Failure to Success Essay

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William Sarmiento                                                                                                                 Sarmiento 1
Ms. Flynn
English 98R 2002
September 26, 2012

Failure To Success
                Paul Logan said,” to thrive in college, you have to want to be there and you have to be
ready to focus on work”. In the summary of Paul Logan “Failure to Success”, is about a young
man who went from an A student, to a 0.0 student, to a 4.0 student, also went through being
bullied, and embarrassed.
In elementary and mid school he was an A student. When he went to high school things changed, he started under achieving, being in a huge school. Being a shy teenager with acne he was constantly bullied, teased and threatened. He got tired of this, so he started to dress, look, act and blend in with others.
He began to make fun of others and neglected his studies and began to float through high school.   By the 10th grade He got a job in mall so he can be able to buy name brand sneakers, clothes, cd’s, and movie tickets.   In the 11th all he wanted was a girlfriend and a used car.
He applied for college only having mediocre grades, he got excepted to a college. By the age of nineteen, he flunked out of college, which his parents paid for. He thought he could float through college like he did in high school, which he found out the hard way that without studying, doing assignments and attending classes you will not pass.

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After flunking his first semester with three F’s and two I’s, he got himself a job at Sam’s club.
One day at work, he ran into several students from high school, which made him embarrassed after speaking to them, which woke him up realizing that without college he will not be successful.
By the next fall he went back to college by paying for it from the nine months...

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