I watch a lot of Youtube on my free time because when I get done with all my homework and chores around the house I chill. I don’t have many plans after school but I’ll take it one day at a time. Those are my plans for academic success. One of my academic plans is to pass all my classes with a C average.
I was even placed in honor classes, yet those classes still turned out to be quite easy for me. I had nothing less than an A, but that was all about to change once I got to high school. I had already missed the first four days of my freshman year, so I was already lagging behind. But the one class that I never seemed to stay afloat in was my Honors English 1 class. I was never good on tests, essays, or simple reading assignments.
I struggled in class, but was in denial that it I could find help to improve. So I decided AP Lang was not for me, and I took English 11. Let me tell you, it was not one of my best decisions. The assignments were very easy, I always got an A, and my work was always kept as an example.
This semester I read the books con academy and partially through touching spirit bear. This was an insane to see myself even do that I have not read a single book since the 5th grade. My goal was to read 2 books this semester, I thought that it would be hard but not impossible. Turns out it was harder than I thought it would be, I barely got through one. Reading is a fun experience but a really hard one to focus on.
The very first months of my 7th grade year were tough, as I didn't fully comprehend the language. I felt detached from people, because I couldn't start a conversation neither understand what they were saying. I only spoke to the few people who speak Spanish in my classes, only a few. Every day in class, all I could hear were mumblings coming from everyone, except words a third grader knows. I was taking a Spanish class, a class in where they were teaching my own language, and so I realized I didn’t needed the class.
I would be more lost than I already am, since only real goal throughout my life has been to get good grades. It’s a double-edged sword in my life. Grades are the reason for my stress since I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my work, but maintaining high grades is pretty much the only goal I have right now. If I didn’t have the goal to maintain high grades, I would just be lazing around doing nothing with my life. I’m also very grateful to be able to have an education.
In my first semester on primary school, I was ranked 48th out of 60 students but surprisingly, I was 15th the next semester and 7th in my third semester. Since then I keep improving myself until now on my last year of senior high school, I am the first in my class. I don’t mean to show off but I can’t really resist the temptation because I worked my way out all the way from the bottom to this point. I’m not brilliant, my intelligence isn’t innate then why should you have me as student in your school?
My reading was very poor and my writing and spelling was even worse. No matter how hard I tried, I could still not spell or read well. At the age of 10, my mum decided to take me to get tested for dyslexia as my reading, writing and spelling for my age was still extremely poor. After the vigorous testing, it was discovered that I suffered from severe dyslexia. I was encouraged to read and write more.
It made sense to me. I never had a moment in time where I wanted to give up in an english class because it was hard. As those 2 Failures on my transcript indicate, that was not the case for me in math. With time to look over the outcome I realized I gave up. After I was out of school for around a month after my ACL surgery it was hard to catch up
I tend to debate if my explanations are correct and clear. As mentioned earlier I’m well with sticking to a position but I still have an uncertainty with making proper reasoning. For instance, I always ask myself if this part of my essay be included. To be more specific, I tend not to have the best possible structured syntax and grammar.
Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why? Intro:I never find a way where I can easily start writing with no problem. I am either too distracted, too bored, or trying too hard to focus that I actually don’t get anything done. Forcing myself to sit down and focus doesn’t give me a great start, it worsens my mind because I’m feeling more pressured.
When I turned into a freshman, I decided to transfer to a deaf school for my high school years and graduated there. By then, my struggles with my writing and reading were improving by working hard. IN my freshman, there was an English teacher, Mrs. Copeland-Samaripa, a strict teacher I ever had seen and I failed this class once because of lack of my doing in homework and tests. I didn’t want to repeat the grade so I decided to work hard by studying notes for test and turned homework in on time.
We had to write about hate groups, and how they affected people around them. After hearing about this, my anxiety levels went through the roof, in middle school, we wrote no more than two paragraphs. To say that my confidence in my writing ability was low, was a bit of an understatement. I could state my ideas as good as anybody else. Putting those ideas onto paper, however, was something that has always eluded me.