Gathering all the information you can possibly get is only half
the battle to succeed. The other half has to do with application. I
realize that I have a lot to work on as far as my driving personality is
concerned but, I have so much information and resources to refer to that
it could very well be a safe-proof plan. Then again,
that will depend
upon how much I want it and that's where application comes in to view.
The old saying goes, a goal that is never written down somewhere easily
accessible, is not a goal. If you don't go through the steps of
accomplishing your plan by exhausting every resource and information you
may have, it'll never happen. I am trying to start out everyday with a
positive attitude, a good mood, a smile before sitting behind the wheel of
my automobile and it is working. The thing about doing this paper is that
it's a constant reminder to me that I personally need this personality
makeover. Mind you, that it's not going to work for everybody because
change is difficult. To do it, like I mentioned, you
have got to
want to do it. Everyone realizes that their needs are
different from another and doing a driving personality makeover might not
be as important.
I must honestly say that I have thought of changing
my driving personality even before taking this class. Now that I'm in the
class it is reiterating the fact that the change for me is a necessity.
I'm taking it step by step and not chewing more than I
can swallow. The
plan thus far is working for me. I'm more aware of my countenance because
just maybe, my positive action to a given situation may influence the next
At first I had no idea as to what was going on in this class let
alone an online generational curriculum. I felt lost and confused but as
time went on and I got to practice with the
computers in lab classes, I
began to feel a little more confident. There were other students who were
of great help to me. The key is really to practice and it's only after
you do that you realize the wealth of information just within your grasp.
Without the knowledge of how the computer operates to access your
information, you're going to be left behind, and oh what a feeling that
could be. Once you get the hang of accessing information it will open the
window to a whole new world. It can be so much fun
browsing through tons
of resources. You even lose tract of time when you really get into it.
Sometimes that can be a detriment if you have other engagements.
Nevertheless, this is a great way of learning traffic psychology because
you can pull up any information you could possibly need on the topic by
simply pressing certain keys.
This is very new for me and
although computers are a lot quicker to get information it does have it's
draw backs. One in particular was trying to hook up
into the university's
system. It was one problem after the other and I finally gave up and
worked at home on my word processor, saved my work and finished it at
school. I'm so use to the traditional course work which involves the
lectures, the textbooks, the research papers, the discussions and so on.
The dilemma I'm faced with is the change and I'm resisting because I'm use
to the traditional system.
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Being completely honest, I don't
know enough about the generational curriculum to even attempt to suggest
improvements for future generations. I'm still learning about the system
but, ask me this question toward the ending of the semester and I'd have
an answer. Like I said earlier, I had no idea as to what to expect from
this class. It was a total shock to me when I found out. I'm not a
quitter unless I have no alternative, and that's few and far between, so I
decided to stick it out. When I finally got into
the swing of things, I
thought the generational curriculum was awesome! Some of the generational
student reports are so elaborate and artistic that it makes me want to try
extending my minds capacity.
Almost every college student has or
will have a computer. There is no way around it. It is the trend of the
future and without it, especially college students, you're not going to
survive. A class like this can only be positive because it's setting a
precedence for what is to come now and in the future. This teaching
approach should somehow be implemented in other classes, not totally
because I'm not sure if it would apply to some classes. The fact that
computers will control the future is important enough to make it a part of
your life. This class is to me is sort of an introductory to the real
world of computers and it should be a requirement for
all students. I'm
not saying that it's an easy class, not by a long shot, what I am saying
is this, the class can be of some help to you for future references. It's
a tuff class but once you get pass the first big bump, the other bumps
doesn't seem as bad. The class should definitely be continued because
there are so many advantages.
If I know that what I say here
will help future generations, then I'll feel a part of it. When I was in
high school, computers wasn't as important as it is now. I strongly feel
that it will help prepare the high school student as he or she seeks
higher education. If the high schools aren't teaching the students the
world of computers now, then they better get started. It can only help
their chances of succeeding in college.
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There is always room
for improvements and this is the bases for expansion. A good example is
what computers could do just a few years ago in comparison with computers
of today. They are highly advanced and because of it, computers can do so
much more. When future generations look back on our generation, they'll
probably say something like, oh my gosh how primitive.
I'm in no
position to be giving any advice to my professor on a topic that I only
seem to be scratching the surface on. Computers isn't my forte at
this moment, but who's to say that it wouldn't be at sometime in the
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