Luiz Rosa Nanini
ISM- Weekly Report
16 October 2016
Working on my Weaknesses
Weekly Report 10/10 to 10/16
This week was drastically different from the last, which focused on social skills and networking (ie Business Symposium). It focused, rather, on writing. I had my first Interview Assessment and the-oh-so-famous Research Assessment. I also worked on the digital and physical portfolio, which was interesting as it provided me with a sense of what I have accomplished throughout the year.
My struggle with essays have become evident throughout this course, and I am happy to work on improving my faults. To keep in line with that “school of thought,” I tried to keep an open mind about this week. Rather than see it as a struggle or burden, I took it as a challenge, an opportunity. I worked slowly and methodically to make sure I could work on mending my weaknesses. Although admittedly I did turn in the Interview late, partly because I did not manage my time as well as I needed to, and partly because I wanted to make sure it was well done. I definitely can work on improving my time management and writing, but I also believe I have made some progress in making my writing.
When working on my Research Assessment I tried focusing on having a sort of logical reasoning throughout the essay and worked on applying the knowledge into a sort of plan. I wanted to show the reader what my thought process was and make them see how my thoughts changed in result of the research. Once I finished that I made a sort of rough outline for my Interview Assessment. It was something new to me, so I wanted to take it slow. Admittedly I took it too slow, but I am content with the result. In the essay I tried basing it off the questions in the rubric. I believe it worked fairly well, although the last paragraph is a bit rough. I know I have a lot of room for improvement, but I believe it is always necessary to look for the progress that has already been made. It sort of makes the journey seem more tangible. In all, I want to continue improving my writing and I am excited to see how I progress throughout the year.
I also worked on my Portfolios, both digital and physical. I am actually quite happy to look back on all the assignments I have completed; I never thought I would write this much in such a small amount of time. To be frank, I am nervous about the portfolios. I have not touched the digital portfolio in a long time, and I know I need to quickly set up something that looks both creative and professional. It seems like a harrowing task, but I believe once I finish it, uploading the information will not be too difficult. The Physical portfolio is much easier to fill out; all that needs to be done is print what I have done.
This past week has been more of an experimental week than anything else. I am attempting to write in different ways that will hopefully help me become a better writer. My goal is to improve, so that is what i will strive to achieve. Most importantly I will work on keeping an open mind and accepting criticism because that is the best way to improve.