A Synthesis Paper for FFP
As the first semester in college is about to start, I started to wonder what college would be like. I find it awkward at first, because this is my first time entering a university, a well-known and respected university. In the middle of the semester, college is really different from high-school. Quizzes, oral recitation, and seat-work here and there, college teachers are so fast compared to the high-school teachers. Adjusting with the pace in college was a real challenge. With the First-year Formation Program was really a big help for me. At first I thought that this subject would be boring but then I was wrong. FFP is indeed a big help for students adjust and help them in their transistion to college life. FFP also introduced values that we can apply in daily lives and make God the center of our life.
II.First Point : Belongingness
At first I had felt awkward, kept telling to myself that “I don't belong here”, nervous, and shy. During the first activity I was so shy to open up with my groupmates but with the help of FFP, I was able to conquer my fears to open up with people that I don't really know that well. During the first half of the semester, I was able to find myself a place in this university. The formation group was also a big help for me in adjusting and to have the feeling that I am accepted and respected as a person.
III.Second Point : Self-Awareness
By the time that I feel accepted and respected for who I am as a person, I started to ask myself “ do I know myself that well?”. During this time, our class had a film showing about John P. Foppe, a man born without arms yet he still succeeded in his life and overcomed his fears. With this movie, I was moved by a line of what John P. Foppe had said in the movie “making the best of what you have, when you don't have the best of everything” with this line, I said to myself again “if John P. Foppe can do all those things without his arms, how about...
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