imagine you are involved in a task that gives you immense satisfaction.write about the experience and its effects?imagine you are involved in a task that gives you immense satisfaction.write...

imagine you are involved in a task that gives you immense satisfaction.write about the experience and its effects?

imagine you are involved in a task that gives you immense satisfaction.write about the experience and its effects?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I get immense satisfaction from teaching. I like to be focused, and I liken myself to a detective. I try to find out why the student is struggling, and what I can do to help. I get so much out of helping kids find their way, and realize that they can get there.
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marilynn07 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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I really enjoy/love to crochet in my spare time. I find the creative process of picking yarn, colors and pattern very enjoyable.  After working the piece, I am totally happy and satisfied with the finished product.  Sometimes the piece is not the same as I had imagined it from looking at the picture, but it is something that I made with my hands.  I then take great pleasure in donating many of my handmade creations to the local cancer treatment center or church in the form of lap rugs, blankets, or baby caps.

I think the total experience gives me a sense of humility.  I am working with basic raw materials.  Yarn is one step away from sheep.  I can make yarn from wool or cotton or even silk if I decide that I want to make yarn from raw materials. Once I have the yarn, I can begin the project.  But once a person receives a gift made from this very basic stuff, he or she is overwhelmed and delighted.  I have never really understood why the gift of a knitted or croched item is so touching.  But, it really has a powerful effect.

I am connected to my ancestors through this spinning and crochet task.  I learned from one of my father's sisters how to crochet.  She learned from her aunt and so forth back generations in time.

There you have the basic essay format. I am thinking that your instructor wants about 5 paragraphs from start to finish.

Descriptive language, adjectives, and details make an essay of this type very vivid and personal. As charcunning has mentioned below. Draw upon your personal feelings regarding the task.

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charcunning | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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This is one of those questions that only you can answer, but I can certainly help guide you in the right direction!

First, what is that task? For me, it would be writing poetry. Next, your teacher is asking you to describe your own personal feelings about your task; I am sure that he or she is asking you to draw upon all five of your senses here. How does it feel to do the task? Are there sounds involved? Smell, touch?

Also, when  you are writing, see if you can make your language as vivid as possible--use a thesaurus to capture the precise word to describe how you are feeling.  Also, you should try to use some figurative language. See if you can use some similes and metaphors to more accurately describe this experience and the effect that it has on you.

Lastly, don't forget the last part of this prompt--what are the effects of being involved in this task? Do you get rewarded externally? Internally? Do you have more friends? Feel more at peace with yourself?

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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I get immense satisfaction from writing recommendation letters and makes me want to carry that feeling for outstanding students into my lower-level classes and tell them that they all have the ability to be great students. I then tell them I would be more than happy to write one for them if they improve and request me to write one for them.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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It is rather difficult for me to be specific in naming a task that gives me immense pleasure. When I think about it, I find only one common features about all the different tasks that have given me immense pleasure - every time it is a very different kind of task.

I personally do not understand the idea of performing my favourite tasks in spare time - a time when you have no other tasks to perform. If I am busy performing a task, that becomes my priority number one. Then I leave that task only because of other pressures in my life including the need for food and sleep.

The tasks that I have found most interesting in the past have been part of my professional work, family chores, activities withe friends and relatives, and doing things by myself. Why I have found these tasks satisfying or enjoyable - again, I have not been able to figure out myself. But one thing is clear, the satisfaction has not come from the rewards received for performing the task. The satisfaction has come from doing the task itself, in doing the task, and in the knowledge that it is a job well done, even when there is no external recognition for it.

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