I have been struggling in math, and it has taken a lot of hard work to stay afloat. English has always come naturally to me - until this year. I have never taken an English class quite like your class, Mr. Hallstrom. The class challenges me to think differently and be more analytical. I was very nervous because I thought I might not succeed.
Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me. I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
Coming to Job Corps made me realize a lot about myself including how much potential I have within myself. Before coming here I wasn’t as focused as I should have been when it comes to me getting my education. Leaving school early or just not showing up at all became a routine for me. The school I was attending wasn’t as good of a school to even want to show up at. The kids there was very disrespectful which made it hard for those who wanted to learn.
Having this issue, I got put into an “extra help” reading class. This class didn’t amuse me, it actually made my day worse every time I had to go. Having this class made me dislike reading even more. The teacher made me read books I didn’t want to, which took it to another level. Being in this class for almost the whole year really opened my eyes, it made me want to
HOW I’VE CHANGED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL Every school year I felt like I’ve changed. I’ve changed from my mood, academics, and hobbies. But I felt like I changed the most when I entered middle school. First, when I entered the middle school I got shy and my academics skills increased. I think I increased my academic skills by having not having much friends and them not being in my classes.
My math and English grades probably suffered the most because of this. While I was relatively speaking, good at math, It was time consuming and Calculus has never been easy. That said, it most certainly been worse, due to scheduling I couldn’t take my preferred science class and to be honest, that might have put me over the edge. But I coped and am now at
If class work was to callous I’d complain to my case manager. I’d tell her that I didn’t have enough time or that I have lots other work to do, so she would get me out of any work that I dint want to do. My case manger got me lots of extensions on projects, homework, and test. But I didn’t take advantage of any of it. My grades were dropping faster than ever, and so was my self-esteem.
I was presented with a whole new curriculum and teaching styles. Needless to say, my school grades went down since I was still adapting to a new language and school system. My first two school years in the United States were by far my worse but that did not stop me from succeeding. Even though I was young, I was able to understand what I was going through. I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more.
I had a hard time going back to Blackfoot High because of how terrible my life had become while I was there and how much better my life had become in that one day at Bingham Academy. I could’ve decided to go to Firth or Shelly, but my parents and I wanted me to stay in Blackfoot. Due to this desire, I went to Bingham Academy instead. All I knew is that I did not want to stay at Blackfoot High. I did well academically while I studied there, but social pressures are a big deal, especially at my age.
The reason I didn’t do to well on elementary school reading tests wasn’t simply because I was lousy at reading comprehension, I could never understand what the question was asking. I dreaded reading tests. Low 70’s on tests in my house were awful and cry worthy. After taking Mr. Clayton’s class, I’ve definitely improved. I can tell what the question wants me to pick and which answer is the most correct.
In the semester prior I had some challenges in my english class. The challenges weren’t really bad, but the challenges were affecting my grade. For example, I would procrastinate on doing the notes for “To kill a Mockingbird”, over the christmas break. Also, I found it harder to do the notes by myself than it was with a partner. For that reason i believe I wasn’t able to complete the notes for “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Even though there were some challenges I still passed the semester final on “To Kill A Mockingbird,” with a solid B. I turned in all my work and had no missing assignments.
We learned the material in class and was assigned homework everyday. However, when the test came along, the results I obtained were devastating. Test after test, I kept getting C’s, D’s and even E’s. Every time I get a bad test score back, I would shrug it off. “The next test will be better,” I kept telling myself.
My short term goal for this week and the week coming forward is to continue to use my time wisely to study for the last few test that we will have. I have progressed a lot this month with getting my grade up. In the beginning of the month I can honestly say I did not use my time like I should have. I did not fully read the chapters I was given, and my grade showed. The second quiz my grade went up a little more, and during that time I did take the time to read some, but not all chapters.
I almost went to every class in the first half semester, but the midterm grade is not appropriate. I did not go to several last classes, but I studied and reviewed at home, that is also the reason that I can get a good grade in the final. I am so sorry for my bad grade
Asperger 's Syndrome is difficult to live with. It affects me in all aspects of life. In school, I have great difficulty communicating in groups (for example, Socratic Seminars); I either fail to speak up, misunderstand what someone is talking about, or ignore the entire discussion. This failure to follow through has drastically affected my grade and I immediately knew I needed to change my behavior, and fast. As I entered high school, with the help of my parents and prior experience, my social skills have steadily improved, and I began to work as a group.