I am enrolled in the Commonwealth Governor's School. It is a rigorous academic program for highly gifted and motivated students. The program, which spans all four years of high school, is designed to challenge students in the four core subjects. Students in the program are required to take the most academically challenging courses available at their school, including a total of eleven Advanced Placement courses and one Dual Enrollment class. The program also requires its students to create two independent research projects called culminating projects. The goal of these projects is to teach students about how to conduct scholarly research, write literature reviews, create original products, correspond with experts, and present their findings.
I am amazed at how the reading assignments in this class interest me. I gave up my leisure reading in order to have the time to attend this school, and I find myself losing my self in this reading, just like my "fun" books.
After taking this class I feel like I know how to properly read something and truly understand it. Before I would just read and be able to get the story but now I ask questions. By asking question I get a better grasp of not just what happened by how and why. I really enjoyed how we got to not only read the pieces but, we were able to learn more about the authors. Learning about the authors backgrounds
In the duration of this course, I was more informed on how English literature was started. I became more educated on how the styles and tones the authors utilize have an affect on the readers. Although I had already read many of the stories we studied, I became more enlightened on the background history of the authors of those stories. Becoming more cultivated on the authors enabled me to view their accounts in ways that I wouldn’t have usually considered.
High school students who are dual enrolled feel they should receive free college credits while enrolled in high school. Being a dual enrolled student in high school is a privilege.in the early 1900’s students did not have to opportunity to take collage curses while in high school. Dual enrollment was implemented to help students succeed faster and increase the rate of people that attend and graduate collage. Therefore, giving out free grades would impact society in a negative way. If the students were not able to receive free credits in classes it would teach them maturity, responsibility, and would get them ready for the real world. Giving out free grades would decrease the opportunity for the students due to them not learning the materials
Over the course of the past 16 weeks, I have learned so much about literature. I’ve realized that there are countless different ways to interpret a piece of writing, countless ways to write a story, and so much more to literature than what first meets the eye. My reading choices are more broad because of the requirements of this class, and that is something that I am thankful for. I am not going to sugarcoat it, I was not looking forward to this class because reading really isn’t something I enjoy when I cannot choose the reading material. To my great surprise, I ended up really enjoying, learning, and reading all the different types of writing. I definitely enjoyed some more than others. This class has taught me things I may have never gotten to learn if I had not taken the class.
I am dual enrolled at Macomb Community College, earning 22-23 transferable college credits. I have a job and work quite a bit. My mom is a single mother of four children with no child support. This has forced me to grow up a lot faster than I should have. I essentially support myself financially which has made it tough past few years but I would not trade it for anything.
I know this class will refresh my memory on some English literature I learned eons ago. I’m also looking forward to reading some really good stories, books and learning about authors and the reason they write or research in certain ways. The terminology used throughout the textbook; will be extremely helpful in my personal and work life in regards to college work and as a social work assisting with various
I have had nothing but problems when dealing with financial aid. I have to email and fax different information all the time and wait, then I get a call saying they never received the information etc. They break my agreement with the Education board, they did not offer me free money or grants before loans. As agreed to through my Must accept all federal and state educational grants and/or scholarships My agreement "(EOPS, CARE, and Federal Work Study) before requesting a loan." On top of this, the loan officer said I had used all my subsidized loan and give me unsubsidized. I paid interest I ended up paying extra interest because I found out 12 months later I was entitled to the other loans. Then I apply for the community college grant and
Since I am a transfer student, my time is very limited at UIC. Therefore, I go beyond measures to grasp every opportunity that comes my way. Before I transferred to UIC, I was living in a small town called Decatur. I had many dreams and aspirations to make a name for myself and get out of Decatur. During my last three years living in Decatur, I was attending a local community college. The teachers, classes, and even the equipment were limited to increase the value of my education. I working several odd ball jobs to help pay for an associates degree that I felt was not taking me in the direction I wanted to go.
I prefer to read fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror genres. I like books that I can relate to. Modern stories or older stories with a modern twist are fun to read and figure out what all was changed from the original story.
There are many different kinds of genres, such as romance, comedy,suspense and mystery. If you really enjoy mystery and suspense books because there is a cliff hanger after every chapter, and it keeps wanting the reader to read more. Found the novel by Harlan Coben, and the last book of the Mickey Bolitar series was very exciting and also very suspenseful for many reasons, such as setting, point of view, and the conflict.
I will not be satisfied with becoming a number. I was, and I will remain, deeply devoted to my academic career and service to the community. My academic success was founded by an honors program, known as OMNI, in my elementary school. As a transfer student, I was not eligible for the program. Hearing the stories of OMNI students motivated me to want to participate. Unfortunately, academic success has never been simple for me, and my B average grades did not meet the requirements. I began to push myself academically, as getting into the program became my number one priority. I am surprised my parents didn’t take me to a psychologist. I was probably the most stressed-out third grader in school. For the first time, I became deeply motivated to achieve academic excellence.
I briefly skimmed through the course syllabus and I am very excited about what we are going to learn from this course. I expect this course to help me improve my critical reading, analysis and research
I love reading fiction more than any other kind of book. I have read all of the Twilight and Hunger Games books and I am currently reading the Divergent series. I have also read other books, like The Notebook and The Giver among many other fiction books. One of my most favorite books is To Kill a Mockingbird. I have also enjoyed some non-fiction like The Diary of Anne Frank. I like reading