How I Learned How To Learn

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In the past 4 weeks, I was constantly learning a great deal of materials in Terry’s New Media New Asia class. While the things I’d acquired knowledge of are too immense to be summarized, here are some of my greatest takeaways:

1) I Learned How to Learn.

To begin, I realized that even though my classmates and I were given the same set of instructions for our assessment, our preferred styles of expression are vastly different. During the peer review time each week, there was at least one person who favoured text as their form of presentation. I, on the other hand, am more inclined to using visuals in my work. I convey my thoughts better with graphics; I cannot imagine having to write out an entire map solely with words.

Through such an example, I realized that yes, there is a list of the different ways I can choose to communicate my idea from. However, my peers taught me that it is ok that I don’t blindly follow after a method that’s more preferred. Instead, I should pick and work with one that I’m comfortable with, something that works best for me.

In addition, the peer review
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As a student, it is my duty to put in my utmost effort not only in the classroom, but also outside of it. I am embarrassed to say that I am guilty of not having consistently done my readings and assignments that were expected from me each week. There were many times when I found myself lost in class because I had no idea what my lecturer was referring to. But what I am most ashamed about is to have shown my peers work that are uncompleted. They have put in the time in attempting to show the best of what they’d done so as to help me better understand their work. I know of one of my peers who stayed up through the night to look through lecture readings and complete the working maps in order to prepare for the class the following morning. Unfortunately, I did not mirror the same respect given to

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