I have had a very difficult time adjusting to college because I knew how to take advice about asking for help and not actually asking for help when I needed it. During my freshman year, this was a great problem and this resulted in me ending the year with a low GPA and losing my scholarship. The wake-up call came when my strong mother broke down after I told her I had lost my scholarship and that she had to pay out of pocket for me to attend an expensive institution. Although I could have dropped out and attended the community college near my home, my mother reminded me that this was my one and only shot at a college education. For the next two semesters, I worked hard and brought my GPA above a 3.0 which helped me regain my scholarship.
As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Nothing Worth Having Was Ever Achieved Without Effort" It is true that nothing comes easy and nothing is for free. My experience at college proves the truth of this quote. My experience as a freshman at Kingsborough Community College was very challenging. In the beginning, it was hard to adapt to the college environment which I had to give up on things I enjoyed, watching movies, hanging out with friends, sleeping 12 hours per day. I said to myself that I must get good grades and reach my goals.
College is one of the most important and life changing times in the life of an American. Leaving high school behind and venturing out to the adult world is an amazing experience that every individual should experience. However, young adults from every corner of the country leave college with crippling debt or do not go to their preferred college of choice. College education should be cheaper as it will help families and students financially and give them the satisfaction with having the opportunity to go to their first choice for college. The tuition and cost of college is detrimental to thousands of families across the country and brings student debt to future graduates.
She graduates from medical school, marries a husband of good standing, has a beautiful family, and lives in the kind of home Helen and Ralph always envisioned for themselves, but her failure lies in how she ended up behind her white picket fence. She tried so hard to distance herself from her family-mindset and be her own individual in college, but even in her most rebellious phase Callie always felt attached and duty-bound to her family. She could not escape her upbringing and
Personal Narrative Seed Folks The thought of being 16 and pregnancy has always weight down on me growing up. I was scare of my family history trying my best not to repeat the life of my mother. In 2001 I was so happy I made it. I accomplish what no one in my family was able to accomplish. I finished high school and even enrolled into college.
Since I was a little girl I would always hear my parent telling my older sibling how important it was to graduate high school and go to college. Now that I am grown, I understand why my parents would tell them and me to get a degree. My parents had poor education none of my parents finished high school, because in Mexico the highest free level of school was six grade and after that the parents had to paid more expensive tuition. Like it mentions in chapter 16 about how important is for parents to give advise, listen, and encourage their children. My parents remind me how they were not able to do or have what we have now when they were my
Lena Younger was a religious mother to her family regardless of the anger that her family has towards one another. Lena faith was soon tested when she gave her son the rest of the insurance money to put towards Beneatha college funds and the rest in his name. Instead of doing exactly what his mother told him Walter put the rest of the insurance money towards his liquor store plan only to receive the news from his friend, that the entire plan was a money scheme and Willy Harris ran off with their money. Heart broken by the hard work her husband put towards his life and her son spent the entire money out of selfishness she still loved her son. Lena was a part of faith which is also symbolized through the plant that she carried for the received little sunlight.
My mother and father have always wanted the best for me, like all good parents do. One of the many things that they expect from me is to receive a college education, something that they never had the chance to do. My parents always advise me to not to make the same mistakes as they did, to go to college so I can get a good job and not have to struggle in my life. With no alternative, my father had to drop out of school to help his family financially after his parents had gotten a divorce, and then he had received his GED. His original plan was to go into the Air Force and help work on and repair the equipment that they need to use.
Her mother is struggles to make good money at her nursing job. She barley gets by day to day living off her pay checks. By using a big proportion of her salary on her children’s education means that she wants the best for her children, and wants to see them succeed. Sotomayor graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1972 and decided that she was going to attend one of the best ivy-league colleges in the country, Princeton University. Sonia accepted a full scholarship to attend Princeton, and this proves that anything is possible.
Eventually I got introduced into the real world my senior year, and my stress felt like it had doubled. I was constantly pressured into figuring out what college I wanted to earn my major in, along with family obligations, my job, and paying my bills. I desperately wanted to go back to having a carefree life of having zero obligations, unfortunately my circumstances didn't allow it. Now that I'm actually starting college, I now realize all of the problems that every other college student had to go through. Stress is now a part of my life, and I've come to terms with it as of now.
Helping out my mother with the bills, working full time and commuting to college, seemed like the destined plan for me after high school. Nonetheless, it came as a shock to everyone when I confessed, I had accepted my admission to Texas A&M. My family took it the worst at first, as it seemed if I wanted to run away from the responsibilities that had suffocated me up to the minute I pressed
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.
Clayton – you deciding to go to college is the same reason I decided to go. I do well at the job I am at, but I am limited as to how far I can move up. Getting my degree will help me find something else in a different field and make more money. The short story “Everyday Use” reminds me of my mother because she did not go to school passed eighth grade. This did not keep her from going after what she wanted and it made her push me, and my two siblings to graduate high school.
I want to participate in a college access program because I was never actually informed about colleges or the topic about if I wanted to. And secretly in the my mind, I knew my hardships and struggles I had in school was worth the time and effort I put into it because my overall goal was to go to a good college, and achieve my dream to become a doctor. Since, I am a first generation college student, I need all the information and help I can get. My goals I carry with me are the motivation I need to go to college, but the question is how will I get there? A college access program is the way to go.