Ace My Grade!
Ace My Grade! The beginning of a term, a unaware student eventually succumbed to drastic and desperate means to earn an A, the legal way ( of course). Or, realistically, in the end, begged for a alternative way to earn an ‘A’ when her chance of getting it was just, ‘out of reach’, but close enough to wish for. This essay is a about Nida Khan, a second year college student, retaking Chemistry 1 after seven years—this is why I need an A, want an A, why I deserve an A. I would like to begin with why I would want an A. Well, who wouldn’t?
But, why do ‘I ‘want it? The desire for ‘A’ is like a drug; it is a high that makes my heart sing and makes me hopeful and ready to take on the challenge to reach that peak again and again. It helps in overcoming the fear of taking another exam because it has boosted my confidence with earning the A on an exam, quiz, paper—mostly an Exam. I want it to turn my frown upside down. An ‘A” for me is like an electronic gadget to the next student; I would pass up an IPhone for an A. My want for good grades exceeds materialistic things. Why do I NEED an A?
I mentioned previously, that I was retaking Chemistry. The first time around shattered my dreams of becoming a physician when I could not perform well in class. There had been outside factors effecting my situation in class. However, I lost confidence in my whole dream for my future that I had developed when I was merely in fourth grade. I wished to become a physician due to the death of my sister. I had decided I needed to understand what was going on with my loved ones health to help them, to ease their pain, to understand their pain.
When I took chemistry, I was fresh out of high school and not truly guided with college. I overloaded myself with classes and textbooks came weeks late in the mail and I fell so behind in class, that I lost the belief in my ability to perform well and I lost sight of my dream and left school entirely. I realized, seven years later, when I returned to college, that It was not fair to let go of my dream after one failure, that I NEEDED to face what deterred me, and I needed to prove, that i was not going to fail.
My NEED to earn an A is to replace my lost WILL and confidence with the strength and determination I first stepped into college with. Why I deserve an A. I believe I am deserving of an A. Chemistry has become my life. The textbook is something I sleep with In my arms. I spend more time with chemistry than I do with my loved ones. I spend late nights silently looking into its eyes, trying to memorize all of its secrets to i’s soul. I, at times, converse with the book, asking for its answers when something does not click, or rejoice when a concept is understood.
On a serious note, chemistry has been one of the subjects out of the five that I have taken this semester that I have given the most attention to. I have drained hours into studying it, writing notes from its pages, over and over again. There have been many all ‘nighters’ dedicated to it as well as my health. Chemistry has been hours of worry and anxiety for me, and sweat and tears that I have gone into it, it has made me feel I am deserving of it.
Not because I have not tried, I have tried, and because I have tried I have shamelessly asked for a chance at touching the A and having it written on my final grade for the class. I hope with this paper, I have knocked my 80 ten points higher and will jump on the train that is leading to an A as a final destination on my transcripts for Chemistry. My wants, desires and needs for this A are embedded deep in my yearning to do well. I have laid out my humble request; I hope it helps with moving my letter grade to a higher grade.