Friday, February 27, 2009


The week went by very well I’m very motivated that I will be seeing a true improvement this quarter. With my classes going like I wanted them to I knew something had to go wrong, my girl and I ended up falling out earlier in the week. I feel like my life is going up and down when I complete one obstacle I fail at the next. Keeping my attitude focus on school and maintaining my academic game plan is sometime more difficult when you faced with the out of school distractions.

Have you ever been with someone you love? You feel obligated to make sure that person is ok every moment and you tend to lose you direction in life. I don’t blame anyone but myself for the troubles I dealt with in the pass but I feel like in some sort a relationship makes it a little harder. When seeing that special person do you whole demeanor change? Mind did I love being around this girl everyday all day but that don’t go well when you have school that day.

There are times in your life when you feel thing can’t get any worst and they do. Staying positive is the best advise that I could give to anyone who is going through times like this.

Friday, February 20, 2009



In Haven’s Blog “On My Grown Man” he talks about him experiencing his first college party ever. Haven is talking about the transition that he’s making from high school into college. Haven is a true rookie on the college seen; I have been hanging out with the college crowd ever since I was in the 9th grade. The new experiences that he was introduced to, I have already handled.

Haven talks about how the environment was different than normal, I was partying with everyone Haven said: “blacks, whites, even people I did not know, and the thing that made it better was that there was no one to start drama everyone just wanted peaceful fun”. When you enter college you meet many different people with many different ethnic backgrounds. Beer Pong, a party favorite, I love it, Beer pong is a game using beer, cups, and ping bong balls.

Haven stated that he seen two of the sexiest girls that he could have ever seen in college making out, that really blew his mind. Girls making out true campus most wait until you get a chance to join in; three way kiss maybe four if you’re me (three girls and me).

Lastly, any and every thing can happen at a college party, trust me. I love campus parties because you get drunk and just have fun.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Good Start......

Great, Great, Great start to the winter quarter, another half left. I feel real comfortable with the progress that I have been making throughout this quarter at Ohio State. From my understanding I have all A’s and B’s leading up to this point in all my classes. The reason I feel successful this time around is:

1. My attitude: I feel my attitude change a lot when dealing with school. When you’re down and not doing very well that tend to affect you attitude but when you’re achieving the goal you set out for yourself that makes you happy. Building a relationship with my professors also made this attribute better because after talking with them and learning how much they really want me to succeed, made me want to strive harder.

2. My dedication: I am so dedicated when it comes to reaching my academic standers. Making the unbelievable believable and also proving all the doubters wrong that feel like I can’t compete with the college life. Lastly, the dedication that I put forth is not only for me but it’s for all the people that stuck by my side through thick and then.

3. My effort: effort is conscious exertion of power: hard work, a job requiring time and effort. I feel if you put your best effort into something most of the time you will succeed

Friday, February 6, 2009


My college experience so far has been devastating and depressing. My lack of achievement in the class room resulted in me being put on academic probation. Academic probation is when your cumulative GPA is below a 2.0, the probation period is one quarter during which time the student must return to good standing. While moving through this process, the only person that I can blame is myself. I would like to walk you through a quarter in which I would love to forget.

Fall quarter at Ohio State demanded success but success requires? Lots of perseverance. Making the transition to Ohio State Newark I felt that the small classroom environment would help me academically. One problem that I faced from the beginning was the transportation issue, having to drive everyday to Newark from Columbus. Faced with the problem it affected my everyday attendance in one particular class; English. One day my English teacher called my name to stay after class, “Terrence I would like talk to you about your attendance”, what? I did come late to class two or three times but I still came. What’s the problem? You been coming to my class late the entire week, the anger I had at this moment was indescribable, I felt like he didn’t understand the bad elements that I was faced with. My reaction was, “I drive here every day from Columbus and I seen other student come late to class but I never heard you say anything to them. We argued back in forth for a second but then I told him that it wouldn’t happen again.

Other aspects that I was faced with were depression, stress/tension, and also lack of motivation. The death of my little cousin didn’t make these areas any better. The first couple week went by very well but over time my studies? Diminished to failure. Like every student in college I was always faced with the party or study option; partying was my most common known choice.

Winter break was very interesting and life moving. Beginning my day, I got up early to work out at Life Time Fitness Center. Making my transition back to my house I felt excitement for the new day. While entering my home and going through my mail, I came across an OSU academic letter. Opening the letter and reading “Academic Emergency” really made my emotions fade. Going through and reading what the letter had applied gave me a sincere devastation, I was stuck; I couldn’t move or think I was froze. In some sort I knew it was coming because of my failure to meet academic requirements. My mother reaction wasn’t something that I was looking forward to seeing, imagine Bobby Knight, and the terminator mixed together, that my mom. Why? That was the question I kept asking myself.

My college career started out with a rough beginning. Being put on academic probation made me feel discomfort but in also gave me the motivation that I needed. College is the real world some people have to find that out in bad situation, like I did. My advice for future students is to make sure that you come into college with a good academic game plan. The problems I faced throughout this quarter only effected me, it will never break me.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another Week..............

This week I felt things going backward, my progress and achievements were not accomplished. Time management issues and having court made me either not present are late to class. I still believe that my overall performances in the class room are going very well. Monday I couldn’t make it to class because of my bad time management so I ended up having to spend my day in Kentucky. Even though I wasn’t present for class I still managed to call two fellow classmates to find out what I missed. Tuesday I took time out to complete my editing log for my English class and I also read my Music book. Wednesday got up early because I had to make it to court at 9am. Having court made me arrive to class 15minute late which my teacher didn’t seem very happy of because I missed a quiz.Finishing up my time in English class I felt like a failure, not completing my goals for the week really put stress on my shoulder. Sociology class got me feeling more like myself, I interacted with my fellow class mates and I also volunteered with an in class assignment. My first Midterm went very well I ended up getting an 84%. Last but not least my Arts & Music class, we review all day because we have are first Midterm Friday.

The week overall was ok, a bad beginning effect the way I perceived myself. Staying motivated and dedicated will get me through all the tuff times.