Compare and Contrast: College Professors College isn’t always easy and choosing your professors doesn’t make it any easier. History has always been one of my least favorite subjects and always found it a bit boring. But after failing it the first time, I knew I had to pass it the second time or I would have to pay higher tuition during the third attempt. I had to decide on whether to take the professor I had already took or choose a completely different one. An advantage I had if I chose the professor I had already took, I knew his teaching styles and how he graded.
I was told that when you become a junior that’s when everything starts to get harder and you have to buckle down meaning no time for friends and really no weekend because it was going to require a lot of work, but I was sure that if I got through middle school, 9th and 10th grade that it would be no different than any other grade level class that I had taken already and passed. I was receiving an assignment in all classes to complete during the summer. I started the work, but it was so boring that I never finished the work. As time went on, my grades affected me, so I had to get tutoring if I wanted to be able to play football in the upcoming season. As I spent more time trying to bring up my grade in one class, my grades began to suffer in my other classes.
My injury occurred on May 28th 2012 and I started to struggle in school instantly. The lights bothered me, loud noises were unbearable, I could not concentrate or remember anything and worst of all I couldn’t read. So school and a concussion seemed to not add up. Unfortunately the concussion was taking over my schoolwork and I felt vulnerable. I missed the last three weeks of my sophomore year; however I got the grades I earned the whole trimester, consequently all A’s and B’s.
To exemplify this, my friend Joe was assigned three hours worth of homework last week…and that was only math! Placing hours of homework upon the fragile and developing brains that will be the future of America would be a crime in itself. To shield the inner thoughts of our eminent future, it is imperative that you reduce the boatload that students call homework. Furthermore, when stressed out from overloaded studies, scholars tend to become inimical, which is hazardous to their learning community as corruption within their mind leads to physical altercations with classmates. Homework is like a tsunami; you can try hard but you cannot avoid it.
As a returning student to LAVC, I find myself concerned with locus of control. Just last year, I was a junior at CSUN, taking rigorous courses that, had I consulted with my mentor at LAVC, would not have taken all at once. Due to my stubbornness, my GPA took a nosedive on my first year as a transfer student and I was disqualified; now I’m required to make up for those bad grades if I want to return to finish what I started. Even though I should move on and get back up on my feet, I am conflicted with either taking personal responsibility, or attributing my failure to the lack of advisement. By definition, Marijana (2010) goes
I would go try to take the test and never finish because I felt I couldn’t do it. Until December 2011 I keep telling myself that if I didn’t go get it my kids would never have anything and I would be forced to live off the state or my mom. So December came along and I forced myself to go take that test. I was surprised to say I passed everything except my essay part. It took me two weeks to study for the next essay test and I passed with flying colors.
Barry was getting ready to start Junior High School and it was going to happen anyway. (Barry 47). For the longest time I wasn’t grateful for the knowledge that Scott shared with me that day. Just like Barry, I became very insecure about the things I had and worried they weren’t enough. I honestly don’t know if was pride or ignorance that kept the veil over my eyes for so long.
''I took to spending 4 hours a night on my homework, putting in even more time when we were assigned an essay. I suppose I could have gotten by with less(..)''(l.90-91,p.8). He would stay up all night practicing and studying, so that he could prove her wrong and furthermore create some kind of identity for himself e.g David the hard worker. All his efforts seemed to go to waste in proportion to the instructors reaction, she couldn't be bothered to care. David, due to the verbal abuse, started to lose his confidence and go into a mild form of depression.
The speech Mrs. Holler had given had placed a heavy weight on my shoulders, my schedule was already so difficult, and I didn’t think that I would be able to be successful with a class that required so much devotion. But then I made new friends, sitting with different grade levels, and I started to get more comfortable with the class. But then you switched it up once again. You gave us our group members; you put me in a group with complete strangers, Jacob Biber, Julie Klemz, Katelyn Meeter, Natalie Ambrose, and Kristen Saunders. Ohmigosh, I wanted to run out that door and never come back.
Most homework, and assignments require time to finish, but some students wait until the last minute. That is why they do not have enough time, and they end up turning in the paper late or cannot complete it. Of course, the professor will mark down those late papers and the students will get low grades. Also, some students do not study until the exam day. They study for a short time, and they may find it too hard, and they cannot pass the final exam and drop out school.