The year and a half I spent after high school wondering what I should do with my life was a pretty low point in my life. I was confused and most of the time thought poorly of myself. College has helped re-invigorate me and helped me see my self-worth again. Going to class and seeing myself succeed made me feel better than I had in quite a while. Then finding a career that I am excited about has helped me be eager for what the future holds.
How I Graduated High School Have you ever procrastinated for so long that it finally caught up to you? Well that was the story of my life in my senior year of high school. To me, high school wasn’t about learning and doing school work, it was more about hanging out with friends and living a life of leisure and free time. Needless to say, by the end of my sophomore year, everything changed and I learned things the hard way. Getting your responsibilities out of the way, and taken care of is always better done soon rather than later.
Everyone says that it’s so hard, or so much work, but if you stay on task and pay attention in class it’s not that bad. I was one person to struggle in middle school grade wise, but since I was told that high school would be so much harder, I’ve paid a lot more attention in class and done all my work. Another thing I would tell the current eight graders, is that you don’t need friends to get through high school. It’s understandable if you want to have friends so you’re not lonely all the way through high school, but you don’t need them and its better if you don’t have them so it’s easier to pay attention in classes and get more work done
Most of the material I wasn’t very good at was topics towards the end of the year. I think part of this was because I was almost done with high school and didn’t put as much time in to my work as I should have and as much as I was at the beginning of the year. Another reason I didn’t do so good on these topics was because we went through them really fast so we could at least see some of the types of questions that could be on the AP test before taking the test. Overall I would say that I am OK at math, but not great. My favorite math class was algebra because that is what I found the easiest to learn and follow.
Some of my teachers had a positive effect on me in that, they tried to show me the importance of Math and how it is applicable to my life. Other teachers gave negative influence and was completely unware that they were doing so. As mentioned before, not being able to do and understand everything within the time frame that the teachers allotted, caused me to feel as though I was not smart enough to understand the concepts. Help was given from friends and peers when necessary whether in the form of assistance with given work or explaining concepts that were not understood. I came from a household where Math is abstained from on all sides.
If I'm in class and all I'm doing is listening and writing notes down, it's not going to help me. Homework or class assignments usually help me because I'm having the informations processing in my head as I do them. I know it's surprising to hear a student ask for these but if it’s a way for me to learn, I'm down for it. The classes I've been taking in college have been easier compare to my high school. In high school students would wake up at 6am, have 6 classes back to back with 30 mins lunch break, have work or practice after school then study
We also need more energy for every class so we won’t fall asleep in class. It would be good to have energy in class everyday.Then I think we don’t really need any electives, we just need to get more credits so we can move on. If we have less class periods we will have enough time to finish work in class with help from the teacher. We will also have enough time in between classes. There will also be enough time to ask all the question about how we do our work and at least finish some of your work in class.
I like to put the important things first and out of the way so I wouldn’t have to rush at the last minute to turn in an important assignment. I like to be able to give myself enough time to work on an assignment and not have to rush. Habit 3 has affected me to put my school work first before I do anything. Being able to work on this habit more helps me as a college student to put what’s important ahead and what not important on the side and focus. Some struggles that I have faced there is times when I catch myself not putting the important first and just wanting to go hangout with friends or just relax but I motivate myself to push myself each day and each day.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year.
Once I started college classes I had to prioritize. I had to examine what was most important. For me, some classes were more important than hanging out with friends. When it came to choosing between a class assignment and going to a party, I started to evaluate how much time I had in the day. My main focus at the moment was school and making good grades.