So I wrote my final reflection paper for my final graduation-required course in about an hour and a half last night. It was a 5 page paper. It was done while some scary show was on TV behind me and I was still slightly tipsy from beers at dinner. I thought the teacher would read it begrudgingly asking herself why she ever became a teacher because she hated crap poured into keyboards like this, but this was her real response:
Your first paragraph pulled me right into your paper! Very honest, from the heart paper. I liked it a lot! Your last paragraph, “While it’s one thing to want to learn as much as possible, it’s another to put it into practice. And the practice makes perfect. Most importantly, I think college has taught me self-motivation. I learned what it takes to be successful, at least the first steps I can take and resources I can utilize along the way. It was all worth it.” needs to be something ALL students in college need to think about.
Well done Ashley. You should be so proud of yourself. I am proud of you. You are a role model for your family showing them how hard work and determination got you to where you wanted to be today!”
And here I thought the instructor hated me.
Well, I must’ve learned something in college.
Oh, and that “It was all worth it” sentence made me physically cringe as I typed it. I’m not sure what this teacher was thinking giving me 100%, but I’ll take it!