January 18, 2016
1.What did you manage to do well this quarter?
I managed to get some good grades in many of my classes as well as improve my grades from lower grades to higher grades and learned from my mistakes of making those lower grades.
a.What are a few concrete things you did to achieve these outcomes? Maybe you got all your homework finished and turned it in on time, success on a particular project or test or a particular way that you studied that contributed to your success.
b.Write about the specific actions you took to be successful.
- a+ b. For getting good grades for many of my subjects, I just worked hard in class, tried my best, and did my homework so I was prepared for such tests. In improving my grades, I learned from the mistakes I made on the projects and tests where I got bad grades and applied what I knew after to the future projects and tests I got.
2.What areas do you want/need to improve?
Sometimes, I’m not actually completely prepared for tests of a subject because I don’t understand everything or I don’t have time to completely study it, along with all the other topics. So, I want to fix those mistakes and improve my grades by trying to understand topics more or asking my teachers until I understand what I don’t.
a.What are a few choices you made that resulted in these outcomes? Maybe you did not complete all your homework or you struggled on a particular project or test .
I didn’t ask my teachers when I needed help all the time (I only sometimes asked), so I didn’t always fully understand everything before a test.
b.Write about what you could do differently to be successful.
I just need to ask my teachers more for clarification on topics I don’t understand.
- Do you see any trends in your comments? If so, what are they.
Well, all of them are positive, about my positive traits.
- Do you see any anomalies (stands out as different from trends) in your comments? If so, what stands out and why?
Only a few comments have suggestions for what I could improve on, because I made mistakes on tests in those classes.
- What activities am I involved in?
I’m involved in Crafts for a Cause (CFAC) for my clubs. I was involved in French Club and Badminton as well. Now, I signed up for semester 2 clubs such as CFAC again, Badminton again, and replaced French Club with MUN (Model United Nations), since French Club wasn’t on the options list anymore.
a.Am I over involved?
b.If so, what can I take away?
c.If I am not involved in extracurricular activities what is one that I could join?
I don’t think I’m over involved because I can still manage to finish my homework and have at least some free time. To me, an over involved person would be a person who is in 5 or more clubs, but I’m only in 3.
- What is your goal for Q3? some examples are:
-Turn in all my homework on time.
-Meet with my English teacher 2 times each week for additional help.
-Raise my hand in class at least one time per day.
-Meet with a study group one time per week.
-Use my planner every day.
-Limit my outside activities to two after school activities each week
My goals are to meet with teachers who teach classes with hard-to-grasp topics any time I don’t understand anything, so I can have clarification on topics to make tests easier. I also need to raise my hand in class more since I just realized that I barely raise my hand, since there are always others to answer for me, but I should participate more.
- Did anything happen in or outside of school that negatively or positively impacted my learning?
Well, at home I have chores and sometimes I can’t really work on my homework so I don’t understand everything, but mostly I can still manage to do my homework even though I have chores, so chores don’t impact my learning THAT much.
- Are your grades an accurate reflection of your ability? Why or why not?
I think my grades are an accurate reflection of my ability because I feel like my level of hard work in those classes are accurately expressed through my grades. However, some classes’ grades, I believe, are not that accurate on my ability because they are lower that what I have done in those classes. I feel like I understood the topic, but then my grade on the subject it low, even though strongly feel I have good understanding. Sometimes teachers are too strict on grades, I think.