(115) Mawi wanted to achieve something so he gave himself goals. Sometimes people think they want something but they aren 't willing to work for it. Mawi was committed and he held himself to working towards it. He persisted the whole summer and it benefited him heavily. As a Junior in his English class, Mawi needs to get a 96 on the final to get an A in the class.
Growing up in DSS I was forced to learn responsibility at a young age. I always jumped from home to home. After being discharged from DSS I found myself going to JROTC. I've been in the program 3 years, going on my 4th. I realized that leaderships is what I like, and what I'd like to keep doing.
I was the only girl and the eldest of 3. Any bid for attention was usurped by my middle brother who had to be the centre of attention, no matter what the cost. Knowledge became my currency. At the age of 4 my favourite word was obstreperous and I would happily inform people in supermarkets that ‘my brother was very obstreperous and he had my mammy’s heart broken.’ In turn I would get a smile and if lucky a lollipop. My love of learning gave me brief respite until the age 12 when a teacher humiliated me in front of a class for only getting 17 out of 20 in a spelling test.
According to the Web site collegeresults.org, only 23.6 % of the students attending Old Dominion University are graduating in four years. This rate of graduation is demoralizing because I have a plan to succeed and graduate from ODU. From these results, I understand that I have to work hard and take my studies very seriously in each subject of every semester. Because a college education offers many benefits, I will be a successful student by obtaining expert advice, by developing effective strategies, and by overcoming my challenges. Psychology Professor Robert S. Feldman explains the benefits of a college education in my ENF textbook (29-31).
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be successful in life. I have always wanted to be the better version of my parents and achieve many things in life. During my freshman year in High school, I knew I was going to major in business. I come from a household of five, my father, mother, two younger sisters, and myself. I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters.
Each day that passes, I get more passionate and excited about my future as a medical student, and eventually a surgeon. Up until my junior year of high school, I didn’t know what type of surgeon I wanted to be. I was assigned a junior project, where I researched schools, and most importantly my career plans. That’s when I decided that a reconstructive plastic surgeon is what I wanted to become. I am a perfectionist and I like to take my time so that I can take pride in my work.
So, I questioned myself, "What it takes to finally be familiar with those rules?" This experience taught me that writing is not the same as speaking and that requires me to have skills that go along with it. Writing this particular assignment about 9/11 as a topic has taught me what is like to deal with writing a research paper in a college-level, for the first time in my senior year. That was for my high school broadcasting class. However, after I gave my paper to my teacher, Mr. Williams, the next day he told me that it still had a lot of errors in it.
Though, there are many defining moments in my life that have shaped the person I have become. One good example would be my deciding to switch schools at the end of sixth grade, thus expanding the range of people I knew, as well as severely altering my outlook on my hometown. The beginner’s luck I’ve had in my life has been slim, and I find that I have always had to work very hard to become better at things, regardless of the fact that the universe was supposedly trying to help me, though I do know that I have always been good at reading. I remember figuring out how to read before the time I was three, first beginning with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then moving on to the entirety of the Harry Potter Series. I’m not sure if this fully would count as “luck” perse, though I am very grateful to have learned how to read at the time I did.
Thus, my mother decided that I will change my school the next year so for me to transfer I had to really work hard in the last term, term 3, so I can get accepted as an 11th grader. For the next two months that was left of the school year, I stayed up late to study and went to my teachers to seek help. I was eager to show everyone that I can pass this school year. After the two months, I sat for my final exams. I was so nervous and afraid of failing that I will stop my exam for a few minutes to just focus again.
My unrelated brother Many of us face challenges in life that shape who we are, whether it be encountering new friends, becoming close with a relative, devoting ourselves to change, or committing to success, these brief connections or spur of the moment occurrences happen to all of us and personally that same connection that started 18 years ago has shadowed my existence throughout my life. It all began when I watched my two older siblings evolve around a school related environment several years prior to my journey and was one of the main contributing factors to my obsession with school, it was my very first day of kindergarten and I remember feeling excited knowing I had spent all that time waiting for this moment to be real and it had finally
Stereotypically, they decided I would become a doctor and expected me to get good grades. They simply expected me to do well in school. In third grade, I was consistently scoring perfect on my spelling tests, however, once I scored a measly 3/5 and my parents spent a whole hour yelling at me, telling me that I had to stop playing video games and read more books. Everyday, I feel the pressure radiating from my parents. This is similar to the narrator’s situation, he’s being pressured
Mr.Prokes understood me. He knew what i wanted to do with my life, when I wanted to do it and how I was gonna do it. I never would 've thought that I would leave him the first year I met him. All though, he emailed my mother saying: "Dear Jeri Johnson, Your son this year had a rough year. Myself and Mr.Pargaen tried to make it better, but this class needs serious help.
Persuasive Paper Rough Draft As an Early College High School student, I ensure you that this program is an amazing program designed to structure your future and help you with your future college experience and career choices. Early College is highly recommended high school for students who want to academically exceed. In these 4 years of high school you are required to take an AVID class and Pre AP or AP courses. You will also take college level courses later in the year. Also at your senior graduation, when you receive your high school diploma, you will also receive a college Associate’s Degree from Austin Community College.
As a community college student (soon to be graduate), I feel that I have gained a new perspective on what personal growth means. Like any student with a passion for a greater future, I believe in taking every experience and opportunity from community college in order to prepare me for the next level in my education. Throughout my two years of receiving hard earned grades and becoming involved in community service projects (through Phi Theta Kappa) I realized the importance of community building and setting goals. I am proud to be the Co-President of Phi Theta Kappa and to have achieved a 3.8 GPA for my last semester. My 3.8 GPA lead me to a well-deserved position on the Deans’ List, and I am positive that Rutgers University will provide me the tools that will lead me to success.
Hearing the many stories about how my mom had gone to college for a couple years before being constricted by debt, has pushed me to actively pursue the many scholarships I’ve applied for. My goal as I continue my education is to be the first in my family to graduate from a college, and my passion for the love of sports, especially our Cleveland teams, will help me get there as I strive to major in marketing and one day get to work for a professional sports franchise somewhere around the