Throughout my Senior Project, learning the piano has taught me important skills that grown ups used in the real world. I have learned transferable skills that will help me beyond high school and into the real world of adults. Timeliness, that I start to use my habit of arriving early to meet up with my mentor because sometimes you don’t know if you’ll face traffic on the way or a road close, and being early or on time makes a good impression with the person you're working with. Another skill I have learned to improve on is prioritize an important event, that I learned to see which assignment is important and need to be done before having to start with the other assignments. Balancing both college class and Senior Project as well as Political Studies assignment throughout each week
I have evidently learned a lot this year although, what I believe the most important thing I learned was from Mr. Borgerding. It was on a C-day, and he was teaching us about how what you say and do can impact how people see you. It was a lesson on honor. Something I had not really thought about. That lesson taught me that your honor is very important to who how people view you and how you should view yourself. The lesson had enlightened me on how to gain honor and just how quickly it can be lost. That is the most prominent thing I learned this year.
I have learned how to ask better questions and to talk to my teachers when I need help or do not understand the concept well. I make sure that I have a relationship with my teachers and introduce myself at the beginning of each semester. Learning how to communicate with my teachers
When coming back to an introduction class, I will have the chance to reinforce the foundation of my knowledge as well as get a more in-depth understanding about the course. In addition, by doing RA's duties such as preparing lessons or grading papers, I will be able to experience the professor's perspective myself, making me want to become a better student myself. Through working as a T.A, I believe that my verbal, written and instructional communication skills will improve significantly and I will be able to get closer to the professors and establish new connections for my future. Although I understand that being a T.A comes with its own challenges, especially when trying to balance the demands of teaching with academic work or when teaching a difficult student, I believe that the experience and skills gained from being a T.A will make it
One huge impact I learned instantly is how you communicate with your client. I had to strengthen my communication skills because I needed to communicate with my clients in vocabulary that I knew they would understand. Communicating with a fellow peer, who is knowledgeable about taxes, is a different situation that of when you are speaking with a client. A client most likely doesn’t know the exact, in-depth details about taxes, which can lead to complications and confusion, so I had to adjust my lexicon to fit the clients’ needs and understanding. Also, working with partners was great. It gave me an opportunity to work with others and solve problems in a group. Sometimes, when one of us didn’t know the answer, the other one would step in and help. Also, I felt like the class was a gigantic supportive group because we would ask and answer each other questions, when we a confused about a topic or area.
I have truly enjoyed writing for most of my life and after this class I will continue to enjoy writing hopefully with more skill. I have always viewed myself as a fairly strong writer and this class has reaffirmed that for me, but it has also shown weaknesses in my writing. As an introduction level class this has been one of my favorites; at some point I will take a higher level, even though it is not required for my major. Even though this class is almost over I am continuing to learn. I also love that this class will help me with literally ever other class in my college career. I am not a particularly strong reader, but as my writing skills improve so do the reading skills. While in this class I have learned a lot about everything from what I can improve, to subjects that interest me, and constructing a successful paper.
In this class, I have learned many new skills to improve my writing, and I have also learned new grammar rules. In regards to my writing, I have learned the importance of freewriting when beginning to write a paper. Additionally, I now know to allow ample time for revising and editing because I can look at my work critically for mistakes and make necessary changes. Furthermore, I have learned about grammar rules such as pronoun-antecedent agreement. This rule is something that I know subconsciously, but being made aware of it has allowed me to find mistakes I make more often.
I believe I have grown a lot since the beginning of this course. My writing was severely lacking grammar and punctuation. I didn’t use any punctuation other than periods and very few commas spersed throughout my papers. My papers still need help in that area, but I have improved. I now know where they need to go and when it’s appropriate to use them. My papers aren’t exactly flawless but they are better than before. I would write how I speak at times and I knew it wasn’t right, but I would still do it because it allowed my papers to flow better in my mind. I read my papers out loud to help avoid my problem with writing how I speak. I’ve learned my writing style in this course, or lack thereof. I found a program that would benefit me now and
This time last year I was in an AP World History class that changed my life. The class was taught be Mr Joy, an oddball with a shiny dome and tattoos that i immediately recognized as a kindred spirit. He had a way of keeping us on our toes and engaged every day, and not just because we had no way of knowing when he was going to emit a piercing scream, start talking in a british accent, or announce a graded discussion-but because he knew how to get through to us. He inspired and challenged me and my classmates despite the enormous amount of information we needed to learn.We cared enough to do our best because what he was teaching us mattered. The history we were learning about directly affected the present we were living in, and slowly, we began to see the world differently.
I learned a lot from them as they learned a lot from me. The trust we had enabled us to develop bonds, mature, and open up to the freshmen. We established a comfortable
While not a hugely transformative venture, I have found this semester to be a good vehicle for making my writing more accurate to its intended purpose. Prior to taking this class I did have some experience in professional writing for a few of the jobs I've had in the past, but this class organized those thoughts, gave them name, and pointed out where and how to pursue them. Its been an enlightening experience and provided me with tools I hope to use the rest of my life.
I learned more about the level of learners that I have in my class. My mentor teacher told me some names of high and low level learners, but observing them being taught and teaching them are two very different realities. I also learned that even my high level learners were struggling second grade counting skills (ex: ten more, ten less). This lesson also re-emphasized the importance of modeling learning for students (I do, we do, they do).
I can still remember my heart pounding out of my chest. It was my first time in Writing 1, and my nerves were mostly the result of a friend’s advice. Winter quarter, my friend told me about her struggles in her writing class and she advised me not to take Professor Bernstein for Writing because as she said “he is really tough and a very hard grader.” However, I had no other option but to take writing with Professor Bernstein because all the other writing 1 classes conflicted with my schedule. Nevertheless, nine weeks have past since I first stepped foot in Writing 1, and I can certainly say that I have learned more than I ever expected. Yes, it is true, this class has been a challenge like no other, especially for me, being that English is
The three things I learned this summer was that I just have to read every once In a while and I understand stuff. Reading this summer has improved a lot in my opinion. I can follow along with the professional reader when he reads and I can follow along with my pen when Mcgee reads, so that has improved since the school year. Also that our teacher can talk about things and actually make you think a little bit. Just when he does the little kindergarten impressions, he makes a really good point. He makes you think in depth which I think is a good thing.
What I didn’t learn from my highschool class is how to properly set goals. I didn’t know that there was a process and I didn’t realize how helpful it is writing down goals and physically seeing them. I was able to learn S.M.A.R.T goals which helps you structure your goals to a achievable standard. I also learned the different types of goals like long term, short term, and immediate. I learn how important goal setting can be and how it helps you better achieve them.