Personal Project was due just a week ago. Even though the project was a way for you to do something based on your interest, and it was supposed to be exciting, I think the Personal Project was just a waste of time. I don’t see the point of writing a paper and doing a process journal of what you accomplished. It just had a lot of stress, so there wasn’t really a point in doing it.
Not everyone shared my opinion about Personal Project. Here are some opinions from others and why they thought it was a good thing:
“I think it’s really good for students to make a project about things they like versus being forced to do essays on certain topics in school. It gives us the opportunity to explore our own interests.”
“I think it’s a great way to explore things we like and a good way to be productive. I trained my dog which was helpful for him and my family. I do think the project felt more like a chore than being fun. This was mostly because of the paper which was really long and repetitive questions. But overall a good exploration of my teaching skills.”
“I got to spend time learning something new. Gain new skills. And also getting time to reflect on my process.”
“The Personal Project definitely helped me explore something I was interested in, it should be worth more. I didn’t feel motivated to do it.
“Well, I think the Personal Project is a great way to be creative. I think it’s great we can decide on what we want our project to be, I also think that it’s a great way to show others what we’re most interested in and show the process of it.”
“Although I have heard some of my peers say they feel that there is no purpose to the Personal Project, I disagree. I feel like the Personal Project can be used to enhance interests that we already have. For example, I have always been fascinated by pianists and how they are able to memorize so many keys. The Personal Project motivated me to make my first step to playing a song. Overall, I think the Personal Project had a purpose.”
“I think it was ok, not really exciting.”
While there were people who saw value in the Personal Project, others shared my thought on it being pointless. Some said the following:
“I think it’s a waste of time.”
“I think it’s dumb.”
“It was a waste of time, to be honest.”
“I kinda don’t see the point. I didn’t think that it was needed and it doesn’t make a difference if a school makes you do it or not.”
“It’s a pass or fail. It’s not terrible because of how flexible it is but it is dumb.”
“I feel like it’s okay but useless at the same time because we as students express ourselves through our work already so we shouldn’t have to do a whole project to express ourselves.”
“It was a waste of time and there’s no point in doing it because it’s supposed to be something we enjoy doing but end up hating.”
“I think the Personal Project was a waste of time. There wasn’t really a point in doing it. I didn’t really see the purpose of writing a whole paper about it and explaining how it’s personal to me. I wish it was a different assignment than writing a whole essay about a dumb project.”
“I think it’s mostly unnecessary because it is worth no points so students don’t have a lot of motivation to do it unless it’s something they like. Even then though, most people don’t like to journal the whole process or write a paper and that ruins the motivation.”
So overall, there were mixed reviews and thoughts about the Personal Project. It’s done though now, and so we can move on.