Being a NCAA Division II athlete during my time at American International College was blessing in disguise for me. Many people do not look at Division II college athletes in the same light as Division I athletes. Interestingly enough, unlike Division III college athletes, DII are held to the same standards and rules as Division I. We have to maintain a certain GPA, we cannot work more than 10 hours a week, we are drug tested on a monthly basis, and we endure two-a-days on a daily basis. Going into college, athletics were always first priority to me; but after being a regular starter on my soccer team entering my junior year, my priorities were completely reversed.
Should College Athletes Be Paid? Imagine you are one of the best athletes in your college. But what if you didn’t have enough money to continue school and most of your time were spent in a college sport? You wouldn’t have enough time for working and studying. There are some student-athletes who are actually struggling right now with this problem.
College athletes train everyday and most of the time more than once a day as well and on top of game days. Certain sports even work more hours than a full time job. “ The typical Division I college football player devotes 43.3 hours per week to his sport -- 3.3 more hours than the typical American work week” (Edelman). This meaning that college athletes do not have time for outside jobs or even homework for their classes. They may have a scholarship that helps them out tremendously but if they do not have time for a job, they are not going to have enough money for any food or activities.
Throughout high school , I struggled with academic work . It wouldn't be that I didn't want to do the work ; it was just that it became more difficult for me to remember what I learned and put it to use . But for sports it was a different story , I could remember every single play and execute what I learned with ease . But that was high school now I'm in college and everything is ten times harder . Sometimes I wish the class room were as simple as me being on the field knowing what to do .
For a lot of student athletes sports are the only thing that they rely on as an opportunity to make a better life for themselves. Many student athletes come from poor families that have a low graduation rate. As they grow up, they realize the outstanding athletic gifts they have and use their potential to get noticed by colleges, thus receiving a scholarship.Jabrill Peppers is one of the best players in college football, he was nominated for the heisman trophy this year. What a lot of people don't know is that he grew up in a harmful environment, always waking up in the morning having the thought of if he was going to live to see tomorrow. Getting the scholarship to the University of Michigan, is what he saw as his opportunity to do something useful with his life.
Ultimately, I gained even more confidence in myself and ended up having a successful year, both academically and socially. This has been a significant change for me that helped me to improve my social skills at school and at work. For example, while giving a presentation in front of others, I realized that the social skills I acquired during my freshman year allow me to deliver a clear message without being as nervous. I am also more confident at work, whether assisting customers or working with fellow employees. In conclusion, moving to a large school my freshman year motivated me to overcome my introversion and helped me to be more outgoing, which turned out to be more worthwhile than I could have
Unlike other careers such as being a recording artiste, professional soccer player and so much more the risk involved is high because 4 years could be spent without any tangible progress made. Going to college guarantees me a high chance of becoming successful if I earn good grades in the 4 years of my education. Since I discovered the value and benefits of a college degree, getting a higher education at this stage of my life has been my top priority. Asides from being successful, getting a college degree has been means of preparing me for how to survive in this unpredictable and competitive world in terms of being a team player, self-dependent,
Exit Essay Before fall semester started my writing skill were not the best as my high school was not as strict in writing structure. The way I write has gotten sloppy and careless but I saw some improvement this fall semester In semester in English 1301, I have relearn grammar and sentence structure. In my writing at first I with many part of sentence structure and grammar. Trying to not mess up in structure I was unable convey my ideas. Over the course of the semester it has became easier by every essay.
From a freshman to a senior I grew a lot because in freshman and sophomore years I had always touched that I had to more years then I could catch up all of my credit so I could be able to graduate. But that did happen because in freshman I was a really social person and my grades were really bad I was not doing my homework I would rarely go to class than I had to get into a contracted. Even writing essay it always been hard for me because I would not practice now through junior and senior years I have been during I really improve a lot because now I go to my classes every day do all of my homework I practice all of my essays. And even sometimes I try to get involved with school like going a sport and it allows me always having a good Gpa so I could be able to play the sport. How does my learning impact my learning experience during high school?
My parents had instilled in me the importance of hard work and dedication so by the end of the school year I was capable of holding a clear conversation in English. I realized then that I could achieve anything I set my mind to; a lesson that has carried though my entire life and served me well in years to
I strongly believe I will be a productive and reliable member of the National Honor Society at Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School. My academic achievements throughout my high school career show that hard work and dedication truly do pay off in the long run. All throughout my sophomore
During the start and the end of the fall semester year of 2015/20116 at Montgomery College, my life changed dramatically for me. Going back to school after graduating four years ago at Baltimore Freedom Academy high schoolHigh School has been challenging for me, but of course it’s challenging for anybody with the same circumstances of not being academically active for all those years, and almost forgetting all the retained information that was given from previous teachers. I felt like my brain was rotting, yet the really bad part about it is that, I wasn’t doing what I loved, which was playing organized college basketball. Throughout my journey of the fall semester, challenges came my way from left to right, but the hardest of all that I’ve faced are adjusting to the student athlete life style again at a college level, trying to learn and complete all that’s given to me from my professor, and working a part time job to help support myself. Upon my preparation for the fall semester, I was able to work out during the summer at the Montgomery College gym, the gym was packed with other students that where were in the same