Monthly Archives: September 2011
In my opinion, community service is taking out time to donate your service to benefit your community or the public. It is a great way to give back to your neighborhood without getting paid for it, by doing small things like cleaning up a park, or helping out at a local nursing home. It can also help you better yourself, I’ve heard of people say they get satisfaction out of helping others, I know it is true because community service has also helped bettered myself. I personally am familiar with doing community service because in my high school in order to graduate it was mandatory to complete 90 hours of service. So for the past 4 years I have done over 90 hours of service. I used to be an alter server at church, which was good because I would attend church more often than I would if I had not alter served. On top of that I was a teachers assistant at my old middle school for kindergarten and first grade. Also I participated my time at small events in my high school such as ushering at plays and helping out at parties and open school nights. And I am looking forward to doing community service with my FRO class soon!
I think community service is the time that people take to give back to their community. I have never done community service before so i am a little hyped to find out what we have to do with my fro class for community service. I also know that when one gets probation or has a felony, they give them a certain amount of hours to do community service in order to make what ever they did a little bit better and give back to their community. I am also aware that community service can differ from cleaning a park, painting benches, going to do communitarian work in a hospital, and many other different activities. I think that all of this is very important because even tho is work with no pay because is a way to give back to the people and society because we are improving our own environment that we all live on and also help out others that are in need. Also, i think that this is a great way to socialize and interact with people that we wouldn’t normally socialize with and in that form expand our knowledge in different fields and get to know different varieties of people and cultures.
To me, community service is taking time out to help others in need without getting paid for it. The idea is to get something out of it other than a financial gain. After doing some community service most people feel like it changed their outlook on life and realize things they didn’t see before. The type of community service I did a few years ago was help out at a church. I used to be an altar server every Sunday at church. It was a good experience because it made me go to church which kept me good spirited but I don’t feel like i gained much from it. When I have the chance to do community service again I want to work in a soup kitchen or somewhere like that. I feel like working with the less fortunate will put things into perspective for me. Coming out of working in a place like a soup kitchen will make me really appreciate what I have and things I take for granted. I look forward to doing something like that since I haven’t done it yet and I’ve heard it is a small life-changer. So yeah, i wonder where our freshman seminar class is going to do community service.
Who am I? I am a very outgoing person. I can be loud and sarcastic but i can be a serious person when it is necessary. i have many experiences in my life that has shaped who i am. i like to play soccer and go for long walks on the beach. i love to eat and eat and eat and then eat some more. i am not italian but my daily meal is pasta. i am an irish german american and my favorite holiday is obviously st. patricks day!! i love my friends but i have learned not to share every detail of my life with people because it only hurts me in the end. i am original and i love fashion. i love music and going to rock concerts. i am very independent and work 4 days a week. dancing is my life and i enjoy every minute of it. i have two brothers who mean the world to me, and i come from a really good family. people think that staten island is the forgotten borough but in reality it is a great place to live. although it is small and everyone knows everyones business i wouldnt have wanted to grow up anywhere else. my top three concerns at baruch are that i dont think i am going to graduate on time because my first semster is only getting me 5 credits and i am going to have to work extremely hard to become a sophmore by september. another concern is that i dont fit in because i think i am the only irish white girl in the halls. i also dont think that i am as smart as the other students because theyre all really smart lol. baruch is different from high school because i have to wake up early to commute to school and that really sucks. the work load isnt an issue because i had really difficult classes and a lot of homework and papers in high school. my baruch experience will change me as a person because it has opened my mind to become friends with people from other ethnicities and listen to other people’s life stories and not just the typical staten island lifstyle. baruch is a great place to achieve an education because there are a lot of resources to help me go far in life. i like who i am as a person but i am sure baruch will only change me for the better! <3333
Who am I? I am the person that i would like to be. I am a reflection of all the decsions I have made in my life. Whether the choice was a good choice or a bad choice each one has still made a difference in my life. Each one of the choices i have made affects my life differently but i always am happy with the way things turn out. I am a reflection of all of my family members. My family has made me the person who i am today. They tought me everything i need to know to become the person i would like to be. These values that i have been taught by my family have helped me make the tough decisions in my life and helped shape the person that i have become today. I am very happy with who i am because i have people who always support me and the things i do.
What are your top three concerns about your freshman year at baruch? My main concern is the amount of efferot that i will have to put into each class. In high school i did not really have to apply myself and did very little work outside of school. College on the other hand is very different because i can no longer sit back and let things happen. I have to be on the top of my game and make sure that i am doing everything right. My second main concern about my freshman year at baruch is that i am a procrastinator. This is a pretty big problem to deal with because the level of work is different from high school and college. In high school i can wait to the night before something is do and still get a good grade on it, but in college the level of work that is required is higher. so most likely i will not be able to produce a paper that will get me a good grade unless i put the time in to work on it. My third main concern is writing papers. This is a big concern for me because in high school the writing level is much lower than in college. So i really have to put time into my papers and can not rush them.
What will be different from your college experience to your high school experience? The thing that will be the most different for me is the amount of work and the level of work that is required. In college i will have to do a lot more work and make it better quality than in high school.
How do you think your first year of college will change you? I think that my first year of college will make me a more responsible person. College will teach me that i am in control of my life.
Who I think I am? Well, I am a Baruch College freshman, I am a dog owner, and I am a resident of Brooklyn. I enjoy having a good conversation almost about anything, I like to listen to music, and I hate going outside in the rain.
My top three concerns about my freshman year in Baruch College are no different than anyone else’s. The amount of homework I receive on a daily basis is one of my biggest concerns; since I am used to procrastinating until the very last day. Another concern of mine is failing; I am unsure of what to expect on exams given in college or how I should prepare for them. Lastly, I am concerned about my time management, it is difficult for me because I am not used to the strict deadlines given in college.
The amount of work definitely makes my college experience different than high school. In high school, or at least senior year, I had little work assigned to me since our main priority was studying for our AP exams and applying to college. Also, college allows me much more freedom than high school. In high school we weren’t allowed to leave the building until the school day was over, whereas in Baruch I leave the school on a daily basis to get lunch or go to another class.
I think my first year in College will make me smarter. With the amount of work I receive on a daily basis, I would be very surprised if I don’t learn something new. Though some of my subjects are very straightforward, other classes require me to think about solving a problem much more than I am used to. I am used to having Google solve all my problems, but with Baruch’s strict plagiarizing rules, I try to limit my use. Just like freshman year in high school, I think that my first year in college will be the easiest; which is not a good thing considering that I have enough homework for almost every day of the week. I hope my first year in college will make me more diligent. Not putting enough effort into an assignment or studying for an exam can be catastrophic to my GPA. Unfortunately my two hour commute deprives me of much of the time I can use to work on my homework or studying for my exam.
Who am I? I ‘m the type of person that likes to get everything right, from homework, tests to arguements. I’m also the type of person that hates to dissapoint someone especially my parents . I try to please my parents by always trying my best and by proceed in my education. I have many goals that I know I will achieve. I will achieve these goals by working hard and always having my mind set on achieving them. I’m also the type of person that likes to feel proud of my hard work but most importantly I like making others proud of me. I know that hard work always pays off.My three concerns that I have as a freshman in college is how I would get use to the responsibility that college puts on you. From getting your work done on time to actually showing up to class. One has to mature when they are in college and take on the responsibilities. Another concern that I have is how a professor grades. As a student one wants to get the highest grade as possible but it all depends on how the professor grades abd also how hard you worked. My last concern is becoming more involve and making new friends that will can help me out. I intend on becoming more involve by joining clubs.
What can make my college experience different from high school is the responsibility you have. You are basically on your own in college, but in high school you always have teachers helping you out and looking out for your best interest. Also in high school you are comfortavle with your group of friends that you’ve known for years and in college you have to start new, and make new friends.I know that college is not going to be easy like high school. That’s why I’m determine to always try my best so I can get good grades. High school also wasn’t a choice you had to go but college is a choice, which is to get more education and a degree to get a well paying job in the future. How will yoyr first year in college change? My first year in college will change because I will get use to the responsibilty and the work that they give you in college. I will get into a day to day routine with homework, clubs, and classes.
Who do i think i am? my name is Andres Zapata Gutierrez , im 18 years old and i think of myself as a person who has a lot to learn. i have big goals in life, im young, and i still have a long way to get to where i want to be in life, but i will get there. I want to play soccer for Baruch college, be athlete of the month, i also want to have fun and make a lot of new cool interesting friends, and maybe join a club that i find interesting. I already have my major in mind, i want to do advertising, But maybe i will change my mind along the way, who knows. There is always room for new ideas.
What are my top three concerns at the moment in Baruch college? My top 3 concerns in college right now are obviously doing good in school, Being able to keep up with the work that is required to pass each course ,always make new friends and giving it my best at everything i do, because i do not want to slack like i did back in high school. I still think i deserve to be in Baruch college even tho i am a part time student and i am being tutored for math. Math has always been boaring to me, but now that i actually pay attention in class im kind of starting to realize it is easy, i just have to pay attention and practice.
How do i think Baruch college is different from high school? I think Baruch is different from highschool becuse now we get to explore different people with different opinions, there is a lot more diversity and i actually see the point of doing good in school; I believe Good education can help me get a good job in the future. I also think that the courses here at Baruch college are harder, and more difficult and a lot more challenging than those i took in high school.
How do i think the first year at Baruch college will change me? the first year at baruch, i think will change me for the better, becuase now i cant be as lazy as i was back in high school. I also think that all the new things i learn in my classes are going to be useful, the point of being in college and getting a higher education is to learn tons of new stuff and to improve in every possible way.
i did not mean to make the blog so short the first time, i think this is really helping me reflect on my goals.
Who am I?I think that depends on who you are asking. My mom would say I am a smart beautiful daugther, but an old friend may say I am spoiled brat who excepts the world at my fingertip. If you ask me, I would say I am Anna. Just Anna. Techincally I am a college freshman who feels lost and out of place in the world and in my own skin. I am my biggest fear. I have always had tons of friends, I have always convienced myself I am comfortable with myself, whether I was or not, and always feared being lost. I knew leaving high school meant leaving behind that part of my life, and I feared leaving myself there too. I think I did. I didn’t have close friends in high school but I spent most of my time with a large group of girls. However, because I went to a performing art school I had a hobby. From 7am to 7pm I spent every second of my day dancing, or talking about ballet. Since leaving, I lost touch with all my friends. Everybody left New York to go to college, most people choose Miami as there place to go. I haven’t had time to fit a lot of ballet into my schedule as I am trying to balance a full time job, an internship, and school. Anyway, with college comes the fear of failing, with wasting my parents money and living with the guilt of that. I am scared of not being what I though I could be. I fear being my brother, an NYU dropout. Yet I fear not being my brother as he makes millons as a production assisant at HBO. I fear spending 4 years in school and ending up being broke and homeless. I am worried I am going to change my mind after three years and decide I actually want to be a doctor. What if I look back on college and realize I had no fun. Mostly I am scared of accepting the fact that I am not in highschool. I realize I am no longer the oldest, I am no longer the best, now I am the underdog and thats very apparent at Baruch. I am not the smartest, the prettiest, the best dressed, now I am just name, a name getting lost in the pool of other names. Hopefully college will help me find myself. Because lately I am finding myself being very I am scared of being lost forever.
Who am I? I am Nerissa Etienne and I’m 18 years old, and I live in Brooklyn, New York. I am very ambitious and determined, I have big dreams and high expectations. I love to play sports especially track and field. I also have a passion for arts, such as drawing, photography and fashion. I would consider myself an outgoing and friendly person. I like to have fun and enjoy life, but I also have to remember that I am not in high school anymore, I have to work harder in order to succeed.
My top three concerns are paying for books because the expenses add up each semester. Another is my concern of losing focus throughout the semester which is something I am very worried about. I would like to keep my grades up and limit my procrastination habits. My last concern, is that this school is not the right fit for me. I want to be comfortable in this establishment. I fear that if I’m not, I won’t achieve the grades I want and know that i can get.
My college experience will be different from my high school experience because I will have a more extensive work load than I had in high school. High school you could slide by and study for an exam the night before and still get a good grade, but in college you have to take out a lot of time to study. It will be different because there are more activities I want to participate in rather than when I was in high school. I already joined the Black Student Union and the Caribbean Student Association which I was excited to join because at my high school there was no diversity compared to Baruch. I came from an all girls school, so the diversity of having a co-ed environment is very different. The freedom I have in college is exhilarating and lets me count on myself to do all of my tasks. Where as in high school you always had teachers and parents constantly on your back to remind you to do work. In college everything relies on yourself.
My first year of college will change me because it will make me more responsible and independent. I know I will be a more mature person because of all the responsibilities i have to handle, but I’m ready and excited for the change.