Soy Ireny Sharkawy y soy de Egipto (Egypt) pero en la clase de español me llamo Irene. Irene es de Griego (Greek) y significa paz (peace). I am Ireny Sharkawy, a 17 years old high school student attending Wake Early College of Health and Science. I born in Egypt and when I was about 13 years old, I moved with my family to the United States of America.
Summary “Community college vs. University,” by Jeren W. Canning appeared in Everyday Writing, 2014 describes some of the advantages of going to a community college vs. going to a university. The Author gives an example of his friend who went to the University of Utah, and the struggles he faced that lead him to eventually drop out. When it came time for Canning to decide which college to attend, he decided he was not ready to take on the university, and choose to go to Salt Lake Community College. The article goes on to lists some of the advantages of going to SLCC vs. the U. The tuition rate at SLCC averages around $2,300 a year, whereas the U can push $5,000 or more.
“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” -Doug Larson. Most students would agree that college is difficult. Classes are more involved and studying is more important than ever. It is not surprising that students often end up asking the instructor how they can improve their grade right before the end of the quarter.
I was ten years old when I first heard about NYU. I needed braces, and my medicaid insurance required my mother take me to NYU’s College of Dentistry to determine if I was eligible for them. I remember the first appointment vividly, for until that appointment my mother, as a single parent, rarely had the time to take me anywhere outside of our poor working class neighborhood of Corona, Queens, let alone into Manhattan. Stepping out of the train at 23rd St, had felt like stepping out onto a whole new planet. I remember at school, my teachers had always talked about about how lucky we were to live in a great city like NYC, but it wasn’t until that moment that I understood what they meant.
I am doing well in some classes not all the classes. I think that i am doing well in those classes because i am doing my work ad i am turning in everything. I will continue to do well in this classes by me doing what I am doing right now in order for me to keep my grades the same as i have them right now. I need to improve in English because i have an F. I also need to improve in Algebra because i have a D. I think that i am not doing well in those classes because i am not showing up in time and i am not doing my work anymore. In my opinion i think that i am messing up in all the classes because i haven't been doing my work for none of the classes, i also haven't been showing up lately.
When I started my classes at Bellevue College, I did not speak a lot of English it was difficult for me to learn fast. I felt helpless, unhappy, jaundiced, etc. My problem was that I was a slow reader due to the reason of now knowing a lot of English. The consequences of that matter, were bad, I was not doing well in my English classes, and either could not understand other classes. To do a homework, I had to read it more than five times, and it would take me forever.
The classes I am doing well in are all but I know I can do better. Like I have A's that are minus or simply an A but it all sum up to something that I don't like at all. That is averaging my grade less than a 4.0 that I'm not quite used to getting.
study in the United States can lead to negative emotions, academic difficulties, and higher levels of cultural stress. This is because language proficiency plays a critical role in transmission of information and regulation of cognitive processes. The language barrier can also lead to lack of confidence and poor social integration. Some of them may avoid communicating because of the fear of making mistakes. This contributes to the feeling of loneliness and homesickness because the students feel that they have no family to rely on.
The prevailing sentiment, was if a class is hard look for and opt to take an easier route. In this case, the easier route to my friends was to take regular classes. They would often tell me if you were in regular classes you would be making all As. I have to admit, those comments began to weigh on me. I began to question myself. I would ask myself, why am I challenging myself
The cause was not something I overestimated myself. In fact, the cause was for the first month I was extremely behind, because while I knew the courses entailed a lot, I did not know it also required one to read an entire other book which in my case was Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. This fact was not disclosed to me, because I had made my decision late due to my own hesitation. In fact it was not until I had decided to double check that I had read all the required books a week before school would have begun again – because everyone knows the best and only time someone double checks what they have to do is the very last minute – once I double checked I had found that there was a footnote to the list and only then did I discover and immediately believe I was screwed. From then on, I spent the last week of Summer practically burning the candle at both ends trying to read a book that was in the page range of high 300’s, while still trying to enjoy the last moments of summer fun.