Out of the eight learning goals we have in class, I feel like I have demonstrated all eight. But, there are three that have developed more strongly than the rest which is articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to people inside and outside of an organization. The second goal is to exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and overcome problems. Then finally analyze and comprehensively describe the underlying assumptions of different views.
When it comes to articulating thoughts and ideas clearly in written and oral forms, I have not only developed it but I feel like I am starting to hone this skill. I have gotten better at writing my thoughts down on paper after reading something or hearing something. Even better I know how to talk about or tell someone if I’m confused about something in particular. An example of this was when we read the Sigmund and Freud excerpt and had to analyze the problems within the text and determine the problems within the excerpt. This also goes into the second goal which is to exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and overcome problems. Well, this the Sigmund and Freud excerpt there were a lot concerns regarding the authors’ ideas. With this reading, I not only pointed out how the authors’ ideas were old and biased but I had to state facts and examples on why their reasons were outdated.
The final goal that I demonstrated was to analyze and comprehensively describe the underlying assumptions of different views. In class, we do this a lot when everyone says what they got out of the text we annotated on the weekend. A lot of times people’s views differ because everyone interprets things differently. But as long as we can explain, describe, and defend what we think then we understand what we have read. We have to be able to connect the different readings we have read and class and be able to use them to describe a topic or an idea.