Growing up teachers always talked about how they were “preparing” you for the next grade, in elementary they were getting you ready for middle school, in middle school it was for high school and in highschool it was for college. However, I never really understood what they meant until I arrived in college. College was a complete 180°, I was not prepared for my first semester of college at all. The first couple of weeks were pretty rough, it was hard to adjust being away from my friends and family being in a total new environment living with a complete stranger. However I was able to adjust eventually, and I even made some friends along the way.
They still have to take their English, math, science and all the other required courses for them to graduate with their class. Then the second half of the day is spent taking their vocational classes at the Central Nine building learning the skills for their desired career. For far too long, people have regarded vocational schooling as a second class option to a traditional college. Some believe that only under achievers will attend this type of school... ... middle of paper ... ...ast consider them. On the other hand, we do not need to force this concept down the throats of these nice people who are dead set on a four-year college.
A month after the examinations of class 12 were over, my friends wanted to have a reunion before getting into college. I volunteered to organise the entire meet alone. My first aim was to prioritise the list of most important things to take care and then carry on with the rest. Firstly I mad... ... middle of paper ... ... career option for me in the future because I was always good with my accounts and math. Finance has always interested me because as a kid I would see my dad handling the business as well as the business accounts.
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.
After taking this test for the 1st time I prepared myself to take the test again, which turned out to be eight more times. During my senior year all my classmates were excited about graduating in May and going to college. I was not too excited about graduating because I still did not have the ACT score or acceptance letter to college. Throughout the rest of my senior year I took the ACT every month it was offered. My score after each time I took it decreased by two points every time I took the test.
_something remained after the Open day 2013_ 2 weeks to go … In a cold October day, I got a phone call from a friend offering a position preparing for the annual IBD Open day. She wanted me to be on her team taking in charge of the trial classes, targeting to high school students coming on that day. At that time, all of IBD students were in an extreme assignment rush as the first semester was about to end, and I was not an exception. Despite my worries, I told my friend that I would love to join because I know that it’s going to be an awesome experience, and I’m glad that it really was. 10 days to go … The whole trial class team consists of 12 IBD-ers, led by three cute supervisors: Nhi, Truong with the nickname of “Thun”, and Linh (Mit).
The Best Day of My Life I was told all my life that your senior year is the most critical year of your high school career. Until my first day of senior year, August 25th, 2014, I didn’t realize how true that statement really was. As I walked through the lobby that morning, it didn’t take me long to realize that I would never see many of these people again after graduation. Although I knew the next 180 days would be very difficult, I knew that in the end it would all be worth it. When I received my diploma from Elkin High School on the evening of June 12th, 2015, I soon realized this would be the best day of my life.
It was hard at the time, but I gained the skills needed to take on college. His class better prepared me for professors that do not accept anything less than the best. I ended my high school physics class with a “B” average. I was horrified from what I had to go through to get that grade but at the same time, I was happy that I took the class. He made me realize that life is a lot like his class, tough and unfair.
The first round of tests will begin next week, and after getting a glimpse over the last few weeks I know it is within my reach to make an ‘A’ in each of the courses I am taking. Although the total course load I am enrolled in for this semester is on the high end, 19 credit hours, I know that by planning things out and using my time efficiently I should do well and not fall behind. In addition to the courses from my major, engineering and calculus, and am taking three classes as part of a minor in business, and a kinesiology class. The two remaining classes, which are also the ones I am the most excited for, are ‘Design Process’ and an engineering research elective. The reason I am excited for these two classes is that they are different from any class I have previously taken.
For example, “Astrid,” currently an honors freshman, plans to study science in college. She built her four year plan around this, focusing on advanced math and science courses to fit her major. Astrid took Honors English 9 in eighth grade to challenge her and to allow her to fit all of the classes she is interested in. As s... ... middle of paper ... ...nors English 10. However, according to the new system, only sophomores will be properly rewarded for their work in this class.