This was by far the most difficult challenge I faced in connecting with my students. While students became pretty eager to attend the FIG session throughout the semester, they were not as enthusiastic about doing things outside of the class. The first event I tried to organize was a study session in preparation for the first round of midterms. I chose a location that was very central to where many of them lived and on a day of the week that they said was best. Throughout the week, I constantly reminded them about the study group session, however, on the day of the event, I sadly only had two students attend.
As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Nothing Worth Having Was Ever Achieved Without Effort" It is true that nothing comes easy and nothing is for free. My experience at college proves the truth of this quote. My experience as a freshman at Kingsborough Community College was very challenging. In the beginning, it was hard to adapt to the college environment which I had to give up on things I enjoyed, watching movies, hanging out with friends, sleeping 12 hours per day. I said to myself that I must get good grades and reach my goals.
However, my nervousness went away when the Bridges to Independence members started walking into the room and taking their seats and it was time to begin. The attending members started the workshop by being frustrated because they had to wake up early. However, as our workshop went on with the interactive activities where the group was allowed to talk in small groups and share their own personal experiences, they were engaged and excited. My overall, experiences were amazing because I felt that I was helping them share their own personal stories. The workshop had three attendees cry, I know that is not the measure of success but it showed me how powerful our workshop was to the attendees.
Their definition of a Blasphemy isn’t quite clear in the ways of the mind. David and Rosalind were the first ones with a telepathic power introduced in the novel, Uncle Axel advised David to keep his and Rosalind’s ability a secret because the people of the community were scared of any difference between themselves. Uncle Axel suggested that the “true image” was closer to David and Rosalind because they could communicate from long distances using their mind, like the old people could. They can’t do that now. This suggestion changed the way David thought about his ability and his plan to run away, he knew he was more advanced than the others.
You used to be a good, dependable, ordinary man-- not too bright maybe, but honest. Who knows what you done to yourself to get so smart all of a sudden. Like everybody around here’s been saying, Charlie, it’s not right.” Charlie’s response to that was, “But how can you say that, Fanny? What’s wrong with a man becoming intelligent and wanting to acquire knowledge and understanding of the world around him?”Charlie was disappointed in Fanny when she said that it wasn’t very possible for Charlie to become smart that quickly. This is another very important event that happens in this story because Charlie tries to change himself to fit in and then realizes that’s not what matters.
Clinical Nursing I Orientation. Today since I woke up I was nervous, anxious and you could say that even scared, but as I learn from my last experience with Fundamental class this kind of emotion of being little scary is normal because nobody knows what the day can bring to us. Also I felt pride and joy because I am proud of where I’ve come so far as being an immigrant who came to this country as many others looking for their dream without knowing the language or even the culture. All my classmates and I were looking forward to meet our instructor because since we started the classes we felt somewhat lost by not having clearly defined our situation with classes and teachers. I can not deny that now I feel more nervous after having been in
In the years since I entered school, to the moment that my cap left my hand, I had grown into an entirely new version of myself. The freedom of college in combination with the guidance of so many teachers had led me to turn every negative aspect of myself into something new. With the pride I had gained in being part of something bigger, I became diligent and wholly interested in my studies. I had met so many interesting people who helped me break from my shell, and in doing so I had met some of the greatest friends I have ever had. However, in the scale of my life, these events are of little importance to me in everyday life.
When I was a senior, I was running around with a To Do List a mile long. I was quite independent because of all of my extra-curriculars. I was barely home and I had to plan my life weeks in advanced. I had superhuman time management skills and organization because I needed to. My friends told me multiple times that they were surprised with the amount of work that I did.
Eventually I got introduced into the real world my senior year, and my stress felt like it had doubled. I was constantly pressured into figuring out what college I wanted to earn my major in, along with family obligations, my job, and paying my bills. I desperately wanted to go back to having a carefree life of having zero obligations, unfortunately my circumstances didn't allow it. Now that I'm actually starting college, I now realize all of the problems that every other college student had to go through. Stress is now a part of my life, and I've come to terms with it as of now.
Without any hesitation I quickly answered, “My greatest weaknesses was insecurity, I have been fighting every single day of my life to the point that I cannot fight it anymore, but I realized that I’m not the only one who suffered this kind of disorder. I was inspired with the life of person I watched on medias such as ordinary people and most especially professionals.” And I was able to have a high grade for it. Though I was not pointing out a specific person, but that professionals was a profession I want to become. Everytime I watch them in a television walking down the runway, they gave me that “wow feeling”. When I was grade 6, I used to cheer and imitate the way they walk in a lot of fashion show like Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Balmain, Victoria’s Secret, and other huge brand names.
Growing up in Capital Heights, Maryland was never easy. At the time the crime in that City was to me, at its peak, there were shootings, robbing’s, and bad influences around every corner. Every day I got up early and walked out my little house sitting firmly on the hill, down the street to John Edgar Howard Elementary, the school I attended at the time. Yes, the neighborhood was rough, but I was fortunate enough to have a strong support system. My Grandmother made sure to wake me up every morning to haul me of to school where I would meet my loving, devoted teachers and coaches.
Leadership, is a characteristic that intimidated me in my highschool years, but here at PBA, I have been challenged to rise up to the occasion. Next semester, I will be a Resident Assistant in Baxter Residence Hall, simply applying for this position was a big step for me. The amazing community that God has provided me here at PBA is purely the only reason I had the courage to apply, yet alone accept this
I was amazed to find out that at San Quentin, Patten University graduates were allowed to invite family members inside the prison for a cap and gown ceremony. Also,the graduate with the highest GPA was named valedictorian and selected to make a speech at the graduation. I knew right away this was something I wanted, because it would give me the voice I longed for to rail against the injustices within the prison system. I worked my tail off for three years amid the chaos of cell searches, quarantines, and lock downs. But in the end, it all paid off because I earned a 3.93 GPA and was selected the valedictorian.
Even though I haven’t been in the JROTC program long, I can already see improvements in myself. I had heard about JROTC and how it affected every student that went to the program, and it immediately got me interested. Before I started JROTC I was shy, unconfident, and undereducated about the history of the United States. My instructors strongly encourage and positively push me out of my comfort zone, mostly with public speaking. If you never leave your comfort zone, you’ll never change.
If I had been less tired that first night, creating the landing page would have been scary. Putting your ideas out there and finding that people don’t care as much as you do or that your idea is not a hair on fire problem can seem like the worst thing ever. It is not the worst thing, so create a landing page,