He is making me do jobs no one else wants to do, I thought to myself. Although I didn’t then, I realize now that those unhappy summers ended up keeping me out of trouble and preparing me for a career. School was getting out and all my friends talked about their summer plans. I never got excited because I knew most of my summer would be consumed at my dad’s law firm doing whatever job he asked of me. None of which seemed important, it was obviously busy work.
In school I was picked on for being different, so I learned to accept everyone and not pick on anyone because they were not like me, it made me more open minded. My parents have always worked hard and I was taught to do the same, I have had a job since I was 13. I realized the huge sacrifices my parents made and how much they left behind when they left that tiny town in Mexico. My parents did not go to college, so they have always pushed me to do good in school, so I always try my best. I definitely think growing up as a Latina definitely played a huge role in my
I would mostly handle my schoolwork alone in my room, so I never felt like I spent too much time with my mom. However, almost all of my non-homeschooled friends have expressed how they would never be able to handle their parents all day, every day. Speaking on behalf of their parents, I am sure that feeling is mutual. When it becomes time to apply for colleges, public school counselors guide the students step by step through the process and have official transcripts to send in. For homeschoolers, however, the process is different and much more complicated.
I never knew why he always wore his uniform when my grandparents came to visit. My grandpa wasn’t the nicest grandparent a person could have. He never smiled and every time he shook my hand it felt like he was going to break it. I understood why my father was so strict because his father was strict. I knew my father meant well by his teaching but I wanted to live and be a kid... ... middle of paper ... ... with my uncle doing construction.
Responsibility can be learned in the classroom, by making sure assignments are due on time and doing homework, but the real skill of responsibility is found outside the classroom. College students in their first few years learn a lot about responsibility. Living on your own, in a new place away from your parents causes you to grow up quickly. Responsibility is learned through situations where you learn to be self-sufficient, because no one else will do your work for you. Higher education almost forces college students to get some responsibility for themselves because they are left alone.
Students should not have to do one hundred hours of community service to graduate high school. High school students should not have to serve one hundred hours of community to graduate because they already have enough on our plates as it is. Most teens already have multiple things going on in there lives. Adding on one more extra requirement onto the hectic schedules of these teens will cause an overload. The school piles kids down with homework and also expects students to study in order to get good grades, which it should be expected, but that is the limit for most.
I try to attend class before most of my classmates, so I didn’t have people staring at me as I walk in. The first time I enter into a class, I try to make the seat I sit in the first day “my seat the whole semester.” In order to keep my mind from wondering I would try to write down majority of the teachers lecture. When my class ends I make my schedules with ten minutes between classes, so it gives me just enough time to get there to get “my seat.” Once I have hit my last class I would feel so exhausted from being so anxious in all my classes. Worrying about if the teacher was going to call on me, is someone going to say something about my accent or if anyone in class was talking about me. My freshman I started with Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes.
Most freshmen like me that enter the school are scared. I think the first week of the school is the easiest since there would not be a lot of homework and what you need to do is to listen to what you need for the class and know other people well in the class. But I am wrong, as soon as you get seated on your assigned seat, new teachers start to introduce themselves and start giving tons of homework. As the bell rings, I start rushing to my next class hoping that I wouldn’t be late. The first day of school is always the hardest since you don’t have any new friends and you have to sit in the cafeteria alone when it is lunch time.
You’re loaded with twice the information, twice the work, and half the time. Needless to say, quick adaptation is a must. In high school a lot of people can coast through without ever having to study, as a result, you do not pick up good study habits which are essential in college. With all the new information that you have to learn, memorize, and fully understand before the next class, studying is as necessary as the class itself. In college you study so much you start to feel like you 're self teaching, the teacher introduces you to the material and it’s your job to retain and comprehend it.
Personal Experience I have had the great opportunity to be apart of a great program and class at college. Most of us who are going to become teachers know about this class and the required 80 hours of volunteering at a middle school for a semester. I was eager to volunteer, because I have experience in working with middle school kids. The school I work for, has prepared me to handle school aged kids, so I was relying on my background to carry me though the semester at a new Middle school. The privileges of a private school are a lot different from an inner city school.