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The New Reflection Pages of Ramona's AVID Program

The New Reflection Pages of Ramona's AVID Program

Photo by: Alexis Lopez

Photo by: Alexis Lopez

The New Reflection Pages of Ramona's AVID Program

Alexis Lopez, Writer

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AVID reflections are something that’s a double edged sword in Ramona. Before the new reflection sheets, the old ones were big and time-consuming to most students as they have said in the past but it seemed it was the only option to reflect upon the week. Three Juniors decided to change these pesky reflections this year to benefit the entire school to save students precious time that could be used for studying for homework. Elizabeth Grant, Victor Lao, and Gillian Burns along with the help of some AVID teachers devised a new way to write these weekly reflections so that old one could become a thing of the past. Before the new reflection sheet the old ones were long and had no real benefit to the student, there were too many main idea bullet points and the tutorial question at the bottom was near useless because some students don’t need help in every academic subject.

The new ones have question prompts that help the student get a head start on their reflection which is a change from the old reflection page that left the student out for themselves. Students previously would write nonsense in their reflection to give the illusion of a complete paragraph but now since the new page has much shorter paragraphs the student can now spend 5 minutes maximum on their reflection, unlike the old one which would take about 10 minutes. The new ones are also a good thing because they’re so short they are environmentally friendly, the old reflection pages were two each side while the new ones are four sections which means less paper!

Change is something natural that takes place, change signifies something new and fresh and some students who realized change needed to happen in the AVID program to ultimately support and benefit the students and they took it upon themselves to take action. Last year a student tried to make a petition to change the reflection sheets but it just was not time but now is the time. These reflection pages although not a total significant impact short-term, but the long-term effect is that it means that people could talk to their teachers whenever they feel it’s the right thing to do also to make a change as well as to help themselves out but to their peers most importantly.

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