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.
Although that tool helped tremendously, it did nothing to quell the quality of my procrastination skills. In high school, I completed most of my homework at the last minute. Coming into college, that clearly could no longer be the case but it still stuck. One concept that utilized my procrastination skills to my advantage was peer review. Peer review forced me to write all of my essays ahead of time in order to make the grade.
-Principal Emmert said that, in the beginning, a computer lab was opened up. But Fremont quickly shut it down as it wasn’t very productive, and there was only a classified staff member in the lab. There are computers in their library and in the Admin Room (I’ll get to that room in a bit) and many teachers have carts. Maybe we should c... ... middle of paper ... ...out for a year. Teachers overwhelmingly re-approved it.
In high school, I was a very smart student I would say. I would usually make A’s or B’s and was on the honor roll 9th - 12th grade. They expect me to make good grades with flying colors and not mess up or make any mistakes. Which is a lot of pressure on me because I know I will be making mistakes on some of my classes in the beginning like my college algebra or human anatomy classes. Those two classes are the ones I find more difficult because my human anatomy class is an online class and my college algebra class not much is explained in the class.
Most high school students don’t notice what their classes are really teaching them; until my junior year, I was the same way. I have always liked facing challenges because I love the feeling I get when I overcome them. Becau... ... middle of paper ... ...enefitted from this as it helped improve my well-being. I made sure I was taking advantage of every resource I could so that I could overcome adversity. During this time I felt that I was no longer motivated solely by my grade, but by my attitude towards the class.
My first two years of high school I had enrolled in computer science courses, which I thought was going to be a typing class. Although there were some typing tests, the course was primarily to teach students how to create a variety of documents and how to perform proper research. I believed that I knew quite a bit about computers, but this course was going to expand my knowledge to lengths I did not expect. In these courses ... ... middle of paper ... ...ine courses once again proved to work in my favor, last semester I was awarded Dean’s List. With everything I have been through since I was diagnosed with Lupus, I feel as though I have exceeded my expectations for myself.
Well developed time management skills not only help to organize all the different pieces of a students life it also reduces their levels of stress and anxiety, while allowing them to achieve decent grade point averages. Simply learning and implementing useful time management techniques can help anyone through the turbulent transition to college academic life. Stress College life is filled with academic stressors and anxieties that consume most students. Many of the reported causes and time periods during the school semester in which students experienced heighten angst were similar and consistent among their peers. However, freshman and sophomores students had higher reactions to stress than juniors and seniors (Misra, 2000, 1).
Others try to balance out the online classrooms assignments with their tradit... ... middle of paper ... ...nt couldn’t be completed, you could possibly still be given a 0 on your grade while awaiting a reply to an email explaining the situation; while in traditional classrooms you could explain the situation to the teacher at the time it happens and possibly be given an extension on the assignment. In conclusion, online classes are beneficial in a way, but more of a nightmare to take. The communication isn’t always there and assignments are clear; students lack the self-discipline to check their accounts for the classes every day and begin to fail the courses; you could be studying something that isn’t beneficial in any way to the tests you have to take; and, finally, the time management students have is terrible. Traditionally taught classes will always top classes taught online. Works Cited http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/online-vs-facetoface-classes-7270.html
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.
Due to the overcrowding here at AHS the Microsoft Windows NT class was changed to an after-school class. This normally full class now had empty seats. As a freshman I did not meet the prerequisites for the NT class so I quietly slipped into one of the empty seats as a pass/fail student. As the year progressed I slowly moved away from the rules and took the class for a grade and as you can see it paid off with "A's". By the end of the year I was able to pass the Microsoft Certified Professional exam at age 14 and land a job at Microsoft.