Our Stories: Becoming a College Student
This semester our First-Year Learning Community will be participating in a FYLC-wide writing project that asks students to reflect on, write about, and share their experiences starting college. Later in the semester, there will be another writing prompt that asks students to reflect on the first semester.
Here are the instructions from the First-Year Learning Communities program:
- If you haven’t already, create an OpenLab account ,
- Join the FYLC OpenLab project
- In class, write a response to the reflective writing prompt below, revise it, and post it to the FYLC site.
- Once you have finished writing your revised post please select your FYLC faculty member as a category.
- Read and comment on at least two other posts.
We invite you to tell the story of your first few weeks at City Tech. Research has shown that first-semester students often worry about their transition in to college and how eventually students become comfortable and find a community of people with whom they are close and feel they belong.
Please describe how you have experienced your first few weeks at City Tech. Aim to write 300-500 words and be sure to illustrate your post with examples from your own experiences in classes, seminars, lectures, study groups, and labs. What happened? How did you and others involved think and feel? How did it turn out?
We hope this process will help you think about your transition experience. Once you have finished writing please take time to read and comment on at least two of your peer’s stories.
To create your first post please click the plus (+) sign at the top of the FYLC site! (or on the banner at the very top of the page click First Year Learning Communities, then select “add new” post from the dashboard).
Once you have finished writing your post please select your FYLC faculty member as a category. Then feel free to look around and comment on your peers’ writing!
Part 2: this will be available later in the semester