New Beginnings

Jen Wei Sin - Tue 31 March 2020, 9:08 am
Modified: Fri 12 June 2020, 4:39 pm

Unfortunately, due to the transition to learning fully online, my team has decided to drop the course before the census date. Sad to see them go as we've worked on our projects for four weeks now. Due to the offering of this course being online, my previous team members thought that it might be worthwhile deferring the course for a semester to fully experience the process of this course, which I fully understand.

Despite having thought about the possibility of dropping the course myself, I decided that it wasn't the best idea to defer a semester as new courses weren't accepting new students and it might be hard to catch up on two new courses. This also means that I can graduate on time!!!!! yay.

After looking through all the pitches and my options, I'm grateful and excited to be working in a new team with four other girls! Thankfully our projects were in similar domains of music and touch, meaning that I will be able to contribute my findings from the past four weeks instead of starting from zero. Although it is sad/stressful having to deal with not having a team, I'm happy that it all worked out and am able to start on the projects soon. yay!

I’m not going to lie and say everything is great because I’m feeling quite stressed about this new transition as I would need to reexplore this new team domain and I definitely would not want to make my new team feel like I’m just leaching onto their already done work. I’ve spent the majority of this week being very stressed and concerned not only about my team but as the deadline for the team report came closer, my academic grades might be negatively affected due to this new and sudden change. Thankfully, I was able to speak to the teaching team in resolving some of my concerns and it really made me feel a whooooole lot better knowing that the teaching team was able to provide support and had an understanding towards the difficult position I was put into.