Everything that I was wanting college to be like was starting to happen to me, and every bit of stress that I had diminished every day. When I finished my spring semester my GPA raised from a 1.8 to a 2.9 it wasn’t a huge leap but it was definitely progress. I gained multiple scholarships for the next semester of college because I got very involved with a program on campus that gives upcoming freshman tours of the college, and we get to tell the incoming freshman stories of our experiences and help them not have the same problems that we have had over the past year. I even got a position in my sorority and made my spring semester everything that I dreamed of it to
Nona Marie Hohnsbehn (Furlow) was born 05/22/1954 to Elmer Lee Furlow and Emma Maxine Furlow (Gossett) at Wood River Hospital, Wood River, IL. Her parents both are still living and have been married for 64 years. They live in Meadowbrook, IL. Nona states she loves her parents very much. She see them at least every two weeks, but tries to see them more often.
Even though I lived far from my high school my parents took me to practice and back home every day. It showed me that they care about my grades and that I must keep my promise to them. Carol Dweck’s article “The Mindset.” Was about two type of mindsets one being a fixed mindset and the other being a growth mindset. The one that I believe to be more efficient was the growth mindset. This mindset means that one can always grow and improve.
It was those accomplishments that got me scholarship money and acceptance into some pretty good schools across the country. I wasn’t able to attend the colleges of my choices due to my parents financial situation at the time. You can only imagine how disappointed I was. I had become so accustomed to being that “smart girl” that was going to do well in life. I wanted to keep going, and I hated taking breaks.
Reflection Paper 1: My New Home in 1300 On August 23, I moved into Temple University to begin my college career. Over the course of the four weeks that I have been transitioning into college life, I have already experienced many high and low periods of successes and challenges. From the first time I felt homesick to the time I realized I made great friends, I have experienced a wide variety of emotions thus far. I have gotten involved in student organizations and have attended many Temple sponsored events in order to immerse myself in different aspects that the school offers. My first four weeks have gone by so fast, but they were key in order for me to get accustomed to life at Temple University.
My father 's efforts to help us feel more comfortable and at home continued. With the new house came our first year in an American school. My brother and I were eager to attend school, not knowing how many obstacles we would have to overcome. The first two years of attending an American school were the most difficult for us. Though, we made friends those same friends made an entertainment of our inability
Once I joined primary school I had to relocate to my grandparents house, and neither parent was free to take care of me. Based off (Hetherington, 1972) lack of my father’s presence would likely result in low self esteem and greater delinquent behaviour. However, I believe I had my grandfather to represent my father, so I fortunately, did not get myself involved in delinquency and I am a confident
I never saw my parents hug, kiss, hold hands, or say “I love you” to one another. However, I do not want to give the impression that my parents did not provide an exceptional upbringing for me and my brother. We had home cooked meals every night, my father read to me before bed when he was home, and we celebrated
Others choose to transfer to a different school. Some even decide to stop going to school altogether. However, when I step back and look at my life, I realize how much I have come to love UIS over the past year and a half. Not only has Springfield become like a second home to me, but this school offers me everything I could ever ask for: an amazing education, lasting friendships, timeless memories, and all the tools that I need for a successful future. They tell you when you go to college that students change their major about
The most influential event that involved some aspect of literacy, was when I attended the McHenry College fair. There are many events that led to this day and I could not imagine how my life would have turned out. At a young age, I was embodied with the notion that you need college to be successful in life, so I worked hard in school and finally it had paid off. My last semester