The only activity that worked out was the one that dealt with registration outside of my presentation in class. Which involved them asking for help after my presentation, so that really was the only success. So I guess I can say that having and planning out these events did not work out for me very well. What worked for me this semester was the in class discussions because I was able to interact with the opinions and I was able to share my opinions. These discussions also made me feel that I was apart of the class and not just an empty voice in the front of the class.
In the essay, “Helping First Year Students Help Themselves”, by Christine Whelan she explains how many college students today need extra help in order to feel like they can succeed in college. She goes on to explain that many of her first year students in college often felt like they had been, “baited and switched.” What she meant by this is that many of the students she teaches feel like they had been lied to by their parents or high school teachers and that they expected college to be easier than it really was. Whelan also felt that many of the college students were not taught earlier in life how to deal with difficult times or issues that occur in life. To help her students combat the difficulties of life Whelan feels that teachers, and staff of schools should help their students by giving them, “empowering exercises” such as them tracking how much money they spend on food and how much time they waste by watching television instead of doing their work. Whelan believes by giving out
I asked others for help, but their directions consisted of unfamiliar landmarks I was unfamiliar with, like Four Corners and the Student Center. As I finally reached my classrooms, I walked in anxiously, only to find them bustling with students engrossed in jubilant conversations about their summers. Determined to acquaint myself with my classmates, I attempted to join their conversations, but I quickly got lost in their words as they referenced people and places I did not recognize. Perplexed, I remained quiet. Outside of class was a similar situation as I drifted from one lunch table to another, trying to find a group that I liked, and more importantly, liked me.
College is full of experience and to get that experience students need to get involved in campus and use all the resources that their campus offer. For my first semester at university I learned lots of information that helped me go through my first semester and I will keep using this resources until I graduate. and these resources are not just for school but also for my personal life. The first thing I have learned in college is how to manage my time and it's important to know that skill so that I would not waste time doing nothing and get schoolwork done and it won’t make me stressful because I have many assignment and project to do. and to always get done with my priority first which is my school work.
Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well. Some of the successes I had, before getting kicked out, were being able to make friends with two new teachers, that the school had hired, when the new school year had started. My American Government teacher was Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and my CP English 3 teacher was Miss Robyn Spangler. Another success I had was making great grades and attending the rest of the time I had spent at the school with my boyfriend, Brandon Crawford.
Managing, the academic demands this semester while attending school, for myself has been great. However, balancing classes of course at times seems to have been very challenging. Reasonable management has been one of my biggest factors with a few of the classes I’ve taken. One class, this semester Phil 383T comforting the materials and topics discussed in class focusing on the different aspects of Technology, technology used in the past, today and later in the future has been great yet, at times challenging. Now this semester is about to come to an end, I’m come a long way, have had great progress to get to this point, so proud to say how happy I am to obtain the information I’ve obtained and read while attending class Phil 383T this semester.
I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more. I needed to show others that yes, I am not from this country, but I am capable of doing as good and if not better. Looking back, I can proudly say that my all my hard work ever since has paid off. Today, I am a thriving early college student. At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school.
You have touched my heart, and to this I am truly thankful. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I learned a lot from you. And this experience and learning, I will always treasure. To my co – thesis adivsees, friends, and blockmates, this journey would not have been bearable if not for you guys.
I have been enrolled at Clarion University for 2 semesters, and English 256 has been the most educating course in my college career thus far. An intro to genders and sexualities course may seem irrelevant for the degree I am pursuing, but the enlightening experience it has offered is unmeasurable. Accepting every individual without exceptions is an important virtue that every professional should have; this course has offered extensive insight and allowed myself to become more understanding of the LGBTQ community. Prior to this course, I was unaware of the salient literature and culture relating to LGBTQ. Through the process of creating and presenting my project, I realized my strengths and weaknesses, I learned many valuable things, and became
It drastically decreased my grade point average since I had enrolled in this course with other difficult courses in my schedule; however, I did end up learning a lot from this experience. It taught me to be very aware of what I choose for my courses as a senior in high school and possibly as a freshman at Purdue. This experience also taught me, even though it is a human instinct, not to compare my intelligence to other people, regardless of what grade they are in, what grades they have, or how many more AP courses they are taking. I have also learned to make my own decisions instead of letting others make them for me because if I let others control what I do, then I will risk missing out on following my own unique path and expressing my individuality. Classes are different for everybody since every person has strengths and weaknesses, and everyone is intelligent in a unique way.
During my time in high school, I would get Bs and Cs, but now at Brookdale, I am getting grades I could only dream of and also enjoy learning athte same time. For example, the ALP was tough at first but during all the journals, the freewrites, and the essays were really were not so bad and they were easier because I paid attention to my professor on writing better and to make my emotions on paper,. To summarize how Brookdale was a good choice for me was I met good people, the courses, less money to spend, has a great hands on learning experience, and getting good grades. For all the new students in the ALP, learn and enjoy being in that program because that program really helped me learn two English courses in one semester so that
My classmates always praised me for my intelligence, for the A+ I had recently received on my Pre-Calculus quiz, or expressed their wish to have possessed a fragment of my cleverness. In fact, I did enjoy those praises. Immersing myself inside those compliments, I felt flawless and was willing to do anything to protect my dignity. Such a mindset had motivated me toward leaving the Advanced Placement U.S. History class when challenges arose, and it was the last time I allowed such a mediocre thinking to influence my intellectual exploration. One Tuesday afternoon toward the end of August, my rosewood-painted desk was piled with assignments.
C is for Chisholm My first day of school in Chisholm. I was nervous yet very excited, I had met two of my teachers but the others weren 't there so I was in for a surprise. The teachers were all nice and classes were easy, I had to make more friends since the ones I already had, didn 't have any classes with me but that was fine. I wondered around school not remembering were any of my classes where. I had a top locker and I 'm not very tall but I was fine with it, most of the time at least.
My level of interest in the experiments that were conducted in the lab did not change over the semester. I find my current undergraduate research to be more interesting and at times has more straight forward calculations. Although, I did find that my interest in process safety has increased since the beginning of the semester. My Dad is very knowledgeable in process safety, and it is fun to discuss how people messed up and caused industrial disasters, and what can be done in the future to prevent similar incidents from happening. Over the semester both my technical and non-technical writing skills have vastly improved.
Having a combination of what we learn since day one through all the semester and adding all or some of the topics on future projects was an outstanding way to keep learning not only the previous topics but the new ones we touch during school time. Sharing in class our progression was awesome because it showed us how behind or ahead we were with our work, but the most important the extra help or feedback we got from other students. I personally think it was worth the time we spent in class since I always went home after each day of class knowing that I had learned something knew in my life and that I will be using in my