Self Evaluation Essay

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Self Evaluation

When I first came to high point, I had a lot of bad habits that I picked up while coming up throughout the high school system of my home country Trinidad & Tobago. I had a lot of unhealthy study habits which I never really took time to notice. I had horrible note taking skills, I had a very short concentration/attention span when I lacked interest in a subject and worst of all I had zero time management skills.
Coming up in high school I was an intelligent and capable student but I never used to apply myself to my work. I would slack off during the term and do little or no work, as this only counted for 30% of my final grade. I would not attend class and I wouldn't do most of the homework
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I was not the least interested in schoolwork, because I knew that I would be leaving on a scholarship no matter what I did in high school. I did no work at home whatsoever and always did my assignments in school at the last minute. I Barely made passing grades at the end of the term, but everyone else was getting bad grades too, so I blamed it on the school. Final Exams came and went, and by the time I had gotten my results. I had already well settled in to High Point University.

CHANGE AS A STUDENT: When I was told that I had to do this course, I though that an Academic Development Course would be not only boring but a waste of time. As I said before, I thought that I was a petty smart guy. But as Dr. G taught us, our initial perceptions are normally wrong. Although ADV 101 was not the most exiting course in the world and it seemed to give us more homework then all my other courses combined. It taught me a lot of the fundamentals that I should have learned way back in high school. The first thing that this course taught me is that I should start strong, continue strong and end strong. Even though I may not have started strong, I really tried to put this into effect and I have seen a noticeable change in the level of my work. In this school, the grading system is such that if I tried to incorporate my high school method of doing things. I would be in a lot of trouble. Along with this start strong approach,

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