As I have now completed my second week of ISM, the assignments are already showing how this course will be implemented into my future.
Moreover, in this week of ISM, we have been assigned our first assessment. This assessment is regarding our topics and learning about future careers. As I dive in deeper into research about my topic, Infectious Disease, the schooling and time to become a physician is extremely drawn-out. However, when reading articles about why medical student decided to become a doctor, my passion to help others is unmoved by the amount of effort needed to achieve my goals. I believe that there will be more to learned as I continue my research over my future career choice.
Similarly, I have truly felt the independent factor of ISM. When entering ISM, I felt confident that I was prepared for the amount of work provided by being in the course. But again, this being my second week of ISM, my anxiety heightens. I am not worried much about the amount of work, but how I manage my time. My previous conception of ISM, was similar to AP Seminar; I thought even though it was “independent”, there was still some guidance from the teacher in almost every step of the way. I was wrong. ISM has now forced me to seriously use my time wisely in class, instead of having unnecessary conversations with my peers. As new deadlines start appearing this week, I will have to find new ways to manage my time efficiently.
Lastly, on an unrelated matter, I have created an introductory speech regarding why I am in ISM and a little bit about me. While, I have not presented this speech, I found this assignment an appropriate way to reaffirm my reasoning in applying to ISM and further express my passion.
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