December 8, 2013
Prelude- When signing up for psychology 200, I expected it to be a very interesting course much like my class from high school. With such an interest in psychology, I hoped that this course would help determine if this was a potential major/minor to pursue. Aside from its academic aspect, I took psychology to gain some personal insight. With a mother diagnosed with bipolar disorder, along with other family members as well as myself suffering from depression, my interest in clinical psychology is extreme. The mind is a scary and complex place, and I wanted to understand how it functioned. Processes-
Quizzes: Coming into college, I had very poor study habits. That quickly changed after being assigned the weekly quizzes. The quizzes were quite demanding due to time restraints and the critical thinking involved with each question. Therefore, instead of skimming over the definitions as I would normally do, I was forced to thoroughly read and understand the material. I preferred the group quizzes to the personal quizzes. With more brainpower, we always scored well and it helped improve my grade. I chose my group wisely and everyone contributed, but those that do not read could easily take advantage of the group quizzes. The biggest obstacles to the quizzes were the time restraints, the critical thinking involved, and the fact that there was a group quiz every class, meaning missing a class would harm your grade. Oral Presentation: I worked on the oral presentation with most of the same girls from the group quizzes. We first divided the amount of work up equally and created our own individual power point. We then scheduled a night to meet in the library to conjoin our material together. We faced a setback when a team member failed to show up or do her part in the project. The group worked together to make up the missing part, and as a result we all graded each other well on our group evaluations. The downfall of the oral...
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