This semester was a headache because I was going through the transition from high school to college. I was learning new things and I lacked the traits a college students needs to have in order to do well. I know now that my next semester will defiantly go smoothly, because I now believe I have the traits a college student should contain thanks to my Professors!
Basically, I acquired useful skills for any job: to follow directions, to give the boss what he or she was asking of me, and to network and gain insight from other colleagues. It was still disturbing to me that after four years of schooling, I felt I had not received the education I initially expected. Overall, college does not bring out the full academic potential of the students who invest the time and money into an education. Teachers need to set aside their biases and restructure and develop curriculum, as well as student-teacher relationships, in order to truly develop college students into freethinking, exploratory people. Structured, pertinent curriculum is the foundation of a good class.
Soon After, I started looking at college websites, looking for where I might want to go. The more I researched the more I realized my grades I had recieved from my slacking were going to hurt me. Most colleges required either good grades or a good standardized test score, some both. I hadn't taken my ACT yet but my grades were not so great. I started thinking maybe my future was at the local community college, but I wanted bigger and better things, I wanted a career in the medical feild.
A dream of mine has always been to be the first in my family to go to college and receive a degree. In order to succeed, I knew I had to learn to manage my disability. Even though, it takes me longer to prepare for school I have found methods to help me succeed. I listen to alternative music to block out distracting noises, and organize my work by prioritizing and using color-coded folders for each subject. A week before major exams, I start preparing by studying and mapping out my time, making this typically stressful week more manageable.
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.
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. To me education is what prepares me for a career job the people who are hiring looked for the ones that are open minded and can easily work with their surroundings. Education is important in many ways it helps us become better people to be able to show academic skills learn throughout many years of school. I feel that when I’m looking for internships people look for my background and how experienced I am when it comes to programming. I think if I overachieve my education in computer science I could be able to be successful like Reyna Grande on how she was able to pursue her dream career as a writer.
It was important that I go to a good university or I won’t be able to get a good job when I graduated. Even though, I didn’t rank as high as I was in middle school, I was doing well enough on my exams; my counselor and teachers told me that I might be able to go to any universities of my choosing. I was very relieved and satisfied with myself; this was my life goal after all. The life of a high schooler was much harder and more completed than a middle schooler. I had to study every day to keep up with the amount of materials that were given out in class—they were much deeper and complicated.
I had narrowed down my choices to history or psychology. I was afraid I would choose the wrong one and that I would finish like many other students; being unhappy in my decision and changing my major multiple times. Eventually I did chose and after three years of studying psychology I find myself feeling excited and confident about my future in this field. I spent my first two years of college studying psychology in Puerto Rico at an Adventist University. The psychology program did not have a lot of students but in a way it was a good thing because it helped us get to know each other better.
Had we followed our father’s vision of our future, our personal legend would have been to attend college and improve the family with every generation to come. My father was one of those parents that always encouraged his sons to achie... ... middle of paper ... ...fair to me. I feel this way because without passing the WST I cannot sign up for some of the classes I need. This is more impacted since I only have a couple of years left to graduate. This would make anybody feel inadequate and makes me feel like Santiago.
The fact that I am eligible for financial aid is another positive motivation for me to attend college. This helped me get the stress off of my parents and made going to college much more easier. Negative issues hindered my idea of going to college like difficulty conforming. I knew that attending college will bring a whole new environment for me and I was not sure I was ready for it but my friend’s goals for me helped me enable a more positive outlook. Intimidation was another big aspect that had me thinking twice of attending college.