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Abiel Castrejon
August 8, 2015
WEEK FOUR ASSIGNMENT 2

Many people have started taking online classes instead of going to traditional school. It is my first time taking an online class. I was nervous about it because I did not know if it was going to be the same as having a professor lecture or learn from just reading articles. I also was nervous about it because I am doing the medical doctor program and was wondering if I would have enough time actually to do well in Walden. It is week four, almost five, out of six in my first online class. As of today, I have an A in my first online Walden class. I see myself as a person who is determined to achieve its goals. To keep being successful, I have to promise myself to keep organizing my time well since time management is the key to everything. Also, it is very nice to know that I am not alone because I am surrounded by many people who are part of the Walden Community. I am always interacting with everybody in the Walden Community, my advisor, professor, and classmates to name a few. When reading Tool-Using Animals, an online slide show by Rachel VanCott, made me think how animals have found a way to make their life much easier by using tools. For example, chimpanzees using long sticks to get termites, the sea otter uses a stone to open up sea urchins, and the veined octopus using a coconut shell as a refuge. We humans have also used tools to make our lives easier, and as time passes by, those tools become more sophisticated. The problem with us humans is that we depend too much on technology and due to that we become useless most of the time. For example, I remember working in the health field, and when the computer system went down, all the patients had to be rescheduled because the electronic medical records were not working. I feel that the animals can still find be self-sufficient unlike us we...

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