My College Success Many students are struggling in college. According to the New York Times Web site, only 33 percent of the college students are graduating in six years. Obviously students still need much help to succeed in order to get where they want to go. Although college can be challenging, I am going to succeed by using advice from experts, by developing strategies and ideas, and by taking advantage of the benefits offered by my college. I am a recent high school graduate. I hear that college will be challenging. One challenge for me is that I have ADHD that I take medicine for in order for me focus to more on my work, so I don’t get distracted by others or objects. Because I have several challenges to face, I will seek
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Prompt: In 500 words or more, describe your collegiate experience thus far. How has this experience and the knowledge you've gained influenced what you plan to study? How have they influenced your decision to apply to St. Edward's?
I can reach my goals and dreams through discipline. There are many goals that I intend to fulfill. At the end of my senior year I hope to have achieved a 3.75 grade point average. If I successfully obtain a 3.75, it will ultimately make it much easier for me to get into college and further my career. I also want to obtain this just because I do not set many difficult goals for myself, so when I do, I feel that I must complete the goal successfully. I have always had the goal of becoming a Wildcat at the University of Kentucky. Nearly my entire family (on my father's side) has at some point attended the university, therefore, feel that I must attend the university as well.
I was very unsure about which college I wanted to go after I graduated from High School. I wanted to find a College that would best set me up for a successful career, but there seemed like so many choices. After discussing the problem with my parents, their first suggestion was that I attend the Citadel. They talked about how everyone who graduated was guaranteed a great career and would be more likely to be chosen for a job then graduates from another college. It all sounded great at first until I learned about the rules and physical activities. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the P.T or that I would slip up and break the honor code which would cause me to get expelled and waste my parent's money. I let some time pass
Growing up, I had no genuine difficulties to succeed. Being a white working class male, I never experienced separation. Having every one of the favorable circumstances in life do a clever thing to a young fellow; at times they are the things that hold you down. I don't had anything keeping me down however then again I had nothing pushing me forward. At the point when nothing is chilly or hot, a tepid life comes simple. Thus I stewed. For quite a long time after secondary school I drifted, working for tips as a server so that I could experience two towns far from home. Junior College served just as approach to burn through five hundred dollars a semester to deceive myself into trusting I had bearing. I never encountered an emotional defining moment (my life has never spoken the truth dramatization), yet rather I essentially changed by method for insistence.
College success has become a most desirable goal. However, many students struggle through college. In fact, according to the Website Ask.com, approximately 15 percent of college students receive a degree. Because I’m willing to earn a degree like many other successful students, I find that college is the stepping stone to my dream goals. I know that college is difficult, but I realize that attaining my dream of a college education will require me to understand the benefits of what I’m learning, to prepare for obstacles, to seek advice, and to create effective and reasonable strategies will help me achieve my goals.
I'm so happy that our school runs a program like this that allows students to see the different cultures around the world. I would love to participate because I would love to see the culture and because when I grow up I hope to have a job that heavily involves speaking a different language. I have heard that when you immerse yourself into the culture you get a greater understanding of the language and I believe this could help me with the studies I intend to peruse. I have not participated in WMS community service but I feel this would be a great way to show me what it's all about and how I can help in my own community. I have participated in some community service outside of school. One thing I have done is made care packages for soldiers overseas. After I sent off my package I felt so happy that
Most of the lessons I have learned since getting to college have been the result of pretty strong wake up calls. As far as classes go, I have yet to fail a test but I have come fairly close. I am quickly realizing that I cannot just coast through school at this level. I cannot settle for average grades if I want to get into any sort of physical therapy program. Social aspects have resulted in much more obvious wake up calls. Getting caught drinking was far from ideal. The police making us run was one hell of a lesson. I do not know if it will be enough to make me stop drinking entirely but it will definitely stop me for the foreseeable future. I will also make sure to be a lot more careful about it. A huge lesson I learned from all of that is do not let idiots bring you down with their mistakes.
I couldn’t have imagined starting out my Columbia experience any other way than gliding up and down the hills of the Hudson River Valley, recounting scary stories in our dark tent, and looking at the city having climbed Bear Mountain. It definitely spoiled me to be able to go camping for the first time before being thrust into the greatest city on earth, and I want to be able to share that experience with others again but now from a different perspective. Columbia is a big transition for many, as I know it was for me, but COÖP gave me a sense of comfort and support that made my first semester a lot more comfortable and easier, so, as I’ve adjusted to life here, I realized that I would like to be able to not only continue to be a part of
There are many things that high schoolers must do in order to prepare themselves for the most challenging fours years of their lives. College is something that most students now look forward to after high school, and many have no idea what is in store for them. Classes are harder, professors become stricter, and lastly, you are now living on your own (unless you commute). The challenge that I overcame that best prepared me for college is learning how to live on my own. Sure my mom would be there for me when I needed a few tips or a couple dollars, but other than that I knew that after she dropped me off, I would be on my own for the first time. I wanted to test myself to see If I could survive without the help from my family. So I started
Hi dad, so graduation was so draining. I enjoyed the day I was just super sleepy. My mom got really upset because she missed the second ceremony trying to leave the first one. The second one I guess she felt was really important because I gave a speech and I am the first African American woman to get a bachelors degree at the University of Montana.
When I decided to attend State University, I pictured university education as an "Ivory Tower". I thought that I would be able to drown myself in my studies and not be affected by everyday life. Boy was I wrong. I found out in the fall of my freshman year that university education isn't the Ivory Tower that I pictured it to be. I was working 32 hours each week and attending classes full time and therefore, didn't have the time to devote to my studies that I had wanted to.
A recent failure that has changed how I go about my daily life is one that many college freshman experience in their first year. In high school I was a very good student, but I did not have to put in a lot of effort to get the grades that I wanted. I would joke with my friends and say that high school taught me how to put in the least amount of effort, and still get the maximum result. All of my teachers told me, as they did every student, that college was going to be different and if you do not put in more effort it would be very difficult. I knew this coming into school, but I am not sure if part of me wanted to prove people wrong, or if I actually was just adjusting to college life. I did not study as much as I should of, and as a result my grades suffered. Luckily I did not completely ruin my grade point average, but since first semester I have completely changed my study habits. This has taught a much needed lesson about hard work, and I am determined to never again fail at my studies. I am the kind of person that learns a lot from failures. My dad has always told me it is ok to make a mistake, but never make the same mistake twice. This I a motto that I live by.
...new classes, I soon realized what would be the biggest challenge of college: deciding on a major. Yes, I am one of those people who started college without first declaring a major. I soon heard every question, suggestion, and response regarding possible options. I even began concocting false majors to throw some people off. Large-Scale Demolition was a crowd favorite.