Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 9:35 am in Diamond Broussard.
Hi everyone! This summer is passing by so fast. This past Thursday was my last day of summer classes at Diablo Valley College. Even though I was just improving my grades in two courses, this has turned out to be a learning experience.
At the beginning of the summer, I was very excited about attending classes at this community college. About two weeks into classes, though, my thoughts changed. I was very disappointed in myself for not doing as well as I could have in my high school courses and almost thought of myself as a failure since I could not do many of the other amazing things that some other classmates are doing this summer due to summer school. Surrounded by other students seizing the same opportunity to take summer courses, I became less focused on summer and more focused on doing the very best in my class and became excited about school again. Still, I stuck it out, turned in my chem labs on time, did all of the math homework, and I ended up with solid Bs in both courses!
Taking the summer courses at DVC has changed me because it has made me more responsible. I am now more organized, better at managing my time, and more focused on doing well in school overall. Since taking these two courses, I know that I am welln prepared for and can succeed in college. Now I am just excited not only enjoy the rest of my summer, but for it to be over so that I ca put my learned skills to good use during my senior year!
What are your thoughts on summer school? What are your experiences with summer school? Did it change your outlook on some things in life as well? Feel free to share!