Luiz Rosa Nanini
ISM- Weekly Report
3 September 2016
Talking and Writing
Weekly Report 8/22 to 9/4
This might have been the toughest two weeks in any school year. I have never felt so out of my comfort zone and so challenged, yet so independent and in control. From the get go I have felt pressured and I have never wanted to do well in a class as much as this class. ISM is one of the few classes where all the assignment seem to be connected, seemingly working towards the end goal. It is truly overwhelming, and I love it.
I am excited to be working in a topic not much explored in this course. I get to explore something I adore and it is fascinating to think of the opportunities that could come from this class. Our first assignment to challenge me by far was the Introductory speech. I wanted, more that any other class, to do well in this assignment, yet I failed. I worked too on the script way too long and barely had any time to practice, and it hurt me. I had no trouble speaking in front of everyone, what I did wrong was trying to memorize my script word for word, so when I forgot a small part, I lost complete focus and derailed completely. Thankfully, I had another chance at the speech, this time, I worked on an outline rather than a speech. I practice as much as possible and the speech went great. I learned practice and work with my thought process.
Being trilingual, Spanish, Portuguese, and English, my thoughts are disconnected and sudden. I have learned to work with that by having an outline of what to say and focusing on staying topic. That way I let my brain do the work, coming up with what to say, that also relates to the topic, becomes easy. If it were not for this class I believe it would have taken much longer to learn this technique.
ISM has also challenged me to do something I have always struggled with, research. Seeking out information rather than waiting for it has always been a challenge. The fact that I have to complete many of these projects, excites me in that I will get to improve in my research skills. It is also useful, especially since my topic will be fairly broad, at the beginning.
I am still curious on what will happen throughout the year. I know this class will challenge me more than any other class, but I do not know how. I am eager to learn more and to and to adapt to this class. I am using this course as a method to narrow down on what I will want to do as a job, but it seems this class is teaching me much more than that. This course will introduce me to the business world and how to act professionally. It will bring out the best and challenge me to improve the worst in me. I honestly cannot wait for where this class will lead me to and I am thrilled to learn and better myself throughout this course.