Lessons I’ve Learned

I have went to public schools all of my school years. Last year I attended Compton Drew middle school. The school did have some challenging classes for me, but they weren’t as challenging as I needed them to be. No, we didn’t have advanced classes so everything was always basic. The work was very understandable I had no problem with anything. I wouldn’t say the school was bad, but they didn’t do a good job at preparing me for high school. We weren’t assigned hours worth of homework , so when I got to high school it was shocker at how much homework I had even weekend homework. In 2013 I made my transition to Colligate School of Medicine and Bioscience.  I was having a really hard time trying to a high school. I really didn’t have a high school to go to until I found CSMB. I didn’t feel like I was going to be able to focus if went some where else. I came to this school because the name sounded good. I always wanted to be in the medical field but I couldn’t find a school until I found this one. I knew the school was going to be a huge challenge for me. I was surprised at how strict this school curriculum was. I didn’t expect for the work to be like college work in a way. What I learned about myself was that I need to push myself to be the best, especially dealing with other kids who just as smart and smarter than me.

Personal Strengths

Strong Minded

I developed this trait from working hard and challenging myself. This trait helped me at this school by making me work harder and making me use my brain. In school people would come and ask me for help because they know I will have an answer for them.

I became aware of this trait when I would finish work quickly. I would complete the work with not too many problems. This is something that came to me naturally. This trait benefits others by them knowing I could help them out in a way. Yes, I could grow and strengthen this trait. I can do this by pushing myself to work harder and go beyond what I can do. No, I can’t loose this trait because everyday I do something to exercise my mind.

Work Well With Groups

I learned this trait by being a peoples person. This trait has benefitted me at this school by having a variety of people to work with and having different opinions on things. This trait has helped me a lot in school because its nice to hear other students input. Its some things in school  that I can’t complete by myself and getting other students opinion on it helps me out.

I became conscious of this trait when students I didn’t even know came to me and would ask for help or could they work with me. I didn’t learn this trait. This trait is just a part of me. My family has nurtured this trait in me. That looks like them working together to help me. This could benefit others with them know I can help and give them my opinions on things, or the correct answer for something. I think this trait is at its max no strengthen something that’s in me. No, I can not loose this trait because I talk too much for me to loose it.

Fast Learner

This trait was learned by me paying attention and practicing the materials I went over. This trait has benefitted me at this school in a tremendous way because we go through lessons pretty fast. It mandatory that I pick up things quickly because if I don’t I will easily fall behind. This trait helped me in school by me picking up things fast and being able to remember important things.

I became aware of this trait when I could pass a test on something I had learned a couple days before the quiz, test…ect. Its something that I kind of learned, but also something I already had in me. Both my parents and grandparents nurtured this trait in me. It looks like them teaching me things outside of school and me going over it many times to remember it. This benefit others by me remembering it and helping them get it if they don’t understand an assignment. I can grow and strengthen this trait by going the extra mile to go over my work and materials. I don’t think I could loose this trait because its in me.

Willing to try new things

I learned this trait by liking to explore new things. This trait has benefitted me at this school by new lessons being  taught almost every other week. This has helped in school by new materials being thrown at me each week.

I became conscious of this trait when I found myself excited about learning new things, things that will make me think. This trait was learned by me exploring my mind with new things.  I have nurtured this trait in myself. This looks like me going ahead and trying to learn new materials on my own. I can grow and strengthen this trait. I can do this by asking the teachers if I could work on new work. I don’t think I can loose this trait.

Risk Taker

I learned this trait by me willing to take risk and try new things. I always like to see if I can do something I have never did. Trying new things is not so bad. This trait has benefitted me at this school by the school having advanced classes and work that’s higher than my grade level. This has helped me in school by me trying work I have never done before and working on work that’s for seniors.

I became conscious of this trait when I found myself wanting to try things I have never heard of. I try things just to see if I could learn it on my own. I nurtured this trait myself. I can grow and strengthen this trait by finishing up my work assigned and asking for more.

Independent

This trait was learned by me just liking to work alone sometimes. Yes, I love working in groups but sometimes its better if I work alone. This trait benefitted me at the school by keeping me focused when I have class with friends. It helped in school by me being able to not need help with certain things and working alone with no distractions.

I became aware of this trait when I found myself liking to do assignments by myself and not talking. This is actually a good thing because I could get my work done faster without talking and getting off task. I nurtured this trait by just being an independent person. This looks like me being a people person but also liking to work alone. I can grow and strengthen this trait by not depending on others to help me all the time.

Personal Weaknesses

Can get distracted easily

This weakness came from me being talkative. This weakness has hurt me at this school by me talking in class and missing some things, not important things. The weakness almost hurt my academic progress by me sitting by my friends all of my work doesn’t get accomplished in class. I curtailed it by moving away from them.

I became conscious of this trait when I found myself not completing in class assignments. No this is not something I learned. I just like to talk a lot. I wouldn’t say I support this trait I just talk and sometimes its too much.  This trait has not really helped me. I am going to lose this trait by removing myself from friends in class.

Afraid to ask for help

I don’t know why but this is just something I do. This weakness came form me being too independent. It has hurt me by me getting low grades on stuff that I could get good grades on but I just didn’t ask for help. This weakness threatened my academic progress by my grades dropping from not asking questions.

I became aware of this trait when I would have problems with work but still wouldn’t ask for help. I continue to support this trait because I just like doing things on my own, but that is stopping now. This trait has not helped me at all if anything it hurt me bad. To lose this weakness I a  going to go to my teachers more often if I don’t understand my work.

Tend to rush work

This weakness came from me working fast and just wanting to get work done. It hurt me by me having so many errors in my assignments and it makes my grade go down. This threatened my academic progress by bringing me steps back instead of stepping up.

I became conscious of this weakness when I would be done with work really fast and not check over it. This is not a trait I learned its just something I do.  I continue to support this weakness because I don’t like sitting and doing work for a long period. NO, this weakness has not helped me at all. I am going to loose this negative trait by slowing down and going over my work more.

Procrastinates

This weakness came from me becoming lazy while doing my work. It hurts me because when I wait until the last minute and then my work is rushed. This threatened my academic progress by me not meeting the criteria from wait until last minute.

I became conscious of this when I saw my returned work. I had so many messed up things and they were simple ones. This is not a trait I learned I just do it even though it messes me up. I am no longer doing it because I saw he effects of it. This weakness has not helped me at all in any way. I am going to loose this trait by doing my work when its assigned and fresh in my mind.

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One Response to “Lessons I’ve Learned”

  1. Mr. Clements
    Mr. Clements
    February 21, 2014 at 8:50 am #

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