In room 303, I have had the great opportunity and pleasure of learning some of the most influential as well as important poems ever written. When I approached room 303 at the beginning of the year I had the same negative attitude towards the class like I do all the others. I quickly found out that Mr. McGee has an incredible gift of teaching. He makes it interesting as well as enjoyable and I appreciate that very much because I have a hard time in school. I want to get out as fast as I can but, everyday I look forward to the lectures that are given to myself and my peers.
These classes are more rigorous than the regulars classes offered at my school. The classes have made me focus a lot on my studies and how to ration out my time properly to do well in the class. Thus, making me better at time management and also improved my study skills. Last year i was inducted into NHS, which has made me a lot more responsible. I’ve had to volunteer in the community which is actually great to experience.
In writing 121 I have faced many challenge and luckily with time I have over come them. When class first started I felt that we had a huge work load; it was hard--still is--to finish in time. The homework and essays required such critical thinking and cross analyzing that it made it challenging for me to complete my work. However other factors, such as what was going on in my outside of school, or family life contributed to the problem as well. Despite that I was always taught to finish what you started, so I never gave up and did all the work even if it was late.
Now, my senior English class takes place in this same room. I’ve watched myself change in this room, and now I’m revisiting the room that saw the biggest change in my thinking in the classroom and outside. It is important to add that the class I was put in sophomore year was already harder than my previous level and something I was nervous for. However, this class turned out to be harder in a way I could never imagine. It sparked academic interest and curiosity; it ignited a new mindset.
More than anything Patton wanted to do well at West Point. He spent many hours studying and even sometimes got up before dawn to study even more. It was hard for Patton to watch other students study less and do better than he did. His superiors did appreciate however his drive to succeed and his performance during drills. With that, they gave him permission to repeat his first year over again.
This semester in modern has been by far my favorite. When we started this semester with Limón technique and you said we were going to be tested on it after a few classes I actually got nervous. I remembered back to my first semester here at Coker and having Limón technique for the first time. I felt at the end of the semester I learned a lot about this technique but I felt that I had a lot of room to still investigate with this unfamiliar technique. I felt what helped me bring this technique back in to my body was talking as a class about the important aspects of Limón technique.
Before I came to NDSU, I had many expectations for what college was going to be like. Many of my expectations were correct while others have not been as correct. My first month at NDSU has been filled with many new and interesting experiences for me. Throughout this first month, I have had the opportunity to meet many new people, attend classes, and have plenty of free time. Each of these opportunities has consisted of both good and bad experiences; however, I have been able to learn and grow from all of these experiences.
My most difficult class, Economics, was particularly challenging, and while I enjoyed my teacher, I found him very intimidating. Nonetheless, I continually reached out to my him before and after class to cement my understanding of the material. On my progress report mid-semester, he noted that I was his most persistent student and he enjoyed having me in his class. I finished my first semester once again with A 's and B 's (and a new favorite teacher). While I would definitely not call my concussion an accomplishment, it gave me an opportunity to experience many accomplishments.
During the spring 2016 semester I enrolled in physics II, organic chemistry II, and biochemistry, while also being a student researcher and participating in extracurricular activities. The combination of all of this left me feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed, to say the least, but I found a way to balance it all and still maintain good grades. I owe my ability to endure that semester to my ambition and the supportive community at Spelman. It was ambition that helped me through this difficult semester. My strong desire to learn the necessary material and have a satisfactory grade helped me by allowing me to expend all my possible resources to achieve the outcome I wanted.
Hardships will change your life for the better and prepare you for what’s to come. The hardships in highschool that students go through are well worth it. All those hours of studying, learning, lack of sleep, and stress will pay off in the long run. High school has been preparing students for what they are going to encounter in the real world like work and college. Many famous people have gone through hardships at some point of their lives.