However, I quickly learned that this is not how the ‘real world’ works and is completely unacceptable. The most beneficial component of PADR for me is the responsibility the course forces you to learn as well as
Likewise, creating a cover letter taught me many useful strategies that I will definitely put to use when it comes time for me to submit an official cover letter to a company. One of the biggest things that I have learned from taking this course is that good content is more important than sophistication. Both are very important in essay writing, but it is more important to have clear content and material so that the audience can understand your position. Last year, I always seemed to lose points on essays for not having sophisticated enough prose, so I came into this class under the impression that the most important things in a
I now have a strong respect for the time I have to get my work done. Time management is often hard to grasp however, I have learned how to set goals for myself to stay on track. I often get frustrated when I mix-up of certain letters and I still have to re-read most texts or articles to grasp the concepts, but I am lucky that with the help I gained at St. John I was able to mostly outgrow the issue. Getting into the University of California Davis or any other UC seemed as if an unattainable dream, but my hard work throughout high school to get good grades and improve my test scores, culminated to an end up at a high level academic University. I believe this literacy I gained is functional due to the education system I grew up in.
I have always been the type of person to try to take on too much and let one aspect of my life suffer, which usually ends up being “me time.” Although I have improved so far during my college career, I have occasionally struggled with leaving work issues at work and not dwelling on them at home. I know that in order to avoid burnout and be a successful social worker, self-care is crucial. It is something that I strive to do more of as I approach the beginning of my professional career. To do so, I will take time out of my busy schedule to continue dancing, reading, and playing tennis.
To, Start, I am always able to pick up on things pretty fast especially when the situation calls for it. People have always considered me to be Lazy genius. In that even though I might not have gotten the best grades in class mostly because I rest on my Lorals. I also know that I would be in a much better situation if I had something to do like getting involved in a club or being part of a fraternity. The real reason why you should accept me in to the college is because I am breaking from those habits and My abilities when I properly apply them to school work can allow me to have excellent grades in class my skills are being able to be work under pressure, I am creative, I am a good team worker.
Starting the success program, I met great people who are going to take every step with us making sure we do our best. To be apart of the program, means i have done something good to deserve this opportunity , it also gives me a head start. Learning what it would be like to be a college student is a very big step, but not only does it keep my mind at ease knowing that everyone is there to help, it also means growing up and finding out what it is I want to do at Washburn
Student teaching has fanned the fire of my passion for being a teacher and been a light onto the path of how to become the best I can be. Reflecting on each experience, the successful and the not so successful, has encouraged me to continue to persevere and grow from these challenges. Not only did I discover a great deal about teaching but I also learned a great deal about myself. I was able to surpass all the challenges that I have faced.
You need to grow as a person. Living the college life will be a nice change of pace. I will learn how to sustain myself and how live every day as an “adult.” It will test me like I’ve never been tested before, but I’m keen to the challenge. I can already see myself experiencing this once in a lifetime experience and going to classes to learn from these great minds.
I could not ask for anything more out of my first semester of college. My desires to be affiliated with the honors college are due to my intentions to raise my potential as a student. I was bred to be a hard worker, the most important lesson I captured from high school is that there is always room to expand your knowledge. You are only as good as the people surrounding
Learning how to become an effective leaders encompasses a lot more than I originally thought. To be great leader one needs vision, drive, tenacity, understanding, negotiating skills, and the integrity to not let their head get to big. Barb has taught me all of these things and so much more. I am blessed because of
I have learned through experience that the best leader that people want to help is one that assists in all tasks that need to be completed in a project but one that also steps back and lets others take responsibility. Through the many projects I have helped execute in my school, I believe I have made a positive difference; yet, I did not want to be seen as the assigned
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job in taking the expected and making it the unexpected. He shows that although hard work and dedication are important to be successful, they are not the only determining factors. Each chapter started out with a story of someone who seemed to have risen from nothing into something, and he carefully broke the situation down and analyzed the time periods, what their religion/ ethnicity were, family life, and what was occurring in the world during their youth. In each part he connected back to previous stories/examples to continue making the point that it is almost impossible to truly make a successful career out of nothing on your own.
While good grades and the promise of a successful career are still my priority, I am much more passionate about the journey I am on in order to reach this goal. In his class, he challenged us to think critically, and inspired us to discover a passion
One reason that I want to be in Distinguished Scholars is because it will provide me with challenges greater than other classes might. When I face challenges, I face them head on and do not quit until I have conquered the task. I am ready for the rigor than I understand Distinguished Scholars provides and feel it will be a good fit for me. My brother, a current Distinguished Scholars student, tells me I will have opportunities through this program that will push me through real-life applications with technology.