College Admissions Essay: My Pursuit Of Post-Secondary Education

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According to Ghanaian humanitarian activist Kofi Annan, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” Indeed, especially for the poor and otherwise disadvantaged, education proves to be a valuable tool to reach a better future than those of one’s predecessors. Even though the pursuit of a quality education inevitably brings immense challenges, surmounting them is a priceless experience and bears invaluable results. Take my situation, for example. Neither of my parents ever attended college, and their livelihoods and finances suffered because of it. When I was a young child, my mother found herself perpetually unemployed, and my father’s salary was hardly enough to support our household, even while living exceedingly frugal lifestyle. Post-secondary education is my way out of this predicament. I have already enrolled at a prestigious institution that promises an excellent education which will allow me to pursue my passions and earn a comfortable living in doing so. Without access to this sort of amenity, my prospects would be quite bleak. Like my father, I could work for decades at an unfulfilling position because of an inability to get a…show more content…
I still, of course, have difficulty handling my work due to my disorder, but I now know how to do so far more effectively than I ever could have hoped. Even though my goal in turning my habits around was strongly academic, the incentive and perseverance that I have developed will surely benefit me in a plethora of areas as I enter post-secondary education and my future career. Indeed, this degree of self-motivation in the face of adversity shows that I am devoted enough to not only my academic endeavors, but to the pursuit of learning overall, to excel in all of my future

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