Final Reflection Blog Post

My overall experience in this course was really awesome. I have learned a lot of useful tools and resources that I will use for my future semesters in college.  I have learned a lot about myself, I’ve learned how to expand my strengths and limit my weaknesses. This was just a great course to take and I would recommend it to anyone I know who needs help within their academics in college or to those who just want to improve their academic lifestyles.

I have learned a great amount about technology, online tools, and online resources. All of which I can retain and use in a lot of my other classes. I’ve learned that there are lists of tools and resources that can be used with everyday technology. There are so many websites and links to help you with your academic lives. For example, I personally struggled with physics during my time in college. I didn’t learn enough from the lectures to complete any of the homework’s or do well on any of the quizzes. The book was the same; I couldn’t comprehend a lot of it. So, as I lost hope for this class I stumbled across Khan Academy. It was a website that intuitively taught viewers topics from a wide variety of topics. From this online tool and resource I was able to learn, do practice problems, and discuss physics material that lead to success in my actual class. All of this came from my interaction with an online website that gave me tools and resources, highlighting how important technology with academics can be.

I have learned that I can benefit from a lot of tools and resources that technology has to offer to improve my own academic setting. From this class I saw how I was spending my time and what improvements could be made. From simply following a detail plan of action, or continuously looking at a calendar for updates regarding school work, I was able to improve my daily schedule with respect to my academics. I’ve always had the right intentions when it comes to school but I never effectively carried out my plans. With the help of a list of resources presented from this class I know I will effectively study, complete task, and learn material better than ever.

The most meaningful experiences from this course were creating the google spreadsheet and the comments we had to make on fellow classmate’s discussion posts. The google spreadsheet of our week in 30 minute increments made me realize how much work I was putting in to my classes. I wasn’t super pleased with my classes at the time and was spending a lot of time studying. From that, I realized that I wasn’t effectively studying. That made me more determined to study better with different methods and online tools. Similar to the comments we had to make on other students post. It made me realize that I wasn’t the only one struggling with balancing my academic and social lives. It made me feel more relieved and gave me better ideas to balance the two.

I will apply what I learned in this class for the future in multiple ways. I will continuously create calendars and list of tasks to prepare myself for any unexpected assignments, quizzes, or tests. I will continuously use online tools to help me with certain classes. Whether I need to memorize definitions using the flashcard website or understand a difficult topic using Khan Academy. I know I will have many classes in the future requiring me to do some research and I now have a better understanding on to do so even more effectively than others who have not taken this class. Lastly, I will learn to always look into new methods of learning because you never know if one will benefit you unless you try it.



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