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Brian Kim

Brian Kim, Marketing Editor

Hello, my name is Brian Kim, and I am currently a junior at Quartz Hill. During summer, I have been eager to finally return to school in person and meet my friends and teachers for the first time in nearly a year and a half. This is now my third year in high school taking journalism, and I am looking forward to my time and contributions in the class. I have enrolled in the IB program for this school year, and now most of my classes are at a higher level. For example, courses like Biology, English, Psychology, and History of the Americas are several of my new IB classes. The only AP class that I’ll be taking in person is Calculus BC. It is also my first year in high school taking classes online through Virtual Academy. I have chosen to take two AP classes this year online, Studio Art AP and Chemistry AP. Taking Chemistry Honors proved to be a struggle for me during my sophomore year, so I expect a challenge while taking Chemistry AP online. Other than those classes, I am also taking Spanish 3 Honors, in which much more Spanish is spoken in class. Such circumstances may also prove to challenge my abilities in education overall throughout the school year. Since distance learning has entirely upended my time management skills and sleep schedule, I hope that I will create a productive work ethic to manage my time better this school year.

 

12.3.21 Update

Hello, my name is Brian Kim, and I am a junior attending Quartz Hill High School. So far, the school year has been going well for me. I have performed reasonably well in most of my classes, and the IB program is manageable. The fact that most of the IB students communicate with each other outside of class and school itself plays a significant factor in how well we do in the program. Helping each other with work outside of school has been beneficial for most of us, including me. I am also surprised that I am doing well in my AP Calculus BC class, which I felt would be largely difficult since I struggled with it during my sophomore year. I think that the teacher is a crucial element in how well students understand the material, which is why I could be performing well in certain classes compared to others. Although I have not struggled much with courses in person, the two AP classes I take at Virtual Academy, Chemistry and Studio Art 2D, have proven problematic in my time management. As I am behind on much of the workload for both classes, catching up may not be too much of a challenge later on. In addition, studying for my finals that are approaching soon may be more difficult in terms of my current time management practices, which it is clear that I have to improve and work towards fixing.

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