We were so exhausted from classes and high school life that even a mark on the wall distracted us. In order to overcome this issue, we all agreed to work effectively during our school hours so we could all go home to resume our regular activities. Furthermore, knowing my classmates for four years and having the same classes with them is definitely an important factor that led us to find the right learning strategy. Studying after school was obviously not an efficient way since it takes serious discipline from everyone involved to remain concentrated after 8 hours of learning and planning. Ultimately, a positive learning experience depends in your environment, resources, and people around
“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so, Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something (Thoreau).” Many college students look to get through college by any means even breaking the concept of academic integrity. Few students strive to go beyond the pathways of cheating even if it is morally wrong. Academic integrity is more of a moral code.
Nationwide reform of such a small topic compared to other more detrimental issues plaguing the nation makes it unlikely that high schools across the country will make the changes necessary for class rank to accurately display students’ abilities and work ethic. In addition to the flaws with the actual system, class rank causes many problems with students in schools. Class rank encourages competition among students, which causes stress and pressure to be the best. This pressure is unhealthy because students put their grades above their physical health. Even though class rank is supposedly an accurate way to calculate who will succeed in college and who will not, the effects on students and the inconsistencies in how class rank is calculated outweighs the benefits and proves that it will benefit students nationwide if class rank is no longer
Do you think that schools should pay students for good grades? Well, I do not think so and here are many reasons why. Schools cannot just give money to students for good grades. Students should be willing to get good grades because they want to get into a good college, into a good job, and make money on their own. Paying students for good grades can lead to problems in the classrooms.
Although this student is very bright and dreams of one day going to college, her performance on previous high-stakes testing has placed her in lower achieving classrooms. In these classrooms, Lucy is taught by poor teachers and surrounded by unmotivated students. Much like this young girl, the majority of students that have completed public schooling are familiar with the high-stakes testing and tracking
Jessica Krob is a sixteen year old girl who just had her life turned upside down. She just recently moved from Springfield, Missouri to Leachville, Arkansas, and is currently experiencing culture shock. Jessica had to leave all of her friends behind and wonderful school, but she has welcomed this adventure with an open mind and a positive attitude. Transferring high schools has been hard for Jessica, although changing high schools has allowed her the opportunity of graduating a year early. Once she set her goal of graduating a year earlier, she was determined to do well and overcome all of the challenges, because she believes life is boring if it is not difficult.
I had decided to peruse this 3/C because her conduct and aptitude grade had fallen significantly since last semester. It was apparent that she had been struggling, so I decided to counsel her to help her get back on a successful track. Since the beginning of plebe year this midshipmen was not only loved by her classmates, but she excelled in sports and stayed out of trouble; however, this semester was quite the opposite. I chose to rectify or rather help the 3/C guide herself
Every parent wants their son or daughter to get good grades but my parents wanted me to have perfect grades since then, I have had an issue perfectionism. In high school, I had done well in classes. But now that I am in the second semester of college, I am shattering apart even though in the prior semester I was on the Dean’s list. I have so much pressure in college classes, not to
The amphitheater was full of people when Stephanie walked in to take her final exam before graduation. She hoped that some of the experiments she had done during her three years of studying would made it easier to graduate and not worry about grades. However every one of her professors told her the same exact thing, ’’Despite your achievements you still need good grades to graduate top of your class. We value your efforts to create new elements or make a difference in this world but you need to read your textbooks and pass your classes to have academic success. She had passed all her other classes leaving quantum physics as the last course because she found it less interesting than all the others.
When considering the choice of paying students for good grades or not, the choice should definitely be paying students. Students don't get paid for grades, They will continue to identify school as an obstacle, not as a place to learn. The college dropout rate will continue to go higher leaving us with the society that isn't very well- educated. If our country continues to produce uneducated students, then we won’t be able to innovate, accomplish better things. This is why students should be paid for
They argue that the real issue lies with the fact that colleges rely too heavily on the SAT in admission decisions. Scores of studies have shown that the SAT and ACT are poor indicators of students’ future success in college. Despite this, many colleges will still use these tests to weed out students who scored low, students that they predict will perform poorly in college, regardless of their levels of achievement, academic or otherwise, outside of standardized testing. This results in high numbers of students of color, who traditionally score lower on standardized tests, getting left out of the admissions process - because they’re being predicted not to do
I am writing to request an intra-district transfer for my child, Adara Hansard, under the Texas Education Code, Sec. 25.0342. Adara is 14 years old, currently living at 4415 Whispering Valley Dr. and attending Anderson High in the fall for her freshman year. She has been a victim of bullying throughout her 7th and 8th grade years at Murchison from several of her peers, creating what I believe to be a toxic and unsuitable educational environment for my child that has caused her to be notably afraid of her transition into Anderson High. She struggled with acceptance from peers and the social life she cultivated at Murchison had a huge impact on her mental well-being, resulting in the need for therapy from Mandy Young, an LPC who specializes in anxiety and social skills issues of children and adolescents who have difficulty fitting in or having success at school, and later on psychiatric help resulting in depression, sleep, and anxiety medication.
One of the girls in the film talks about how she didn’t even go to school on a regular basis, because she didn’t like it. She felt as though the people in power were bringing her down. Another young man talks about how society somehow allows, and even pushes for people like him to drop out of school. After taking these courses, they were able to feel welcome and loved that they succeeded and graduated high school. 4.)