I made the Dean’s List both semesters of freshman year and was invited to join the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Unfortunately, meetings were postponed due to the pandemic.
I would always ask complicated questions in all of my classes because I am a curious and inquisitive person. I would always research far more then what was required because I love to learn. I would meet with Dr. Thomas H. Wears to discuss the economy and our financial futures after my 8 am math class. He would answer my questions as we went up the three flights of stairs to his office in the ten minutes before he would teach his next class.
I always asked Professor Meadows in my US History class about various historical events and the motives behind them. Our discussions would often get a little off topic, but I enjoyed learning so much more than I would have if I did not ask those questions in the first place. I believe my classmates also learned from Dr. Meadow’s answers to my questions.
I often discussed America’s issues with Dr. Cole after our Political Science class. We would talk after class, because I did not want to interrupt his lectures and hinder the other students trying to learn. Another reason I was hesitant to ask my question in class was because I was trying to avoid an all-out political debate with every student in my class. My questions were more specific, and oriented around possible methods of change to better our political system.
In my Intro to Special Ed class and my Education 245 class, both mandatory to be taken with a Special Ed professor in my major and both taught by Dr. Khan. I always typed more pages and conducted more research than was necessary because I am particularly interested in this topic. I asked him questions on which methods are the best or most agreed upon for instructing students with special needs and how to best promote learning.
I asked several complicated questions in my BIO 114 class taught by Dr. Lehman. We would stay after class and talk about ecology and different ways to help nature. We often talked about classes I could take to learn more, but I have a tight schedule of required classes I cannot deviate from.
I was selected to learn from the Block Yellowstone program this summer. Although it was canceled, I hope to be a part of it next summer.
I believe in Longwood’s goal to promote life-long learning because college is a beginning because there is much more to learn over one’s life time.
Ready to Present at the Fall Showcase for Research and Inquiry
Nov 21 2019
I wore this during my presentation on the effects repeated reading strategies had on reading comprehension for students with learning difficulties. I also wore this outfit when I presented a power point for my citizenship class and during the honors etiquette dinner.