When I first showed interest in math in the 5th grade my parents laughed; middle school was even worse. Incoming 6th graders were given a test on the second day of school and depending on their scores were placed into a high or low speed math class. I was put in the slow speed math and missed a lot of class my first year, as a result my grade drifted from a B to a C to a C-, then I got help. I knew I liked math and I didn’t want to do bad in it so I bought books and hired my older brother to help me. I eventually made it to a B+.
I 'm not feeling too good about this test." The upcoming math test that the other student was talking about was actually terrifying me. I felt as if I was going to do terribly. See, math has never, ever been my best subject. Oddly enough, I have always had math classes first thing in the morning, which has ruined my comprehension of the subject from a young age.
I know that what I am writing clearly reflects what I am trying to convey to the reader. I feel as though I improved as a writer after taking English 1101 class. The research paper, as you know, had become extremely challenging for me. Essays have killed me since every teacher I had in the past told me different things. No one sat down and explained how to write an essay like
In the past, many problems prevented me from writing excellent papers. Throughout my years of writing in school, the papers I have written for this class have challenged me the most. In the beginning of the semester, I did not fully understand how much time and effort I needed to put forth to write a college essay. My past English classes did not prepare me for writing college-level essays, nor teach me the proper way in which to write the papers. The essays I have written this semester have improved immensely thanks to the feedback from both Mrs. Menetre and Mrs. Fleming.
The problem is, I was not sure where that change needed to be made. As faith would have it, the revelation hit me like a ton of bricks. Another student noticed the smallest of mistakes in the class syllabus (as noted in my journal entry 02/10), which can only be noticed by reading the syllabus. This taught me my learning techniques needed improvement as reflected in my Pre-CRI with a score of 3.8. Later in the semester, I learned the value of taking notes in class when I failed to answer a test question correctly on in class activities.
Now I’m doing something completely different from all three of the previous years. I’m preparing myself to raise a child. High school changed everything in my life. I one was good at math, I never had so many teachers leave at one time, my taste in friends was proven to be a typical high school experience, and my free time changed. After Senior year I’m not looking forward to adult for the rest of my
But don 't give up because in the you 'll end up becoming good at it. This quote reminds me of when I struggle in math I always gotten a bad grade in quiz . I just really wanted to give up and at one point I just I was not even trying. So I decided enough is enough I have to start getting better grades. I retake all of my quizzes and got a better grade.
I’ve been blessed to be able to retain information well except for math. Math was the subject where I had to study more than my other classes and nothing really clicked. In Prosper, 6th grade is the first year a student can take an advance class in English and/or math; I wanted to take both. My mom questioned my decision in taking Pre-AP math since I struggled in the past two years. She didn’t want to discourage me from enjoying and retaining it, but I was adamant about taking the class.
While at Nashoba, I have only had a few classes that have caused so much distress as my freshman World History class. I left eighth grade with a huge ego in history, but that was middle school and Mr. Sakellarion’s class was a whole new ballpark. Looking back, I should have dropped to accelerated and gotten an easy a, but my pride and love for that class got the better of me, and my grade. For those of you who were wise enough to stick with accelerated, Mr. Sakellarion’s tests and quizzes caused severe anxiety, breakdowns and stress from most of his students, however the day to day classes made that stress worthwhile. From the first test up until the final I struggled in that class, scraping by with mostly C’s and the rare and glorified B
For the next month, Debate became my haven from the heat and annoying people in math. I learned how to construct a logical argument, how to write an impassioned speech, and how to hold myself with confidence. This is where I met my good friends Zac, Sydney, and Tiarrah. I felt like I had found my place. I eventually switched into Debate and a new math class, and stopped cutting class.
My friends told me, “It 's just one class,” or “Math is hard, it 's okay.” For me it was not okay, and after having a meeting with my counselor concerning my math grade, she told me “try harder next year.” So, coming into senior year I felt the same thing I felt during my first day of high school, pride and confidence. I finally understood what Mr. Kalbach meant when he said he wanted to be like me in high school. He was not talking about my grades, attendance, or my attitude for school. Mr. Kalbach wanted to see the Ramses that I saw in the mirror the first day of senior year, and I know I will not let him
I have learned so much in this class. In high school I did pretty well in English so, I thought I would almost everything I needed to know for this class. I was very wrong! What really stood out to me and I really utilize is that each paragraph is its own mini essay which includes a thesis statement and supporting sentences. I learned much more about APA format than I thought I would such as in-text citations.
Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples.
u02d2 Repairing a Learning Experience – Sheila R. Darden An unpleasant learning experience was taking an algebra class online and needing to have a tutor. I did not like math when I was in high school; however, I needed a math class to obtain my bachelor degree and could do a face-to-face class. It was difficult for me to grasp the concepts used to solve the equations and the tutor tried simplify the processes so I could complete the equations. The problem with this class was I could not make any connections with what I was supposed to learn and other math classes. I was able to pass the class with the help of the tutor; however, I did not retain all of the concepts needed to solve the difficult equations.
If you were to mention algebra to me at this exact moment I would most definitely cringe at the words. Algebra has always been my most difficult subject since I was in the eighth grade, which is why I absolutely despise it. Before my eighth grade year I did exceptionally well in math, it was by far my favorite subject because I loved money and solving multiplication problems. My love for math lead to me being in advanced math class which is why I took algebra in the eighth grade versus the ninth grade. When I began algebra my love for math was gone.