I remember writing that I wanted to get better on my writing skills and that I wanted to improve in my over all grades. As the school year progressed I remember felling stress on how much work she would hang out. Many of my friends dropped her class due to the poor grades they would have. I was feeling lost I was used to having a lot of free time and that was all gone. She expected us to read three chapters each week with about twenty-page notes for each chapter.
One example of one important action that develops to reveal the theme is in the beginning of the story. For example, in one scene Carly decides she needs the Taker to be able to get a better grade on the SAT. One important quote from this scene is when the author writes, “for better or worse, I made up my mind” (62). This is important in helping to reveal the theme because Carly thinks she can not ace this test. Her parents and friends thinks she can because all school year she she has high grades and is a smart child.
Imagine that you have been trying something hard for so long and then finally just quit. I have always had ok grades here at Lowell Middle School. this year I started to go in the lower range of grades like D’s to C’s.But other years at lowell schools were not even close to years like this.And getting bad grades created a wildfire in eigth grade for me.This is a big problem because this could affect test and exam scores. I have never been excited about bad grades because most of my friends get good grades.This year I have become the kid that the teacher talks to after class because of them having a failing grade. My family does not get excited about me getting bad grades.My mom has been trying to find me a tutor but has not been very successful in finding her task.I say to my parents that i am trying my best to find and get help from teachers and fellow students but I think to myself that i have been lying becasue i have not been trying my hardest.
I continued most of those activities throughout the rest of high school. Some things changed, like I joined National Honors Society, cross country, and the fall musical but was unable to continue with basketball (yet still managed) and math team because I lost interest. I loved being the student who was super involved, taking all the challenging classes and being at the top of the class. My senior year, however, was lower than where I set myself up my first few years. After I tore my ACL in May of my junior year, I noticed that the rehabilitation process was going to be a long road that required a lot of time and effort to get back to full strength.
In the article “In praise of the F word” Mary Sherry discusses the “F” word, which means failure. When someone hears the word “failing” they tend to work hard. The F word is a strong word for those who are in school. No high school student wants to fail their senior year. Most of them all they want is to graduate and get their high school diplomas.
In second grade, I took a test to see if I was intelligent enough to move to the highly capable classroom, and I passed with a score of 93%. Passing meant that I would move to a new school for the rest of elementary school, and a different score than my home school for middle school. Once I switched schools, I quickly fell behind. I missed my friends from my old school, and didn't make many friends at my new school. I struggled with the new skills we were learning and I had a hard time focusing in class.
As a student in high school, life was dramatic and challenging. I was not ready to face huge changes during my freshmen year, and I often thought life was as easy as breezing through a straight tunnel. Then, I started seeing many gifted and talented students struggle and fall behind in high school, and I feared that I would be the next victim in line. Gradually, I learned step by step to grow and adjust to the changing environment, like a metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly. I became more determined to earn success in academics and athletics; most importantly, I found out who I am: a small girl with a big heart to change the world.
First Journal Entry The countdown to graduation has officially begun! A senior means I only have a few more courses to take. Of these courses, the field experience course is the one I have looked forward to since I declared my major because it is the pedagogy of my social work education. Last year, when school ended there was this nervousness and stress that was starting to consume me because of the unknown, this unknown was because I had no idea of where I would be doing my field placement. However, after I received an email from Dr. Russell describing a field placement at Western State Hospital (WSH) I became really excited and felt the stress and nervousness slipping away, but only for a moment.
Coming into the seventh grade I had no clue how it was going to be because my elementary didn 't prepare us, but I knew that it was a new chapter in my life and there was going to be a lot of challenges and hard decisions. This school year isn 't over yet but the seven months that I have been in the seventh grade I learned that nothing is more important than finishing your homework and getting all your assignments in. I also learned to never wait until the last second to do assignments. Seventh grade has been a great experience and a big challenge but I 'm glad I got to finish the year strong and confident. My first year at Sam Brannan has changed me into a very confident and athletic person.
I couldn’t accept my failure like him. I always wanted to excel in every exam that I take in my school and had positive attitudes to sit my next exams. Until, the end of last year when I made “one” silly mistake that changed my final exam result. My emotions started to jumble inside my head. Anger, regret and disappointment.