I felt like I wasn’t smart enough for college. A friend of mine whom I told my feelings about school let me borrow a book of hers that changed my perspective of what being smart really was. The book was about multiple intelligences called “You’re Smarter than you think” and by reading “ being smart isn’t only about getting good grades, scoring high on tests and memorizing stuff..” made me more interested in finding out my strengths and using them to help me in other aspects of learning. It made me realize things I never knew about myself before, yet I still had lingering fears since I had been out of school for several years to include the doubt that I would be able to juggle taking care of my children and go to school at the same time. It wasn’t until I went thru my Divorce that I started to really think about the importance of college and thoroughly analyze my life and it was thru that experience that made me realize that for once, I needed to make myself and my needs a top priority.
7 Things You Should Know to Achieve Your Dreams I still can remember my first year study in Pace University, desiring to know as much as I can about American and Pace, adjusting to American teaching style, while terrified to talk with strangers. For most international students, I believe improving their English communication skills, familiarizing American culture, and achieving an academic accomplishment are on top of their list when studying in American. However, it is not easy even though you are already here. After several years learning, practicing and countless embarrassments, I discovered several things you should know at the beginning of your journey here to achieve your best potential. * Communication is more important than grammar.
I didn’t get why I had to know these things, but I did know how to memorize them to get by. It was not until I was in college for the first time that I found that having passion for what I was learning, in turn, gave meaning to all the subjects that I felt were so pointless when I was younger. Just memorizing the information was not enough, I had to actually care about what I was learning. It was not about just passing the class anymore, it was about applying what I had learned to my life, and my future career. I then understood I have to physically know it, and mentally understand it.
To have a plan and goal in your schooling is a good way to start as well, and a system with your schedules and everything else will be also very helpful to maintain a good grade in college in all your classes. The first thing that is very important is attendance that is because if you do not show up for your classes it will hurt you in various ways. It can get you super behind on everything that is going on in class. And in college you are given points each day for showing up to class and if you’re not there those are class points you are losing for each of the days you do not come. Most teachers give you a couple days that you can be absent for and any more days you are absent after that points are taken off.
Most ones I would have liked were too advanced for me, so I wouldn’t have been able to read them. Throughout my childhood reading was not my strong point in school, but I learned to be a much better reader. I have become a better reader now with lots of hard work and reading still affects my everyday life. Now a days I will sometimes read for fun and books for school too. During school when I read I sometimes struggle on larger words or ones I don’t know, but I work very hard and it pays off.
Entry 2 I hate Mid-terms. How are we supposed to remember every little detail that we learn? I have been study a lot and getting ready for them. I got an A on the quiz in trig which made me feel more eager to get back into school and get the good grades. My visits with Berger are making me feel a lot better.
During those periods I'd be able to finish homework or study for tests, leaving me more time to concentrate on all my extracurricular activities, sports and scholarship applications. Furthermore, if I do end up getting a terrible marks, I'd have an opportunity to be able to repeat the course. Looking at the amount of repetitive work we have to do everyday, my guess is that I won't do as good as I usually would in an English class. For example, it's very hard not to get bored with writing an outline, rough draft, second draft, and final copy all in the same day; it will drop my mark for sure. Additionally, there's something about essay and paragraph writing that just demands my full attention; summer school excellently provides this opportunity .
My experiences as a junior changed my entire outlook on my role as a student athlete and caused me to reevaluate my perspective on the things that were important to me. When school started on August 26, and all my teachers began to give daily quizzes based on the summer readings, I knew I was in trouble. I started to fall behind due to the amount of time required to complete each assignment, and I had to complete it for all four of my classes. I knew I wasn’t off to a good start of the school year. 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.
And so, my sophomore year of high school I enrolled in a computer programming class. Needless, to say, it was one of my favorite high school courses between freshman and junior year. I could make my own applications and didn't have to rely on others to create things for me. Since then, I've enrolled in many more computer science courses in the following years to expand my knowledge on this fascinating science. However, I knew computer science would be difficult to master due to all the
The following essay will share to you her experience as a freshmen student in the United States. This paper entails culture differences she had manage to overcome and other inevitable situations. The person I am talking about is me. Personal Experiences When I went to school at Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC), I was hesitant at first to pursue my dreams because I had so many weaknesses that dragged and stopped me in dreaming high. Despite from those weaknesses, I still continued to enroll in the class, finished all my pre-requisites and fortunately after two years of waiting in the program I got accepted.