High School vs. College During high school, I did not have to study as hard as I do now that I am in college. Usually, I would be able to study the day before the test and score a hundred percent. Although, occasionally, I would be able to skip a few classes and get the notes from a classmate or of course, resort to guessing. However, now that I am in college, the lectures require much more attentiveness and are more complex: composing more information, meaning that one has to proportion time more responsibly and take an advantage of good study habits. My learning skills have made a complete transformation since I have been in college.
Although I have learned a lot and have improved my writing skills tremendously I still feel that I have more to work on. I constantly took all of the criticism that I received from my English instructor and applied these things to the next paper so that I could learn from it and do better than before. Everything that I learned in this course I will be able to use in future courses because eventually I am going to have to write other essays or even lab reports. I also can apply what I learned to my future career because I will have to communicate with my co-workers through business emails which will require good sentence structure and proper grammar. Works Cited Roberts, De’Shayla.
This semester was a headache because I was going through the transition from high school to college. I was learning new things and I lacked the traits a college students needs to have in order to do well. I know now that my next semester will defiantly go smoothly, because I now believe I have the traits a college student should contain thanks to my Professors!
In addition to academics, I use my study habits to partake in extracurricular activities. The position as the Editor-in-Chief for my school's yearbook required me to manage my time and manage it we... ... middle of paper ... ...teering, but as a result of this my passion grows daily. Helping those who struggle has led me to my passion, and through occupational therapy I will be able to continue my passion by helping others who struggle just as I did. My degree in occupational therapy will be used to make life easier for the people all around me. My life has not always been easy, but it was through my diagnosis that I found my desire to help others.
After being in ACA 115 my attitude has changed about my school work and school life. I want to be more active in school functions and strive to do better in my classes and on my work and I believe the cause for this is ACA 115. However being a college student in high school has it’s problems and dilemmas such as trouble managing time for both classes and figuring out how much time to set aside for homework for both classes. But the pros out way the cons in most situations. In ... ... middle of paper ... ...ents I found the career I wanted to do.
All of these ways were the answer to having successful papers this semester. These steps were critical in my writing process; I was able to use these concepts to create a stable flow in my writing. Previously, in my high school classes I would just start writing and then go back to rearrange my essays but in college that would not work out. With the help of my instructor, Ms. Perkins she helped me gain a flow of writing and structure. I planned out all four of my essays before I started to write them, and I think using that process made it much easier for me to
I know if I follow the plan I have I will not only improve my grades, but I will also prioritize better when it comes to my school work. If I continue to follow each step for the remaining weeks for the semester, my habit of procrastination will no longer exist when it comes to doing my school work. I will know how to approach my school work with no distraction and I will know how to get my assignments turned in on time. My plans for me to be successful will come from my work ethic of studying more and doing extra activities less. Understanding my assignments and prioritizing better will cause me to start on my work when assigned to me.
I have always loved to create new papers and express myself through writing and I have noticed a significant change in my writing style. Over the fifteen weeks of being in English 110, I have learned to write for a purpose. I used to write in circles, meaning that I would repeat the same ideas and thoughts by just rewording them multiple times, but I have learned how to get straight to the point and making my opinions and thoughts clear. I had many bad habits throughout my high school career as far as writing goes and I think taking this class helped me break those habits. I also learned how to write a rhetorical analysis which I had never done previous to this class which makes me feel confident that I can write whatever is asked of me, as long as I have the chance to utilize my
This is the first semester of my first year and I am still trying to cope with the classes. Since I am unsure of the assessment standards, I feel a bit pressured. But soon, I will get to know as assignment submission and examinations have begun. To achieve my academic goals, I have to maintain a good understanding of the syllabus and results in my studies by keeping up with the schedule as well as preventing procrastination. In addition, I have to view this learning process as the journey of equipping knowledge, unlike my view for the high school examinations, merely memorising and studying for 10As.
I believe though consistency the two became something that I inherited as a product of showing up consistently and doing the work or putting the time in. I began to use techniques that I’ve never used or even heard of such as double entry journaling and fast-writing just to name a few. Fast-writing actually helped me to jot down Ideas quickly without thinking for five minutes, which after the 5 minutes I can read what I had just written and pick out the ideas I could best use for the paper. When I see what I’ve written in the fast-write is when my brain begins to work or my thinking process kicks in and I begin to generate Ideas of what will actually be transferred into the first draft of whatever paper I had been preparing for. Critical thinking is what best describes the step after fast-writing when you decide what’s next, what comes out of this fast-write or what can help me to write the best paper based off what I have gained from the fast-write.