Although 9/11 happened years before I was even in middle school, the aftermath was still lingering around me. Getting through middle school was a tough time because I was bullied for what I believed in. However, now that I am more mature and older, I realize that surviving my past was actually accomplishment. My middle school life was the hardest time for me. I was new to the school.
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.
Sophmore year was an awakening for me. It was the year that I could apply to college classes at George Washington University. Taking classes at GW was my ultimate reason for going to School Without Walls high school. I desperately wanted to graduate with an Associates degree. I wanted to be able to show that I was capable of handling college assignments and that I could reedem myself.
By the time you’ve finished high school, you’ve been a student for over 12 years, which means that you haven’t really experienced the real world yet. (Brower) Students aren’t ready for the academic side of college. You are expected to do more reading, write longer papers, and take longer finals. (Brower) College is expensive, and if you’re the one paying for it, starting right after high school may be difficult. (Brower) College is a very special thing, but graduating high school and going straight to college may not be the best option for
In this class I couldn’t decide what was my best work. For my opinion there was two my college power point and my role model power point. My college power point gave me a lot of important information about the college I want to go to. My role model power point gave my opinions and how I see people in this world, good or bad role models. My college power point also let me have looked into other colleges that have the same potentials that Pepper Dine have.
The first was why did she go to college? Her response was, “ I wanted to be a teacher but to be one i needed a degree “. The second question was, Are you successful now, because you went to college? Jenny said, “ Yes because I have a better paying job now that I have my degree”. Jenny was then asked, How do you think your life would be different if you had never graduated college?
As a member of a team, I had to fully commit myself, because my actions did not only have an effect on myself but my teammates as well. Giving 110% was something my parents had taught me to always do. I learned the importance of responsibility. I told my mom my junior year of high school that I wanted to play lacrosse in college. She had told me if I really wanted to play in college that I would have to work hard, practice more and focus on my grades.
As a first generation college student, I have the desire to not only make my parents proud of my academic achievements, but to be the first person in my family to receive a college degree. At a very young age, I was always expected to receive A’s and B’s in my school assignments, as well as my final grades. However, I was never rewarded or congratulated whenever I did receive those grades because it was already expected of me to achieve them. Hence, a time in which I have experienced failure but also felt like I let my family down was when I received a D in my Critical Thinking course I was already retaking for the second time. The first time I took Critical Thinking was during the summer in which it was an 8-week long course.
Since I was young I thought that I was convinced about what I wanted to do, but I became aware that what I wanted was a bit unrealistic and as I heard my friends talk about their future with such confidence l felt uncertain about mine. Something that I have always been frightened of is to spend carelessly my time, to apply for a major I do not like, and to become an unsuccessful person. Those are the top three reasons that are holding me back for deciding what I want to do once I have to apply for college. It is not that simple to choose a major when you know it will probably be the only advantage you will have to get a
College Education is necessary for a successful life In order to have a successful life, you must go to college. As a high school student they are deciding on what the next to do in the future. They either chose to go to the military, go to work, or go to college, but they don’t chose to go to college because it cost too much, and the courses will be hard. The best way to have a successful life is a college education. When you are in school, you are thinking on what to do in college, and what classes to take.
By the end of my freshman year of high school I knew this was now something I wanted to pursue and took every academic and shadowing opportunity I could to ensure this. Upon graduating high school, I enrolled at the University of Oklahoma with a clear-cut idea of what I wanted to pursue. I declared a major in biology and began my academic career. During this time I was able to continue shadowing, but experienced a slight set back. Like many individuals, it took me some time to adapt to the college lifestyle and my GPA suffered from that.