A few years ago I started at a community college as a single mother of a five year old daughter and a new born baby girl. With the struggles of everyday life and time constraints I quickly had a new found respect for virtual learning. Online classes helped me attain two Associates degrees and continue with my education. Granted there have been some online courses that I have enjoyed more than others. Every professor has different teaching techniques. Personally, I prefer video, audio, and power point techniques over discussion boards, reading lengthy online articles, or strictly following a textbook. A few semesters ago, by pure luck, I came across a professor that communicates effectively to me. Thod Roberts is an excellent professor and I would recommend him to any of my peers with the same desired learning techniques. I have taken a couple classes with the professor and I found all of the information he provided relevant to not only my education but also my career.
I think of the all the courses ENC 4260 was the most the directed towards my career. This class was intense in the fact that graduation and career search is a reality. As a senior it is coming closer than expected. Before I explain all the things this course taught me I should say that this course actually stirred emotions inside of me. Reality is the real world is waiting for me as a professional. Soon I will no longer be a student. After seventeen years I will be moving on.
This course taught me the importance of delivering a concise message to the intended audience. As a technical writer I certainly want to retain these skills to utilize in my career. Through readings and audio teachings I learned the importance of revision. With revision I have improved my writing’s clarity. I was excited to take on the challenge of creating a feasibility report . This is something I have not done before. I was very impressed with the results. Learning to add graphs properly to my power points was fun. I also think the research required as similar to a real work load therefore it was very beneficial. The last assignment is the best because it prepares a student for the workforce. By collecting your work, making a website , creating a cover letter and a resume , and doing researching about the career field you plan to enters is the best way to graduate.