Reflective Essay: What I Learned In A Communication Class

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At the beginning of the semester I was worried because I though this class was going to be really hard for me. The first days of class I was okay,but when I find out that I had to do an introductory speech I panicked. I am a very shy person and I don 't talk a lot, I know that this can be bad, but it is difficult for me to change. FYE made the right choice for me, with a group everything seems better. Throughout the semester there has been challenges for me in this class but I never gave up. Since I found out that I had to take a communication class, I knew that that was going to be the worst class of my life. I was wrong, but I can not say I enjoyed doing presentations in front of people. Before college I used to avoid presenting to …show more content…
I just didn 't want to depend on people because they can disappoint you sometimes. I am a responsible person I like to do good in my classes and finish everything on time. Not many people are like me, sometimes they do not do anything because they know someone else can do it for them. College is different because I knew that it was going to be though, I did not want to be alone because it 's hard especially when doing presentations. Meeting my group members for the first time was okay, at first I did not talk to them because we were all really quiet. Most of the times people have to talk to me first in other for me to talk. I need to improve my communication skills because I am not going to go anywhere if I don 't speak up. After I got to know my group members I felt more comfortable with them. My friends tell me how their groups are and I feel really lucky to have this group because we did good overall. For the first presentation, as a group, we were discussing the topic for our presentation; Everything went well we all gave ideas, and we all agree to do what we chose. At the beginning of the fall semester we learned about the social tensions in groups (primary tension, secondary tension, tertiary tension) and the five stages that happen in every group. Antecedent is the first phase of the group, and when a new person becomes part of your group it can make a positive or negative impact. The …show more content…
I am a serious person and that is how most people know me. Some times people give me advice and they tell me to have more confidence, be more open,and to talk more. I have being trying to do that this semester not only in this class but in every class. I want to be a Graphic Designer, it obvious that I have to improve my communication/presentation skills. Graphic Designers basically have to persuade people to buy their designs. Communication 8 is the perfect class to develop the skills that I need. That said, I had a great experience with my group. We were not perfect but we Learned to overcome those obstacles in order to do good in the class. This class benefits me with knowledge that I am ale to practice in other classes. Many classes will make me do presentations. Now I know that being in a group it 's easier for many reasons. When I cannot understand something I can ask them for help, there is more than one solution, more ideas and answers,

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