At the time of writing this paper I am 23 years old. Through these last 5 years I have grown a lot and gained an outlook of what I want to do in life but I realize I'm not perfect, and I never will be. Even this summer I have dropped 2 classes but God willing and time management on my side, I will successfully take classes to finish out my Associate's Degree in the fall and spring. The correct amount of classes for me. Not how many the advisor thinks I should take, not too many due to people asking me when I will finish my degree, not in a rush.
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I did not worry about preparing for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not enough for college courses. Writing is not just a skill that I will need for English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors.
In the past, my introductions and conclusions did not always fit with the rest of the paper. I would just bull shit my way through both of them, but now I make them connect to the rest of the paper and make sure they make sense. Also in the past I never used transition word or phrases; I would just go from one idea to the next with nothing connecting them. I would also never make a new paragraph when I started on a new topic. I didn’t have to follow those simple guidelines on how to write a paper because my previous teachers never
At Spartanburg high, there is a zero tolerance policy no cursing or fighting as well as getting in school suspension for talking back or defiance of a teacher. Lastly I learned to be responsible for asking for help. Asking for help when I needed it was hard for me whether it was work or a lesson I did not understand. I am a shy person always has been always will be, I used to avoid asking teachers anything when I needed help. I did not want to seem like I was not smart or I wanted help but I was too afraid to ask.
I never owned a laptop throughout highschool, so I always took notes on paper anyhow. My plan was to start typing notes in college, after LSC 101, I have decided to continue my practice of taking notes by hand. Remembering the material I learn is the most important thing in most classes. In addition to remembering material, I will learn to think critically in college. Critical thinking is like a muscle, you have to work it out over and over before it gets strong.
In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school. Their just their just their to teach the students who want to make it in life and some do not care if you pass or not. My grades have changed since I first started high school they were really good at first but then I got side tracked thinking I would pull up my grades last minute. I was horribly wrong and realized that it wasn’t as easy as middle school. My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation.
By Friday I found a second hand Bookstore by me with one book of Edgar Leoni’s “Nostradamus and His Prophecies”. He wrote this for his thesis at Harvard which is an unusual book for a Thesis but I wonder if he felt compelled to have to write it. This voice let me know that any preconceived ideas would hinder me so I would not read anything about Nostradamus at all. The next week I just knew that I was going to be able to decipher these and would write a book. It took only 3 years to almost figure out his codes to the quatrains which are 4 short lines called quatrains.
Naturally, all courses were taught in English, as this was a British certificate (IGCSE). By then, I was sure that my second language was pretty much perfect. During that time I worked really hard in my classes to be able to study abroad in the U.S. Although my hopes were to get admitted into a university in the U.S right after high school, but things didn’t work
We never got the chance to write about a topic we were interested in or talk about our opinions on a certain topic. I feel like high school is just a waste of time, all they would say the four years is that in college we would have to write four to five papers, but they never showed us how. Now that I had finished my first semester here at Daley, I sort of know how to write a proper paper by the writing process that I had created when I took English 100.
I don 't know if you would remember me or not but I had my INT 101 with you my first semester. It was Understanding Self and Others and we discussed race, ethnicity, and segregation nearly every class and we had to write journals discussing these topics. The reason I decided to email you is because I 've thought a lot about those journals I wrote. I remember that I was constantly arguing that people should get over the past and we should just ignore the past in order to heal and realize now that I was ignorant. I had no right to tell anyone to just get over the past because it 's already happened.
I am a better student because I have learned effective strategies and pondered over my future goals. I have learned a lot about myself as a reader and a writer. When I first began class, I tried to read the DRP test. I had forgotten everything about college vocabulary that was on the test since I left the university in 2013. I had not read any books in a few months until teacher recommend for me to take fifteen minutes to read
I took English 111 because it is a required class and for no other reason. I came into this class expecting it to be just something I had to get through or check off to continue on with my degree. I did not expect to learn much either, but I was wrong. I have taken this class and I honestly think that it has helped me. I have learned new concepts and refreshed my memory on old ones.
The departmental policies made it mandatory for the person who was unable to clear the levelling exam before fall 2014 semester. I was unable to clear levelling exam so I enrolled for COSC 603 construction scheduling in spring 2015 semester and successfully cleared the course with a letter grade C. The department of Construction Science has changed its policies and procedures since then from Fall 2015, there are no more levelling exams taken for graduate students now. According to policies and procedures manual of the Department of Construction Science, a student does not have to enroll for any levelling courses unless he is asked to do so by his/her advisory committee based on his/ her knowledge and courses taken in his undergraduate degree. I would request Aggie Honor System office to please check the policies of the department of Construction Science for graduate students and make a decision regarding sanction to be imposed on
Many students of all ages have issues with writing, the only way to get better at writing is to have experience. I never paid much attention to my writing skills while in high school, I simply did not care about writing. This year as a freshman in college, I have struggled with writing this semester in GSW 1100. Even though I have not been passing papers, I understand that writing in college is extremely important to learn and develop. This is important because most courses in college have writing in them.
Since I am not home till 11 or later, combining the method of staying awake, and my knowledge on how to bull crap a paper in approximately 30 minutes depending on the subject is how I have managed to survive this semester’s ocean of papers. At its core, my method for writing papers has only sped up, and I have acquired the ability to stay up as late as needed to work on them. The simple cycle of paper (or work) and push ups is all I need to get through a semester. I cannot free write during the school year. There is not enough time or energy to put effort towards it, but being on break will change that.