February sixth was the day of my last middle school game. We were playing our rivals , Ledford middle school. The first time we played them we only lost by two points. The first five starters for Ledford and our first five including myself were all standing at half court for tip off. The ref. threw the ball up and Gillian tipped it back to me.
I was a child when I moved to California and it was really hard for me to attend school because of the bullies who told me I 'm not good enough and that I should ¨go back to Iraq to get killed.¨ I was struggling a lot in school. My grades were not good at all because I had no focus on school, but on the students who build me. Students
Simultaneously, I let society get into my head making me believe that I was worthless. I was never comfortable in my own skin. Sometimes I would also follow my friends around by not completing my classwork or homework. All these factored in the downfall of my grades.
In Kurt Wiesenfeld’s article “Making the Grade”, he address the issue that students want a higher grade than they deserve. He goes on to prove this be by giving examples of previous students that he has had and what can happen when students get the grades that they want and not what they deserve. In Wiesenfeld’s article he states that about ten percent of students that take his class do not care about their grades until final grades are over. “You might groan and moan, but you accepted it as the outcome of your efforts or lack thereof,” Wiesenfeld stated.
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
Way back when: parents knew when to be responsible for their children’s academic accomplishments – and students themselves – this seems to have diminished completely. the times have completely changed, nowadays, many people AKA ignorant parents, believe that it is the high school itself, teachers, and the government that are responsible for students getting good grade because the arrogance and sense of pride levels have risen so much, they are too prideful to believe their child could possibly fail and it be their fault. Before, when you got an F, your parents would blame you, ground you, and make you write “ill do my homework” 100 times on a piece of paper; today, they would rather take the time out of their day, go to your school and demand
My grades slowly dropped because I didn’t have time to do any schoolwork and I would miss out on lessons because I would sleep in class. I knew that I couldn’t blow off my schoolwork, so instead of staying out late I would stay in school to finish any work that I had left.
Failure Failure has always been a part of my life. As a child, I fell short of minor goals such as riding a bicycle, doing a pull-up, or beating a difficult level on Super Mario Bros. Although these set backs were small, I constantly kepy trying untill I could accomplish the task at hand. In fact, I would say one of my most euphoric moments in my child hood was when I learned how to ride a bike. As I got older, failure got tougher.
I have never been a perfect student. I have had many shortcomings and struggles throughout my middle school years. Regardless of that, I’ve always tried to be the best student I could be. The thing that got me into trying even harder to maintain my grades was not my parents, but the stress that I had piled onto myself. Yes, my parents wanted me to achieve excellent grades, but it was mostly me who put the pressure on myself.
Many students are emotionally affected when it comes to their studies because of family issues. Students may also be depressed because they have been ostracized and bullied. If students are just given a chance to improve their grades then they can accept that challenge, proving teachers that they are capable of enough to work harder. Many of the reasons of why students cheat can be helped, but it will be deficient when the problem is depression or family issues. Instead, the students need to put extra effort into their work , and must learn not to cheat again.
What? Your grades keep decreasing and making your average low? Many people struggle or do not do well in school. It is a really good thing to have good grades in school, because if you do not, then that will affect you later on in life. That is because if you have low grades, then your job will be bad, but if you have high grades, then you will be able to have a good job.
This is what happened to me, but in the end I passed my subjects. However, I got three failures during that year, so I couldn’t be there the next year. My mom was disappointed at the end, because the teacher could not do anything about the 3 failures, so I had to change schools. I feel that at this age was hard for me because I had all my friends and my brothers in that school. Now, I was going to be by myself in another school.
(Co) In fact, it is also correct that grades have negative effects on students’ mental condition. Illnesses such as depression, cancer, etc, have a cause on the outcome of students’ grades due to absences. (Horton) If sickness is the cause of low grades, grades are inaccurate to measure their ability to learn. Grades can dramatically drop because 26% of Americans, 14 years old and older, experience mental disabilities such as anxiety and major depression (Ramirez).