Of all the choices that the California State University of Fresno offered, I decided to enroll myself in English 10. My decision was based on my high school experience. I always challenged myself to take rigorous and challenging courses. In high school, whether it was a gate, honors, or AP courses, I always took up the challenge and gave it all my best. I had excelled in my English course in high school, however, I do understand that high school writing will massively differ from college writing. In addition, my decision was also based upon my recent participation in the English 10 course over the summer offered by the HCOP program for incoming freshmen experience.
I understand that this course will focus on developing research papers. During my junior year in high school, I had the opportunity to participate in the “UCSF Summer 2016 Research and Internship Program”, offered by the UCSF Doctors Academy program, where I worked on writing a research paper on a topic of my choice relating to medicine. Before starting my research I referred to a lot of scientific reports and journals that were related to my topic, in order to gain more knowledge about my topic. The Insider’s Guide to Discipline states that “Academic writers in a variety of disciplines engage in both primary and secondary research and find that they inform each other” ( Miller-Cochran, 89). The Insider’s Guide is stating that in order to have a good research paper the use of either a primary or secondary
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I live in a small town named Tawau in the Malaysian state of Sabah but I spent most of my high school years in the state capital – Kota Kinabalu (KK). My high school experience had been a total mess. Partly because my family moved from one city after another and partly because all three of my high school practices the same kind of education system.
High School was the year that i started to open myself new doors and new abilities for my future . When I was in middle school I got influenced by forends to stick to the ¨cool¨ side and little did I know that none of that mattered in high school. When I entered high school I thought I was going to have to walk in with the coolest shoes and clothes and freshman year was the year that took me to realize that what we have now or how we look does not matter of who we want to become. Freshman year I was really naive and I tried to keep my grades high but still got the average. That year I was struggling because I never grew close to any teachers or friends I was really on my own. Sophomore year came by and I started to open my eyes and I knew that I was doing good but the year before I was struggling in math so that was a heads up that i was not going to be the best in math. One year that I messed up in affected me through all my four years. Although summer school was a big help it was not the same as if taking the class for a whole year. Not seeking for help in geometry was one of the regrets i have in highschool. I sometimes think to myself that it would have been an easy road for me if I would have gotten it but what is done is done and i focus on what I could do in the present. So sophomore year I would go after school ro tutoring and i would ask some of my friends for help. Even if I did not get the A that I wanted I was still proud of myself because I managed to pass