I’m proud to be in America because if I was in Vietnam I would have done same job as my parents did in America. Education is what had made me become successful throughout elementary to 2 high school because it had prepared me for college. Back then when I went to school I would just think of school a place where I get to talk to my friends and have fun. I was not gifted and I did not work hard either because school was a place where I felt my parents would force me to go to. I would never had made it to college if I gave up on education because my senior year I felt really lazy and I didn’t know what to... ... middle of paper ... ...tion is sometimes taken for granted because I feel like I don’t need to learn a certain subject in college but yet I need it to involve in the real world when getting a job.
The pain and agony of knowing that I might not be prepared for college classes is a weight I have bore on my shoulders. One of my goals has always been to lift the stress of college classes off my back and have the assurance that I am ready for the challenges that are ahead of me. Since day one of high school, being engaged while learning has been my biggest desire so that I am well prepared for the next step in life: college. Dual Enrollment English was exactly what I needed to be well prepared for college. All of my high school career, I had never known what it actually meant to do well and be ¨successful.¨ An abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, as I was sitting in the front row of my Dual Enrollment English 111 class; this idea
The choice to take dual credit courses was not something I always thought about doing, but rather something I realized was necessary after I was influenced by my friends, my family, and myself to be beneficial in my quest to gain success in this world. Young kids don’t think about anything past high school. High school is the farthest point fathomed in the sequence of education. It is not until high school that the idea of college comes into play. Personally this reality is accurate.
I realized in life there is so much more than just the materialistic aspect. My American dream consisted of material things; I never wished to be happy, but to just to have things. Now, my greatest aspiration in life is to be happy; which to me means to be financially stable, to earn a master’s degree, and have a wonderful job that allows me to give back to the community. The biggest difference between my American dream and my goal to be happy is that my goal is a dream with actions and a plan. I started my plan my freshman year of high school by making the decision to attend Early College High School.
How well did high school prepared me for college? My personal overall experience of high school was a bit disappointing because high school was not what I expected. High school was just another chapter of my life because I just learned to keep myself in the right path and continue school. Ever since my freshman year I felt like if high school was just a daycare because as usual we had the silly people around trying to capture attention from others. High school was pointless to me because I’ve always had present my parents words and they’ve proved me those words are true.
I knew it was a college class, but I figured that it wouldn’t be that hard. So coming up to the mid-term, I figured that I had it all under control. I never grasped the idea of being college readiness. I realized that I had to share the knowledge that I learned because if I didn’t, what was my purpose of learning it. My main goal that I set after I had taken my mid-term was, to get even better at writing.
Statement of Purpose My career aspiration of becoming an educator didn’t grow overnight. I went to college for a pre-business degree in hopes of being the next “hot shot” in the Financial District of San Francisco. However, instead of focusing my time on business courses, I always found myself volunteering at the local elementary school or divulging myself in my Education courses. I realized I had a passion for education at that point as I was actually earning way better grades in Education courses than my major courses. Upon graduating from UC Davis, I was in a lull, I had no idea what I wanted to do.
The one word that would describe myself would be the word “futuristic”. For as long as I could remember I would always plan my life ahead and set goals that would lead to having the successful future I’ve always planned to have. Through out my high school years, however, I thought less about the future and wasn’t as motivated to work hard for it as I should have. Senior year was a such wake up call for me because I was applying to colleges and worried about the whole process. I received my first letter and it was a letter of rejection.
When people hear the words The American Dream, a lot of them just think about becoming wealthy and having nice things. On the other hand, when I hear the words The American Dream, what comes to my mind is getting a good education and following through on my dream while getting the support I need from my family and friends. Many people want to have a specific job or atleast a job that pays quite a bit of money, but they need a good education to pursue a career. I recently interviewed forty-three year old Tony Platt who in high school had a dream to support his future family and live comfortably. I also interviewed twelve year old Tyler Salyer whose current dream is to become an elementary school teacher.
College is going to help me more in life than I realize. It’s going to make me into the person that I’ve always wanted to be, and the degree that I get will get me the job that I’ve wanted since I was fourteen years old. I have faced some obstacles getting here, but I know it will all be worth it once I get my degree. When thinking about what obstacles I had getting to this point at WSU I can only think of a few. One of them was high school.