Remember those smart blazers and black ties we all were privileged to wear to school from Monday to Friday? We all do have great memories of those splendid striped skirts that made us feel pride in oneself. Anyone can agree that the single-most visible element of any school is of course the school uniform. For decades school uniforms have been around providing students with a sense of dignity, unity and security. Most students can agree that uniforms are the most exciting component about school, however governments and schools are reconsidering removing the school uniform policy, but what they really are removing is an important childhood memory and breaking a tradition.
That’s one of the reasons I chose to pursue a CPA license. To become a CPA takes a lot of education and certain personal characteristics and the salary expectations and prospects for growth are fairly flexible. When I was a little girl, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I knew is I wanted to help people somehow. After becoming an adult, having a family of my own, working mediocre jobs, and learning how the world works, I finally decided that I could be very helpful to people as a CPA.
I see not panoramic, but in tunnel vision; my prize is at the end and I continue walking until I reach it. Who I am in high school might be described by the terms; leader, overachiever, teacher‘s pet, smart, and “Most Likely to Succeed.” The ironic thing is that most are happy to label me that way, and thankful they are not categorizing themselves. I’m the type of person who understands that each of us has something different to offer this big world. From the color of their room, who they are in high school, and who they wish to be; all applicants are unbelievably unique. The class clown may have no drive to escape this 4-mile wide town, and the Homecoming Queen is content with attending the local community college.
I enjoyed the street life as long as life was going good but when thing got tough I always ran home to mother and father. Finally I realized that my life and my future was more important that material things. I am grateful to be an American because of the advancement opportunities and the education here is extraordinary, therefore, as long as I am willing to learn a teacher or a book is waiting to educate me. I can say I emphasize daily to my children that education is spiritual growth is the key to success. Summary American and African American ways of life have their similarities and I am grateful to have experience both.
How My Education Has Affected My Life My Education from kindergarten to the twelfth grade was good for some of it but I also have some bad times. When I was younger and as I have gotten older I have always loved school from kindergarten all the way to twelfth grade and now college. School was a place I felt safe and secure at and also loved by my teachers although I have had some bad days in class. I can relate to Sherman Alexie in many ways of how school was the same for us. I was picked on but It didn’t happen to me until I was in middle school.
Mary Antin demonstrates that the prevention of girls from going to header and learn as the boys do, undervalued the girls ability of becoming intellectually prosperous and scholars. However; Mary Antin is a prototype of an immigrant to America at the same historical period, who demonstrates that through perseverance and dedication one can achieve their goals. Living in a different country where academic opportunity is granted to all people independent of their gender, Antin had a pleasure of enjoying American public schools and develops her intellectuality . When talking about the happiness of the first day of school Anti describes hers as “hundred times magnified, on the account of the years I had waited, the road I had come, and the conscious ambition I entertained”(157). Although, as an immigrant she faces many adversities as not knowing English and as part of a poor family which she shares in her book, she was able to conquer all obstacles and succeed in life as a writer and as she quoted thanks to her love for
I am a very detail-oriented individual who prefers to have a rock solid foundation built before I proceed to new challenges. I want to learn the basics before seeing the big picture. For example, I have learned to use a thing called 5 steps annotation. This is something that my English teacher have showed me it is a better way to understand what you are reading and she always said “keep a highlighter, pen or pencil in your hand”. She always mentioned this because some people would just read a whole entire story and forget what they have read.
She would tell me that I am grounded but will forgive me within the hour. She raised me to be socially responsible and self-disciplined. She would tell me to respect others around me in order to receive respect. With the parenting style my mother raised me, I came out like other children that had the same parenting style according to the lecture slides. I was always happy to try new things such as sports, foods and friends.
Learning how to be mature at an early age has helped me to develop some skills that have helped me in my schooling, social life, family life and career. Another factory I think about when growing up in a single-parent family is that kids in single parent families tend to become independent faster than other kids. My mom worked and had other things to tend to, I was taught how to do things for myself such as fix a snack or finish a chore. Doing these things taught me how to do things for myself as well as learn how to help my mom. My mom made sure I recognized the value of my contribution and this develops pride in my work.
Having a more conventional name can make a person fit in more easily with the society in which they live. If it is a challenge for someone to pronounce your name, then it may be difficult to fit in with that society. At age twelve, Firoozeh Dumas thought adding an American name to hers would improve the life she had in America. She felt that if people could pronounce her name that then childhood would be filled with many friendships and happy memories. “To strengthen my decision to add an American name, I had just finished fifth grade in Whittier, where all the kids incessantly called me “ferocious” (85).