My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day.
I had to go to the writing center a number of times just to understand what my assignment was really about. Overall, I learned that everyone has their struggles in college, not everyone understands it. I learned that even though I struggled every day in this class, I learned what I needed to work on the most and that was applying myself more. Not only have I discussed how I transitioned into the role of a college student, but I will always be discussing the processes I followed to be successful in English
In my school and community, we have found that there is a large setback with the incoming freshmen and their ability to adapt to the new atmosphere and changes of high school. They either have social problems, home life problems, or high school is just a huge change for them. Six years ago, my school created a program hoping to solve that problem, the mentor/leadership program, which is open to juniors and seniors. I applied, and was accepted into this program my junior year. In the mentor program you meet with a freshmen every week and discuss some of the challenges they are facing while adjusting to high school.
As a little girl, I found it hard to say “Griffin” correctly. Most of the time when I tried to say his name it came out as “Rickin” which was then shortened to “Ricky.” Names I still call him today. But no matter what you call him, my brother is a special person and has been an excellent role model to me these past 2 years at STVM. Academically, he is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. I see each night how hard he studies and how important his grades are to him.
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since. Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress.
I have learned a lot this semester in my nursing 101 class, but the main thing that I have learned is that nursing is going to be the toughest thing that I have ever tried to do. It is very competitive and you have to strive to get the best grades you can possibly get. I have also learned that I am going to have to put aside some of the extracurricular activities that I used to do before I got into college. I have to put everything I have in my classes so that I can be the best nurse that I can possibly be. I have learned that I am going to have to spend a lot of days and nights studying for the major science tests that I have coming up.
This was by far the most difficult challenge I faced in connecting with my students. While students became pretty eager to attend the FIG session throughout the semester, they were not as enthusiastic about doing things outside of the class. The first event I tried to organize was a study session in preparation for the first round of midterms. I chose a location that was very central to where many of them lived and on a day of the week that they said was best. Throughout the week, I constantly reminded them about the study group session, however, on the day of the event, I sadly only had two students attend.
I have always thought that significant change is a long process. However, five months in college changed me more than ten years in elementary and high school ever did. Because everyday in the university, I live a routine, which requires me to be independent from my parents, responsible for my own needs, wise in making decisions, and careful in trusting people. I have truly seen myself grow within my first three semesters in the university and it manifests so much in my attitude and outlook in life today. University life makes me know myself better.
What is my purpose? Since I was a child I was always changing what I wanted to be when I grow up, but now I have everything more clear, I remember since I was a first grader I promise to my uncle and to myself that I will finish college. I want to be an inspiration to my brothers and my parents that I accomplish my goal, I'm always thinking about my future how I will look like in three or five years what I'm doing all this why do I do my homework, why do I work, I ask to myself a lot of things, I want to try to do my best every day no matter what I try to go to school everyday even if I'm sick I want to enjoy every single moment of my life this is the main reason of going to college to get a better paid in job help my parents and brothers, I want to go to college finish my career be someone successful be someone, work hard in school, in life and everywhere. Finish college is one of my biggest goals is like one of those episodes that you want to watch every Sunday, you know that you have to wait for it but at the end is worth it. I remember when I first came to United States of America two years ago I felt
I feel that I possess the qualities of scholarship service leadership and character that makes me a good candidate. End School I struggled for many years with my ADHD. That has made it difficult for me to focus in school. But I have worked through it and I'm strong for that I've Sports from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. I don't normally get home until 9:00 at night and that gives me a little time to be able to do my homework and still eat and I have that schedule from Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday and on Saturdays I have it for 4 hours I worked there my school struggles with my ADHD and my out of school struggles to and by that 4 years I got A's and B's and that's it on my report card but this year I've been going above and beyond and I have been a straight-A student all year long I'm proud of myself for doing this and being able to work through my struggles.
The academic success I’ve had during my final two years at college has only made me hungrier for more success. I have already set aside the blueprint for my study schedule in anticipation for law school. Villanova Law School still remains one of my top institutions to attend in Fall 2016. My experiences balancing sports, school, and work gives me an upper hand on prospective students that only had to worry about academics during their time in undergrad. Athletes, overall, have a strong desire to strive for perfection, and although it will be the toughest challenge of my life thus far, I am ready to put in the work in order to achieve law school excellence at Villanova
Before 10th grade, I had an insufficiently rigorous course load to yield a competitive GPA. After taking the most rigorous classes for a year and boosting my GPA, I have decided to help my classmates tackle the competition at my school by helping them organize their schedules and classes for future academic years. I have reached out to these classmates through class projects and tutoring sessions. So far, I have helped about five teenagers become competitive. I have also frequently volunteered at a local food pantry.
According to the TNCC 's Graduation Transfer Retention report, only 15.7 percent of students were able to complete their degree in 2012. This statistic is appalling because the students are working hard in their classes, paying the college 's financial gills, and hoping to get their degree. Some of student cannot graduate. I am attending Thomas Nelson Community College, and I hope to earn my degree within two years. Although college is difficult, I will be successful by seeking advice from experts and developing some effective study strategies.
The National Honors Society has been a constant but distant presence in my life ever since I was in middle school. Every once in awhile, teachers would mention our GPAs and tell us to keep them up if we wanted to be accepted into NHS, or they would attempt to coax us into behaving better by telling us that the National Honors Society frowned upon our current behavior. Back then, NHS was a prospective part of my future, and I didn’t worry too much about preparing. In my first two years of high school, I watched my fellow students in NHS work to keep up their grades up and to meet the volunteer requirements. I watched them and waited my turn to join them, because after learning what the National Honors Society really was and what it stood for,
I have attended Laguna Blanca School since the beginning of high school. I faced many challenges that I had not been prepared for, such as managing my time with schoolwork and sports. Freshmen year I struggled to find the time to finish my work, so I had to work in between classes or immediately after class to keep up with other classes. After the semester, I was frustrated and wanted to leave Laguna Blanca to attend a public school, where the workload and academics might be less challenging; however, I decided to stay at Laguna to better prepare myself for college. Being a student at Laguna Blanca has given me many responsibilities, but there is always assistance available.