Connie McBride AC0707685 Writing Assessment EN110 Achieving Academic Excellence “Why College is Important to Me” Working menial jobs to get through high school really didn’t give me the push to jump right into college. I tried a few classes here and there and it was something that seemed to be a temporary thing to occupy time. I was young and didn’t realize what college was going to mean to my adulthood challenges. After finally accepting a full time job that could lead to a career for some time it became clear that college would have been a good choice for me to have been successful. I quickly began to attend college classes through my employer to make gains in my career and try to possibly secure my future.
Knowledge is not always power because the more you know does not necessarily mean you understand what you have learned. In the short story “Everyday Use”, education seemed to make a rift in the relationship not only between the mother and the daughter, but also between the sisters. Dee was one to always try and outsmart her family members always seeking answers knowing no one knew. It was mama who eventually got the community together to help send Dee to school so her daughter would be happy and satisfied. The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college.
After Mandrell was burdened with the complaints of her class, she went home to meditate on the day’s new found conclusion: the students thought her class was a nightmare. With this thought in mind different questions ran through her mind. How would she meet everyone’s needs? How could she lighten what the students thought to be such a heavy burden? According to Mandrell, teachers know how to meet the student’s needs,
I can say that my worst fear is being a failure Being a grown man wishing I finished high school or college, stressed out trying to figure how I’m about to pay my rent for next month and not being able to provide and help my family when they really need it. Both sister and my brother and even my father have recently had children. This has made life a little more stressful and hard. My brother and sisters has dropped out of college and started work at minimum wage jobs to provide for their children. I sometimes wish I could show them that their lives don’t have to stop
Peggy Orenstein proved this in her essay, "Learning Silence: Scenes from the Class Struggle," in which she did field research in junior high schools interviewing and observing the interaction of teachers to their students. I think the reason teachers unknowingly give more attention to a particular gender is because of the way that the teachers were brought up to think. The roles of each gender have already been laid out and embedded in the minds of the teachers from their own teachers and parents while growing up. I think that teachers have many preconceived notions of the gender relations of their students. The teachers unknowing pass the ideas that they learned as a child onto their students, who also do not realize that it is being done to them.
Being a high school student who is supported by her parents, I found it very challenging to attempt to recreate the lifestyle of a low wage worker with a family to support. Although, I graduated college and am working towards a PhD, I found it difficult to find work in education. Teaching jobs are becoming tougher to find. I work for BELL (building educated leaders for life), which is an after school, and summer program to help kids who are struggling with their studies. I work specifically with a middle school in the Bronx.
I come from a family that teaches hard discipline. It's not that they want me to go to college, it is already expected that I go to a college. Their idea has always been that the better school I attend, the more successful I will be. I was born and raised in Oakland for eight years. I saw many things happen that a kid that age shouldn't have, including people getting robbed and beat up by some older kids while on my way to school.
I no longer had my mom enrolling me in school, it was all up to me. Picking classes and choosing what time I wanted to be in school was something I was definitely not used to, yet something I could get used to and like a whole lot better. The one factor of college that did kill me though was the fact that me, myself, and I were responsible for paying for everything. I never understood why everyone complained about textbooks until I took a look at the prices tags and saw ALL the books my professors required. Not only did my heart hurt, but so did my
Over a period of years everyone’s goals and objectives change about their life. In this paper are multiple reasons why it was important for me to return to school as well as strategies I will need to use to earn my college degree. All throughout grade school and high school I barely slid by with my grades and classwork. In elementary school,
Another alternative is to further your education. Furthering your education puts you in a higher percentile of people in the job market. A child interested in education should be fostered and encouraged to seek and obtain goals. The school system is very important in this process, the higher quality teachers that are in schools supporting their students can play a very important role in stopping the poverty