In 250 words or less, provide an example of when your point of view differed from a teacher or employer during an evaluation of your performance.
How did you handle the situation?
Senior year of high school I took an AP art class where each student had to pick a theme and stick to it. I struggled on finding a theme, until one day searching for supplies in the messy closet I found old bolts of fabric and a make shift dress form and the idea of sewing flashes in my head. Since I had taken sewing classes at Joann Fabrics, I thought my completing the theme would be easy. Once the theme was approved I began sewing. At that time, I had just bought the first vintage Simplicity pattern, a 1960's Jiffy mod jumper. After a week, the hunter green jumper was completed. Eager to check the grade, I was confused. The letter grade on the screen read a "B" I had expected a higher grade. The next class, I approached my teacher asked for an explanation of the grade. She told me that the hem of the dress was wrong. I proceed to ask her was wrong about it. She responded that it didn't look right. Feeling frustrated, I took a deep breath & I kept my cool and asked if I fixed the hem would she give my grade another chance. She agreed and once I fixed the hem my grade changed to an "A-" In that moment, I was glad I kept my cool instead of developing an attitude. Criticism isn't meant to hurt you, rather to help you reach your full potential.