The past few years since I have began High School I have realized how important school really is for my future. My freshman year was the year I slacked because I really just had no care but as an 11th grader and an incoming 12th grader for the 2018-2019 school
At the beginning of junior year, I had a difficult time with AP Biology. Even though I completed all the practice assignments, I did not do well on the first few lab write-ups and tests. The class was so hard for me that I contemplated dropping. I convinced myself to stay in the class and worked extensively with my teacher outside of class. I tried different studying techniques and methods and found the most effective one for me: pre-reading the textbook sections before my teacher introduced the concept. As this was the first course truly had difficulties with, I recognized that failures in life are inevitable. I embrace a new mindset now that incorporates these challenges into my personal growth. I now use each new obstacle as stepping stones
Everyone who doubted me had to state that they told me not to take it but I felt accomplished that I took the hardest class provided in my high school. It was depressing that I didn’t pass the AP exam but when next year came I took AP Environmental science which was the same concept as AP World in which is all based on note taking and quizzes that relied on the notes you take from the textbook. I felt that AP World History had a major impact on this class because I was taking notes every night studying for the test. I ended up doing really well in AP Environmental science and passing the AP exam with a 4. After I took the exam I started to look back and realize how much AP World helped me succeed. Although I didn’t pass the exam for AP World I felt like all the hard work and dedication carried over to AP Environmental Science which made me realize that all those people who told me not to take the class were only trying to bring me down because it ended up helping me be a better student and leading me to be better prepared for the
When I passed my AP World History test. During my freshman year I was put into an AP class. I didn’t know what AP was, I didn’t know what to expect. I was able to handle my honors classes because it was material back in middle school. However, AP World History was strenuous and took major effort. There were multiple times where I had uncertainty of whether or not I was capable to keep going. I really felt out of place because it was a difficult class with essays, chapters to read and exams every week. Nonetheless, I never gave in, I convinced myself that the reason why my school put in roughly 90 kids, including myself, out of at least 1000, is because they saw potential in us and knew that we would be able to handle the stress of a college
Throughout many of the arduous AP courses I took in high school I was pushed to my limits, but I accomplished my goals through hard work. One example of this would be my AP United States History class. This class was one of the most difficult courses I had taken, mostly due to the sheer amount of information being presented and needed to be memorized. Even though the basics of U.S. history had been taught to me in one way shape or form every school year, there was brand new information on people and important dates. At first I struggled with the work load and text, but I eventually made it through and succeeded by diving
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
On paper, I may not be the best student. I know very well that I am not the brightest student that this university has come across. Nonetheless, my drive and determination is something that I am very proud of. I strive to put my all into every aspect of my education. I remember junior year of high school being the most challenging year I have ever had. I took the initiative of taking three AP level courses all in one semester. I took AP U.S. History, AP Language, and AP Statistics head on that semester. I had heard rumors about AP U.S. History being “the hardest class you will ever take in high school”. That terrified me from the moment I first entered the classroom. With the help of an amazing teacher, it became my favorite class right away. I had not heard much about AP Language, so I had no clue what
During my first few months here at Bethel I have learned quite a bit about writing. I have learned about APA writing skills, punctuation, paragraphs and time management thus far. College writing is different than what I did in high school so it has taken some learning for sure.
Despite the dedicated amount of effort, the AP exams continue to haunt others. The sole purpose of AP exams continues to be a decision of trial and error. While, some students excel at AP exams, others struggle miserably. These exams are only designated for certain students. While, others believe they can achieve a favorable result, it’s next to impossible. Because, these exams are geared to strong difficulty curve the odds of that passing are lower than
I have taken two AP classes throughout my high school career: US History sophomore year and American Government junior year. These classes have expanded my skill set to include a vast knowledge of interpreting passages that has translated into an advanced concept of comprehension in my other coursework. Even though these classes were not my favorite, the struggle I faced redefined my character as a student; the challenges caused me to work harder in order to succeed, and to me, that is an invaluable lesson that I could have learned nowhere else.
I believe in perseverance. More than those who are gifted, I admire those who rival the talented through sheer hard work. According to Stephen King, "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." For this reason, I
When I finally got home I ignored my mom's requests of “How was your day?” and immediately stormed upstairs to my best friend, also know as my bed. As I layed there I slowly started to recover from the traumatizing events that had occurred earlier in the day. I started to realize that maybe such a challenging course was not such a bad thing. After all I would be getting a head start on my college credits. Instead of moping about how hard the class was going to be, I decided that I would accept the challenge that was being thrown at me and do my best to succeed. I wish I could say that I had completely dedicated to success in AP History, but that would be a lie, however I can proudly say that I did not quit, I accepted the
Over the past few months I have learned more about life than the past eighteen years. I have learned that thinking and living in reality makes life more easy. It becomes less complicated when it comes in making decisions. At first, I did not believe this solution works but getting the same results over and over again made me think of it. In this narrative, I will be mentioning about two experiences i.e (1) About my experience in AP Literature Class in High School and (2) My journey through high school especially during the college admission process. Yes, I did take the AP Literature and Composition class back in high school and got a letter A grade for it but why am I retaking this class? Because I did not pass the AP Exam! How can it be possible
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During my junior year, I was took a mock AP test for English. After i received my results on my writing portion, I was really surprised. The score I got on the test was a 3, but my writing score was a 2. Writing is what i considered my best part in English, so i was really shocked. My English teacher said the paper lacked creativity. She stated that I should brainstorm before my papers and this will allow me to come up with better plan for my papers. That comment really hurt me because I felt like I let her down. But I was determined to fix my mistake. For the next paper I wrote, I began to jot downs ideas and concepts for my paper before I started writing. This gave me a plan and allowed me to become creative because of the multiple ideas.