Personal Narrative: My Experience At U Of D

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My experience at U of D has been difficult to say the least. I came from a public school that focused very little on English. So, when I entered U of D in my freshman year, the first thing that hit me was how difficult English was. I used to think that English was just about words and the only thing you could really do with it was become an english teacher. In fact, at the end of the year, that belief had been validated with a barely passing C-. I always believed English wasn't my strong-suit and now I had a very poor English1 grade to prove it. What I didn't realize at the time was that I had improved tremendously in my writing over the year. When I had an easier time in English2, I began to notice the improvement. It began with the first writing assignment of sophomore year. It…show more content…
The next challenge, however, was a big one the much dreaded, 10+ page Junior research paper. I wrote and researched much of it on spring break, but the majority of it was written in four hours, at my desk, in the middle of the night, the day before it was due. I realize that I should have developed my essay more, but I still got a 93% on it. I simply work better under pressure. I now know I can do better and am striving for only my absolute best no matter my test scores in any class. I have skills and a good education that I wish to bring to Michigan State in order to further improve upon them and discover what I truly want to do with my life. I truly want to utilize the gifts that I have been given in whatever field best suits them, and I cannot think of a better place to do that than MSU. I know it’s cliche, but when I enter the real world, I want to change it for the better. Michigan State is the perfect place to grow my potential into something useful in the world. So now, as I stare at my ticket to the October 24th MSU-Indiana Football game, I hope that one day I can be in the student section, rooting on the
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