My school offered both AP and regular government, I elected to go the extra mile and take in a college course, horrible idea. While in this class I soon realized that it was a futile attempt, and that I should just give up, so the afternoon after the first class I tried to transfer to the easier class, and that didn’t happen. In the end I got a thirty-seven in the class, needless to say I got the opportunity to attempt the class again senior year. Not being one to make the same mistake twice I opted for the standard government class, taught by the football coach. Needless to say this class was slightly less difficult and with the knowledge that I had gained from the little attention I had paid in AP I was able to swing through the class with an A.
Computerized filing system is beneficial as it has many benefits to the organization. However it also has disadvantages, however I still think it is beneficial. Firstly, the computerized filing system has the benefit of the speed than a manual filing system. It is because it can access the files easily and give the files needed immediately. Compared to the manual filing system, the employees must check the files and go to the pages one by one and it takes time to retrieve it.
Writing is like showing magic tricks to me because the audiences don’t know what will happen. As a freshmen coming to college, something that I have to get used to that no one will inform me if I didn’t do my homework, or I skipped class. I didn’t expect much from any of my classes. In the beginning of the quarter my main goal for EWRT 211 is that I wanted to learn how to write better. Most of the essays I wrote in high school didn’t receive high scores.
This semester I have spent in writing 107 has greatly changed my thoughts about writing. All throughout high school and even coming into this class I thought that writing was an easy subject that required very little effort. Suffice to say, I thought that I would get a good grade in this class despite putting in little time and dedication. I learned after the first two papers that writing is a hard subject that requires lots of planning and work. Before this class, I would never have thought that I would go to the writing center in CTLE or have friends proofread my paper telling me their thoughts.
I had to retake English 1100 in order to follow through with my Academic plans. I didn’t realize that I needed to change till after the first 2 papers of this semester. I learned that I had to learn how to manage my time, I realized that I have to start using the resources given to me, and I also had to learn to stop procrastinating. Last semester, I had the easiest English professor in the world so I didn’t really have to do anything but the final. Papers I didn’t even try on I got A’s and B’s on but that wasn’t the case the second time around.
In high school, my teachers never completely enforced formatting of our papers too much. They tended to place more emphasis on the actual content of our writing, versus the framework of the paper. After taking this English 101 course, I now believe that I have a strong grasp of what is expected when composing formal papers, MLA formatting, in-text citations and all. I used to have a slight fear of college writing exactly for this reason. After being taught the ropes, I now know that although formatting may be highly specific, it is very doable.
Personally, right now I’m going through this because I am transitioning from High School. During High School every time that I was struggling with homework I always used to look for help on the internet, just copy from it. Sometimes I used to put thing “in my own words, ” but with internet’s ideas, I never get caught because High School teachers don’t take the time to analyze their students work entirely. Besides in college, nowadays professors have programs and the internet to find out if we
I didn't consider quality of education when I chose Roger Williams, the school had the major I wanted, communications, but when I started taking classes there the program was not as developed as I would have liked. Although I did well in all my classes, I felt that the education I would continue to receive if I stayed at Roger Williams would not be as beneficial to me as the educational oppurtunites elsewhere. Looking at Lynchburg I saw that not only was there Communications Print/Broadcast journalism major, but a Speech Communications major as well. My original plan was to finish freshman year at Roger Williams, and then go someplace that could meet my needs; this was until I visited Lynchburg College. When I saw the college, all I could think of was how much I would love to attend school there, but I never even considered it an option.
A recent failure that has changed how I go about my daily life is one that many college freshman experience in their first year. In high school I was a very good student, but I did not have to put in a lot of effort to get the grades that I wanted. I would joke with my friends and say that high school taught me how to put in the least amount of effort, and still get the maximum result. All of my teachers told me, as they did every student, that college was going to be different and if you do not put in more effort it would be very difficult. I knew this coming into school, but I am not sure if part of me wanted to prove people wrong, or if I actually was just adjusting to college life.
Although I was a different person in high school, it is possible for people to truly change if they put their mind to it. In high school, I really did not care about my grades. My attendance was awful, skipping too many classes to count. I barely managed to pull off a 3.0 GPA by the end of my senior year. 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.