As a teacher who is apt to get a brand new set of students every five weeks, getting off to a good start with them is integral. I will utilize the techniques learned in this class to help make a strong first impression with those that do not know me. Also, as an English teacher, students may not see the importance of the course, an all-too-common problem that Gen. Ed. instructors face. Strong first impressions will help us in that regard as well.