At birth, everyone is given a tool box. As one grows, learns, and experiences situations in life, tools are added. In my lifetime, as short as it may be, my toolbox has grown tremendously. For example, socialization by my parents gave me the tools to be kind and respectful, religious mores that have been instilled in me so I know what is right and wrong, and devices that my resourceful therapist has provided me with. All these devices and mechanisms are essential in who I am today, and how I perceive the world through the lens that only fits my eyes. Yet these past few months, my vision has been altered, and not in a negative way. A sociological imagination filter on that lens has led me to contemplate certain aspects of my life that have been influential in my life. Socioeconomic status, the modernization theory, education differences, ethnicity and white privilege, along with gender theories and gender socialization have all impacted the present day Marinah. When I was a toddler, my mother had no money after the divorce from my father, so our socioeconomic status was very low on the status ladder. We had to jump around from family member to family member’s house until my mother could afford an apartment of her own for us and my older sister. Growing up with no money for my sister and I meant no swimming lessons. It meant Lunchables and Hamburger Helper for dinner. The dentist was such a luxury that braces were not even a possibility. Not having straight, white teeth like
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While I appreciated that one of my peers provided feedback on my work, I feel that the feedback that was provided did not fulfill the assignment. My peer did not provide detailed feedback on my paper that could be adequately incorporated in my review and revisions. Most of the information that was provided as feedback were simply statements that reiterated what the prompt question was. Please see the below feedback provided to me by my peer.
The areas of productiveness in this session for me included the paraphrasing and minimal encouragers. Throughout this session I felt that my paraphrasing was clear and concise. It allowed the client to think about what he had said, while being able to provide me with feedback and allowed for the conversation to flow naturally.
In terms of subjective well-being, I like to believe that that I am moderately well-adjusted at this point in my life. I consider myself a happy person as I am physically healthy and am in the process of bettering my life by returning to college. I also have much to be thankful for as my mother as well as my grandfather, whom helped to raise me, both recently, went through a few years of very bad health but they are now in better health. I believe that, at this point in my life, I have no reason to be unhappy so I am trying to live my life in a way that will make me even happier in the future.
“I liked the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ for a lot of reasons,” was how I started my first writing assignment of this course, and now it is how I am starting for last writing assignment; but for different reasons. In the beginning of this class, my knowledge and understanding of writing was very limited. Fortunately, I did not submit my assignment with such an uninteresting and bland hook, but this shows the tremendous growth I was able to experience as a writer as a result of this course. Throughout the course I have been able to learn and understand the components of a strong written piece, and have hence learned to create intriguing hooks, a strong body that contains vivid descriptions, imagery, and literary devices (similes, onomatopoeia, and metaphors, etc.) and a satisfying conclusion.
I believe that I can improve my writing skills when I finish this semester. I also hope I can use those writing experiences in my future writing. English writing is different from Chinese writing in many ways, so it is a big challenge for me. English is not my first language; therefore, I always have many grammar mistakes and vocabulary problems. It is true that without reading many books and getting to know different styles and writing skill, we never can be a better writer. I can improve my writing and by reading more books to overcome those problems and improve my essay. However, there are still some problems; I always cannot write a clear thesis statements. Works cited and in class writing also are also serious problems for me, because I correct it many times. The research paper it spend me a lot of time.
At the start of the school year, I was not 100% confident that my partners and I could get the product done in time. Each one of us was determined to do great work, but the tasks seemed very advanced. Furthermore, we are a silly group of guys who enjoy one another's company maybe a little too much. I was scared that we were going to get frustrated with the complex research, coding, wiring, design, and building required to make our smart mirror and color sensor work as a cohesive unit. But, as we started working to tackle the technology behind our product, I realized that we could actually do it. Every member became dedicated to the work asked of them and even through the constant banter and joking, we trusted one another to get things done when they needed to be done. We each worked on the idea that we could not let our teammates down and that forced us to put in a significant amount of effort. Not a single class was dull this year because of the friendship I have with my teammates and I truly enjoyed their company. I do not believe our product would be as successful had it not been for the positive environment we created. And, in the end, after months of hard work and a strong finish in the last two months, we completed the MatchMaker. The MatchMaker is by far the best creation I have made in this class and probably in my whole life. It required me to go out of my comfort zone and direct myself to designate specific time frames to get little pieces of the larger
In this journal, I will be reflecting on my last eight weeks of this course. In this class, I was unfortunate enough to receive the opportunity to practice writing essays in APA style format. If I were to describe this class to others, I would tell them to stretch their fingers, because of the sheer volume of essays is staggering, considering the topics. If this were a marketing class, I would not sell this class to anyone, unless there was a high monetary profit for me, but morally and ethically, I would not recommend this class. For me personally, now at this point in my life, I don’t think the information will help me.
When first embarking on my college journey, my writing skills were not a salient topic of concern. I have always considered myself a solid writer, and have earned corresponding grades that reflected, while somewhat bolstering, my assumptions. As I enrolled in HNRS 103: Honors Written and Oral Communication, I felt that I would do well, and it would not be a course that I would necessarily be constantly worrying over throughout the semester. I expected to write papers and do written assignments regularly, in addition to give speeches and oral presentations.
This is the first time I’ve ever talked about this subject in this detail in anyway to anyone, I feel like I’ve always struggled expressing myself in anyway and I hope by writing I can help myself in someway. I apologize if I get lost in my writing and go down a path that may be off topic, I couldn’t really help it and I hope you understand that this is a direct reflection my train of thought. I also ask that anything I write here be kept completely private, I’m am in no way asking for help and even though these are very serious topic I do not need help (If this doesn’t make sense now, it most likely will by the time you’re done reading this essay).
It has been my first experience to observe a lesson in a school setting since I arrived in the U.S. All I have seen in this mainstream classroom seemed to leave positive impressions about the interactions between the teacher and students. As a teacher, most of the instructional strategies carried out during the lesson were quite familiar, others were quasi new for me for the fact that the context I am used to is far different from this one I have observed. It is commonly agreed that teaching and learning have general principles shared worldwide that any teacher can adjust him/herself to any learning environments. However, the context in which those principles are applied makes a big difference in ways students with culturally and linguistically diversity receive an instruction.
One's dream and aspirations to supersede in life must be stronger and greater than limitations set forth by others. The experience that were bestowed to me during my short life has elevated me to the woman I am today. Please walk with me as I give you the opportunity to see the world from my eyes:
Henry Ford once said,” Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.” I believe everything that happens in life happens at the time we take our first breath in the world. We typically get our greatest memories and our greatest successes at our life’s milestones. Some of these milestones include, graduating high school, attending college, getting engaged, and getting married. These milestones are what shape us into the person we are today.