AVID Fall Exam
Cornell Note Taking
This semester I learned a lot of things about note taking. One thing I learned about Cornell not taking is that your heading has to be written in ink or else it is not valid. It helps in many ways , for example it helps you to be more organized. Also when you want to go back and review your notes, it will be more easier. Cornell notes is the best note taking strategy in the U.S.
This semester we only did one community service. It was very fun and hardworking. We had to pick up a lot of boxes for 4 hours. I enjoyed it because the thought of me helping the homeless, made me happy. I learned that the reason why we do community service is because every semester we have to get in at least 4 hours of community service in AVID. If we don't get in the 4 hours with the whole AVID team, then we will have to get 4 hours of community service by our self, In order for us to be in AVID.
This semester, I have learned a lot of things about tutorials. We do tutorials in class so that we can get the help we need in school. The way our tutorials work is , one person (the presenter) goes up in the front of their pears and tell them what they need help on. the reason why we do this is because it doesn't only help the presenter, but it also helps your pears. Some people have the same struggles as other people. So the basic reason why we do tutorials in AVID class is to get help and to improve your work strategies.
Organization is one of the most important thing for an AVID student. My teacher, Ms.Robinson, told us a lot of reasons why organization is very important. One reason why its important is because, as an AVID student , you are required to be organized and neat. Plus, we have binder quizzes every week. We also need to be organized because , if we are in a hurry to get to class , then you trip and fall and your binder falls, you wont have to worry about any papers falling on the floor because everything is put in the rings like it is supposed to be. The last important reason is because, if you are trying to find an important paper, you will know where it is because everything is in the right folder or section. These are just some important things about organization.
Public speaking is very important. Especially when you have to present something in front of a crowd. AVID teachers teach us this because they want us to be ready for the real world. When we get older we are going to be doing a lot of public speaking. One thing I learned is that when u are speaking in front a crowd, make sure to make eye contact with the audience at ALL times. Also make sure your speaking loud and clear enough so that the audience can hear you well. One more important thing is to make sure you have body language so the audience has an imergry of what your story looks like or is about.
This year was my first year doing TRF's. At first it was hard because there was a lot of writing to be done. The reason why we do TRF's is too put your main difficulty in any subject, on a piece of paper. On a TRF, there are about 8 or 9 boxes, Each box had a different question(s) that you have to answer, This TRF connects to the tutorials we do every Tuesday and Thursday.