Going into Rpw 210 I had pretty low exceptions. Based off my previous Rpw experience I was expecting a boring teacher,topics and assignments which wouldn't teach me anything. But this class surprised me. Not just the teacher but the readings and bringing in or applying to every day made this class enjoyable. Last year my rhetoric and professional writing class was dreaded.
In terms of psychology, there are various concepts of learning and memory that are involved in the way a person studies. I, for one, am a huge believer in simply reading over the given study materials, and I end up getting satisfactory grades. Over the years, I have found methods of studying that work for me, and methods that do not work. These methods are explained and provided with proper examples from the textbook provided in class. Psychologists define learning as “a relatively permanent change in behavior, knowledge, capability, or attitude that is acquired through experience and cannot be attributed to illness, injury, or maturation” (E. Wood, G. Wood & Boyd, 2014, p. 145).
This fall semester I was taking Genetics, Thermodynamics, Moral Ethics, Introduction to Public Health, and Psychology of Race, Class, and Gender. Due to illness, my second semester put me in academic probation and after talking to Dean Rome I was recommended to drop Genetics and concentrate on my other four classes. I performed very well in all my classes but Thermodynamics, which I had trouble with. I believed I would receive at least a C but unfortunately received an NC. I took CHEM 330 with Professor Stratt, which I later discovered has very difficult exams, and to make matters more difficult, my class, was majorly freshmen that had taken AP Chemistry and scored the highest scores on exams than any other class.
It was important that I go to a good university or I won’t be able to get a good job when I graduated. Even though, I didn’t rank as high as I was in middle school, I was doing well enough on my exams; my counselor and teachers told me that I might be able to go to any universities of my choosing. I was very relieved and satisfied with myself; this was my life goal after all. The life of a high schooler was much harder and more completed than a middle schooler. I had to study every day to keep up with the amount of materials that were given out in class—they were much deeper and complicated.
When I went to high school in Ethiopia, I never wrote an essay or paragraph. Therefore, when I start ESL class it was very hard time for me and I never thought that I will be improved my English like this. However, if not because of the help of my instructors today this essay would not be possible, I feel I can write decent essays with still some grammar mistakes. I spent a lot of hours on writing labs and homework help me a lot, even though at times I got tired and bored on homework. That helped me a lot and because of that now I feel confident when it comes on essay writing, I do not struggle like I used to before.
My writing skills have improved due to this class and all Ms. Geary had taught me. She made class fun with her inflections and just the way she says everything, her personality definitely showed through. I looked forward to class but never the homework. Finally after reading over my final drafts of: My Past as a Writer, Problematic Essay and my Exploratory Research Paper I realize that I have dramatically improved my writing skills in every draft thanks to revisions and some positive criticism for Ms. Geary. I think I am now ready to take on the next step in the English world.
When it comes to college you have many decisions to make, what school do I go to, what do I want to study, how am I going to pay for it. After those decisions are made you would think that good I don’t have too many more tough decisions to make, and then research papers. You think that this shouldn’t be too bad you know the information fairly well just need supporting facts. You throw a few searches into Google and each time Wikipedia is the first response back. You think to yourself, they came up first the information looks right and it is accurate to your knowledge so I will use it and site it no problem.
Throughout my time as being a college student so far, asking questions in class has proven to be one critical step into being a good college student. Asking questions in college is something many student take for granted and they don't realize the importance of it until it's too late. I can admit i don't ask a lot of questions in class for various reason and from my personal experience i have notice what it can result to because it ends up showing in my scores within that class. In this essay i will disguise the difference between a higher-level questions and a lower-level questions.I will also explore why some college student fail to ask questions in class and why they refuse to go to their professor’s office hours when they need help and
Competitions are not just about fun and games. For example, competing against many other students for college classes can become very stressful. Last quarter, my friend was not able to get any of the classes she needed. This made her very stressed because she needed certain classes in order to complete her major requirements on time. This shows that living in a place where competition is everywhere can be very stressful.
On the bright side, sophomore year 's homework wasn 't as vigorous as senior year. I have found myself not caring too much about my grades this year and missing more school than I ever could have imagined. Although I have faced these struggles, I made better use of my planner when I did miss school. I only used my planner for my senior English class, because it was the class with the most work. 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.