After a month, I was looking for a way out, I bit off more than I was able to chew. But in my case, it was too late. At that point I had been in the class too long to switch, so I had no choice but to stick it out. I felt like a prisoner; all of my potential and nothing to show for it. I needed an outlet from the pointless assignments which inevitably turned into me writing my own short stories and blogs.
As the day progressed, I became accustomed to these painfully boring activities which happened in every single class, and worst of all I still couldn’t remember anyone's name. Fortunately enough, before I would cracked after having to do name games the school day was over. I was over the top excited that the weekend had arrived, but then it hit me: If I don’t make an attempt to talk to people this day will repeat like a broken tape
The worst team experience here was in my physics class. We had about a month to put together a small project, and roughly a week in I started trying to send messages to the other members of the team. They never replied. Emails were ignored, elms messages never got a response, and we had a groupme where the only 7 messages were mine. A week before the project was due I went to the professor, and was told to keep trying.
At this point, I became very depressed and almost never left my dorm. What eventually happened was I became so down on myself that I would barely get out of bed or eat. When it got this bad the one friend that stayed around told me that maybe I needed some outside help. It took some coaxing on her end, but I eventually went to the free counseling the campus offered. After about a week of talking with a counselor, I began to realize the mistakes I made and began to panic as to what I should do to fix them.
Many times, the principal would ask teachers to sign and ask him if they had any questions. Our biggest evaluation happened at the end of the school year, by that time teachers were more worried about packing and summer. Nobody really paid attention to their end of the year evaluation. Even if you got a low score, one would think about dealing with it the following year. This year, my vice principal will be doing the main observations in my classroom.
Each week, we would take a day to write down our weekly schedule, so even when I missed two weeks of school, I knew what work I missed the day I got back. Of course, with my lack of motivation, the work didn 't always get
When you take on a job, that job is to be made to work around your school schedule. There were many days I needed to stay after school for a test retake or just for some help. I thought that because I had a job now I couldn’t put my school first. I made this mistake many time. I took a Chemistry unit test and did not do so good on the test, the teacher had retakes the next following days after school.
I kept slacking off each class because I had to miss what the teachers had said or I didn’t turn in homework or forgot to write my name on the paper. Throughout the years in middle school and high school, many teachers and afterschool tutors noticed that I actively around and couldn’t stay in place very long. I remember one good experience I had in past education was tech theater for last two years of high school. In that class, I could move freely and don’t have to worry about trying to stay in place for 30 minutes. I felt good while working on cutting woods in half, making woods into a box, or made wooden stairs for a play.
Another struggle I had was in UNIV1000. I was horrible with weekly assignments, because I would always forget I had to do them on my own time. Until we learned in class to start using a calendar to keep track of assignments and important days. After that I stopped missing journals and was able to turn everything in on
Oh how I dreaded English 103 online… I stayed up late and spent days thinking and planning on my papers and watching videos ect. Sometimes as I read through the discussions I was discouraged and amazed to see such great writers, I wondered where did they learn this great skill? English class or their upbringing? I know everyone is different and learns differently and we all have our own language, way of speech but I’m as near close to skill writing as some of my class mates. It was also very discouraging to get low scores after I thought I was doing great, I reached out to my counselor and the writing center, in which they helped me a lot.