I felt like I was lost in a fog that was sometimes dense, other times only misty. The worst part is that the fog is pervading a familiar place and once it clears I will be disappointed with myself because I should have known exactly where I was.
I do not feel I participated at first, at first because I did not care much, but then because I was simply nervous. Speaking in front of groups of people is not necessarily my forte. However, I eventually broke out of my shell, and decided to just have fun. Overall, it was a satisfying semester. There were a number of topics I was interested in.