Case Study: A Fish Story

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Aiza Nageeb
A Fish Story
Not everything in life is crystal clear; sometimes we need to dig deeper to find the true meaning behind a particular idea/thing. In the case study, "A Fish Story" a college professor is trying to teach his students a lesson by making them observe a small fish on a white plate. For three days in a row, the professor assigns the students the same assignment and as the days progress, the students find new results. The first day the students notice basic physical characteristics about the fish, like its size and the color of the plate it rests on. The second day the students use a book to find out about the type of fish it is, and the third day they dig deeper and observe minuscule details; like its weight, position of the mouth and texture. The main purpose of the professor leaving the students unsupervised was so that they could find answers on their own. I believe that the professor did this so that students would learn that not all answers are
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Every day in life there are going to be endless amount of opportunities and all we need to do is seize them. Each day we have the possibility of finding new answers that we may not have seem before. Just like the results of the students descriptions went from broad to very detailed in the span of three days shows that each day, is a new day.
In conclusion, Professor McDermitt assigned my First Year Experience Seminar class with this story to also allow us to "dig deep" and be able to find the connotation of the lesson. She wants us to understand how important it is for us to capture opportunities and obtain our answers. In the past we always had someone that was there to provide us with the answers we needed, but not anymore. College is a new environment, a new atmosphere and the only way we will survive is by finding our own answers, solving our own problems; a lesson one must truly keep with

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