This week was interesting. I was gone for 2 out of the 5 days, and we worked on our essays everyday. It was a good week for working, and I really liked the time we got in class to work on the essays. I didn't have a lot of my own time this week, and with the due date being given on Monday, I really appreciated the time we had in class.
This week I learned that I can write an essay that I was not prepared, for by myself, in less than a week. Needless to say, I am proud. This week I learned that It is okay to ask my peers and my teachers questions. When I am confused or don't feel confident in what I have written, I found that it is better to ask, then to walk blindly into the essay. I found it really helpful working with Ben, he explained things really well. However, if I was still confused or wanted a better example, I leaned on my classmates for help. This helped big time, we all seemed to be confused in certain areas, and we pushed through together. The first essay of the year is usually really hard for me, I'm not sure why, but I always struggle with it.
Working on a "group essay" scared me at first. However when we got into writing it, and I didn't have to write it directly with another person, it made the task easier. I didn't want to struggle with another person over what to put in the essay, and end up with a horribly written essay. I liked that I could work on it by myself, but I also had the help of the other two girls in my group when I needed it.
Overall this was a really chill week. It help build my confidence in asking questions when I need help, as that is something I have always struggled with. I am excited to jump into next week.