Tuesday, 28 May 2013

LL #11- Project Is Done!

So I'm feeling decently accomplished today (even though this learning log is a tad late...whoops.) because I AM DONE MY PROJECT! It's definitely a nice relief to be finished. I mean, I still have stuff to finish for this class but the biggest part of my work is done.

Basically what my project ended up being was a tumblr blog dedicated to Myers Briggs personality types. I broke down each of the sixteen personality types, did some research on each type and made a short summary of all sixteen types on the blog. This really allowed my to get a sense of each individual type and the  similarities and differences between each. I also got some of my friends and classmates to take the Myers Briggs personality test, so it was really cool to learn their type and test how accurate their summary was.

This project has also given me an appreciation for how in depth this test really is as well. From the people I know who have taken the test, the results have been pretty much completely accurate and when I read about their personality type there have been quite a few things for each of them that I've read that make me go "Oh yay, that's totally something they do" or "That totally reminds me of them."

So overall, really glad I picked this topic for my project. It was one that kept me interested the whole time and the information I learned from this is not something I'm going to forget anytime soon.

Also if you're interested, here's my Myers Briggs blog:

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

LL #10- Crunch Time

So reality kinda hit me today when I realized we only have like 3 and a half weeks (18 school days) left of this year. And there's actually a ton that we have to get done, which is a bit overwhelming at times. Not only in Comp class, with our provincial exam coming up in two weeks, but in other classes, as well as preparation for grad. 

I wrote my last learning log on this, but I've been majorly procrastinating with stuff lately. Part of it is the fact that I have very little motivation with it being the end of the year and all and part of it is the fact that I feel like I have so much to do that I don't even want to think about it and I just continue to put it off. And that is not good because it just makes my work pile up even more. 

I haven't really come up with a solution to my procrastination besides just pushing through it and getting my work done. I think understanding why I procrastinate and the motives behind it (which is kinda what I researched last week) is helpful in overcoming my procrastination tendencies but it's something I have to continually work on. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

LL #9- I'll Do It Tomorrow...

Procrastination. We all do it. I mean, I've been putting off this learning log all week.

Lately, I feel like my procrastination tendencies have gotten even worse. Maybe because its getting closer to summer, as well as graduation, school work has felt like such a chore to me.

Since I'm decently interested in psychology and why people do the things they do, I decided to do a little bit of research about why we procrastination and here are some reasons I found.

1. Fear of Failure: 
If you're not particularity skilled at what your procrastinating, its easy to put it off and avoid it in fear of failure.

2. Fear of Success:
Complete opposite of fear of failure, but it is a definite reason as well. Some people avoid doing their best to avoid high expectations of them and in turn, greater responsibilities.

3. Perfectionism:
Some people become fixated on the idea that they want whatever they do to be perfect, but in turn cant live up to those standards because nobody is perfect, so they end up not accomplishing whatever it is they are supposed to get done.

I can definitely relate to the fear of failure. There has been many times where I've just avoided doing an assignment because I felt like I didn't have a good enough idea for it or I just wasn't good at what I had to do.

Also, if you're interested in reading the article I got this info from click here.