The most difficult classes I have taken are over the three years in high school are AP classes. My most challenging courses this year were AP English Language, AP United States History, and AP Physics 1. AP English Language was a challenge for me because I was a reader that mostly read on the surface, it was hard for me to think further about the author’s purpose in way they write. I learn to analyze pieces of writing by sections and learn to be more observant. AP US History was challenging because we were required to read every night but understanding what I was reading was harder. AP Physics was challenging as well because I was use to just thinking straight through, in Physics you can think out of the box because there can be up to five
I also feel more prepared after these first two classes. For me it is a difficult transition to go from one school to another. Not only am I learning a whole new website and trying to figure out where everything is, but I am also learning the Chromebook and APA formatting. I do feel more comfortable with it as the weeks continue
Both the struggle to adapt to a new learning environment and graduating from a small private Christian high school, which taught me great values, but regrettably did not offer AP chemistry or physics classes, resulted in me not being adequately prepared at the time to excel in these courses, regardless of the amount of time and effort that I spent studying. Furthermore, by changing learning methods and studying intensely, not only did I significantly improve my GPA, but also in time excelled in upper-level science courses like organic chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, biotechnology and biochemistry. To further improve my GPA, after college graduation I decided to take courses in sociology, psychology and retake courses in physics and chemistry. My drastic improvement in school, which started in my sophomore year, allowed me to have an average GPA of 3.75 for the remaining six semesters. Currently, I am planning on taking more courses in the spring not only to continue to improve my GPA, but also to keep
Making all a’s for the last 2 quarters is a very important goal to me. I will work hard in math and English to bring my d+ from last quarter up to a+ . I’m going to do what’s necessary to make these changes . Moving my seat away from distractions. Ignoring talkers when we’re supposed to be quiet. Making all a’s is my ultimate goal !
College is nothing like high school let alone like any school. The things that made me successful in high school are going to help me in college too, it’s just somewhat more important in college. The biggest thing that will help me be successful this semester in college is myself and the support from my family.
Like as stated before I have maintain my grades, I have all A’s and that makes me feel great. I’m ended off my first ever semester in Middle school with all A’s. Some classes have been harder than others but I have always tried my best
I have never really enjoyed school. It has always just been something that I did because it’s what’s done. I struggled with the classes and motivation for them in general. I wanted so bad to get A’s but at the end of every semester I would have C’s at best. I have worked with children in the capacity of being a nanny, babysitting, and teaching for the last fourteen years. I got the units that I needed and was set. This past summer I moved to Southern California to be with my significant other and I got a job teaching at a very prestigious preschool. Four months later, I am single, unemployed and having to move out of my apartment because I can’t afford it. As I was sitting on the beach I realized that I had to choose to fight for the life that
School is something that has always been very easy for me. I’ve never struggled with finishing homework or taking test. However, coming into my first classes at UNMC I was fairly nervous. Several people had mentioned to me, on different occasions, that I would be at a disadvantage because I came from a small school where, they assumed, the curriculum wasn’t as challenging. I always have a desire to do well on tests, but this one held a higher significance. It would be the first time my teachers here at UNMC got to see what kind of student I was, and I wanted to set a good impression. So as the first test came around, I studied for it more than I’ve studied for anything else in my entire highschool career. I even helped create a study group that got together the day before the test. We went through all the powerpoints, notecards, and review sheets we could think of. So it was really satisfying, when I got my test back, to see a 100% written across the top.
I was terrified and expected the class to make me miserable. Almost all my assumptions about the class were proven wrong once I started it. The teacher was kind and did an excellent job easing the class into a language that was more foreign to us than any of the other options. Everything seemed to be fine, except for one thing: Chinese characters. No matter how much the teacher helped us, I thought learning Chinese characters was nearly impossible. I had no idea what I was doing when it came to reading and writing characters. I managed to learn more characters as the year progressed, but it was a
I didn’t get an A on the next midterm, but that didn’t matter. I had three weeks left to raise my grade, and that day was about my commitment and work ethic. When the semester ended, I managed to get 95% on my third midterm and my final, and overall got a B+. This past fall semester, I aced Chemistry 2 while being in the top 10% of my class. It is from this experience that I had developed a strong appreciation for work ethic and personal commitment to fulfill the challenging tasks in college and later in medical
As a junior in high school I started my first college level courses. I went in with an uncertain mindset of how I would do like many students in this situation would. All I had heard from upper classmen was that the classes were extremely difficult and that there was a lot of challenging work that needed to be done throughout
Going back to school and learning new things is both exciting and terrifying. I am excited about the subject matter, but I don’t want to fail. I have a directive to finish this class, and I feel like I have a good attitude.
For starters, I am entitled to an “A” because I set a goal and achieved it by improving my essay writing skills. Which, I have been able to so by learning different writing techniques, staying focused, and striving towards academic success. I have excelled well throughout the whole course by making it a priority of being in class everyday in the end, I was able to receive all of the writing skills that were taught and put them to use. Also by being in class every day I was able to get all key information needed for writing a good essay. I made sure to arrange all other things in my life around my class
Upon coming to college I knew it would be different and harder than high school, but I did not realize exactly what those differences were. My goal entering college was to start the first year strong; that means getting good grades and finding a major. The first semester was challenging, the biggest challenge was probably realizing how difficult the classes were, and college is all about the academics. I must admit that the second semester of my freshman year was much better. During the start, I knew I needed to change my study habits. I remembered telling my counselor I was taking general psychology, and she said the course can be challenging at times, and I need to study well. She was right, this course can be and is difficult. General psychology has been the most interesting course I have taken so far, the second I looked at the textbook, reading the table of content I knew I was going to like it. Because of this course, I learned time management, good study habits, and dealing stress.
Throughout each semester, there are constant progressions through-out a student’s classwork along with a change in their confidence levels. As an incoming student into AP language arts my confidence level was very high, because I really enjoy writing and the general idealism of language arts.With that, my confidence level has varied throughout the course of the semester. What I mean by that is, the course is slightly more challenging than I originally imagined it to be. To follow with the challenges, the gains have equalled it out with the fact that I have occurred more skills and have progressed as a writer from the beginning of the class. As a whole, the class has not been overly easy and it has had it’s moments of being fairly difficult for me. My satisfaction level of this course and the experience of it at this point is pretty high and I’ve found the challenge very satisfying in the sense of the new language choices I have since developed and the knowledge I have gained.