Gates Essay 1

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Gates Essay 1
From an early age there have been three classes, which I could not wait to go to. These three classes are also the subjects in which I excel in which are English, History, and Mathematics. The reasons why I excel in these classes are because of my Grandma, utilizing my resources, and self motivation.

Growing up in a house with an educator is a great thing. From an early age my Grandma started preparing me for school. She would make me do all types of activities with pennies, having me review my sight words, read Dr. Seuss books or listen to her read to me, and taught me to love history. My Grandma instilled the hunger of learning in me, which have helped fuel my academic success in English, History, and Mathematics.

Using the resources that has been set for me has been a vital part of me excelling in class. Reviewing my notes, homework, and test have helped me stay on top of my grades. Being able to review the material has allowed me to study the material and use it for future classes. The Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program has been a vital resource in my achievement in high school. AVID taught me time management skills, how to take quick in depth notes called Cornell Notes, study skills and techniques, and how to interpret information into higher level questions to make sure I knew the information I am receiving in class. Then in AVID class I was able to come to class with questions I needed guidance with and have a college student tutor me. With AVID giving me much needed strategies, resources, and the guidance of tutors I am able to excel in my classes.

In our track lockeroom there is a poster that says “For out in the world you’ll find success begins with a fellows will.” In order to excel in my classes I must me self motivated. I know succeeding in school will give me the foundation I need to succeed in life. So I will do whatever I can to make sure I excel in my classes.

I excel in English, History, and...
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