Throughout middle school and my first 2 years in high school, I’ve gotten mainly As in my classes with an occasional B here and there. So in my junior year of high school, when I heard that I can take more than 1 AP course, I immediately wanted to challenge myself. I registered for 4 AP courses along with orchestra, and spanish on top of my extracurriculars. “Are you trying to kill yourself?” is what all my friends asked when I told them about my plan. Their worries only fueled my urge to continue with this difficult challenge. So I ambitiously went on to starting the year with 4 AP courses. However, things did not go as expected.
As a student of Bronx Community College, I was so excited when I first entered campus. At the same time, I was frightened since the school system in the United States was different from my country Ghana. The term began and I started classes. There the problems started, I did not hear what both the lectures and the students were saying. Everything was like a foreign language to me, and neither do they understand me when I speak. Because of this, I could not speak out and read in class. I was always a spectator. I have to record every class lessons and play them over and over. I always try to pay critical attention to follow and understand what is been thought in class. Though, I could not speak or read in class, but I was performing well in the written exercises and examinations. After the first semester, then I started picking up with speech and asset but was not that much. I started taking the science class from the second semester. Some of the topics were okay to go with and some were hard and difficult.
With my luck I wasn 't surprised that the day National Honor Society slips were handed out, my homeroom teacher was absent. As I went from period to period, everyone gushed about how they were considered to become a part of the society. I sat there silently not saying a word. One can only imagine the stress I went throughout the day wondering if I was in or out. I ended up getting the letter the next day during homeroom. While I sat there reading it, I not only laughed about how apprehensive I acted the day before, but I realized how bad I wanted this. I started thinking to myself that I was competent. I had the requirements to become part of National Honor Society. Why was I so nervous in the first place? One thing I learned during my high
It is known for causing allergic reactions in humans, most especially allergic rhinitis. Most pollen related allergies are rhinitis is caused by ragweed. The second part is to know the type of allergic reaction it causes in human. It is a common allergen which is carried in the wind which is why it can remain airborne for days and also travel a long distances affecting people thousands of miles(Woppner, gadermaier, Egger pg340). One will ask how then do this allergies occur? According to William Payne who wrote The Morphology of the Inflorescence of Ragweeds, says ragweed allergy occurs when human immune system aggressively react to the tiny grain of pollen released by maturing ragweed flower. The immune cells that helps to fight disease start dispatching antibodies to the pollen. The subsequent flow of biochemical reactions flood the bloodstream and histamine is released. This Histamine is a compound that causes familiar allergic symptoms. Some this symptoms includes sneezing, sniffling, nasal congestion, and sleep disruption. Ragweed allergy can also cause red puffy eyes, itchy throat, and hives
I would start off by stating that this is my second attempt at trying to get into the Riordan Scholars Program. Last year I tried,but unfortunately you guys didn 't get the transcript. From the response that I got when I was told that I wasn 't invited,it seemed as if you guys were trying sort of inviting me back to the program. Like I stated before this is my second attempt at trying to get in.
Lynn Margulis, known as a science author, educator, and popularizer, is recognized for her discovery on primary proponent in the symbiosis in biological evolution. Lynn’s personal life is something you would never expect to be. Margulis is very famous for her discovery of the symbiosis in biological evolution and how many other scientists took her work and went off of her observations and facts.
"ADRIENNE" I screamed at my friend from my seat behind her in math class. The teacher gave me a dirty look since other people were still supposedly testing. I don't see how they were able to spend so much time on a test. Its freaking seventh grade math. It doesnt get much easier. The test freaking on basic equations. We did these last year.
Honors Algebra 2 for myself seem better than my other math classes. My class was the last period and only had around 11 students in it, which help make the class calmer. Mrs. Taylor is a teacher you get along because she is nice but just don’t push her buttons.
Sigh. It was sixth period, my least favorite period: AP World History. I had always disliked history because of it seemed boring and there was always a massive amount of reading and memorization to do for the class. Every unit, we would get a thick packet of papers to read on top of the textbook reading assigned. Half the time, I felt as if the reading was written in some incomprehensible alien language. I would go to class with my head filled with all the names from the reading the night before and try to connect them all with what they did and what was going on at the time, but then I would come out of class even more confused than when I entered. When test day came, even if I stayed up the entire night studying, but I could never get the
I was standing there at the edge of a fifty foot tall cliff petrified with anxiety and fear. This wasn't a stupid attempt at suicide, rather a stupid attempt at having fun before summer inevitably comes. I knew my summer already wasn't going to be fun, I signed up for algebra 2 summer school classes. So I and a few friends decided we would go to Maunawili Falls a 6 mile hike to a waterfall with a 50 foot cliff. It took us 2 hours of being covered in sweat, going through bushes, up and down hills overrun by mosquitoes to get there. Once I got to the waterfall I immediately dropped my stuff at a nearby boulder and began climbing up a slope leading to the cliff. Being ahead of all my friends up the slope, I could feel my heartbeat beating harder as every step went by while simultaneously thinking "if I turn back now it'll be easier to go down the hill". But eventually I made it to the top, with the first thing that I saw was a
Throughout the semester in AP Biology I’ve been able to cover several different topics. These include being able to identify biological processes that require energy, investigating and modeling ways organisms capture and store free energy for use in biological processes and investigating and explaining how organisms respond to changes in their environment. Over the semester I have been able to gain a full understanding and can demonstrate proficiency in each of these components of the curriculum. The work that I have completed involving these topics shows this.
High school has impacted my life in so many ways. High School taught me so many things, from personal relationships to creating a relationship with my education. As a freshman, I made a huge amount of mistakes and I regret doing foolish things, but I’ve realized, I was only maturing into the young adult I am today. Freshman year, I was out of focus and I was only trying to find myself. I would also prioritize other things and ignore my parent’s advice, where they would tell me to focus in school and give it my full attention. It took me about 2 years to find myself and know where I belonged. My behavior has improved, I know how and when to approach people. I’m also more involved with my education and I make goals for myself. I’m done having
I attended Laurelglen Elementary School from second grade to sixth grade. I felt happy and sad that I was leaving that school. I really didn’t hear anything about junior high other than you had five minutes to get to class or else you were late, and that you had to dress out for P.E. My biggest concern was about getting lost and being late to class since it was so big and we only had five minutes to get to class. My first impression of Tevis was how it was bigger than my old school. Junior high was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be, but on the other hand some of the classes were kind of difficult.