High school graduates are starting to feel that they must go to college. Students are consistently being bombarded with different ideas of what to do after high school, most of which require some type of schooling or degree. Instructors and counselors commonly persuade students to think that we only have one option to be successful with a college degree. College might not be for everyone! From my research, I found many articles on reasons why people go to college, reasons they do not go to college, and statistics on going and not going to college.
But these are obviously not the only people who have helped me. I deliberately left my parents and other family members out of the essay. Partially, this is because I believe it’s so obvious that they shaped my life. The other part is that I wanted to challenge myself to think of other people who might not normally get recognized as important people in my life. As I move forward with my first semester of college, I am bringing pieces of all of these people with me..
My plan is to take this year as serious as possible and learn from my previous two years in high school. I know i'm going to have a lot of distractions but I know ill be able to work through them and make this school year as successful as possible. I’m trying to change my bad habits and have things done before I move on to anything else because I don’t want to end up going to another school to recover my credits. That's the last thing I wanna do because I don’t want to be away from this high school I Started here and I want to graduate from
I have some strategies that I do try to implement on myself. My first plan was to go to UoPeople, up my grades and prove that I have changed as a student, get my associates, then move to an university near me to get my bachelors and maybe my masters degree. As a more current plan on the micro and not the macro, I plan to limit what I do as to acquire time to do my school work. Grades are not high enough, no going out. There is no one to enforce that, so it has been tough to limit myself like that.
In modern day society, dropping out of any school whether it be college or high school is frowned upon. From a young age, most children are told by parents, teachers and mentors that if they drop out of school they will go nowhere in life. Most students do not drop out of elementary or middle school, but as they progress into high school and college some of them will decide that furthering their education is not for them. In Alex Kern’s blog post Don’t Drop Out, he makes several good arguments for leaving school, but he shows that he is strongly in favor of school and graduating by talking about how each field of study has worth, school pushing an individual out of his/her comfort zone is a good thing and how good students do not need to teach
I felt upset, blamed my husband, and complained school did not give me chance retest in a long time. Until I started the ESL classes, I finally realized I blamed other just to finding excuse for my fault. I do not have any reason blame anyone if I did not prepare, and if I do not wasted, time to complain just study I must should be
Intro My brother, being a ninth grader at the high school, is constantly reminded of the importance of college and his performance in high school. I want to start looking into colleges but i don’t know where to start. The thought of getting left behind in society because I didn’t look for a college is nerve racking, but I already knew some things. I knew that your performance in high school helps with your college, but that’s about it. I still had a lot to learn before I can decide on a college Some things I hoped to learn throughout this project is how I can get into a college with minimum student loan, what colleges I’m interested in, what colleges are looking for, is studying abroad better than staying in the states, and what classes I should take in college.
Before we actually job shadowed a person in the career field we were interested in we had to write a letter asking if we could job shadow that specific person and to tell them why we were interested, and to let them know that if they allowed us to job shadow they would be helping us to make sure we were truly interested in that career field. I was interested because one day I would like to become a police officer or a member of S.W.A.T. Writing that letter made me feel older than I actually was. Writing that letter also prepared me for college and the career job I was interested in. I knew it was preparing me to become a police officer because police officers always have to write police reports when they stop someone and also when they have to go to court.
I still remember the first day at my elementary school, it still makes me wonder why some things are the way they are. I went into my first class and to introduce myself the teacher told me to tell everyone some basic information about me. I started off by saying simple stuff like my age, name, previous hometown, hobbies, and favorite subjects. But then the teacher asked me what religion I believe in, for whatever reason I guess that mattered. My mindset is that I believe in God, but I don't believe in religion.
In the end, being able to face my fears head on, I was able to be alone with just my children and I in our own place. It has forced me to be successful in making my own decisions and become confident in them. My success is that I can go to school now, work a part-time job, have help at home with our children and the household duties. It may not seem like much to most but to me overcoming the small fears have led me to believe that I can overcome any obstacle that comes our way, together, as a team. Yes, I went through a difficult divorce at a hard time in life.