Summer has came to an end; it was a sign to remind that my third-year is about to start. I looked through the class schedule and saw one of the classes that I have always been heard about its toughness, JM 310 Editorial and Article Writing class by Aj. Bruce Avasadanond.
I have been listening to all the suggestion from senior since I was in my second year. They said about how strict this class is and how I am going to see tons of assignments. “This class is a very tough one but believe me, it will change you in a better way somehow,” said Ranida Chiewchanvaljkit, one of my close seniors.
Unfortunately, I missed the first class of JM 310 because I was still in the United States for work and travel program. I decided to send an email to tell Aj. Bruce about the situation. I received his reply within a few hours. He informed that I have already been deducted 150 marks of my first quiz. I was a little shocked and I knew at that moment that this class would be a struggling one.
I was even more frightened by four pages of class rules that Aj. Bruce sent me on the email. The papers were full of the rules that I don’t even understand such as all the students are not allow to use cologne or perfume. I wonder what is going to matter if I am wearing the perfume? I swear I didn’t get the point of these rules at all.
I finally came back for the second class. Everything seemed like what I had expected. Everyone dressed professionally. The class was completely silence. I have to sit with a group of friends that I have never talked to before even though we were studying together for almost 3 years. It was kind of strange to me because I didn’t really like to make new friends or talk to new people. I thought it is not necessary to make more friends when you already have a good one.
We received tons of online assignments every week. There was a time that I felt so tired that I want to just skip everything. The task that I hate the most would be the wrongdoing report. I hate it because I didn’t like to report someone even though I knew they were wrong. I was afraid as well as feeling pity.
As the time goes by, I followed and did everything that Aj. Bruce assigned for this class. I adapted myself to the way this class works and now I understand the senior’s word. I think this class already changed me in a better way.
I became a person who is open-minded and eager to make new friends. I found out that there are so .many cool friends in BJM. I got more friends to say hi when we are in or out of the class. I am glad that I have a chance to talk and work them even it is a bit late. I still remember the last time before we have to change the group, one of the friends said “I don’t want to change the group, you guys are the best.”
I became a person who has the responsibility either for myself and for the society. I learned that punctuality is a must because it can tells a lot about how you concern on certain thing. I also noticed that after having this class, I always do the work right away rather than wait until the last minute like I used to be. As Aj. Bruce gave an assignment to report about the wrongdoing in the society, I became more aware that we all should stand up for what is wrong. Everyone is responsible for our society.
After I have been through in JM 310 class, my perspectives have changed. I have never thought that one of the subject in my third year would changed me but it surprisingly did. I really want to thanks Aj. Bruce for being such a great teacher who is not only teaches us to write but also teaches us to be a better person. If there is a junior comes up to ask me about JM 310 class, I would say the same thing as my senior did,“This class is a very tough one but believe me, it will change you in a better way somehow.”