Personal Narrative: What I Learned In High School

Decent Essays
Narrative paper: Paper #4

During my high school years I was a student who was very bright but was always lazy. Ever since my last two years of high school. I had gotten laid back and always looked for an easy way to get an assignment done. I, being an immature-last minute type of student, thought that I could get through my Senior year with bull-shitting assignments and asking friends for answers on quizzes and tests. But my way of accomplishing things soon caught up to me and taught me many lessons. My parents have always pushed me to be the very best that I could be since a young boy. They always made me take advanced courses in school; I liked the challenge. Eventually I got to a point where I didn’t want to do any of my homework or study for anything; that period of time was probably when I had the lowest grades out of all my high school years. All I
…show more content…
I had grown comfortable with my bad habits of last-minute work and being dishonest with some of my assignments during the first semester but as soon as the second semester started I also started a new chapter in school. I changed my negative aspects of getting my assignments and homework done into positives more and more by the day. Throughout my second semester I learned to be proactive and take initiative in my responsibilities. I began keeping track of all my readings, handing in assignments on time, and not spending much time on social media. I began to discover new strategies and resources to help me produce successful grades. My grades had become a new priority so I set up a simple, but effective outline: Get organized...Plan ahead...Get sleep...Eat right...and Play soccer. My little routine that I had created myself may seem random or unrelated to school and studying, but through experience and trial-and-error, I learned that all of these positive habits are vital to setting yourself up for

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Once again I hated my parents for this and later figured out it was for the best of me and in the long run it really helped me as classes got harder since I did so well in the previous classes. Since I learned these qualities at a young age they stuck with me even through high school. I didn’t get a grade lower than a B until my senior year and that was in AP Chemistry. My parents always pushed me to take the harder class and not take the easy way out with my classes. I was also taught to find something that I’m good at and keep doing that and that’s what I did.…

    • 1016 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I always thought school was dumb. That was until I found out that I wanted to do something with my life. I learn that school is important in everyone's future. My first year of high school as a freshman, I didn’t care about my academic future, I was living like a kid still. That year I got pretty good grades ranging from b’s to c’s I passed all my classes.…

    • 496 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I 've always been pretty good at taking test, so I have no reason to study or I thought. When i got in to my nursing class my junior year of high school I started studying but not very efficiently. Then my second year in nursing my senior year of high school showed me I had to study, so I joined a study group. I learned many techniques of studying, so when I started struggling I brought out them techniques and used them to study for my test this year. I really struggled this semester but I 've figured it out my first year into something is always really hard for me but I learn what I need and get better at it.…

    • 709 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    We both had extremely easy schedules besides English last period every other day. I’ve heard many stories that were associated with this teacher about how she could be boring and make people want to fall asleep. This class was one of the hardest classes that I have taken during my high school career till this point. I’ve heard that it wasn’t as much as being difficult educational wise but instead being difficult as much as putting effort and time into…

    • 1172 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    When I told my friends, who took the course already, that I was taking 1157 they told me to prepare myself for a new world of writing but, I was not nervous. After getting my first English assignment, I was nervous. Writing for me has not been a major struggle however, I knew that I was in a different ball game after the first day of my English class. Throughout the semester, I was shocked by the grades that I received for each paper because for some I was confident and for others I was not. I learned a lot about myself as a writer and I learned more about writing than I ever did in my four years of taking English in high school.…

    • 817 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Also, I should circle words I do not know to look them up later to get a greater understanding of the material. Now that I have experienced a college prep high school I think writing is easy and hard at the same time ,because I can write and explain myself a lot more. When I was young writing was difficult to me because I went through a bad education system until I got to high school My high school experience really shaped the way I write because my teachers really help me succeed in a lot of ways. A teacher of mine who graded us on our markings in the book we read. I had a teacher in the learning center who would always help me and just stay on my back about the little things in my…

    • 1178 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Throughout this semester of English 101, writing has become more of a skill than a struggle. Writing was a challenge that I dreaded when I chose to be in the course, nonetheless with time, I learned from my mistakes and was able to improve. This course made me very doubtful on whether I could be capable of even writing a paper that would provide me with a decent grade, but at the same time made me push myself in my writing technique. In the end, I can reflect that I learned from my mistakes and wrote papers that took time and dedication to accomplish. I learned from this class to be confident in my writing and make all the mistakes to receive the grade I want in the end.…

    • 766 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    In my high school experience, I have learned many techniques that will help me later on in life. I have learned writing and reading techniques that I will always need. Without school, I would not be able to read, do simple math, and write. Although school can be boring, everyone should enjoy their learning experience. Gatto writes “…that if I was bored, it was my fault and no one else’s” (142).…

    • 925 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    A Lesson Learned My senior year was a complete disaster. I never took anything serious, and I always waited till the last minute to do everything. All throughout my senior year teachers told me I needed to push myself to achieve a higher grade although my stubborn self never listened. I can remember I always was a student who fell under the c to a d range in my grades with homework and tests, and my teachers always told me I could do better. It was not till one day that was towards the last week of my senior year where I realized I should 've been giving a hundred percent towards my school work.…

    • 760 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I did succeed in making my grades but by the last months of the semester I realize that the stress that came with procrastination wasn’t worth in ad I started working on time management. In high school the words time management are repeated but never really explains. I grew up hating the simple idea of time management, but I have since learned that is means balance. It is easy to think of staying in and doing nothing but studies, but true time management is the balancing the responsibilities you must complete and the things you want to do. This realization has taught me that I can have a “fun” college experience without forgetting the reason I am at a university.…

    • 1005 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays