Sunday, March 11, 2012

My senior year at UT...first field project...the first assignment required we gather feedback from someone close to us, preferably a parent, in regard to my development and "thinking"...naturally, I asked my mother to complete. Afterall, she's a psychotherapist and should have some intelligent and constructive feedback, right? Well...her response is remarkable, what a peach. Something I can hold close to my heart forever...maybe even share with the grandkids. (hopefully you've detected my level of sarcasm)


Due to this and other extenuating circumstances, I dropped out of my Senior year at college a few days after this...

Course Information:

Course Instructor: Peg Syverson

Course Number: WGS 345/RHE379

Course title: Theory and Practice Outside the Academy

Course ID number: 48410/44865

Term: spring

Year: 2007


Interview with another person who knows you well--for example a parent, or other family member, close friend, or teacher. Please identify the person (first name only) and how long he or she has known you. The interview should focus on the person's impressions of your development as a reader, writer, and thinker. If you have completed a Learning Record interview like this in another class recently, you may use it here.


Interviewee (first name):


Relationship to you:


Interview date:

February 1, 2007
K was read to from an early age and could memorize and reiterate well before she learned to read in kindergarten. She has done any assigned reading and performed quite well whenever her comprehension of the material was tested, but recreational reading never seemed to be a favorite pastime of hers. K has always displayed a great talent for writing, but she truly began to enjoy it while in high school.  During this period, she began to write poetry, short stories, musings, and essays both in and out of the classroom. K was talking by the time she was 10 months old and was speaking in full sentences by 18mos. Because she could speak so well for her age and was an only child, she tended to primarily converse with adults.  This allowed her to develop negotiation and debating skills well beyond her years, but may also be responsible for her proclivity toward a more confrontational and manipulative conversational style.  K has NEVER developed a talent for listening, especially to her mother.  Because of her adversarial manner of speaking she tends to hear without listening, often formulating a response before the other person is finished speaking and, therefore, may not assimilate their message to its fullest extent. Although she was always argumentative, she seemed to listen and obey until around the age of 12-13yrs.  After that, she tuned me out unless she needed money….

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