Over the course of my high school career I have grown in my reading and writing capabilities, as well as my overall performance as a student. In all of these different aspects I have mostly improved, however there are still some areas in which I struggle. My writing career in high school has seen improvement as well as struggle, and this year I hope to further my skills at writing. As far as my reading capabilities are concerned, I would consider myself a proficient reader who is able to comprehend a plot very easily. Also, my career as a student could be improved upon and I hope this year that I can improve on some qualities that I have previously lacked, such as organization.
Ever since I began my career as a student, the one assignment I have always dreaded most were essays and book reports. These always intimidated me since one skill I am not the greatest in is proper punctuation. This has led to many poor grades on papers due to silly little errors of doom that could have easily been avoided. However, something that I believe I do well in writing is my use of vocabulary …show more content…
I enjoy reading even books not assigned in school that interest me and can keep me entertained the whole way through the story. The kinds of books that interest me the most are dystopian societies such as The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner. My favorite book I have read so far has been Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy. This is because I greatly I enjoy militaristic dystopian books. Since I read very frequently, I have expanded my vocabulary and try to use it in my writing as much as I can. One way that I expand my vocabulary and learn new words is when I encounter a word in a book that stands out to me, I will remember it and will look up the definition so I know I’m using this new word correctly. Personally, I think of myself as an advanced reader, able to easily grasp topics and ideas and over the years I believe that I have steadily improved on
The stereotypical version of the normal life of a teenager proceeding to college would include high academic standards met throughout their high school career and outstanding outside testing scores resulting in automatic entry into the institution of their choice. Many of these individuals have the support of their accomplished family members in the form of financial support. There are those who have not had the luxuries of any easy upbringing but forced to decide between a life with a college degree or full-time employment. For myself I want to have it all and to achieve that I have taken on both.
After all the papers I wrote throughout the year, I know where my strengths and weaknesses are. My weaknesses are organizing, conclusions, and final editing. My strengths are thesis creation, pathos and logos incorporation, and introductions. I am always attempting to improve my weaknesses and make them strengths and I will keep them in mind as I continue my writing career. The goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year are helping me push myself to become a better writer and every time I write I know I am one step
One of the biggest lessons I've learned is to never give up and that everything in life happens for a reason. Throughout my entire life my dreams have been put down by society, wether it was a coach, friend, or family member. Everything I gain is because of me and only me. When I started my first year of high school, I knew I wasn't ready to maintain my academics, my social life, and my sports schedule all at once. I was completely intimidated by everything occurring in my life at the time.
Throughout my four years in high school I have been fortunate enough to fulfill many of my aspirations and my thirst for knowledge. One goal that I would like to achieve is to become an international attorney. I have aligned my involvement in specific academic and extra-curricular activities to aid me preparing for the long road between my present situation and the day I pass the bar exam. Through my high school activities I have learned three virtues that I have deemed necessary to achieve my goal, passion, self-discipline, and perseverance.
Surprisingly I don’t have many memories of my experiences with literacy. Early on I just remember picking up any book and reading, writing without stopping, and all those parent teacher conferences with my English teachers that became a blur. Throughout my years of school, I’ve come to realize that writing has become a bigger part of me than I had previously thought. I didn’t go into elementary or middle school thinking I was skilled at writing so my confidence came from teachers who admired what I wrote. Their compliments and encouragement lead me to have a better view of my capabilities. My improvement seems to be invisible until I finally notice the progress when I get to my last paper at the end of the semester or year. This semester and especially this class have tested me the most so far. Learning more about literacy has made me recognize who I am and what I can do so, I will move ahead through the ever continuing process.
We had all just got back from Des Moines. Alivia, Lexi, Brianna, and I wore sitting on her bed. Our faces lit up with blue because we were on our phones. It was really late I think maybe eleven o’clock. When I glance up and watch the bathroom door creep closed. I freaked out about it trying to scare everyone else. Alivia basically sits on me. Pulling a mound of blankets over our heads. Everyone is screaming and Brianna’s mom, Keri, runs into her room. Then the door opens slightly and that’s when I actually panic. I cling to Alivia and yelling, “Did you see that?” Keri looks very concerned about us and has fear in her own eyes as she jumps into bed with us. We all don’t know what to do. All of us are telling Keri to go look while we hide under the blankets. My mind is racing I personally don’t want to go check because what if there’s a killer in the bathroom. All I can think is I’m too young die.
The meaning to this quote is remembering the past and wanting to go back either to switch the past or live in the past once again. To quote really relates to my high school journey because there was a point where I didn't care for school, and I slacked off by not turning in assignments, and not doing homework. If I could go back in time to freshman year I would make better life decisions. I would take my classes seriously.
Growing up I never had time for anything. A normal teenage boy would’ve gone out almost everyday or just partied , what I basically , mean is that they would’ve been very outgoing and social. I on the other side I was a boy who didn’t had time to hangout friends , had to handle with work , school and sports. Waking up at 6 in the morning take a shower , change and by 7 had to get out from my house or I would’ve been late to school. Always had to walk , in the rain or snow it didn’t matter I had to walk because my older sister needs the car for her to go to college. After I get to school I had to do my do now for physiology and always trying to understand the class because I really don’t like science , but I had to try my best to get a good
Music in general has changed and maybe took over my mind. It sparked my mind when I attended a middle school band concert. The band was so fantastic, I wanted to join band when I go to that school. Luckily, they accepted new students who never played any instruments before, so this was my start.
Even though my writing has progressed since the beginning of the school year, there are still a few parts that I need to improve in my writing to become a better writer. My vocabulary isn’t that strong and for the second semester, I would like to start to build my vocabulary and use better words in my writing. I think I can accomplish this goal by memorizing a useful, common word everyday and using it somehow in my daily life. I can also use better words by using the thesaurus while I’m writing. I don’t mean to use the thesaurus and translate every word I’m using but change a few wo...
Let’s flash back in time to before our college days. Back to then we had lunch trays filled with rubbery chicken nuggets, stale pizza, and bags of chocolate milk. A backpack stacked with Lisa Frank note books, flexi rulers, and color changing pencils. The times where we thought we wouldn’t make it out alive, but we did. Through all the trials and tribulations school helped build who I am today and shaped my future. From basic functions all the way to life-long lessons that helped shape my character.
easy. I did things that I was asked but nothing more than what was expected. I had some setbacks, but learned to push them past me knowing they probably would never amount to anything. School was great and I put little effort into it, but still got decent grades. Within softball I was working at an acceptable pace, but every now and then wondered what I could achieve with just a little more effort. I lived up until 7th grade with thinking I was doing just fine. Sometimes it became an issue because I would want to be better at things but I did not want to try hard.
Vocabulary is an important building tool of a child’s reading skills. Students have to understand what the words mean in order to comprehend the story as it is presented to them in the classroom.