Procrastination has always affected many people’s lives and how they go through school. Even if after school activities get in the way, asking family members to help out with homework and studying will hopefully help out for the next week or so. Procrastination should be handled more easily because I feel as if people in middle school and high school aren’t managing their time well, which is why they don’t get work done, they sleep late, and they wake up late and become tardy for school. Those students who have trouble with learning how to manage their time should try to make a schedule and plan things out. (Just stay off phones as much as possible because that has helped
Professor Hyatt was a short woman who seemed like she was in her mid-thirties. We jumped into our first lesson as soon as we got settled in our seats. I didn’t expect much differently but the pace that my teacher imposed more of a problem to me more than anything. I have been through the material before in my previous math class during my senior year in high school, but as she went through it, it was as if she was teaching the class a foreign language. I knew the class was going to be a challenge for me because I struggled in my precalculus class before I came to Lander University.
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.
Quarter Writing Evaluation This first quarter has not been easy. I have added an additional level four to my schedule and on top of that trying to mange other things outside of school, such as dance, homework, and family time. Espically since for me English doesn't come easy. In grade school it was my weakness and it was challenging to me. So in eighth grade when my english teacher said I could try to get into level four english, and I got in, I was extremely surprised.
I kept slacking off each class because I had to miss what the teachers had said or I didn’t turn in homework or forgot to write my name on the paper. Throughout the years in middle school and high school, many teachers and afterschool tutors noticed that I actively around and couldn’t stay in place very long. I remember one good experience I had in past education was tech theater for last two years of high school. In that class, I could move freely and don’t have to worry about trying to stay in place for 30 minutes. I felt good while working on cutting woods in half, making woods into a box, or made wooden stairs for a play.
As I grew up I did not like the material that had to be read or the papers that was required to be written; but since I knew the work had to be done accurately in order for me to pass the class I learned to tolerate the subject. Throughout high school, the English courses were very time consuming and over whelming resulting in me disliking the subject even more. The assignments and readings that were usually given took up the majority of my time; this resulted in work from my other courses being left unfinished. My last two years of school consisted of research papers and in class compositions. But nothing compared to the tedious work that I encountered my junior and senior year when I decided to challenge myself by taking AP English courses.
School Daze I have to admit that I will not look fondly on my high school career. I spent most of my study time going out with my friends. I felt that I was paying my dues with the eight hours of boredom that began most of my days. Until now there were only a few classes that I enjoyed. In retrospect, I believe that it was my inability to choose the classes I took which resulted in my lack of enthusiasm on the ride to school each morning.
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. My main goal in the beginning of the year was and is complete a career also to be responsible and organized because in high school I always left my homework or projects for the last minute and I knew that if I keep going in this way in college, this would bring me problems. Principally you need a motivation as in Chapter 2 from the book Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change talks about how motivate yourself. There are two ways of motivation external and internal. The external is the support from family or friends or even teachers that are pushing you to do something and thus complete a degree or a career, the internal on the other hand is the most important because it depends on yourself as a need “To be something, to have something to attain a goal that you truly desire, or to solve a problem”.
My mentality was that school consumed more then half of my waking hours and I wasn’t going to let it take anymore then that. So my assignments were partially completed, from the day before, and handed in unfinished. I knew that my parents and teachers would raise hell itself when I did this but my mind wouldn’t waiver on this. Since I had been able to get through all of grade school without homework why should I have any now? Great reasoning for a 5th grader, but this thinking contained a few flaws.
Because of the concept that family comes from, my family is very important to me. Everyone has challenges in their life and mine were speech and depression. From preschool to second grade I had to take “special” classes because my English was far more behind than everyone else’s. At the time I didn’t notice anything different, though now I realize that without those classes school would of been twice as hard. I overcame this challenge by simply going to school and learning.