Looking back at the beginning of this semester I was unsure of why I was in this class to begin with. I had thought that my writing was good enough to pass any class that Lake Land had to offer, but I was completely wrong. The things I have learned this semester of what not to put in my papers is a lot more than I think I have ever learned in a class before. I have learned to proofread my papers better, proper punctuation, and just to relax and not overthink my topic. Proofreading my papers has always been a weak spot for my writing.
However, Thoreau’s idea is partially appropriate when describing those who depend upon technology for almost everything. When reading about Thoreau and determining his belief: [people with] materialistic values indicate a basic lack of spiritual self-reliance; it was decided that this belief was partially incorrect when it comes to today’s time and the use of technology. The majority of the people today use technology in a way that is beneficial. Without technology, most of America’s population would not have the ability to carry on with their daily life. Technology has become an essential for many
When I was younger, I never looked forward to writing because it seemed like such a tedious task. However, as I grew older I realized that writing could be an experience of its own and could serve as a way in which I could showcase my thoughts, opinions, and point of views. Perhaps I struggled with writing because it is essentially a skill that one has to develop with time as opposed to something that someone is born with. My main strength when it comes down to writing is definitely organization. I tend to organize the writing process from the beginning because it allows me to have a clear understanding on what it is I will write.
It was difficult to find outside references and research other resources. I have very little background experience in using research to write and have never created an annotated bibliography. This lack of knowledge and experience made these components of the assignment incredibly difficult as I had to use multiple sources and judgements to decide how to format and write my research-based writings. Working as a group may have made this portion of the project easier as I would have had a more experienced partner who could give insight on how to complete these components correctly. I often worry and prefer structure while completing assignments; I found many of these instructions vague and prefer more concrete rubrics and guidelines as writing and literature is very subjective.
Not only that but this ethical dilemma has showed me that I should do the right because it will be better and easier but at times it might depend on which to choose. This then connects to my ethics other than my definition of ethics which is to me ethics are also the moral stuff a person might do in a day or basically the morals of
Christopher Hitchens stated, “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” How someone chooses to process their thoughts and curiosities will eventually guide them to forming a substantial and unique opinion of their own. Critical thinking is a way that a person can transform to an outside of the box thinker. Often times in society, especially with the progression of technology we have become accustomed to not thinking for ourselves, due to the lack of reason to think on our own when we have social media, government officials, and political candidates constantly filling our brains with their own personal versions. Critical thinking is about not following the popular opinion or what your friends and
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.
Nathan Hernandez First Year Seminar Nivla Fitzpatrick Values Aiding the Pursuit For a Better You According to Christopher Peterson (2006) in his book A Primer to Positive Psychology, “part of the good life is the articulation and pursuit of those goals that we deem worthy.” He describes these as values. Finding vales in yourself will help you become a better person in the eyes of your own. This will transfer onto your work ethic and you will become successful as a result. Three factors play a part in this. Self-direction, Moral Ambition, and Cultural Intelligence, these are three things that help in pursuing a goal of achieving better character and work ethic.
During a this fall semester I made a decision that I am not proud of and felt guilt when i was confronted about it. When writing an outline for an assignment I copy and pasted a couple of points that weren’t mine. And I used them in the assignment as if they were mine. I knew that it wasn’t right of me being a critical thinker but I did it anyway not thinking about the consequences of my actions. When I was confronted about my decision that I made I wasn’t angry or frustrated with the academic consequences I was disappointed with myself and not thinking through my actions.
The cultivation of the human mind into independent thinkers is what will determine the quality of life one will lead. In addition, the knowledge one produces by becoming an independent thinker will not only benefit the individual but society as a whole. This all begins with the concept of critical thinking. So, what is critical thinking? The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as “the intellectually
While I have improved in other areas I got worse in my self-esteem. To begin, This year decision making has been very important for me. Having poor decision making skills was really not an option. In the past deciding something took so much effort and a lot of time. This year I learned that if you set up a thought out process then decision making should be easier.
Most directors and managers focus on improving the efficiency of processes with the software currently available, but ignore solutions that require major changes. Developing new applications is expensive and time consuming, so for them, there is no urgency to take the risk if not required. Legacy software has been used since the 1970’s with enhancements, but the overall framework is outdated and future capabilities are limited. I will share my experiences and propose new ideas to improve current procedures from the perspective of a junior analyst. Executives normally view processes from a high level with less detail associated with each process, and may not understand the day to day challenges faced.