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Registered Date January 20, 2021 User ID Morasiahaan6 Read 89
School Duta Wacana Christian University Scranton Scholarship 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship
User Name Sry Mora Yuni Siahaan
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Hello everyone, my name is Sry Mora Yuni Siahaan. I am the student of Duta Wacana Christian University Yogyakarta. I will tell a little bit about my stories from last year. I was in the 7th semester last year. The 7th semester was a difficult semester for me. I have many challenges throughout this semester. Moreover, I needed to work with my final papers chapter 4 and chapter 5. Pandemic was the first challenging that gave a big effect on my life. The first effect was affected my family’s economy. This condition made me having difficulty living or studying like in the normal situation before the pandemic. I needed to control myself to spent money as well as possible. I was so blessed, last semester I got a Scranton scholarship. The scholarship helped me and my family so much. I cannot explain my happiness when I studied without paying anything.

The other effect is also for my motivation to learn. Online learning was not easy for me. I am an extroverted student who needed to interact with my friends. Last semester, I was not able to meet with my friends since the conditions asked us to stay at home. Even though that condition was difficult, I always tried to keep walking and to do my best for the 7th semester. At the beginning of the 7th semester, I committed to myself that I will do more than the 6th semester. In the 6th semester, I got a very bad score. It was because I cannot control myself. I was too worried about the pandemic. My family was the first reason I built my motivation to learn. They always supported me every day. That was why I tried to keep my motivation when I remembered them. The other motivation was also coming when I knew that I did not pay anything this semester. When I felt depressed cause of my study or my assessments, I remind myself to say thankfully for the scholarship. 

I also joined one organization. Even though, all the activities were online. I and my friends still did it well until the end. The organization is PMK on my campus. I got many new experiences from that organization last semester. I never thought I and my friends can do well the online worship. It was the first time; we arranged online worship. Not only new experiences from my organization, but I also got many new experiences from my study in the 7th semester. The first new experience was I taught an online class. I taught one of the senior high schools in Yogyakarta. Even though it was challenging for me, I was blessed to have my class. My students were different since they were special needs students. I never met this kind of student. I thought online learning was not suitable for them. Some of them cannot stay in front of the laptop for a long time. Because of the condition, I tried to find some strategies to teach them in the online meeting. The other new experience was I collected data for my final paper online. I conducted my research through observation and interview. It was my first time doing it online. The condition was different from the offline observation and interview. Internet connection was the important thing that I needed last semester.

So, these are all the activities that I can do last semester. I was blessed I still have the opportunity to continue my study until the end. I have tried my best effort for last semester. Finally, I found that my effort gave the same result. I can get a better score than the 6th semester as I want at the beginning of the 7th semester.