We stayed friends throughout middle school, but she had a lot of family problems and she ended dup moving away and I didn’t even know she was leaving until after she was gone. In a time like middle school for something like that happen is awful. I got depressed after that happened and I ... ... middle of paper ... ... process. I am excited about taking this class though because I think that this will help me improve my writing and find my own “voice” as a writer. In high school I didn’t consider myself that great of a writer, but I always seemed get decent grades on what I wrote.
Throughout this semester I realized that college is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I developed skills that I believe will help me get through my classes to come. I know I wouldn’t have been able to realize the complexity of college without the help of my Professors. They showed me college isn’t a joke, and that I need to work hard in order to get high grades. This semester was a headache because I was going through the transition from high school to college.
When I came to college, I knew grades were important but I did not realize how challenging it was to get above a 3.0 in college. Studying in college for tests is a completely different concept than in high school. Students have to put everything into studying for tests and not just cram 10 minutes before the test, or start writing a paper 3 hours before it is due. Most people at Ole Miss are doing this, and I do not think they are going to get very far in school. It feels so much better knowing I am trying my best in my classes
Soon After, I started looking at college websites, looking for where I might want to go. The more I researched the more I realized my grades I had recieved from my slacking were going to hurt me. Most colleges required either good grades or a good standardized test score, some both. I hadn't taken my ACT yet but my grades were not so great. I started thinking maybe my future was at the local community college, but I wanted bigger and better things, I wanted a career in the medical feild.
Growing up throughout school I realized that I excelled in history and literature, and when ever the season of class registration arrived I always compacted my future schedule with history and literature classes along with the minimum requiremen... ... middle of paper ... ...nt in time I am deeply ashamed and distraught about who I was as a student last semester. I am uncertain about the effectiveness of my study habits at this point in time, but I can clearly say that last semester's study habits were quite ineffective. In high school my habits where quite effective but not here at the University of Texas. I am trying to find a new method this semester, and am currently working on formulating a new method. One that actually works, for now I just have been working hard to complete my daily task and studying rigorously for all my classes.
In the beginning I was very nervous that I would never understand the way elementary math is now taught, but after weeks of learning more about it I feel much better. I would like to voice my opinion to the president of William Penn because I believe that this class needs to be two semesters long instead of one. I am not saying that I am the smartest person, but I am an “A” student and this class has been by far the hardest I have had to take out of five college semesters. Since the common core continues to change, it important as future teachers that we know everything there is to know about the curriculum because if we cannot teach it, what good are we as teachers.
Attend College or a University is an important change in the life of the student and also in the family. Since we are children at the age of 3 years we start to attend school from prekindergarten to Elementary School, Middle school then High School and then a few of us to College. We spend almost half of our lives attending school but at the end of road the effort is worth. College is the final step to become successful but also it can be one of the most hardest. In the beginning of the school year I felt uncomfortable particularly in this class because I didn’t know anybody, also I didn’t have friends not because I was bad person but because the language but now at this point I have some friends not many the bad thing is that I still don’t lose the fear to speak and practice my English.
Not only was I experiencing failure for the first time in my academics, which was the one thing that I always thought I was good at, but I was also losing confidence in myself. This whole I have been learning as I go, as I try to navigate my way through my college education. Being a first generation student I had no family to turn to when I was struggling to ask for advice, and always felt too embarrassed to ask for help from others when I needed it. This was a huge mistake that I made and I will make sure that I will not make it again. If I am ever confused at what material is being taught in class, I will attend the professor’s office hours.
I had great grades in high school, I volunteered many times; both inside and outside of school, I always helped around in my school administration whenever help was needed, and I always dedicated a month of my summer just to help my school give out the school books to students and sell the school uniforms. Doing all those things and being rejected made me feel like I was nothing; like what I did in my school life was all a waste. After taking all of those things into consideration, I still got rejected because of my SAT scores; which is why I genuinely believe that colleges should admit students using criteria other than their SAT scores. “The world might improve if we deliberately and systematically selected students not only for their knowledge and analytical skills, but also for their creative and practical skills – and their wisdom.” (Sternberg, 2010). This quote is something that I truly and deeply
I keep an archive of school work from past semesters of college and even high school. So I opened it up and looked through a few essays I had senior year at my high school. It quickly became apparent to me that although my writing style was consistent and slowly got better over those years, I still made some of the same mistakes in paper after paper. I tended to just throw out the idea I had in my head at the time onto the page. Yes I did manage to transcribe my meaning from my head to the text, but more often then not you couldn 't tell because It was buried under mountains of unnecessary text and formatted