Since I have been doing this for quite some times, I am going to discuss this with everyone in this class since we are facing it right now.
Every afternoon, the juniors in my school are required to attend junior seminar, which mainly helps juniors to have a better understandings of what they need to do to actually get into a college. Well, after reading all the material my instructor passed out and all the people from different colleges, I conclude that the better is better. They are saying the same thing over and over again, better grades, good SAT scores, challenging courses, and tons of extra school activities are essential.
Simple enough, yet the questions were filled in my mind. Why would I take honors? Why would I take APs? Is it just because those are what the colleges want? I haven’t figured my answer yet, but I will be really sad if the answer is a yes. Just like I take this AP US government class…I know nothing about US government before, seriously. Democratic, republicans, tea party, ect, are the nouns I am hearing all the time, yet I never thought I will ever spend time to study them.
I am a new student in my school this year as a junior, and I am totally upset. They don’t provide honors, and I could not take APUSH because it is in the same period as my Japanese class, and I could not take American Literature also because of the schedule. All the hopes of a fresh start are crushed, and the online course of AP US government seemed to be the last hope for me to prove myself.
It is an amusing subject, after a few days of studies I figured that out. As I was stressing out for writing a thoughtful post for this class, all the memories of last year’s in class essay came back, what a nice way to keep me on task since I don’t have history class this term. It is definitely helpful, not only for a better understanding of US government and its belief, but also a prep for US history next term. I am glad I made the decision to take this class, although I know nothing in the beginning. I am excited to see how much I can push myself.
So what about college? I am not doing this for the college; I am doing this for my own interests. Adding this course on what I have in school now is very tiring, but I am totally happy and fine with it. I hope I can have this moment of life that I will never regret for.