I took the regents for the third time in January 2011 and again, I didn’t pass. I continued taking the Algebra II Trigonometry class after school, and again took the regents in June of 2011. I passed all my other regents tests including Geometry that month and when I got my results for the Algebra II Trigonometry Regents, I started crying. I finally passed. I was so happy that I didn’t have to worry about the stress of this topic anymore.
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.
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
During the school year, students don’t have time to spend with their families or relax, because they have tons of homework in their face. Kids’ sometimes don’t have time to relax their minds. When kids’ over think, it could cause problem to them. Some families like to take a family vacation during summer, because that’s the only season of the year that they have a three month vacation. Without homework in their faces, they could enjoy their summer more.
John Stuart Mill was a hedonist and accepted that happiness was of great importance and stressed that happiness is more important than pleasure. Mill believed that the quality of pleasure decides on whether an act is good; for example, human pleasures such as reading are what is good however animal pleasures such as eating is not as good. This meant that he felt that the quantity of pleasure did not matter, it was only the quality. Mill continues to develop his argument by saying that everyone deserves happiness so therefore, everyone aims towards their own happiness so everyone should aim for the happiness of everyone. He believed in universalizability which means what is right or wrong for one person in a situation is right or wrong for everyone.
The next day I was supposed to see my dad after he had his spinal surgery, I was so hung-over I passed out after taking a shower. I’ve never felt so horrible in my life knowing I let my mom and dad down. In the middle of junior year I got into I fight because I male student in my class called me a very horrible name. I got suspended for two days because I punched him in the face a couple times and had to get pulled off of him by three teachers, that was the first time I’ve ever got
According to the “Greatest Happiness Principle,” an action can only be right if it promotes happiness and an action is wrong if it provides the opposite of happiness. Mill’s utilitarian theory believes “all desirable things…are desirable for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.” Applying this theory to life would be an easy task, and one that many would be more than happy to live by. Enjoying a life in which there is nothing better or more attainable than pleasure, to achieve anything that would keep one away from pain and enjoy a simple life of pleasure just like as a common animal would be ideal. So using this piece of a theory, it appears that the highest good would produce the highest pleasure. Now comes the decision of what is the highest pleasure.
In my essay I will examine three things I need to do to change my attitude on my education these things are; go to totoring, study, and stop procrastinating. I am doing exceptionally well in all my classes except for one Ms. Boykin’s Algebra II class. It is my fault because I don’t wake up early enough to go to tutoring in the mornings. My strategy for the 2nd semester is to study and to stay on top of make up work when I am absent and go to tutoring to get help on things I don’t understand. Since high school I’ve been doing poorly in math but, I’m not going to let it get the best of me and I will do what ever is necessary in order to pass and graduate in June.
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
As I look back over the last three years of high school at American Heritage I have finally realized the importance of maintaining good grades. This was my biggest challenge to over come because I was too easily influenced with the wrong things, rather than applying myself to right things. I was found myself hanging out with the wrong people and never paying attention to the bigger picture. While my grades suffered I found myself not caring about homework, tests, etc. This took a dramatic toll on me, not only at school but at home as well.