This class just traumatized me lol. This is no commentary on Kate personally, but the whole ordeal, from start to finish, had me in at least three stupid nervous breakdowns. I never wrote a single review on here, but I legit haven't been able to share this experience in terms of the alienating pain I felt with anyone other than my mom lol.
I do not remember the last time I cried this much over a class, maybe it was just my karma. I variously spent hours working on assignments after lab because I did not have a good grip on SPSS at the time, having taken stats years prior. The final project was a final blow to my self-esteem. My group members and I did not have sufficient time to thoroughly go over our specific parts before Thanksgiving break for different reasons (underestimating the technicalities of SPSS analyses we'd have to conduct in a few days thereafter). Well, they smartly managed it in the end, but I ****ed up big-time, spending hours in the library confidently working on my ~results~ only to very awkwardly discover that I had done my whole part wrong as we were tying things together last minute. IT DID NOT help matters that my group members just proceeded to eye me awkwardly and designate me with a last-min easy part for the presentation, and then later that night delete the powerpoint artwork I tried to contribute to the powerpoint. And next morning, they just shunned me lol. In the end, I believe they collectively rated me w like a 3/5 for participation (Kate distributes these surveys after every ~collaboration~).
ANYWAY, in the end I got an overall grade of B. But did I come out of this with new confidence about how I might be working in collaborative or teamwork situations in the work environment? Big no. I'm just afraid, and I wish this class could have been a better learning experience. While I understand most of my problems here are unfortunately personal, I think that, at least with the final project, there should have been a less compressed time allotment (with regard to the holidays), so that we could independently work things out or individually seek Kate's time for assistance. I did not expect to finish this class with an A, but I also did not expect to finish feeling like I sh*t my pants in public and would probably avoid all people involved in future scenarios.