Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement? Just like most new international students, the hardest challenge I faced in USA was coping in a completely different society. Moving to the United States is not all about changing lifestyle, but also facing cultural differences. It was difficult to adapt to the new education system and making friends because of the language barriers.
I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
English Language Development was the class I was enrolled in throughout elementary since I was a Spanish native speaker and lacked English language skills. Nevertheless, when it came to fifth grade I found something in me that pushed me to read books and speak as much English as possible. As a result, by the end of fifth grade I was at the top of my ELD class, even ready to become promoted and move into normal English with the rest of my peers, yet this was not enough for me. I was not going to accept normal English classes so I persevered and pushed my English language skills further and eventually found myself taking the highest English classes while also being among the top students, not forgetting that I was fluent in two
I could not believe what had just taken place, and I was feeling regretful. However, signing up for Honors English II and entering the great world of honors english at U of D Jesuit was one of the greatest academic decisions I have ever made. Entering the honors english program taught me how to write efficiently and structurally. My new honors teachers also taught me how to find the deeper meaning behind the text. I developed and refined these skills because I decided to challenge myself by taking honors english, instead of flying under the radar and taking basic
Approaching Prairie View A&M University was very exciting for me because my high school mentor, Ms. Hill-Jones, graduated from PVAMU and shared amazing stories with me about the students and staff. Hearing such great stories about the school my expectations were high, so once I arrived to the school and got situated I expected to be greeted by the staff but what I received was a nice to meet you and goodbye. My disappointment level started to rise then after that I began to walk to the café or msc as they call it ; when I entered I was greeted by this kind old woman, “How you doing young man?” she said really sluggish. I replied with a simple fine then happen to tell the lady my entire situation then she respond enthusiastically, “Honey, You’ve been here for less than a day give it time baby.”
The first semester I had three challenges. My class had to do a true story oral presentation of what we did during the summer. When It was my turn to do my presentation I go up because I didn 't finish writing it and I was nervous to go up there. The second challenge that I had to write an essay about three short stories ' couldn 't find a ways to start it and It took forever to finish it.
This semester has been an ongoing challenge for me but has been an enjoyable one and I have not been presented with any impossible tasks. I have never been much of a writer, and during the course of this semester, I 've struggled to meet length requirements on the assigned essays. However, I do understand that not everyone is an excellent writer or even has to enjoy writing to get a good grade in this 1A class. From the start, with the first essay, I pushed myself to do my best and looked to multiple outlets to polish my writing, such as the online tutor, the writing center, the internet and the writer 's handbook.
When I first took this course I thought what is a macro teacher gonna do about my writing discipline. Well you got to the point that my grandma was so poor I started getting bad grades on my papers. My grammar drastically improved after I read it, and was able to construct a paper to my highest abilities into his highest standards. Writing in the discipline is just not a saying in college.