Literacy sponsors can range from anyone who can support, encourage, provide, deny, or limit literacy for someone, and ideas or associations that can direct and influence literary. Some are directly related to literacy, like teachers, who teach children to read from a young age. Another, less direct relation is a company who chooses to sponsor sports teams or an individual for the company to be advertised while the team or individual competes. These sponsors affect the skills learned and used by the individual and they often benefit in some way. My own literacy sponsors began affecting my life from when I was just a toddler until the end of my high school years.
The sun shone brightly, taking some of the sting from the chilly February morning as I made my way toward the main entrance of Foothill Elementary School in Brigham City, Utah. Erected in 1988, the building was typical of most Utah elementary schools built at that time. The single story brick edifice consisted of three wings or hallways of classrooms radiating out from a central space that served as the gym/cafeteria/stage. The flag was snapping smartly in the breeze as I passed the flagpole and entered the building.
Thinking about life after university can be daunting. Many students worry about making themselves employable during and immediately after their courses, but a lot don’t know what they need to consider and how to use their time effectively.
Newly graduating University, I’ve found myself in a state of rut. It's almost like the comfort of university is gone and the reality of the real world kicks in. The notion of adulthood, which was never remotely relevant to think about, has only just sunk in post graduating.
So, if you’re a recent college graduate or a student who is about to go out into the real world, chances are your college diploma, impeccable CV, and impressive portfolio might not be enough to get you a job offer. After all, most companies put a lot of weight on the importance of applied learning and internship experiences.
University has always been believed to be this amazing experience in which you live the best few years of your life. It is a stage of life that impacts young people all over the world. But does the expectation really fit the reality? I'm going to be looking back at my experience of freshers, making friends, living away from home and balancing work with play all in your first year. I think that first it is important to say that it's ok if university isn't for you, you shouldn't feel in anyway under pressure to go. University should be something you want to do and experience. On that note, let's get on with looking back on my year.
What comes to mind when you think of 'graduation'? The event is something that seems to end every coming-of-age movie and can certainly feature as a symbolic moment of new beginnings in practically any other genre. Perhaps when you hear the word 'graduation', you think of your own memories - walking across the stage, your parents clapping proudly in the audience, the weight of the gown and the sweat on your forehead, partly from the nerves, partly from that infamous graduation cap. Maybe you drank so much with your friends that you struggle to remember the day in its entirety. Or perhaps these are all the moments you are looking forward to. Working hard on assignments and exams, all with the image of yourself collecting your hard earned diploma on a stage, along with all your peers and friends - the prospect of graduation day is a beam of hope, a source of motivation and a milestone every student works towards throughout their academic career.
I was every so often dogged by tests that seemed G-r-e-e-k to me. All that I could ever do was to sit still and scrutiny, bitterly gulping in the air jam-packed with failure. "This must have been the atmosphere others have breathed", I thought, which felt horrible.
Academic assignments are an integral part of any course. It is a way that assesses the knowledge level of a student about a topic or subject. Some assignments can be produced without external help and a few assignments are quite challenging to write. Every intelligent student, at some point, struggles to compose an excellent assignment and may require professional help.
Okay, so, from the age of 4 to the age of 9, I was the type of student who hated writing. I hated writing so much between those years. I was more of a girly girl, meaning, I was sassy, and I had attitude. I was more of a singer, dancer, and an actor, (I still am sort of an actor!) and the least thing that I ever thought would be a part of my life, was writing. And I seriously had no intention of liking writing after the age of 10. But then, after 4th grade, I was starting to realize, why I was born for.....