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Personal Reflection of Studies at GCSE

– I have an interest and passion for Religious Studies and wish to pursue a degree in Religion to further develop my knowledge, ambition and understanding which I will eventually carry on to a PGCE qualification. By studying Religion and Ethics at GCSE I became fascinated in various world faiths and how religious beliefs affect attitudes, lifestyle and behaviour; this influenced my A’ Level choice and at A’ Level I have particularly enjoyed the study of Judaism and Buddhism at a much deeper level….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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Personal Reflection

– Rachel Carson: The Obligation to Endure (pg. 83) When Carson cites Schweitzer, she is referring to the “devils”, or harmful, unnatural creations of man that dramatically alter nature, that often go undiscovered or avoided. She is specifically referring to the contamination of air, plants, earth, rivers, seas, and organisms with dangerous lethal materials. Additionally, Carson is referring to the ways in which man physically alters the environment such as importing plants that are non-native, or invasive, and practicing agricultural monoculture….   [tags: Personal Reflection Essays]


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Personal Reflection InTech I and Intech II

– How has taking InTech changed the way I teach. Well, I took it six years ago, so I had to think about this for a while. I guess the fact that I had to consider it for a bit says something about how much a part of my life and my teaching technology has become. At the time I took InTech I, I felt that I was already quite comfortable using technology in the classroom. I had a desire and an interest in using it more, what I needed were ideas. I wasn’t sure how to get twenty-eight students on two computers….   [tags: Reflection ]


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Reflection Paper on Foodcorp Simulation

– Reflection Paper on Foodcorp Simulation The Foodcorp simulation was a great exercise for this class. It was a fun activity. I felt that the materials and the situations reflected the real organizational experiences. There were thirteen roles with different responsibilities in the simulation. These roles create a structure of the organization. For example, these roles create a three level of hierarchy, two groups of products; frozen foods and dry foods, and the subsidiaries. I played the roles of senior vice president of frozen foods, vice president of production and vice president of sales and marketing of frozen foods….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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A Personal Reflection

– Women face innumerable and ubiquitous challenges, most of which are directly related to their gender. The feminist movement was birthed through necessity from this conclusion. Although I do not directly link Edwidge Danticat and Maxine Hong Kingston with the feminist movement, I believe their works illustrate the great struggles and obstacles that a woman’s birth supplies her. The women in their books are heartbroken, weak and somewhat flawed, and it is through these flaws that the application of their influence on my life began, and the reason I feel a strong kinship with these fictional, and sometimes not so fictional characters….   [tags: Literary Analysis ]


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Defining Family and a Personal Reflection

– In this discussion, I will be explaining how I define family. I will also include my immediate and extended family. I will also describe what family means to me, how mine differs from other families in my neighborhood, and also how they are similar. I will also describe my family’s ethnicity and how it may affect any of my family’s health. To me, family is a group of people that are brought together by blood, adoption, or marriage. I also believe that people do not have to be blood-related to be considered a family….   [tags: traditions, religion, ethnicity]


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Personal Reflection of Media Use

– … When I first started my media consumption list I wasn’t sure if I wanted to include radio then I realized how much I take in from this wonderful talk show. They provide news updates, celebrity gossip (which is a guilty pleasure), treading items off of the Internet – which occasional spark my interest. The crew talks about Belvita Breakfast Biscuits every morning and in turn got me craving them and ultimately purchasing a box or two. I can have my #morningwin with the voices that make me laugh each morning….   [tags: radio, television, pinterest]


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Personal Reflection Paper: Almeida

– Summary of Readings Almeida et al. In their book, Almeida, Dolan-Del, & Parker (2008) describe the idea of critical consciousness and how it brings “sociopolitical context” to daily life. “A client who develops critical consciousness may learn that her depression is not exclusively a medical illness driven by organic factors she cannot change” (Almeida et al., 2008, p. 22). This was in the beginning of the chapter and began to explain the difference between a therapy model versus the strictly medical model….   [tags: critical consciousness]


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Success and Happiness: A Personal Reflection

– Happiness, what is it, and why do we strive to achieve it so persistently. Happiness in some points of view is portrayed as the state that is derived from self-awareness of a benefiting action or moment taking place. What of the moments that are not beneficial. Can a person still find moments of happiness and success in discord, a little glimmer of light shining from the deep recesses of our own consciousness. Plucking it from a mere moment, achieved from money, or is it so much more, happiness is the precipice that all strive to gain to better perceive their success….   [tags: states of mind]


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Personal Reflection of Communication and Areas of Improvement

– Lots of people thinks that they know themselves very well; they have a right way of communication, they know how to listen and respond to others, even emotional intelligence. Is this what you thought. I did. However after I have done my observe behavior interview to my friends, I believe that self-reflection is important to everyone to understand and improve our own communication styles. For this report I will be studying the key communication concepts and analyses the responses and develop actions for improvement to my self….   [tags: expression, emotions, intelligence]


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Personal Reflection on Illegal Immigrants

– Immigration reform is one of the most pressing issues confronting U.S. Legislators. Do you know why illegal immigrants come to America or any other country. Why is this matter illegal. Some say they leave their home country for a better life and work while others may say for religious reasons or just to get away. Some come for more opportunities and education and a better way of life. What is really the incentive for this. Do you agree or disagree with the law that an illegal immigrant must be demoted back to their country of origin….   [tags: Legal Status, Social Issues]


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My Father: A Personal Reflection

– My father speaks slowly; his sentences deliberate, exhaustive and eloquent. His ability to describe every step of a mechanical process—with absolute clarity and precision—astounds and inspires me. His compulsion to describe every emotional nuance—with absolute clarity and precision—used to infuriate me. I would become so impatient while arguing with him; I’d fume, and he’d plod through the plot of our conflict, back not just to the flashpoint incident, but farther yet to the underlying principles he understood, and wished I would, and which I wished to scorch….   [tags: fatherhood, introspective analysis]


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The Crook Crew: Personal Reflection

– … I will scratch the surface of what my family system entails, however like most modern families there is so much deviation in day to day life it is difficult to find one or even two basic underlying themes to describe. The first thing I will discuss is an unwritten family rule and how that rule impacted my decision making throughout my development. When comparing family rules it is often easy to stamp a label upon relationships and parenting styles as a certain type but as most developmentalist would agree the family system is so diverse it is difficult to say one family is this and only this parenting style….   [tags: my family rules and integration]


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A Personal Reflection on The Training and Development Authority (TDA)

– Personal Individual Reflection on the Training and Development Authority (TDA) Introduction TDA is an organization based in UK, which is distinctively recognized for its unique endeavors in persuading and convincing students that teaching is the best career for any student. Its core mission lies in relaying the advantages of teaching by demonstrating and explaining what teaching involves. Its sole objective aims at educating children and the youth through this teaching profession so as to enable them become part of a tolerant and productive United Kingdom society….   [tags: Organizational Issues]


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Reflection Of My Life

– One’s dream and aspirations to supersede in life must be stronger and greater than limitations set forth by others. The experience that were bestowed to me during my short life has elevated me to the woman I am today. Please walk with me as I give you the opportunity to see the world from my eyes: To be the person that I am now, I had to reflect and accept accountability of my past actions. My past is one that many would love to erase from their memory, a past, which remained dormant, until I found myself….   [tags: Personal Reflection, narrative]


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A Personal Reflection on the Liminal Spaces in Life

– Chuck Wendig has said writing the middle of a novel is the hardest task. He calls it the mushy middle. Others call it the sagging middle. Liminality are the in-between moments. It is often an interval of tribulation, of halt and alteration. Your old habits, beliefs and even personal identity deteriorates. In that moment of liminality, you have the chance to become someone new. Liminal space is the middle of every great story. In movies, it is the period you find that there is a twist in the plot….   [tags: self analyis and retrospect]


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A Personal Reflection on the Importance of Differentiated Education

– During the course of this class and a previous class I’ve been learning and researching the importance of differentiated instruction. It is by no means a new concept maybe just a new term. Take a one room school house, years ago. There were no separate grade levels. Everyone was in the same classroom with one teacher and the teacher taught to meet the needs of each student in the room. This was differentiated instruction; they just didn’t know it at the time. Differentiated instruction comes from the belief that there are differences among students, how they learn, learning preferences, and interests….   [tags: teaching, educator]


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Existence and Beliefs: A Personal Reflection Essay

– I imagine there are billions of stars and constellations that are constantly shifting, changing and expanding infinitely to create every single existing thing on earth and everything all of us have ever known. But I can also imagine God waving his hands like a magician and all the elements forming to create the earth, the universe, and all the people that will ever exist. We also could have just as easily poofed into existence for a reason, fates intertwining and planning to cause our creation at the precise moment we are needed….   [tags: Humanity, Experience]


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My Personal Best: The Grove

– Prior to the 2008-2009 school year, the technology resource teacher (TRT) community knowledge-base was distributed across a variety of electronic resources, including Blackboard, server shares, district web pages, email, computer hard drives, and a performance database. The information remained in isolation, and the existing resources did not reflect the massive collection of knowledge and expertise within the TRT community. After only 6 months as a TRT in the spring of 2005, I proposed the use of wiki technology to collect and consolidate our diverse resources….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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Animal Shelter Reflection

– There is a Pedigree dog commercial I see on television which catches my eye and my heart. It tells us to not pity a shelter animal. When I decided to become a Veterinary Technician, I anticipated working in a vet office. Unpredictably, I changed my mind. Approximately a year ago, I began volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friends League at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. A shelter is not always the easiest place to work. Nevertheless, I feel it is where I feel most able to make a difference. There is plenty of heartache, but I seem to have a knack for calming and comforting the frightened animals, and that makes me feel good….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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A Personal Reflection Paper of Teaching & Learning

– People is unique product. Differences in background, education, experience, intention make peoples different. You, me, my friends, your colleagues, everyone have different idea, life style, working style, learning style, and teaching style. The followings are my own reflections of learning and teaching based on my experience, moreover, they can be changed along the life. First Learning Style When I studied in bachelor of engineering, I used to get A from one subject that I only sit in the class and listen to the instructor….   [tags: pure lecture, transcript, grade]


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Writing a Personal Narrative

– A narrative is a story. In writing a narrative essay, you share with the reader some personal experience of your own in order to make a point or convey a message. You may choose to tell how your grandfather influenced your desire to become an orthodontist, or perhaps you’ll relate the story of the time you didn’t make the cut for the basketball team. Whatever story you tell, your purpose is to share with others some experience that has taught you something or changed you somehow. Remember that narration is more than just description….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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Personal Reflection on Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

– Krakauer said “McCandless change his name, gave the entire balance of a 24 thousand-dollar saving account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his pocket” (Author’s note). Family is an important factor in everyone’s life; apparently that was not enough for Christopher McCandless. I have been fortunate to live with my family my whole life. Since I was little, my family has taught me how to be humble. My family and I are adventurist and we like going out camping and having different experiences in each place we go….   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]


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Professional Development as a Teacher: Personal Reflection

– Being a teacher is not an easy task as many people could think. To be a teacher does not only imply to know the subject to be taught, it also includes being willing to constantly improve oneself integrally, as much as updating the resources and materials one uses in teaching. Reflecting and analyzing over and over again the best way to teach to learn and how to make students to extend what has been learned. The many hours spend in the classroom will never be enough to plan lessons, prepare materials, review pupils tasks and exams, as well, all the administrative requirements one has to cover for whatever institution we work….   [tags: Teaching, Learning]


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Personal Reflection of Food Group Consumption

– … The second food group is vegetables. This category includes vegetables like tomatoes, pumpkin, broccoli, legumes, beans cabbage, carrots and every other plant from the Leguminosae family or classified vegetable. A serving of vegetables is approximately 75g which is one medium potato or ½ a cup of cooked green or orange vegetables. It is important to keep to keep these foods in my diet as they all are high in nutrients and are low in calories. They contain potassium, dietary fibre, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B and also lots of Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, lutein, quercetic and other important minerals….   [tags: carbohydrates, fruit, nutrition]


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My Personal Reflection and Integration Paper

– Before beginning my first semester here at Vanguard I often found myself questioning why I believe what I believe. I had a hard time understanding the bible and an even harder time finding answers to my questions. It was difficult for me to find the courage to ask questions because I didn’t want to come off as someone who didn’t know everything about the bible. Once I started my freshman year I began understanding that I am not alone, every one has questions or things that they don’t quite understand….   [tags: Christianity, religious beliefs]


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Personal Reflection: Character Education and Me

– … Agreement and Virtues The agreement begins with a statement and the important words that evoke the virtues of a democracy follow. This agreement is drafted simultaneously with social studies and government at levels all students will understand. All students K-6 must participate in this class and draft in order to get the coveted exit pass: a pencil, crayons, and art paper. This is not a reward, but rather tools to draw their different types of families and use the words they are drafting to explain the importance of the agreement in words and pictures through a Thinking Map….   [tags: curriculum, students, teaching]


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Teaching Reflection

– Introduction For my assignment I have decided to choose a group which I have just finished taking for level 1 Hairdressing and they have progressed on to level 2 Hairdressing. This is within my current role as a hairdressing lecturer at Hugh Baird College which I have done since October. Within this group there are a couple of people who have support workers. There is one student within the group who has severe learning difficulties and is a more mature student. She also has many health problems which results in her having to carry an oxygen tank around for when she has any problems with her breathing due to her having problems with her heart….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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Assessment Reflection

– As I reflect on my past assessment process, I realized how much my assessments have changed over the years. In my early years, I used tests for informational recall as my assessments. I felt these were appropriate guidelines in which I needed to follow in order to substantiate a student’s grade. Every assignment or tests was given a point value and then based on the amount of points, a grade was given. Every student’s assessment was exactly the same, and the assessments did not contain any subjectivity….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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A Personal Reflection on Who I Am Today and Why

– … I received a call from my mother as I exited my Lsat prep class held at the University of Pennsylvania. “Your father was in an accident and is now at Einstein Hospital.” Words could not explain the pain I felt, the worriedness that burdened me and the trouble I expressed. In a hurry, I boarded the bus wondering if I would ever see my father again, will I ever feel my father’s touch or hear the sound of his voice. As I approached Rising Sun Ave, my life flashed before my eyes. There it was. My father’s car crashed on the side of the road, the ambulance carrying a man’s body into the truck and police officers blocking off the street….   [tags: well-educated African American woman]


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Personal Reflection Paper on Health Dimension Goals

– … Sleeping the number of hours recommend has made such a physical impact making me not only feel better about myself physical self but also mentally to. Goals (ADD MORE) One of my S.M.A.R.T goals was to improve my stress management by creating lists to help me maintain a better timely schedule, and to also involving myself in daily relaxing activities to lower my stress level throughout the semester. By the end of the semester I should have been able to create a proper daily and weekly schedule that not only involve my academics, but as well as my personal life….   [tags: psychological , physical, sleep, manage, stress]


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A Reflection of Personal Identity

– Looking in the mirror trying to form an assessment of who I am, and why requires introspection and a journey back through my life. I see that my love of music (mainly) and poetry were always encouraged by my family who supported creativity, and expression. I look at my reflection and see my strengths stemming directly from the relationships I hold close to my heart and treasure the support they provide in my life. My dad died right before my older brother came home from Vietnam in 1972. The loss I experienced in my world was indescribable, and my brother who is twelve years older than I stepped in to ease the pain….   [tags: Education, Life]


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Thomas Plante’s Do the Right Thing

– This is paper is a personal reflection on the views reflected by Thomas Plante the author of Do the Right Thing. Living ethically in an unethical world. Thomas Plante interprets principled and ethical understanding into realistic life approaches. By use of his five moral mechanisms for making tough Life decisions Plante steers readers all the way through a step-by-step process for generating a individual fair foundation based on truthfulness, capability, individual responsibility, admiration, and consciousness of the interests of others….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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Personal Reflection Regarding The Light In Oneself by Jiddu Krushnamarti

– The Readings from “The Light In Oneself” forced me to go through a lot of the original reading we had in “To Be Human”. This reading answered some questions that were left over from the first book but also introduced some interesting potential ideas and problems. I had to go back to the first book and then return to the second book to see how things tied together in the bigger picture. The current reading was obvious after the third chapter that we had to go through the trials of our original reading to get the foundation of what Krishnamurti is trying to demonstrate….   [tags: Centered, Freedom]


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Personal Reflection on Young Goodman Brown by Nathanial Hawthrone

– … With the Brown making this accusation it opened my mind for several ideas that might take place during the story. One being, is Goodman Brown going to confront evil face to face, or is evil in man going to be revealed. However, through a psychoanalytic approach, the reader easily realize the text spoke little truth while Goodman Brown encountered the forest. “Far more than this. It shall be yours to penetrate, in every bosom, the deep mystery of sin, the fountain of all wicked arts, and which inexhaustibly supplies more manifest in deeds” (Nathaniel, Hawthrone pg.333)….   [tags: symbolism, foreshadowing, dream]


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Personal Reflection on the Message Behind Super Size Me

– … II. In the documentary, Morgan embarks on a 30 day McDonalds binge, he enlists the help of how many and which doctors. He checks his health with the help of a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, and a general practitioner a. What kinds of questions do they ask him. They asked him questions such as if he drink, smoke, or do drugs, and if he has a normal sex life. b. What is Morgan’s health status at the beginning of the documentary. Morgan’s health was excellent as per the specialists. His cholesterol, sugar levels, kidney, liver and triglyceride were intact….   [tags: documentary, fast food, health]


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Defining Personal Responsibility and Exploring My Own Responsibilities

– What is personal responsibility. Some examples people would probably come up with would be these: working, chores, taking care of your family and some might even say going to school and getting a better education. The definition of personal responsibility is: the obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (“DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms”). Personal responsibility to me is taking ownership of the things that will affect us in anyway, whether it is in the long run or short term….   [tags: Personal Reflection, Definition]


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Personal Evaluation of Myself as a College Student

– When I started college, I never thought I would be evaluating myself let alone for my English class. I was always the kind of person who just went with life and never thought about anything. I came to college and everything changed and I was finally able to think before I did something. I was able to evaluated myself as person, friend, roommate, and finally as a college student. Most people think of a college student as getting good grades and graduating with a degree, but there is a lot more than that….   [tags: personal reflection and assessent]


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Reflection on Personal Goal for School

– … If I start doing assignments when they are assigned it will help me with time management and figuring out when I can do my assignments. This will help me in my future because I cannot wait until the last minute to write a lesson plan, I need to plan and do lesson plans ahead of time. By working on not procrastinating now, I am helping myself prepare for the future when I have to plan lessons a couple weeks in advance. I plan on starting the assignment the day it is due and then finishing it at least two days before so that way it will be done a day ahead of time and I will not be stressing out the night before trying to get the assignment done….   [tags: procrastination, orginization, stress]


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Personal Reflection on an Assignment Regarding Health

– After reviewing the charts created from the packets given to the class, I discovered that the results from were right around were I expected them to be. One of the charts required me to take half of all the vitamin requirements then add it to the original amount. I had to do this because I weighed between 121 and 180 pounds. That was one of the only changes I had to make in this packet because all of the other questions had to do with smoking, being overweight, and other various circumstances of which had nothing to do with me….   [tags: essays research papers]


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Personal Reflection of Unhappiness and American Life

– Is America Headed Towards Revolution Unhappiness in a daily life is a very common thing in the new millennium for new and old generations for many reasons. This could lead to lots of things sometimes good but mostly bad. For example unhappiness in daily life could give inspiration for old and new generation to strive harder to become happy and have a better life but every time the people would strive to get a better life there would be rising expectations and dissatisfaction daily life which will shatter their chances of becoming happy for example people who are born with a silver spoon in their mouth get a good life the best clothes and especially the best education and go to the bes…   [tags: essays research papers]


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I Want to Graduate from Harvard

– “Do you want to know who you are. Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you,” affirms our American Founding Father and our 3rd United States President, Thomas Jefferson. Ms. Harris and in company of Ms. Blaize, I was able to learn how to shape my future on my passageway to success. On our trip to Harvard, perchance benefited every individual that attended the trip because we are able to learn what type of college we would prefer and one of the elite colleges in America….   [tags: a personal reflection]


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Using the Website Realage.com for a Personal Reflection on How You Look

– After taking the survey at www. realage.com, I was astonished to see my so-called “Real Age”. I was showed five years older than my actual age. I was expecting the website to show me a bit older than that my actual age. However, five years older than actual age is a lot and It is utmost important for me to carefully scrutinize the recommendations that real age.com provided me. I have been a smoker for past two years and this actually made my real age go high. According to Real Age.com, not only do we age ourselves with our smoke but also those around us….   [tags: the effects of unhealthy habits]


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My Worldview and the Relationship I Want with God

– … Generalizations are often just that, nothing more but it hurts when I’m on the receiving end of a hurtful assumption someone has about me and they don’t even know me. Unfortunately people will continue to disappoint us in the long run but God is the only true friend we can rely on. He knows everything about us and knows us better than anyone ever could. We need to follow Jesus’ example he has shown us when he was on the earth. God didn’t agree with things he knew were wrong but exposed the sin and problem and left it up to the people to change or not….   [tags: personal reflection]


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What I Learned in My Freshman Class of Composition 1

– This course was the first course I took as an incoming freshman, as anyone could imagine I was scared and nervous at the same time. Also since it is a writing course; I was hesitant if I wanted to continue in the class because writing is very challenging for me as an immigrant. Returning from summer break, I found it extremely tough to continue where I left off with my writing skills from high school. The fear of writing that my old high school teacher instilled in me did not help my writing anxiety either….   [tags: personal reflection]


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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

– The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey, 2004) has become the cornerstone of leadership and management wisdom. The habits emphasize personal responsibility and personal leadership. There is challenge in living everyday under the guidance of the habits but there is also great benefit as living the habits can influence everything we do in life. I was introduced to Covey’s seven habits through a one day seminar at my workplace several years ago. I learned some of the terminology and a few of the concepts but never really understood the power of the practical application of the habits….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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Reflection on Personal Effects of Three Novels

– Why are books so important. Some may say their educational other’s may say for there entertainment. Well I personally believe that books are important because their our guides/sages that will help us determine our path in life. Books represent knowledge, and imagination, and feelings and hopes and fears of the people who write them. Even if they are badly written, you can still learn from books. Some of the books that I remember that that affected me were Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Mythology by Edith Hamilton and Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech….   [tags: imagination, reading, books]


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What Learned at Critical Systems, Inc.

– I started working at CSI on September 25, 2013 and I finished on November 22, 2013. When I first stated Jill Mortensen and I sat down with Saira Ortiz and discussed my learning objectives. Jill Mortensen was my supervisor, but I worked with Saira Ortiz more, because she deals with more of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Jill deals more with the payroll, taxes and 401k’s. Sometimes, Jill worked with some of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Saira and I also entered in checks that we received for vendors….   [tags: personal reflection]


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The Sky is the Limit: A Personal Life Reflection Essay

– Relaxing on the beach, smelling the cool fresh air with its morning dew so light, I can feel it settling on my skin. The smell of salt is filling my nostrils and I hear the sound of waves crashing. The sky is a mild ashy gray, but the stars aren’t visible because they have descended to a place far beyond my reach. In amazement, I saw out the corner of my eye a falling star that I didn’t see before. I close my eyes and make a wish, praying to my heavenly father that one day it shall all come true….   [tags: Teenager, Bullying, Perseverance]


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Legitmacy of Law Exercises

– This module focused on how law is influenced by values, morals and ethics as well as how we justify the legitimacy of law. Law must constantly try to create a balance between consistency and flexibility and must be flexible enough to adapt to the challenges presented in a modern society. We began the class with a discussion of the influence of values in the working of law, learning that natural law is derived from theology and based on morals and ethics. Law operates in context and there are multiple ideologies and belief systems that influence the way we perceive certain ‘neutral’ issues and which solutions we then propose….   [tags: Personal Reflection]


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My Service Learning Experiences

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The Reasons Why Writing Is a Part of Me

– … As I got to the age six writing real stories and my handwriting was better at that age. I was making small books out of paper and drew pictures of my story I was writing like a little pro. At the age eight everyone liked that way that I was writing stories. People were saying that I was going to be a story writer when I grew up. They were surprised that I was writing stories at that age. When I got to the age ten I slack down on my writing because of the fact that my brother was jealous of me but I didn’t know doing that time….   [tags: personal reflection]


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My Role As a Group Member

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My Growth as a Writer

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Audio Technician: Hobby or Profession

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When I think of my childhood and my mother, I immediately think about the kind of learning processes that I have been through. Some of my learning experiences have been very Pavlovian in nature, when I would learn to associate certain sounds and expressions with different events and proceedings. Other times, I have been acutely aware of the reinforcement theories – such as those used by Skinner – which my mother used to use on me to make me learn things. For example, I remember that I would get a rap on the back of my hand for touching the electric cable that would hang from the electric iron. When this happened a few times, I would then never touch it since I knew that my mother would hit my hand and I did not want to be hit. I think all of these things that my mother did with me ended up in making up the personality and the identity that I have today.

Personal identity, according to John Perry, can be divided into three areas, the body, the memory and the soul. John Perry’s “A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality” discusses these aspects of personal identity and these three parts of the ‘self’. I feel that I am also in touch with these realities of my own identity. I know that the body that I have is the same one that I have always possessed. It has changed considerable since I was born but it is still the same body. I remember looking at myself when I was a little child and wondering how long would be till I can be tall enough to look in the mirror without having to stand up on a stool and how I would look when I grow up. Now that I am grown up and I look at myself in the mirror, I wonder exactly how I must have looked to myself when I was a little child. It is all so strange that a person wants to grow up so quickly when one is a child but then wants to stay young forever. Sometimes I end up wishing that I was a child again so that I do not have to do all the things that I have to do. Sometimes I wish that I can just run back into time and become the irresponsible, simple little girl that I used to be.

Another thing that I am now aware of which I am sure I was not previously aware of as a child are my strong emotions. Even though I remember being very angry and extremely happy at various occasions in my childhood, and I also remember expressing my feelings, I could hardly give them a name at the time. All I would know is that I was feeling upset, but I did not know why. But after growing up, and reading the report Mood Regulation and Emotional Intelligence: Individual Differences by Carol L. Gohm, I found that there are many different kinds of emotions and many different ways to experience and interpret them. This report is a study that examines the different emotions and their varying degrees that a particular person feels and how these feelings affect the mood of the person. The report identifies the different types of emotions that people feel based on meta-emotion units of clarity, attention and intensity, identifying four basic kinds of emotions: overwhelmed, hot, cerebral and cool. The report also explains how these different kinds of emotions come about and how the presence of these emotions affects the way a person behaves and his or her moods. The report also examines how the intensity, clarity and the nature of the emotions experienced by the people affect their decision-making abilities and actions.

Coming back to my memories, I remember my 11th birthday so very clearly. My mother gave me one of the best gifts that I have ever received in my whole life. It was a beautiful pendant shaped in a shape of a butterfly. It is still the most valuable and cherished item that I possess. I am really attached to that piece of jewelry and I am always wearing it around my neck on a silver chain. I do not know why but somehow wearing the ornament gives me strength and I feel that I am close to my mother. Whenever I feel troubled or I feel heavy at heart, and I am missing my mother, all I have to do is hold the butterfly in my hand and close my eyes and suddenly everything becomes alright. It is a symbol of my mother’s love for me is the most precious of my belongings. I still remember the day of my birthday when my mother gave me the pendant as a gift. I have always loved butterflies and I was so happy when I received a gift from my mother packed in a wrapping paper that had many butterflies on it. I remember the stab of happiness in my heart and a glint of tears in my eyes as I opened the packet and found the beautiful pendant inside a rectangular box. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I can see it now as it hangs from my neck and I can feel the presence of my mother with me and all around me.

The reason that I include this piece of jewelry in this essay is because this is what ties my mother to my personality and my emotions. The gift that my mother gave to me makes me look deep inside of me every time I look at it. It has also brought be great luck and happiness and I now associate all these emotions with my mother. It is a physical piece that links my soul with my mother’s. After reading the textbook book by Hockenbury and Hockenbury, I realized many things about my own psychology and my own self that have stemmed out of this powerful relationship that I have developed with my mother through this medallion. It has given me a lot of confidence and has my self esteem in various situations. I am and forever shall be grateful and obliged to my mother for treating me so well and for providing me with the personality that I have today.

Work Cited

1. Gohm, Carol L. “Mood Regulation and Emotional Intelligence: Individual Differences.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 2003. 594-607.

2. Hockenbury, Don H. & Hockenbury, Sandra E. Psychology. 3rd Edition. Worth Publishers. 2003.

3. Perry, John. A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality. Hackett Publishing Company. Indianapolis, Indiana. 1978

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