Her thoughts are perplexing; she tries constantly to accept the relationship between herself and Emily, the distance between them emotionally. There is a constant internal fight as to the choices she had made when Emily was just an infant. Her baby was a miracle, one that she treasured deeply. However, when she was left to raise her alone, she had to send her off to live with relatives and strangers in order to work. These early years are the most crucial times in a child’s life, the years that attachment and bonding happen.
Latifa had all intentions of receiving an education but she couldn’t go to school due to the laws of the Taliban. Latifa’s mother saw strong ambitions in her daughter so she encouraged her to believe in herself and always do her best. Latifa managed to deal with her mom’s struggles very well. Secondly, Latifa had to deal with the way women were treated in the Afghan society. Women weren’t allowed to go outside of their homes without the company of their father or brother.
Over my career of schooling my writing has changed dramatically at times and very little at others. Through my years of schooling people have determined my main weaknesses and strengths that I should work on with my writing. My biggest weakness is writing introductions and conclusions they must be so complicated and require so much thought to be defined as good. I excel at writing body paragraphs and explaining all the facts that back up your main ideas though. In all my years of going to school I have had trouble writing introductions and conclusions for my papers.
I thought I was not confident enough to handle the subject. Since my first language is not English writing in English became one of my biggest fears. Writing in English has always been a demanding task for me but I knew it was one of the most important subjects to apply higher education. When the semester started I was avoiding courses that involved writing assignments because I considered myself bad at it. I assumed that the work we were to be assigned was beyond hard because of what I heard of my teachers from High School.
The first time I enter that school I was terrified due to having to sit next to children that were speaking very differently from me and having a teacher that seem to forget that I did not understand a word she was saying when she referred to me in English was the most difficult part of the transition. Every time the teacher was giving instructions for an assignment in English and I finally took the courage to ask for help, and the teacher reply by rejecting my request due to not having the enough time to focus on my needs was very embarrassing and emotional draining for me. Teachers need the training in order to assist this population in an effective way and be aware of challenges these students face when they are sitting down in their classroom trying to learn. It is vital for teachers to have knowledge of the social, economic, and education experiences these students had prior to attending school in the United States. In addition, teachers should be aware of what the students learn in the previous school and how they best learn new things, especially to help them learn new things in their non-native language (Borjian, et al.,
However, these techniques that I fostered as a child proved lacking when I entered middle school. It turns out that in comparison to my previous writing, I was no longer writing for my own self-improvement or joy; I was now writing to please someone who was grading the work. After many dissatisfying remarks about my writing, the self-conscious feelings I had as a child crept up on me once again. I felt the need to impress and be perfect. For every paper I wrote from then on, there was that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I had to try twice as hard because English was my second language.
My high school calculus teacher, who was also my role model, made a difference in my life. It was her class that made me decide that I wanted to become a secondary mathematics teacher. I had a first hand experience at what it is like being a teacher during my senior year of high school by being my calculus teacher’s teacher assistant. While being her teacher assistant I experienced several things that a teacher does on a daily basis: making copies, grading papers, constructing lesson plans, and teaching/ tutoring students. I hope that when I become a teacher that I will be capable of inspiring a young person, just the same as my high school calculus teacher did for me.
The classes gave me the tools to productively conduct in depth research and working efficiently with my fellow students and professors. Lastly, after completion of my senior liberal arts seminar I was overjoyed when my professor asked permission to use my final presentation and paper for her graduate studies class. I am confident that I am ready to meet the academic requirements of the Rhode Island College School of Social Work graduate program. Ultimately, I aspire to attain my M.S.W from Rhode Island College School of Social Work so I can continue to effectively and ethically work within diverse, multi-cultural areas promoting well-being and the human betterment of society. I feel I am a valuable asset for
Instead she was trained, as all other women in her life, to be a homemaker. However this did not stop her efforts to pursue her dream. Even though she risked exile from her family, friends, and society at whole, Harriet continued her studies of women’s lesser role in the social aspects of life. Harriet described her childhood as a “burdensome experience” (Household Education, 1849). Her mother held a strong sense of tyranny in their home due to her upbringing, believing in a more traditional way of child rearing.
I lacked confidence in myself; I questioned my ability to succeed. Most of all, English being my second language was more frightening to me. When I joined this class, my vocabulary and essay writing, reading and understanding, and time management skills were poor. I found myself reading a page for hours and never able to understand majority of the words. I consistently had