The Importance Of Being A Learner In Physics

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In the beginning of the semester in the physics course, we were asked to write an essay on what it means to be a learner in physics. I wrote about the importance of being a good listener. I then discussed the importance of being prepared for class and coming in with a willingness to learn, as well as starting class with an open mind to learning outside one’s comfort zone and taking risks. Amongst a few other things, I mentioned that becoming a successful learner requires effort and dedication. These ideas I started off with were put to the test throughout the semester in the physics course. As the semester neared to an end, I realized I learned more than just physics in that course, I learned a lot about myself as a learner and as an individual. …show more content…
For me, this meant going to see a tutor. For some people, this is a simple task. This proved to be not so simple for me because I tend to think I can figure things out on my own and often shy away from asking for help. I guess I can say that asking for help is one of my weaknesses. I actually took the physics course twice because the first time I denied the fact that I needed help and I did not go see a tutor. As my grades in that class were plummeting, I just kept telling myself I will figure it out on my own. After all, I never had to see a tutor for any other of my classes and I always made satisfactory progress. When that first semester of physics ended, I was left scratching my head at my disappointing grade. When I made the …show more content…
The importance of being a good listener in the physics class still applies to my career as I know I will be working with patients and other healthcare team members. The importance of being prepared to class and coming in with a willingness to learn and with an open mind to learning outside my comfort zone taught me a great deal outside the classroom. I will now apply those principles to my career. I will come to work prepared with a strong willingness to learn more and go out of my comfort zone. Asking for help within the physics class improved my interaction and communication skills with others. In turn, this improvement will be beneficial to me at this job amongst my co-workers. Asking for help from others when I 'm not sure about something is going to be crucial, especially in the healthcare field. As I mentioned earlier, being a successful learner required effort and dedication. Both effort and dedication are needed in order to be a successful employee and a successful health care provider. It is safe to say that Physics 221 course taught me much more than Newton’s Laws and kinematic equations. I am confident that it taught me how to be a successful student as well as a successful

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