The first week of school can be either the best or worst week of school. It is filled with figuring out what kind of teachers you are going to have, which friends are going to be in you classes, first impressions, what you will be learning throughout the year, and many other very important firsts.
The first week of school got me excited for AP Lit. It gave me a first great impression, and I hope it stays that way for the duration of the school year. The first week of class opened my eyes to how much time I have; it showed me different ways to fit the important things, such as reading into my schedule. I learned that I have time everyday to read, I just need to use it wisely. I realized that reading and writing are at everyone’s own pace, and I saw that I am not as far behind my peers as I feel, I am actually right alongside them in my reading, and writing.
This week also made me think about why and how I got into this class, and at this point of my life in general. It made me think about my actions both academically and outside of school. I grew a greater appreciation for the things I may have been taking advantage of, in just the course of one week. I also realized that even though it is senior year I need to watch my academics closer than I had originally thought. I am going to continue what I have been doing, and pick up the slack where I have let things slide.
This was a good first week of school. It matured me more than any other first week, and I am very grateful for the things I have learned, and will continue to learn.