In the 1950’s the intentions of AP classes were to benefit students. These rigorous classes were meant to give student’s college level work and exams to better prepare them. While also gaining college credits to save money. However, over the course of time the purpose of AP classes have changed and failed. In particular, many colleges do not accept AP courses as college credit and students are required to repeat the course at college, an honors class is seen as more useful in the long run, students do not get credit for the class if they do not pass the exam, some state that the work is not like college work at all, and it causes students to be stressed. Overall, AP classes are not worth suffering through, there is no guarantee that the classes
I possess the experience of having lived in an underserved area and good humor necessary for the study of medicine. Medicine is a field that can be taxing on a person mentally and emotional because of the things one encounters everyday. A good sense of humor can keep up good spirits. Laughter and smiling is medicine for the soul and they are contagious. Having lived in underserved areas I used my good humor to stay in a happy place. Due to my personal experience with underserved areas draws me to FSU COM. This medical school provides the opportunity for their third and fourth year students to work with underserved populations to respond to the needs of the community. After receiving my degree I would have had the experience necessary for me
The day I realized I couldn’t be perfect at everything was the same day I thought it would be best to drop out of AP Calculus. I was asked to take my first
I would reply each time without hesitation, “Not yet but I promise cross my heart that I will do it later.” Finally I mustered up the energy and hopped off my bed with the cold wood floor stunning my toes as I ran down the hall to get my book bag. I felt fine but then the reality of two math sheets, finishing an essay, and a science packet hit me like the snowball no one sees coming. Tears of overwhelment
Throughout middle school and my first 2 years in high school, I’ve gotten mainly As in my classes with an occasional B here and there. So in my junior year of high school, when I heard that I can take more than 1 AP course, I immediately wanted to challenge myself. I registered for 4 AP courses along with orchestra, and spanish on top of my extracurriculars. “Are you trying to kill yourself?” is what all my friends asked when I told them about my plan. Their worries only fueled my urge to continue with this difficult challenge. So I ambitiously went on to starting the year with 4 AP courses. However, things did not go as expected.
I want to be in AP Literature and Composition because I think it will prepare me for college. I heard that students who take AP classes in high school graduate college at a much better rate than those who do not take AP courses in high school. This is probably because they are better prepared for the level of work they get in college. I want to be ready for college. So I thought just being in an AP will let know what to expect in my future college, if I go to one. I’m not entirely certain which college i 'm going to, if i’m going to one at all, but I definitely feel capable of doing so. I want to keep all of my opportunities open. I believe taking this class will perhaps make a college want to take my money over the next guy’s.
The hardest part of my daily routine, was the time when I knew I needed to start my homework, but I really just wanted to keep watching shows on netflix. The only problem was the voice in my head that was always telling me “ Don’t worry about your homework just yet.” and “ But since this last episode ended on a cliffhanger, I have to watch the next one to see what happens.” Most of the time I was able to ignore this little voice and do what I know I had to do, but somedays it was harder. I decided to continue procrastinating for another episode. After, I stared at my backpack that lay across the room, I could hear it taunting me, almost laughing. As time dwindled by, I could feel the pressure of the undone homework
In life, you can go through a lot but only a few people actually can bounce back. In High School I’ve gone through many trials and tribulations to get to the point I’m at now. I’ve been held to high standards based on the classes I’ve taken. My Honors classes built the foundation for me to start challenging myself and kill the procrastination problem I possessed in my young academic career. The Honors classes prepared me for the Advanced Placement classes that were offered. My junior year I took on the challenge by taking Language and Composition then also taking United States History. That gave me the confidence to double my load with adding on 2 more AP classes to my schedule which is a challenge but I think there’s much worse than four AP classes. As you go you learn that if you set your mind on doing a certain thing anything is possible to overcome.
Sophomore year, AP U.S. History. My class was writing a Document Based Question (DBQ) over Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration. (A document based question is an essay where you use factual evidence given in the form of documents to write an essay). I knew nothing! My mind was blanker than the vacuum of space itself. So, I told a story, but every single shred of lead that came off of my pencil was garbage. It was F worthy. I thought to myself “It’s Christopher Columbus, How do you not know anything about his explorations!” I drew from common stories of mutiny on the ship or reasons for why he decided to take his trip, but none of which I had ever formally learned. I stood up and
This is second semester soon to be a senior, it's nerve wrecking but exciting at the same time. Throughout my second semester I have grown in investigating the world and communicate ideas and grown my knowledge and College Career Readiness as a student. This semester has me stressed more than I have before, so stressed about AP exams and college readiness. My main focus in this semester is which college is best for me and what career I'm officially pursuing towards.
The pain and agony due to the fact that I might not be prepared for college class was on my shoulders. Since day one of highschool, my biggest desire throughout school was to be engaged in learning while being well prepared for the next step in life: college. What class was the answer to this class desired? It was in a meeting with my guidance counselor in eighth grade that struck me and sparked the interest in my heart to do well. All of my highschool career I have never known what it actually meant to do well and be ¨successful.¨ The abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, in the front row of Dual Enrollment English 111; this idea regarded what it means to be successful and obtain a good work ethic while producing a high quality essay.
It was still the first month of school as I struggled to adapt to the new changes that came with the transition from ninth to tenth grade. Each period, I would walk into my Chemistry class with a sullen and resentful expression on my face that depicted the remorseful attitude which I expressed towards the class. The first few periods had already become an obstacle for me, as I failed to keep up with the information and concepts that I was presented with. The year began with my teacher lecturing my class on the basic structure, properties, elements, and characteristics of the periodic table. The coursework of the class gradually became overwhelming and demanding in the periods that followed. To my surprise, I had already been failing each of the tests, labs, and a majority of the assignments that were given to me during the first few weeks of school. My first thought after my failures and imperfections was why this was happening. I recall coming home after each school day had come to end and sitting at my desk for hours attempting to solve complex stoichiometry problems and mole to mole ratios, as well as understanding different types of chemical reactions, compounds, and theories. I devoted hours and hours to focusing my mind and concentrating on understanding the concepts that were presented to me in order to succeed in the class. However, despite my persistence and
Ap courses are of offered all over the country to high school students to take. Ap class are very hard and rigorous courses to take so, are they worth it for a high school student? Yes, AP classes are worth taking even if they are very stressful because they look good on college applications and more. Colleges look for students that took AP classes and Ap students do better In college. Also, Ap class are tompuaty so, to is not like you will be in that class forever.
In my Sophomore year, I realized some regrets in what I chose to take in regards to courses such as not picking Intro to Computer Programming; however, the biggest regret I had within my choice of courses is the fact I did not take the school’s college-level course, Advanced Placement European History, because from what I had heard from my friends, who did take it, is that it was actually not as terrible – and impossible – as I had thought the course could be and thus, going into my Junior year, I decided to enroll for the Junior college-level course, Advanced Placement United States History. I was aware it would still be harder than your average honors-level course, but I still enrolled in it believing I could pass. I was so sure I would
There was no doubt in my mind that I tried my hardest in the classes; I just did not have as much faith in myself when it came to the test day. In AP U.S. History, I did my homework religiously every weekend on Sunday afternoons by delving into each chapter as much as possible and enjoying what I was reading. For AP Language and Composition by creating a word wall in my room in order to improve my vocabulary. All the weekends spent doing homework and more for these classes paid off in a way I never would have imagined. I finally was able to believe my hard work towards achieving a goal could actually be rewarded. Not only was I proud of what I learned in those classes, but I was recognized and rewarded for it as well. My goal could be achieved; my hard work could be rewarded. This realization gave me more confidence in my academics. I now feel driven by the fact what I set my mind to can be achieved when I give it my best effort, and believe in ability more