The drawings weren’t as beautiful as I remembered them being, but what can you expect from a fifth grader? That would be my worst research experience because it always makes me second guess my reports before I submit them, and then fret until I get the
When I picked out my classes last spring for junior year, I struggled immensely on whether or not to sign up for advanced placement language and composition. I already had signed up for four other advanced placement courses, so by no means would I have been slacking if I defaulted to enroll in honors English in lieu of advanced placement. In addition, writing does not come easily for me either; I feel like I am in a constant state of writers block. Grammar also has a way of tripping me up too. When I sat down to think about my goals for the year, and then on, my perspective evolved though.
According to (Policy Report, 2013), only about 60% of students at four-year institutions complete a bachelor’s degree within 6 years of initially enrolling. The degree completion rates at two-year institutions are even worse. These data also shows that there is a need to prepare the students for college if we intend to achieve more college completion
Thesis Statement Many students are struggling in college. In fact, according to collegeatlas.com, 70 percent of Americans will go to a 4-year college, but less than two thirds of those students will graduate. Although college is challenging, I am going to succeed by using advice from experts, developing strategies, and taking advantages of the benefits my college offers me. I know coming right into college will be challenging for me. One of my challenges that I face is that I have ADHD, which means that I lose focus very easily.
Throughout high school I was learning a foreign language and adapting to a new culture all while learning the required material in grade school. My course and background gave me a substantial disadvantage and I often fell behind. When I graduated high school I decided to give college an initial try but I did not do so well and I had to pause my studies to rethink my course. One of my biggest deterrents was my uncertain future in America. When the opportunity came I enrolled at the University of Texas at Dallas and finished my bachelor 's
Over the this past semester in freshman composition I have learned how to write a college level paper. Going into this class, I was a little unsure and scared that I wasn’t going to be able to do the things that were required for me to do. As the semester passed I could definitely see a change in my writing. I learned how to use the appropriate punctuation, how to write and refute an argumentation paper, which I believe is my strongest piece of writing and how to research and gather information to write a strong research paper. I knew coming into this class that I was going to struggle with my punctuations, word choice, and the overall flow of the paper.
During my fall semester of my sophomore year in college I experienced the most difficult time ever. I expired burnout, before I knew what burnout was. At the time I did not notice that I was burned out. I thought everybody was experiencing this level of stress; I thought it was the norm for college students. I was taking fifteen credits of required classes to start my core classes in my junior year.
I am highly skilled at taking responsibility, but I lack the patience, and I plan to practice that by using others frame of reference of time. I have learned to master responsibility given multiple tasks of being a student, mother, and a wife. I learned to master responsibility after I had my first child in my first year of college. It was very difficult to be a mother, wife, and an honors student. I started procrastinating because I felt exhausted most of the time and I would not do homework.
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there. I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper.
I went away without realizing the misconception I had introduced to the learners. I then returned and used my misconceptions as a starter activity, only to find some learners challenging me as to why we breathe in other gases aside from oxygen. Vygotsky’s theory shows that as a teacher, you can encourage and facilitate classroom learning for pupils to build up on abstract ideas over a period of time. This will help to identify any misconceptions along the way too. (Vygotsky 1978) By doing this M1, I have come to realize how teachers can sometimes contribute to misconceptions.
In college departments are required to have a certain amount of students enrolled in one of the departments courses. If a academic department in the school cannot reach a certain amount of students over a certain time the department will have to close. Arts and humanities classes are on the decline due to the number of job opportunities available. However, arts and humanities courses are important to help develop an understanding for literature and art. Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major.