“No one knows what he can do until he tries” One of the most valuable life lessons in “No one knows what he can do until he tries.” When it came to school, I never tried my hardest. Whenever I didn’t understand something, I would become discouraged and give up. My absence of effort showed in my grades. However, in high school, I began to learn that if you truly give something your all, you can succeed. I always received good grades in elementary school.
I was so happy that I didn’t have to worry about the stress of this topic anymore. My parents were so proud that about how determined I was. Now I realize that it wasn’t until I completed the Geometry class in my junior year that I passed the regents in June of 2011. I believe this is because Geometry was the necessary class to take before Algebra II Trigonometry but the curriculum in my school district wasn’t set up that way, causing many students to fail. Many students who failed were “A Students” and never failed a test before this.
These courses offer more comprehensive and fast paced learning than normal. In eighth grade, your teachers either recommend you for honors classes or you are excluded from them for the next four years. I was excluded. Although I believed that I was able to perform in an honors course, my teacher did not. So I entered high school in all regular classes.
My ninth grade was pretty cool until the last week of school I let my mouth get the best of me and said some things that I really should’ve not said and because I did I earned the next semester at the alternative school. When school started back I was very sad because I had to go to the “bad” school with all the “bad” kids and I was very nervous. Once I got there it was pretty cool and I really enjoyed it because the classes were smaller and you got more one on one help. My grades went up and my mom decided that I should spend the rest of the year there, which really messed me up because they did not offer any elective classes only the basics . 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.
Throughout the years in high school I never really thought about my future until my senior year. So in all the years I was in high school I slacked with my grades and was very disappointed in myself when I saw my grade point average at a 2.4 for all four years I did in high school. I thought to myself, “Wow, I could have done so much better if I actually thought about where I was going to be within the next ten years.” I have saw my brothers and sisters go through college so I know I can do it too. The best thing about college is experiencing the new life. You get to meet new people and actually be in the real world.
And on this beautiful day I got one step closer to becoming a man because I took my driver’s test, and I passed. I can remember everything like it was yesterday. It was Tuesday the day before Halloween. I woke up to get ready for school with one thing and one thing only on my mind, would I pass or fail my driver’s test. I went to school and I can remember being so anxious to get out of school to achieve this goal that long awaited me, but the school day seemed endless.
It was late on a school night—3 a.m.—and Tracy’s 17-year-old son, Jason, was still playing video games in their one-bedroom apartment in Flushing, New York. The noise infuriated her and kept Jason’s younger brother awake. The family had uprooted from Hong Kong to move here a few years ago, and Jason had become angry and withdrawn. When he wasn’t arguing with his mother or brother, he would retreat into endless hours of video games. That night, Jason blocked all of her attempts to shut down his game, Tracy says.
The date was Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The flu got the best of me, so I had to miss school. Lying on the couch, I groaned about what I considered to be an agonizing headache (my idea of pain was, and still is, quite skewed.) My mother was in the kitchen, tending to my needs. I was channel-surfing due to my disapproval of the morning television programs.
He voices his opinion on how high school was, how high school is now, and how it could make or break your next four years from all the upsets, hardships and bullying. Fifty years ago, things were way different than how they are today. Kids had to go to school and were respectful to their peers or they would get in a huge amount of trouble, kids were expected to help their parents around the house or does some yard work outside. Nowadays kids do nothing and expect so much in return. If they do not get what they want when they want it, usually they will pitch a fit or they will not speak to their parents and the end result of that situation is the kid ends up getting it.
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