They just look it through and write what they want to tell not what the essay requires. Frequently, in school, this is enough as the teachers are not concerned with teaching the kids to dig deeper into the theme, but it will never be enough for the college. You need to understand what exactly you need to pay your attention to in the essay, what points to highlight, and even what bulk of language to use, as the subject of the essay may state even that. Thus, change your attitude to the subjects and stop considering them as only the basic guidelines for your thoughts. In fact, this is a roadmap that you need to develop and your main guidelines for creating an effective
Rags to Riches In the story “Grades and Money”. Steven Vogel, a college professor teaching philosophy at a small private college in the Midwest talks about students worrying about getting better grades, rather than learning the material. He discusses how back when he was in school students never talked about what their grade was in a class, and now that’s all kids talk about. He gives many examples of students being open about their grades. In the story he states “ openness about grades is probably healthier than the kind of highfalutin’ squeamishness we exhibited-but rather to explain the difficulty I feel in really understanding grades, in grasping what exactly they are and what they are for”.
As a freshman, I thought this was out of reach for me and pointless to work toward so I decided to put NHS out of my sight. I did not realize my potential as a young scholar; in doing so, I set myself back academically. My priorities were set on understanding the hectic schedule instead of the vigorous goals that I have now. As a fourteen year-old in freshman year, my standards were set lower for myself since I was unorganized and lost majority of the time. I lacked skills in time-management and multitasking; skills which I practiced and perfected through my school’s use of the modular schedule.
However I was reminded I couldn 't be picky. “Just get into a school”, my godfather would remind me, and a school I got into indeed. I was grateful that I got admitted to a college, but I was still indifferent about where I went since it was not my choice. Therefore, I did not care for much but my schoolwork and readings, hence I signed up for seven courses. As I walked towards my first chemistry lecture, patting myself on the back for being an “overachiever”, I thought that that this was the first day of my towards my job.
When school ended in June of 2015 I wanted to continue on to my senior with the rest of my classmates. I wanted to move on like nothing had happened but I knew deep in my heart that I was not prepared for my senior year. For a good time after the decision to repeat my junior year, I looked at it as a failure. I hold myself to high standards and I could I not believe that I would have this “blemish” on my record. I was angry at myself for even being depressed in the first place and I felt like I had failed the basic requirements of being a human being.
I had no prior knowledge of what college writing is like. I had no idea opinionated papers were a thing, or that a thesis statement wasn’t a fact. I thought that what I was being taught was correct. I relied on my teachers because it was their job to be prepare me for college writing. Maybe, they taught me what they thought I needed to know in college.
In 9th grade, I had a 2.7 GPA which really decreased my current GPA and it will greatly affect how I can get into a college. My current GPA for this year is a 3.57, but it isn’t good enough for me because I need a higher GPA to get into a better college. My concentration problems are the main cause for why I’m doing so bad in school. I usually don’t pay attention to all the important parts of the classes that we would need to know for a quiz or a test, so I just usually fail them. I could probably fix this habit, but I’m usually too lazy or sleepy to try.
“You’ve got a lot of street smarts, kid, but you need a college degree to succeed in business.” How many times have you been told this by prospective employers who shut the door in your face after learning you never attended, or didn’t fnish college? The stigma of lacking a college diploma could have dashed your dreams for a successful career—sending them straight out the door and into the trash bin. But wait, you’re intelligent, highly motivated, and you like to take risks! It’s not that college didn’t cross your mind; perhaps you didn’t have the funds, or maybe you just didn’t want to put your ideas on hold while you were sitting in a stuffy classroom for four years. So why should you be penalized?
Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail? Faculty 's Perspective”, 2014). High school misconception that a student can pass a subject without studying (“Why Do Students Fail? Faculty 's Perspective”, 2014). They don’t have an idea of what a college student do.
In my mind brief yet tremendous thoughts with meanings were popping in my head. Not having to take anymore modified test, not being restricted to certain classes, not having to go into a special education classroom after school, and most importantly not being read too by a teacher on test like a child. However, the negative thoughts were also filling in my head as well. The most terrifying thought was if the man thought that I needed to be in the special education program in high school. Taking special education in high school would have been a big downbreak on me.