Then I realized; I don't know how long I will live. Even though it may seem little; I should try harder to do something amazing in this short time. It may be difficult but it's not impossible.After deciding that I will try my best to achieve my legacy and be the best I can be; I turned around my life. I care about getting the highest score in class. Even though my grades weren't really sloppy but I haven't given my 100% yet.
It took me twice to pass that test and just like Shannon, I got completely disappointed after failing the first time because I was always a good student and I knew I had prepared myself well enough to pass the test in the first time, but that was not the case and I did not pass the test until my second attempt. So I truly identified myself with
One of the biggest and most obvious goals I have set would be graduating high school. This should be a pretty easy goal to accomplish but I do need to watch myself in some of my classes. Some of the big things I need to do to meet this goal are improving my neatness, not being lazy and actually turning assignments, and trying to study as much as I can. The hardest of these will unquestionably be turning in my homework. I’ve always had a hard time turning in any homework and this is the year I need to start doing it.
Our teachers were very old and wise so they knew that this wouldn’t just be a learning experience for the 8th graders but also the 1st. They learned that civil literacy meant that they not only needed to worry about themselves but helping someone else out. I went through this stage as an 8th grader and was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to socialize, have fun, go on field trips and other fun activities with my very own 1st grader. The thing is this doesn’t go on in every other grade school; those other kids that don’t get this option are stuck.
Normally during the last few days of school, kids put aside their work because they are excited for school to be done with. When they do that, they start getting low grades. Kids usually don't listen at this time of year. Without kids building up with excitement, they would been good leaders through the years. If kids have year-round school, they probably would keep their grades.
The IB program has made me realizes how important it is to push yourself and become a well-educated and well-rounded individual. I feel my cumulative GPA does not accurately represent my potential and desire for academic success. For a great deal of my education I did not take academic success seriously. While I have always been enrolled in accelerated classes such as ALPS (SALTA as it is now know) in primary school and Honors and AP in the beginning of High school, I had the mindset that grades and were not important and all that mattered was passing because I was smart. I believed that getting straight C’s was no different than straight A’s.
I knew I could succeed in whatever I wanted to do with my life, but the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. As students; however, we all process many strengths, mine being that I’m a great reader, but I wasn’t always a great reader. When I was in first grade, I was placed in special education because of my poor reading skills. Now this helped me a lot, by showing me where my weaknesses where in reading. Consequently
My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Williams had a positive influence on me. For most, sixth grade was a blast. You were no longer babied and you had more freedom. My friends felt that the classes were easy and I pretended I felt that same way. However I struggled in mathematics.
By the time I finished the sixth grade I was ready for the seventh and eighth grade, Jr. High School. I continued with the special educational program, through the eleventh grade. I was successful with my grades, and my teachers were supportive. However, reaching the twelfth grade, the teachers were not as supportive as I experienced in my previous years in school. I struggled with my classes with the little support I was given; I became dissatisfy with school.
That promise I made to myself last year was the motivation I thought I needed for the best school year. Looking back now, I realize maybe my focus was way off the charts. Instead of my goal being academics, and college, it was boys, social circles, and what you wore. Well, Sophomore year has no mercy when it came to focusing. I guess, when you really want something that you think will make your life better your willing to sacrifice or put away other things that our actually way more important.