In my junior year of high school, I came to dominate the role of a junior class representative in the English Honors Society, a secretary in Mu Alpha Theta, and a junior class representative in Science Exploration Club. In my senior year, I became the president of Mu Alpha Theta, vice president of English Honors Society, and event coordinator of the FIU Science Club. Due to the difference in hours of commencement for the AAA program and for Dr. Michael Krop, my peers and I could not engage in the activities conducted in our main high school. Thus, through the roles I presided over, I brought back the high school experience that the AAA program
As a high school student, I bumped into my former first grade teacher, Mrs. Ponder. She recognized my mother who was with me in the Ingles grocery store’s checkout line. After exchanging pleasantries and talking about how much I have grown since my elementary school days, she asked “Do you still like science?” Two things were going on inside my head. One, science really has been my favorite subject to study my entire life.
His school still expected him to complete the standardized test. (cite your source for this)Testing has reached that point where it has become unacceptable because now “twenty five states mandate one formal assessment test in kindergarten. ” Testing is no problem when it’s being provided to obtain knowledge but when it has reached the point where testing is just replacing students with a number that’s a problem. A score doesn't always show the comparison of an uneducated and educated or even
Statement of Purpose As a child, I was never sure on what I wanted to be when I grew up, but was sure it was in the medical field. I would skim through my science textbook at the beginning of every single school year to try and accurately pinpoint when I would get to learn about it. The human body never ceased to amaze my childhood self. Growing up, my family was full of nurses. Both my parents, seven of my aunts and uncles, and three of my cousins all have their BSN.
I was already extremely eager and curious about what the next portion of the ethnic studies course was. As I finished writing in my notebook, I gazed up at the whiteboard at the exact moment that my teacher wrote the last letter on the board, “t”, in “The Chicano Movement.” Afterwards, class promptly commenced when we began watching a PBS documentary called “The Chicano Movement” as an introduction to the Chicano Movimiento. Throughout the documentary, my twelve-year old self finally saw my racial identity being represented in a history class for the first time in my school career. The documentary depicted the harsh endeavors of achieving social justice for the Chicanx community of the Brown Berets and other Chicanxs active in the movement.
Highlighters had surprisingly become my closest friends as I studied the 10 different subjects that Decathlon required its competitors to master. A few months prior, I would have laughed at the thought of studying for five hour sessions daily, as all I had known previously was binge reading chapters the night before and into the morning before a test. But the determination to deviate away from my poor academic past led me to apply that same discipline which football had ingrained in me to
I took my first AP class during my sophomore year. The class was AP Biology which was incredibly difficult, but with hard work I was able to succeed. The year after I decided to enroll in AP Chemistry. I thought that if I was able to succeed in Biology, I would have no problem succeeding in Chemistry. The first week of junior year arrived along with AP Chemistry.
The professor told me I could still receive a C in the class and still get into a good nursing school. I do not think she understands how much she motivated me to pass. After I left her office, I became dedicated to anatomy. I studied at the library everyday determined to pass. I got a C in the class and passed.
When I was in elementary school I learned a variety of words every week. I needed to learn all sorts of words so i could be an intelligent reader. For example, in first grade we read electronic Leap Frog books. The Leap Frog books read us the story and taught us the words at the same time. It made learning to read easier and fun at the same time.
My writing process has stemmed from what I was conditioned to believe makes a “perfect essay” in high school. The first year of high school I was not taught how to build a strong essay but instead a well constructed outline that showed my ability to critically think. Sophomore year was dedicated to building our lexicon and syntax when writing. We were to learn how to take the most basic sentence and turn it into a well orchestrated paragraph. Junior year was when I began timed writing sessions, being able to construct a well written essay in forty minutes.
Re: Letter of Recommendation for Joshua Whiting To The RA Selection Committee: I write on behalf of Joshua Whiting’s application for a Resident Assistant position. I believe Josh to be an exemplary student-scholar as well as a person of tremendous character with significant leadership skills. I met Josh in my first semester of college in our biology class. We were both Biochemistry majors so we got to skip Biology 1 and therefore were both new to this new world of college but already in a group full of sophomores and students who had been in college for multiple semesters. Naturally we gravitated to each other due to this aspect we had in common.
To accomplish these goals Jerome developed a written self-management system and showed interdependence by starting a study group. When the semester ended Jerome had failed accounting 101. The author goes on to talk about Jerome’s inner guide. “ Jerome made some strange choices during his first semester. He skipped his accounting class three times to work at a part time job.
Upon graduating high school, I enrolled at the University of Oklahoma with a clear-cut idea of what I wanted to pursue. I declared a major in biology and began my academic career. During this time I was able to continue shadowing, but experienced a slight set back. Like many individuals, it took me some time to adapt to the college lifestyle and my GPA suffered from that. Upon maturation though I was able to get back onto the right path and develop the necessary habits to achieve things like the Dean’s and President’s Honor Rolls for multiple semesters and was able to declare a minor in
I have learned a lot about myself as a reader and a writer. When I first began class, I tried to read the DRP test. I had forgotten everything about college vocabulary that was on the test since I left the university in 2013. I had not read any books in a few months until teacher recommend for me to take fifteen minutes to read
I acquired a total of 28 college credits while in high school, with most of them being more challenging classes such as physics and calculus. Taking these classes will help me in the future by not only getting the classes done, but they have also given me a taste of what college is like. My whole life I have been fascinated by nature, especially living things. This fascination has made me ponder what I would like to do with my life, and I have come to the conclusion that there are many occupations that fall under the field of biology that I would enjoy. Whether I were to become a zoologist or go on and become a doctor, college will help me decide on exactly what I want to