Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me. 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 &
In the meantime, I was in an AP class. I got behind in my school work and was unable to complete all of my work. When I got my results back, I got a decent grade even though I struggled with my course. I see this as a failure, but in the end I was successful because I over came the obstacle. Since the start of sophmore year, I was part of the Best Buddies club.
But that confidence soon began to subside. In elementary school, we would have an annual test that determined whether a student can be placed in an advance or tutorial reading class, and every year I would be placed into the advance reading courses, so when it came time to take the test, I knew there wasn’t anything for me to worry about. And even though my score was one of the highest in the class, I still ended up in a reading tutorial class. I was a little taken aback by it, but it didn’t stop me from my love of reading and writing and plus I could switch out of those classes is I showed improvement. So I did my best to try and show that I didn’t need the extra help like some others did, but all my hard work went in vain and I was never able to get out of the class.
I wouldn’t do a rough draft, an outline, I wouldn’t do anything but the final copy. Now my writing process consists of notes on what I can possibly put in my paper, an outline, two rough drafts edited by two different people and a final copy. Writing papers in college is a lot harder than it was in high school, but my paper quality has improved a lot. From my new writing process I have learned how to structure my sentences better, how editing helps myself and how every piece of information is important for a solid paper. In the beginning of the semester, outlines were a struggle to write, I was convinced they were pointless and useless.
I had my first official coding class last year, and I learned more than i thought i ever would. I was fortunate enough to have some friends as classmates, and be able to talk to them about the projects we had to complete. Being a freshman who has had no prior experience to coding, in a class full of people who have at least an idea of what methods, parameters, and booleans were made me feel inadequate. I tried my best to pretend like I was doing fine in the class, and that it was really easy, I was just taking my time to work on other things. But in reality, I struggled a lot.
Wisdom and the willingness to evolve for the better has helped me become successful in life. That success was in question during this semester when the work load became slightly more difficult than last semester. My grades started slipping in one of my classes, and the doubt crept in. However, taking the mandatory assessment test in Keys to Success revealed things about myself I never knew. The top three strengths on Pre-CRI are as follows.
This semester has been an ongoing challenge for me but has been an enjoyable one and I have not been presented with any impossible tasks. I have never been much of a writer, and during the course of this semester, I 've struggled to meet length requirements on the assigned essays. However, I do understand that not everyone is an excellent writer or even has to enjoy writing to get a good grade in this 1A class. From the start, with the first essay, I pushed myself to do my best and looked to multiple outlets to polish my writing, such as the online tutor, the writing center, the internet and the writer 's handbook. Additionally, I now see where I can make improvements in my writing to become a more refined college level writer and use what I learn here to help me with various degrees of my life outside of the classroom.
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.
Each day the end of homework marked the beginning extra Music Theory. Whether it was playing pre-recorded audio to identify chords or writing my own progressions there was always something to do to prepare for the upcoming AP. The impact of “playing catch-up” after a virtually useless semester was still evident in my score, but that aspect hardly mattered. At the end of the year, even though many students had higher averages than me, I was the one who received the student of the year award for Music Theory. I am still in shock that my teacher decided chose me, yet I in a sense understand his decision.
In the semester prior I had some challenges in my english class. The challenges weren’t really bad, but the challenges were affecting my grade. For example, I would procrastinate on doing the notes for “To kill a Mockingbird”, over the christmas break. Also, I found it harder to do the notes by myself than it was with a partner. For that reason i believe I wasn’t able to complete the notes for “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Even though there were some challenges I still passed the semester final on “To Kill A Mockingbird,” with a solid B. I turned in all my work and had no missing assignments.
This is my interpretation and hopeful explanation of this part of how we create our identity is influenced. I learned what I expected to learn and then some. It seems like the class taught me so much more than the rules, it taught me theory of what good teaching is. I feel like this course brought me one step closer to being a highly qualified educator by understanding what one is. I can see there is much to learn, but have an idea what that means now.
I learned much more about APA format than I thought I would such as in-text citations. I did not know in-text citations were so important until I took this class. It was great to understand the different types of plagiarism and different techniques to avoid plagiarizing. My weakest writing assets would have to be coming up with a great introduction and building my body so it runs smoothly. I had and am having trouble with
However, I felt like most of my development had occurred in year 6, and that the other years of work did not impact upon my exhibition result. Hence, I feel that year 6 was the best year for my academic progress for all subjects, particularly English. At the end of the exhibition, I was so pleased with my work, as I attained an A+ in the project. Consequently, I felt that, if I did not stay determined throughout the year, that I would not have produced a result as effective as that. Overall, as well as developing my own competence to write more effectively, a special thanks goes to my teacher who sought my problem from the start and kept me on track to achieve my goals.
Initially, when I first walked into class, I had no respect for writing papers or the class. However, as the weeks progressed and the weeks went by, I’ve slowly gained the respect that English deserves. While it is still fairly difficult for me to formulate my thoughts and turn them into cohesive, well-structured sentences and paragraphs, I now know that most of what I write now is so much better than what my writing was when we initially started. It is through practice and revision that my writing has improved. The moment we walked into class, we were faced with the first assignment, “Native Americans: Before and After.” I pondered the significance this assignment had to do with the class, as it seemed pointless at first glance.