Reflection Paper On RE102

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RE102 Final Reflection This past August, myself and a few hundred other juniors were catapulted into a new environment, a new life. Our lives were unrecognizable from the lives we lived merely a week before move in. New people, new classes, and a new home. All these changes came in such a little amount of time, giving the students little time to adjust. To try and help compensate for this, NCSSM has students take a residential education class, RE102. RE102 teaches students about different life skills that will help them at NCSSM and beyond. This class focuses on different life skills such as: communication, stress management, healthy relationships, and online presence. RE102 has prepared me for life after Science and Math by helping …show more content…
Making a good first impression and formally introducing oneself is one of the techniques the class was taught. To formally introduce yourself, it is important to have a firm, confident handshake, make a good amount of eye contact, smile, and articulate your words. Being respectful and confident when meeting a prospective employer, professor, or colleague is very important to constructing a healthy reputation and building a good, professional relationship. Another technique for good communication skills I was taught in RE102 is how to send a proper email to an employer or professor. Using the DAPPS rule-Dated, Achievable, Personal, Positive, Specific- I now know how to respectfully make a request to a teacher through an email. Another lesson in good communication was guidlines on Student-Teacher Interactions. Some of the most important guidelines include: never use your GPA/grade as leverage, always be respectful, and remember that you earn your grade. I feel as if I am normally very respectful when I talk to my teachers, but I must admit, at times I have felt as if teachers should give me a break if my grade is on the line. When I think things like this I remind myself that I earn the grade and teachers do not owe me a high grade. If I get a B, it is because I put enough work in for a B, and I am to blame for this, not my teachers. Overall, I learned lot about communicating purposefully, honestly, and …show more content…
My favorite assignment was the NCSSM resource guide. I found myself referring back to it for the times and locations of things on campus many times. I also highly appreciated the lesson on consent. Teaching about consent in schools is very important and stopping sexual assault begins with educating people on consent. I appreciated that the school recognizes that putting a stop to the issue begins in schools and the lesson on consent is very much needed. RE102 gave an appropriate amount of homework that was engaging and relevant to the class. The class has definitely helped me prepare for the rest of my time at NCSSM as well as life after Science and Math. Overall, RE102 helped me prepare for life after NCSSM through lessons on resumes, time management, communication skills, and so much

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