That was the beginning of the most riskful, yet most rewarding year of my high school career; a few precedents I made during the 2015-2016 year included getting a job, joining FFA, FCCLA, and the Academic Super Bowl teams, plus church work, simultaneously. I was fully aware that tackling this new schedule while having a heavy academic load would be challenging, because I was in all honors and Advanced Placement courses that left me with close to two hours of homework to complete each
Over the course of this semester, I have learned a lot about who I am. I have discovered things that I did not know about myself. Choosing Spelman College as an institute to education myself at was only the first step that I took. Overcoming the challenges that it has
High school has taught me who I really am and has embedded me with key factors to be successful not only in life, but to further my education throughout college. At Seoul American High School, you must become an expert in time management, staying true to yourself, and achieving your
Keeping a personal schedule or calendar can assist in prioritizing important dates, deadlines, and goals (Martinez Tucker, 2002). Asking for assistance from friends, family, and neighbors can also provide support. Finally, engaging in various stress relieving activities may prevent students from feeling overwhelmed.
To start, I have to say that I truly enjoyed this assignment. I learned so much not only about the city of Oakland, but also about all the cities that the individuals in my group selected. It was interested to compare the trends that some of our cities shared, and also what was different.
For the next two months I have to dedicate myself to my school work and have everything completed by April. A good way to accomplish this goal is by planning out my week. Knowing how much work I need to do each day, will increase my efforts.
Charles, I completely understand how juggling family, a demanding job, and our new school commitment can be stressful at times. However, I believe a person can develop a routine or habit in just a few short weeks. I have made a conscious decision to make earning my degree a priority. Therefore I have had to make sacrifices in time for family and extracurricular activities. My family and friends know how important this journey is to me and they understand I won’t be as available as I used to be. I am falling into my routine, and I have not experienced stress yet. I feel confident I will succeed.
The Criminal Justice agency I worked with was the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility or STAFS. At this agency, there is a focus on applying forensic science to the human body. There is an additional focus on what can be collected from the evidence that they are provided with. At STAFS, the bodies the scientist work on are donated and are treated with the upmost respect.
Clemson, South Carolina, where 22 years of my wonderful but challenging life was spent. Challenging enough I was forced to enlist in the United States Navy. During my enlistment, I met and married my wonderful husband of 24 years. Three years from now he retires with 30 years of United
I am used to having the syllabus and starting with the planning in advance. I also don’t think that it helps that I just moved the weekend before class’s started and I have not fully unpacked, so my house is a complete mess. One way that I plan to reconcile this “mess”, so to speak is by taking the holiday time off to organize and get my mind set on the fact that this is graduate school, and that this is real! This is happening weather I want it to or not. Once I get my mind on that set of tracks, I believe that it will be easier for me to focus my attention on ways that I am able to complete assignments before the last minute that they are due. I also think that demonstrating some self-awareness is going to be a key factor in gaining the ability to focus my attention to school and try to balance school, home life, work and field placement at the same time and not burn out.
Many amazing events have had great influences on me, and I am so grateful for all of them. However, the most influential event in recent years would have to be winning the ISSMA band competition with the highest possible award. Our band had been working for upwards of six months on our music pieces, and our hard work paid off in the best way possible. The process began in September of 2015, when we were first given the pieces. They were titled Abandoned Treasure Hunt (Rob Grice), Black Forest Overture (Michael Sweeney), and Entrance of the Tall Ships (James Swearingen). We were given the new pieces sporadically throughout the fall of 2015. Instantly, we all began to work very hard and put our best effort into the music. Each piece was unique, and featured different sections in different ways.
Student Athlete: Not Athletic Student The buzzing sound I hear in my ear at 5:30 am 5 days a week signals me that it is time to wake up. I wake up early every morning before the sun rises to finish last minute homework assignments. At 6:30 I
Scheduling enough time for assignment completion may be difficult at times. Even though one may have a week to complete the project, many won’t start until the night before it’s due. To avoid such academic imbalances I would prefer keeping track of assignments on weekly calendar. For larger assignments I may break the task into smaller ones and would start work backward from the due date. I will allocate two hours on daily basis for assignment completion for GESP and another two hours for grad assignments. I will plan my work in advance so that when I get going I do not waste time on thinking on how to deal with my homework and other
I had never heard of UVA until my senior year of high school, so many of my first impressions of the UVA environment from online forums. As one would imagine, I was taken back by several of the stereotypes about UVA. When I moved into my dorm, I quickly observed that all of the strangers unpacking their bags and settling into their rooms seemed to mostly resemble one another’s styles. I had never seen so many brightly colored shorts and shirts with little whales on them before. At the time, the only other person on my hall that had some resemblance to myself was one of my friends who won the same scholarship as I did to get to UVA. As I spent more time getting to know the guys in my hall I started to recognize that they all had similar qualities and tastes. I heard many of the same stories of family vacations, went to similar private schools and their
In college life, students face many pressures. One of my biggest stressors was keeping my student scholarship. After coming in to college with a 3.3 grade point average, I knew that keeping a 3.0 in college, for my scholarship, was going to be a challenge that I had not yet experienced. This caused me to work even harder and sometimes even too hard. The scholarship played a large factor in choosing Baldwin Wallace as my school of choice, so retaining my reward is of the utmost importance to both me personally, and my parents financially. As I began classes I realized that the work load seemed a lot larger than high school, and sometimes as if it were never going to end. I soon realized how to balance my time between school work and making grades, as well as meeting new people and having fun. There are many enjoyable things that make college the great experience it has been so far, so finding an equilibrium of hard work and good times has been one the best new attributes I have