In this six-year period, I suffered a lot from study pressure physically and psychologically because I had to give up all my hobbies and spare all my leisure time working on the college entrance exam questions. But my memories about middle school were not just awful, I also had a wonderful time with my classmates and friends who shared the happiness and sadness, ups and downs with me throughout these six years. Learning and life experience in secondary school was totally different from that in primary school. But for most Chinese students, the only purpose of attending high school is to maintain an excellent academic record, pass the college entrance exam and enter a top university. But that was not how I saw it.
Taking college credit during high school will save many people money and time in college. Choosing to take the challenging classes will keep seniors focused. Quote As previously stated seniors can get nervous for the upcoming year with college ahead. A quote from Cyr(2015) says, a person might feel comfortable where they are at in life, but if he or she doesn’t step out of the comfort zone, he or she may never know what is out in the world (Cyr, 2015). Getting ready and prepared for college is stepping out of a comfort zone.
As of recently, I’ve been putting all of my deadlines and important dates regarding my classes into my calender so that I can organize my time better. I’ve also been trying to set more time aside for studying instead of just trying to always cram information the night before. Studying has always been especially diffuclt for me because I get distracted so easily, but now I am trying to create study sheets and I use index cards to keep myself more focused when studying. Also, I am trying to organize my notes differently and I no longer throw out anything that I recive during class. During high school, I always “misplaced” or just threw out old tests or old homework assignments, but now I realize how keeping everything is so helpful to
I, first, met frustration in 10th grade when I scored D in first essay in my life and it was when I first realized I needed to try harder than what I did in the past. By recommend from my counselor, I decided to take first regular English class in 10th grade; I still got help from ELD class but having regular English class with my 2 years of English knowledge, it was very challenging. Nevertheless, there’s no “give up” in my vocabulary. During class, I could maintain same pace with my classmates by helped from my pink electronic dictionary and at home, I frequently stayed up late to preview the lecture for tomorrow or studying English. As a result, I finished English 10 with A, and the status between my classmates and I totally changed.
The success story that I value the most is my own success story of finishing my education and earning my Bachelor Degree. Because for me the road to obtain my degree was difficult and emotional. When I was a juvenile I made choices without thinking about the consequences and one decision that I regret the most almost cost me everything. When I was seventeen years old and a senior in high school, I hung around with the wrong crowd whose only interest was having a social life and having fun. The decision that I made that almost cost me everything was overdosing during school hours and being rushed to the hospital because of my action.
An example of this would be, in a prerequisite math class place accounting majors together with the emphasis on relating it to our future accounting courses. By doing this, students would actually excel in putting more time and effort into those classes. As a college student myself, I would value this prerequisite math class for accounting just as much as I would for a course in my actual field because it has future value. Being a freshman in college, I am very discouraged about only taking prerequisite classes my first year since they are somewhat of a repeat to classes I have completed years prior. To change this attitude of not only me, but others, cutting back on the amount of required prerequisite classes could get students more eager to complete them and move onto courses for their career at a quicker pace.
Attending a small high school has aided in my development as an individual in a variety of ways. To begin, as someone who dislikes voluminous classrooms, my high school has allowed me to fully commit myself to my academics and relationships without feeling overwhelmed by an abundant group of peers. Based on this, I challenged myself by taking two college courses both my junior and senior year and, due to the class sizes, I felt comfortable being myself without the added pressure. Likewise, I have obtained a small group of supportive, constructive, and dedicated friends who encourage me everyday to step out of my comfort zone and be myself. Therefore, my unpretentious high school has taught me to engage in conversations with people I know little about, urged me to build a reputation that was representative of my authentic self, and to treat my relationships with value because I understand how rare genuine friendships can be.
For example, I took developmental courses before I took my major courses. I did well in my developmental courses. English and math are very easy for me, so after my developmental courses, I thought I could study four courses at the same time. However, after I started to take my major, everything is different from developmental courses. Everyday, I had to spend two hours to remember the words from business and economic class because I did study these words in the developmental education.
The impact of homework has on students Homework is a major part of our school life. Teachers always tell you to hand in your homework on time or else you will face different consequences. After spending eight hours studying at school, all you want to do at home is relax, spending time with your family, hanging out with your friends, doing your chores, etc. With homework, you won’t have enough time to do any of those. Homework takes up a lot of your time, and some of us have to go to academy so we won’t even have enough time to do it.
Thankfully, this was my last class, so afterwards I could just head home, relax, and forget about all I had realized that day. That wasn't the case. When I had gotten home around 3 p.m., I had tried to begin on my 15 math problems I had been assigned. I ended up procrastinating for two hours, until my dad had come home, and began his nightly routine. My eyes widened as I started to see his unhealthy habits unwind in front of me, this time with a whole new perspective and heightened remembrance of all his behaviors that happened before.