During my last three years of college career, I have encountered not exactly the same but few similar questions about evaluating myself. Though I know what I am capable of more than anybody else, it is not easy to judge myself where I stand. In 2012, I came from Ethiopia right out of high school, and by the time I arrived in the US, my English writing and speaking skills were very poor. I came here to attend a college, so I studied English grammar, writing and reading books for one full month and I took the non-native placement test at Montgomery College. Surprisingly, my efforts paid off, I was accepted to take credit classes and I began attending college after another month.
Mr. West, Hello. I am Rebecca Brown. I went to Sheridan Schools growing up and would like to return to teach English at the high school. Unfortunately, I have run in to a bit of a snag with financial assistance. I have two years remaining before my degree and to Praxis exams to complete.
Over the this past semester in freshman composition I have learned how to write a college level paper. Going into this class, I was a little unsure and scared that I wasn’t going to be able to do the things that were required for me to do. As the semester passed I could definitely see a change in my writing. I learned how to use the appropriate punctuation, how to write and refute an argumentation paper, which I believe is my strongest piece of writing and how to research and gather information to write a strong research paper. I knew coming into this class that I was going to struggle with my punctuations, word choice, and the overall flow of the paper.
Therefore, the plan is to receive my masters degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. Through high school, going to English was my most desirable class and once I got into college that never changed. On the first day of college, I met a wonderful professor and it was
He had spent his entire childhood and some of his adult life in Vietnam. English was something he had to work hard to learn. He explains calmly, “I knew I had to learn English, or I wouldn 't make it through college, but I didn’t know where to start. I just tried reading and translating the newspaper and books and listening to shows on television a lot. It was a little slow, but eventually I learned enough to be able to get through college.” James says it was extremely difficult to learn an entirely new language and culture as late in life as he was.
Although I will obtain a lot of knowledge within this period, I will also become the victim of student debt. After attending California State University East Bay for the four years and obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, I aim to succeed in the Optometry Admissions Test and enroll in an Optometry school, in which I will spend four years as well. If
These activities leave little time for work making these scholarships all the more important. I will work my hardest to complete the first part of my college life early or on time. AFter these first four years my life will give me many options. Those as of now will be studying a little more to become a teacher or attending college for four more years in hopes of retaining a doctorate for pharmacy. In the next stage of my life I hope to be a teacher or pharmacist.
Each essay I wrote took me several time to write, several drafts which show that I have improve every time I do the drafts to write a perfect masterpiece. I learned a lot of skills and techniques this quarter, which has helped me to improve and progress my writing skills for the future. I will remember the skills, techniques, and tips that professor gave us in this English class for my higher education. For example, all the time that I went to visit professor Sapozhnikov office hours to receive help on my out-of -class essays has helped me to improve, grow, and progress in my writing skills as a writer. Some of the significant changes I have made as I was progressing and growing were to develop a strong thesis to help support my claims as I write my essays, such as facts, observations, illustration, and examples.
This is currently my first year enrolling in Richland College, but the experience is just the beginning. The earliest memory of reading was all the syllabus that each class had before school started. I chose to be in college because I’m striving for a better future, instead of working at a retail store and less pay for all the work I’ve contributed. Being an expert reader can help me out in the long run because it helps me with comprehension and critical thinking when I encounter a real world problem. Now getting in idea of what we are doing in class, I think you are doing just fine helping me prepare for what is ahead of me and I greatly appreciate that.
She put me in her college english class when I became a senior, because she said I showed potential to be successful, and I am so proud that I took that class because it taught me how to do more. When I went back to public school I joined the reading competition team again, and for both junior and senior year, I became captain because I showed the team that I was the willpower to read all 30 books within the deadline. Even though our team did not place in the top ten, each year we grew closer and closer, and my team says it is with the help of me. I think going back to public school has helped me. Even though a lot of people believe that Jeannette is not a good school, and that they do not teach us the necessary components to get us to learn, just like in Sherman Alexie's reading, but we have shown people that they are wrong, and that we have some of the best kids in the school around the area.