The Unending Climb up the Debate Hill

So, for my first semester of college I was required to take a debate class named COM267L. Leadership was incorporated into the class, which made the class a bit more easy to handle. Now, I am a person that is sassy, loves to talk, and has quite a few opinions. For the most part, I enjoyed the class, specifically since I took it with my other fellow LAS(Leader Advancement Scholar) class members. However, the was the class was set up was not bsr005beneficial. Did I learn, yes. Did I learn in a manner that was beneficial to me as a student, no. To be honest, I’m still not fully sure if the Professor enjoyed me as a student or not. If I received anything out of the class that will help me in the future, it will be that I will be prepared for a class that is structured with many different areas to cover at one single time, and that debating can be somewhat fun when you know what your talking about. I studied fairly heavily for this class, and did a lot of self-teaching, which did give me a lot of background information on the principles of debating. Since this was a leadership related course, I did learn how knowing the basics of correct debating can help me communicate in the real word. This is an essential tool to being a successful leader. If you can’t communicate with people, who can trust you to lead them? All in all, let’s just say I let out a huge sigh of relief once I left the class for one last time after my final exam! COM267L=COMPLETED

 

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Connections Conference 2K14

This past fall semester the LAS cohort went to the Connection’s Conference in Travers City, Michigan. Many groups from Central Michigan University met at the Great Wolf Lodge for a fun-filled weekend to learn about leadership styles, hear words of encouragement, and learn more about ourselves. A big thing that I focused on is how to learn to be more effective with my time. I was able to attended two key speakers that gave me great insight on how to be more useful with my time in every day life. connections2It was also a great bonding experience for our cohort, and to make connections with people through other leadership communities on campus. From spending as many hours in the water park as possible( I acted like a little kid in a candy store) to playing hide and go seek in the resort’s lobby, I would say it was definitely a successful weekend. The memories I made, learning how to properly talk to other leaders, and gaining information to succeed in the real world, I felt like a new person the morning I got on the charter bus to head back to Central Michigan University.

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