Although it may not seem like a big deal in hindsight, the first time I failed a test taught me one of the biggest lessons I ever learned: the value of knowing that you are always enough, no matter the situation. As a freshman in high school, I was used to getting good grades with little effort. So taking an AP class seemed like an easy opportunity to buff up my transcript. Little did I know that that would be one of the hardest classes I would take.
Returning to school is one of the most life changing things I have ever done for myself. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Therefore, for a year and a half I stumbled through life trying to figure out what to do. How was I supposed to get a job if I did not have any experience? Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing.
Growing up I never felt very stressed in my day to day activities. Life was almost a breeze, as I only had to worry about getting at least 3 hours of playtime outside every day. Soon I got to high school, and started feeling the crushing force of stress from constant procrastination. I never once was proactive in getting my assignments done early, and paid the price is sleepless nights on a weekly basis. Eventually I got introduced into the real world my senior year, and my stress felt like it had doubled.
How I Graduated High School Have you ever procrastinated for so long that it finally caught up to you? Well that was the story of my life in my senior year of high school. To me, high school wasn’t about learning and doing school work, it was more about hanging out with friends and living a life of leisure and free time. Needless to say, by the end of my sophomore year, everything changed and I learned things the hard way. Getting your responsibilities out of the way, and taken care of is always better done soon rather than later.
At first I started off taking 1 or 2 classes per semester, but outside interference had me gradually upping the classes. Between work, a lack of motivation due to not having any idea of what I wanted out of life carved out, and pressure from family, I found myself not prepared for these classes. This is what you will see as you look up and down my transcript and see W's and WF's. You will see the unachieved goals, the times I thought I was an angel, the times I dreamt of being perfect. At the time of writing this paper I am 23 years old.
Good morning students and teachers. I honestly can't believe I've made it through my last year of schooling here at Southern Cross. Throughout my senior English studies, I have realised that individuality is something that is unfortunately lost amongst the trends and expectations of a developing society. Especially in regards to adolescents, I believe that it can be incredibly difficult to maintain a sense of independence and uniqueness in a society where everyone is expected to conform to the majority. Over the last two years, texts such as “The Kite Runner”, Shakespeare's “Othello”, Robert Frost's “Into My Own”, and the film “The Breakfast Club” have definitely inspired me to be myself and to stay true my own beliefs.
I used to carry my fear so loyally that I didn’t allow myself to live. I was just complaisant with my life; I didn’t dare to challenge myself. I was constantly building roadblocks and excuses as to why I shouldn’t pursue my dreams. I am still challenging myself every day to reach my full potential. As I overcome my fears by challenging myself, I am a step closer to my dreams.
During my first semester, I did really well, earning a 3.0, which placed me on the Deans list at the end of the semester. I was able to maintain being on the dean’s list, however fall semester of my sophomore year my GPA fell below a 3.0, which took me off the dean’s list. It is now a struggle to pull my cumulative average back up because I have to exceed that 3.0 in order to achieve improvement. I always wonder if it would’ve been easier to maintain if I had started out around a 3.5. Most incoming freshman don’t know that freshman year are your easiest courses you will ever take throughout the college level experience, it only gets harder.
I passed all my classes with A’s or B’s. My grade average was high and I was prepping for college courses. My family had been telling me of all the great things I could do but never prepared me for the hard times to actually achieve any of these goals. During my summer break of 2011, I broke my ankle on father’s day.
I didn't have any help , family was so far and I was distracted by all the parties and games. When I started to pray everything gotten better and I passed my exams with all A’s and maybe one B.” "Prayer for Students."
When in fact I set myself up for one of the biggest challenges of my life, by signing up for multiple online college classes and playing football for the first time since freshman year. Although, under all this immense pressure, this is where my true colors came out. I didn’t stop working to my full potential
I know you can win this war!” The reason it’s making me re-enlist is because the people need my help to get their freedom just like my friend. And I will get it for them and my friend. I will do what I can and besides I want to die for honor and purpose for my country than to die with nothing to live for and no reason to
In this day and age, being on time for school is a thing of the past. But to be honest, the night before I was having the time of my life going through all 13 seasons of Grey 's Anatomy. In any way, shape, or form did I know that I had a stack load of homework to get done for the next day. But lets cut to the chase, it was a 4 day weekend which meant catching up on both sleep and netflix. Even though time was of the essence, I procrastinated the whole weekend to get the homework done.
One foggy night on the night of June 12, 2011 18 year old Karan Brar had no idea what was going to happen to him, and that this day was going to change the rest of his life. A week prior to this day Karan had to write his last final exam. Karan had always been a average kid, on his grade 11 report card he got three 60’s and one 70. But on the day of June 12, 2011 his final exam scores were mailed. He knew this was going to change his life forever but what he didn’t know weather it was going to be for the better or the worse.
In the fictional novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, two ‘best friends’ Gene and Finny face many challenges while they are attending Devon School. The story takes place in 1943, which is during World War II. Because of this, the overall challenge shown throughout the book that affects not only them, but everyone, is the encroaching war that interrupts and gradually dominates their lives. No matter how hard the boys try to live normally, they are faced with doing work for the war, seeing friends make decisions about enlisting, and watching as eventually the war takes over not only Devon’s Far Common, but their entire lives.