All good things must come to an end unfortunately. As this course comes to an end, I have definitely learned a lot about myself and became a better student. Each module was fresh, new, exciting and helpful which I believe that any student would benefit greatly from.
At the beginning of the course, I thought I was a fairly productive student. As each new module was introduced, my interest kept peaking. It is amazing how there are so many little things that we can do to improve ourselves. Personally, the most eye-opening portion of this course was the time-tracking section. When it was time to document how I spent my days, I realized how much time I was actually wasting. It was sort of frightening at first however we can always improve ourselves once we realize where the problem lies. I have since then cut out a lot of the time I spend on social media and watching television. Now I use that time to improve myself, whether it may be reading, writing, completing more assignments or studying. It has definitely made a difference this semester.
Moreover, many little skills that we believe that we are good at, we can actually get better at. How can you study more effectively? How can you research more efficiently? How do keep track of your assignments? Is there anything that you can do to be a more productive student? The answers will vary depending but for me, I learned how I can be a better note taker and become more organized with the use of technology. I discovered better research methods using search statements and utilizing other search engines besides google. I now use a calendar that will keep track and remind me when my assignments are due. These are just a few ways that I have changed the way I work now.
Not only do you improve as a student, but you improve as a person overall. Many of the skills are extremely effective in the real world. We need to learn how to manage time better and be more organized. It will make life much easier. In addition to being able to thoroughly convey an idea or topic. If we need to learn something new, we should know how to do proper research to better familiarize ourself with the subject at hand.
Throughout this course, I have learned a lot about myself and have made adjustments in order to improve my character. One thing I realized, as a student I am not using all the resources that are available to me which includes, professors, the library, TA’s, office hours and more. I am being provided all these options to be successful but I am not using them. I do not talk to a lot of fellow classmates but if I do, we can create groups to study and do better in the class. I can using my time more wisely which I am doing now and I spend every week reflecting on what I’ve done. I am happy with the progress I have made throughout this semester and this course has definitely aided me greatly.
In conclusion, students and individuals in general, should realize that this technological age has made information more accessible, easy to find, research, learn and share and explore our interests. Students in university are given many resources to help them throughout their years in college. So we must learn to use what is readily available to us. Also we need to learn to analyze our daily patterns to see if we are making the most out of our days. Procrastination is affects all of us so we must learn how to discipline ourselves to avoid it. I am grateful for all the information that has been shared throughout this course and will definitely continue to practice the skills i’ve learned here throughout my life.