In Chapter Seven: Lessons From My Year as a Freshman, Rebekah Nathan summarizes and answers questions on the knowledge she gained from becoming a freshman. The author begins the chapter with a cross-cultural conversation between professors and students. She discusses how professors are not aware of the students living conditions or the effort that goes into achieving a high GPA. Likewise, the students do not understand professor rank and advancement. Nathan also reflects on the time she spent as a student and gains a new perspective during course preparations. The writer continues the chapter with an analysis of student culture and conformity that she experienced during her field work. In the last section of the chapter, Nathan looks back
During the months of september through the beginning of november of sophomore year it was going great i had all my friends, and we’re all happy. Then they started to call me mean names like slut, whore, and started saying i was sleeping around and things like that. The only way i knew to defend myself was go tell the dean the next time they said stuff like this. So i got to school i was talking to my friends Brandon and Jimmy. Then brendon decided to tell me how was sleeping around last night and i told him to stop because first off they knew i told them stop before and they hadn’t. Brendon and I got in this huge argument and he keep insulting me the whole time so i walked away. Brandon who is my best friend came after me and asked me what i was going to do, and i told him i was going to tell the dean what everyone has been saying. He told me that 's the best thing to do in this situation. Once i got to my first period class i told my
I enjoy helping people be more like themselves. I feel indebted to the University of Saint Francis for helping me grow and live the life that lives inside of me, and I would like to give back that feeling of self-awareness to others. I have positive energy, good communication skills, and a growth mindset. I work well one-on-one and in a team setting. I enjoy being a part of something bigger than myself and having the opportunity to impact someone’s life-however small the difference. Personally, I believe that modeling is the most effective way to lead. I try my best to make choices that I know will represent myself and the important aspects of my life(clubs, leadership positions, family, etc.) in a positive way.
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. You are also able to discuss personal problems during your session as well, like home life or self confidence struggles. When you first enter the program, you go through an eight week training period. The training includes confidentiality, building rapport, how to get a connection, and digging deeper into questions to get to know your freshmen. Throughout the year, your freshmen, or mentee, becomes a lot closer to you, and you build such
Through the experience of working as youth leader for freshman connection I have grown as a better leader. To help incoming freshman was incredible experience for me. I joined freshman connection to serve school and defiantly to get knowledge and team building skills out of it, so that it can help me make my college experience better. I think I have achieved all the goals that I wanted to through working as youth leader. Additionally, not only that but also to work on community service project on bullying has really allowed me to serve as teacher helper. I liked how I was able to assist student to make poster on bullying. It was fantastic experience to help students in class to come up with ideas on how they can serve through different ways
In my family I am not only the oldest child- I am also a first generation student and currently the only person in my immediate family to hold a degree of any kind. I feel incredibly proud of this accomplishment because being a first generation student means having a limited amount of support from family members. Often times I was required to rely on researching the internet or interviewing professionals for answers to my college related questions. This skill was especially useful when I was offered a position at LCC’s five-star, NAEYC accredited center. As an Assistant Teacher, families rely on me for information regarding their child’s development and our center. Providing information to families and teaching children has become a very large
From the five entries of “Letters to a Freshmen,” I got reminded of a lot of stuff I already knew and also found some helpful hints to get me through my first year. I learned that the best food at Wagoner is during breakfast time. Also, I learned that I need to write or type down nearly everything my professors say. The most important thing I learned was this, “Don’t get discouraged if you make a few bad grades here and there.”I tend to get very discouraged if I score very low on a test or assignment. It messes with my head, which causes me to do worse on the following assignments or
I am writing to express my interest in applying for the Sophomore of the Year Award for the University of New England. Through my experience as a second year student at the University of New England, I have always been determined to be a leader to and a supporter of my peers. Some qualities that show that I am worthy of the Sophomore of the Year Award includes:
When I was in high school, my grade-point average was a measly 2.3. I did poorly on my SAT scores, so my only option was to apply to a community college. I was thankful to be admitted to Ohlone College, as my grade point average is now a 3.4. In retrospect, I realized that my success in community college was because of: hard work, dedication, and continuous growth. Freshmen year of college, I took a psychology class. This psychology class taught me more in one semester than the four years I spent in many high school classrooms. My teacher was a strict, social science professor. He had no homework, only tests and a paper that was worth 30 percent of the student's grade. I read three chapters a night, even though each chapter was forty or more
A day I will never forget was the day that I graduated high school. All the emotions were overwhelming and hard to handle sometimes. It was hard to accept that one of the biggest chapters in my life was about to be over and I was about to start an even bigger one. Just the thought of not knowing what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life made the last little bit of my senior year, very stressful. I then found out that not knowing and being undecided was perfectly okay and I was ready to begin my freshman year at Saint Petersburg College.
I moved from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Washington, DC in the summer before the ninth grade and with that transition came four major obstacles that rocked my ecosystem which eventually negatively affected my grades freshman year. First, the move right before high school was a difficult time for me, because I had to restart my social life, and because of that, I spent the earlier parts of the school year reaching out and trying to make friends during times where I should have been working on assignments. Secondly, the rigor of Sidwell 's curriculum was hundreds of times more intense than that of my previous school. This was not just because I was making the leap from middle school to high school. But when I was at a school where I was a year
Five out of ten students do not think the school year is going to be easy. The first thing you need to do is get ready for the school year. To get ready for the school year you need to go to open house, find out what supplies, and routine you 're getting.
High school is just one of those times in life that will forever be remembered. Before attending, many will hear horror stories of "Mean Girls", cliques, "freshman Friday", raging parties and the infamous awkward school or prom photo The following are 5 myths about high school and what it is really like.
My high school experience was a long, frustrating learning experience. I didn’t know what to expect, or what I was getting myself into. Nobody gave me the tools to understand the main focus of each year.
The high school that I was in gave me an interesting experience. I was able to learn and experience different lessons with in my high school. Three of those life lessons that I went through are when my school was placed on lockdown, another experience is a club that I joined which helped really mature. Finally the other experience I faced in high school was that some of my friends that I had wanted me to join them in some bad situations but I kept myself out of those situations.