Sophomore Year Reflection

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Sophomore year has been an interesting year so far. The first day I walked into AP World History (aka WHAP) confident, but slightly nervous for the workload to come. It was just an intro-first day type of thing, but Chapter 1 had already been assigned. I remember thinking “All ready? It’s just the first day of school!” But of course, it was an AP class, and I was now an AP student. Chapter 1 was about twenty pages… but it was so. Much. Content. The chapter took me three hours to read and I had retained none of it. That week passed and Monday rolled around. We had our very first WHAP quiz, which I evidently failed because I didn’t remember anything about the chapter. Thankfully the quiz didn’t make it onto our grade. That Friday came the chapter test, which of course I failed as well. Tests could be made up, but this is not boding well for me. There needs to be some changes. After the second chapter test, I’d learned my lesson. WHAP was purely self-taught, two test days and one instructional day is not enough to get a whole chapter memorized by heart. My schedule became note cards, reading, and chapter questions done on Sunday so I was ready for the Monday quiz, and also allowed the week to study for the chapter test since all …show more content…
AP classes are a prime example of self-teaching courses. Another being choose your groups carefully. Maybe the diligent group isn’t always the best, because they’re finished product won’t be as artistic or creative or polished. Sometimes the procrastinating group is the best because the best work comes from close deadlines and pressure. The last thing being take risks and get rewards, much like the PowerPoint situation. I took a risk and got a good reward with a good presentation that would bring me closer to being more comfortable with public

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