This week I finished my second group presentation to the class, which went smoothly. We had to work in a group of five to give a 45 minute presentation in my counseling class. I noticed that I was much more relaxed during this presentation, and I barely felt nervous which is a great feat for me. I was the last person in the group to present, and instead of talking to the class about my section like the rest of my group did, I decided on the spot to present it more interactively, like I was teaching a lesson to my students. It worked out great! It was fun teaching to my colleagues, and I think that is what helped me to relax.
The second thing that happened this week was that as I was looking at my grades posted online, I noticed that one of my professors only gave me half of the points for my participation grade. My jaw dropped when I saw that. I thought how could that be?! I ended up writing an email to my professor diplomatically explaining why I thought I should earn more than half of the points, and then I couldn't sleep that night because I felt so disappointed as to why that happened. Anyhow, my professor responded in the morning to say that it was a mistake, and that of course I had earned all of the points. What a relief! I guess the moral of the story is to advocate for yourself (in a nice way) in situations such as this. It's possible that a mistake was made, and you never know unless you ask.
With my presentation and working on papers this week, taking adequate outfit photos went out the window. I'm laughing at how pathetic these photos are, but being that it is the week before finals, I'm sure that you understand.
#1: J. Crew Factory straight and narrow cord, Gap shirt, Rockport suede boots
#2: J. Crew Robert Noble blazer, Lands' End Canvas shirt, J. Crew yellow belt, Gap jeans (thrifted)
#3: Lands' End Canvas Heritage cardigan, J. Crew dot flouncette blouse, Merona leopard print pumps
#4: Lands' End Canvas cable knit sweater, J. Crew boy shirt, Sperry Top-siders in Platinum Gold
I forgot to include this last week, but here are my purchases from November: