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  • Submitted by: BigJim
  • on February 6, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 526 words

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College

UNS 103 Paper 1



“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.   The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark Twain.   This quote applies to just about everything in life.   College is no different.   I don’t simply expect to get anything out of college, I plan to take it.   What I plan to take is an education and new experiences that will be with me for the rest of my life.  
I am not a freshman straight from high school. I know what it is to work for a living and what it means to work for a degree.   College requires a lot of sacrifice in order to succeed.   It takes a big mental, physical, and social toll on one’s life.   The key is to balance work and play in such a manner that neither is neglected.   It is important to remember that we are all here for a reason.
Though reasons vary, mine is to get a job.   After high school I work at a truss factory and found out how it is to live pay check to pay check not knowing if I’ll be able to afford the bills.   Eventually I was motivated enough to enroll in college.   The purpose was and still remains to acquire the education and tools required to have a career and not just a job.
Motivation is a huge factor in finding college success.   I was motivated enough to graduate with an associate’s degree and moved on to a four year program.   I soon lost motivation and ran into academic trouble.   Since then I have re-evaluated my education and career goals and came here to Finlandia University.   I realized one of the reasons I lost motivation was because of the career path I had chosen.  
During my studies to get the associate’s, I was a tutor and only after losing motivation at the second school did I realize that I really wanted to do was help people.   With that knowledge and more research into programs I believe I made a much better career choice.   I will not make the same mistake twice.
There is a load of work ahead before I even get accepted in to my program of study.   My immediate goals...

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