Last I’m going to study hard for every expected test that I know I’m going to have to take. These are the things that I’m going to do to be successful this school year. The first thing I want to do to be successful this year is be on time and never miss a class. I don’t want to fall behind and I know sometimes I don’t understand the work. I know I used to be lazy in the past but that is beneath me and it’s time to move forward.
I now have a strong respect for the time I have to get my work done. Time management is often hard to grasp however, I have learned how to set goals for myself to stay on track. I often get frustrated when I mix-up of certain letters and I still have to re-read most texts or articles to grasp the concepts, but I am lucky that with the help I gained at St. John I was able to mostly outgrow the issue. Getting into the University of California Davis or any other UC seemed as if an unattainable dream, but my hard work throughout high school to get good grades and improve my test scores, culminated to an end up at a high level academic University. I believe this literacy I gained is functional due to the education system I grew up in.
I am looking for happiness. I find that my biggest strength is learning from my mistakes. I have always told people that I would rather them tell me what I did wrong then let me believe I was right but, it seemed to really hit me after a low point of my semester. I realized that I can either dwell on my mistakes or take them as a new lesson. I have been looking back on my first semester and though it was my lowest of low points, I now see overcoming it as one of my proudest moments.
This was one of the happiest days of my life because I knew in the future I would reflect back on my experience and think to myself I made it this far with so many complications that I know I can overcome anything life would throw at me. Although I did not graduate with honor society or one of the highest grades I still have the satisfaction of having my diploma and knowing I overcame all my failures in middle school. I’m proud to say thank you to my teacher who never let me down and always told me I can do it because of her I showed her my effort was more than
In general—even prior to my communications class—I consider myself a skilled communicator and a friend that is more than willing to listen to someone’s struggles; however, I did not recognize how much psychology was behind the way we communicate. Prior to registering for the class I knew I had areas to improve upon such as body language, lack of self-disclosure, and attribution, all of which I created plans to therefore enhance, but I had no doubt in my capabilities to be empathetic, skillful at solving conflict, and confident while speaking in front of others. Throughout the class I realized that more often than my words,
Although it may not seem like a big deal in hindsight, the first time I failed a test taught me one of the biggest lessons I ever learned: the value of knowing that you are always enough, no matter the situation. As a freshman in high school, I was used to getting good grades with little effort. So taking an AP class seemed like an easy opportunity to buff up my transcript. Little did I know that that would be one of the hardest classes I would take. On one of the first tests we took I scored a forty percent.
Classes are different for everybody since every person has strengths and weaknesses, and everyone is intelligent in a unique way. Lastly, I realized that high school is all about who you want to impress and college is all about what you want. As an individual, I learned to stop trying to impress others, and I began to focus on satisfying myself in order to succeed for the rest of my high school career while enjoying it at the same time. A failure can temporarily mislead you in the wrong direction, but it will eventually lead you to success in many different aspects in
I have learned that I am going to have to spend a lot of days and nights studying for the major science tests that I have coming up. I will no longer be able to cram for tests. Also, I have learned that this has to be something that I really want to achieve. If my heart is not in it one-hundred percent, then I will not be able
However, as I think human learning should be life-long, extrinsic motivation cannot be stand out from the crowd without intrinsic motivation as human wants are always changing in grow up process according to the hierarchy of needs by Maslow from “outer needs to inner needs”. Sometimes competing for extrinsic motivators may not be good for people at all time, such as students. If students are just focusing on their GPA instead of the knowledge they are able to acquire from the books, the knowledge will be no longer to be life-long as students’ goals are completing their desired GPA or achieving a good ranking in their class instead of they try to remember certain knowledge that they could be utilize even after their graduation. Extrinsic motivation is definitely a good tool in human learning, it should be best utilized together with intrinsic motivation. If it is able to understand the key differences between the two types of motivation and better consider on the each may impact on behaviors, learning can be efficient and rewarding in its original
A wide variety of skills are needed for success in life. A student goes through early childhood education, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, trade school, college, graduate school, post-doctoral programs, certificate programs etc. The main focus is always to equip the student with knowledge and skills necessary to perform competently in their chosen area of endeavor. In our myopic focus, on a narrow skills set, we frequently overlook the real engine that drives success – character. The traditional focus of policymakers on academic achievement as a marker of people’s talents can cause them to miss the importance of non-cognitive skills, also called character skills.
Math 105, is pretty much what I expected in the beginning. I thought that at about midterms I’d be challenged and have some struggles to get through the rest of the class. This is exactly what happened, but I came with a positive attitude and believe I will learn what is necessary to make this a successful course in my education. The most useful success strategy I implemented in week 1 of the college algebra course is to stay determined. I get confused and sometimes I even give up and must come back and work harder to understand a concept, such as figuring out the vertex of a parabola.