I took the Gateway to Honors Class during my Winter Quarter during my Freshman year 2012 with Leah Joos. This class met on every Tuesday from 3:30-4:20. During the class I was able to learn more about the Honors Program as well as the reflective process. I learned about the Honors Program through the presentations by the Honors Ambassadors as well as different honors opportunities such as research, study abroad, and programs. We learned about the reflective cycle and how this can help us reflect upon academic classes as well as professional and personal plans and goals. I appreciated the peer feedback groups since I was able to meet new students in the Honors program. They helped me edit my work and gave me feedback on my writing. I was able to work on a “This I Believe” Statement and my first honors proposal. I look forward to taking part in honors opportunities during my 4 years at University of Cincinnati and having meaningful experiences that I can reflect on appropriately.