Personal Statement

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Personal Statement: My transition from high school to college was not flawless; the first two semesters were academically frustrating. In high school, I was successful with minimal foresight. I quickly found that this was not the case in college. While my first semester grades were not terrible, I knew it was not my personal best. Despite increased efforts, I completed the second semester with a GPA lower than my first. Although my course load was heavy, the classes challenging, and my schedule full of outside rehearsals, I wanted to improve. While my GPA may not have reflected it, I learned important lesson from my first semesters. I learned that drive is not enough; you must incorporate what you have already learned and continue to learn new skills to be most successful. The next year I implemented techniques such as taking extensive notes, reading in advance of attending class, making flashcards and other study aids, and rereading material as necessary. Additionally, I kept a detailed schedule of all my classes, assignments, and extracurricular events. That semester, enrolle...

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