What surprised me most was the difficulty of conducting an interview that flows well. I had written my questions ahead of time, but I hadn't really practiced saying them out loud. Sometimes Glenda would answer part of one of my later questions while I was asking her one of my original questions. This interrupted my logical organization of the interview. It was all really good information, but it didn't seem very organized.
From the start of the semester, I have found myself not meeting standards because of my difficulty being able to explain myself correctly. In one of the first formatives we were assessed on, The JFK Inaugural Speech, my use of quotations were effective, but the sentences that followed were opposite of that. While analyzing the comments made by you stating that the explanation needs to be more “specific” and “have a greater focus on analysis,” I made it my task to improve on what was keeping me from earning a better grade. When looking at my Destination Essay, the focus seems like I’m “playing with multiple ideas,” but I don’t necessarily have one perfect idea. By missing out on fixing these mistakes and seeking help from you, I continued to demonstrate this lack of explanation in multiple other essays and formatives.
This course is the epitome of a challenge. I couldn’t just complete the assigned homework and call it a day. I had to watch videos, read articles, and ask for guidance in a particular problem. Matrices, for example, were easy to understand, yet hard to multiply because of the mess it can create. My time and effort put into this course were the outcome of an increasing percentage.
As I reviewed my Gatsby essay, I noticed that there were several strengths and weaknesses when it came to my writing and format. While I feel I did commit enough time and effort during the writing process, I probably neglected to double check for the mirror errors that resulted in my grade of a low B. My grade was satisfactory, but I know with some additional adjustments I can improve upon my writing and work towards achieving a higher grade for the next assignment. In this reflection I will discuss the strengths and weakness of my writing that resulted in the grade I received. One of my strengths on this assignment was my proficient,advanced thesis statements that shaped how I wrote and responded to the three prompts in my essay.
It is indeed true that pain has stronger arms than anything else, at least in my personal experience. Perhaps this is why I have a tendency to remember more of the bad and overlook much of the good in my life. This is a great source of conflict that I have experienced, as it often interferes with my personal relationships. Similarly, on page 33, Hampl states “our capacity to move forward as a developing being rests on a healthy relation with the past.” During the last section of my writing, I struggle with developing a healthy relationship with my past. While I have accepted the hardships I have had to go through, I am not proud of how I handled them.
Proofreading my papers has always been a weak spot for my writing. I was always one for just hurrying through the essay and then turning it in, thinking I was too good to make those small errors. When I got those papers back I started to realize I was not the young Hemmingway I thought I was, so I started proofreading my work. After I started doing this, my grades slowly got better but they still were not satisfactory to me.
This changed everything. My homework, which I would have to do faster because I would have to work on my speech,and many other things. I went to specialists on speeches to help me and what not. That day of the speech, I felt as if winning was life and losing was death. So many people counted on me.
I was happy with the Ace Books outcome, but the time wasted I was definitely not. I will have to make this up, but it was a long while that I could have used to be writing. I would have had more time to write, but the family issues were getting very bad. Many people I knew were passing and I had to attend the
At the beginning, I was blindly listing all the current tasks at hand, and felt even more stress knowing I had so much to do. However, slowly I learnt from the list my own working abilities, and started writing only what I know I could complete. This reduced the stress and anxiety I felt at the beginning and allowed me to complete tasks at an appropriate and comfortable
We had to explain the war and conditions we were facing. This is one of the first times when I had to write about a specific topic. I was frustrated and I hadn't even written the first sentence. I had to make an outline and research things to add to my letter. The writing process was too long for my liking.
I was a bit brought down because I didn’t get my interview. Fortunately I was still able to do a survey and get the perfect amount of results. I feel like my paper is very powerful. I tried to improve my word choice and language so that I wouldn’t get a lower grade like we discussed. Also in general I am just really exited for this topic.
Wallace, I have added some new aspects to my list of outstanding leadership skills. This includes being punctual, firm yet fair, and using easy to understand language. Leaders for a highschool activity should always be on time. If your leader is always late, that takes away from useable rehersal time, but if they show up when they are supposed to, you will be able to get done what needs to be done to make the program the best it can be. Also, future leaders really need to learn the concept of firm yet fair.
I know now as an adult I should start thinking about my dream but, I just never really though I need the dream. I do agree that there is a dream and that people can achieve it but, I think for me I don 't need the dream. Now, with the essay done, I can finally breath because this paper found all my weakness and I really struggle to try to get all my thoughts on to paper. I definitely hit my braking point many time while writing this paper, It wasn 't hard to say that yes, no, maybe, that The American Dream is still alive today. I was incredibly frustrated at myself many times trying to put my thoughts on to paper.
Mr. Bedenbaugh is also my first block teacher, which makes it much easier to ask questions and get the help I need for my senior experience. During my senior experience I encountered a few obstacles, one of them being the presentation, I got through it, but I was extremely nervous the inter time. I prepared