Although I was able to pass the class, and the passing grade on my AP test meant I got my grade boosted to an ‘A’ automatically, the failure I felt in the first couple of months was unlike anything I had experienced at that point. If I had not been desperate to find a better way to study, I wouldn’t have discovered that music soundtrack, and I might never have discovered Sierra Boggess and her powerful quotes. Even though I wasn’t happy at the time with my abysmal test and quiz scores, I’m glad I was able to learn this lesson that I am already enough, as it has changed my entire outlook on life so much. Now the next time I’m disappointed with a test score, or angry with myself for messing something up, I will be able to remind myself that I am always
My Writing Experience I have never been good writing, I was never really exposed to it until my tenth grade year in high school. It was my first year at Clinton High school, August 17, 2013, I had the hardest english teacher in my grade. I already had imagined how that year was going to go. Looking back at it now it was not as bad I thought it would be I learned a lot from that class. The beginning of the year started of rough as we started writing our first essay.
This, however, turned out to be a horrible mistake. Monday was an exciting day for me as I had just placed third in the state the day before and was still floating on cloud nine. I walked into AP Chemistry and my day was single-handedly destroyed by my teacher announcing everyone would take the test that class period. The other HOSA competitor and I endeavored to remind
In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school. Their just their just their to teach the students who want to make it in life and some do not care if you pass or not. My grades have changed since I first started high school they were really good at first but then I got side tracked thinking I would pull up my grades last minute. I was horribly wrong and realized that it wasn’t as easy as middle school. My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation.
Though I lived near family, it was a hard experience. Everything I learned growing up, all of the struggles, became assets. Supporting myself became my fully time job. Fitting school in wasn’t an option. But, I still had extra time.
That was the first month in my high school, in a Language and Arts class. Our English teacher Mr. Peterson let us read an eight pages article and wrote three paragraphs journal about our opinions. It was easy for my classmates because they were all Americans, but it was hard for me. I was the only one who cannot finish that in-class assignment, so I just
Every student starting middle school has a conflict in making new friends the first days of school. Me myself also had problems making new friends because I was very shy. Fortunately I had one of my friends from elementary school. Although I'd love to tell you the way I made friends I changed over the year to survive middle school. Overall I was a good student in elementary, but I had many flaws and I still do.
The transition from middle school to high school was a big change for me. The 3 reasons why the transition was a big change for me was because I don't have classes with my friends, I don't have effective teachers, and my curfew was extended when I entered high school. Having to adapt to this change has been hard for me, but slowly I am getting used to it. Having different classes from my friends is one of the reasons why the transition from middle school to high school was a big change for me. For example, in middle school, I had all my class with my best friends.
There was a huge gap between being popular and being a nerd and not everyone could be in group 1 unless they had poor grades and had an interest in sports or entertainment. Also, whenever the teachers passed by in school, they gave more attention to group 1 and 2s by laughing with them and encouraging them on achieving the best in life and left us to be alone as they thought we were already smart so we needed no motivation. We felt unloved and unadmired by everyone but we kept on studying and gaining 100% instead of
I began to think that I was not alone in thinking that I would mess up and be awkward the first day of school. Obviously, my parents had told me as most parents do that being nervous is healthy, natural, and normal. They also said that everyone else would be just as nervous as me or more nervous. However, I did not believe them. How many times does someone believe their parents when they are in middle school anyways?
I 've always been told that life will knock you down, but it 's getting back up that shows your true character. My whole life has been a series of ups and downs. As a child I always struggled in school. I never got horrible grades, but I certainly wasn 't the best student. After trying for many years to get better grades with little to no success, I gave up on trying and just accepted whatever grade I ended up with.
I was not in the so called “Redcoat Land’ of Berlin where everyone was perfect. This surprised me because in all my years of going to Berlin Public Schools no one had ever negatively critiqued my writing. In 4th grade my teacher specifically told be that my writing was unclear and didn 't give enough details. Then in 5th grade, my teacher constantly told me I needed to work on my writing skills even though I won the DARE essay contest for our grade. In Elementary school they would give you scores out of 6, 4 was average and 5 or 6 was outstanding.
This year I tutored middle school students. I contributed by always managing to make it whenever I didn’t work and by helping students do their best. My goals last semester was for us to communicate better, we had trouble communicating with the teacher. As a group we didn’t really feel acquainted to her and it was hard for us to communicate. This was one of our challenges because she wasn’t the best person to talk to.
My literacy background started out rough. I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was in first grade, but before that my teachers knew I had trouble writing and identifying my letters. I was taken out of recess and free time in kindergarden to work on flash cards in the hall with my teacher, which made me feel I was being punished. I was continued to be pulled out of classes and special activities that other students were doing to work one on one with a teacher or an aid on reading and writing skills. This I feel is the reason I hated literacy until high school.