Personal Narrative: If Only I Knew

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If Only I Knew
If I only knew, my skills could pay the bills. One of the most interesting quotes I heard was by Jamie Foxx in an old interview; “I went to college on a classical piano scholarship. My grandmother made me practice one full hour a day. Everyday. Man. I thought all she wanted was for me not to have any fun. Next thing you know, you have a career in music. Now, not everybody’s going to go on and be Mozart or Michael Jackson. But music makes you smarter”(Jamie Foxx). This quote showed me that early interests could carry you a long way later on. Three salient things I wish I’d been aware of prior to my college experience are taking advantage of my extra curricular activities in high school, being more social, and attacking my grade point average early to ensure 100% success. As an incoming freshman you’re mainly focused on getting away and obtaining freedom, however during that first semester, you tend to forget your goals and purpose of attending college.
Prior to me becoming a student at Prairie View A&M University, I wondered how I would pay for college because I knew my mother
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During my first semester, I did really well, earning a 3.0, which placed me on the Deans list at the end of the semester. I was able to maintain being on the dean’s list, however fall semester of my sophomore year my GPA fell below a 3.0, which took me off the dean’s list. It is now a struggle to pull my cumulative average back up because I have to exceed that 3.0 in order to achieve improvement. I always wonder if it would’ve been easier to maintain if I had started out around a 3.5. Most incoming freshman don’t know that freshman year are your easiest courses you will ever take throughout the college level experience, it only gets harder. My advice would be to apply your self early, set a goal and not only reach but also exceed it; therefore you will never be below your
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