Max doesn’t like to read or write, while Freak loves to. Freak sees potential in Max-one that Max doesn’t see in himself. So he decides to give him this dictionary full of words like xyloid and obfuscate. Max does enjoy the present “This is the best, getting Freak’s dictionary”(98). Max’s teacher’s begin to see that potential too “...she finally gave up on trying to trying to make me talk in class, and instead she waits until study hall, where she asks me the same questions alone and I tell her the answers”(81).
Between work and my difficult class load, I have learned many lessons about balance and time-management. At the end of my junior year, I was ranked in the top 4% of my 430-person class. Even in my senior year, when others were relieved to finally have a "slack year", I pushed
The first day of sophomore year rolled around and it was time to step foot into Mrs. Burrell’s class. Boy, was I surprised when I walked in and there was a new teacher, Mrs. Padilla. This is when the “Road of Trials” began. From the very first day she had stressed about the importance of the AP test. She gave us all of the AP rubrics, a sheet of transition words to use in our writing pieces, and she even showed us the agenda she had planned out for the rest of the year.
Another tidbit from my life, I originally came to Pima to be a veterinary technician but quickly changed my mind shortly after completing my prerequisite courses. During that time my favorite classes were probably math and chemistry, which is odd because those were my least favorite classes in high school. I would love to work for a magazine once I graduate, and although I talk about moving far away from Arizona passionately and frequently Tucson has begun to grow on me.
As I traveled through each grade of the Croton-Harmon High School, my personal and academic goals helped to me to really flourish. These goals may have varied from year to year because a freshman is a little different from a senior, but they basically had all the same concept: I wanted to strive in school to be the best all-around student I could be, constantly stay focused and immerse myself in the Croton community. By setting my expectations and goals very high, I could flourish academically and really work to my full potential. By following these goals in school I pushed myself very hard and tried to take classes that would challenge me as well as help me to flourish as a student. For example, I have taken 4 APs including some very hard ones like AP biology and AP macroeconomics.
I reluctantly agreed. A few weeks later, I was happier than I’d been in months because I finally belonged. While most of the cast members were in high school, I, being in seventh grade, looked up to each of them. They included me in their conversations, and although I did not say much, they listened when I did. There was such a wide variety of people in the show, ranging from an honors student who taught me how to solve a Rubik's Cube, to another who went on to major in opera and vocal
In this new environment, I was able to focus more in school and overcome my phobia, as to where I am now a straight A student with a 4.39 GPA who is active in various clubs on campus. Now, as I am in my last year of high school, I look back on what I have accomplished and can’t even comprehend how much I have changed over the years. This experience has lead me to where I am now, the first in my immediate family to graduate from high school and not just have the opportunity to go to college, but even the possibility of choosing which college I go to. Such an experience taught me that nothing is given in life; if one has a desire, they must reach out for it, not just sit idly by and wait until somehow, the desire reaches
In addition teachers also should not choose what 's students read as they may pick a book that does not intrigues or interest them. It also may be above their maturity level and could expand their vocabulary with new words, there parents don 't want them to know. For example, I had a teacher who gave us a book that we had to read that I didn 't enjoy. It didn 't fascinate me intrigue my interest and I felt bored when we were reading. Reading is something that kids should enjoy doing and teacher could pick a book that kids find boring, this would cause them to zone out, like I did when we had to read Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry but if you put a sports mystery in front of me I will finish it in a matter
My first day of middle school was the best year of my life. I was beginning to break out of my shell and become the person that I was supposed to be. During my middle school days I have been at the same school, so I was pretty much accustomed to the school and my peers. There had been transferred students enrolling into the school every year. There has also been more teachers teaching in these years.
Always remind yourself to be on top of your grades and set annual goals. Take advantage of the time spent in class, as usual, you can finish homework if you are on task. There will be a lot of tutoring opportunities if you are struggling with a subject. Also, know your teachers and coaches are there for you. The social life in high school will change drastically over the years.