FYE Seminar Student Reflections

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Below are excerpts from reflections from students enrolled in the IDS 101-Freshman Seminar...

"This class is vital for a new college student. It showed me how to survive in a college atmosphere, and helped me discover what it takes to be a good student."

"Thanks to this class I've learned about different activities that are offered at Middlesex. It's important to get involved, or reach out and ask for help if you need it."

"I learned a lot this year. I discovered how to stay on track until the very end, no matter what. Even with a lot on my plate, I managed my classes pretty well and learned from my mistakes."

"In this class I've learned that it's important to learn to manage your time because if you can't, you fall behind. I watched a lot of people drop classes. If I didn't figure out how to manage my time, I  feel I would have become one of them."

"Once again, this class is teaching me more than I ever imagined. Who knew that a simple 1 credit course could be so incredibly life-changing for me as a student. I couldn't be more grateful for the things I am learning through this course."

"I would like to let you know how much I enjoyed taking this class. I have learned so many things and have made improvements based on the topics of this course. Even though there was a lot to cover in such a short amount of time, I was never overwhelmed but was excited instead."

"I am sad that this class is coming to an end, but I am hopeful for my future here at MCC. I will take the lessons I have learned in this class and use them with each new course I take."

"I want to thank you for a wonderful short semester. I have learned a lot about resources and especially on how to study effectively. I will recommend this class to my colleagues. I know what I have learned in this semester will help me move forward to becoming a better student and a nurse."

"I felt that I should write to you about my opinion of the course. I've learned much more than I thought I would, especially about myself. While some of the material is Middlesex-specific I think that the other lessons could be found useful by anybody at any point in their life, not just first-year college students. Overall, a very well-structured course whose lessons I look forward to applying at UMass and my future career."

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your patience and encouragement throughout this course. I learned a lot new valuable skills in such a short period of time and looking forward to applying them in this upcoming fall semester."

"Being a mother, teacher, and student can be slightly overwhelming for me at times. I take that feeling and use it to push myself towards my goals. This class has really opened my eyes to many resources that I believe could help me with all the parts of my life."


Last Modified: 3/2/24