Module 4 post

Don’t you love when you are reading something and then an hour later you can recite it? That is thanks to your brain being able to retain information that it is given. That isn’t always an easy thing to do, either. Module 4 was all about reading to remember and how using tactics that aid in remembrance to your advantage. One of the most important aspects that I saw in the module was the specific tactics that were given on how to aid in remembrance. This was important to me because I myself take some of these steps to help my memory. For example, one thing I feel like I do really well is to review the content multiple times to really drive the message home. This is depicted in the module as sensory memory, working memory, and long term memory. The way the described the process of memorizing facts and figures really was review to me because I felt like I follow a similar pattern. One module practice that I could possibly improve upon would be the highlighting, making note cards, and going above and beyond. I tend to rely on technology and my memorization skills more than doing flash cards or highlighting, so I may try that in the future to see if it will give me a bigger advantage. Some advice for you kids, would be to always try and memorize what you read. The readings are just words on a page, but if you can put the readings into practice and actually apply them, it will make it more enjoyable and profitable.


Module 3 Blog Post for Students

I would say that some of the most useful things that I learned in module 3 about procrastination would be the vast majority of ways that it could be avoided. For instance, one of the best ideas that I saw to do was to track time. I have never really been one to track my usage and time management, however this seemed like a good plan. The time racking allows you to see where you are losing out on the 24 hours we have everyday to get things done. This can help be more efficient, which makes getting tasks done much simpler.

On the other hand, the one thing that I saw in the powerpoint that I do take advantage of is the idea of breaking down large tasks into smaller ones. The powerpoint gives a great idea on this topic and tells the reader that if a large tasks is broken down, it becomes much easier to handle and makes it easier to get the large tasks done in the end. I believe I do this well now with all of my work. Having 5 classes going at one time makes for a lot of assignments due at the same time, which can be overwhelming. However, if you break down the tasks to do only a few a day, you will be amazed at what can be done. It really does aid the student in finding time to get it all done when it is in small portions. Break it down!


Module 2 Blog Post

Module 2 was all about communication. Communication is an aspect of life that one cannot live without, and frankly who would want to? Communicating shares ideas with others and allows them to give input back to you! However, there are some “rules” about communication that one should try to stick to, especially when that communication is through the form of text. The obvious fact about communicating over text is, of course, that they cannot see your face or hear your tone of voice. This means that they cannot hear if you are using a sarcastic tone or a sense of urgency in your statement. More importantly, text may cause someone to take offense or form an opinion about what you said, even if you didn’t mean it that way. So be careful when using text to communicate.

One of the most important topics in this module was Netiquette. Netiquette is the code of conduct for the use of the internet, and how someone should act when on the internet. There are a few common rules when using the internet that someone should be aware of before coming to college. For example, when a student is in an online class and has to a research project, the student should not be copying someone else’s work from the internet and using it as their own. Not only is that infringing on the copyright of that person, but it is also plagiarism and could get you a one way ticket out of college.

I feel like I have a good grasp on the Netiquette aspect of college. I always site my work when doing research projects,  never belittle fellow classmates in group discussions, and always watch what I put on the internet because it is public after all. So, bottom line is always watch your P’s and Q’s on the internet, and be sure to always use your best Netiquette skills to ensure you are being the best and most responsible student you can be.