My Goals In Higher Education

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On the first day of class, I was really nervous, I didn’t know what to expect. You told us to email you our 3 goals for the class and life in general. I remember panicking because I had no idea what my 3 goals were. No teacher has ever asked me what my goals were, they have always just told me what their goals for me were. That day I said my goals were to read every chapter of the A&S book, to finish social science before the end of A&S, and to graduate high school and then college with a doctorate in Occupational therapy. So far I have accomplished all of my goals, except for graduating high school, but that goal will be accomplished soon. After week 3 I started to slack off on reading all of the chapters, I found myself skimming and only…show more content…
It helped me to understand the expectations of college and the university educators, balance my money and make a budget, and it explained the culture of higher education. The biggest take away I got from this chapter was the self-assessment scoring sheet, I learned that the choices I make will sometimes get me off course. This helped me to realize that in the future I will have to make my goals priorities in order to succeed in college. Chapter 2 was all about accepting personal responsibility. We learned about making wise decisions, changing our inner conversations, and not giving in to stereotypes. The biggest take away I have from this chapter is learning that I can change my inner conversation. In the past, I have found myself thinking I’m not college material. This chapter helped me to gain confidence and change that inner voice that was telling me I couldn’t complete my goals. Along with chapter 2, we learned about different learning styles. I really enjoyed this class period and this chapter because I learned that I am a visual learner. I have already started to relate this to my life and study habits. Chapter 3 was all about discovering self-motivations. I really needed this chapter and it came at the perfect time because it was right around the time I was slacking off on my goals. In this chapter, we learned about discovering our dreams, creating a life plan, and how to make a goal. The biggest take…show more content…
This semester I signed up for college speech, college algebra, and A&S along with my high school classes. In the begging, I felt really confident in my ability to balance my life, work, and school but I quickly learned It was going to be harder than I thought. I think it was around chapter 2 when I decided I needed to buy a planner so I could start writing down things I needed to accomplish. This class has tough me that creating goals and staying organized is key when taking college classes and later on in life. My favorite class period was the last day of class. Going into class I was super stressed, I was nervous for my math test, worried about my future, and overall very flustered and anxious. During class, other people talked about feeling the same way and this made me feel so much better. I think I was all caught up with worrying about myself that I forgot that a lot of people are going through the same thing. We also talked about tactics to avoid stress and how to identify things that are causing stress. I can honestly say that leaving class that day I felt so much better and felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. My new goals for myself are to continue my goals from this class but to also use my planner every day to write down tasks I need to accomplish and to attempt to identify areas in my life that are causing stress.
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