Prior to this semester, I would have to sate with all honesty that I went from a diligent learner to a chaotic learner. In other words, I lost most of my learning techniques and motivation once I came to college. I am not sure how or what time it occurred, but I suddenly found myself to be total disaster in the middle of the fall semester. However, like any other struggling freshman I also had environmental factors that contributed to my learning habits in high school. I come from a school with a graduating class of 52 seniors, so creating comfortable study groups was an easy task for me.
Especially within Little Falls High School the tools that faculty, and even other students ensure provide an environment to which anyone can thrive. Throughout my years I have achieved multiple academic awards and accolades. To get to to a point in my education where I was able to receive such great awards took serious dedication not only on my part but all the teachers as well. Learning new material in various topics does not come easy to me. I started off certain classes like geometry or spanish with no clue what I was doing and even a few bad grades in the beginning.
In 2013, budget cuts in a school system of Akron, Ohio caused schools to have to cut their fine arts programs; therefore, over half of the school’s population had no choice but to change their schedule with different courses. To prove that this budget cut was not working to their school board, a small group of students conducted a study with all of the students that were once involved in the fine arts programs before they had been cut. Some of these questions included: “ever since cuts were made, have you begun participating in drugs?” and “has your overall school performance dropped since you have had the arts?” Afterwards, for reassurance that the students in question were not lying, the group asked common core teachers if they had noticed
While attending classes for education when I was younger, I came to the realization that I did not want to become a teacher. Since I was working many hours and trying to get ahead financially, I decided to drop out of school. In hindsight, a better choice would have been to switch to a Liberal Arts degree. I have explained to my son that if I had completed any degree when I was younger, it would only be necessary for me to attend a few classes in order to receive a certificate instead of starting over from the beginning. He has witnessed the difficulties that I face trying to juggle an already hectic schedule with completing my schoolwork.
My other advice for incoming freshman is don 't skip school or any classes. Last semester, a friend and I shared third hour together. We had roughly the same grade in the class. Then he started to skip the class because they didn 't like it. His grade went down two letter grades.
By my senior year I started out making a pretty solid effort. Sadly, during that year the relationship between my stepfather and I had become tense, making my focus on school much harder. I had all but given up. My scores would be so low that even making a 100 on an exam would still put me short of a passing grade. My mind was no longer interested in school and on the last day of school, I was gone.
My classmates stared at me in a shock, with an air of surprised appreciation. When my classmates started to ask me for help to solve math problems, I felt that I finally became a person that could help out others. The day one of my classmate told me I was the best person in math in our class, I eventually began to be confident about myself. Starting from that time, school became a place where I was excited and happy. However, my love of math became obscured in secondary school.
"Professors have ceased to expect genuine engagement from students and often give good grades (B or better) to work that is at minimally adequate." (Gutting 454). Although students are doing the minimum work, are students truly engaging what they learning? Last semester, when I took Math 124, knowing that math was the most frustrating subject for the most students, I would do the minimum work to pass the class. However, the
These presentations have and will help me out during school because many courses require you to present in front of your class. The more you do something, the more you get better at it. The second skill that Gls has helped me with is my interview skills. If you guys recall we had an interview assignment not too long ago which I found really
At the beginning of my high school career, I knew grades were important but, I never knew how vital until the end of my eleventh-grade year when I began "college hunting." I realized that with a low GPA nobody wants you at their university because you 're a representation of them so, when you look bad they look bad. Soon after, knowing what had to be done, I prepared myself for the final year of high school with new study habits, motivation, and a new mindset on the grades I 'll accept because I was "Passing." In my past years, I see how I didn 't take my education seriously. One reason is I never studied for anything, even on the most prominent exams, I never thought studying would help anything especially if I didn 't understand it fully
All my classes are challenging me, teaching me moral education, and my classmates are at my skill level and want to learn. When I had to take required CP classes it was aggravating due to not everyone being on the same skill level. Some students would talk and not take notes and others, like me, were trying to listen and cared about making a good grade. So being tracked is a valuable thing since I 'm placed in a good learning
In this text Jonathan Kozol went to a school that is really not a school because of what they do to there students just to get them to graduate. The students that Jonathan interviews tell him what they go through everyday just to graduate. They explain to him that the school system really doesn’t care about these students not even the teachers, if the teachers where ever there to see these students. Some students wanted to take AP classes so that they have an idea of what college will be like but never get in the class because “it fills up”. Even if these students entered these classes they had a probability that they wouldn’t have a teacher for that course.
I already had my major in mind when I chose UAF, because I was looking for the school that has the best civil engineering program, which UAF has. Since math is an easy subject for me, I decided I want to pursue a career in math, so I talked with my math teacher about suggesting majors that I could look into. Civil engineering excited me the most. Studying civil engineering is very fun but also difficult. Engineering majors are usually harder than other majors and you learn so many new things in the subject like the broken down components of a bridge or how to electrically power something through a circuit or using raw materials and the environment to produce energy.