Written Communication-English Composition
In English Composition I have developed my written communication skills. During this course I have written now 4 papers and many other little writing assignments that involved little writing assignments. When I was taking my English Composition course my professor taught me a lot of new things and ideas that I have never thought of before. My professor taught me how to further my writing ability and to become a better writer. The ideas my professor taught me were how to get ideas across in a better and different way. My professor also taught me better tips on how to write an essay in different ways, like informative, argumentative and personal essays. He taught me how to write these essays in better ways and how to not stray to other types of essays. This class and my professor also furthered my written communication by reading other people’s essays which then gives me ideas and helps me further my written communication skills. I think a assignment that connects with this skill is movie reflection we did for Environmental Science. This assignment connects to written communication because I have to get across what I think about the movie through my writing and I think that can be difficult for some and it is a skill that many people should learn.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving-Social Science Statistics
My Social Science Statistics class has furthered my critical thinking and problem solving skills in different ways. In this class we have to really think about the concepts we learn in different ways and how them can be used indifferent ways. We also have to think of different situations to use different methods in. My professor and the class has also taught me different ways to solve the problems and that I can always solve a problem. My professor also taught me that if I think I can’t solve the problem I can look at it differently and hopefully find a way. In this class I have also had to figure out how to figure out some math problems in a word problem and just using numbers to plug into a equation. I also have to figure out how to solve different problems on the computer during labs. During labs I have to think about the examples we did in class and apply that to lab. I think an assignment that connects with this skill would be our homework assignment we did in my human biology class. The assignment was that I had to look up a science article and think about how that article can help people and what it’s saying.
Global/Intercultural Fluency- First Year Seminar The 60’s
In the 60’s class I have learned a lot more about different cultures and different things around the world. The course and my professor have taught me about how different cultures do things, handle things, etc. This course has taught me that in history to now a lot of things have changed but some things have also stayed the same in different cultures. This course and my professor have showed me that in our history people have showed extreme discrimination and it has gotten better now but it has showed me how we used to treat people differently all because of how they looked. This class has also taught furthered my global and intercultural fluency by showing that in the past we stood up for a lot of things that weren’t normal in the past but now are like we don’t discriminate like we did and there are more equal rights for people. In my theater class we have to study for weekly quizzes and we study our plays that we read. Some of the plays are about different cultures and different people. I think that assignment or thing I have to do connects with this skill.
I think that in the short time we have been doing the leadership project for I have been showing leadership skills. I thought of a great idea for a service project and got a lot of people to agree with the idea and eventually get everyone to agree with it. I worked very hard with doing research on all the different homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and other shelters that would be good for our class. I told our class all of my research and what I found out about the shelters then I listened to their opinions. Then as a class I helped figure out which shelter we should go to and helped us all figure out how to split up to go to the shelter. I also found out different things we could do while we’re at the shelter with the kids, families and the shelter itself. I looked up different activities and fun things to help the families and kids with the hard situation they’re in. I hope to continue to be a leader throughout the service project. Then a assignment I can connect to this skill would be our blog we have to do in Environmental Science. I am the team leader and help our team do a lot of the assignments.
Digital Technology-Environmental Science
In my environmental science class I have had to do a lot of different assignments. A lot of those assignments are online. The online assignments are on different websites and they require me to do different things to do well on them. I have to take online quizzes on D2L. Then I also have to go onto another site and do a different kind of quizzes. Then on that same site I do worksheets that give me extra credit but they teach me in a different way and help me with technology. I also have the blog for this class that I will soon start to post on. For the blog we had to already do a variety of different assignments online before we have posted. Once we are allowed to post we will post about the topic and theme within our topic that our team picked. This blog will require me to understand the website and make it look like a real blog and have the different aspects that a blog needs. A assignment that could connect with this skill would be the tests I do for psychology. The tests I do for psychology are online and require me to understand the website and technology in order to do well.