I expected a college level course to be more challenging and it definitely is. I never spent more than two hours writing papers before I entered college. I’ve learned that I like to write, and with just a little more patience and extra time I could have also excelled on my high school papers. Our first essay was a personal narrative. I chose to write about my grandfather, because he had just passed away two weeks ago when class began and writing about him really helped me.
Not many people become successful with just a high school education unless they are born into wealth or have good connections. After hearing teachers and other adults preach this over time I started to realize college was a must for me and my situation. My parents told me all along to go to college so I wouldn’t end up like them since they both didn’t have a college education. Even though my parents didn’t have college degrees they still turned out alright but that was a different time period and in those times not many people attended college. Through out my high school years they always told me that I needed to go to college so I wouldn’t have to go through what they did.
Going to college has always been a dream of mine. To some people that may seem strange, but for me it’s been a dream. I’m the first person on my dad’s side of the family to attend a four year university, and I plan on being the first one to graduate. I came to college for more than just that, however. College is going to help me more in life than I realize.
Nevertheless, I was able to move forward and leave my negative experience behind me. I went to Sandia High School for my freshman and sophomore years. By my sophomore year, I felt at ease about high school. My favorite subjects were science and English. I had signed up for Newspaper that year and was very excited because I wanted to become a writer.
I knew that I wanted to have a good career and I would be able to pursue my college dreams and wrestle in college. My original plans were to go to SUNY Cortland my first semester. Not knowing what I planned on doing at first, I applied to SUNY Cortland too late and my application wasn’t accepted due to how late it came in. Now, at TC3, I started pursuing my career and am taking business administration course... ... middle of paper ... ...ch makes perfect sense is that jobs with high paying salaries and jobs like a teacher, dentist, nurse, or lawyer all require you to have a college education. The United States gives everyone an opportunity to get a college degree.
Reflection I have been attending Virginia State University for one semester now, and ever since I came here I have learned more than I imagined imaginable. Since I have taken an English class every year in my life since the age of five, I believed I knew exactly what to expect. I was definitely wrong. When I began at Virginia State University, I assumed all my English classes would only consist of reading, discussing and then writing about “Old English”. Since that was what all my English classes consisted of in high school, I did not believe there would be huge difference at Virginia State University.
C. One reason the season was historical was because they had most likely the best coach butler has ever had. D. There were multiple reasons why Butler had such a historical season and one part was the dedicated fans. E. Butler Basketball had a historical season created by the players and Brad Stevens who led the to a great regular season, through the NCAA Tournament, and finally the National Championship. II. Body This butler team had multiple college basketball undervalued players.
My teacher at the time, Mr. Hall, had a key contributing factor to my loving of journalism. I ended up staying with the school subject for the last three years of high school and eventually, I worked my way up to acquiring the position of editor-in-chief. The things that I learned have taught me so much that it has shaped my life both academically and personally. It was because of this class that I made the decision to major in
Not many people become successful with just a high school education unless they are born into wealth or have good connections. After hearing teachers and other adults preach this over time I started to realize college was a must for me and my situation. My parents told me all along to go to college so I wouldn’t end up like them since they both didn’t have a college education. Even though my parents didn’t have college degrees they still turned out alright but that was a different time period and in those times not many people attended college. Throughout my high school years they always told me that I needed to go to college so I wouldn’t have to go through what they did.
After I went to SMYSP, I knew I wanted to be there--my big problem was that I did not think I was good enough. No one in my family even has a high school diploma. At first I was going to just settle for a junior college, but with the pushing of my pals from Stanford, I decided not to sell myself short. I really had no confidence in myself. I did not feel so smart.