Although I seem to have great strengths, I have some weaknesses of being a student. I procrastinate a lot, but I also work on task. I know it’s confusing but it’s 50/50 because sometimes I’m so tired and sometimes I’m up and energized. I’m also a very shy student that I would not raise my hand or share anything in class. Along with being shy and procrastinating, I’m very fearful about many things in class, I’m always scared that my answers are wrong or that I might get in trouble.
I believe that, in my type of writing, I am more prone to incorrectly using punctuation, because of my tendency to type what I see, as if I was saying it. I believe it especially so because of my lack of knowledge in certain punctuation; such as semicolons & ampersands. (Not to mention parentheses). But, once again, thanks to this class I will no longer make small mistake in my writing like those in the previous sentences. Each lesson is available to me, should I forget, and I have many examples and tests to assist me in the future.
My success is mostly based from my family. They are the ones that make me strive to be better every single day, and that is probably why I like to talk and write about them a lot. The Writing Collection we did was a bunch of flash draft essays we wrote about events that have changed us or our view on life. Out of all of my flash drafts, the one that was by far the best and most meaningful was the essay I wrote about my family, called “Is Family Really Forever?”. It always amazed me how I could write so much about my family, and that’s when my realization of success with my family hit me.
Drake University is a primordially white school and has some touch of color here and there on campus. Therefore, this leads to a bigger problem because Drake doesn't fit the needs of their students, faculty and staff. Certain programs aren't implemented to help an individual adjust to a new environment because the majority take over the minority. Students of color sometimes don't know about multi-cultural organizations because they aren't introduced to them from the beginning. They also don't see themselves represented in orientation leaders, student ambassadors or faculty.
I am very glad that I attended the Discover Your Major Day event because I feel as though if I did not go, I would not have realized that I wanted to add a minor or a concentration to my four years of study here at the University of Memphis. The event met my expectations and even more. I did not know that I would get as much information as I did and that the faculty would be so voluntary to help. At first, I assumed that I would walk around to each of the tables, pick up information sheets, and take it with me to look over myself later on. But to my surprise, everyone was very helpful and I got all of my questions answered.
This is the reason why I had a long enduring battle to be able to speak a new language and unstable academic performance throughout my college career. During Spring Quarter of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer in a program called Conversation Partner Program through my diversity study class. In this program, I conversed with my partner, who was new in the United States, on a weekly basis. Each week, we talked about our cultures, interests, and hobbies. As this program helped my partner practice English, it also helped me gain self-esteem and confidence to express myself openly about what my academic and personal challenges were to the people who know me best.
As a member of a team, I had to fully commit myself, because my actions did not only have an effect on myself but my teammates as well. Giving 110% was something my parents had taught me to always do. I learned the importance of responsibility. I told my mom my junior year of high school that I wanted to play lacrosse in college. She had told me if I really wanted to play in college that I would have to work hard, practice more and focus on my grades.
During the 1970s and the 1980s the achievement gap, or the gap of test scores between minorities and whites, narrowed, and it was believed that we were finally getting to equality. After the 1990s, however, the gap began to widen again. Since then, there has been much debate about whether we are closing the gap, or if there is really any reason to worry about it. The reason why people are so interested in this debate is because it is noted that education is what leads to life chances and opportunities. The No Child Left Behind law was created for this reason, because no parent want to see their child fail, and think that they can’t receive a good education.
My Distraction Filtering Agility trait says that I block out distractions slowly which wasn 't a surprise to me because I often get distracted a lot with even a little noise or movement when focusing on my work such as reading a book, doing homework, etc and I take a lot of time to focus on my work again when I 'm distracted. I was quite surprised by my score in Trust trait which says that I tend to be skeptical a lot. That 's because I trust most of the people, especially friends, with my belongings or when I need some help with something. I 'm skeptical a little bit but "a lot" seems far-fetched. I got deep insights into my traits and revelation about some traits that I didn 't think I had but it 's good to know.
Although many students feel stressed out and too busy, most admitted that some of our busyness is within our control. We have the option to be connected 24/7 and although in some ways in makes our lives more stressful, we still do it. Additionally Chapter 8, which focuses on organization, also deals with the role of the specific technology that is in our lives. Although most of the students in our class are of a younger generation than Powers, most of us agreed with his low-tech organization methods. Just like Powers talks about writing things down in his Moleskin notebook, a majority of students stated that they prefer writing lists and schedules down on paper, even though most of us have
I must admit there 's a lot of things we had accomplished since my days, but I still see discrimination against our race that we must still fight against to fully experience the American dream of freedom. On Thursday, I spent priceless time with my family. Being around love ones gives a sense of safety that I wish I could feel all the
One fourth of the way around the world, away from Darfur is a similar problem concerning the Hmongs. Hmongs have resided in southern Asia for ages. They have done many great and if America wins, they would be responsible of building schools and sending teachers over to educate the Hmongs’ way of living. If America loses the war in Vietnam, Americans promised to welcome Hmong people over to America to escape any further harm or problems. Not many people know about this promise, but Hmong parents remind their kids everyday that if their children were to go to school and have racial discrimination against their language or culture, their children should remember the great things they did for America and challenge the saying that Hmongs should return to their homeland.