As a student, I am not the extremely studious type. I did not focus on memorizing everything to the very last detail. I did not heavily rely on books or articles. I did not allot most of my time to studying. I did not focus on knowing, instead, I devoted myself to understanding the various lessons presented to us. I did not stop when the lessons are in my mind, I continued until these lessons are in my heart. I tried to understand the logic of identifying the domains and ranges of hyperbolas . I tried to see the purpose of knowing how to get the maximum velocity and height of a speeding obj e ct. I tried to appreciate the shifting of the demand and supply curves . Why ? Because I believe that is the true essence of education – you also understand, you do not just simply know. You engrave the lessons in yourself so that you will not forget them. Yes, I read a lot and I memorize too. I read the given books and my written notes, again and again, until I get the lessons. I also create reviewers, acronyms, mnemonics, and shortcuts to aid me. But it should not stop there. You read and you memorize in order for you to understand, in order for you to know the lessons by heart. Many people saw me as an individual who just excels in academics. “ Puro aral at talino lang iyan”, is one of the most common comments I hear from peers and teachers. Because of that comment, I strived to prove them wrong. I am more than medals and certificates, I am sure of that. I joined the Student Affairs Central Body and showed
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- Spring '11
- Want, Raj Traballo, Puro aral, talino lang iyan, Oblation Scholar