During the period of this semester, the lessons I have attended in the academic class have had an impact in my writing skills, the essays and grammar corrections that we were taught have helped me to know how to construct a meaningful sentence. We were also taught on punctuations and how to write with good handwriting. This has enabled me to know how to write well and come out with good writing skills that have enabled me to write well even in other classes. The educational growth and development is portrayed by what I have achieved in the following academic core value.
I have been able to identify and solve problems through critical thinking, as we were taught on creative and critical thinking. This is where I have been able to make rational judgments that involve critically analyzing the course of the problem and identifying possible solutions. The rationality part comes in when the need to select the best solution to the problem. Learning writing and communication skills has enabled me to make judgmental solutions and present them in a clear and simple format that can be understood.
The communication skills I have learnt from class have enabled me to have an experience on how to present information using various contexts like power point, flip charts, and oral presentation. Within the context of presenting, I have been able to exercise on my communication skills which involve public speaking and therefore I can handle audience when speaking, and this involves present ability and the ability to capture attention of the audience. When it comes to public speaking, I have been able to give clear speech with correct grammar. The English class has done a great help to my communication skills. The skills involve creating and presenting information in a formal written form.
With the knowledge from creative and critical thinking as part of our academic core values, I have been able to critically analyze and make judgments on historical, political, socio-cultural forces that shape the society. This is because there are ethics that one should adhere to in the society, and these ethics are derived from understanding the above forces. An individual who lives opposite of the society ethics is regarded as alien since what forms a society is the forces of the historical, political and socio-economic events that the society have undergone. In class room lessons I was therefore able to know how to apply the society ethics in my day to day life. This gave me a big dose of reality.
When it comes to analyzing problems using mathematical reasoning, the communication and writing skills I learnt are of great help. This is evident during reality life whereby I have to analyze financial problems inclusive of budgeting, the skills I learnt can help me understand how to reason and solve those financial problems. The scientific skills acquired have also helped me on the judgment of scientific innovations and how to acquire knowledge using scientific technology.
Also during the semester period, the acquired skills involved ability to use computer especially when presenting using power point. I was able to learn how to use various communication technologies and this was because of the communication skills I acquired. The whole semester has been useful with a lot of experiences and development growth of my knowledge. Combination of the acquired skills has impacted on how I make decisions and how I view a situation before coming up with conclusions.