Kewauna used passion to succeed in college. For instance, Tough states that Kewauna went without sleep for three night’s straight to prepare for finals. Therefore, her passion enabled her to be ready for finals. Thirdly, Kewauna used courage. To illustrate, Tough tells that Kewauna made the step to make friends to get help if the professor was not there.
It pays to be a winner, as my effort and dedication produced a fruitful harvest. Hell’s Year educated me to take the necessary prudent actions and to never take anything to chance. I am the one that controls my destiny. Hell’s Year also transformed me from the uninspiring freshman to the motivated, sophisticated and competed senior I am today. Looking back at the first two years of high school, I realized that just made scratches to the layers of struggles life has prepared for me for the future.
The one thing I want to ensure that I do to stay motivated is planning my weeks out in advance by using my planner. Referring back to my pride, I do not like to be late on assignments or tests. I plan on taking my time when I read over my course work that way I focus better on it and I am able to retain more of it when I am done because, as I said earlier, I love learning new things! Another thing I plan on doing to keep me motivated is joining the SNHU Peer Leader program as soon as I am eligible. I niticed a posting on my SNHU hope page and I delved into the program to learn more.
I managed to grasp the basic concepts of learning in grammar school only to succumb to the same people and pressures in high school. I achieved honor roll status in my freshman year of high school. Regardless, I fell off track puberty, peer pressure, and hardheadedness were my worst enemy. I conclude, moving out of my first foster home where I stayed for 13 years would satisfy my curiosities and mysteries of the street. Dr. Moorer states, "Like many of us, I thought I could fix my own problems."
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
In Ben Franklin’s essay he thought success was being morally perfect. For example, he said, “I wished to live without committing any fault at any time…” Sandra Cisneros’s essay wanted to teach people to turn their problems into achievements. For instance, she said, “I’ve managed to do a lot of things in my life I didn’t think I was capable of…” These sentences from their autobiography both are explaining how they’re going to reach their goals of success. The goals Ben Franklin is trying to achieve are moral perfection by following thirteen virtues. When Ben Franklin was seventeen he went to Philadelphia and was determined to become successful by completing a virtue every week.
While Finalizing my senior project portfolio and accomplishing dream goals, comparing this to my high school experiences is nothing. I accomplished so much and am so proud of what I have done. The knowledge I learned while completing this project is that there are so many people who you can trust. I learned how to get jobs and learned how to be a model. I learned to trust my gut about people.
In high school, my goals consisted of making the dance team, joining a foreign language club, excelling in JROTC, and having fun. My goals as a soon to be high school graduate consist of two major corresponding things: Attending college in order to access a degree in Elementary Education, and getting my certification to teach Special Education so that I can help those who have bigger problems than simply not having enough money. I’ve learned that helping those who have worse circumstances than yourself is one of the best feelings that a person can have. Dr. Suess explained, “You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
I still attended school and maintained a “B” to “C” average. Until— I saw my older cousin graduate, then my big brother...then my little cousins...then my little sister. The constant observations of success left me bombarded with emotions. Once again a critical decision revealed itself. Either, I let their success discourage me or I let it empower me.
It was my family’s legacy of determination, dedication and perseverance that had fueled me to face and overcome the stereotypes that were imposed on me in high school. During my junior year, I enrolled in AP Calculus with the indefatigable support and encouragement of my parents. Initially, this class was a nightmare due to the academic expectations and amount of assignments. I often doubted in my own ability to succeed in the class. I found inspiration and internal motivation to continue the battle by observing my industrious and diligent parents.
Another example of success in my life is completing my first year of college at Chico State well without any huge setbacks. I feel that I was triumphant in my first year of college with the help of believing that there have been many people that have graduated college, so why can I not do this. Additionally, having a great support system back home and at Chico helped greatly in the transition to the new environment of Chico State. Also, learning from my mistakes in high school of not getting the best grades because of lack of effort helped me become a strong student academically at Chico State in my first two semesters, due to not wanting to repeat the past. My last example of success in my life is being more outgoing and being able to hold a conversation with I person I just met a few minutes.
I had graduated high school convinced I was going to be an accomplished architect. Knowing this was my goal; I applied to, and attended Roger Williams University. However, I quickly learned architecture was not the career meant for me. My grades were fine and I was doing really well in my classes, but in the back of my mind I couldn’t imagine not working
This was one of the happiest days of my life because I knew in the future I would reflect back on my experience and think to myself I made it this far with so many complications that I know I can overcome anything life would throw at me. Although I did not graduate with honor society or one of the highest grades I still have the satisfaction of having my diploma and knowing I overcame all my failures in middle school. I’m proud to say thank you to my teacher who never let me down and always told me I can do it because of her I showed her my effort was more than