College Essay On Dyslexia

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When I was a child, I always had to read paragraphs multiple times because I struggled with reading. This caused me to spend more time on reading than other children reading the same material. I thought I was stupid. Then one morning, my mother told me that I had dyslexia. Dyslexia causes reading and writing to require more energy and time. Though I was relieved to know that I was not doomed to a life of unintelligence, this only confirmed that I would have to work harder than everyone else in academics. Instead of crippling me, this empowered me. I used dyslexia as a motivator to work harder in every area of my life.
Due to this work ethic, peers and administrators select me for leadership roles. Whatever I do, I crave perfection. My favorite Bible verse is Luke 12:48, “… From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” God has given me potential and it is my job to utilize it to the fullest. In order to achieve my full potential, I must overcome dyslexia constantly. How? I must read chapters multiple times, write essays multiple times, and study content multiple times for these tasks to become routine. Only then will I be able to minimize the affect dyslexia has on me.
Interestingly enough, writing has become a love of mine. Being able to express true …show more content…

However just because dyslexia forces me to exude more effort than others, that means I will simply have to strive to be better than everyone else. If I am already running an extra mile, what is one more step? This mindset has been my method of motivating myself through triumphing over dyslexia. My motto ever since the day I learned of my disability has been, “I am willing to chase with patience!” This means that I will be patient while I vigorously chase my dreams. I am motivated. I am inspired. I am ambitious. I am tireless. I am Quentin

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