When I was growing up I always did well in my math classes in comparison to my other classes. Students have said “He only does well because he’s Asian.”; others said “He’s just naturally smart compared to the other students” . In reality, I was just extremely interested in math and spent most of my time wanting to study and understand the subject compared to science and reading. Whenever I am in a math class, whether it was my Algebra I class or my AP Calculus class, I am constantly thinking to myself “How were these mathematicians able to correlate how certain numbers had some type of relationship with a figure or equation such as the Pythagorean Theorem”? When I am in another class, like my English or AP Government class, my mind tends to stray away from taking notes or doing my assignment because I am always thinking about numbers and certain equations and how they are able to be applied into the real world.
I developed both the syllabus and course material for ENT392 this semester by referencing lecture notes kindly provided by the previous lecturer (Dr. Andrew Keddie). For this course, I attempted to employed a mix media approach, using a combination of powerpoint slides and videos to deliver course content. Given my students' positive responses to the media I have included in the lectures, I feel that this approach has given them a greater perspective into the biology and diversity of disease vectors, as well as the complexities that underly arthropod-borne disease transmission systems.
Learning is the single most important aspect of any school education. Being able to retain the content and apply the information is much more important than simply memorizing facts. Earlier this year, I had initially started to take a certain class that would not benefit me in the future, and instead create an abundance amount of stress for me, as I had no interest in taking that course and was merely taking it to fit the norms of other students. Soon after, I realized that taking a different class that actually interested me would be more beneficial, and thus I would be able to focus on my other courses of high levels. This switch genuinely allows me to develop a much higher level of commitment for my other classes and help me retain the information for future purposes.
In my writing, my goal was to portray my experiences with the online AP Calculus AB course I took last year (sophomore year), in order to demonstrate when I learned some of the most important lessons in my life. Furthermore, through the use of different parts of my personal experiences, I also wished to address the different lessons that I learned; hopefully using the contributions of all of these lessons to arrive at a “final” lesson. To do this, I decided to focus on three main parts: giving the reader context and information behind my initial character/mindset, demonstrating how the AP Calculus AB course influenced that character/mindset, and showing what I learned from the AP Calculus AB Exam. Moreover, I wanted to have a different tone in each of these parts, both demonstrating my different feelings as well as portraying very different “aspects” of myself . For the first part, I decided that I wanted to have a “lighter” tone and focus on how I was excelling at school with ease, because this would contrast clearly with the next part. For the second part, I decided that I wanted to have a deeper mood while seeming confused, because this would further show the contrast between the first and second parts, as well as demonstrating how this truly was the first time I truly learned that lesson. For the third part, I decided that I wanted to begin with a more positive tone, as I had just learned my lesson, but transition into the same tone as the previous
This course activity is your opportunity to define the foundation on which you’ll build improvements in study habits, keeping in mind the goals you set and your definition of success.
I have been placed into Accelerated Intro to Calc, but after looking at the course catalog, I would feel much more comfortable taking Honors Intro to Calc this year. This is because I have never taken a formal Precalculus class (although I did learn it casually by myself), and the course description of the Accelerated course included topics that I have never heard before.
During my high school years, I can confidently say I have excelled in my academic endeavours. This success is partially due to my desire to learn. I am always intrigued by the lessons and concepts that are at the core of assigned work. My passion for learning has facilitated my learning process; because I am usually interested in the material that is being taught, my ability to retain and understand information is heightened. My academic success is also due to my drive to do the best I can. Since grade nine, I have demanded excellence from myself in all academic subjects. I strived to perform to the best of my abilities in the first high school years so that I would adopt that habit early and take it with me through the senior high school years. Finally, my academic excellence
Before my admission to Houston Community College, I was lost on how to succeed in my courses. However, my admission to this institute exposed me to different courses which educated me on different lessons on how not only to survive in college, but also how to succeed in my classwork. There are two main lessons that I wish to pass on to other students on how they can flourish in their courses.
Obstacles can easily change one’s journey in life. I believe I did have to overcome obstacles to succeed in AP Calculus, but they are quite different than those of the characters in the movie. In the movie, basically every character had a large obstacle to stop them from taking the class. For example, Angel was hindered by his activity within a gang. Ana had to deal with her father who wanted her to drop out of school and join the family business. Pancho had to choose between joining the workforce and his possible future as a student. Personally, the obstacles I faced were fundamentally different than those in the movie. For me, I had to overcome obstacles like not understanding the content that we learned in Honors Pre-Calculus the year
This text proposes to display the results of a study that was conducted by selecting a random sampling of students. Information was gathered and scored about their study habits and their anxiety levels at exam time. The goal was to determine whether or not there was a significant level of correlation between the numbers of hours that students studied in relation to the level of anxiety that the students experienced at exam time. As researchers the aim was to disprove the null hypothesis that states there is no correlation between the two variables and to prove the alternate hypothesis that states that the anxiety at exam time is directly
In order to academically succeed in college a student like myself should be able to be self-motivated. Motivation, from my own perspective, is known as a strong and irrespective force that helps me achieve what I want to aspire and overcome every academic obstacle that comes my way. This belief that I go by, is the key to success in my academic journey. I can recall several circumstances in which the possession of motivation was the deciding factor between my success and failure. Taking exams is one of the most prominent feature in which motivation is the key to succeeding. I recently received an "A" on an important exam in my Principle of Business class. The reason I performed well on the exam is because of the motivation I had to learn the new material for the exam. I prepared well for the test;
Approaching a new course one can have the confidence that they will be successful by maintaining an open mind to the material that is being introduce by their instructor. In doing so the student will master a new subject as well as be introduced to new thoughts and ideas pertaining to the material. Most importantly there is a higher rate of success in the class which leads to a more favorable outcome.
The history of calculus falls into several distinct time periods, most notably the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. The ancient period introduced some of the ideas of integral calculus, but does not seem to have developed these ideas in a rigorous or systematic way. Calculating volumes and areas, the basic function of integral calculus, can be traced back to the Egyptian Moscow papyrus (c. 1800 BC), in which an Egyptian successfully calculated the volume of a pyramidal frustum. From the school of Greek mathematics, Eudoxus (c. 408−355 BC) used the method of exhaustion, which prefigures the concept of the limit, to calculate areas and volumes while Archimedes (c. 287−212 BC) developed this idea
Besides, I have the problem to find the key points and important facts during the lectures, and I am wasting my time writing down the points which not necessary. I cannot see the overall concept which the lectures try to deliver and the important ideas. I don’t want this to be a problem for me anymore as it may affect my study and my concentration during lecture time. So I make a step to seek and think what the main concept is, and I try relating all the ideas of the course so that I can see clearly the overall picture and understand the topics that I learn. I also read the notes and make an effort to understand the lesson that will teach before going to the lecture. This helps me to give the overall idea of new topic that I will learn.