Last year, I applied to be a Senior Ambassador and I was very excited to find out I was accepted into the program. Being a senior ambassador is a great experience. Starting high school is a very difficult time in any student’s life. No amount of preparing can prepare you for how different high school is than any school you have ever been in. A senior ambassador allows you to directly be a part in lending a hand to freshman.
Reflective Portfolio Letter Dear, Members of the First Year Writing Assessment Committee, In my past years of writing I have seen myself develop into a well disciplined and patient writer. However, I have seen myself significantly improve and mature as a writer over the past few months more than I have in the past four years. I view writing as an open doorway full of ideas, feelings, and thoughts weaved together simply for creating a masterpiece. Before entering college English 1010, high school students are conditioned to write required papers and assignments without having the ability to “put you’re your own opinions and feelings in a paper.” Fortuantly,I have been given the opportunity at The University of Memphis to express myself in writing
I can’t believe we made it through the first quarter of our freshman year of high school! It has been very eventful and surprising, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. My literature class has been full of new books and writing techniques that will surely help me in the future. Even after the first quarter, I think my writing had definitely improved. I believe my personal narrative is a great example of how I have grown and improved as a writer.
Although some people argue that taking a few years off will enable one to find himself or better understand what they want in life, I believe that college is the perfect time to do that. College allows one to partake in many clubs, volunteer organizations, and trips that will help him figure out what they desire to do in life. Furthermore, in college, one can meet inspiring professors, crazy friends, and mentors all while still intellectually stimulating his mind. The same thing can be done when one takes time off maybe travelling abroad. Also, the people they meet in college or in the working world will both help mold them into the person they will be for the rest of his life.
Imagine walking across the stage at a high school graduation, and students are excited and elated. They not thinking about what comes next, but they need to because what comes next might shape their future. Some kids don’t try in school, and the kids that do will most likely become successful in their life and their profession. College can help people become successful by teaching them about what the adult world is like. The school work will be hard, but if they try hard people can do it, and before long they will be walking across the stage of their college graduation.
This semester I signed up for college speech, college algebra, and A&S along with my high school classes. In the begging, I felt really confident in my ability to balance my life, work, and school but I quickly learned It was going to be harder than I thought. I think it was around chapter 2 when I decided I needed to buy a planner so I could start writing down things I needed to accomplish. This class has tough me that creating goals and staying organized is key when taking college classes and later on in life. My favorite class period was the last day of class.
Along with several comparisons these books are very alike in more ways than one, with very few contrasts. Rhiannon is a junior in high school who is shy and reserved. So far she has made it through high school without anyone noticing her abusive relationship with her boyfriend Justin. In the book Everyday you watch the neglect slowly send her down an unhealthy downward spiral. But all things are going to change when a new guy who ends up becoming her best friend (who wants to be more than friends) notices Rhiannon 's problem.
Even now as a senior in high school I struggle with moments of immense shyness. I had become accustomed to falling into the background so when I was asked by a teacher to join the student council my senior year of high school, my instinct was to say no and let the opportunity go by me. I decided to take a leap and it is already a life-changing experience for me. Student Council is an experience I feel will greatly impact my life goals and college education. It is important considering it has helped with my organizational skills, time and project management, and idea sharing.
From the outside, many students live consists of all happy moments. Some people hide their stories deep down within themselves to bury the problems they want to hide. In my senior year of high school, I remember seeing this one sophomore girl that was super cute, energetic and playful at my senior barbeque. Her smile was filled with love, but I could see that her eyes told a different story. A few weeks later, I found out that she was in my associate student body (ASB) class and was placed in the same group as me.
Everyone always has their opinion on things, and everyone feels differently about certain subjects. It’s the people that have the courage to speak their mind to others that really plant the seed of change. Personally, I’m a rather shy person, and it has been difficult finding the courage to speak my opinion more. However, these past few years of high school have really impacted me in a positive way, and really built up my everyday courage to stand up for my thoughts. For example, I stood up last semester in front of my English teacher, who specializes in teaching exceptionally well the abilities to do well on the reading of the ACT, and said straight to his face that standardized testing is not beneficial to students.
For example, it is fascinating to see Cath’s perspective as a fanfiction writer for Simon Snow and how she continues her everyday life as a freshman in college. Another example would be Levi and Reagan’s complicated relationship. Are they dating or are they not? The most engrossing part of the book for me so far was the way Wren and Cath went their separate ways. You would think twin sisters would never want to leave each other 's side, that wasn’t really the case.
For example, the main point of this book is the shocking discrepancy between success in high school and success in adulthood, which has occurred to me before, but it was never a burning question that was in my mind. I loved every minute of reading this book. The way Alexandra Robbins peered into the lives of these seven people was exciting and I found myself relating to each of these characters in unique ways. In a way, this book resembles a reality show; I get to learn about and figure out people who are simply trying to survive high
Smile Smile by Raina Telgemeier is a book that talks about the challenges you can face during middle school. The author writes the book using her personal experience of 6th grade to high school. She is trying to let people know that there is many obstacles in life. A big part of your life includes you Middle School experience. The book’s character Raina Telgemeier happens to fall upon the many situations a Middle School can offer.
Though it is a book that has been on the censored list, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a worthy novel to continue in the high school curriculum due to its accurate portrayal of the time period. As a student reading this novel after many extensive United States history classes and the previous year taking AP United States History, I felt a new outlook after reading a fictional story about the matters of the depression and dust bowl of the 30’s. Steinbeck’s use of literary depiction strengthens the novel and makes it more than just a recollection of the time. His biblical allusions, imagery, symbolism, and figurative language allow the reader to immerse themselves in the time. As a result of this, the novel went from a tale of history to
Similar to a trophy wife to her husband, this can be seen in the way Junior’s “male gaze” portrays her as already discussed. Finally, to better understand the gravity of an adolescents gendered expectations in direct relation to Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, I discussed the books gendered language and aspects with a fourteen year old high school freshman, Charles Ruiz who was required to read this book, his friend Spencer Benoit also joined us, and although he has not read the book he brought some real life gender issues to the table. Spencer came out of the closet this year, by talking with him a further understanding was achieved on these forced