I’m proud to be in America because if I was in Vietnam I would have done same job as my parents did in America. Education is what had made me become successful throughout elementary to 2 high school because it had prepared me for college. Back then when I went to school I would just think of school a place where I get to talk to my friends and have fun. I was not gifted and I did not work hard either because school was a place where I felt my parents would force me to go to. I would never had made it to college if I gave up on education because my senior year I felt really lazy and I didn’t know what to... ... middle of paper ... ...tion is sometimes taken for granted because I feel like I don’t need to learn a certain subject in college but yet I need it to involve in the real world when getting a job.
Would the classes be too hard, would I make new friends, what could I become involved in, and most of all -- what if I get lost? All of these fears eventually subsided and I, along with all of you, found the right classes and the right teachers. We all made new friends. We all got involved in something. During my freshman year, innocence surrounded me and although eventually my shell would crack, not until this year have I broken through.
Growing up teachers always talked about how they were “preparing” you for the next grade, in elementary they were getting you ready for middle school, in middle school it was for high school and in highschool it was for college. However, I never really understood what they meant until I arrived in college. College was a complete 180°, I was not prepared for my first semester of college at all. The first couple of weeks were pretty rough, it was hard to adjust being away from my friends and family being in a total new environment living with a complete stranger. However I was able to adjust eventually, and I even made some friends along the way.
However, it is gearing me towards a second semester I will never forget. Motivation and grades contribute to the ways in which my final year of high school has differed from my original visions, while how fast the year is going does not surprise me in the slightest. Coming into the year thinking that I would need motivation to finish just the first semester of my senior year never crossed my mind. I assumed this year would be no different
Most of them only approached me so they can copy my homework. Still, it was difficult for me to communicate with my teachers and a few friends that I have. I didn't begin to feel comfortable in America until the end of my senior year. I used to think that I was so special that I can achieve anything I put my mind into. Moving to the U.S. made me change my view about my ability and how big the world was.
As a child growing up, my aim and objectives were to come to America and go to school to achieve something better in future. Moving from my country to come to the U.S changed my whole life because it was my dream. I came to the United States at the age of 22 and I’m 25 years of age now. Writing this essay felt like a walk down memory lane. Although I’ve not been here for a long time, it has changed my life and I still have many accomplishments and goals to achieve in this life.
But for my parents adopting new language after so many years was really tough. Since, my dad had his own business, he also had to take care that before we move to us. For me adapting a new language was tough because where I came from we don’t verbalize English. So, before we move to the United States I had to get that primary knowledge of English in a short duration. At that time I consummated my one semester of 9 the grade.
I noticed that each essay got easier for me to write and I got better grades each time. I adopted a new writing practice that works for me and the simple fact that I enjoyed what I was writing about has made me a better writer. Back in high school, if I was assigned an essay I would dive right into writing before making a brainstorm or any kind of plan. To be honest, it worked for me in high school but would never work in college. My writing practice has now changed drastically.
This was the path I was supposed to take, I felt like I needed to get out and prove everyone who doubted me about going to college wrong and not just some tech school a couple of minutes down the road or a school in my town. Majority of my classmates always made jokes about me not going to college and being the kid that peaked in high school. Not wanting to be known as that guy, I buckled down at the beginning of senior year and started making the moves needed to take that next step to go to college. Finding motivation in myself, I started to excel in my school work and put the pieces together. After taking the standardized test needed for college and filling out applications I started to receive feedback from colleges.
This was the path I was suppose to take, I felt like I needed to get out and prove everyone who doubted me about going to college wrong and not just some tech school a couple of minutes down the road or a school in my town. Majority of my classmates always made jokes about me not going to college and being the kid that peaked in high school. Not wanting to be known as that guy, I buckled down at the beginning of senior year and started making the moves needed to take that next step to go to college. Finding motivation in myself, I started to excel in my school work and put the pieces together. After taking the standardized test needed for college and filling out applications I started to receive feedback from colleges.