There were times during the first interview I found Bailey changing the subject in order to tell a more established story. The details yielded decent data to research but required more effort in analyzing. After the first interview, I spent a couple of hours revamping questions that still contained the same context for an answer but rephrased in a way that would guide her responses to be clearer. For example, Bailey always tried to tell a personal narrative in her answers so I incorporated her opinion into later questions for the second interview in a way that could help her provide an answer. Developing the performance has only presented an issue of “ums” and “uhs”, but that can easily be resolved.
While TEAM is meant to be a form of transition from the high school to university setting, I still struggled with the rigor of the courses, which honestly, walking into the first time, I underestimated. But I adapted and learned from those around me- I asked for advice from more experienced students, I talked to academic counselors, I spoke to professors, trying to get a grasp of what it was that I needed to do to be successful. My first semester was a semester of trial and error; I learned a lot, despite my resulting grades saying otherwise. I learned what it took to be successful, that I couldn 't just go through the motions. I learned one of the most important lessons of my college career thus far, and it is this- in order to be successful here (at Texas A&M), you must immerse yourself in every lesson, every lecture, every class.
I was not confident in my writing before, but now I am. Professor Karl taught me ways to incorporate new techniques into my writing, as well as following the proper rules required by the University. Furthermore, the textbook was a life saver, it reminded me of small details that I learned back in high school that are quite important when writing a paper. Subsequently, I will continue to practice my writing and incorporate everything that I learned throughout this course in the future. Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer.
When I signed up for this class I was a little tentative at first, I have never taken an online class before and this semester I am taking two. I am used to going to class two or three times a week and interacting with my classmates in a room along with getting assigned work each time. The past couple days has taken me a bit of time getting used to the format and planning when I need to work on this class. However, I found that once I got adjusted I have been doing quite well with keeping up on the work. Often times I needed to read several paragraphs a few more times to get a full understanding of what the author was stating.
My writing become even stronger when I add powerful pieces like quotes, pictures or even my own personal stories. I still feel as if I could learn more about rhetoric decisions although, when it comes to understand pathos, ethos, logos, and kairos I have a strong understanding. I am very aware of what my weakness and strengths is in writing. When writing I often times do identify my weakness, I feel as if my weakness are just the basic of always using first person, sometimes only seeing one side to a story, and lastly moving quickly on my work which leaves me with more error than I should have. I also see my strengths when writing which appears to be how strongly I feel about my text which allows me to keep my intended audience engaged within my
I think so I work hard this year. As crazy as this sounds I am glad I have surgery on my foot because with me just staying home and not out with friends. I have buckle down in my school work and more motivated to get my degree now. I write better papers now to do me being focus. I never thought I say this but I like English
These efforts to overcome anxiety helped me to develop a much more productive mindset from which I will continue to benefit for years to come. As an incoming college freshman, I expect to encounter challenges that will test my newfound confidence. I will likely make many more mistakes, but I no longer suffer the excruciating need to be correct. In fact, I now welcome opportunities that will challenge and encourage me to learn and grow as a well-rounded individual. Mistakes are inevitable along this journey, but I have come to realize that gain in knowledge and experience at the cost of initial failure is
As an undergraduate student, I am still a novice in the field of psychology. To improve and become more accomplished in the Teaching and Training pathway, such as the position of a psychology teacher, I could read more journal articles and expand my knowledge of studies, treatment, and terminology. Additionally, an area of needed improvement is my public speaking skill. While I am most comfortable communicating in a one-on-one or group setting, I find my limited experience with public speaking to be a detriment. As a result, I speak quickly and may communicate ineffectively.
After reviewing my Future Me letter, it was encouraging to see how much I grew in general. From my work in essays and responses and how I felt mentally from where I was when I wrote this letter. I have felt a growth in these past few months. I came into the semester unsure of my critical thinking and unable to get deeper into the subject feeling like I hit a wall with my chisel that is dull and unable to chip away the wall. After the feedback from Cynthia for my responses and essays, I have more confidence in skills as I convinced myself that I was a better storyteller than an essay writer.
When I first decided to audition, I attended classes to learn how to conduct. At first, there were many flaws in my technique and patterns that I did not quite master, but with practice they improved drastically. Throughout this past season, I have seen great improvement in myself, in regards to my technique and as well as the proficiency of
What learning activity or emotional response most took me by surprise during the last two weeks? The emotional response that took me by surprise during the last two weeks was the feeling of achieving the goals from the program. Even if we still need to make few changes to our presentation as per Stephanie’s suggestion. I feel that my learning experience during the whole MSBI program and especially during the practicum has already reached its maximum level, with the completion of our presentation. However, I have mixed feelings; satisfaction of being able to complete the program, but at the same time, fears for the oncoming presentation event.
Marvine Rodriguez I have learned that i am not as familiar with the computer programs as i thought. I am also feeling unorganized, the start date came faster then I thought. I now know I need to prepare myself for the week. Two days in and I am already feeling more comfortable with everything. Although I still have some anxiety, because I still have a lot to learn.
I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too. The way I was writing before and after has really upgraded. I would see my work before and after and now am really shocked to see how much I’ve changed. Starting from the very first days in the class doing pre-writing journals, then moving to bigger assignments like doing different essays like the Memoir and analyzing Rhetorical Analysis were a drastic change. Learning certain chapters and lessons my fellow classmates taught us really helped, for example learning
I am pursuing much more and I am confident that I have found a path leading me to wake up before my alarm clock sounds instead of praying for more time. That path requires a great deal of time and effort to educate myself in understanding people. Any scholarship I receive will go towards that mission. With any contributions made towards the cost of living, books, and school materials, I will be able to spend more time thoroughly studying my textbooks beyond what is expected of me in the classroom, participate in any case studied I can get my hands on, search for internships, enjoying the privilege of being a student while taking advantage of all of VCUs resources.
I was little disappointed because I did not expect this result, but I did not lose my enthusiasm. After first try I was familiar with more important topics which I should have studied. Then I studied harder without any distractions. I took medical school admission exam second time and I did pass it. I learned not to give up and keep trying.