Vague Thesis: How my brain keeps trying to make me go to college. I like a lot of people didn’t go to college straight out of High School. I took a year off. I did nothing. I went to school for a semester and realized I couldn’t pay for it and that what I thought I had wanted to do my whole life sucked and I hated it.
Even getting a job poses as an issue, with the already lack of jobs being taken by people who sometimes even hold college degrees themselves leaves struggling college students penniless. It then ... ... middle of paper ... ...I became so overwhelmed, thinking I could try and pick up my grades, but it was too late for me. I was then failing all of my classes. My mom would call me and check up on me, I would lie of course and tell her that I was doing well all while everything was crashing down on me.
My grades had begun to drop, and the perseverance that I had started senior year with had vanished. I was accepted into college, and I no longer found a reason to continue to study like I had in the past. I stopped studying for tests, and I basically stopped trying. I would get “sick” a few times a month, and miss school. This was out of the ordinary for me.
Sitting in first period on the first day of my junior year, the teacher is giving the class a lecture on the real world outside of high school he explained that you have to actually put forth effort to achieve something that you desire. In the past year of high school, I put forth hardly any effort, still managing to pass, but not happy with the grades and realizing that what this teacher was saying might be true. After the first day of junior year I began to apply myself and one year later, sitting in all college classes preparing to achieve these goals once again made me realize this was the academic turning point in my life. Since first grade, school had always come easy to me, but as high school started to progress, it became harder and
Pre-College I graduated from Atkins High School in 2007 and after that, I started working at a telemarketing company. I did not know what I wanted to do in life so I thought that I would be a waste of time for me to start college without any idea of what path I wanted to take. I quit my job and started working at Sonic full time but after working there for 2 years I decided that I need to make something of myself and decided to enroll in college. It was difficult because at that time, I had been out of high school for almost 3 years and I had forgotten most of what I have learned in high school. I never took the ACT in high school so I started taking practice test online and a few days later, I took the COMPASS and scored fairly well.
When I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Psychology degree in 2004, I remember feeling unsure of what it was I wanted to do. Nine years later I entered my Master’s program in Educational Leadership and I remember feeling that same apprehension. I had been a Guidance Counselor providing college advising to inner city high school students for 8 years. I knew I wanted to focus on Higher Education Administration but was unsure of how I could transition into the field. In the summer of 2015, I was preparing to graduate with my Master’s degree but, before I could, I had one final course: Leadership in Higher Education.
Watson took time every day after school to help me with my work. With the help of Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Watson, I felt that I could achieve my goal of getting my high school diploma and starting my career. It was at the end of my freshman year with the help of Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Watson that I chose auto body as my career and I could not have been happier. My sophomore year was a different story. Mrs. Duffy took an early retirement due to budget cuts and the help I was getting in the classroom was cut.
She made the mistake of putting her job as the most important thing and placing her educational goal in a second term. The results appear immediately when we took the first exam after she started working her grade change dramatically from earing A’s and B’s on test she began to get C’s. As a result of her grades getting lower, she started to lose motivation to school and started working more hours which eventually lead her to miss classes. She asked me if I wanted to work there with her but I said no because I wanted to focus on college and did not want any distraction. I saw her transformation from being an honor roll student to no caring about school to make the study short two months after she started working she dropped
Thinking about my parents’ divorce a few months early before the school year had ended and I started summer school. I kept it in and never let myself talk of it, I just focus on m school work because I know what was going to happen if I talked about it. In school, people will look at me and ask what is wrong or why the change in emotion. I would just tell them to leave me alone or “fuck
I thought of how my parents had divorced a few months early before the school year ended and I started summer school. This is also something that I keep in and never let myself think of, while in school because I know what was going to happen if I talked about it. While in school people will look at me and ask wants wrong or why the change of attack. I would just tell them to leave me alone. When my mom and I finally left the meeting and being told I’m going to repeat the 8th grade, we went home, where I get another speech from my mom and sister about this happen because of the divorce between my mom and dad but how I am very close to my dad and now he’s not in the picture.