When I first got accepted into Stuyvesant High School, I heard countless of rumors stating: “Oh the workload is terrible”, “The competition is so fierce” or “Out of schoolwork, extracurriculars, or sleep: you can only pick two.” I found it hard to let it faze me, since I graduated from one of the most prestigious middle schools. However, the rumors transformed into reality when I stepped into Mr. Nieves’ Freshman Composition Class. The workload at the beginning of the year was brutal, coupled with assignments from other core classes that seem unaware of the workload of other teachers. Reading assignments were a regular, and there were journal entries and occasional quizzes to keep us in line. What made it bearable was the friends I made in that class; everyone had their own opinion about the topic we were talking about, and listening to other perspectives really broadened my horizon and enriched my learning experience in Stuy. Another thing that this class has taught me is the importance of time management, a skill that I will carry on for the rest of my high school career and life. When I choose to sign up for Mr. Nieves’ AP American Literature class in my Junior Year, I was hoping to relive the discussion-based lesson plans and meet more outstanding peers. I was not disappointed, to say the least, reflecting through all the experiences at the end of the course. The lesson plans he laid out for us were an interesting mix between small lectures and class output, and what I
The idea of presenting a workshop in class is a very scary thought for me. As the sign-up sheet went around for our in-class workshop, the date picked was for convenience rather than subject. For the first time at Cal Poly, I am juggling four classes. What a time to start to be ambitious! The early weeks I was completely lost in class and up until that point I had relied solely on my life experience to hopefully get me through this class. Understanding the concept of analyzing text or imagines merely by looking at the piece was easy, but terms like ethos and pathos, additionally, the explanation of new criticism’s goal for literary analysis to emulate scientific theory really all escaped me. In the weeks that followed, and our second journal was due, I had read, Sarrasine (Balzac); and The Purloined Letter (Poe). Now a tiny voice inside my head said, “I got this.”
It is still so surreal to reflect back on my first semester as an incoming college student in the ENC1101 course, analyzing at my progression as a reader and writer in literacy. Since the first day of class I set in stone my goals for this class: receive a 4.0
A. Root Cause Analysis A root cause analysis (RCA) is a “systematic approach to understanding the causes of an adverse event and identifying system flaws that can be corrected to prevent the error from happening again” (Huber & Ogrinc, 2010). The root cause analysis is used to determine why the problem occurred in the first place and to identify the cause of a problem using a specific set of steps (Mind Tools, n.d.). The RCA team which consists of interprofessionals who are knowledgeable of the issues and processes related to the incident and the people who are involved in the incident should be formed first before the RCA meeting takes place (Huber & Ogrinc, 2010). In the given scenario, the team includes the emergency department (ED)
A3. Leadership Style Discussions Understanding different Leadership Styles can help me to become an effective leader by helping me to identify deficient areas in my personal leadership style. Being able to identify personal leadership deficiency will give me the opportunity of being aware. Being aware of deficiency in my leadership style will help me to gain new skills that will help me to improve and perfect deficient areas in my leadership style. This newfound awareness will allow me the opportunity to obtain knowledge, skills and abilities needed in order for me to become an effective leader.
After reading my first reflection, I realize I was very hopeful about high school in the beginning of the year. However, now I have mixed feelings about high school, since my first year did not go as I had anticipated. My first reflection mentioned how I thought the first month of high school was quite unexpected. Little did I know how unexpected ninth grade would turn out. I could never have imagined what would happen to me this year. Certain aspects were thrilling, exciting, hilarious; however, other aspects were depressing, anxiety-inducing, and highly stressful. I was incredibly naive and starry-eyed in the beginning of the year. However, I feel as if I am now an experienced adult looking down upon a young, innocent child, while secretly knowing that my younger self has yet to face the brutal, harsh, and unforgiving world. Nonetheless, there is always a wiser, more experienced elder looking down upon me.
Me and her calculated to having 20 credits for the following term. I thought that having that amount of credit was a lot to handle, but I was determined to try to do it. I was willing to do anything to try to keep my scholarship and financial aid because that’s been helping me pay for my books and tuition. Close to the end of the term. I was struggling with one class because of the amount of homework load I had in one class. I decided to talk to the professor, Dean Braa, and he said that I would not be able to pass the class and be given an F. I knew then that I couldn’t afford to get another F in my transcript when I was already trying to make up for the other F in Writing 135. After careful consideration, I decided to drop the class with a W. However, I was 3 credits short and I knew right there that I lost my scholarship and financial aid; I was devastated. I went back to talking to Sheree about what had happened and she discussed about how there is still a chance to appeal for my scholarship. I’m hoping that this coming up fall term I can do better in time management and
Even though I have worked with high school and college age youth for the past 20 years, I have very little experience with the SAT and ACT. This may, in part, be due to the group of youth I have worked with, foster youth. There are many bright, driven and successful foster youth, but unfortunately, many of them have also had such an inconsistent high school experience that they aren’t even thinking about taking college entrance exams; they are just trying to make sure (hoping) they complete all the credits they need to graduate. Many of their lives are complicated by issues outside of school that interfere with making college plans. I applaud the test administrators for trying to make the tests available to all students and their encouragement of all students taking the exam, but some of the most vulnerable students are
Throughout my high school career it has been my goal to get a certain score on the SAT essay portion. As soon as I finished the test, I knew for a fact that I did really well. However, three weeks later, I received my essay score and that was not the case. I sat down for several hours trying to figure out how to accomplish my goal so I could attend college with an academic scholarship.
- How to make a superior strategy for the ACT, SAT The school affirmations process is a long one, most vital parts are, the SAT or ACT state-sanctioned test, and one can profit by early arranging and choosing while amid secondary school you should take it and the particular test dates. Additionally, consider conditions like individual schedule,r confirmations due dates, the selection of subjects in school to take the SAT or ACT.
How to make a superior strategy for the ACT, SAT The school affirmations process is a long one, most vital parts are, the SAT or ACT state-sanctioned test, and one can profit by early arranging and choosing while amid secondary school you should take it and the particular test dates. Additionally consider conditions like individual schedule, confirmations due dates, the selection of subjects in school to take the SAT or ACT.
Have you ever just felt like high school was too easy? Well I have because I felt like the teachers just passed you on. They didn’t give me a challenge like I was supposed to have and from that being, now I have to prepare myself for the college life and teach myself the things I was supposed to be taught in high school. The school I came from didn’t have a math teacher or a history teacher all year so we just sat in the class rooms and played everyday all day and I still ended up passing and that school was Albany Early College. They told me that I would finish high school with an associate degree but all I got was a discombobulated school and an uncontrolled school. The next school I went to didn’t care either. They showed me that I can skip class everyday and still pass with an A average. Despite all the things I didn’t get taught in high school, I did learn some unique aspects that I can reflect on and use for college. The skills I reflect on are annotating, using the Cornell note-taking system, and how to be on time for school.
The leaves are turning from a summer green to the array of orange, yellow, and red hues. The fall has begun, but this means so has the college application season. Thousands of high school seniors are racing to testing centers last minute to gain extra points on their ACT and SAT scores. American College Testing (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) are college entrance tests giving ways for high school students to gain acceptance into college and earn merit scholarships. Typically Ivy League colleges require their students to score in the top 0.1% which means earning perfect scores on their ACT or SAT test. So when the fall season rolls around, students are cramming all night before the tests trying to memorize the tricks and ways to
I am a Nursing student from Glenburn, Maine and before this course, I had a strong passion for writing poetry and also writing short stories about my life. In my high school English class, each Tuesday would be designated in writing for twenty minutes constantly about a given topic. I found that as a writer, I write the best about topics relating to me personally. However, in Rhetoric and Composition, I was able to learn new skills that allowed me to improve as a writer. In Rhetoric and Composition, I composed essays about my own subculture, a unique place of importance, and a subculture with little to none previous knowledge of. All of these essays taught me at least one skill that allowed me to grow as a writer throughout this course.
Leadership and Organizational Reflection Essay Introduction The first smart goals I chose are to learn to become a leader and to have better time management skills. I chose these because I work on a small unit with no assigned charge nurse. Any day you go in to work it could be your day to be charge nurse so everyone on the unit needs to be able to step up and be a leader. Time management is a skill that every nurse needs to learn. In my opinion, if you have good time management skills it can decrease your stress level and make your workday more organized and enjoyable.