Why I am Attending College I decided to go back to college to get further education. I wanted to set a good example for my kids and show them that their education is very important. My life has been an up and down hill battle until I went back to school. I have been out of school for eleven years now, so just imagine how I feel sitting back in a classroom. 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 have given myself the chance to know me, as a learner, by writing this paper. Formal Educational Experiences I skipped preschool and went straight to kindergarten because my father found out that I was a year too old to attend preschool. I was the top student in class, but I had to repeat it because my mother wanted me to watch over my younger sister. In kindergarten, I learned the basics such as alphabets, simple words, numbers, additions, rhymes and so forth, but I also learned team work and being responsible of your own actions. From first to fourth grade, I was still the top student in my classes.
Why college education is important to me? I strongly believe one of the most critical ways of reaching your dreams and goals in life are to have a college education. Without a college education you may find it extremely difficult to have a good enough career that will provide you and your family with enough money to do the extra things in life that are pleasurable and exciting. I also strongly believe that having a college education will teach my children that continuing their education beyond high school equals success for them in the future. Without a college education one cannot reach their full potential thus making them unable to achieve their highest and most sought after dreams and goals.
I excel in shool because I was thought that education was something that nobody can take away from you but when I was younger, my mom wanted mo to attend the Recognition Day in our school because I will be getting the first honors but I was playing with our family computer so they had to drag me to school. That is the reason why I made a pact with myself that I will not be achieving any honors moving forward, to this day I kept that promise and the best thing that I do while inside the classroom is being there. But that doesnt mean that I am not paying attention to my studies. My mom also thought me to open my eyes and minds to everything around me, that I shouldn’t prejudice, that all of us are people and we should give every person a chance of friendship. Anyone can approach me and talk to me about everything under the
Taking Mat090 has been a major accomplishment in my life. I graduated high school in 1989 and never pursued a college education. I was offered scholarships to out of state schools, but did not accept because I had a child a little too early in life. Instead of attending college I needed to provide for my family by working a full time job. While I have had a pretty successful career thus far I know that not having a degree has held me back from reaching my full potential.
My desire to progress first came when I was fifteen and looked back at the chaos and struggles my family put themselves through just to be lazy. I refuse to “scrape the bottom of the barrel” and live the life my family has chosen. I worked with all my ability in High school knowing that the best way to progress was through an education. I applied myself in all the classes and clubs that I could. I knew that this would look better for college.
Prosser is the second oldest of eleven children but the first to go to college. When she was in high school, her and her brother went to live with a family member because the family had moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where there was no black high school. She graduated from high school valedictorian in 1910 and from there she was determined to continue her pursuit of a higher education. (2005) Inez Prosser at a young age was very determined; the bulk of her life was spent pushing past the limitations that the world would try to enforce. Inez Prosser was raised during a time that racism and segregation were very openly accepted forms of behavior.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Three Credits and a Baby” Before I read Jennifer Merritt’s essay “Three Credits and a Baby”, I never actually thought of the difficulties a single parent would have getting through college with a baby. Being a mother of two daughters myself; I know all the challenges a mother faces and I am a college student as well. I could really connect with her on a personal level. Jennifer Merritt is using herself and recounts her experiences as an example in order to convey to other young mothers and students of all ages how goals and college can be accomplished even as a young teenage mother. Jennifer Merritt’s essay begins with a description of herself in High School.
Coming from a Hispanic-American background, I’ve grown up in a world where there is no time to take a break or work slower. Everything and everyone that surrounds me is moving, doing something! I’m a small girl with a big dream, and in time, that dream will become my reality. I’m a girl looking to find myself in a world unknown, looking for the answer in education and pursuing more knowledge in the field of biology and moving on to forensic pathology; the only solution that might get me out of this middle-class ghetto which I have lived my entire life.. Family life has impacted and shaped my aspirations to become more than the local grocery cashier, or fry cook at the nearby McDonald’s. Family life has always been a key factor in regards to my future and its success.
My Story I have always wanted to return to school but never got around to it until recently. There are so many reasons why I returned to school but this essay would become a book and I would be typing for weeks. There were many reasons I decided to go back to school. One main reason is the fact that getting my degree is one of the major personal goals I set for myself and not accomplishing this goal would mean failure to me. The second reason I felt returning to school to be so essential was so my family may become more financially stable.