What I'Ve Learned About How I Learn

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My first quarter of college life has been an experience that has taught me several vital lessons. The combination of classes, clubs, and other activities has forced me to use time wisely while managing a busy schedule. As my academic life at college will continue to become increasingly difficult, I believe now is the time to become serious about my education. I have found that there exist ideas, mindsets, and other factors that help in the motivation and success of learning. In addition, there are infinite ways in which I can educate myself through diverse learning styles. Through events and activities of the IGE 120 class, I have attained an increased understanding of different and unexpected learning techniques which exist in education. The books and articles which I have had the opportunity to analyze in this class have each shared new and unanticipated concepts. These ideas have often times pertained to how I learn as both a student in the classroom and as a young adult in the world. I believe it is important to work hard in school for the purpose of learning new ideas and becoming educated and not just for getting good grades. I also believe that it is important that I do not take myself too seriously, because I will undoubtedly make mistakes. Open communication between the teacher and myself is vital for all the different situations and techniques of education. My educational success lies in my ability to hold a healthy mindset towards education, communicate with my professors, and have a firm understanding of my own learning style. From the first day of college I could not help but compare my study habits with both my friends and classmates. It has always been difficult for me to prevent myself from comparing the speed at which my friends complete homework with the speed at which I complete homework. Usually it results in my frustration over the fact that it took me three times longer than my friend to accomplish the same standard of work. Richard...
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