Without any legal documentation stating I could be in this country, I was afraid I would not be able to continue my education or obtain a job in my desired field. In addition to this, I was constantly denied eligibility for scholarships due to my immigration status, and although I was given many opportunities to represent my school at national conventions, I was unable to attend for the same reason. Fortunately, I suddenly came to the realization that only obstacle preventing me from embarking on these scholastic and career opportunities was myself. It was then that I sought help and with the assistance of a few selfless individuals who took the time to walk me through the process, I
My first semester I had many obstacles; however, it was worth it because at the end I learned to not give up. An obstacle I overcame was getting classes. Since, I applied late to school due to not being able to decide which college would benefit me more I was behind with enrolling, for classes causing me to not be able to get classes. There were barely any classes left for me, but I eventually found the three classes I needed. Getting classes was difficult because it took me a week to finally get the classes I need.
For many years, a question has been ask trillions of times throughout the homes of families.What are you going to do after High School? Everyday you hear many different answers and bunch of different lectures of what you should and what shouldn’t you do. Having many honorable mentions such as Steve Jobs, Dave Thomas, or Kevin Rose shows that college after high school is not the only option. Four-Year Universities are not practical choice for most Americans students after High School because of the lack of preparation for a college education,Student are pressured that having a college degree is the only way to maintaining a stable financial life , and A college degree doesn 't pay off for years . Recent numbers revealed a glaring gap in the nation 's education system: A high school diploma, no matter how recently earned, doesn 't guarantee that students are prepared for college courses.
My entire senior year of high school, an eerie fog of anxiety lingered around myself because of the approaching new part of my life that I couldn’t quite anticipate as well as other events in my life. This chapter in my life that I almost dreaded because of the uncertainty, the path that was always envisioned for me, ironically, the only certain option for myself–attending college. I had my fears before I even applied to a school because I knew myself, I knew I wasn’t as independent as I let myself out to be, and I knew the chance of getting rejected by my first choice school was likely, a school where my friends were attending, where almost complete independence wouldn’t swallow me whole. As you might guess from my transfer application, the likely indeed happened. And so, the most difficult and independent
As a result of this, when there’s only one day left you panic and have to study everything in one day and sit up the whole night. So then it never goes as you planned? a In the Ted Talk “In the mind of a master procrastinator,” Tim Urban talks describes how your brain works if you are a procrastinator. A procrastinator is a person who always puts off doing something until it’s very very close to the deadline. He starts the speech with sharing a story about when he went to college.
Procastination is becoming a bigger issue in the education system. To staying up till midnight or till the next day catching up on homework or studying for quizzez, exams, finals! Malcolm X faced the obstacles of trying to learn how to read. He had a lot of time on his hands so he wanted to and decided to teach himself how to read. Although, Malcolm didn't have the ablity to read , he didnt allow the fact he never had the opportuinty to expand his vocalbury to .
Not going to college was not an option for me, but I simply did not think I was the type of student who went to community college. I faced an identity crisis unlike one I had never known. Why did I spend my entire high school career taking solely AP and honors coursework only to end up staying in my hometown while all my classmates all got to go to four year universities? Seventeen year old me thought this was truly the worst thing that could have ever happened to me, but reflecting on that time, it truly was
So now said child is in high school and believes he/she has 3 options; military, college or stay back and work. Every child in the ghetto must come to a decision in this but the thought process isn’t as simple as it would be for many. To go to the military means to live a life of discipline under the management of a community of people who have no true regard of their life, but it provides stability and an opportunity for the family to move out of the current situation. To choose college is to choose a longstanding battle with debt because there are no resources available to pay for
Every time the sun set, I began to feel ‘sick’ which was a way for me being unable to escape. This is what slowly started to allow other problems to arise. The lack of sleep did not help me function properly. My relationship with my family started to take strain; my mom and dad were getting fed up; I kept them up at night and when they went out they could never enjoy themselves with the thirty phone calls from me. Each morning at school I would run after my mom and spend every morning in the counsellor’s office.
Imagine that you are getting home from school and all you want to do is eat a snack and watch Judge Judy. You are exhausted from a long day of testing, exams, and writing essays. To top it off, you have homework in math, science, and writing. You have no energy to give, you have no desire to think anymore. The alternative is, you fail your classes.