Your post should be several paragraphs in length and it should reference specific assignments, learning moments, blog posts, blog commentary, (or any other thing that happened in the course).
I think that in a way, this class has been like working out or exercising. You start out slow and easy, and each week you take on more and it gets a little harder.
When exercising, you do not just start off running 10 miles, instead you star off walking a mile or two, and then slowly build on that each week. This is really similar to how this class was. This class started out really simple with first creating our Rampages blog. Then, reading “As We May Think” and blogging a “nugget” about it and other simple assignments like how we think, commenting on our peers posts, and the associative trails assignment. Then as the semester progressed, the assignments got a little longer, more challenging, and more time consuming like the “Deep Diving” post and all of the other research posts we had to do. But it all built off of each other, just like exercising. You are working harder and harder to better yourself, and that is what we did in this class. We started with simple reading and writing, and then slowly dived into doing research and slowly pieced together a long and thoughtful Inquiry Project.
Also, just like exercising, this class required A LOT of self-motivation. There are a lot of assignments and being that it was strictly online, you had to push yourself to keep moving forward and get all of the assignments done. There were a lot of times I thought about giving up, but instead I had to keep pushing myself to just get through the assignments.
Another thing similar to exercising is the peer help or motivation. Several different assignments required us to go read our peers work and give them helpful feedback. This was really helpful for us to better our writing and analyzing skills.