School has driven me to be more ambitious and more conscious of my actions and experiences. So far high school has taught me the basic knowledge that I will need in life like how to solve problems which do not have straightforward or easy answers, and how to work effectively either with others or alone. In most of my classes critical thinking and analysing is the way to solve problems. I have learned to appreciate the importance of communication through effective speech and debate. High school has taught me many skills that will be helpful later in my career of work ethics, social behavior between peers and leadership.
Although my experience in AP World History continued to challenge and frustrate me from June of 2015 to the present, it changed me to make me a more responsible student, and changed the way I view the world. I was continually challenged and frustrated by many assignments that I completed from June of 2015 to the present. The work that I had to finish was much more than had ever been placed on me before, and at the beginning of the year I was incredibly overwhelmed by it. The homework continued to challenge me, but it became less and less overwhelming throughout the first part of the year as I grew used to it. By the time the high school swimming season started, which took up much of my time, I figured out to be the most efficient possible.
Class is already very tiring, think of adding hour long test. Children working as hard as possible, but secretly wondering when this dreadful test is going to be over. You could be learning more valuable information, that could be used for more classroom test. Speaking of the classroom testing why would you want students to test any more. Students who have to test weekly know where I’m coming from what is the point of testing weekly just to lead up to an even bigger test.
In high school, students are often stressed over numerous amounts of activities and homework. This stress can even be more pronounced in the 11th grade where everything becomes important. In the article, Ten Ways to Survive 11th Grade, the author does an outstanding job of giving tips to future students their Junior Year. To begin with, 11th grade is the hardest year of all four years in high school. The ACT, PSAT and SAT tests are taken during Junior year.
Now on, Some critics are concerned that students may not remember the lessons from last week because of the longer weekend and negatively impact students attention during classes. Also, However, by shortening the days of the week, each day have a longer period of time which allows the teachers to teach without rushing through their lessons and assignments, allowing the students to recall all the knowledge. Also, Students can ask more questions and receive a more detailed explanation from the teachers due to the longer period. Next, The third day added to the weekend refreshes students mind and gives extra time for homework and projects on the weekends. Now on, For example, the science teachers have enough time to run labs, have the students write the lab reports, and clean up the labs in one class period,” she says.
In Alex Johnson’s text, “Why Isaac Bashevis Singer, Truman Capote, Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf (Among Others) Were Having a Bad Morning,” Johnson discusses the difficulties that college students and beyond face when writing essays. In reading Johnson’s piece, one thing that I found particularly interesting was when he discussed the product versus the process of writing (159). I found this part of the reading particularly interesting because I have found that the way I go about writing essays has changed drastically since high school. Generally speaking, as high school students, the key to success was to meet the deadlines set by teachers. For example, in my senior year english class of high school, my teacher had set various dates for
Then they practice again in the afternoon and have to find time to study and complete their school work while having to find time to workout throughout the week as well. Everybody at the school is counting on the athletes to make the school look great, which requires a lot of work. So if you think college athletes have it easier than other students, remember they really do not because they are required to do more. Now after all you have read, do you believe college athletes should get
By enrolling in some of the most difficult classes at my school, my work ethic and persistence has grown. I have also developed a strong desire to meet the challenges in my life, which will prepare me for the many new challenges later on. With this in mind, I feel that the MCC Honors Diploma would benefit my academic and professional future by demonstrating my capabilities to other schools, and it would also be an amazing reward for my activities and work here at
Life is a balancing act; school, homework, extracurricular activities, along with spending time with friends and family can be difficult. High school was a time of growth for me, especially going into my junior year where I took harder courses, I worked five to six days a week, I was a part of three clubs, and I was preparing for the multiple standardized tests I would be taking. Being organized within my classes was something that helped me to balance staying on top of all my work in and out of school and spending time with my family and friends. Without this balance in my life I would not be able to work, get all my homework done, and still have time to hang out with my friends at the mall or go to concerts with them. Transitioning from high
Although my mentee is different than me in some ways, we have found various ways to connect on other subjects. I have helped my mentee go from making C’s in all of her classes, to now being an honor roll student. We’ve worked each session on study skills, time management and organization. It has been so rewarding seeing her achieve all of her goals she has set for herself at the beginning of the year. Also, aside from grades and school my mentee struggles from a lot of changes that happens in their home.