After that embarrassing moment, I double check my capitalization always. In addition, I took my first advanced placement course during sophomore year: world history. World history had a notorious reputation on campus; everyone was afraid of the massive amounts of coursework. I decided to take world history, and I am so thankful that I did. I loved that class.
The way she helped me through this huge project has stuck with me to this day. As high school students we are told about this from our first day of freshmen year. I was more than terrified. For one, I hated essays or just writing in general, so getting this huge project was scary. Senior/graduation project is a big project you are given senior year that has a ten page essay, along with multiple assignments surrounding
I was not confident in my writing before, but now I am. Professor Karl taught me ways to incorporate new techniques into my writing, as well as following the proper rules required by the University. Furthermore, the textbook was a life saver, it reminded me of small details that I learned back in high school that are quite important when writing a paper. Subsequently, I will continue to practice my writing and incorporate everything that I learned throughout this course in the future. Learning never stops and I’m always open to learning new techniques that will help me become a better writer.
The pain and agony due to the fact that I might not be prepared for college class was on my shoulders. Since day one of highschool, my biggest desire throughout school was to be engaged in learning while being well prepared for the next step in life: college. What class was the answer to this class desired? It was in a meeting with my guidance counselor in eighth grade that struck me and sparked the interest in my heart to do well. All of my highschool career I have never known what it actually meant to do well and be ¨successful.¨ The abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, in the front row of Dual Enrollment English 111; this idea regarded what it means to be successful and obtain a good work ethic while producing a high quality essay.
And that they’re changing all the time. This belief stuck with me up until now, and this year in my history class it’s been reinforced. I found out last semester that I had a big passion for history. My favorite thing about all of it is the way things affect other things, and the way things change. One of the main themes I encounter in the class though, is the connection to the modern day, and you’d be surprised how many connections you can make with the world a thousand years ago, and the world now.
As a Junior in his English class, Mawi needs to get a 96 on the final to get an A in the class. Unfortunately, this teacher is said to have impossible finals. “There was only one way I could ace the final: reread every book that we had covered. Take notes and have them fresh in my mind. So I did it… The test was as hard as I thought it would be.
I have learned so much from my high school american history course so far and I’m genuinely shocked by how interesting the information we are learning is. When I generally think about history it bores me but when I started learning about history this year everything changed. I think it’s very important to know history because without those historic events we quite possibly wouldn’t be where we are today. So that’s what I will be trying to do. Teach.
A strategy I was taught much earlier in life is chunking and analyzing sections of the text. It is a basic strategy everyone is taught. But within the first 6 weeks of high school my take on chunking and analyzing text got a complete makeover. I was looking critically into text and zooming in on ideas and concepts like never before. It’s almost crazy looking back and thinking, “How was I not doing this before?” With my adjusted and improved strategy, I was ready to take on close and critical reading.
In my early high school years I was in my first Spanish class. The class was extremely difficult and many students struggled with the class including myself. As the end of the year came it was time for the final exam. On the first day of testing, the student aid of the class was able to take a picture of answer key scantron used for grading. This picture was sent to one person, who sent it to another, who sent it to the whole class and sure enough the next day for the final exam I personally knew that over half the class had the picture of the 100% scantron on their phones and used it for the exam to get an A.