I was not surprised, but very disappointed when I received notification of my Academic Probation. I met with the Dean and explained the situation to him as well. My first year at the University of Richmond proved to be a very difficult experience for me and my grades suffered as a result. I am certainly not attempting to make excuses for my poor academic performance, but would like to explain the circumstances. As a freshman, I understood that the rigors of taking 18hrs credit hours of class work would be challenging.
Yes, I have had many obstacles that crossed my path but I want him to see that I didn’t just settle for less and that I am in charge of being able to accomplish my dreams and goals. I know that school will be difficult at times, but I am willing to put up with that constant struggle so I can have the feeling a self accomplishment when I am
At age 16 my aunty dropped out of high school and her life has been a living hell ever since. The age requirement to drop out of high school should remain the same because at 16 the part of the brain, called the Frontal Lobe, which controls decision making, isn’t completely developed. “Students who receive poor grades, who repeat a grade, or who are over-age for their class are more than likely to drop out.” (Do Something) Students who receive poor grades are likely to not care, get upset, or do something about it. Getting bad grades really affects you when you put so much time in that subject. If you don’t do the work, how do you expect to get good grades?
If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not. However, Sam was lucky to have Carla, the counselor at Seton Hall, who did more things than she should have to motivate the doctors to succeed in college. “She feared that if one of us dropped out of the program, she risked losing all three of us. She vowed not to allow that to happen, and she became our angel, guiding, protecting, and pushing us as we traveled
“Given Circumstances” By: Shawna Betancourt Most parents at some point wish that they could have done some things differently and wonder what would have happened if they did. A single parent, bearing the burden of trying to raise their children, and maintain their household, face this to a greater degree. In the story “I Stand Here Ironing” written by Tillie Olsen, one mother’s struggle to raise her daughter the best she can is brought to life. She fought to stay afloat financially while trying to maintain raising her daughter to the best of her abilities. During this process her daughter’s destiny goes astray from what she had envisioned for her and blamed herself for the outcome.
The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college. Her actions she displays when she comes home for a visit are shocking to her family. It is almost as if Dee is using them for a show, rather than a visit that has been well overdue. It’s one thing to know what heritage is but another to understand what your heritage is. Mama was always one who could not say “no” to her daughter and she always tried to please her regardless if her daughter appreciated it or not.
Student Appeal Committee Jashala Long The reasons for me being academically disqualified disappointingly for te 2nd time was due to basically just other things in my life getting in the way of me being able to fully focus on school, and my studies. One of the main things for me was work, I had to help with my house finances that got way behind, so it forced me to work a lot more hours then I wanted to, which in return caused me to lose a lot of hours that I had planned to focus on just my school work. One of the main actions that I have taken were to better myself with math, the courses I failed that caused me to be academically disqualified. My academic counselor told me about taking some
In the fall of 2006, I started my first year of college at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Within my first few weeks there I hated it; not because I was homesick, but because the work was too hard. The social life was great but behind closed doors I struggled with bio-chemistry and my professor was not making it easy, especially since he failed all 6 African American students in the class. Once that happened I decided to have a conference with him to see where I went wrong. He responded by saying, “I was never fond of black people, and helping you was is the question”.
I explained to Prof Harris before I left that there was a possibility I would have to take an INC. When I did contact Prof. Harris after my procedure she did not what to give me the INC saying that I didn’t finish at least 10% of the work which is in my opinion cannot be if I have enough work in to give me midterm grades which at the time I was facing a D. I do agree that tutor was needed but if given the proper chance to receive tutor service I would have passed. I was unable to be on campus to go to the tutoring center. My procedure was something that had to be done. I tried to speak with Dr. Anthony Gilberiti, Dean-Science, Math, and Technology, and was denied again.
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.