I love learning but loathe education. I get a lot of anxiety when faced with a deadline to learn 'x' amount of information. It makes the time I spend in class enjoyable and productive but homework is a disaster and tests even worse. It has causes me a lot of frustration and I know that is not right. However, I am trying to overcome that during my time here at BYU. I want the pattern of learning I am laying right now to continue for the rest of my life. I want to feel confident in my ability to gain all types of education within and without the classroom. I have desired these things before but this book gave me the motivation to not only continue my education but to do well in my classes. It was a stern but gentle reminder. I hope I can keep this drive going as we face finals and the ending of another semester. Hinkley defined education as “the training of the mind and the body”. I really need to apply that to my life better. Sometimes I do only the bare minimum for my classes and only learn the things that I need to get a passing grade, not the complete learning I could achieve if I really worked hard. I don't want this pattern of learning to extend to other areas but feel it very easily could. If I am not careful, I could start doing the bare minimum in my church callings, in my relationships, at work, and taking care of myself, which is quite scary. It is living far below my promised potential. I need to train myself to do better and to continually put forth my best effort. It is clear that Hinkley has a love of learning that has served him very well in his life. He said, “The learning process is endless. We must read, we must observe, we must assimilate, and we must ponder that to which we expose our minds.” He knew what it meant to never put a stop to learning. His patterns of work and learning began very early in life and has allowed him to accomplish all that he has and gain the great trait of wisdom. No one regrets the things they have learned, they regret the lessons they did not learn or that they learned too late. I do not want to feel any regret or remorse when I get to the end of my life. Acquiring knowledge is the first step to attaining wisdom. Hinkley emphasized reading and learning from books in particular. The internet and mobile devices has expanded exponentially since his time and has allowed more information than ever to be shared. Information on every subject is available instantly. This is an opportunity unique to our generation and we must take advantage of it. Hinkley says, “The more we learn, the more we are in a position to learn... if we keep [our minds] sharpened on good literature and uplifting entertainment, if we are constantly interested in learning new things and acquiring new skills, personal development is inevitable”. If we make a habit of learning, it will influence our lives and the lives of our children. Knowledge is a powerful tool and one that we can use as we strive to change the world and really make a difference. People that are regarded as extraordinary or brilliant never started out that way. It usually took them years of hard work and effort to become motivators for change. Becoming these people, according to Hinkley, “will cause the years to pass faster than we might wish but they will be filled with a sweet and wonderful zest that will add flavor to life and power to our personal influence and ability to teach and lead.” We cannot lead or teach with wisdom if we have not first attained the knowledge necessary to do so. Not only secular learning is vital. We must search for and expect spiritual learning as well. It complements and and reinforces all other types of learning. He said that, “I believe that the glory of God is intelligence, and that the Almighty takes delight in our efforts to improve and enrich and enhance our minds.” However, in order for this to take place, we must do our part and put forth the effort of gaining knowledge. After reading this book,
imperative as I begin a new chapter in my life as an adult student at the University of Phoenix. I am well of the many challenges that my new undertaking will present. Obtaining my Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice by 2017 will depend directly on how I manage to handle the following series of potential academic hurdles that all adult learners come to face. This obstacles include: reaching educational goals, proper schedule management, implementing new learning styles, using the resources inside and…
Academic Integrity Paper
University of Phoenix
October 8, 2012
This paper will speak of Academic Integrity. What it means to use it correctly and the consequences when wrongfully used. I will voice my views along with the views of others on how Academic Integrity is good rule to follow to write a paper. The paper will also be speaking of the disciplinary action that will be put into place and how students have to go through steps to completing those disciplinary terms.…
autonomy, the ability to make sense of our world and make choices that help us live a meaningful life, is what makes us human. As we choose, we are often faced with a choice between short-term pleasure (going to the park) and long term-pleasure (turning in a well-written paper). Those who study human nature remind us that only as we choose actions that contribute to long-term pleasure will we create a life of meaning and fulfillment.
Character - As we make choices over and over, we form habits. As…
each of the following questions:
Was there anything in either the University Of Phoenix Student Code Of Conduct or the Student Code of Academic Integrity that surprised you? If so, what was it? Why were you surprised? If not, why not?
I’ve readied over both the University Of Phoenix Student Code Of Conduct and the Student Code of Academic Integrity and I even readied them both over again just to be sure I understood what was being said. Nothing stuck out to me or surprised me at all. Everything…
April 22, 2014
Dishonesty That Disappoints
Recently, there was a paper submitted that questioned ones’ integrity. For one who considers themselves to be an honest and trustworthy adult, it was decided to write a paper that may be considered as unorthodox, but also an attempt to better a wrong. Though plagiarism should not be condoned in any way, shape, or form, it should also be very appreciated when the professor does not flunk the student who proved…
based on the mastery of the skills that have been presented in the “Foundations for University Success” course. Beginning a college career with these very basic yet essential tools will prepare a foundation for success in academic learning and probably other areas in life.
The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.
A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree's leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark
But still the oak tree held its ground
A Lesson for Time
Putting life into perspective, it is truly flabbergasting how quickly it transcends. In the blink of an eye, a person travels from a child to an adult. The explanation for this transformation is as simple: Time. Think back to a childhood of Valentine Cards, Pink Bubble Gum, Toy Trucks, and Crayola Crayons and when that turned into Graduations, Professions, and Lust. Consider that each day it seems as if nothing changes,…
Trust – the new bottom line
Jim Hetherton considers the business case for Trust
Trust is News Integrity and its relationship to trust Are these issues affecting your organisation? Trust and how to repair it and build it OnTrack International About Jim Hetherton 3 5 6 7 9 10
Trust is News
2011 has given the public plenty of reasons for a building sense of mistrust. The UK phone hacking scandal has hit Rupert Murdoch where it hurts most - in the wallet. According to the BBC, the…
over the rightfulness of our actions and thoughts conduct us to question the honesty and essence of our morality. In the movie, “The Truman Show”, directed by Peter Weir, Truman Burbank demonstrates acts in order develops and nurture his personal integrity.
First and foremost, the woman that Truman encounters, Lauren, initially during his teenage years is what truly persuades him to encounter somewhere else, beyond Sea Haven. Although it is shown he has been a bit curious about the outside world as…
that they are the three “I”s: independence, intelligence, and integrity.
These three may seem off-base compared to the mass-marketing of women and how it focuses on presentation of oneself as a woman, rather than her deportment, and how one speaks. Why not beauty, or even kindness? Well, intelligence is because research has proven that women develop intellectual thoughts at a more rapid rate, and far earlier in life, than men do on a typical basis. Intelligence being the subject…