I wake up and look at my phone, the last thing I do before going to bed is watch YouTube, and the rest of my day consist of various uses of communications and entertainment via these technological outlets. That being said, I feel I have little time left over to actually read a book and the speed at which I read seems to have decreased. Throughout my day I found myself drawn to technology when I was alone. When not eating or socializing with friends I found myself needing to fill this void of time. This both scared me and allowed me to see just how much I am controlled by my phone and laptop, to the point that I found myself reaching for my pocket when I had spare time and then, when not finding it, having a moment of panic followed by a realization again of the assignment I was doing.
I have never lived in a place for more than two years (I have lived in nine different states), and the lack of stability has made developing close friendships impossible. I think that going to college would help me make close friends, which is something I have never gotten to experience. I am also extremely excited to be able to follow a curriculum and courses all the way through. Switching high schools all of the time meant switching curriculum, and having to learn new things at each school that did not build on what I previously had learned. I had to do a lot of catching up each time we moved, and it will be nice to not have to do that anymore.
There are many problems that prevent college students from being successful. The first problem is the outside issues. There are many college students struggle to find sufficient money to pay for tuition and other costs. Many of them have full-time job; therefore, they don’t have much time to do their homework. Furthermore, in college doing homework is the most important things that college students need to do at home, because the time in class is very short.
The Importance of writing:Writing is in everyday life My past with writing has been jarring due to the fact that I could not read in first grade and was drastically behind. Since I could not read I had a hard time writing. I was put into after school programs and I was always on phonyx at home. Something just was not clicking. Finally, I got the hang of reading and writing but I could not understand what I was reading or writing.
Since the technology is now fast-paced and keeps improving, reading is being taken for granted. Many people used to read for enjoyment in the previous decades, but now less people enjoy reading. I do not think we will be reading for fun in the next decade because of all the new advanced technology we will have. We as a society are too busy wondering what is happening on social media at the exact moment and what is on TV than sitting down and reading a book. Cheryl Barnett-Bey’s passage, “Read with Purpose,” is similar to my literacy story because I would skim through books just to get the assignments done.
I also realized that in college most classes give little to no homework and most of your grade is based on attendance, participation and tests. Long lectures were somewhat new to me but the vigorous note taking was what I fell short in. I took scarce notes that did not benefit me much when it came to studying for tests. I had classes that I were failing in the middle of the semester and being new to college I did not think to drop them. I ended up with 2 failing grades in my first year of college.
The cell phone addiction assignment was by far one of the most challenging assignments I have ever done. This assignment required me to give up my phone for 15 classes. I slowly started to notice and realize why this assignment was called the cell phone “addiction” assignment. This is because it was an experiment to see student’s addiction to their phones. Just like any other addict, I was having troubles performing my daily class activities.
The truth is that I haven't fit well with the new private school I go to, getting along with the people that go there is very difficult, and I’ve been finding myself getting in trouble often for various reasons. I’m really starting to miss the good old times with Joe whether it was being the dynamic duo on the basketball team, or us at least getting trouble together. This was why I was so thrilled when my parents agreed to drive me to Joe’s house for the weekend. I needed a break from Pennsylvania, and was very appreciative of my parents to be willing to make the 6 hour drive to connecticut. I was so excited to go see him and his
The anxiety I was presenting was rooted from the amount of school work I had due within the next week, which I was finding hard to do because I was not thinking clearly at all. The stress came from a combination of things, it came from me not getting my school work done, it came from me thinking I won’t have enough money to pay for my monthly bills, and finally it also came from me having to work, go to school and manage to get school work done. The behaviors that I seen being displayed by the friend I was talking to was a lot of helpfulness, kindness, and supportiveness.The Resolution
I have done a lot of essays and reports and most of them I do pretty great on, but I still have punctuation, spelling, and grammatical errors. I had very few speech issues as a younger child. I’m terrible about getting my assignments turned in on the right time because I don't remember the deadlines, even with writing them in a planner. My long-term memory is excellent, but my short-term memory is not by any means close, hence the reason why I don't remember homework assignments. I still struggle everyday trying to be able to do my math homework and English homework together, but I'm not able to without becoming confused by the assignments directions.
Last Friday I was a Survivor Conestoga Event. I learned about security in campus, but the speaker was not a very good communicator. The prize was amazing, but I didn’t win noting. I learning and improve my English on this event while other classmates were at home. In my opinion the schedule was very fast because we didn’t have a time for discuss about the topic.
First off, technology causes us to not stay on task and focused on the important things and what is right in front of us. Many times we (teenagers) say that we are going to do our homework or clean our rooms; but because of technology it becomes so difficult to just put down the cell phones, video games, laptops, etc. It seems like nowadays, kids are not even interested in
As the spent a majority of time on the TV, that resulted in the creation of movies. Famous directors such as Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg all made their incredible fantasies after childhood memories of television. (Marie Puente) Movies were taken seriously due to their enjoyment of television and time spent in watching television. This impacted Canadians as now movies are constantly being produced and is very popular in pop culture. This shows the amount of time spent on television and the influence of
At 46 years old, I was not a spring chicken, and was unsure if I could handle it or even fit in. The class started out with 120 students, all young enough to be my children, talk about the generation gap. Having to work twice as hard to keep up with my younger counterparts, I befriended several of the classmates, which until today I still keep in touch. In addition, it was difficult to juggle, between responsibilities and school, so family time was challenging. Remembering back, the hours spent studying late into the night because it was the only quiet time available.
I then spent weeks and months working on these ideas on the side and at night. Most of the time I would get bored and give up on the project or if I finished it, no one would sign up when it was launched. I did this for so many years it 's kind of embarrassing. AppFog was the first time I did something different, and this change in my usual game plan occurred because I was too tired to jump right into the programming right away.