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Student Reflection

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by Susannah Koch
The End of the End
It took a lot of will power to write this final blog post for many reasons: 1) most of my motivation to do work is gone (senioritis is in full effect), 2) I refuse to believe that everything is ending and that I am graduating, and 3) this is the very last school-related assignment of my undergraduate career. I cannot believe that things are coming to an end in so many aspects of my life. There are a lot of things that I am going to miss about going to school here, and some things that I will happily leave behind. This semester has been a very busy one, full of preparing to apply to medical school, maintaining my grades whilst everyone around me takes an “easy” final semester, attempting to find a job and having fun. I think that I am ready for what comes next in my life, but there will definitely be a transition period from the life I have led the past four years.
Spanish and the Community and Spanish & Entrepreneurship have been two very unique …

Student Reflection

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by Susannah Koch
The Group Project: La segunda presentaciĆ³n!
As I described in one of my earlier blog posts, part of our grade in Spanish 332 consists of participation in a group project with a few classmates. Marlee, Taylor and I have worked a lot over the semester preparing the documents for two presentations, and last Tuesday we finished our project at the Service Learning Showcase. I was expecting the same sort of set-up as the Public Engagement Symposium, but was surprised to find that this was much more about student-driven initiatives. The showcase consisted mainly of Learning in Community (LINC or ENG 315) courses, where each team of students had to present on the project they worked on all semester. We found ourselves a bit out of place as student after student came up to our table and asked us to “explain our LINC project”. Despite this SPAN 232 and 332 fit in really well with the other projects as we still have goals for all of our community volunteering and there are major…