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How Vex impacted my life


Entry ID #: 379
Created: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 9:06 AM

As a humanities student, I’ve always been weak at subjects like Maths and Science, and of course, Robotics. I’ve never thought that I could obtain even basic proficiency in them. However, through VEX, my confidence and proficiency has increased. After joining VEX robotics, I’ve gained more confidence with regards to subjects that I previously thought was impossible for me to achieve. Although I’ve never been, and do not have the aptitude to be good at Robotics, VEX has given me the confidence and the basic understanding of robotics, which has enriched my learning journey immensely. Under the guiding hands of my peers and teachers, I’ve learnt how to build a simple robot, a feat that has brought immense personal satisfaction. In addition, the teamwork required in VEX has brought me closer to friends in school, deepening my friendships with others and enriching my school life. This is especially so during the VEX competitions, which gave me the opportunity to work closely with others for an extended period of time. Through this, I’ve learnt perseverance in completing a task (especially with regards to programming in the autonomous period), as well as experience more deeply the joy of succeeding together. Although VEX robotics is a short part of my life, it has enriched my life considerably and has given me skills that will stay with me for a long time.

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