In the book Of Beetles and Angels, by Mawi Asgedom, a sudanese refugee family immigrates to America, seeking new life. The value of reading Of Beetles and Angels is that it shows that you can become something from nothing in the hardest situations. It shows the value of setting goals, working hard, and being kind to others.
We learned the material in class and was assigned homework everyday. However, when the test came along, the results I obtained were devastating. Test after test, I kept getting C’s, D’s and even E’s. Every time I get a bad test score back, I would shrug it off. “The next test will be better,” I kept telling myself. But my scores never got better.
Every year, the daunting prospect of undergoing standardized testing brings anxiety to thousands of high school students, and for good reason: a student’s performance on standardized college admission exams - most importantly, the ACT and SAT - is a major determinant in deciding where they will go to college. For decades, such standardized tests have been universally accepted as part of the admissions process: proponents argue, as Syverson (2007) explains, that such tests are the only way of standardizing college admissions when students from different schools have such widely varying profiles. However, in the past several decades a growing anti-testing movement has begun to poke holes
Have you ever failed a test because you didn’t read something? I did. In 7th grade a test that I had to read a book for. I kept telling myself “since it’s open book I don’t have to read nothing. I’ll just look for the answers when the test comes.” So that’s what I tried to do. A week later my teacher gave us the test scores back. I got an F. Moral of the story is reading is important. Just like in Fahrenheit 451. Montag wanted to read books but it was illegal, so he had to sneak the books from the firehouse. but the firemen figured out and tried to burn his house down but then he just ended up killing all of them. Not reading books also basically drove him insane because he killed them by bashing their head in.
After many obstacles I finally obtain my driving licence. My first appointment day was a friday morning of January. I remember I did wake up late and I took a shower really fast. When I get out of the shower my mom told me to eat something but i could not because I did not have enough time. I remember that I had to run to take the first bus. I get to the stop on time but the bus arrive five minutes late. Thanks God when I get out of the bus the second bus was already there and I just get in. I was making my make up on the bus, and the bus driver look at me and in his face I could see that he felt sorry for me because maybe he could see that I was nervous, worry and late. When I get to the DMV I told to the front desk lady that I was there
To accomplish something is to achieve a goal, we accomplish more if we are always doing something. No matter if that something is as small as picking up a piece of trash off the ground. Thomas Jefferson said "Determine never to be idle... it is wonderful how much may get done if we are always doing." For this quote to have come from Thomas Jefferson doesn't surprise anyone, he was always doing something. Thomas Jefferson was a very important historian man, he helped write the Declaration of Independence and he also helped with the English Bill of Rights. He accomplished big goals because he was always doing something. Think about it, would someone accomplish a goal of theirs if they weren't always doing something to try and achieve it? The
11. 27. 35. Those arbitrary numbers remained in my head for an entire week. They were questions I knew I missed on my last test. I could recall nearly every detail from those questions, and the answer choices they provided. When I look them over after the test, I can answer all of the questions without hesitation. But when it comes to figuring out how to move on and ultimately become content, I draw a blank, just like on that day of the test. The pattern stays static, and though I do well on tests, I desire perfection, that cherry on top to cement that I know the material in and out. That has been my mentality to as far back as I can remember. But at times, it can eat at you, until you feel like an empty shell of your former self. That’s how
Failing my road test is an event I will never forget. I just got out of school and was anxious and excited to take my road test to get my license. As I pulled up to the DMV, I could remember being extremely nervous and feeling as if I were going to fail because of the anxiety. I reassured myself that I had practiced the course numerous times and to remain calm. Before starting the test, I noticed dark gray clouds filling the air that day and the entire experience feeling ominous. Suddenly, the DMV examiner stepped in the car and I was on my way. In the beginning, I constantly checked my speed and made sure I stopped when instructed. As I began to take a few turns, all I could hear was the pen scratching against the examiner 's clipboard and I couldn’t help but feel ancy. Soon after driving around the area, he told me to pull back into the area where we first started. I had a huge sigh of relief thinking that the test was over, but it only took me seconds to realize I was very wrong. On the far
I would like to be the student speaker because Washtenaw has changed my life in a significant way. I have learned countless life skills from going to school at Washtenaw Community College. By going here, I have gained the confidence needed to move forward in my life.
"ADRIENNE" I screamed at my friend from my seat behind her in math class. The teacher gave me a dirty look since other people were still supposedly testing. I don't see how they were able to spend so much time on a test. Its freaking seventh grade math. It doesnt get much easier. The test freaking on basic equations. We did these last year.
The Bell Curve book, was published in 1994. This book was sought to bring meaning and understanding to the intelligence gap in America. The book was written by Richard Herrnstein. Although it was supposed to bring understanding, it brought lots of controversial debates in about IQ and intelligence.
The weather always conforms people’s mood. I feel nervous this day, naturally the weather becomes cloudy and dismally. I come with a terrible feeling to the San Mateo High School, the SAT testing center. Everything looks normal and easy:checking information, finding the classroom, preparing for the test. However, I feel confused when I do everything because this is my first time taking the SAT test. Even though I had practiced a lot,but I still cannot be confident of success. The sound of bell is ringing, it means the test is going to start.I even can hear the marker is written on the board. After a moment, I receive the test sheet. Seems not hard, but I still need to be careful about my answers . The first part is writing an essay,which
My understanding of literacy was off to a rocky start. I was never a fan of reading and writing. Growing up, I would prefer listening to music and watching movies. In fact, I struggled to speak properly. A classroom at Mill Creek Elementary was specifically designed for those who were having a hard time speaking. They call it: Speech. At least, that is what my parents called it. I did not like being pulled out of class just to go to this one thing I could care less about.
Getting an instruction permit is something most teens look forward to. The instruction permit requires you to study so you can pass. Studying can be boring, but making an effort to study for the permit test will help you in the long run. I figured it would be in your best interest if I help you find the right study tips. You can thank me later. The most common study tip is the driver’s book. I know the dreadful driver’s book. You can go to your local dmv or online to find a driver’s book. If you looking online make sure the driver’s book is for the state you live in. Inside the driver’s book is where the magic happens. When you look at the book you will find basic everything you need to know about driving. When studying you don’t need to
Six months after I failed the test I decided to take the test again, and I passed the test. I was so happy and proud of myself. I proud because I didn’t give up but kept going. I have learned many things from that experience. I know that the experience of failure can help our later consequence. We need to learn the lesson from our mistake to make ourselves mature. People can’t help us success except ourselves, and if we want to success, we have to do our best and study