Experiences as a college student with autism – Fantastic News!

July 3, 2010

I have some very exciting news to announce! I finished out my final semester of the year with two A”s and one B. I was astonished to find out how well I did. My two A’s were in Education Technology and Art Appreciation. I had no idea what to expect. It took a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to succeed in my classes this semester.

Two of my Professors were very helpful and approachable. However, my Education Technology professor was not very helpful by any stretch of the imagination. It was basically a teach-yourself class. We were required to write six research papers before Spring Break, and one had to be done in APA. After Spring Break we had a five-page APA research paper as our final exam and we had numerous projects to work on. The projects included a PowerPoint Presentation on a subject area you would teach to a class along with a lesson plan to supplement the presentation. Also we had to create a Gradebook, Brochure, Family Tree on Inspiration, a Mail Merge, etc.

In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed my Art Appreciation class. I learned about various works of art, including works from Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Mary Casatt and M.C. Escher. Also I learned about all of the different elements of art. My Art Appreciation Professor was very nice and caring.

My English class went extremely well for me as well. I was very happy with my results in that class. I had an excellent professor, who had a very good teaching style. She taught the class a number of terrific writing strategies and her class was very engaging.

Ultimately, I was able to succeed this semester because I felt motivated and inspired. I found that it is so very important to choose classes that inspire you to want to learn and work hard.

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