Chapter 4 (1).pdf - Zethan Dumpson Professor Nielson College Success Chapter 4 Endings I can not believe I have almost completed my first semester of my

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Unformatted text preview: Zethan​ ​Dumpson Professor​ ​Nielson College​ ​Success Chapter​ ​4-​ ​“Endings” I​ ​can​ ​not​ ​believe​ ​I​ ​have​ ​almost​ ​completed​ ​my​ ​first​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​my​ ​freshman​ ​year​ ​in college.​ ​This​ ​semester​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​crazy​ ​roller​ ​coaster​ ​ride.​ ​I​ ​started​ ​this​ ​semester​ ​strong,​ ​but​ ​my grades​ ​gradually​ ​slipped​ ​as​ ​the​ ​assignments​ ​from​ ​all​ ​my​ ​classes​ ​started​ ​piling​ ​up.​ ​I​ ​began prioritizing​ ​certain​ ​classes​ ​over​ ​others​ ​and​ ​procrastinated​ ​on​ ​getting​ ​certain​ ​assignments​ ​done.​ ​I struggled​ ​in​ ​my​ ​human​ ​sexuality​ ​class​ ​this​ ​semester,​ ​not​ ​because​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​like​ ​it​ ​but​ ​because​ ​I​ ​put studying​ ​behind.​ ​In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​get​ ​better​ ​than​ ​a​ ​passing​ ​grade​ ​for​ ​the​ ​class,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​to​ ​pass​ ​the​ ​final exam​ ​with​ ​a​ ​B​ ​or​ ​better.​ ​This​ ​semester​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​new​ ​adventure​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​what​ ​it​ ​was​ ​like​ ​in high​ ​school. In​ ​my​ ​opinion​ ​if​ ​someone​ ​had​ ​to​ ​ask​ ​my​ ​professors​ ​about​ ​how​ ​I​ ​am​ ​as​ ​a​ ​student​ ​they’d say​ ​that​ ​I​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​any​ ​group​ ​discussion​ ​im​ ​not​ ​just​ ​an​ ​robot​ ​in​ ​class​ ​and​ ​that​ ​I'm​ ​ ​pretty energetic​ ​on​ ​subjects​ ​I'm​ ​very​ ​familiar​ ​with.​ ​As​ ​far​ ​as​ ​my​ ​rock​ ​and​ ​roll​ ​class​ ​my​ ​professor​ ​would be​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​me​ ​because​ ​coming​ ​into​ ​class​ ​he​ ​thought​ ​I​ ​was​ ​mainly​ ​just​ ​an​ ​hip​ ​hop​ ​guy who​ ​only​ ​listened​ ​to​ ​rap​ ​music​ ​to​ ​come​ ​and​ ​find​ ​out​ ​I​ ​listened​ ​to​ ​pop​ ​and​ ​rock​ ​growing​ ​up mainly​ ​because​ ​my​ ​favorite​ ​video​ ​game​ ​played​ ​rock​ ​and​ ​pop​ ​music. During​ ​this​ ​semester​ ​we​ ​talked​ ​alot​ ​about​ ​my​ ​MBTI​ ​and​ ​my​ ​true​ ​color​ ​and​ ​my​ ​MBTI​ ​was esfj​​ ​and​ ​my​ ​true​ ​color​ ​was​ ​actually​ ​orange​ ​which​ ​meant​ ​that​ ​I​ ​am​ ​more​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​person.​ ​For​ ​the most​ ​part​ ​everything​ ​I​ ​do​ ​I​ ​like​ ​to​ ​do​ ​it​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​watching​ ​someone​ ​do​ ​it​ ​and​ ​from​ ​my results​ ​from​ ​the​ ​MBTI​ ​I​ ​can't​ ​sit​ ​and​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​a​ ​lecture​ ​I'm​ ​more​ ​of​ ​a​ ​do​ ​it​ ​right​ ​then​ ​and​ ​there person. Throughout​ ​this​ ​semester​ ​my​ ​MBTI​ ​score​ ​helped​ ​me​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​things​ ​about​ ​myself​ ​that helped​ ​me​ ​participate​ ​more​ ​in​ ​my​ ​human​ ​sexuality​ ​class​ ​on​ ​more​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​things​ ​at​ ​first​ ​I​ ​was shy​ ​because​ ​it's​ ​more​ ​of​ ​an​ ​inappropriate​ ​class​ ​but​ ​it​ ​bring​ ​out​ ​more​ ​fun​ ​things​ ​and​ ​helped​ ​me enjoy​ ​the​ ​class​ ​better​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​end.​ ​Obviously​ ​I​ need​ ​to​ ​gain​ ​more​ ​interest​ ​in​ ​being​ ​able​ ​to​ ​sit down​ ​for​ ​a​ ​long​ ​period​ ​of​ ​time​ ​and​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​explain​ ​something​ ​other​ ​then​ ​doing​ ​it​ ​first. As​ ​a​ ​student​ ​I've​ ​learned​ ​that​ ​I'm​ ​very​ ​last​ ​minute​ ​honestly.​ ​Although​ ​it​ ​sounds​ ​terrible,​ ​I have​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​procrastinate​ ​but​ ​still​ ​get​ ​the​ ​material​ ​done.​ ​I'm​ ​probably​ ​last​ ​minute​ ​with​ ​this essay​ ​mainly​ ​because​ ​I'm​ ​so​ ​busy​ ​all​ ​the​ ​time​ ​with​ ​life,​ ​work,​ ​basketball,​ ​other​ ​classes​ ​etc.​ ​I've also​ ​figured​ ​out​ ​as​ ​a​ ​student​ ​how​ ​much​ ​of​ ​an​ ​participator​ ​I​ ​am​ ​in​ ​all​ ​events.​ ​I​ ​blurt​ ​out​ ​things​ ​in class​ ​discussions,​ ​I​ ​like​ ​getting​ ​involved​ ​with​ ​the​ ​class​ ​other​ ​than​ ​just​ ​sitting​ ​there​ ​nervous​ ​like other​ ​students. If​ ​I​ ​could​ ​go​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​days​ ​where​ ​I​ ​started​ ​to​ ​fall​ ​off​ ​with​ ​studying​ ​and​ ​my​ ​grades​ ​I'd change​ ​so​ ​much.​ ​I'd​ ​actually​ ​make​ ​a​ ​planner​ ​of​ ​what​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​be​ ​done​ ​every​ ​week.​ ​Also,​ ​I​ ​would study​ ​way​ ​more​ ​for​ ​my​ ​human​ ​sexuality​ ​class​ ​and​ ​take​ ​it​ ​a​ ​little​ ​more​ ​seriously​ ​because​ ​at​ ​first​ ​I thought​ ​I'd​ ​know​ ​everything​ ​about​ ​the​ ​class​ ​but​ ​its​ ​way​ ​more​ ​technical​ ​than​ ​it​ ​sounds.​ ​Also​ ​I'd get​ ​more​ ​sleep/rest​ ​because​ ​rest​ ​is​ ​so​ ​important​ ​and​ ​because​ ​of​ ​me​ ​working​ ​and​ ​playing basketball​ ​I'm​ ​always​ ​fatigued.​ ​During​ ​ ​the​ ​first​ ​semesters​ ​I​ ​feel​ ​there​ ​was​ ​a​ ​slight​ ​change​ ​that was​ ​good​ ​and​ ​bad​ ​in​ ​a​ ​way​ ​such​ ​as​ ​I​ ​got​ ​lazier​ ​from​ ​the​ ​start​ ​to​ ​the​ ​finish​ ​but​ ​I​ ​still​ ​managed​ ​to finish​ ​most​ ​assignments​ ​on​ ​time. So,​ ​personally​ ​I'm​ ​not​ ​the​ ​same​ ​person​ ​as​ ​I​ ​was​ ​when​ ​i​ ​first​ ​started​ ​my​ ​first​ ​freshman year​ ​of​ ​college​ ​because​ ​now​ ​I​ ​have​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​different​ ​mindset​ ​about​ ​college​ ​and​ ​a​ ​different​ ​work ethic.​ ​My​ ​worldview​ ​is​ ​changed​ ​everyday​ ​because​ ​I​ ​feel​ ​I​ ​learn​ ​something​ ​new​ ​everyday​ ​but​ ​for school​ ​I​ ​just​ ​need​ ​to​ ​dig​ ​a​ ​little​ ​more​ ​deeper​ ​at​ ​hard​ ​times​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​being​ ​lazy.​ ​Overall​ ​me​ ​never failing​ ​any​ ​class​ ​in​ ​my​ ​life​ ​with​ ​an​ ​60​ ​or​ ​below.​ ​I'd​ ​say​ ​that​ ​I'm​ ​not​ ​happy​ ​about​ ​my​ ​grades​ ​but I'm​ ​glad​ ​to​ ​say​ ​im​ ​not​ ​failing​ ​any​ ​with​ ​an​ ​F​ ​but​ ​as​ ​of​ ​now​ ​I​ ​have​ ​an​ ​D​ ​which​ ​could​ ​either​ ​go​ ​up​ ​if I​ ​pass​ ​my​ ​final​ ​or​ ​dramatically​ ​fall​ ​down​ ​and​ ​an​ ​D​ ​is​ ​failing​ ​in​ ​college​ ​so​ ​my​ ​efforts​ ​need​ ​to change. If​ ​I​ ​were​ ​to​ ​start​ ​my​ ​freshmen​ ​semester​ ​over​ ​first​ ​thing​ ​I'd​ ​do​ ​is​ ​use​ ​my​ ​planner​ ​because in​ ​college​ ​a​ ​planner​ ​is​ ​very​ ​useful.​ ​Especially​ ​in​ ​my​ ​college​ ​success​ ​class​ ​because​ ​things​ ​snuck up​ ​on​ ​me,​ ​and​ ​that's​ ​a​ ​big​ ​part​ ​in​ ​why​ ​I​ ​don't​ ​have​ ​an​ ​A​ ​in​ ​the​ ​class​ ​anymore.​ ​Reading​ ​reflections were​ ​a​ ​big​ ​part​ ​in​ ​sneaking​ ​up​ ​on​ ​me.​ ​I​ ​would​ ​of​ ​concentrated​ ​more​ ​on​ ​studying​ ​and​ ​actually understanding​ ​the​ ​material​ ​I​ ​was​ ​getting​ ​taught.​ ​If​ ​I​ ​was​ ​able​ ​to​ ​redo​ ​this​ ​semester​ ​I​ ​would​ ​have prioritized​ ​the​ ​assignments​ ​for​ ​each​ ​class,​ ​making​ ​sure​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​procrastinate​ ​and​ ​making​ ​sure​ ​I was​ ​prepared​ ​for​ ​tests.​ ​This​ ​semester​ ​was​ ​a​ ​lesson​ ​for​ ​what​ ​not​ ​to​ ​do​ ​next​ ​semester. For​ ​the​ ​most​ ​part​ ​I​ ​did​ ​not​ ​reach​ ​all​ ​my​ ​goals​ ​I​ ​set.​ ​I​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​only​ ​get​ ​A’s​ ​or​ ​B’s​ ​and​ ​at this​ ​point​ ​that​ ​does​ ​ ​not​ ​seem​ ​much​ ​of​ ​an​ ​option.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​goals​ ​I​ ​set​ ​is​ ​to​ ​pass​ ​every​ ​class​ ​and by​ ​the​ ​very​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​semester​ ​that​ ​goal​ ​will​ ​be​ ​achieved.​ ​Another​ ​goal​ ​I​ ​will​ ​have​ ​achieved​ ​is being​ ​able​ ​to​ ​take​ ​what​ ​I​ ​learned​ ​from​ ​Human​ ​Sexuality,​ ​Rock-n-Roll,​ ​and​ ​most​ ​of​ ​all​ ​College Success,​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​other​ ​classes​ ​that​ ​I​ ​will​ ​be​ ​taking​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future. My​ ​very​ ​first​ ​semester​ ​was​ ​challenging.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​new​ ​and​ ​different​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​what​ ​I​ ​was used​ ​to​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​Although​ ​many​ ​teachers​ ​tried​ ​to​ ​warn​ ​me​ ​about​ ​how​ ​difficult​ ​college could​ ​be,​ ​I​ ​never​ ​really​ ​took​ ​them​ ​seriously.​ ​Now,​ ​almost​ ​finishing​ ​this​ ​first​ ​semester​ ​I​ ​have​ ​a bunch​ ​of​ ​new​ ​knowledge​ ​about​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do​ ​and​ ​what​ ​not​ ​to​ ​do​ ​when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​next​ ​semester.​ ​I definitely​ ​would​ ​encourage​ ​other​ ​students​ ​to​ ​make​ ​time​ ​for​ ​school,​ ​meaning​ ​make​ ​time​ ​for studying.​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​this​ ​semester,​ ​I​ ​would​ ​encourage​ ​students​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​attention​ ​to​ ​the​ ​material​ ​and ask​ ​for​ ​help​ ​when​ ​it​ ​is​ ​needed.​ ​I​ ​wish​ ​I​ ​was​ ​told​ ​this​ ​exact​ ​advice​ ​before​ ​starting​ ​college. ...
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