This is a body paragraph composed in class by Tyler, Valencia, and Justin:
From personal experience within the first week of my freshmen year in college , I’ve come to the conclusion that the workload is not like high school. If students aren’t on top of the work given it can easily pile up and catch up to them. Often the work isn’t hard it’s just the amount given that can become overwhelming. Because scheduling in college is more flexible and shortened throughout the day unlike high school where you are given more classes put into one day of scheduling the work load given by professors is intensified which may cause freshman to feel overwhelmed. The intensity of the work given in college can be attributed to classes like English where there’s required research and for students to further their thinking beyond what they may have done in their early school years. According to Tugend in “preparing emerging adults for college and beyond” identifies step solutions to ease the feelings of anxiety or pressure felt after entering college. Tugged states “Identify what you’re feeling and communicate it to others this may be most effective to those who feel uneasy on tackling assignments given by professors.” In addition Tugend says “Approach a group of similar age peers and ask them a question” this can help students build friendships and be around those they can relate to which can relieve pressures and frustration.
Revisions are due on Thursday, Sept. 28!
Below is “The Fix” we worked on in class together. Our focus was on introductory paragraphs and the overall architecture of the classic essay format. We also worked on developing ideas to support thesis statements.
This short piece, “How to Be Emotionally Intelligent” from the New York Times identifies traits of an “emotionally intelligent” leader; they are skills that could be applied to many balanced individuals. The article, published in 2015 by Daniel Goleman, also offers a general definition of what “emotional intelligence” can mean.
This is the planning sheet for in-class Essay 1. You will receive a hard copy of this planning sheet in class on Sept. 12. This planning sheet should be considered and filled out before writing your in-class essay and will be due with your essay.
This in-class essay will be completed in class on Thursday, Sept. 14. You will receive hardcopies of this assignment sheet and the planning sheet in class on Sept. 12.This essay draws on class readings and discussions of Course Resources 7-11.
This article in the New York Times discusses causes for rising levels of stress on campus, the potential stigma surrounding mental illness, and how several campuses are attempting to help their students.
“Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus”–New York Times
In this essay, Dr. Rachel Ginsburg offers tips targeted at developing three skill sets: Emotional Readiness Changes, Academic Readiness Changes, and Daily Functioning “Adulting” Challenges”