I was a biology major but I didn’t like it. I hated the class size, the class sizes stays the same. And then sophomore /Junior year I was transitioning into math because I really liked math. So then during junior year I switched into chemistry because I noticed that my grades where a lot better. It took me a while to realize, I was constantly taking chemistry classes throughout the four years.
Finding out that one prescription can impact a person’s body to that degree was mind blowing. I wanted to learn more about prescription drugs and what makes them so powerful. As a starting point, I enrolled into an AP Chemistry class during my junior year of high school. For the first time, I was extremely intimidated by something. I was always an intelligent student, so my fear of failure caused me to conduct an appointment with my counselor and mother.
Unfortunately, researchers in laboratories do not fully comprehend the end results for animals that never receive a long term break from the endless research and analysis. Cosmetic and chemical testing is detrimental to animals because it is destructive and pernicious to animals. Animals that are tested on go through a series of long term test... ... middle of paper ... ... Bowman, Lee. "Animal testing examined from both sides » Corpus Christi Caller-Times."
Dissection Alternatives Dissection in science classrooms is an experience that almost every student has to go through, but one that many will regret. It is estimated that six million vertebrate animals are dissected in high schools each year, and another 5.7 million are used in college laboratories. The issue of educational dissection has become a national concern. Many groups such as PETA and The Humane Society have been lobbying for years to outlaw such practices, and implement new and safe dissection alternatives. Alternatives to dissection have become more popular in recent decades and may be the future of modern science and education.
Over my high school career, I put a lot of thought into my future. Finding out my passion in life outside of the realm of running and hobbies never really came to me until the beginning of my junior year. My freshman and sophomore schedules were filled with electives chosen in order to determine my interests. European history, music history, and business principles, though three very interesting classes, successfully ruled out the arts, classics, and business school. I thoroughly enjoyed the sciences of biology and chemistry, but it never occurred to me that I would be able to build a successful future off of science alone.
Which is exactly why we butted heads so much. When you 're around the same teacher all the time friction tends to develop between the two of you. When I was a Sophomore in high school Ms.Quass decided to give an assignment that included a speech. Of course I gave that vile woman a hard time about the assignment, because I did not expect to be giving speeches in a Biology class. If I wanted to give a speech I would have taken
While there are many regulations as to how animals are treated, it is impossible to monitor all testing facilities. Lab animals are treated as disposable objects instead of living beings. They subjected to painful experiments and can do nothing about it. Chemicals squirted into their eyes or injected into their stomachs, just to see the damage. They suffer through painful experiences that most humans could not handle.
Why is it a person can be charged with a crime for not feeding their pet, but these companies torture and murder millions of animals and nothing happens to them? Because we as people will do nothing to stop these hanious crimes. The reason we cannot prevent these terrible acts is because we do not know they are occurring. Millions of people do not realize simple products and drugs we use every day are tested on animals. Although animal testing of certain pharmaceuticals and chemicals is still mandated by law, but there is no law that requires testing of personal care and household products.
However, I still have ways to go before I 'm a great college student, my goal is to have a 3.5 GRP which is pretty tough especially when it comes to Chemistry. I want to improve my grades so this means going to more tutoring and more SI’s when I can, and following the 3 hours for every credit hour rule. Dedicating a portion of my day for studying everyday definitely helps, and it 's reflected on my tests. I have learned so much in just one short semester, and I feel that I have grown up so much. I 've learned that the bus drivers are ruthless when it comes to making their times and will run you over and not look back.
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. I did problems every night, studied with a study group and believed I was prepared for the class but the type of problems he would put in the exams and worksheets where not like the ones in the textbook. I would take the exams from spring semester CHEM 330 to prepare for the exams and though I scored very well on them, on the exams for Prof. Stratt, I would not perform as well as the other students. While I had a very strong background in biology in high school and understand the organic aspect of chemistry, I find thermodynamics to be challenging. However, what has affected my academic standing was my performance second semester.