The SAT and ACT have been proven to be fairly accurate at predicting a student’s average performance for their freshman year in college. For the majority of the time, ACT and SAT scores are paired with the student’s high school GPA in order to get a more accurate prediction on their performance. This pairing of the tests is way more effective than just the test alone. The ACT and SAT tests are misunderstood by those who take them and those who dislike them. Most people perceive these tests as skillfully crafted scientific tools like a scale that are required to be both
As a college freshmen, there is no doubt that I still have a long ways to go in order to achieve my academic goals. And through this journey, I know that I will encounter highs and lows just as I experienced in the past, most notability in high school. I keenly remember instances around this time where I doubted my abilities when subjects like math was proving to be difficult, even when I was trying to put in effort to stay on track. I was struggling in math because I did not try to identify my weaknesses, and never tried to come up with solutions to fix my problems. Rather, I chose to give up on math and settle with a grade barely passing.
My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before. I began slacking off inside as well as outside of the classroom. I stopped doing homework to my best ability’s, stopped studying for tests, and worst of all I was lying to my mother. For almost four months I treated my mother poorly. I constantly lied to her face about how my grades were.
Based on the class discussions most of the students agreed that senior year is just as important as the other grade levels, however, some students said homework wasn’t important. Senior year, for most students, is the year they look forward to the most because they get more opportunities. Coming from Walter Kirn, senior year is, “...an adolescent Mardi Gras.” In that case, if high schools were to get rid of senior year, teachers would still have to teach the required curriculum that would of been taught senior year. Therefore, that information would have to be taught to the students in the three years of high school. Students wouldn’t be able to fail any classes, because the teachers would have to rush through sections or chapters in order to have to teach all of the curriculum for the year.
Several seniors have complained that the senior year is just a filler year or just useless all together. But, what people have not put into consideration is reforming senior year to make it more beneficial for the students instead of just taking classes that do not pertain to them. The main reason to transform senior year, is to make it so that seniors can be more successful when the graduate. The traditional senior year of high school does not give students a productive year, or does it prepare them for the future, whether they are going to college or not. Senior year must not be a waste; it is a final chance for the students to have fun, but, more importantly, for young adults to make one last preparation for college, the work force, and careers as an adult.
My plan for academic success is to pass all my classes with a C average. Another plan for academic success that I have is to choose classes that best fit my understandings and personality. Also I would like to get my license as a senior and have a job. Another academic plan for success is to have friends, friends are important to success because if I have no friends I’ll have no one to talk to while I’m working on school work. As well as the fact that I’m horrible at all my english classes, it might be a good idea to get those improved.
I learned that really anyone can be who they want to be if they commit to their dreams. I believe if I keep pushing myself hard enough I will no longer hear the self-doubt I have about myself in college. Completing this exact course has showed me how important it truly is to have self-love, in the beginning what I looked for most was the o.k. from my partner because I did feel guilty that I could not find a job, and that I was not able to find one because of my high school diploma. At first me starting school was not easy for the both of us, I almost gave up but Ruben did not let me at that moment I realized that I needed to care as much if not more for my education like he did, then reading my on course textbook helped me give more and more confidence towards myself to follow my dreams and push threw to do anything I would dream to do for my family and
Every parent wants their son or daughter to get good grades but my parents wanted me to have perfect grades since then, I have had an issue perfectionism. In high school, I had done well in classes. But now that I am in the second semester of college, I am shattering apart even though in the prior semester I was on the Dean’s list. I have so much pressure in college classes, not to
The all too familiar sound of the school bell rings loudly in my ears as students converse among themselves during my final year of high school, and I think so myself, is college really worth the trouble? It would seem that somewhere such as a classroom would be a place for learning and retaining information that could potentially aid you in the long treacherous path of life later on down the road. For me, the classroom at the time felt like just a social setting, in general, the majority of the time. Also, I spent a big portion of my senior year doubting my chances of higher education, or in other words feeling reluctant about it, to say the least. Whereas many high school students graduate their senior year with goals and ambitions for college, uncooperative staff and teachers did not set me up well for my the future.
In every science class I’ve had good grades. For example, on my sophomore year I’ve heard many negative comments about chemistry. “Do not take that class, you are going to struggle.” or “ Dude, chemistry f****d me over” But even though from such negative feedback, I still persuade to took that class. By mid year i was surprised I had a B as my grade. In general, I see science as a very interesting subject.