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.
Eventually I was moved from classes due to my insubordination and i was content at the time. In seventh grade I was still identified as a "Gifted and Talented" student but was in regular ed classes. My rebellion that year was much worse than the year before. It was mainly caused by the people I would hangout with and of course myself for letting myself be influenced by them. I started skipping class, leaving the campus and just generally not caring about my education.
“A Minnesota teacher of seventh and ninth grades says that she has to spend extra time in class editing papers and must 'explicitly' remind her students that is is not acceptable to use text slang and abbreviations in writing” (Cullington 89). Also, “many complain that because texting does not stress the importance of punctuation, students are neglecting it in their formal writing” (Cullington 89). These points are valid, but the evidence is limited because it is based on a few personal experiences, rather then a large study with much more research.
She understands that people come from different environments and everyone can learn; they just need to be motivated. Mary once blamed the poor academic skills the students have today on things like drugs and divorce for poor motivation and concentration. She describes starting the day with concentration principles buy the way she walks into her class. If her style of teaching doesn’t work then she will fail the student. Mary’s son a High School senior was in the jeopardy of flunking English.
Respect is a huge and beneficial thing that people need to have today, and within the past twenty years it seems that the respect from the younger generation. Many parents seem to spoil their children more than what they used to. Parents don’t just spoil their children with material things, but children are also spoiled in ways of how to treat others. Children do not seem to have the need to treat strangers with respect. Younger generation are completely revolved around themselves and seem to take in no consideration for others.
Some people deserve a second chance, but it shouldn’t be given to someone that doesn’t show effort towards school. If someone is failing a class you can’t always blame the student. You have to put in perspective that the teacher could be bad at teaching,or perhaps the student missed a lot of class due to being sick,or maybe the class is just too hard. So however, handing out extra credit could be tolerable to the students that show effort, and not to the students who mess around in class. One reason a student should receive extra credit to pass, is that they have trouble with that one specific subject.
How do they do it? Most of the time they don't really understand the material in the class, but somehow manage to pass with good grades. There are many downsides to what Bruno describes as being “cheated in the long run." He mentioned that although the students have remembered all the facts they don't really achieve any additional intelligence. He brought up a good point that a lot of people wouldn't have thought of in terms of a student’s education.
Procrastination has been around as long as humankind has been existing, but the only deference is the way we are being punished. Back then people where looked at as sinners, and sloth, although; it is a negative punishment towards the results of procrastinating when it has a positive reaction as receiving a check, tax, food, and successful career. In my opinion, being a procrastinator is due to a psychological effect, due to experience as a student and an employee. Most people procrastinate because they are dealing with some type of issue or matter. (Fuschia Sirois pg35) In 2006..the university of Windsor in Ontario reported in a study of 254 adults that procrastinators had higher stress levels and more acute completed jobs in a timely manner.” This situation then affects a person’s health, creating anxiety, and stresses even more due to the facts that he or she is in a position where they have zero privacy to express themselves and from my opinion it can result in having a person becoming psychodynamic.
It usually begins at an early age just around when they enter elementary school. They start receiving work they’re not used to and depending on whether or not their guardian has a jellyfish spine or a cement spine, it will determine the child’s habits. These habits will solidify overtime into a cement wall. There may be other factors in one’s life that affect the growth of one’s procrastination, the causes may even change, but in the end the effects will forever stay the same – hinders growth, destroys relationships, and accumulates stress. It should be common sense that if you put off your work until later, the amount you will have to do will continue to snowball until it becomes so gigantic that it’s become its own glacier – tall and unshaken.
This evening I would like to talk you about procrastination. However, I put off writing this speech for so long that I did not get around to actually determining what to tell you about procrastination. Okay...I am just kidding. I only procrastinated until Saturday, and that was only because I wanted to put off grading some essays written by my Senior Composition class. As you may already know, procrastination is one of the easiest ways to not finish your work.