Essay Topic C

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Believe In Yourself. During my 6th grade year, I had to switch schools twice and it was horrible, especially considering that I had finally gotten adjusted and now I had to relocate again. Though I didn’t think it was too bad, it showed in my grades which started to drop enough to discourage my ability to focus, learn, and be confident within myself. At that time, it was a nightmare; I had always been great in math and science but suddenly it changed when I attended the new school; instead of making A’s in those classes, I ended up with low B’s and I just started to give up and settle for the grades I was making. Not because I didn’t pay attention but because of the methods and lack of comprehension with my teachers which caused me to become confused. Knowing that this would be my last year before arriving to high school I knew 8th grade would be the year to set high expectations. High school would be completely different from middle school, not that they didn’t matter before, but this is where your grades really mattered. Having this sudden urge to pull through I suddenly raised my grades to almost an A average; this encouraged me. By the time I got to high school I realized anything’s possible, I’d become more determined than before. I realized my ability to learn couldn’t be blamed on switching schools but on myself. If I had the knowledge, and focused hard enough to understand my teachers it wouldn’t be as hard as I made it out to be, and it wasn’t! As a freshman I figured that it was only this easy because of it being my first year. Although I was somewhat right, it wasn’t too complex to not pass the following years. You just really had to pay close attention, take notes, study, and ask for help when needed. Sounds like a lot, but in the long run it mattered. I’m now in my senior year of high school doing better than ever. I’m ranked in the top 8%

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