The infamous answer to the question, “What is your primary goal for going to school?” is “to further my education, get a job, and be successful” such a cliché if I must say myself. My goal attending school is to make my family happy, as well as myself. In high school, I did not apply myself like I should have done because I was not sure if college was in my favor. Also, being the child of a single parent wanting to attend college seemed impossible, especially far from home. In a family where no one has surpassed the first two years of college, I feel a spotlight is on me to not only finish, but also finish strong. I know how proud my family will be of my accomplishment and how rewarding it will be for me trying to obtain a decent job in the
Because of the amount of experience and knowledge that I have gained throughout the course of being a member of Blinn TEAM, I think that it is fair to say that I am a seasoned and worth-while contestant to transfer into Texas A&M. Being on Blinn TEAM has taught me a different level of time management, prioritization, and dedication that I believe fully enrolled Texas A&M or Blinn students do not have the opportunity to experience. Not only am I a Blinn TEAM student- I am a member of the Corps of Cadets, a New Student Conference Orientation Leader, and a student worker. I have ingrained myself to Texas A&M not only academically, but by plunging myself into the culture and tradition. Because of my involvement, and the valuable lessons that
During my sophomore year, I took my first AP class: AP World History. As a freshman, I would see the older students stressing out about that class. I remember the anxiety I felt as I walked up to the classroom on the first day. The teacher stood at the door, with the seating chart in his hand. “Find your name and take your seat,” he instructed as students arrived. My class period was packed, and I had trouble finding my name. After staring at the seating chart for about a minute, the teacher sighed. “Failing already,” he muttered in a dry tone just as I found my seat. In my mind, I made it my mission to prove him wrong. I was determined to earn and maintain straight A’s in his class. Countless times throughout the year, I struggled to balance all the chapters and study guides he assigned with work from my other classes, but I never surrendered. In the end, I had reached my goal. Thanks to my teacher’s remark, I learned to be diligent and versatile. The words “failing already” was the spark that motivated me to continue challenging myself and pushing my
Dear future college 101 student, the four following ground rules I am going to talk about are going to help you be successful in college 101. First, show up to class, the instructors understand if you cannot be there under emergency circumstances, but not showing up because of laziness is absolutely no excuse and shows little maturity. Showing up to class is the easiest part and instructors appreciate having all of their students present. Furthermore, students need to participate actively in order to receive participation points. Be respectful to other student’s opinions and views, not everyone will have the same opinion on a subject that some students do. Show your teacher the proper attention while she is teaching, students miss out on useful information while doing other things during class.
The most influential novel that I read this year is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Walls’s memoir had moving themes of strength, perseverance and forgiveness. It also caused me to have passionate reactions. Finally, The Glass Castle impacted me the most because it forced me to reconsider my opinion of homeless people. This novel was a beneficial reading experience.
Getting familiar with some of the concepts in chapter ten was new for me. I didn 't really know any of the information in chapter ten at all. I learned a lot in the chapter about a wide range of topics. What I learned will better help me understand people on a daily basis.
The pain and agony due to the fact that I might not be prepared for college class was on my shoulders. Since day one of highschool, my biggest desire throughout school was to be engaged in learning while being well prepared for the next step in life: college. What class was the answer to this class desired? It was in a meeting with my guidance counselor in eighth grade that struck me and sparked the interest in my heart to do well. All of my highschool career I have never known what it actually meant to do well and be ¨successful.¨ The abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, in the front row of Dual Enrollment English 111; this idea regarded what it means to be successful and obtain a good work ethic while producing a high quality essay.
During the course of English 102, I took this year of the spring semester. I have accomplished a variety of goals I once thought were impossible. I have not only grown as a writer and a student but as an individual as well. I feel that through my experience of this English course, I have achieved knowledge and self-confidence to step out into the real world. In putting together my portfolio, I could definitely see that I have made an incredible progress from the foundation of this class. My practice of grammar, words and the general structure of my papers has improved massively. Reflecting on my strengths and weaknesses as a writer, as well as things I have learned in my own writing process is a big accomplishment.
Starting the age of 5, we come to school everyday to learn something and expand our horizons. We start with the basics, such as the ABC’s and our 123’s, until we work our way up to a more in depth discussion of each subject, such as English II. This semester, I have learned topics in the field of English II,such as grasping the underlying meaning a book presents, the 12 archetypes, even the subject of debate.
When I was growing up, I wanted to do whatever I could do to be the best. Whether it took me hours or days to practice, I practiced until I was the best. If someone was to do something better than me, I would go home and become an expert at it so I could beat them the next day. Never knew why I acted like this, maybe it was because my dad was into sports, or maybe because I had a little brother that was also talented. I had to show him who was the bigger brother. Baseball is another big part of why I grew up to be so competitive. Losing is not an option in my book. Being able to win was my way of entertainment. It cheered me up and put a smile on my face. Growing up being able to play and do whatever I wanted was the best gift I could’ve asked
I have learned that i am not as familiar with the computer programs as i thought. I am also feeling
“Welcome to Queen City Clay (QCC), today we will be teaching you how to throw on the potter’s wheel.” This is the beginning of my story, the start of uncovering my hidden talent, of finding my pure joy of creating a unique piece of pottery; from that one sentence, my life has been forever changed. As a junior in high school, I uncovered a great talent that I have, pottery. Prior to learning about pottery, I was more of an introvert, enjoying activities that I could either do alone or in a small group. I was also pretty stressed out about school, my grades and planning my college future; I needed an outlet. I had taken several art classes each of my high school years, enjoying mediums like watercolors, sculpture, ceramics, and creating mosaics. I developed a fantastic relationship with the art teacher, so when she announced a class field trip, I signed up. Our field trip was to Queen City Clay, a local pottery studio.
What does success mean to me? It means accomplishing things in life and reaching your goals. Everyone has a different view of what success actually is. Success also means setting a goal and reaching it in a time frame you set for yourself. For example I believe finishing college and gaining a career in a field you love is being successful because it is a goal that can be achieved. Another person might think of success as making millions of dollars and having a huge house with nice cars this is also an achievable goal. I want nothing more than to graduate with a degree and start my career as a dental hygienist.
There was no doubt in my mind that I tried my hardest in the classes; I just did not have as much faith in myself when it came to the test day. In AP U.S. History, I did my homework religiously every weekend on Sunday afternoons by delving into each chapter as much as possible and enjoying what I was reading. For AP Language and Composition by creating a word wall in my room in order to improve my vocabulary. All the weekends spent doing homework and more for these classes paid off in a way I never would have imagined. I finally was able to believe my hard work towards achieving a goal could actually be rewarded. Not only was I proud of what I learned in those classes, but I was recognized and rewarded for it as well. My goal could be achieved; my hard work could be rewarded. This realization gave me more confidence in my academics. I now feel driven by the fact what I set my mind to can be achieved when I give it my best effort, and believe in ability more
My goals have changed a lot over the last couple of years. Bouncing back and forth between majors and deciding if I even want to be taking college classes right now. I kept asking myself why I should struggle with hard classes when I have a good job right now. But then I stopped and repeated “good job right now.” My job as a twenty year old might support me right now but is it going to support me in ten or fifteen years when I’m trying to buy a house and support my family? That’s when I decided no it’s not so I’m going to take those hard classes and push myself so I can be happy and satisfied with myself in ten or fifteen years. My personal goal is to move to South Georgia and move along in my current relationship while starting a family. My