In 7th grade, the easiest class for me was Science. I got 100 on nearly all the tests, and my ending average for each of the quarters was at or above a 100. This year was extremely different for me. The teaching style is very different and the amount of work is very different. I have always been very proud of my grades, but when a class came along and took that away from me, it was difficult for me to deal with. My worst grade this year is in Biology, not because I don't try hard enough, because I believe I do, but because it's very different, and only now am I starting to get used to it.
I can only learn if I understand what I am learning, and I now, after finishing the first quarter, realize that i have been learning the wrong way this year. I have been trying to memorize facts, which in some cases in all you need to do, but I didn't understand anything I was trying to shove into my head, and I realized I wasn't going to go anywhere memorizing facts, I needed to take the time to understand what I was learning, which wasn't happening in class. The second quarter has just started, and we are learning about biochemistry. A new unit, a new start. We have been learning this unit in class for two days. I understood none of it, which I am in no way used to. But, I've decided to take the time to understand what I was learning and I can already see a change from the first, to the second quarter. Not in my grade, because even though my grades are one of the most important things in my life, I can only do so much, and I can only hope that my grades reflect the effort I put in.