Graduation Speech : My Strengths And Weaknesses Essay

1424 Words Nov 6th, 2016 6 Pages
“We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges” a quote from Joyce Meyers, which emphasizes the idea of success having different meanings to each individual. Success at this point of the semester is determined by the books being read and how they are interpreted, which demonstrates the difference between Seminar I to II because of the texts style and how the class is formatted to reach a higher understanding through: shared inquiry, critical thinking, and written and oral communication. From these three categories I was able to find my strengths and weaknesses, specifically from the goals of participating in active listening and getting others involved in discussions in a polite manner, by asking interpretive and evaluative questions about the readings and discovering the underlying thought and ideas, and by allowing groups shared ideas and topics discussed in class to reach a higher understanding and finding different ways of thinking. These ways of understanding and thinking are due to the different class environments and different class discussions that take place. Seminar I was a required class for all students first entering Saint Mary’s. I have had previous, negative conceptions of seminar and that affects how I feel about the class to this day. I do not like to participate in class discussions, mostly because I rather listen to other’s opinions than voice my own, but the way my Seminar I class was organized, the class’ purpose is to get people…

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