Thinking and Language Project
By Jessie Curneal
Problem Solving Methods
Trial and Error: Through trial and error I will be able to know how to manage my schedule and grow into an independent adult. With new profound freedom I will probably not make the smartest decisions at first, but overtime through trials I will know what is best for me and eliminate what is not. This could include finding the most efficient way to study, take notes, and to manage money on a budget.
Algorithms: One approach to finding the right college is to map out exactly what colleges that are near me then to find their prices. Then I would compare those prices hand in hand along with the prices of living there. After finding some colleges that are in my price range and not too far away from my family, I can then look into if they have good programs for what I want to major in. This process can be quite time consuming, but I will have less errors in finding the right college.
Heuristics: Finding the right college can be time consuming, but a quicker elimination process is to use heuristics. In which I would look at all the schools that have my interest of what I want to major in, instead of first looking for the schools near me and then looking at their prices. By doing that I have made the elimination process easier because now I will only be looking at the few bunch of schools that have a great program for what I want to major in. This does save time , but can recreate more errors than algorithms because I'm looking into only one aspect and figuring out the other logistics later.
Insight: In many aspects of life I hope to find that eureka moment where I have figured out a solution in my newly college life that could include how to efficiently study, or how to resolve an issue I might have with my housing situation.