Reflection 4

Part 1: Thinking Puzzle

Thinking Puzzle [Photo]. Copyright Jenny Wakefield. Used with permission.

In the image to the left, there isn’t much shown at the moment other than two girls. Both girls appear to be young, possibly in the 12-15 range, and appear to be of either Indian or Middle Eastern descent based upon the headwear they are wearing, as well as their skin and hair color. It can also be observed that the girl at the top is wearing a white dress with a yellow collar while the one on the bottom is wearing a pink one. Also it appears like the girls are wearing a working style dress, judging from the ties in the back of the girl on the bottom. The last thing that be noticed in this image is the the direction and manner in which the girls are standing as both are standing and looking to the left.

Based upon the miniscule details i have gathered above, I have a theory as to what is going on in the picture. It seems to me like the both of these girls could be working in a factory of some kind, possibly as seamstresses in a sweat shop. Both girls seem to be wearing rear tying dresses that a seamstress might wear while working on a clothing line. Being of possible Indian descent, this could be justified as many young women in impoverished areas work in  factories such as these. This theory does nothing to answer the question as to what the girls are staring at, it is just my initial thought.

I am now left to wonder as to what the girls are staring at in the picture. Is something or someone trying to communicate with them? If they are indeed working in a factory, could they be looking at a work schedule, or objects coming down an assembly line? Is there an explosion or fire or some kind of extravagant event going on nearby? Whatever the case it would appear to be something of great importance judging by the attentive expressions on the girls’ faces, as well as the fact they have turned their heads around to see whatever it is they are looking at.

Part 2: Consequences

As a student, my biggest goal this semester has been better time management. Inability to use time constructively is the downfall of a chronic procrastinator such as myself. In this class particularly, it is very important to stay on top of assignments as the work load is extensive and piles up rather quickly. Especially if you’re like me and enrolled in the class late. The consequences of procrastination are dire and can result in late assignments, missed assignments, zeros, and poor grades.

The key to better time management for me is a simple one: pure self-discipline. Being able to say no to hanging out and going to parties on weekends in lieu of studies is a tough skill to acquire and has been something I have lacked throughout my educative career. But it is the only way to properly prepare and stay on top of school work. From now on my goals are to get as much of my homework done during to week so as to open up weekend nights as much as possible. However, if i do not meet this goal, or have not done a satisfactory job in completing my studies, or if there is a test coming up, then weekends are to be spend doing schoolwork. The consequences of spending a Saturday evening in the library far outweigh the prospect of underperforming or possibly failing a class.


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