We experience self-discovery, self-improvement and personal growth through higher education which will help us gain more confidence, higher social skills and greater civic awareness, all of which we need for our future careers and adult lives in general. According to Chris Blake (2001), “Generally, colleges provide access to topnotch professors and experts who are constantly teaching classes, giving lectures and offering help to students in their chosen field. This type of interaction extends well beyond classroom learning and gives you an opportunity that most high school grads don't have available.” These professors will be our role models, teaching us valuable skills and lessons so we can find and increase our potentials, to be able to grow and evolve as human beings for future generations. While I was doing a practicum in Hawaii for the Early Head Start preschool, I watched an interesting encounter between one of the children and a substitute, who did not have any children of her own, nor has she ever volunteered with children before as a teacher or tutor. Kingston, a three and
Being chosen as a candidate for membership of the N.H.S has caused me to reflect on my personal achievements. While my ongoing strive for academic excellence is a main priority, I also know to be a member of N.H.S you need to be a well-rounded student. My extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, involvement in the community, and my work ethic is compatible with the caliber of past and future leaders of National Honor Societies. If someone can excel in extracurricular activities as well as school, in my eyes, that is what it takes to succeed not only in school but life. I was a competitive gymnast from age three to thirteen, and then went right into making the Shelby Jr. High School 7th grade volleyball team.
My goal is to have fun while being responsible and independent. Essentially I'll be facing challenges in every aspect of my life (in school and beyond graduation), and I want to live with the comfort of knowing that I made the right decisions. I believe that by being in charge of my daily activities, study times, and personal choices, I will equipped to make smart responsible judgments in the future. A few of my less-vague goals are to obtain an honor roll position in your school. I plan on achieving that by plainly studying as often as necessary and using
When I told my mom that I had decided to go back to school she was very proud of me and told me that I can do it as long as I tried hard enough. I want to get a better education so I can get a good job and am able to give my family the things they need as well as want. When it comes to getting an education I want to be the one to set a good example for my family. If I was able to do it all over again I would have went to college right after I graduated from school. I am willing to give up my spare time to set a good example for my family by going to college.
With regards to my parent’s teachings, I feel my conversion to membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my missionary services to the church, and marriage to Julia have successfully developed my intellect in college. After my family emigrated from Laos to the United States in 1986, we were taught the gospel of Jesus Christ by missionaries, and were baptized members of the church in September 1986. At the time I was just 9 years-old. We attended church services regularly, and participated in most of the activities in the church. I made many good friends, and learned a lot about the church.
Continuing Academic Success Linda Bolling GEN/201 September 8, 2014 Susan Kocyba Continuing Academic Success Academic success contributes to all aspects in your life, from when you’re young to when you’re old, whether you’re in school or not. Setting goals, knowing your learning style, using available resources, and learning critical thinking will help to ensure your academic success. Everyone needs some kind of structure in their lives or it would be total confusion. Setting goals and keeping them is a good start to keep order in your life. Staying focused on your goals will allow you to see your future better.
College At Last! Starting college later in life can be a rewarding experience. Going Back to college has given me a sence of achievement, Also has made me a better role model for my children, and also will bring better carrer opportunities within the near future. Going back to college has been a long term goal of mine and i'm very proud of my self for taking the initiative to reach my goal. Though, i know that with me being a full time employee and parent, college will be a little more complicated.
Obtain my degree would allow me to achieve my goals in life. My degree is a stepping stone in my life it would allow me to become a teacher within the school district and not only preschool. It also shows my job that I’m serious about it; it allows me to receive pay raises and promotions within the company but we all know that without an education that goal is farfetched. I have learned to not look at returning
I will be able to have an occupation that I thoroughly enjoy and at the same time will be able to afford a decent living for my children and myself. For me to complete my degree at this point in my life is very important. I feel that getting the opportunity to go back to school at my age is actually giving me a second chance to make something of myself. I think my children will see how hard I am working to achieve this certification and it will give them the desire to get a degree as well. I do not want them to struggle as I have these past