Did you know that “distracted driving” was the 2009 word of the year according to Webster’s Dictionary? But unfortunately, this is no passing fad. Distracted driving has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people were killed and a half million more were injured in distracted driving crashes. For those who think they can do two things at once, think about this: According to a study by Carnegie Mellon, driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent.
I have been writing important due dates and events on them. Prior to this, I would remember information solely through memorization. The planner has helped to improve my organization skills. No longer do I complete the assignment the night before and my grades demonstrate the change. In order to make sure I have sufficient time to complete each task, I have formulated time frames.
My “supernatural aid” would come from all my teachers educating me so I am able to get into college and my parents who constantly remind and push me towards my goal. My “threshold would most likely be the transfer of my sophomore year of high school into my junior year. At this point in my life, I am slowly becoming an adult and taking on more responsibilities and starting to make larger life decisions. At this point in my life, I am passing into what will be some of the most important years of my life. My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears.
At the end of the journey, I had gained a lot from these 4 years, but it also prepared me for my next journey, my journey through university. In conclusion, both the archetypes of the student and the journey have a big role in my life. Understanding both archetypes helped me through my years at high school and will hopefully help me in the future years to
As the first semester of my sophomore year, and the first semester as a FIG mentor, come to a close, I realize what an adventure it was. Being a FIG mentor, I was introduced to new challenges, such a becoming leader and educator for the incoming class, to overcoming my shyness and increasing my communication skills in order to relay effectively the goals I had for the students. Overall, the FIG program has contributed to my overall growth as a student and has helped me prepare not only for my future as a professional in my chosen career field, but as a global citizen on this planet. One of the major challenges I faced entering the year was communicating with students. I often become extremely nervous and flustered when speaking in front
In my school and community, we have found that there is a large setback with the incoming freshmen and their ability to adapt to the new atmosphere and changes of high school. They either have social problems, home life problems, or high school is just a huge change for them. Six years ago, my school created a program hoping to solve that problem, the mentor/leadership program, which is open to juniors and seniors. I applied, and was accepted into this program my junior year. In the mentor program you meet with a freshmen every week and discuss some of the challenges they are facing while adjusting to high school.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.
In high school I was a member of the National Honors Society, which required extra service projects and activities during the year. If I am to become a member of the Honors Program at Fairfield, I would look forward to continue the rigorous studies that the program has to offer. As my senior year in high school was coming to an end, I had the difficult decision of picking a college that would further my knowledge and development as a person. I choose Fairfield because I believed it would be the perfect place to continue my quest for knowledge and development. Of all the programs offered at this University I believe that the Honors Program is the perfect opportunity to continue my
While self-accessing my overall performance in English 111, I would say I have done fairly well. I learned a lot about English and mostly about myself. I learned what I needed to work on and improve. Reflecting on my overall performance, I will start by explaining my participation in class, my performance in two areas, how I transitioned into the role of a college student during the semester, what process I used to be successful in English 111, and my overall skill development. This past semester has been a real challenge for me, as well as a huge eye opener.
Once I finally sat on the bottom I was just riding easy and I thought it was awesome, then, the back wheel started to fishtail and I lost control of the scooter and I fell off the side of the scooter and my ankle bent sideways and I immediately knew that I had just broke it. I was lying on the ground crying because of the pain, I tried to get up and walk but I couldn’t. My friend had to go get my parents so that they could carry me back to the house, and then put me in the car and take me to the ER. At the ER we got an xray on it, the doctor said that I had broken both of my growth plates, tore a little bit of my ligament and sprained my ankle, it was very bad. I had also sprained my wrist, when I tried to catch myself from hitting the ground, and I had road rash.