After the first semester, then I started picking up with speech and asset but was not that much. I started taking the science class from the second semester. Some of the topics were okay to go with and some were hard and difficult.
I was ecstatic! I thought it would be a good thing for an AP course to be easy, as I was not thinking about the AP exam then. My first AP class, and it was going to be an easy A. Little did I know it was going to be almost the opposite. The first day of sophomore year rolled around and it was time to step foot into Mrs. Burrell’s class.
I am taking your class due to several reasons, including preparation as the main reason. By taking Pre-calculus, I want to feel prepared to take AP calculus by learning the basic principles behind Calculus. In terms of academic goals, I want to score a high grade that signifies my ability of being able to learn calculus. In order to attain a high grade, I feel that it is necessary to ensure that I understand the notes that I am writing down, to ensure that I understand the answers I write down for homework problems, and to ensure passing test grades by studying.
“Here’s the truth. I didn’t think of myself as a math major, either,” says McKellar. “I’d gotten a five on the AP Calculus test. But when I got to college and thought about taking a math class, I still didn’t think I’d be good at it. Then I said, wait a minute.
AP classes can be very beneficial to students. These courses reduce the amount of money and time spent in college. They also are more beneficial than college intro classes. Lastly, these classes help prepare you for the workload of college. AP courses reduce the time you have to spend in college.
I remember one of the organization representatives telling me and my fellow classmates that taking only one AP class would cause college admissions to take a second or third look at our applications and how attractive AP classes were to college admissions offices. Obviously, this convinced me. I knew I wanted to start applying to colleges with my best foot forward. Although I was unsure about my placement in this course, and I struggled to keep up in the beginning, ultimately, I am grateful that I was put in this course because of my personal and academic growth as a result of this
I am also well aware that computer science major requires a strong math background, so I pushed myself to take advanced math courses in my high school. It was a risky choice since, I knew my math was not as strong as my brother, however I was confident that I would work very hard in order to overcome my obstacles. For the first few months in my Ap Calculus class, my grade was a solid C. I was devastated, yet I had a premonition that I would not do well, therefore I decided to study even harder than before. HOwever, I decided to review how I would
A year ago today I had my eyes set on attending an university in the UK. My immediate family was planning to move to Italy after I graduated and to stay there for roughly three years. All while the maternal side of my family was already in Croatia. It seemed to me that for once in a long time, the majority of my loved ones and I would be on the same continent for a couple years. As winter faded away and spring thankfully arrived with the news of receiving an offer from a british University, I buckled down and started self studying for the AP exams I needed to receive a five on; in order to meet their offer requirements.
I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
I have taken honors/ dual classes in algebra II, biology, pre-cal, american history, english, and geometry. These classes have of course shown to be quite difficult at times, but I stayed determined and finished the course proud in the end. I have learned that by taking these challenging courses has helped me push myself even more, enough to understand balance. I know when something becomes too much, and when I should step back and evaluate where I am in that situation. This will help me in the future with other important times in my future
I’m not the smartest, I never have been. This test had made me feel the dumbest as I have felt in a while. So I didn't study for this exam, or really even follow along this curriculum all year. Fine! I guess it was time to be a teen, and cram.
There was no doubt in my mind that I tried my hardest in the classes; I just did not have as much faith in myself when it came to the test day. In AP U.S. History, I did my homework religiously every weekend on Sunday afternoons by delving into each chapter as much as possible and enjoying what I was reading. For AP Language and Composition by creating a word wall in my room in order to improve my vocabulary. All the weekends spent doing homework and more for these classes paid off in a way I never would have imagined. I finally was able to believe my hard work towards achieving a goal could actually be rewarded.
The class had become an unnecessary blight on my otherwise fine transcript. The hardest part of bringing my grade up was not the work it entailed, but rather swallowing my pride. In a class filled with a myriad of talented and intelligent students it felt like I was the only one struggling with this course. Nevertheless I attended student hours and tutoring every week. Each day the end of homework marked the beginning extra Music Theory.
As a sophomore, I dove head first into the wonderful world of Calculus and took AP Calculus BC. As a junior I took Calculus III and I am currently taking Applied Differential Equations at Drake University. The years of advanced math classes changed the way I thought and learned. It opened up my brain to try new things and apply my intelligence outside the