Lessons Learned In College

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There have been many lessons taken from failures in my life that have shaped me into the person I am today, but none as big as big as the one that I am going to share right now. In middle school, everything came easily to me. I never had to study or do any extra work to be successful, all I had to do to get an A in my classes was do the homework. I easily coasted through middle school with straight A’s and one or two B’s. Then, when my freshman year approached, I didn’t think much of it and I thought that coasting would end up working for me. But that wasn’t the case. During the first quarter of school, I only did the minimum work required and it really affected my GPA negatively. I got more B’s than A’s and my GPA was very low compared to…show more content…
Then, during my sophomore year, I got my act together and my sophomore GPA was around a 3.6! My cumulative GPA was then around a 3.5 which was a good step in the right direction. Then during my junior year, I took my first two AP classes and they were definitely a challenge for me. It was very fast paced, which was hard for me at first, but I managed to get through the classes because I had learned to study and prioritize myself. Also, the non-AP classes came much easier to me because they were slower paced and it gave me much more time to understand the information. I prefer the AP classes over the non-AP classes because the AP classes have prepared me for my college courses and they have given me a challenge that I have truly enjoyed. As for my senior year, I am taking four AP courses which will give me a challenge that I will need to work hard to succeed at but I know that it will pay off in the end. Overall, the failure I experienced at the beginning of my high school career ended up being a lesson that I need to have a good work ethic and be very studious in order to be successful in not only high school and college but for the rest of my
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