Weekly Report 2/06 to 2/12
Despite the fluctuating highs and lows, I believe my general trend of development in ISM has been positive. I have had amazing weeks and rough weeks, but throughout the whole journey I am inclined to say I have improved massively. Why am I mentioning this? Well, this week Mr. Speice had some ISM students from Frisco High come over and discuss how they deal with the workload that comes from the course.
Mr. Speice has been noticing a general trend of procrastination and he hoped those students could give the class an idea if how to stay ahead of the curve. It is really quite simple, complete assignments as they come: after a mentor visit, log it down, write an assessment over it, and write a weekly report. It allows one to feel more comfortable and it gives one’s mentor more time to do whatever needs to be done for the course. Luckily, I feel ahead of the curve, I have been addressing my procrastination for the past two weeks. For example, I mentioned last week that I needed to work harder for my mentor. This last week I believe I have done so. I attended to of her classes, the second on an incredibly busy day, and to be honest, it was incredibly rewarding. The total of six hours I spent learning with Ms. Vernon seemed to have more weight than before. I am positively making the best of the opportunity she has given me. Now I just have to continue doing so.
Another large accomplishment is that I have been planning ahead for two weeks rather than one. It might not seem like it, but that is a large leap. I have always struggled to plan too far ahead, it gives me anxiety and the stress takes over me. I begin slowly breaking down and my grades, work ethic, my confidence- everything starts falling apart. So for me to be able to break the one week limit that has governed me is a large feat. However, that does not mean I am at my peak, not yet.
I still have room to improve. As Mr. Speice noted I usually turn my assignments on the day they are due. Ideally, most of them should be turned in early. This is important because I need to begin working on my Final Product. For that I need to buy the supplies this next week and after that begin the ten day process of painting. Honestly, I am excited to begin, I feel it will be a real test of mettle.