The third step is to set aside time to work on any papers or homeworks for all classes so that I do not feel pressured or rushed. By dedicating at least 1-2 hours per day on the weekends to schoolwork, I can manage my workload without feeling overburdened. The final step is the limit or work around procrastination. If I couldn’t get rid of this habit up until now, it would be near impossible to do so within the next few months. The next best option is to learn how to manage my procrastination so that I can still get work done.
Thus, my mother decided that I will change my school the next year so for me to transfer I had to really work hard in the last term, term 3, so I can get accepted as an 11th grader. For the next two months that was left of the school year, I stayed up late to study and went to my teachers to seek help. I was eager to show everyone that I can pass this school year. After the two months, I sat for my final exams. I was so nervous and afraid of failing that I will stop my exam for a few minutes to just focus again.
New school, making new friends, and getting used to the school. My sophomore year I transferred from Shaw High School. I really didn’t want to go here I would have preferred to stay at shaw, but I couldn’t. Sophomore was my worst year of high school. When I first started Collinwood High School, they didn’t have my transcript over from Shaw so for a month I had to take ninth grade classes.
My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before. I began slacking off inside as well as outside of the classroom. I stopped doing homework to my best ability’s, stopped studying for tests, and worst of all I was lying to my mother. For almost four months I treated my mother poorly. I constantly lied to her face about how my grades were.
I’ll just look for the answers when the test comes.” So that’s what I tried to do. A week later my teacher gave us the test scores back. I got an F. Moral of the story is reading is important. Just like in Fahrenheit 451. Montag wanted to read books but it was illegal, so he had to sneak the books from the firehouse.
As well as the fact that I’m horrible at all my english classes, it might be a good idea to get those improved. 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. The reason I want a C is because my mom never wants an F or a low D in my grade book.
If you offered me a chance to go back and be prepared for college in the typical way I would have to decline. I love the fact that I know no matter what who I am and what I believe in. Maybe I will struggle in some classes but theres always someone you can ask for help when it comes to that. If you lose yourself your the only person who can help you and I do not want to have to face that struggle ever
In the poem, “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” by Shel Silverstein, the theme, don’t procrastinate, connects to my life. For example, when I was in fifth grade, I had to complete Math worksheets as a morning warm up. If I didn’t finish those worksheets, I would have to keep it in my folder to hand in later. Same thing goes for Reading and Social Studies homework. Instead of doing my work like I was supposed to do, I completely slacked off on it.
A Louisiana school showed their highest achievement in their 3rd grade classes, linking it to their four-day school week switch (Yarbrough and Gilman82). Even the School Board News says four-day weeks are showing improvement (Ray). When they studied two districts, one with a four-day week and one a regular five-day week, the four-day school weeks’ ACT scores rose above state averages (Ray). Merryville’s district spokesperson, Daniele LeMarie, said, “‘ACT scores are above state averages and have risen from average of 18.7 the four years before the four-day, four-period block to 20 since’” (Chemlynski). With a four-day school week helping schools and students, the only other people to help is the parents.
It was the day that I’ve been waiting for over 3 years. A day that would finally let me be normal like everyone else and have the choices as other people without being ridiculed by the teachers that saw me as unqualified to be taught in a standard way. Thanks to my mom thinking that it would be a marvelous idea to have me be placed in special education due to my lack of effort taking reading comprehension test. I was placed in special education at the end of 5th grade, and sought to see the end of it. That day would eventually come on early April of 2015, where I was called upon to the office during class in 8th grade.
Over the years, I have been taught discipline and endurance, which ultimately led to my academic success. Since the age of four, I have attended various math and writing classes, closing the initial gap between me and my classmates. Also, I spent my eighth-grade year at BASIS Ahwatukee, similar to the KIPP Academy mentioned in Outliers, where teachers drill academic proficiency into the students’ minds. As a middle schooler, I took eight classes a day, three of which were required science courses. These circumstances represent the “rice paddy” analogy where you can use grit and diligence to wipe away any disadvantage.
Me and my mom had to go to kealakehe school to see what I need for me to get in this class and they told me that I needed a state ID. I went to the DMV and I got my ID they I was registered for the GED. After waiting for couple weeks I have to take a test for math and readying to see what class I 'm supposed to be in because there was different level of classes. But as I was euphoric of doing what I can do to get my GED I was most likely over getting that GED because the person that had my case had no chance of answering my phone calls an I wasn 't moving anywhere with my education but I ended up going back for a little while then just never go after that I ended up staying home the rest of that school year. As summer came I wanted to make right choices so I decided to call the school and ask for the regaitor and I asked what I can do for me to make my credits up for my junior year and she told me that there where correspondence classes I can take but it costed money but for me an my family had put money into the corresponding classes and I got it an I have and I 'm trying to finish it so I can walk the line.
I would use this day to allow the students to have independent work and practice time to work on the different properties that we studied during the week. I would have 4-5 activities picked out and ready for the students to work on. The first activity that I would have the students work on is an instructional math game on the laptops. The game is from Math Blaster and explains to students that a+b=b+a (commutative property), and then provides an example of this with numbers; (example- 3+6=9 and 6+3=9 or 9-6=3). Students would also be able to do an instructional computer game on the Associative property of addition.
Owen, I am very concerned about your progress. You have been honest with me and said that you are not keeping your class well organized as they should be. Missing classes and assignments will case a serious impact on your final grades. You need to catch up with all your classes and reading during this weekend. Let me know if you need any additional support to get you in good shape on your classes again.