Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Journal 5/15

My earliest memory of what I wanted to be when I grew up is sitting on my mother's lap and watching her study to become a medical assistant. I told my mother I wanted to become a doctor so I could take care of my her and my father.  I remember saying I'll buy her a big house and my father a beautiful ranch with animals. For a long time, making that dream come through was what motivated me to become successful. Overtime, I changed my career goal to something I see myself doing. I tell my parents I'm either going to work in a lab for research or become a pharmacist. I still say I'm going to buy them a big house with a beautiful ranch, but now it might take a little longer because of my career choice.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Journal 5/9/13

The AP exam was as expected. I was able to finish my essays with time to spare and thats because of my practice. By looking at promts and doing multiple choice questions I learned to pace myself. I'm pleased with how I answered the questions and expect at least a 3 on the exam.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

JOURNAL 5/8/13

I have to do good tomorrow so I could be exempt from taking summer courses at Cal Poly this summer. With all the practice I've had, I know I'll get at least a 3 on the AP Exam. Tonight I will look over my Lit Analysis one last time, and read over poems that previously been used.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

JOURNAL TOPIC: Create your own.

Last night I looked over my Lit Analysis to prepare myself for the open prompt question.  I used other blogs as a resource and spent most of my night reading about books. It was time well spent and I remembered the tiny details I had forgotten. I suggest everyone do this within the next couple of days because it's a great way to refresh your memory.

I tried to rewrite an essay last night on the Poisonwood Bible and that's what started my night. I revisited my notes because I failed to remember simple details likes names and their backgrounds. Last night helped out and I feel a lot better going into the open prompt question that before. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Did it work?

You've written a lot this week; is there anything left for you to practice/improve over the weekend?  Do you need to practice more multiple choice?  Take inventory-- one last time-- and describe how you will address any areas where you feel less than 100% confident.

I had the chance to test myself this Saturday when I went to Cal Poly for my English Placement Test. It was a timed test and this allowed me to prepare for my AP Test this week. I did better on the multiple choice questions and I know it's because of the repeated practice. I wrote an essay in 45 minutes and was proud to find myself with time left to spare. This week and weekend has improved my writing and allowed me to manage my time wisely. I feel more confident going into this upcoming test than before.

I've been helping myself write better by looking at essay topics and doing a prewrite. By writing out my thoughts, I've seen the flow of my essays improve. I need to work on timing and give myself more than 5 minutes to edit my essays. This is something I'll work on within the next few days.