My second semester I left with a great GPA of a 3.4 and to be off course because of some meaningless guy was absurd. So I realized mid-semester that there was this guy who was in both my Chemistry and Anatomy class which was god sent. He and I became great friends and did many one on one studying. Though it was a bit hard to meet up at times it all worked out. Though still the studying between us did not reflect the grades I was earning.
The classes were harder, teachers more strict and being mixed in with some of the bigger kids changed my view of school. I will admit I goofed around a little too much during freshman and sophomore year not realizing the importance of my grades until junior and senior year, when suddenly everything became focused on colleges and universities and SATs and ACTs and applications and just complete overload and stress on my mind. Realizing that I screwed up I decided to get act together, but unfortunately I realized all this a little too late. I believe the one experience that changed my view on the importance of education all together was my job. At the age of 16, I was hired at Cinemark 14 Boynton Beach as a concessionist.
UCOR 101 Thinking and Writing made me come to the realization that writing papers for college is completely different than writing for high school level classes. Throughout high school the effort I put forth was not near the amount of effort that is required for college classes. I would write a paper the night before it was due and hand it in and get a good grade without any negative comments from my teachers. Unfortunately I carried this bad habit over into college. My UCOR 101 teacher scrutinized the first paper that I wrote and he could tell it was written the night before and even referred to it as a high school paper.
Marie R. Davis 130 Chestnut Street Fairmont WV, 26554 Student ID # F0027464 June 20, 2012 Pierpont Community and Technical College Academic Appeal Board 1201 Locust Ave Fairmont WV, 26554 Dear: Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee There were inevitable circumstances that occurred which led to my drop in my GPA. These circumstances were health related for myself. I had to undergo a full hysterectomy. The procedure was done in the middle of the semester. I made every attempt to try and postpone until the end of the semester but I was having reoccurring cysts on my ovary which had me in the hospital several times prior to my procedure.
The one place where you are independent and working towards a degree to qualify for better employment. But I always wonder if my academic struggles can come back to haunt me. During my senior year in high school, I was not able to take a math class because I already had enough math credits to graduate. So throughout the year, my math skills were becoming more vague than crystal clear. On the CUNY Math Assessment Test, my results came and they were horrible.
They wrote: A depressive phase in the second half of eighth grade led to full blown depression and thoughts of suicide and homicide precipitated by the Columbine shooting. Cho received timely psychiatric assessment and intervention (prescription of Paroxetine and continued therapy). This episode abated within a year, and medications were discontinued. (39) Throughout high school as well as in his childhood, Cho had issues with speaking. Although he had high grades and passed in all assignments and was on time to every class his lack of speech was a problem that troubled his teachers who later referred him to the school’s guidance counselor.
My First Day at Houston Community College The very first day I attended Houston Community College, I was very nervous and fearful. I was fearful because I have been out of the education system for thirty-seven years. I did not feel comfortable in the environment around me. My first class that semester was math 0306. Professor Glasca walked in, handed out the syllabus, called the roll, and began his lecture.” Learning the Steps of Mathematics “was the topic for the day.
History was quite a challenge like I had expected. Being in a college level class taught me how to manage my time wisely. At first it was hard because I was so used to having a limited quantity of homework, that when my AP teacher gave us our six page assignment I was flabbergasted. Though the paper was due within three days I still felt like I was struggling.After completing the assignment I knew I conquered the Challenging assignment. Besides taking an AP Course in school I took a Political Science course at Hunter College.
Shelby Hunt Instructor Brewer Engl 1301 October 8, 2014 Unfair School Funding As I was filling out my schedule for the next school year, I realized I needed another elective to get me to the right amount of credits I need to graduate. I knew exactly what elective I wanted, Cosmetology. It was a two year program that would benefit me in the long run after school. I skimmed through the list of different options, but only to see it was not there. I asked my consoler if there was a misprint or if they had gotten rid of the program altogether.
And, I too, had to face several obstacles along the way. Education has always been an important aspect of my life. When I came to United States about three and half years ago, I almost lost hope of that most important aspect of life. Financial hardships, language problems and being unable to find a helper in middle school weakened me a lot. Sometimes, I used to cry after coming back home from school because I did not know what the homework meant.