Personal Statement : An Educational Barrier

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Personal Statements
Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
I have been in the United States for almost seven years and the greatest obstacle that I have faced until now is learning English. It has been a journey for me to adapt to American society: a society that I knew nothing about and my language barrier restricted my ability to communicate. Starting my freshman year in high school, I borrowed kids’ books from my seven-year-old nephew and started reading with a dictionary alongside. I also practiced talking and writing in English with people around me, so that I could improve my English skill. My English gradually got better over time, but there were still moments when I struggle to express myself in English fluently. It was hard for me to apply for a job, and due to my lack of English, I shied away from educational opportunities because I was not confident with my second language. By the time I got into college, I had realized that my improvement in English was not up to par with the college level. Since my major was Business, I knew that it would require a lot of understanding and communication. I had a tough time in my English courses, but that struggle was worth it because I came out learning a lot. Even though I know that I still have a lot to improve on, I’m glad about how my English development and what I have learned this far.
What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
I have always been fascinated with the concept of building and assembling objects. I appreciate the feeling of assembling parts together like how every small piece of a puzzle com...

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...any of my business peers and joined business groups while at the community college. After taking the first two business courses, I knew this was the path I wanted to take and will succeed in this major. I am still taking and planning to finish the requirement courses that I need before transferring. I have taken Financial Business, which teaches financial accounting, forms of organizations, accounting information systems, and application of general accounting principle. I also have taken Managerial Accounting which examines how managers use accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing, operating, and controlling. I am planning to complete the business law course this spring before transferring, which covers legal setting and how businesses function with emphasis on legal reasoning and resolution, contracts, agency, partnerships and corporations.
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