For someone who does not know a lot about STEAM, that sounds like a typical amount of science courses and that someone who has taken this many science courses should have a pretty fair, basic understanding of the sciences. For someone who does know a lot about STEAM, they would know that I was in the inaugural class, meaning that each time I took a course, it was the first time that it had been offered by my school and that I was a true guinea pig for each of these courses. Because of my choice to go to STEAM Academy, I have little to no experience with chemistry. As you can conclude from previous statements, I was in the first group of students at STEAM Academy to take chemistry. An important thing to note about about STEAM Academy is that it runs on a semester based schedule like typical colleges do.
I took courses across multiple disciplines, yet I remained remote from the ideas presented – until I met my professor for General Chemistry during my junior year. I enjoyed the class lectures, and I attended the professor’s office hours often that she asked me to become a learning assistant (LA) for the course. As luck would have it, I acquired the job title. With the help of four other LAs, I assisted the professor teach a class of two hundred students. The five of us met weekly and collaborated with the professor on lesson plans while answering students’ questions during lecture.
Now on, For example, the science teachers have enough time to run labs, have the students write the lab reports, and clean up the labs in one class period,” she says. Also, “In English class students can write a rough draft, revise, and write a final draft of essays in one or two days instead of taking a week. Next, because you have to do homework getting the extra day of so the student’s saying they should have four day school week are actually right because it is actually better because they have a extra homework day so they don 't fall behind in their work cause if they
In fourteen years at the mission I had learned nothing about my own culture, I had been taught little in the white education matters. But we had to say grace before every meal, prayers at night, and attend Sunday School each week (Together,
n AP Chemistry, test scores weigh heavily on our grade in the class so they are not taken lightly. It just so happened that the Tennessee HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Leadership Conference coincided with the final days of lecture and review for the test that was to take place the day after HOSA members arrive home. My teacher specifically told me and a classmate, who was also a HOSA competitor, that we were not expected to take the test on Monday but rather one day after school. Since she had given us extra time, we both focused on studying for our respective competitions rather than the AP Chemistry test. This, however, turned out to be a horrible mistake.
I had a resume that I made for a high school class, so it was a start but it would not have gotten me passed the first round of reviews if I applied for a job where they had a lot of applicants. After the session, I went and completely redid my resume. I think I would now get an interview. I added a lot of new things like experience that include unpaid like my SAT in high school for our middle school agriculture classes. The next class, I hope to attend would be the interview class.
Although it may not seem like a big deal in hindsight, the first time I failed a test taught me one of the biggest lessons I ever learned: the value of knowing that you are always enough, no matter the situation. As a freshman in high school, I was used to getting good grades with little effort. So taking an AP class seemed like an easy opportunity to buff up my transcript. Little did I know that that would be one of the hardest classes I would take. On one of the first tests we took I scored a forty percent.
Critical thinking is like a muscle, you have to work it out over and over before it gets strong. Passively learning the material will only get you so far, as we have discussed in LSC 101. I need to make sure that I am actively engaging in the classroom, this will allow me to flex my critical thinking muscle on a daily basis. Besides not actively engaging in most of my classes in highschool, I could get away with writing papers the night before and not studying at all for math tests, that is a bad habit I need to drop. When I look at it now, I can see that it was because of a lack of pressure.
I took my first AP class during my sophomore year. The class was AP Biology which was incredibly difficult, but with hard work I was able to succeed. The year after I decided to enroll in AP Chemistry. I thought that if I was able to succeed in Biology, I would have no problem succeeding in Chemistry. The first week of junior year arrived along with AP Chemistry.
The junior students at my school rely on student mentors for support in their individual growth. As a mentor, I develop weekly lesson plans to engage grade 8 students in their transition to high school. Supporting these students and providing guidance in their academic and personal life is what I am there for. These grade 8 students need senior students who will encourage and ensure that they will be fine in high school because they can form connections as students. I only had personal connections with two senior students when I entered grade 8, and they were both family members.
The first year, the Science National Honor Society inducted eight students, including myself. As the first President of the Society, my officers and I developed a weekly peer tutoring schedule in the four main science courses offered at our school, a yearly engineer-off (a competition where students are tasked to produce a specific model and compete to see whose design is the most creative and efficient at the assigned task), and sponsored events for teachers to demonstrate engaging science experiments to students. Additionally, all the officers designed presentations pertaining to various scientific careers, and inspired members to explore further into STEM related
The trade I chose was Pharmacy Tech and I chose that trade because it seemed easy for me and sound like it was fun to do but my trade is 3 to 6 months my trade instructor is Mrs. Shelton-Bass and she is the best trade instructor ever because she tell me what all I have to do just to get out of the trade like we have 4 books but the forth book everything that we know about the trade and the packets from book 1. I have to say that the best thing I could have ever done was to come to The St Louis Job Corps Center. My struggles through high school were that of a teenage troublemaker. We get pressured with things we feel are more important and not measuring up to our peers kept a lot of us misfits from showing up. I was fascinated with the program when I heard I could have a Vocational Trade in Pharmacy Tech under my belt.
My ultimate endeavor since attending community college has been my involvement in school, specifically with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. As an engineering major I am limited to a diminutive amount of free time, due to the quantity and difficulty of my classes. However, this limitation and the fact that my ride to school is a two hour trip on public transportation, has not stopped me from participating in extracurricular activities. Applying my time management and responsibility skills that I acquired from taking several math base classes at the same time, I managed to become a member of clubs and attain leadership roles. I first became the Vice President of Service, for Phi Theta Kappa and organized service events on campus and outside of campus.
You should also eat very healthy because a healthy body is a healthy mind, you will not be falling asleep in class. I know that high school didn’t really get me ready for college at all because I came here not being well set up. I learned that APEX really helps a lot people to be very success in college. I know that when I am note taking that I will use Cornell style and my own form of note taking. I know that outlining and main ideas of a lecture will help me when I will be review for a test.
I figured out then a year later to choose management. I still found myself struggling taking chemistry and biology. I than chose the management section. I did my research on the different jobs and I loved it. I then found myself love taking all of the business classes.