I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that I wanted to do because of my grades. At one point I was actually ineligible to play sports, what are everything to me. My parents influenced me to do better in school by allowing me to get my license the day my grades went above a 3.0. It took me awhile but by the end of the semester I had a 3.1 and was able to get my driver’s license. My grades at an all-time low were around a D average, I was able to go from that to a B average in one semester.
Being nominated for the National Honors Society is an amazing privilege. Over the years in New Dorp High School I have strived to do my best to achieve as much goals as possible. Now that I have been qualified for the NHS, it makes me realize that I’m on the right path and all my hard work is paying off. In my previous years I have tried to maintain an eighty five average, but now I’m making an effort to stay at ninety and above. Not only do I focus on my average but I try to participate in extracurricular activities as well.
However this was not the case. Soon after I dropped out of high school, I found out that it was imperative to earn my GED in order to get a better career. I aced the GED with flying colors on all subjects except for one, which I still passed. I realized that if I applied myself, I could do anything, and in high school my grades reflected my lack of interest, not my abilities. In Kohn’s article (2003) he states that, “no single test is sufficiently valid, reliable, or meaningful that it can be treated as a marker for academic success” (Kohn, 2003, para.
I see not panoramic, but in tunnel vision; my prize is at the end and I continue walking until I reach it. Who I am in high school might be described by the terms; leader, overachiever, teacher‘s pet, smart, and “Most Likely to Succeed.” The ironic thing is that most are happy to label me that way, and thankful they are not categorizing themselves. I’m the type of person who understands that each of us has something different to offer this big world. From the color of their room, who they are in high school, and who they wish to be; all applicants are unbelievably unique. The class clown may have no drive to escape this 4-mile wide town, and the Homecoming Queen is content with attending the local community college.
87% agreed that an Associate’s degree is the new high school diploma. It’s almost necessary in order to achieve the “American dream “(Morin, 2000). In conclusion, College has its advantages and benefits to achieving your ultimate goals in life for most people. It is hard work, but one day, having and obtaining the American dream is what makes our country so wonderful to live in. Work Cited Morin, R. (2000, May 8).
Its better to have a larger variety to choose from so if one wanted to transfer their knowledge from one career to another its possible, but to do this they have to have a higher type of knowledge then most and a collage degree. The only way to get a college degree is to attend college and earn it. Employers are more likely to choose those who actually have a college degree and education because they know that these people already have the knowledge and training for the career they are providing. So if all students were to attend college they would all have the same chance to have a better career. Everyone wants to have at least a decent life style, but with attending college one can have a higher life style then others.
A good education by the right institution would open the window of opportunity by guiding me in the right profession to chase the better companies to apply for a job with a focused clear mind. With a good college teaching me it could help me understand diversity and a multitude of cultures, helping me build a better network circle of people which could be important in having a future career. Being more educated with such a larger way of thinking could help me be a more independent person also a self-starter instead of a follower. Another quote that someone told me was by Oscar Wilde (Berdichevsky) “You can never be over dressed or over educated.” You can never be over educated to me means that you can always add to your education. If you have an Associates degree you can always go to Bachelors degree and even higher.
In today’s society technology affects many different people. The largest group effected by technology is college students. There are many good things about technology in this period of time. One of the main things that really have a good effect on college students is a computer. There are many things that college students use computers for.
There is absolutely no point in achieving genius IQ if you end up with some obscure disease due to unhealthiness. My next goal is to be a good student and graduate high school, with a 3.0 – 4.0 GPA. My last goal is to very simply become a better person. My goals may appear simple, but nowhere near as easy to accomplish. Athletics are very enjoyable, and may help count towards another goal in life.
Does over drilling ensure success? - Final When I was a child I have always thought that by studying hard and getting good grades in school ensures that I will have a successful career in future. After reading the article by Amy Chua, I realize that the yardstick for success cannot be measured just by scoring A’s in an examination through rigorous drilling or mastering a difficult music piece. Success is more than that. Success includes having the right attitude, aptitude, mindset and the ability to grab opportunities that are presented to oneself.