Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I did not worry about preparing for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not enough for college courses. Writing is not just a skill that I will need for English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors.
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.
Wang’s School Issues: Who is really at fault? Many times problems have various unique factors. In the short story Hands by Xiao Hong, the protagonist, Wang, did not seem to have a former education because of many factors. Some factors that show this include that her father was not smart, so he probably did not have a good job. She seemed to lack social skills for interacting with her classmates.
During the school year, we have other large commitments that monopolize a lot of our time. I do not intend to take a summer class or work in another position, so all of my creative efforts would go towards my work as a Resident Advisor. This is ideal for me, since I find myself so often thinking that “I wish I had more time to put into this bulletin board,” or “if only I had more time to plan for this program.” Focusing on this role exclusively will allow me to improve as a Resident Advisor, without the added pressures of academia and other
When I enrolled in college, my student advisor went over my degree plan, and made recommendations on what courses I would need in the pursuit of my degree. Thinking to myself, that I had not been in a school environment since 1991, I had my fears and didn’t know how I would conform inside a classroom with younger students who was straight out of high school or no more than five years removed. The student advisor recommended that I begin my degree with WRTG 101, and that I take this course online. Online courses appeared to be the path to take, because you can learn at your own pace without holding other students up and looking dumb while doing it. Taking WRTG 101 in an online format proved not to be the best solution, because I have always been a face to face, teacher present type of learner, and I am not a computer savvy individual.
In the first place, the conflict with family made Sekky knew that family was not the haven he could always rely on. Evidently, Sekky did not have good relationship with his family except Poh-Poh, just like he said, “With Grandma gone, everyone was my enemy”(Choy 223). Sekky always purposefully annoyed his siblings; his parents did not really pay much attention on him and also his third uncle did not respect him. After Poh-Poh’s death, Sekky lost a family. The conflict with family caused Sekky to know that the society was callous that even the blood relation was not allow to be dependent on.
I am able to come up with solutions to problems and take initiative on a task, provide community service, positive advice and encouragement to my fellow friends and classmates. Also Golden Door seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service, I can say that I have these characteristics. Even though I did not attend College after my High School graduation, I did not give up on my dreams. It actually took me to years to be part of Guilford College, over those two years I felt lost falling into an endless abyss but continue to reach out to Colleges asking in what ways they could help me to make College affordable. I applied to many scholarships, Es El Momento, North Carolina Hispanic College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Etc.
Most of young students got marriage and dropped out of school by 11th and 12th grade. There were no examples in terms of academic aspirations or career options. Despite this fact, I dreamed of going to college. I developed a fascination with computer science from academic class and online courses, and started learning about software, codes, and web development. Even though the time and money are the issues for my higher education, I knew if I worked hard, got good grades and stayed focused, I would find a way to make my dream a reality.
Lennie tries to be in line with society however, his disability makes it much harder, especially in the time period that this story takes place in. To begin, public hospitals were understaffed and patients were often left without any kind of treatment. According to blogs.cofc.edu, conditions were also deteriorating due to a lack of funding during the Great Depression. This is important because it could explain why Lennie is not getting any actual treatment in the story. People who had a mental disability were also usually
She had a new teacher for first grade. Scout didn’t like her because she didn’t understand the way she thought. If Scout was living in this area I think it would be hard for her and her family to adjust. Overall The Great Depression was a huge impact on a lot of people. The Great depression was very hard on people.
Evidence of this was when war factories shut down because war supplies were no longer needed now that the war had ended, this left many people unemployed (Canadian War Museum). This shows that World War I was a means of income and jobs for many people and as it came to an end so did their career and wealth. Similarly, after the soldiers returned from war, they had no jobs. This was the result of Canada’s fragile economy, which had difficulty employing and supporting demobilized soldiers and left many people jobless(Reilly, Skikavich). The nation as a whole was upset with the government, as they believed that it was the government’s duty to find a concrete solution for this problem (Reilly, Skikavich).
I 'm currently working full time however I have a set schedule of hours. After work my available time will be dedicated to my classroom and my son. I 've downloaded the Ashford app on my smartphone in order to access the classroom at anytime In case I may be away from home and my computer. My degree is my priority and my focus so I 've decided to cut back on unnecessary distractions that may get in my way. My Focus When I start to feel overwhelmed I will tell myself not to give up and I will remind myself of all of the reasons why I 'm pursuing my degree.
I hold anger, I was afraid to communicate with others, low self-esteem, and I couldn’t concentrate in school. My grades were not that great. Just seeing the abuse that my mother went through, it was hard for me to cope. I graduated from High School, went to W. B. I. received my 2 year degree, right after graduation, I got married. It did not last too long, this is where I experienced the four Horsemen of The Apocalypse.