Sitting in first period on the first day of my junior year, the teacher is giving the class a lecture on the real world outside of high school he explained that you have to actually put forth effort to achieve something that you desire. In the past year of high school, I put forth hardly any effort, still managing to pass, but not happy with the grades and realizing that what this teacher was saying might be true. After the first day of junior year I began to apply myself and one year later, sitting in all college classes preparing to achieve these goals once again made me realize this was the academic turning point in my life. Since first grade, school had always come easy to me, but as high school started to progress, it became harder and
As Junior year is regarded as your most important year while taking exams such as SAT, ACT, SBAC and AP test. Junior year to me felt very similiar to my Sophomore year in high school, as I still meet new people and friends from sports and got closer to many new teachers. Two new areas in which I improved throughout my Junior year were my character and responsibility. Throughout my Junior year I learned to be more humble and not procrastinate. I learned that majority of the time doing an assignment as soon as possible is almost if not always going to turn out better than waiting until the last
I realize that “entertain a thought without accepting it” is the reason why I am still on the quest of higher education in the U.S. Dating back to the age of 16, I really enjoyed my first two years in high school. During that period, I was looking forward to attending classes every day and listening to teachers talking about everything that was fresh to me. However, the last year of high school was no longer attractive to me. I was overwhelmed with quizzes and tests, which gradually became boring to me.
Growing up throughout school I realized that I excelled in history and literature, and when ever the season of class registration arrived I always compacted my future schedule with history and literature classes along with the minimum requiremen... ... middle of paper ... ...nt in time I am deeply ashamed and distraught about who I was as a student last semester. I am uncertain about the effectiveness of my study habits at this point in time, but I can clearly say that last semester's study habits were quite ineffective. In high school my habits where quite effective but not here at the University of Texas. I am trying to find a new method this semester, and am currently working on formulating a new method. One that actually works, for now I just have been working hard to complete my daily task and studying rigorously for all my classes.
Extended class periods and block scheduling will improve student’s grades and can diminish their stress level significantly. A normal day in block scheduling consists of only four classes a day, alternating each day. These classes would last 120 minutes each, with the same 5 minute passing periods in between classes. This scheduling gives teachers more time to explain their lesson. It also gives students time to recover from the late nights due to sports and other activities because they only have four classes a day.
The requirement to gain entrance to the liberal arts school is a 3.0, but the higher your grade the better chance of getting in and getting scholarships. I have kept up with my school work well this semester and can see the 3 D’s importance in getting where I want to go. I want use the three D’s you talked about to stick with my degree plan even when it gets difficult. I have made a promise to get my grades by doing all assigned work and turning it in on time. I also want part of my goal to study at least an hour for every hour spent in class.
Being dedicated to school is a tough thing. It requires a lot of time and effort along with many sacrifices. For example, if my friends wanted to hangout and I have an exam the next day, I would have to sacrifice that time to study in order to get a good grade. The qualities to becoming a college scholar entitle steps including elementary, middle, and high school. Many qualities should be acquired through these years to allow me to develop the skills needed to become a college scholar.
Through dedication to my studies, I completed some a month earlier than my peers. I realized I had the work ethic to enroll in honors and advanced placement classes in high school. Throughout my years in high school I have had some ups and downs, but never have I let that hinder my academic excellence. I have taken advance placement English and Latin, and honor math courses all of which have showed me that I can succeed at any level. My first two years of high school I had enrolled in computer science courses, which I thought was going to be a typing class.
A dream of mine has always been to be the first in my family to go to college and receive a degree. In order to succeed, I knew I had to learn to manage my disability. Even though, it takes me longer to prepare for school I have found methods to help me succeed. I listen to alternative music to block out distracting noises, and organize my work by prioritizing and using color-coded folders for each subject. A week before major exams, I start preparing by studying and mapping out my time, making this typically stressful week more manageable.
It is impressive where taking a chance can lead. Only a year ago I was doing my best to get through the college application process As much as I heard about how classes in college would be different from high school, it was still an adjustment. I did well academically during the first semester, completing it with a 3.4 GPA. Yet I know I could have done better still, and that I can do better this semester as well. The first round of tests will begin next week, and after getting a glimpse over the last few weeks I know it is within my reach to make an ‘A’ in each of the courses I am taking.