Sometimes they had people like me taking three or four Sol’s in one semester. Like I had U.S. History Sol my first semester but I had Algebra 2, Chemistry and English sol’s all in one semester. So, for the whole second semester I was stressing. Took the English part 1 and part 2 then moved to Algebra 2 and then the next day a chemistry.
Before 10th grade, I had an insufficiently rigorous course load to yield a competitive GPA. After taking the most rigorous classes for a year and boosting my GPA, I have decided to help my classmates tackle the competition at my school by helping them organize their schedules and classes for future academic years. I have reached out to these classmates through class projects and tutoring sessions. So far, I have helped about five teenagers become competitive. I have also frequently volunteered at a local food pantry.
They say that high school is not necessarily the best four years of your life, and I agree. However, I believe that it is a place for unique growth and development–both of which are factors in finding the best in ourselves. With all of this said, I can say that entering Miriam College High School has definitely and ultimately transformed me to become the intellectually and spiritually focused woman I am today. In my own journey, there are three stages in high school: the first few days, the bulk of the school year and the last few days.
According to the Web site collegeresults.org, only 23.6 % of the students attending Old Dominion University are graduating in four years. This rate of graduation is demoralizing because I have a plan to succeed and graduate from ODU. From these results, I understand that I have to work hard and take my studies very seriously in each subject of every semester. Because a college education offers many benefits, I will be a successful student by obtaining expert advice, by developing effective strategies, and by overcoming my challenges. Psychology Professor Robert S. Feldman explains the benefits of a college education in my ENF textbook (29-31).
Students in small classes perform better and will lead them to achieve better academic success. One of a noticeable experiment and well-designed research done on the class size reduction was the Tennessee study “The Student-Teacher Achievement Ratio, known as Project Star”. It was a remarkable research because students of kindergarten level were enrolled in three different classes, a small class of 13 to 17 children, a normal sized class of 22 to 26 children and a normal-sized class with both a teacher and full-time teacher’s assistant. The students remained in the classes they were assigned until they reached third grade. (Ehrenberg, 2001).
The freshman myth has really opened my eyes, after all I myself am a freshman in college straight out of high school. The fact that 18 million students in a single year apply for college and 34% of those students drop or flunk out of college is a little scary. I have big goals for life I want to be either a Jag for the Army or a Prosecuting Attorney. The freshman myth is what I was thinking my senior year; piece of cake, easy, not going to have to work as hard as I have the last few years of my life. I learned quick that senior year is a lot more stressful then it sounds.
During my first semester, I did really well, earning a 3.0, which placed me on the Deans list at the end of the semester. I was able to maintain being on the dean’s list, however fall semester of my sophomore year my GPA fell below a 3.0, which took me off the dean’s list. It is now a struggle to pull my cumulative average back up because I have to exceed that 3.0 in order to achieve improvement. I always wonder if it would’ve been easier to maintain if I had started out around a 3.5. Most incoming freshman don’t know that freshman year are your easiest courses you will ever take throughout the college level experience, it only gets harder.
Ever student looks forward to graduation. Senior year is the year most students start planning for their future. Most students senior year is the busiest year they have had since they started high school. Seniors have to fill out college applications, apply for financial aid, take test such as: the ACT and SAT, and most of all, they have to manage their grades. I don 't feel students should be required to volunteer in their communities in order to receive their high school diploma.
Last semester, in most of my classes tests counted for a significant part of my grade but no more than 50 percent. However, this semester, tests are playing a much larger role in determining my grade, so I will have to put much more effort into studying for tests and doing well on them. Another way this semester is different is in how the professors teach and present the material. I have never had a professor or teacher teach so enthusiastically like Dr. Dillard does. My chemistry professor also is very enthusiastic and passionate about her subject, so it has been interesting to get to experience this.
To me, the third quarter was a strong, successful bounce-back quarter for in AP Language and Composition. Although, as of now, my grade is around the same as it was during the second quarter and first semester, I feel that my body of work is much stronger than it has been, as those two previous grades were inflated a little from the summative grades. The last time I wrote to you, I identified some flaws in my learning that had developed throughout the semester that I had to correct if I wanted to finish the school year strong. I believe that I’ve fixed those issues for the most part and ready to hit the ground running the final quarter.
According to the TNCC 's Graduation Transfer Retention report, only 15.7 percent of students were able to complete their degree in 2012. This statistic is appalling because the students are working hard in their classes, paying the college 's financial gills, and hoping to get their degree. Some of student cannot graduate. I am attending Thomas Nelson Community College, and I hope to earn my degree within two years. Although college is difficult, I will be successful by seeking advice from experts and developing some effective study strategies.
D-This writer placed the patient on hold to address her poor attendance at CRT IOP. According to the patient, she had stopped going due to an individual at the IOP by the name of "Tammy." The patient says, " We use to get high together and everytime I see her, she always talk about getting high...... I can't deal with that........ but, I am exploring Wheeler Clinic and I'mma do a walk in on Monday....
Throughout my four years of high school, I have kept myself occupied by participating in three student organizations that has developed me into a helpful and prestigious individual. My participation in the Alexander High School UIL Academic team taught me the lesson of hard work pays off. I took the opportunity to join my high school's UIL current events and social studies team which allowed me to compete against others based on my knowledge of the topic. By competing, UIL has educated me that in order to succeed, you must be willing to make sacrifices and dedicate your time towards studying in order to earn a medal or a ribbon. Thankfully, I got to place in many invitational events.