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Week 8 Progress

How would I classify my progress in this class? I'm sorely tempted to say "adequate" though that feels a little self-critical. I've done every assignment on time without any real issues. However, I think that the freedom and temptations inherent in an online class have not been good for my procrastinative tendencies. It is true that all assignments have been done by the deadline, but I will admit that many are done unnecessarily close to said deadline. I know that I have the time to actually do these assignments and even work ahead (I have done at least one extra credit), but I find a lack of self-control limiting. This week I am striving to get the majority of the work done today. However, I do not know if this spirit of efficiency will last.

In terms of assignments, I definitely enjoy the readings (although I enjoy taking notes a little less) and I always have fun writing stories for my blog or my storybook. I'm a little less enthusiastic about giving feedback for reasons that I outlined in my previous post. Website building and playing with widgets on my blog has been also been fun. I have also thoroughly enjoyed working on some of the extra credit assignments, particularly the Microfiction assignment and the assignment involving Twine.

Glancing at my point total in relation to the Progress Chart, I feel that I am comfortably positioned going into the second half of the semester. I do not have so many points that I could afford to relax for long, but I feel like I have kept up appropriately for a normal-paced class. Looking forward, I know that I will need to keep up my current pace and perhaps try to increase it bit by bit if I want to stay on top of things. I definitely want to make it a goal to not fall behind or miss an assignment due date. While I know there are plenty of opportunities to make up lost points in the future, I think that that kind of attitude towards working could be a slippery slope leading to full-on laziness. In any case, I think that I am aware of where I stand currently and what I need to do in order to continue being successful in this class.

The Epcot Park at Walt Disney World
For my motivational photo, I chose a photo depicting Epcot at Disney World! This is a particularly motivating picture for me as it is one of my favorite places in the world and we plan on visiting once I graduate at the end of the semester. Just looking at that great giant golfball looking thing makes me motivated to continue working to the end of the semester!

Photo Credits:
The Epcot Park at Walt Disney World


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