After High School Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Oregon Lacking focus and direction Jobs dropped out after only 6 months but still continued to go to some Art classes
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.
Throughout my high school career, I had a great variety of classes ranging from Civil Engineering and Architecture to Anatomy and Physiology. I was, and still am, interested in just about everything. At the University of North Dakota, I chose to pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with an emphasis in Health Science and a Minor in Biology. This allowed me to tailor my schedule to include courses I needed as well as courses I was interested in. As evident in my transcripts, I took a little bit of everything and I loved every moment of it. Although I wasn’t yet focusing on a certain career path, I was certain that I wanted to ultimately pursue a career in the medical field. Specifically, I have recently found that chiropractic will allow me to enrich the lives of others while exhibiting lifelong learning
I have found that in all of my semesters here at FGCU this by far has been the toughest for me to complete. There has been lots of hard work put into all 4 of my courses, two jobs, and my level 1internship this semester and I’ve still found myself falling behind in EDF 4470 Classroom Assessment. After a few late and incomplete assignments, I still felt as though I had a chance to regain focus in this course. Unfortunately for me, however, things began to get worst and I became so far behind that there was no possible way that I would be able to complete each missing assignment and pass this course. Once I realized that I wouldn’t be able to withdrawal from this course because I had missed the deadline, without hesitation I spoke with my course
In the beginning of my junior year, I had signed up for one of the most intimidating classes in my high school, AP chemistry. While I took chemistry honors, I heard rumors about the AP course and seen homework packets that overwhelmed me to the point of removing the class from next year’s schedule. However, out of impulsiveness, I decided it was time for a challenge and put the course back on my schedule. When I received my summer assignment for the course, I felt confused and regretful about the decision I had made. My commitment to not fail the class the first week back from break forced me to focus on the time-consuming homework. From my struggle, I managed to finish the packet on time. The school year began, and one of the first lessons
During my sophomore year I took CHEM 305 at one of the college campuses, and what I didn't realize was that not only was the class too difficult for me, but also that I didn't need the class. By the time I had realized I wanted to drop the class, it was already too late. The only option I was left with was to either continue with the class and see how it went or to receive an W on my transcript. Although, I gave it my best to understand the material and tried my hardest, it wasn't enough for me to pass the class. Had I had the opportunity to drop the class within the drop date I wouldn't have received a non-passing grade on my
I had to step up and work outside of the farm during the week to help with our household expenses. When I would be done with my workday, I also had to do my duty on the farm and help little where I could. All these factors hindered my participation in the classes. I did try to drop the class I took through UND but it was too late in the term to do so. I started the late drop procedure and things took longer than expected, and by the time I figured the steps that needed to be taken, the final was already handed out to the class. I ended up completely forgetting about the Tech course I was enrolled in through MSU, as it was a course that was done at your own speed.
when I was a high school student I had help with time management from my supportive study class when I got to college I thought would be able to do things on my own it was hard for me switching from assistant to being on my own for the first time own I look back at the classes I choose for my first semester I wish I had chosen classes that would have ease me into college because it was hard for me to get to college life right away when I signed up for my second semester classes I step back and take a look at what I was doing as well as I hope during the second semester I dropped the class due to the fact that I was not doing well I believe that if I drop a class I could focus on another my grades were very good at the end but one was still
Getting to this point in my academic career has been a balancing act. I spent most of my time as a part time student earning my Associates while working full time. Getting the most out of my education was always my primary goal and it meant working hard and managing my time well. I graduated with Faculty Honors and am currently progressing towards graduating Cum Laude at Western. I was able to not only take a heavy course load, but manage it well and remained flexible and grounded in the reality of what I could handle. Determined to expand my knowledge I wanted to not only to take a variety of courses during early undergraduate work, but as I
As teenagers, we’re all told in high school that “These are the best years of your life! Don’t waste them!” or something to that extent. Though in reality, high school is nothing more than a stress filled scramble to find your own identity or at the very least, one that
Before reading Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education by Matthew Sanders, I saw my personal role as a student in higher education to obtain an education degree so that I can start my career. I was frustrated with all the time and money that I had to take this summer semester to relearn unneeded formulas in Beginning Algebra, write numerous unnecessary essays in English Composition and memorize useless information in General Psychology as they are required core classes in the Education Assistant Program. I just wanted to be able to get into the classes that really mattered. Classes with interesting titles like: Individual Education Programs, Effective Teaching, Develop & Adapt the Curriculum, Behavioral Intervention & Classroom and similar ones that will prepare me to do my job as a teacher's assistant upon graduation.
Instead of dropping the semester, I continued with my studies and I failed one class. When I returned to
I was really sad that my favorite classes were getting cut. I really wanted to take the next level of pottery and drawing. But after they cut all art classes, I just didn’t care about drawing anymore and lost my touch on it. I never practice drawing until my senior year of high school when they brought them back. I said “What the heck let me try it again”, so I decided to take a drawing class. But this time I didn’t have that feeling I had when I took drawing a few years before. I lost the touch of my pencil creating the lines I was used to doing.
My main engineering courses at the time were underway and being focused on them was a must but, with the passing of a relative of whom I looked up to so greatly was still heavy on my mind, my studies then suffered in the process. In the event of such a close relative passing it became a distraction from my classes of which I then could not overcome therefore my grades had begun to suffer. Over the course of the next couple of years that preceded my graduation in 2013, I encountered many minor roadblocks and obstacles that I continually learned and built upon to become the person I am today. There were many lessons I learned from the “ups” and “downs” of my undergraduate career with the main one being, if you stay fixated on the goal you set out to achieve, you will eventually achieve it. My undergraduate degree became a humbling
Time, money, and schedule are all against you when you are trying taking classes. Having a family, a full time job that requires long hours, long commute, and lots of attention, makes studying, completing assignments, and quizzes a lot harder than I thought it would be, but with the investment already placed (money and time), giving up is not an option, giving up will be stepping backwards and not achieving the desired goal. It is taking a big toll on me, but I have to believe it will only be beneficial at the end of it.