My Future Plans

             For the future I hope to complete the CIU unit with high marks. While I’m somewhat pessimistic when it comes to my marks I am optimistic that people will find what I write somewhat fun to read. This is big improvement to how I used to perceive my work altogether. Recently I decided to schedule my workload to make it easier to work with 1) my essay can be done i a few days if I write a some 100 – 200 words each day and 2) searching for sources before I got to sleep for a few minutes. That would greatly improve how stressed I feel daily. With that being said it won’t be easy and my natural defense against over-work will most likely kick in. That defense is a headache so long as I am stressed which makes working on projects quite hard because I’m in a hurry to complete them then.
             To avoid that I plan to get more sleep by exercising in the evening two or three days a week. When it comes to sources however I will have a hard time as the topics I chose to talk about is not easy to describe in the google search bar. Because of that I will have to get multiple sources and form my own conclusions which will take far more effort than simply finding already existing conclusions. It won’t be easy but Ill power through it somehow and come out a better person at the end.

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My strengths and weaknesses

             My main strengths are that I am a kinaesthetic and visual learner. The best way for me to learn is by being very hands on with anything which makes me very good at emulating what needs to be done most of the time. I will need to see how something is done beforehand though. As the saying says “practice makes perfect”; so I need to actually be behind the scenes setting the stage before i get good at doing anything by myself. If I must do research as well I will try my best to find credible sources but since it’s not always possible at times I need to create my own explanations from multiple sources. My dedication to my work can sometimes get the better of me though and I will do what could be considered over-time. Even When I know Its not good for me, It very easily keeps me busy so I usually can avoid thinking about how much I’m doing.

             The one thing that I can definitely improve on is using pro tools as I’m still baffled as to how some professionals in the industry know exactly what to do. What I could definitely do more with is time as I have Three big projects alongside one that is overdue since i totally forgot it existed. This was before I got a moodle account and projects started pilling which triggered another weakness of mine. I tend to forget things and confuse things when I get too stressed and don’t do them for a few days.

What Type Of Learner I Am

             A few days ago I took a Vark test to see what type of learner I am (Limited, 2016). Needless to say I was not surprised at all (See C1) except for “Read/Write”, which I thought would be much higher than it is. Most of what I was told by this test, I already figured out myself. I already liked to work with things physically before being comfortable with them (Kinesthetic – 40%) and that I needed to fail a few times before I got good at anything (Visual – 36.7%). Maybe a year ago, I got quite into working with metal and wood, so I collected some basic tools. I can’t do any big projects

             Now though, I certainly know that reading what I’ve written down won’t help me remember the information alone. That was probably why I had some trouble and lower grades, sometimes, during my primary and high school education years where I couldn’t do things physically as much. The tests were the worst of it though, lot’s of reading, writing and remembering (“Boys are lagging in schools: Has Feminization gone too far?”, 2016). I do not entirely to blame it on school though.

            I was quite lazy during my high school years until I met my literature teacher. That teacher who helped me most in high school showed me how something was done first, explaining the process it in a way that I understood and only then told me to try doing the same thing. My Aspergers definitely didn’t help and it was only after going to Brain Training that I actually started to develop my long-term memory at all (See C2).

References:

Boys are lagging in schools: Has Feminization gone too far? (2016). Retrieved October 14, 2016, from http://www.ourkids.net/blog/boys-are-lagging-feminization-of-schools-6622
Limited, V. L. (2016). Home. Retrieved October 14, 2016, from http://vark-learn.com/