PLT #2

Draft 1

 

Throughout this year we have done about 20 journals and each one of them I have been able to connect my experience as a student here and a student in the past. In my life I have always been a student to get my work done right away and try my hardest. Since I have been at college, I have learned so much more than I have in one class in high school. In our class we started off looking at Habits of The Creative Mind which gave us insight to what we learned in high school and how to unlearn the old techniques we have had. In journal #2 we wrote about What is unlearning in this context and How might you be unlearning one or more of the follows? I looked back to high school and thought about all the skills I was taught like the five paragraph essay and realized that unlearning in this context is talking about be able to forget all those set rules that you had in high school about writing and to make yourself more open to new ideas and to open your mind to curiosity. I saw how you must be flexible with your writing and engage with new sources, ideas and people. Being flexible leads you to new ways of thinking and helps you adapt to new circumstances. After reflecting on habits through this journal I have noticed myself breaking out of those habits and seeing my writing growing threw the semester. Being able to have Jesse Miller, Eric Drown and these resources like Habits of the creative mind and TS/IS have shaped me to look at my writing in a new perspective. Like a coach I have looked at what I did well and try to find a way to improve my weaker areas. Gawande Ted talked showed me how having a coach like Jesse miller or Eric Drown can help guide me to the right direction for success and lead me to my fullest potential. This semester I have learned how to unlearn the 5-paragraph essay, summarize properly and to put my oar into different conversations while focusing on other ideas and points of views. These journals that we have completed have shaped my entire thought process and have taught me to always be open to new ideas and have a creative mind to give insight on how to learn in a way that will better me this year.

DRAFT 2

Throughout this year we have done about 20 journals and each one of them I have been able to connect my experience as a student here and a student in the past. In my life I have always been a student to get my work done right away and try my hardest. Since I have been in college, I have learned so much more than I have in one class in high school. In our class we started off looking at Habits of The Creative Mind which gave us insight to what we learned in high school and how to unlearn the old techniques we have had. In journal #2 we wrote about What is unlearning in this context and How might you be unlearning one or more of these skills? I looked back to high school and thought about all the skills I was taught like the five paragraph essay and realized that unlearning in this context is talking about be able to forget all those set rules that you had in high school about writing and to make yourself more open to new ideas and to open your mind to curiosity. I saw how you must be flexible with your writing and engage with new sources, ideas and people. Being flexible leads you to new ways of thinking and helps you adapt to new circumstances. After reflecting on habits through this journal I have noticed myself breaking out of those habits and seeing my writing growing threw the semester. Being able to have Jesse Miller, Eric Drown and these resources like Habits of the creative mind and TS/IS have shaped me to look at my writing in a new perspective. Like a coach I have looked at what I did well and try to find a way to improve my weaker areas. Gawande Ted talked showed me how having a coach like Jesse miller or Eric Drown can help guide me to the right direction for success and lead me to my fullest potential. This semester I have learned how to unlearn the 5-paragraph essay, summarize properly and to put my oar into different conversations while focusing on other ideas and points of views. These journals that we have completed have shaped my entire thought process and have taught me to always be open to new ideas and have a creative mind to give insight on how to learn in a way that will better me this year. 

 

DRAFT 3

Throughout this year we have done about 20 journals and each one of them I have been able to connect my experience as a college student and a high school student. In my life I have always been a student to get my work done right away and try my hardest. Since I have been at college, I have learned so much more than I have in one class in high school. In our class we started off looking at Habits of The Creative Mind which gave us insight to what we learned in high school and how to unlearn the old techniques we have had. In journal #2 we wrote about What is unlearning in this context and How might you be unlearning one or more of the follows? I looked back to high school and thought about all the skills I was taught like the five paragraph essay and realized that unlearning in this context is talking about be able to forget all those set rules that you had in high school about writing and to make yourself more open to new ideas and to open your mind to curiosity. I saw how you must be flexible with your writing and engage with new sources, ideas and people. Being flexible leads you to new ways of thinking and helps you adapt to new circumstances. After reflecting on habits through this journal I have noticed myself breaking out of those habits and seeing my writing growing threw the semester. Being able to have Jesse Miller, Eric Drown and these resources like Habits of the creative mind and TS/IS have shaped me to look at my writing in a new perspective. Like a coach I have looked at what I did well and try to find a way to improve my weaker areas. Gawande Ted talked showed me how having a coach like Jesse miller or Eric Drown can help guide me to the right direction for success and lead me to my fullest potential. Gawande reflects on an event at a birth center in India where “I was watching this delivery, and suddenly I realized that the mood in that room had changed. The nurse was looking at the community health worker who had come in with the woman because that baby did not seem to be alive. She was blue and floppy and not breathing. She would be one of that one-in-20. But the nurse kept going with her checkpoints. She dried that baby with a clean towel. And after a minute, when that didn’t stimulate that baby, she ran to get the baby mask and the other one went to get the suction. She didn’t have a mechanical suction because you could count on electricity, so she used a mouth suction, and within 20 seconds, she was clearing out that little girl’s airways. And she got back a green, thick liquid, and within a minute of being able to do that and suctioning out over and over, that baby started to breathe.” These nurses and I both have had coaches help us through difficult challenges. Coaches are there to help you notice what you did well and try and guide you in the right direction to fix the situations that you need to work on. This semester I have learned how to unlearn the 5-paragraph essay, summarize properly and to put my oar into different conversations while focusing on other ideas and points of views. These journals that we have completed have shaped my entire thought process and have taught me to always be open to new ideas and have a creative mind to give insight on how to learn in a way that will better me this year.

In college I have learned to be apart of such a bigger and broader community where I have learned to be a citizen of this college which eman to be apart of and be active in this community. Everyone on this campus sees how important it is to be involved and want to make a difference. Here there are so many different opportunities to find something that make you feel who you are and can lead you to seeing the learning curve in your future. In high school you would restricted to being on these certain sets of rules and were able to have structure but not being able to think outside the box and spread new ideas and find new ideas. I remember in high school I would always have so much homework and constantly be worrying about my grades but in college in this class we base our grades in the “not yet” which is able to show students that your not quite there yet but there is room for improvement. The “Not yet” shows the learning curve that a student has a future to grow their mind  to bigger things. People today are always being rewarded for everything and you can’t truly learn without having a couple loses and some bumps along the way but if there would be something that I had to change I would have try to put my oar into the conversation in my high school writing and really take in what the writer was saying. Not being able to put your own spin on a passage is something that can limit your success and the way you perceive new ideas. In this class I have learn not only from my professor but from the texts that we have read including Habits of the creative mind, TS/IS and all the TED talks we have listened to that what you write is your writing and you need to be willing to hear others ideas and to have an open mind. I have taken what I have learned this semester and now I can use it for any of my classes either when I’m writing a paper or when I’m trying to learn a new subject.

 

Thesis Statement

Becoming a college student is a big shift in anyones life and can be difficult to adjust to but when you come to school you learn the most important parts of learning. Throughout my first semester have have been lucky enough to learn more about the basis of learning and myself as a learner.

 

 

 

Grace Sabatino

English 122

Jesse Miller

 

In college I have learned to be apart of such a bigger and broader community where I have learned to be a citizen of this college which eman to be apart of and be active in this community. Everyone on this campus sees how important it is to be involved and want to make a difference. Here there are so many different opportunities to find something that make you feel who you are and can lead you to seeing the learning curve in your future. In high school you would restricted to being on these certain sets of rules and were able to have structure but not being able to think outside the box and spread new ideas and find new ideas. High wasn’t an easy time for me I would constantly have to stay on top of my work and study study study. Throughout my entire life I have had AD and it has always been a challenges but I have learned to work with my disability and find a way of learning that worked for me. I remember in high school I would always have so much homework and constantly be worrying about my grades but in college in this class we base our grades in the “not yet” which is able to show students that your not quite there yet but there is room for improvement. The “Not yet” shows the learning curve that a student has a future to grow their mind  to bigger things. People today are always being rewarded for everything and you can’t truly learn without having a couple loses and some bumps along the way but if there would be something that I had to change I would have try to put my oar into the conversation in my high school writing and really take in what the writer was saying. Not being able to put your own spin on a passage is something that can limit your success and the way you perceive new ideas. In this class I have learn not only from my professor but from the texts that we have read including Habits of the creative mind, TS/IS and all the TED talks we have listened to that what you write is your writing and you need to be willing to hear others ideas and to have an open mind. I have taken what I have learned this semester and now I can use it for any of my classes either when I’m writing a paper or when I’m trying to learn a new subject.

 

Becoming a college student is a big shift in anyone’s life and can be difficult to adjust to but when you come to school you learn the most important parts of learning. Throughout my first semester have have been lucky enough to learn more about the basis of learning and myself as a learner. In order to learn habits of mind that they will carry on for the rest of their lives, college students need to learn how to have an open mind to new ideas and to see your learning curve as you go through school.

 

Throughout this year we have done about 20 journals and each one of them I have been able to connect my experience as a college student and a high school student. In my life I have always been a student to get my work done right away and try my hardest. Since I have been at college, I have learned so much more than I have in one class in high school. In our class we started off looking at Habits of The Creative Mind which gave us insight to what we learned in high school and how to unlearn the old techniques we have had. In journal #2 we wrote about What is unlearning in this context and How might you be unlearning one or more of the follows? I looked back to high school and thought about all the skills I was taught like the five paragraph essay and realized that unlearning in this context is talking about be able to forget all those set rules that you had in high school about writing and to make yourself more open to new ideas and to open your mind to curiosity. I saw how you must be flexible with your writing and engage with new sources, ideas and people. Being flexible leads you to new ways of thinking and helps you adapt to new circumstances. After reflecting on habits through this journal I have noticed myself breaking out of those habits and seeing my writing growing threw the semester.

Being able to have Jesse Miller, Eric Drown and these resources like Habits of the creative mind and TS/IS have shaped me to look at my writing in a new perspective. Like a coach I have looked at what I did well and try to find a way to improve my weaker areas. Gawande Ted talked showed me how having a coach like Jesse miller or Eric Drown can help guide me to the right direction for success and lead me to my fullest potential. Gawande reflects on an event at a birth center in India where “I was watching this delivery, and suddenly I realized that the mood in that room had changed. The nurse was looking at the community health worker who had come in with the woman because that baby did not seem to be alive. She was blue and floppy and not breathing. She would be one of that one-in-20. But the nurse kept going with her checkpoints. She dried that baby with a clean towel. And after a minute, when that didn’t stimulate that baby, she ran to get the baby mask and the other one went to get the suction. She didn’t have a mechanical suction because you could count on electricity, so she used a mouth suction, and within 20 seconds, she was clearing out that little girl’s airways. And she got back a green, thick liquid, and within a minute of being able to do that and suctioning out over and over, that baby started to breathe.” These nurses and I both have had coaches help us through difficult challenges. Coaches are there to help you notice what you did well and try and guide you in the right direction to fix the situations that you need to work on.

This semester I have learned how to unlearn the 5-paragraph essay, summarize properly and to put my oar into different conversations while focusing on other ideas and points of views. These journals that we have completed have shaped my entire thought process and have taught me to always be open to new ideas and have a creative mind to give insight on how to learn in a way that will better me this year.  Habits of the creative mind have taught me that not only can you unlearn these old habits but you can change the way that you look at your writing. If you don’t have a positive or optimistic view on what your writing your not going to have your best effort put forward, but if you have something that you want to write about and passionate about your going to be able to completely get your thoughts out and share your ideas with readers. Writing can be a difficult process even for me but I find that writing say 300 words at first then bulking it up as I go helps me the most because I can start off with a base to my writing and built up on each idea.

Post Conference Draft

Grace Sabatino

English 122

Jesse Miller

 

In college I have learned to be apart of such a bigger and broader community where I have learned to be a citizen of this college which eman to be apart of and be active in this community. Everyone on this campus sees how important it is to be involved and want to make a difference. Here there are so many different opportunities to find something that make you feel who you are and can lead you to seeing the learning curve in your future. In high school you would restricted to being on these certain sets of rules and were able to have structure but not being able to think outside the box and spread new ideas and find new ideas. High wasn’t an easy time for me I would constantly have to stay on top of my work and study study study. Throughout my entire life I have had ADD and it has always been a challenges but I have learned to work with my disability and find a way of learning that worked for me. I remember in high school I would always have so much homework and constantly be worrying about my grades but in college in this class we base our grades in the “not yet” which is able to show students that your not quite there yet but there is room for improvement. The “Not yet” shows the learning curve that a student has a future to grow their mind  to bigger things. People today are always being rewarded for everything and you can’t truly learn without having a couple loses and some bumps along the way but if there would be something that I had to change I would have try to put my oar into the conversation in my high school writing and really take in what the writer was saying. Not being able to put your own spin on a passage is something that can limit your success and the way you perceive new ideas. In this class I have learn not only from my professor but from the texts that we have read including Habits of the creative mind, TS/IS and all the TED talks we have listened to that what you write is your writing and you need to be willing to hear others ideas and to have an open mind. I have taken what I have learned this semester and now I can use it for any of my classes either when I’m writing a paper or when I’m trying to learn a new subject.

 

Becoming a college student is a big shift in anyone’s life and can be difficult to adjust to but when you come to school you learn the most important parts of learning. Throughout my first semester have have been lucky enough to learn more about the basis of learning and myself as a learner. In order to learn habits of mind that they will carry on for the rest of their lives, college students need to learn how to have an open mind to new ideas and to see your learning curve as you go through school.

 

Throughout this year we have done about 20 journals and each one of them I have been able to connect my experience as a college student and a high school student. In my life I have always been a student to get my work done right away and try my hardest. Since I have been at college, I have learned so much more than I have in one class in high school. In our class we started off looking at Habits of The Creative Mind which gave us insight to what we learned in high school and how to unlearn the old techniques we have had. In Journal #2 we wrote about What is unlearning in this context and How might you be unlearning one or more of the follows? I looked back to high school and thought about all the skills I was taught like the five paragraph essay and realized that unlearning in this context is talking about be able to forget all those set rules that you had in high school about writing and to make yourself more open to new ideas and to open your mind to curiosity. I saw how you must be flexible with your writing and engage with new sources, ideas and people. Being flexible leads you to new ways of thinking and helps you adapt to new circumstances. After reflecting on habits through this journal I have noticed myself breaking out of those habits and seeing my writing growing threw the semester.

Being able to have Jesse Miller, Eric Drown and these resources like Habits of the creative mind and TS/IS have shaped me to look at my writing in a new perspective. For example the “Not yet” that Dweck talks about is applied in my english class.  The not gives hope to students that may not be there yet but are able to see the learning curve that leads to their brighter future. Carol Dweck discusses that “”Not Yet” also gave me insight into a critical event early in my career, a real turning point. I wanted to 9 see how children coped with challenge and difficulty, so I gave 10-year-olds problems that were slightly 10 too hard for them. Some of them reacted in a shockingly positive way. They said things like, “I love a 11 challenge,” or, “You know, I was hoping this would be informative.” They understood that their abilities 12 could be developed. They had what I call a growth mindset. But other students felt it was tragic, 13 catastrophic. From their more fixed mindset perspective, their intelligence had been up for judgment 14 and they failed. Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now.” Depending on how you look and face your challenges is going to determine your outcome and if you have a growth mindset you’re going to be optimistic and see how this challenge can benefit you in the long run. I know that I have a growth mindset and can see that maybe I am not there yet but with work I can get there and this applies to not only my english class but all my classes. This semester has shown me to do things that I would never think I would be able to comprehend.

This semester I have learned how to unlearn the 5-paragraph essay, summarize properly and to put my oar into different conversations while focusing on other ideas and points of views. These journals that we have completed have shaped my entire thought process and have taught me to always be open to new ideas and have a creative mind to give insight on how to learn in a way that will better me this year.  Habits of the creative mind have taught me that not only can you unlearn these old habits but you can change the way that you look at your writing. If you don’t have a positive or optimistic view on what your writing your not going to have your best effort put forward, but if you have something that you want to write about and passionate about your going to be able to completely get your thoughts out and share your ideas with readers. Writing can be a difficult process even for me but I find that writing say 300 words at first then bulking it up as I go helps me the most because I can start off with a base to my writing and bui8lt up on each idea.

 

 

FINAL DRAFT

Grace Sabatino

English 122

11/28/18

Jesse Miller

 

In college I have learned to be apart of such a bigger and broader community where I have learned to be a citizen of this college which eman to be apart of and be active in this community. Everyone on this campus sees how important it is to be involved and want to make a difference. Here there are so many different opportunities to find something that make you feel who you are and can lead you to seeing the learning curve in your future. In high school you would restricted to being on these certain sets of rules and were able to have structure but not being able to think outside the box and spread new ideas and find new ideas. High school wasn’t an easy time for me I would constantly have to stay on top of my work and study study study. Throughout my entire life I have had A.D.D. and it has always been a challenges but I have learned to work with my disability and find a way of learning that worked for me. I remember in high school I would always have so much homework and constantly be worrying about my grades but in college in this class we base our grades in the “not yet” which is able to show students that your not quite there yet but there is room for improvement. The “Not yet” shows the learning curve that a student has a future to grow their mind to bigger things. People today are always being rewarded for everything and you can’t truly learn without having a couple loses and some bumps along the way but if there would be something that I had to change I would have try to put my oar into the conversation in my high school writing and really take in what the writer was saying. Not being able to put your own spin on a passage is something that can limit your success and the way you perceive new ideas. In this class I have learn not only from my professor but from the texts that we have read including Habits of the creative mind, TS/IS and all the TED talks we have listened to that what you write is your writing and you need to be willing to hear others ideas and to have an open mind. I have taken what I have learned this semester and now I can use it for any of my classes either when I’m writing a paper or when I’m trying to learn a new subject.

Throughout this year we have done about 20 journals and each one of them I have been able to connect my experience as a college student and a high school student. In my life I have always been a student to get my work done right away and try my hardest. Since I have been at college, I have learned so much more than I have in one class in high school. In our class we started off looking at Habits of The Creative Mind which gave us insight to what we learned in high school and how to unlearn the old techniques we have had. In Journal #2 we wrote about What is unlearning in this context and How might you be unlearning one or more of the follows? I looked back to high school and thought about all the skills I was taught like the five paragraph essay and realized that unlearning in this context is talking about be able to forget all those set rules that you had in high school about writing and to make yourself more open to new ideas and to open your mind to curiosity. I saw how you must be flexible with your writing and engage with new sources, ideas and people. Being flexible leads you to new ways of thinking and helps you adapt to new circumstances. After reflecting on habits through this journal I have noticed myself breaking out of those habits and seeing my writing growing threw the semester.

Being able to have Jesse Miller, Eric Drown and these resources like Habits of the creative mind and TS/IS have shaped me to look at my writing in a new perspective. For example the “Not yet” that Dweck talks about is applied in my english class.  The not gives hope to students that may not be there yet but are able to see the learning curve that leads to their brighter future. Carol Dweck discusses that “”Not Yet” also gave me insight into a critical event early in my career, a real turning point. I wanted to 9 see how children coped with challenge and difficulty, so I gave 10-year-olds problems that were slightly 10 too hard for them. Some of them reacted in a shockingly positive way. They said things like, “I love a 11 challenge,” or, “You know, I was hoping this would be informative.” They understood that their abilities 12 could be developed. They had what I call a growth mindset. But other students felt it was tragic, 13 catastrophic. From their more fixed mindset perspective, their intelligence had been up for judgment 14 and they failed. Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now.” Depending on how you look and face your challenges is going to determine your outcome and if you have a growth mindset you’re going to be optimistic and see how this challenge can benefit you in the long run. I know that I have a growth mindset and can see that maybe I am not there yet but with work I can get there and this applies to not only my english class but all my classes. This semester has shown me to do things that I would never think I would be able to comprehend.

This semester I have learned how to unlearn the 5-paragraph essay, summarize properly and to put my oar into different conversations while focusing on other ideas and points of views. Becoming a college student is a big shift in anyone’s life and can be difficult to adjust to but when you come to school you learn the most important parts of learning. Throughout my first semester have have been lucky enough to learn more about the basis of learning and myself as a learner. In order to learn habits of mind that they will carry on for the rest of their lives, college students need to learn how to have an open mind to new ideas and to see your learning curve as you go through school. These journals that we have completed have shaped my entire thought process and have taught me to always be open to new ideas and have a creative mind to give insight on how to learn in a way that will better me this year.  Habits of the creative mind have taught me that not only can you unlearn these old habits but you can change the way that you look at your writing. If you don’t have a positive or optimistic view on what your writing your not going to have your best effort put forward, but if you have something that you want to write about and passionate about your going to be able to completely get your thoughts out and share your ideas with readers. Writing can be a difficult process even for me but I find that writing say 300 words at first then bulking it up as I go helps me the most because I can start off with a base to my writing and bui8lt up on each idea.