So far this clinical semester I have been progressing slowly. I feel like I have not had a lot of time to actually sit down and learn a chapter before the professor goes over it. I knew coming in from fall semester how to handle my schedule, but this semester has been a struggle for me. I have been stressing over lots of little things, and I have not been giving myself enough time to get prepared for tests. I also have been pushing myself to get enough hours to get to 150 for this semester. I am on track right now because I just need to average about 10 hours for the next four weeks to get the minimum of 150. I have also been challenged with staying focused. I know last semester that I was very into the classes and interested to learn about all the new subjects. However, this semester has felt like a drag to me. I guess its where its getting warmer, and I am wanting to be outside more compared to fall semester when it was cold which kept me inside to study. I have been successfully this semester by being a better student on my tests/quizzes/homework. Although it may be done at the last moment, this semester I have received better grades. After rereading this journal entry, I was surprised to realize how even though I have been struggling with time, I have been able to improve my grades. I have been working really hard to improve my grades since my freshmen year because I came in thinking I would be fine, but I was way wrong and now I am working towards improving my GPA.
This week I was able to put together all my masteries and attempts for this clinical packet. I was able to view my progress, and I have been doing a lot better than what I thought. I have documented all my attempts and masteries, and this past week I was able to count all my masteries to my total which is a relief to know I am on track! This week I was able to get a lot of attempts for the wrist. I was able get all ROM, and some special tests which came out to a total of 9 attempts. I did not get any masteries this week. Although, next week I have a wrist practical which will help me to get the masteries needed to be on track with my goals in my clinical book.