Room for Improvement:
In class discussion this week, I found myself being close-minded towards conflicting opinions from my own. Because I felt so strongly about the readings and how I valued what they were saying, I found myself subconsciously shutting out anyone else's ideas. For example, when we had the death penalty debate I found myself closing off my mind when a peer said that humans can not change their actions. I believed that humans have every right and ability to change, but that our justice system was not letting them have the opportunity to. If I am going to have a deeper understanding of the readings and assignments in class, I need to see all perspectives to really get a grasp of the topic.
My Strategy for Improvement:
I think especially in discussion it is important for me to keep and open mind, so this week I will focus on improving this skill specifically in discussions. My strategy is to ask questions to better understand their point of view. If I can understand their perspective it will .lessen the indignation that I am feeling.