I think the purpose of this assignment is to get myself to look at things, not only at my
success in college but in all I do in life, from a different prospective. For the time I was born I
was taught all sorts of things. Am I just repeating what I was taught or am I learning new ways to
view this information. If I don’t question what I am taught or told I will never be able to reason out different variables that might come in to play. We are all unique individuals with different goals, feelings, behaviors and we all view things differently at times. This assignment has given me the opportunity to explore and question what I am doing now and what I should or shouldn’t do in order to be successful in college. Can I now look at what I have learned and take it one step further and not only explain why I do the things I do but also question or resolve problems by looking at them from all angles instead of maybe only one. If I analyze and assess anything I do in life I will get a better look at the whole picture.
Life is not one sided, not my side, not your side. If I don’t think critically about things, ask questions, explore new options, then how can I ever say that actually learned something and felt confident in knowing that I had thoroughly explored all the facts and just didn’t except it as truth. One of the biggest questions I now have and have seemed to have a lot if times in my is ,
“What if?” I feel this simple question can change everything not only with this assignment but with everything I do in life. I can say I study in my room but just because I am in my room does not stop or prevent someone from coming in and interrupting me anyway. I might think a medical career is what I’ve always wanted to do, but will I feel the same once I finish school and actually get a job? Is the a point when you ask too many questions? Can you over use critical thinking? I understand getting all the facts, taking them apart and exploring each one will give me a better handle on what I am assessing but their will always be something that will change in most instances and then I would be right back to the beginning again. The one idea or concept that stands out the most to me is my motivation to complete college or motivation in general. If I don’t the motivation to study, question what I read or hear, sort out what is fact or fiction, then how can I accomplish my goals in life. I can’t just go to school and expect to learn anything if I don’t put my all into it. This assignment was a step in that direction since it dealt with my thoughts, my feelings and my actions. I have always been motivated to help others with their problems, listen, share thoughts or ideas. This assignment has given me the opportunity to help myself. I was able to question my own actions by stepping out of the box and looking in. Another concept might be to take a look at how closely our thoughts, feelings, and actions actually interact with one another. Actions they say speak louder than words but behind our actions might me deeper thoughts and feelings not seen or heard to those around us.
My success in college depends on me and how I choose to handle any variables that I might encounter along the way. I can think them out critically and solve the issues or do nothing and all them to hinder my progress. The information I gathered in reference to the 5 variables is as follows:
Study: I study best when alone and tend to repeat things in order to better grasp them better.
I feel good when I pass an exam that I studied for. My study habits have room for improvement in regards to how much time I spend studying. The more I study the easier things would be instead of trying to cram it all in at the last minute. My totals for this were more effective in ways I view and express my study habits.