I submitted a portfolio to prove my abilities and skip Introduction to Art which made it possible to further myself. I have taken at least one art class a semester for each year I have been at West, and now I am I have down two years of Independent Art Studies in drawing and painting. It has been due to this hard work, persistence, and love for art that I have advanced and improved so greatly since I began focusing art. I would love to have a Senior Show so that I, and the people in my life, may be able to see how I have developed. My work impresses most of my family, but I feel most supported by my mother.
I was 33-years old when I completed my first Coastline College course in Geology and received an A. This milestone helped me to see the value in learning and gave me the confidence to go after an education I had all but given up on. When I transferred to San Quentin,I immediately enrolled in the college program offered through Patten University. The coolest thing about Patten compared to other prison college programs is that they bring in grad students from surrounding colleges like UC Berkeley and University of SF to help teach and tutor over 20 different classes per semester.Another major plus was that things like tuition, books,and class materials were
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” These were the words that my elementary teacher told my class before a summer vacation. I never forgot them because they were the reason I ever got into my creative writing. I’ve been writing stories for both profit and pleasure for the last ten years, and each one is an example of my improvement. I took this class as a review course after my recent two year hiatus, and I believe that I have made an improvement in my writing as a whole. Before I took this course, I wasn’t confident in my organizational skills, I couldn’t make my stories flow, and I wasn’t sure if I was using correct grammar and punctuation, or just making a fool of myself.
I came to Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) after transferring from Gallaudet University. I found that what I was required to take a pre-course before taking the real credit courses at TNCC called English Fundamentals 1. So, I took the class that my counselor and my interpreter, who worked in 25 years at TNCC, recommended me to meet Ms. Dubbé. This semester I have improved my reading and writing skills. I am a better student because I have learned effective strategies and pondered over my future goals.
This is the reason why I had a long enduring battle to be able to speak a new language and unstable academic performance throughout my college career. During Spring Quarter of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer in a program called Conversation Partner Program through my diversity study class. In this program, I conversed with my partner, who was new in the United States, on a weekly basis. Each week, we talked about our cultures, interests, and hobbies. As this program helped my partner practice English, it also helped me gain self-esteem and confidence to express myself openly about what my academic and personal challenges were to the people who know me best.
As I we wrap up my spring student teaching placement and inch closer to getting my own classroom, I know feel like I have a better idea of what kind of educator I will be. My spring placement has certainly thrown me some curveballs however, the experience incredibly valuable. I have learned so much about the profession and so much about me. When it came to writing this reflection, one thing that popped into my mind was to look at my Pedagogical Creed that I wrote over the summer in our Methods class. I wrote my creed back in July when I did not have classroom teaching experience.
Since we didn’t have art on the first day it took them 2 or 3 days to realize that I was a good artist. Many academic related or sports related characteristics about we took longer for them to find out. Since we needed to have the class so they would know. I think that I am an open book when it comes to who I am. After the first day at Deerfield, I think everyone will have gotten to know the majority of who I am.
According to the TNCC 's Graduation Transfer Retention report, only 15.7 percent of students were able to complete their degree in 2012. This statistic is appalling because the students are working hard in their classes, paying the college 's financial gills, and hoping to get their degree. Some of student cannot graduate. I am attending Thomas Nelson Community College, and I hope to earn my degree within two years. Although college is difficult, I will be successful by seeking advice from experts and developing some effective study strategies.
Her depression had not ceased since we first moved to North Carolina until it reached its peak two weeks before my senior year started. She attempted suicide this past summer. Because I am the only person she has in this state, I have made it my priority to aid her in her recovery. In conclusion, my past has shaped who I am in ways unimaginable to the majority of my peers. Poverty and parenthood are two situations I became accustomed to early in my life.
By this time it was high school junior year. I had gotten a better job, that paid more so I can help pay more bills. Now I 'm not saying all I did was work and go to school, I went out, had fun made friends,and strong connections with people who could last a lifetime.That 's just all part of growing up, you meet people with similar interests they make you open up and become the person that 's hiding within you. All this basically halted, when my whole life I 've thought I 've just been getting random migraines became something more. Through my years of school I suffered through this pain until I couldn 't take it any longer.
Hello Brent, it is the end of your first semester in your sophomore year, and I am writing this to you because you have successfully gotten an “A” in religion 101. You have accomplished a lot this semester and have been through a lot, but you have also rightfully deserved this “A”. You have followed helpful tips from the article “Learning” written by Robert Leamnson. You have also followed the guidelines from your syllabus and have asked for help from Dr. Zwissler and classmates. First I would like to talk to you about how you used the tips given to you by Robert Leamnson.
Looking in the Past Seeing this year pass by, makes me wonder how much I really accomplished. Wondering what if or what could of I’ve done to make it better would always come up my mind. Both reading and writing aren’t my cup of tea subjects, I really have trouble learning and processing how to really use certain techniques. Witnessing my transformation from the beginning when school started on August, to now ending the semester shows how much I’ve been improving. I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too.