Hi Jacquey Kessler, I too had some of the same struggles. I also work full time as a manager and found it very difficult taking two classes. I eventually had to switch to part time because I wasn’t satisfied with my learning experience. Since going part time it has been a real stress reliever. I have a little bit more time to enjoy other things in life.
There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day. But I am able to overcome most of these challenges and temptations with the help of my parents, teachers, and friends who help push me to be the best I can be every day. They are my helpers and mentors; without them, I would not be where I am
I used to feel everything deeper than words can explain, but not anymore. The way I grew up makes it significantly harder to understand why people are so emotional, and I can’t share those feelings someone has when they are in need of guidance. Another issue I have is time management. I usually wait until the last minute to finish any work I have because I am a teenager. It’s exhausting to always be moving, not being able to go home after school and settling down, like I used to do.
It was a diverse and strict school with many rules I had follow so I knew I had to make a big adjustment. It was challenging for me to come from a school with nothing but freedom and those I’m used to being around on a daily basis to an environment where they teach and students there learn and actually had an interest to want to. I tried to adjust their but I just couldn’t and found myself not attending school once again. I was disappointed in myself that I would easily lack when it comes to getting my education. Just when I thought about really giving up a close friend informed me about Job Corps and exactly what it is they do with young adults who are trying to obtain their diploma or to just advance their education.
I decided to become a nurse because I feel I am capable of achiving it. I also want to continue to climb the ladder until I am in a position that I am being challenged every day. I also want to live comfortably in these harder economic times. Growing up I was always an average student. I didn’t really know how to apply myself and in some classes I did’t care to because they were uninteresting to me.
The brain can grow like the rest of the body, it just takes time, some practice and determination. As a child I love to read, but I was a slow reader, whether in school or at home I would read aloud. My mom noticed how I would stutter, not know how to pronounce certain words, and how long it took to read one page. My mom made me read aloud to her every night before I went to bed, she would tell me to practice on my pronunciations,and to keep rereading the same page until I wouldn’t stutter or mess up. As I practiced on my reading, if I were to mispronounce a word, my mom would have me sound it, syllable by syllable and if I still couldn’t pronounce a certain word, she would write it down on a piece of paper and help me pronounce the word
I wish to take more initiative in my endeavors, but am somewhat unwilling to put in both the time and attention. It is a problem I have been working to fix. I feel most successful in my art, mostly outside the classroom where I can improve on the tidbits I prefer. Artwork is something personal I do better when working
Think Again.” I learned that we can’t actually multitask but our brain is able to change from one task to another rapidly. The executive system is the part of our brain that does the switching in our head. It is also responsible for helping us ignore distractions in our environment. The development of our frontal lobes, where the executive system is located, is a great factor in humans being dominant on the planet.Whenever I’m studying, I do lots of things at a time such as: listening to music, texting my friends, and trying to remember what I just studied.I shoul consider to spend an hour to two hours studying, 30 minutes talking with my friends and 30 minutes listening to music last. I learned that multitasking is impossible.
Student athletes often struggle with keeping their grades up in school. Not only do they have to study and have to do their homework every night but they also have to practice every day. Student athletes have to work harder than non-athletes to get their work done, but they can do it if they really put their mind to it. Most student athletes depend on their grades to get in the college of their dreams and play for their favorite team. They need good grades in high school if they want to get accepted to their dream school and play college ball.
I learned in this activity how crucial time management skills will be to my ability to complete this course successfully. The analysis from the questionnaire (Table 2) as well as keeping a record of what activities I focus on for a couple of days, opened my eyes to a few areas of improvement. From the patterns observed I could see that most of my time was taken up by work and commitments as well as procrastination. Not being able to juggle theses successful led to irritation and was unproductive. Research suggests that managing ones emotions, being self-aware and self-motivate can be factors for success for a student (Allan, 2009).