Blog #13 - What I got out of the class - Russell L.
*That Blog #11 you TA’s may be looking for is that Iron Chef blog Krishna made for us. (A big thank you to her!) If you guys need me to renumber my blogs, I’ll ninja that in some other time so other people won’t get confused about the previous order. Anyway, onto the blog!
It is with a great pain in my heart that our time together as a class has come to an end. The class felt a little unorganized at the beginning, but Irene really brought the class together as a community. I think her positive personality really reflected on us, indirectly making us give our all during the projects. I really enjoyed the class overall, as we weren’t forced to study or memorize like the other classes, but rather think and present our own findings in an entertaining way. I feel like this class is effective at making students retain what they learned in class, allowing them to gather ideas and bringing them all together from scratch. The things we’ve learned in this class will likely stay with us for a long time, as we created our own little lessons and well as experienced similar teachings from our fellow classmates.
I really liked the way the class was laid out. There were funny presentations, a couple cool events, and those reflection blogs wrapped everything together nicely. I felt much more active in this class when compared to those robotic “memorize this ‘n’ that” classes that we’ve become so accustomed to. The class felt new and alive and taught us a good deal of the misconceptions of the Asian American culture. That blurry line that separates Asian and Americans became much more clear after this class.
I feel like I became much closer to my group mates when compared to other classes and it’s sad to see them go. I kinda wished there would be another day as the semester ended much quicker than I would’ve liked and there were many words left unsaid. If I could experience it all again, I would do it in a heartbeat.
Anyway, I wish the best to the AAS class of 2013 and especially to all of my group mates! Thank you guys for such a wonderful time.
Keep being awesome and all the best wishes - Russ