By:Olivia Hernandez, 7th grade, AVID 2

How did i grow as a student this semester?

One of the ways i learned this semester was doing cornell notes. Cornell notes had helped me by helping me organize my thoughts and questions. If I were to write about a sertain topic cornell notes would be the way to go. now a days I always use the cornell way to take notes about anything I kneed. The link is- https://www.google.com/search?q=cornell+notes&rlz=1C1CHVN_enUS623US623&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&imgil=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%253BrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.alvinisd.net%25252FPage%25252F13747&source=iu&pf=m&fir=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%252CrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%252C_&usg=__iy57Yxa0UrMYdtDzRipkaH5_WXY%3D&ved=0CDgQyjc&ei=uqa2VJGLFY6nyASUpIKgCQ#tbm=isch&q=cornell+notes&imgdii=_
I also used the the AVID binder orginization sheet to help organize my binder. this really helped me because with all the papers i've received this semester it was very impotant that i didn't just throw them in my binder. The orginazation sheet told me what needed to be in my binder and how i shoul lay out my planner, pencil pouch, dividers, and notebook paper. I never had a paper that wasn't in the rings. The link is- https://www.google.com/search?q=cornell+notes&rlz=1C1CHVN_enUS623US623&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&imgil=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%253BrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.alvinisd.net%25252FPage%25252F13747&source=iu&pf=m&fir=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%252CrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%252C_&usg=__iy57Yxa0UrMYdtDzRipkaH5_WXY%3D&ved=0CDgQyjc&ei=uqa2VJGLFY6nyASUpIKgCQ#tbm=isch&q=organized+binder&imgdii=_
Another major thing that helped me out was going to tutorials. Going to tutorials was very mportant for me, reason being is because i dont alwys make the best grades and when i fail i try my very best to bring my grade up. That is why i go to tutorials, and 99.8% of the time they actually help. :). The link is- https://www.google.com/search?q=cornell+notes&rlz=1C1CHVN_enUS623US623&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&imgil=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%253BrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.alvinisd.net%25252FPage%25252F13747&source=iu&pf=m&fir=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%252CrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%252C_&usg=__iy57Yxa0UrMYdtDzRipkaH5_WXY%3D&ved=0CDgQyjc&ei=uqa2VJGLFY6nyASUpIKgCQ#tbm=isch&q=tutorials&imgdii=_
I have also enjoyed doing public services. In November i handed out turkeys to families that could not buy their own. As i saw all the families come up itmade me realise that their are not a lot of kids with food. That their is not a lot of kids with roofs over their heads, their isn't a lot of kids with parents that can aford the education i am receiving. That and my family and friends is what gets me through the day. The link is- https://www.google.com/search?q=cornell+notes&rlz=1C1CHVN_enUS623US623&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&imgil=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%253BrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.alvinisd.net%25252FPage%25252F13747&source=iu&pf=m&fir=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%252CrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%252C_&usg=__iy57Yxa0UrMYdtDzRipkaH5_WXY%3D&ved=0CDgQyjc&ei=uqa2VJGLFY6nyASUpIKgCQ#tbm=isch&q=handing+out+turkeys&imgdii=_
Not least but last thing that had carried me through was being able to calculate my GPA. Being able to do that helped let me know how good I was doing and how bad I was doing. If my GPA was bad it let me know that i had to step up my game . If my GPA was great it let me know that iv'e been doing good and that I should continue with what I was doing to make my score happen. The link is- https://www.google.com/search?q=cornell+notes&rlz=1C1CHVN_enUS623US623&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&imgil=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%253BrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.alvinisd.net%25252FPage%25252F13747&source=iu&pf=m&fir=JB0RXbUijxEOcM%253A%252CrgEVNy7XMGSkhM%252C_&usg=__iy57Yxa0UrMYdtDzRipkaH5_WXY%3D&ved=0CDgQyjc&ei=uqa2VJGLFY6nyASUpIKgCQ#tbm=isch&q=gpa+&imgdii=_

What I will improve this semester

There are many things i would like to improve this semester. This semester I am going to push myself so that I can be better. I am going to start to attend more tutorials. I am also going to do my best and try to stay on topic and not become clueless to what I am doing in class. I would also like to do more of my homework in one night so that I can go to bed regular time instead of going to bed late every single night.