Brookdale was named one of the top community college in New Jersey and can really help you transfer into a good school because of their connection. I have learned so much of my time at Brookdale and feel like I could be ready for a four year college because of Brookdale. Furthermore, going to Brookdale was a good choice for me because I am getting good grades. Because I made a commitment into getting a good education and not slacking off I am finally getting good grades. During my time in high school, I would get Bs and Cs, but now at Brookdale, I am getting grades I could only dream of and also enjoy learning athte same time.
This year I have learned to get ahead in my English work, so my essays will be perfect. I know I am slow typer so I make sure I get ahead, so I will not be behind on my English material. Students learn that they should not procrastinate because the students ' work will not be perfect. I have learned that I have to my best in English class because in order to get into a good collage people have to get good grades. This project has prepared for collage because I have learned time management skills.
It is also very important that you start putting all this work since middle school so you are prepared. One of my internal success goals would be to be to become better in Language Arts and Geometry. Because they are core classes they are very important for me to have good grades on and do my best. Because I missed a whole quarter it is very hard to be up to everything and understand deeply all the lesson and chapters. I would also like to become better at Language Arts also because I am not very good at writing and I feel like it’s one important skill to have for the future, because that is a way to communicate and write all your feelings and thoughts.
I need a lot of help is math, because i don 't understand. Something that used to be really difficult for me was other subjects in math like fractions but now I know I could do better. I can get better if I just study, what I 'm going to do to study is take more notes . I can get better if I know how to take notes. If I were to open my mind more for math I would most likely understand it more and get it!
My new mantra for life became “Train harder and smarter.” My new mindset allowed me to achieve long-term success while not compromising my health and encouraging self-destructive behavior. The perfectionism and diligence I had developed after years of training translated into my schoolwork. My hard work and attention to detail allowed me to maintain high marks throughout high school; however, it made me obsess over results by putting too much pressure on myself and getting frustrated when my grades were short of my expectations. As a result, I found an efficient way to structure my studying so I could get good grades while enjoying the process of learning and not burning myself out. Figure skating taught me how to recover from failures in my everyday life by not letting them define me and accept that there are no shortcuts to success.
I now have a strong respect for the time I have to get my work done. Time management is often hard to grasp however, I have learned how to set goals for myself to stay on track. I often get frustrated when I mix-up of certain letters and I still have to re-read most texts or articles to grasp the concepts, but I am lucky that with the help I gained at St. John I was able to mostly outgrow the issue. Getting into the University of California Davis or any other UC seemed as if an unattainable dream, but my hard work throughout high school to get good grades and improve my test scores, culminated to an end up at a high level academic University. I believe this literacy I gained is functional due to the education system I grew up in.
“Hanging Fire” shows that only focusing on your failures rather than your victories won’t make anything better. “I should have been on Math Team my marks are way higher than his”. This is important to me because I believe very strongly that being positive will improve one’s quality of life greatly.
STUDY SKILLS Study skills or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in school/university, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one’s life. “You will never know what you can really do until and unless you free yourself from the way you have always done it.” A person should study and continue studying so that he can learn new-new skills. Some students think that their IQ level is less than the other students. And it’s often taken for granted that academic success is the result of ‘being clever’ and that is something you are blessed with or not at birth.
The reason why I am academically successful in high school comes down to my work ethic. I personally believe that as long as a student works hard in high school, they can get good grades. I have friends who do not work as hard as they could and it reflects in their grades. Not to say that they have bad grades because they do not, but, if they put more effort into school they could have significantly higher GPA 's. However, work ethic, while important, is not they only necessary trait to be successful in college.
I will be getting “smarter” in my weaker subjects of college whether it be, math, science, history, or language. For example, I am not so great at history and if I stick to the effort, strategies, and help, I can grow in being better and more knowledgeable in history. It is never too late to learn something new. If I use these steps to my advantage, I will be successful in college. I can accomplish my goals with the help of the three steps I learned.