From the start of the semester, I have found myself not meeting standards because of my difficulty being able to explain myself correctly. In one of the first formatives we were assessed on, The JFK Inaugural Speech, my use of quotations were effective, but the sentences that followed were opposite of that. While analyzing the comments made by you stating that the explanation needs to be more “specific” and “have a greater focus on analysis,” I made it my task to improve on what was keeping me from earning a better grade. When looking at my Destination Essay, the focus seems like I’m “playing with multiple ideas,” but I don’t necessarily have one perfect idea. By missing out on fixing these mistakes and seeking help from you, I continued to demonstrate this lack of explanation in multiple other essays and formatives.
“The End of the College Essay” by Rebecca Schuman examines the struggle of the common college essay. I agree that the college essay is a hassle to the student and the professor because the student spends so long only to receive negative feedback from the professor. I do not believe every essay results in this, although from my past experiences that has been the outcome. Mrs. Schuman states the negative effects of essays by saying “Most students enter college barely able to string three sentences together—and they leave it that way, too.” I appreciate when I able to get knowledge from a class and able to get constructive criticism from my professor. Ms. Shuman brings an excellent point that will improve this system by implementing only written
I thought only lazy people pursued music!” If you aren’t thinking that, you are in the minority. When I tell people that I am a musician, they respond with surprise and disdain. “But you seem so smart!” “You could go so far if you just try!” My AP English Literature teacher actually told me what a “waste” it was that I wanted to teach music. That’s right. A teacher I looked up to sneered at my career
My bad decision is one I think most are guilty of, waiting until the last minute on something important. In my case a paper due for a class that I didn’t start working on until the weekend before it was due. Now waiting until the last minute to start the paper itself wasn’t the bad decision but act of trying to get it done in time since I chose to procrastinate was. To start off evaluating why I was silly enough to do this I have to start off with my purpose of thinking. For me at the time my purpose of thinking was to decide on how I should write my paper in time for the due date.
Procrastination is delaying or putting tasks behind. This effects many people especially college students. We tend to procrastinate which leads to a bad outcome in the future. When a task is due we tend to leave it behind and we don’t realize the causes and effects to this which is why I will explain the effects and outcomes to procrastination. The effects of procrastination is that we tend to leave things behind for later then this job or task will never be done.
I barely got through geometry, and I thought that I wasn't going to survive. I failed tests and retook them for a better grade, I pushed myself and told myself to keep going no matter what. At the end of the year when finals came around I was still struggling. My teacher told me that I might have to stay another year. I was freaking out and didn’t know what to do.
While banking may have its benefits in some areas of study, it often leads to boredom and a lack of interest for students in an environment that should be fostering knowledge and thinking. Before entering my first semester of my freshman year at the University of Scranton, I was told I would be taking an Intro to Philosophy class. I was not thrilled to hear
How Stupid I am and Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Accept Me Dear admission officer, I know it will be a boring essay for you if I tell you about how sad my life is and I didn’t want to brag about how brilliant I am either. So, to catch your attention, I have decided to write an essay about how stupid I am and reasons why you shouldn’t accept me into your school. In my first semester on primary school, I was ranked 48th out of 60 students but surprisingly, I was 15th the next semester and 7th in my third semester. Since then I keep improving myself until now on my last year of senior high school, I am the first in my class. I don’t mean to show off but I can’t really resist the temptation because I worked my way out all the way from the bottom to this point.
I feel I gave up the passion of dancing because I’m trying to make another person happy rather than myself. While being pressured from my family to continue my education, I forget there is more to life than just school. I spend more time completing my assignments rather than spend time with my family. Having no social interaction with friends and family can lead to being depressed while isolating oneself to homework “As I mentioned, some people’s depression seems to be a direct result of their social struggles. They were fine before but have become sad and hopeless in the face of their isolation, rejection, and loneliness” (Ruiz 2).
"Well, we could, but I feel that would be against what we have been discussing these past few days," Henry had chipped in, due to the previous days of where we went over serious topics in class. "Perhaps we could go into depth with something serious, after all, a lot of the music I 've been listening to recently talks about concepts of life, so perhaps we could go from that?" I had replied. Henry agreed with the idea, but Hunter was still worried that we were going to get a bad grade for it since it covered heavy topics
In my mind, I understood he only wanted what was best for me, but I was emotionally drained. He was already expecting my failures and mistakes. I experienced difficulties finding out who I was because I was too preoccupied with doing everything my father was telling me. I felt so cheated, the life I wish I lived was snatched from me. I do not know where it came from, maybe from the exhaustion of listening to my father, but when I entered high school, I switched from not wanting to fail for my parents to wanting to succeed for myself.
Owen, I am very concerned about your progress. You have been honest with me and said that you are not keeping your class well organized as they should be. Missing classes and assignments will case a serious impact on your final grades. You need to catch up with all your classes and reading during this weekend. Let me know if you need any additional support to get you in good shape on your classes again.
“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” -Doug Larson. Most students would agree that college is difficult. Classes are more involved and studying is more important than ever. It is not surprising that students often end up asking the instructor how they can improve their grade right before the end of the quarter. In English 101, passing with a C or better boils down to a few simple steps.
Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major. Despite the downside of arts and humanities courses, students should look at the positive side at how these courses will help them. Fredrick Douglas talks about the importance of reading and writing in his essay "Learning to Read and Write." Douglas said "It opened my eyes to the horrible pit but no ladder upon which to get out. In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity."