My Learning Experiences

By Michael D'Amato|March 16, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

My learning experiences throughout my middle school, high school, and now college careers have been some of the most memorable experiences of my life. I have learned many things and expanded my love for learning over the years. It wasn’t always this way, though. When I was younger, I didn’t really like having to do homework or read things for school. In my younger days, I would much rather play video games or watch T.V. than having to spend all of those hours on homework and studying. Throughout the years, however, I developed an appreciation for reading (especially novels) and writing and at times found it to be very interesting and enjoyable. In high school, I read many plays by William Shakespeare and others like him and found reading his plays quite enjoyable and fun, if not a bit confusing at times. One particular subject I find to be quite interesting is psychology. I like this subject because it allows one to understand what exactly is going on inside an individual’s mind and forces you to think about why individuals act/behave the way they do. In fact, my major is mental health and human services with a particular concentration in psychology. When I grow older, I would like to become a psychologist and help people with their problems.

My learning experiences have also allowed me to learn from my mistakes. Whenever I got a low grade on an exam or an assignment, I would look it over and see what I did wrong so that I would be better prepared for next time. I always strived to do better and succeed in my everyday life, overcoming any obstacles that got in my way. I always looked for improvement on all of my assignments. As the years went by, I developed a sense of responsibility for myself that included handing in my homework on time, studying, reading whatever I had to read for the next class, and trying to balance play time with work. It wasn’t easy, and I had to learn to improve my time management skills (especially during my high school years), but I did it and graduated with A’s and B’s. This life experience taught me the very important lesson that hard work leads to great rewards later in life. No matter how difficult things might have seemed for me in my school years, I pushed through and made it to college. I was proud of myself for my past accomplishments and achievements and that I finally had the opportunity to develop my knowledge even further by attending a two-year college. In the future, I intend to attend a four-year college and pursue the career of my dreams. That’s the great thing about community colleges: Everyone gets an opportunity to learn at an affordable price and pursue their dream jobs. These are my learning experiences, and I hope to learn a lot more in the future!

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