Reflective Essay: My Preference To Work

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“Taking ownership of your learning,” to me means you need to take the initiative to work on, participate and complete the necessary assignments while managing your time. It’s the student’s responsibility to keep abreast of the coursework that which is due. Personally, it’s my preference to start working on assignments as early as possible to avoid doing everything in a rush to finish. I don’t do my best work in those situations. In the past, when I delayed submitting work, I ran into problems like internet issues which prevented me from submitting assignments. For me, it’s less stressful for me to find out what the assignments are and assign time for each assignment. When things happen to alter my schedule, I struggle to get back on track.…show more content…
I was fortunate enough to find the University of the People to continue my education. I wasn’t in any position to take out any more student loans. I decided that if I chose to take on the task of continuing my education, everything else would have to take a back seat so I can accomplish my goal of completing my degree. I must dedicate non-working hours to doing my studies. I prioritize by doing what I think will be the most difficult assignments first. I keep lists of tasks that need to get accomplished and check them off as I get them completed. I limit the number of items to ensure it is manageable from day to…show more content…
Computer Science isn’t anything I have ever studied and realized I may have difficulty with some of the courses, but I’m determined to do what I can to become successful. Grades and external praise isn’t my motivation for this, the completion of the degree and the feeling of accomplishment is what motivates me. I’ve never finished my Bachelor’s degree and have bothered me. I have always tried to think about topics other than looking at the surface issues. I also consider how these topics could or would affect my personal, academic and professional lives. My interest in Cyber Security was peaked initially due to the issues that arise when speaking with the public during work. When a situation affected me personally, I felt I needed to pursue the education needed that would allow me to enter into this field. Professionally, I talk to so many people who are left feeling helpless and unsure what to do. Many ask, “How can you protect yourself from something you don’t know is happening.” Questions like this motivate me personally to find out more to help be part of the solution. I view the instructor as the person who is guiding the instruction in which I as the student would be led to the deeper understanding. My opinion is the instructor should lead to points of the lessons but also encourage the consideration of other points of view. The student should be able to choose a point a view and substantiate
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