I never imagined us picking up everything and leaving to relocate to another town. My emotions were getting the best of me, a lot was going through my young mind. As we were pulling off I remembered all the fun times I had with my friends and family in that house. I was moving 100 miles away from all of that, confused about what will lie ahead for the future. Driving down
Ever since I can remember I’ve hated Homework. Almost every kid and even most adults I know despise and resent it. Too much homework can cause stress, bad behavior/attitude, sleep deprivation, lower self-esteem, and poor social skills. There are many statistics to back the argument that too much homework is harmful. In 2013, research conducted at Stanford University found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance in their lives, and alienation from society.
I was terrified to go because I didn’t know a lot about lifting with all of the guys and I didn’t lift a whole lot in Jr. high. So that means I wasn’t very strong, which I was also scared of because I thought people would make fun of me. I ended up going on some of the Mondays and Fridays, but looking back now, I regret it so much because all of that would’ve made me so much better right away coming into high school. But I didn’t, so I just had to keep pushing. Let’s get into the regular season now.
CHAPTER 2 • Cause/s of Failures Students get poor grades involve external factors, like the subject matter is too challenging that makes the students unable to follow in the discussion. The other reasons have to with poor attitudes, like not doing homework dillydallying, and skipping class. Lastly, there are reasons related to personal issues, such as test anxiety and concentrating problems. (Kurtus, 2012) • Student-related Factors • Not Ready for College Students aren’t prepared for post-secondary work and lack foundational skills that hinder to achieve passing grades. Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail?
The cost of college tuition is an enormous problem now days. For a long time, the subject never got brought up and today things are changing. Students study hard and try their best to get that college acceptance letter from their dream college. Students all around the world are struggling with college debt and trying their hardest to receive those so-called ‘perfect’ grades. However, college tuition is not very affordable and is increasing every year.
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
I like a generally quiet environment while I work, because I need to concentrate solely on one thing and I find if there is more than one audio distraction I try to listen to everything all at once. I learned I can’t type out notes in class, despite being a fast typist because the information just doesn’t stay with me the same way as it does when I write it down longhand. I appreciate smaller groups, particularly in subjects I feel uncomfortable with like mathematics. I’m a returning student who hasn’t been in a true college setting in 20 years. I don’t remember how to “college” and I don’t even know that I did it right the first time around.
As an upcoming freshman in college I have realized many things looking back at my high school career, and home life outside of school. I use to wish for time to speed up so I could hurry and become my own person, a young adult and now I will truly miss it but I know my time was well spent because I used it wisely by partaking in opportunities to better myself, and spending my time wisely In and outside of school. I can truly say I tried all throughout school to find new ways to get involved with my school, community, and people around me. But I really would have to give all of my success up to this point to my mother, from being the vice president of drama club up to getting getting my part time job to which I have been committed to for almost
The first being disappointed. I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to pass an exam that many others were able to on their first try. In addition, in my mind, having a license was another way of achieving freedom and by failing the exam, I was troubled that I wouldn’t be able to drive by my own. Even more so than the freedom, I was distressed by the fact that I could’ve passed had I just done what I did weeks before. By telling myself that it was the rain and the DMV examiner that caused me to fail in the end, I was in complete denial.
With this being said, juggling school work, a job, and this class, I did not have any time for this paper. My Investigative Report did not meet the page length, audience identification, nor revision. I did not show any improvement in this assignment and once again received a 74 just like my profile. I realized at that moment I wasn’t fixing my issue and needed to change my act if I wanted to do this class. Luckily, I had the opportunity to rewrite this paper.
I was obtaining C’s for my poorly written essay’s (which was a blow to my ego) in my English class. I was unable to fully comprehend the math material being presented online. I had no fight left in me. The state of exhaustion I was feeling had me circling the drain. At this point, I knew I had to let something go, I knew I had to drop Math 14.
When back home everyone was showing to they neighbors of wearing nice and expensive clothes they have just for then minutes while they going to the grocery store behind the corner. Like models on runway. Simple example buying top brand cars on last family money, or in credit and not having enough money to put gas in the car so it will be standing for 3-5 months until police with bank are repossessing the car for not making payments. I was showing only examples of people values in they life and how much they care for what people around them will think or say. Transformed from Naïve to grow up man, changed perception of life.
When coming to Arcadia High School I didn’t know what to feel like, would I say frightened, worried, or energized? For this reason I decided that I felt confused. I was a bit stressed at the thought of getting bad grades. I entered school and saw what looked like a beehive of people going where they needed to go. So like many freshmen on their first day I got lost looking for my first class, it was such a big school and many of the halls weren’t even in alphabetical order.
I thought I was ready to overcome every obstacle that was thrust upon me but I was sadly mistaken. College was a culture shock. I concluded that college is an entirely different universe, then high school. My GPA dropped for the first time in my life from a 3.7 in high school to a 2.8. The decline in my GPA made me realize that my journey to becoming a doctor is not always going to be easy.
There was always room for improvement and that didn’t sit well with my perfectionist personality or my parents’ wallet. Moreover, my academics were beginning to suffer because school came second to soccer, leaving me to spend long nights and early mornings trying cramming in school work. After a few years, soccer became my worst enemy. It beat me down and stressed me out and I was done putting up with bullies. Before I confronted my demon I had to first face my mother; my biggest fan, my number one supporter since day one.