Improving my grades meant I no longer needed a tutor so
It wasn’t until the first semester was almost over that I started to feel like I was beginning to fit in. I started hanging out with people, enjoying lunch, and loving school again. And why? All because I didn’t feel like an outsider anymore.
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.
Sixth Grade So Far… It really isn’t what I thought it was going to be. I thought Sixth grade was going to be really scary and hard, but it’s not super hard even though there’s more homework than in elementary. It’s easy to get to classes on time even with just four minute Passing periods.
Our teacher split us up into groups and we had to make a presentation about the Middle Ages. The class was small and nobody really knew each other that well. The material was especially hard for most of us to understand because this was the very first AP class we had taken and we were not yet acclimated to the level of difficulty the class possessed. It took a long time for us to get used to the complex wording of the textbook, but eventually we were able to finish our presentation. Creating conference calls on skype was extremely useful because it allowed us to work on our presentation outside of school.
High School High school has been pretty good to me this far. I really have not had a problem with any of my teachers, and I’ve made a lot of new friends. A big reason on why I have liked it so much is because freshman year went by like a flash. All I can really remember is moments of me showing how immature I was at that point. A big memory was me not being able to shut my mouth in my english class.
Each class was filled with strangers I had never seen before. The first thing that popped into my mind was how will I make friends and where I would sit at lunch time. This went on for a while until I made new friends through my old friends. Those new friends are still my friends even to this day, which I am thankful for. Making these friends made
In high school, writing papers was never an issue for me. I would often start my papers the night before they were due, full of energy due to the amount of caffeine I had in my system. One of the main reasons that I received high grades on my papers was not because I was under pressure, but because I knew what my teachers wanted to hear. Growing up in a small town and having a teacher as a mom, I knew most of my teachers personally. When I wrote essays, I was not writing about something I was passionate about; I was writing about what I knew my teachers would agree with.
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.
In the podcast “Lower Income, Higher Ed” NPR reporter Cuvvy Perpaterson ( I believe that’s what she said) discussed the issues high school students in D.C. face while applying and attending University. Perpaterson describes her interaction with one teenager; Christopher. He is a first-generation college student. “Christopher grew up in one of the poorest parts of Washington, D.C. He and his mother went through frequent bouts of homelessness when he went to high school — often staying in shelters.”