Reflections Week 1
In class we took a questionnaire about our learning style and I found out five of them, which were: visual, applied, verbal, social, and creative. Also some things in chapter one that I learned was to underline in books about interesting things or important subjects or topics and also write in the margin of the book. I was too afraid to do so before because of hearing about how you shouldn’t do that, but now that I started to, and know that it’s my book, I’ve started underlining and writing in the margins. I’ve noticed that it still takes me a while to go through a few pages in a book and when seeing vocabulary that I didn’t know the meaning to I found out that there was quite a few words that I didn’t know. I’ve set some goals by making a list of what I need to do before getting everything done and so far that has made things a little easier. At least I remember what I need to do and if there’s anything more to add as well. Underlining helps review the material I just read instead of re-reading the entire thing for another long period of time. There have been a few distractions such as phone, roommate, house cleaning, being tired, and being hungry.
This reflection piece is the last homework I need to do in this class, but in ASL, I’m ahead in the online coursework, but still need to do the tests in the book about the DVD. The DVD and the textbook in ASL go hand in hand and there are assignments in the book that aren’t due in class, but will help out in learning if you are doing and understanding signing in ASL correctly. It’s only Saturday and I hope to get caught up in the signing part. There were even words we needed to know to sign that were shown and taught in class. I’m going to write down all the words onto a file on the computer in one place and check them off once I’ve understood them correctly. That’s my plan and I hope to do and learn as much as I can before school on Monday.
Reflections Week 2: 10/8/11
Task #1 helped me with looking at my homework for my ASL111 class in that helping me look at previewing what was there. Looking at the headings and bold titles helped in seeing what the homework would be about. There was only one section suited for the homework of task one because it asked for 4 headings and only one section had them, but ask the Reading 90 instructor about it, I could have used more than one section. For my online homework I had to read about definitions between a deaf and Deaf person and all of it was important but the main part was the definition between deaf ( people lacking sense of hearing) and Deaf the culture, beliefs, and values of the Deaf Community or a member thereof.
Reflections Week 3: 10/15/11
All this past week I was without a computer and so I was lucky that I didn’t really have to turn anything in, but I did review the DVDs for ASL and could at least study some. All this weekend, I had to do task #2, study for a quiz in Reading 090 and do a video project for my ASL111 class. Task #2 was all review about what we were studying and what I could use with it. Put in to focus my attention and leave all distractions behind, study the six levels of thinking and previewing. Noticing that you can study at different speeds between what you’re reading and what to look for. And write down in the margin or underlining or highlighting what’s important in your reading. When studying for the quiz, I did mainly preview and then read slowly some parts such as the six levels of thinking. The video project for ASL was a lot of remembering, understanding and then doing to show that I knew the material.
Reflections week 4: 10/22/11
Found out I got an A in both the quiz and the Video Project for ASL, which was awesome. I didn’t know everything in the reading quiz but it sure helped from what I learned in class to study for the quiz. More review of the ASL DVD and then some online ASL homework. One of my homework assignments didn’t have enough information when they gave a link of where to look for the answers so I had to look for it myself. And then just a lot more memorizing and practicing to get the language down.
Reflections week 5: 10/29/11
In ASL, we had had homework on what the difference and definitions of ASL,MCE, and PSE were. We had to compare and contrast each and answer questions about them to show that we knew the material. I had to figure out what the main parts were and what really needed to be memorized and try and remember as much as I could since I didn’t know exactly what would be on the quiz. By the end of the week, I found out that I got all of them right. One thing I couldn’t get done this week was doing any video homework and memorizing because of the Halloween weekend that made me really busy. Then task #3 was mostly easy even though some of it was tricky and somewhat difficult.
Reflections week 6: 11/5/11
It’s time to catch up on my studying for ASL. For homework, we had to learn about code-switching and use an example on how we use it. I looked at “Types of Switching” and chose from there. A little bit of it was selection and some was seeing what to look for when reading. I’ll be using what I’ve learned in my Reading 90 for my homework and quizzes in classes from now on because it seems to help immensely. Task #4 was given last week and isn’t due until 11/14/11 and so I’m going to do it sometime later the next week. I have a video project this week for ASL and will be working on that since it’s due on Wednesday November 9, 2011. There’s a quiz on Monday for Reading 090 on Chapters 7, 8, and 9, which I’ll be using the SQ3R method and whatever else I can use to remember for the test.