My eleventh grade year was also a disaster because of the struggle of passing my biology state test and I was really distracted and just wanted to go back to the alternative school but my mom and the principle would not send me back. My senior year I transferred to Christ Missionary and Industrial high school (college) the year flew by but I really enjoyed myself there. Now I am still here at CM&I , I supposed to be a summer graduate if everything goes as planned. Once I finish high school I plan on signing up for the air
Capitan Mark Kelly Ever since I was a young girl I have always had great dreams and high expectations for myself. Anytime I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would quickly reply” a lawyer” As the years went by I still had that goal in mind, but I began to realize that I was not exactly Ivy League material. Though I did work really hard in my classes, I was still at best average. During my junior year I took my SAT’s, and cried when I got my scores back. For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material.
Looking back on my English experience here at Torrance High I believe I have learned a lot. In my last year at middle school they had us pick our scheduled for the next year at Torrance High, I decided to go into the honors program for English( it was one of my stronger subjects). I got I think the best English 1 teacher in the school. Mr. Duvall taught me a better way to organize the information I had read. I got a B first semester.
ENGL 1010-037 12/2/13 Standardized Testing: The ACT As a second year college student, I have been forced to take many standardized tests throughout my first 12 years of school. But, none of those tests would compare to the most crucial test, the ACT (American College Testing). Obviously I had to take this test to be admitted into Tennessee Technological University, which determined everything from my scholarships to my class placements. As I was preparing for the tests, I noticed that not only did the tests fail to include knowledge I had acquired throughout my high school career, but they also did not accurately place me into the correct classes that I would need for my freshman semester here at Tennessee Tech. My main concern with the ACT is that I fear that the makers of this test are failing to measure the academic success, including the skills and intelligence levels of students around the country.
The week of graduation I was both happy and sad. I did not understand what my best friends meant by that feeling until that week. I had the sense of happiness because I worked very hard to get my degree and to be the only one in my family to graduate from college was a huge accomplishment. However, sadness played a big part in that too because I did not want to enter the real world and special people that helped raise me over the years was not here to share this important day with me, but I knew they were there in spirit. All these emotions came over me all the way up until I walked across the
If I would invest the time needed to organize I would have received a better grade. English has never been my forte in high school; I failed one whole semester because I was infected with senioritis. My mentality was that I didn’t HAVE to do anything because graduation was just around the corner, but boy was I wrong. This set of mentality pushed me back in my senior year and it prohibited me from enjoying my last year as my friends were living it up at all the parties while I was home finishing up my online class as a result of my failure. Online classes required self determination and a lot time.
During freshman year I never kept track of anything, except for friends. My grades were always down and barley manageable. I was very irresponsible and immature. I would play around too much, never thinking about the consequences. Once I became a sophomore I already finished my summer conditioning for football.
I knew college wasn't a place for me. My grammar and punctuation was bad, and math was also, a poor subject for me too. I struggled a lot just to finish high school, I managed to make it through high school. I had to take it one day at a time. Sometimes, I didn't want to go to school because I knew I was going
Attending High School is challenging in a way where you don’t know who you are have bad influence’s and as well good and you know what is good and bad for you. I have attended Gadsden High for the last past three years going to my fourth year and last, my grades have been up and down stress is the major thing when you are a senior and you had failed when you were a freshmen leaving all the things to last minute. I’ve failed f previously because I didn’t even care for my future so I just didn’t do anything I didn’t care if I passed or fail but when you are going into older age you see you’re self-different and you start getting prepared for what is called the “Real World”! You start changing you see you’re future starting to prepare for it looking at what you want to become to succeed in life be someone and for making your parents proud of you for them to see you finally did
Being the first person in my family to get a college degree makes me feel so good. Setting example for children and letting them see that mommy can do it is priceless. The things that we do in life as far as school wise are thing we can take us to the next level is just a lot of us lose hope we are not sure where to go. I though getting a high school diploma was fine for me. I felt school was not for me because I have dyslexic and, I feel people just don’t want to help me.