Organization is Key When one enrolls into an honors or advanced English class, there are many worries that come to mind. These worries create thoughts such as ‘Am I a good writer?’, ‘Will I pass?’, or ‘How do I even start a paper?’. My teachers never specifically taught me to write. My teacher that I had for 9th grade English and my 10th grade honors English class always gave good grades. Once I got into my first AP English class, I felt as though my writing was inferior. In my distress, I went to the internet and I found that you do not have to be gifted in academic writing to get good grades on your essays, I found that organization is the key to writing a powerful essay.
I looked like a deer in the headlights during my 8 grade graduation, especially after they told me that I was no longer in the national honor society that same day. The worst thing was the reason why I was kicked out. I had finished all the requirements; completed more
A gold plaque glistened on the stage, written on it was “Straight A’s All Three Years of Junior High”. Attending the academic ceremony as a 6th grader, I watched in awe as a few 8th-graders received this prestigious plaque. I thought to myself that I would work hard so that one day I could be on that stage and receive that award. For the rest of my Junior High career, I strove to get straight A’s in all of my classes. I remained persistent, focused, and dedicated.
I'm currently a junior at Central High School with a 3.99 GPA. I am a very organized, creative, patient, and committed person. I have a very high tolerance level. I will withstand anything that comes in my way. I have the ability to multitask
After sitting at the same desk for three years, I figured I was beyond seeing anything new. I was wrong. After that third year I saw a lot more than I thought I would. I went up to high school and everything was so much different. The grades were harder, the assignments were harder and the teachers were harder.
My involvement with the Honors Program and the Honors Club has increased over time. When I first enrolled in Pima Community College I was hoping for no more than a certificate that would allow me to access a well paid job in this country. The reason for this is that, even though I wanted to go to a four year university as I was doing when I lived in Colombia, I knew that higher education would be too expensive for me to afford as an immigrant that had recently moved into the U.S. I also thought that the language barrier would make it difficult for me to obtain the grades that I wanted. However, after taking my assessment exams when I first joined Pima and getting a very high score that allowed me to join the Honors Program, my curiosity and desire to further my education began to swell. After my first semester in Pima I obtained a 4.0 GPA, which gave the
Let me tell you about two students. Student A attends Brooklyn Technical High School. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and loves to play sports such as basketball and football. He’s part owner of a clothing brand, and has a passion for video games and computer software; having hopes that one day he will own a software company. Student B has been working since the age of fifteen; at one point having to work two jobs in the same day. He’s been surrounded by gang violence most of his life, and the biggest fear he has is failure. To both my detriment and benefit, I am student A and student B. For most of my life, I’ve been caught in between
In high school, I have maintained an Academic Honors diploma track which means I will be graduating with a higher honors than most of my grade. I was only allowed to stay on this track if my GPA was above a 3.0 and I didn’t get a grade lower than a C-. This was a difficult task for me at times because I took hard classes such as AP Biology and AP Calculus. They tested me to see if I was serious about staying on this track. It turns out, I was serious. I never got a grade lower than a C- and my GPA is way higher than a 3.0. However, my devotion to doing well in school, was because of the Weaver scholarship and not the higher diploma track. When I was in 8th grade, my dad, Mark Klug, informed me about it and said that if I kept my grades up,
My failure helped me understand not only what I did wrong, but also it helped me understand myself better. I realized that it was not truly my wish to be a member of the Honor Society, I was doing that to please my parents, my friends and my previous teachers. I learned to be myself, despite the situation and be humble, without studying even if you have the potential you will not achieve anything, success is ninety nine percent hardworking and one percent perseverance, it requires effort. After crying in front of hundred students I finally got the strength to be myself no matter what, I became emotionally stronger and overcame my shyness, or part of it. The embarrassment of my failure not only made me the smartest girl in my school, but also
I attend Greenbrier High School and have a very busy school life which includes many extracurricular activities and programs while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. This year, I am taking one class that is Advanced Placement (AP) and I am receiving 9 concurrent credit hours from the University of Arkansas at
A rain forest possesses a great deal of knowledge, awaiting someone hungry enough to act upon their desire to feast. A university acts much in this way, creating a diverse haven to learn and develop. However, there are many niches within a rain forest; many areas in which one can develop their knowledge of a particular subject matter. A college acts in this manner, establishing an environment in which one can refine their passions. Also within the rain forest exist areas in which distinct species can communicate, socialize, and live in harmony. In this way, an honors college supports student growth by showing students how knowledge in the field is discovered, developed, evaluated, compared, and applied. A course within my ideal honors college will celebrate the diversity of the students who participate in the class, support the interests of each student, and challenge the limits of the traditional classroom.
how did I become an honor collage student? well to be honest, I was pretty much surprised that I got into This great program In a matter of fact, I didn’t know that this kind of programs was excited .Because It wasn’t a long time since I moved here
My whole life I have always been a straight A student. I always thought that if I didn’t have an A, I was failing. The first semester, of my Sophomore year, I had Geometry. It was the hardest class I had ever taken. Like always, I tried my best, I
For my first out of class activity, I scheduled a meeting with my Chemistry 163 instructor, Professor Burke. Due to the scheduled times of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) for my Chemistry 163 section, I am unable to make those SI sessions. Professor Burke and I met on January 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm in 3758 Gilman Hall. I scheduled a meeting with Professor Burke during her office hours to go over homework problems that I didn't quite understand how to do. I also asked her questions about the upcoming exam. As we worked through the homework and answered my questions she taught me tips to remember the various vocabulary terms that I have to know for the exam.
Growing up, achieving near perfect grades in school quickly became my utmost priority. I excelled in nearly every subject, particularly math, all throughout elementary, middle, and most of high school; however, this year, my senior year, I had experienced what I’ve always considered to be my absolute worst nightmare: receiving a low test grade in a math class.