Reflective Essay Trusting The Classroom

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Yikes! My first semester in college and as soon as I was handed my syllabus my palms started sweating and my heart was pounding. I was not used to seeing all the work we would be doing in the class on one piece of paper, so I found it overwhelming. My biggest fear was not having the skills needed to apply the theories to a paper. However, as we started I realized I had no reason to be worried I was great at it! In my fall 202 class I learned that I have abilities with both inward and outward looking theories, but prefer outward such as psychoanalytic and disability studies. Going forward in the major I would like to work on my time management skills and classroom focus. To begin with, the first theory we studied in this class was New Criticism. …show more content…
I found that with this theory using the terms and applying them to the text was more enjoyable, it didn’t feel forced. When it came to write the paper, it felt like a breeze, I struggled trying not to go over 750 words because I had so much to say. I ended up getting a 98 on this paper which I thought I deserved. The 98 proved to me that I was comfortable with this theory and if I had to write another paper using it I could. In my psychoanalytic essay Trusting the Guy: Selective Perception, The Double, and Repetition Compulsion in Jane Kenyon’s Surprise I stated that these three terms showed “how the speaker has a difficult time trusting her significant other due to a past relationship where trust was broken”. I wanted to include my thesis here because on this essay my thesis was commented on saying it was good thesis. I had not received this in any of my previous essays, so it made me feel …show more content…
This course made me realized that you can’t just procrastinate because it reflects when you do on your work. The essays I had got higher grades on I took my time to look over and proof read. When I rushed through my essays I would make senseless mistakes like not give my essay a title or my ideas in my paper would seem confusing even to myself. An example of my procrastination showing in my paper would be my New Criticism paper as mentioned before I forgot to put a title because I didn’t look over it after I rushed to write it. I also noticed I did poorly on my quizzes when I didn’t take the time to make sure I went through all the questions. An example of this was in the week 1 and 2 quiz I submitted my quiz without making sure I answered all the questions. I noticed that I had this time management problem early in the semester, so I started to do things to help myself with it. I bought a white board and used the black marker for deadlines and the blue marker for when I would work on those things. This helped me tremendously because I was able to break down when and what time I would do things. I still think I need to work on my time management skills because this did work for me, but I still feel like I left some assignment on the back burner. I think I could have used the free time I had to get more work done. I spent most of my free time on my phone. I know I need to eliminate it

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