The Importance Of Engaging In Learning

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This semester has been unlike anything I have ever experienced. There’s no way that I can truly be happy with my education, and its a constant struggle to determine what is best for me. I feel like I am always trying to figure out what’s best for anyone but me, and frankly that is no longer going to work. I can not continue having an ache in my chest because of my stress, and crying during a test because of my anxiety. I am no longer doing the things I do and taking the classes I take to impress my parents, because at the end of the day they don’t seem to care. I am no longer going to push myself so hard to impress my peers, because at the end of the day they don’t seem to care either. I am not focused on other people’s success, and I am now shifting gears to have a spotlight on my own.…show more content…
Usually, I prefer to sit in the back of the class and not interact with my peers, or teacher, especially when it’s a whole group discussion. Up until this year, I have never been one to participate in class, rather it be asking questions or sharing my opinion. I always had a fear of speaking my mind and could never get the words out. It has been a mix of new found confidence and preparation that has allowed me to truly engage in the conversation happening in front of me. Although I felt like I was making great progress when it came to speaking in class, I feel like I did not use my resources effectively. I could have conferenced more, and rather than engaging in conversation with my friends, had more conversations with you especially to ensure that I understood the rubrics and

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