First Quarter Reflection

This quarter has gone by in a blur. I vividly remember waking up that August morning and not believing that I was about to drive to school. It was one of those things that you don’t want to believe. You keep telling yourself, “this is not happening, this is not happening” but it unfortunately was. I ended up driving to school that fateful morning, and was introduced to my teachers and classmates. I soon got into that monotonous rhythm of school. Wake up, go to school, go home, do homework, and go to bed. Hanging out with my friends on weekends and going to volleyball and football games definitely helps though. It makes at least some part of school more fun and enjoyable. Although, my senioritis set in extremely quickly. Studying and doing homework has become harder than ever and way easier to procrastinate. I’ve had a lot of practice over the past few years. Fortunately, my workload has surprisingly been minimal. I rarely have B-day homework and the occasional A-day homework. I even haven’t had to study that much all year! A lot of my grades have been dependent on the homework, small projects, and essays. For example, in Dual Enrollment English we have only had one quiz all year and our grade has been based on homework, a project, and an essay we wrote. It’s much different than any other English class I have been in. This quarter has been a little rough on my grades, but hopefully I can push through the senioritis and finish out the last three quarters strong.

6 thoughts on “First Quarter Reflection

  1. I can relate to this post in so many ways. I have been so caught up with my responsibilities that I haven’t had time to do anything in my free time. School hasn’t been too hard, but what is taking up most of my time is work and college applications. Now that cross country is done, I might be able to have a little more free time and more time to pursue other extracurricular activities.

  2. I really felt your tone in the moment of “‘this is not happening, this is not happening’.” It really hit me that morning too. Your transitions in this post really help your piece flow. It was a great read, and very relatable.

  3. Aidan, I agree with you on this quarter being a blur. The quarter itself went by fast but the days went slow if that makes any sense. Senioritis is a true problem I have been battling since the second week of school. Like you said, this quarter did not have that hard of a work load yet my grades were hard to obtain.

  4. I agree that this quarter has gone by in no time. I have had similar experiences as you with the same schedule of school, practice, homework, sleep for over 2 months now, and it’s very boring. I also agree with your point that there haven’t been very many tests and quizzes this year, which is a great thing.

  5. I related to part of this piece where you talk about senioritis a lot. Now that I have a car, have places to be and other things I’d rather be doing than homework, it’s more difficult than ever to sit down and do my homework, especially considering how grades this year matter less than ever before.

  6. All I can say is, facts! I agree with all your statements. This quarter has gone by so fast, which is great for us students. When you used the line “this is not happening, this is not happening,” it reminds me of that day as well.

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