Between work and my difficult class load, I have learned many lessons about balance and time-management. At the end of my junior year, I was ranked in the top 4% of my 430-person class. Even in my senior year, when others were relieved to finally have a "slack year", I pushed
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 &
Of all the schools to which I applied, only VSU waitlisted me probably because of my phobia about standardized examinations, which caused me not to perform as well as I should have on the SAT. But being waitlisted encouraged me to become more determined to compose convincing correspondence to enter VSU in the spring semester of
In my opinion, I think that competitive sports in school have a lifetime of benefits. In this article Kevin Kniffin states that, “Research shows that people who play high school sports get better jobs, with better pay.” In my essay I will be explaining how people who play sports get better jobs and better pay, and how hiring managers expect more out of a former high school student who played sports. In my opposing side I will be explaining how in the worlds smartest countries, school is about learning. However, this minor argument still leads me to the side of Kevin Kniffin. People who played sports in high school will most likely get a better pay and a better job.
The improved SAT test that The College Board is coming out with seems to accommodate high school students better than before. Students take time and effort to pass this hard test to help the chances of getting accepted to their ideal school. The test should be an accurate representation of how well a high school student will fair at the college level. It helps determine how a student stands academically and helps judge them whether or not they are adept in the materials covered by the SAT. The new revisions to the SAT should be an effective way to tell if high school students are ready for higher education.
I achieved insight through Elbow’s “methodological belief,” which resulted in my believing one outcome over the other. I could have reached the same result, skipping my junior year, by playing the “doubting game.” If someone believed that I could not graduate early, I could find holes in their view. Examples of holes in their view would be my GPA, ACT score, outstanding work ethic, and my determination. Filling these holes would disprove their point. By finding errors and holes, I would strengthen my belief that I could achieve the result of gaining the credit I would need to finish high school one year
As Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill state in their paper “Should Everyone Go to College?”, “study after study reminds us that higher education is is one of the best investments we can make and President Obama has called it ‘an economic imperative’” (208). Time after time the youth are being doctrinated that attending college is best investment that one can make for their future. Studies done have proven that attending college not only open opportunities but that they also offer social benefits. Owen and Sawhill report that “there are many non-monetary benefits of schooling which are harder to measure but no less important. Research suggests that additional education improves overall well being by affecting things like job satisfaction, health, marriage, parenting, trust, and social interaction” (210).
Lake Hamilton School District has been an amazing place to grow up overall, but sometimes it wasn 't so much fun. I would say 3rd grade was my worst year at Lake Hamilton. I had Mrs. Crabtree and let me tell you her name fit her well. I was never a great speller, but when I made bad grades on my spelling test she assumed I had a learning disorder and thought I could be fixed with a pill. The teachers and staff at this school are nice for the most part, but the office staff and counselors at the high school are the worst.
This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for students of GVSU, and I am honored to be considered for this scholarship. I believe that I am a great applicant for this scholarship, and that I deserve this scholarship. One reason I deserve this scholarship is because of my strong academic courses. Throughout my high school career, I pushed myself academically by taking a total of 10 AP classes and 7 honors classes. These classes were all challenging, yet I pushed through with determination to complete the classes to the best of my ability.
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.
G1: Char’darius will bring performance up to the expected level of academic functioning as evidenced by demonstrating consistent interest, initiative, and motivation in academics. O1: Char’darius will implement effective study skills to increase the frequency of completion of school assignments and improve academic performance as evidenced by earning As, Bs, and Cs on his 1st Nine Weeks report card. Intervention: MHP discussed with Char’darius the benefits of having good grades. MHP advised Char’darius to accept personal responsibility for his academic performance this school year. MHP recommended that Char’darius uses more effective study skills.
In “Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Says,” David Leonhardt claims that because a four year degree benefits individuals both professionally and economically it is more than worth the investment. Throughout the entirety of Leonhardt’s article, he claims that education is the answer to all financial problems because it provides many financial benefits. He emphasizes that going to college is the path to living a bourgeois life because students will earn more money in the long run. Opportunities that come with a college degree are extremely beneficial to students because it will help them to be able to live in that type of life style, as stated by the author.
Technical writing skills will be a great advantage for my summer REU at the University of Connecticut and when writing my honors thesis. The technical writing skills will also be used in industry, or in graduate school if I choose to pursue a Ph.D. A twenty-page lab report no longer looks so daunting after Burrows and Wen’s class. I feel that my honors thesis can be more easily and professionally composed with the knowledge I gained from this course. Therefore this assignment has achieved the course goals of releasing better engineers into the real world after
During "Waves of Change" I learned how to revise my work, more importantly, that uncertainty during the writing process is normal, and revise my thinking. Writing scared me in high school. The idea of writing a 10 page research paper, or a 6 page opinion essay terrified me. My fear of writing was created by the success I achieved in other subjects in school. Throughout my adolescence, I became accustomed to
The “C Rule” The “C rule “ would be a huge academic benefit to Webb City High School. The “C rule” is a rule that says any student who participates in an extracurricular activity has to maintain at least a C average in each of their required classes. With the “C rule” being enforced it would motivate students to do better in school and to try harder. Students grades would rise and although some students would not be able to participate in their activities anymore it would still be beneficial for the students who actually care about school . Enforcing the “C rule” would cause students grades and grade point averages to rise.