After retiring from the military, I decided to pursue my education so I could open more doors for career opportunities. Being this is my first educational experience, it is my personal responsibility to adopt good study skills, maintain time management, and not procrastinate in doing my assignments. As a student, you must understand that without adopting these attributes, you will increase the risk of not succeeding in your class. In taking personal responsibility, a person needs to make mature decisions that will benefit their outcome Informal Outline: Taking Personal Responsibility Academically I. Introduction II.
It is hard to focus and my study methods are vastly differed from those of an average college student. I am an aspiring student but struggles with focusing in on main projects as I want to ramble in a different direction. In order to get past this I must get in to a routine that requires a type of consistency in my studies. In the same way, Malcolm X had to learn to enhance his education he had to study consistently all day and every free moment in his day. I have to do the same in order to become a successful student.
I have become more studious and have placed a larger importance on my grades and how they impact my future. With the help from my guidance counselor thru the extra time my teachers take to help me when I’m struggling. I have realized my education is everything, being able to know things, will open my future. Bishop Noll is preparing me for college, to have a better future, and have a great career, to survive with using the knowledge obtained and the faith to carry on during the struggles in life. Graduating from Bishop Noll in 2017 is a goal I have to work for.
By establishing academic goals that are Present, Positive, and Personal, all the required academic survival skills of listening in class taking great notes, and class participation, will become the needed actions to support the goal I have set for you. They become the action steps required to achieve my goals. My biggest challenge as a professional writer is when it comes to academic writing with a business perspective the biggest challenge is to maintain the focus on the purpose of the writing in the first place. Another big challenge is using the proper vocabulary, keeping away from colloquialisms or personal opinions, and not stating strongly enough the point behind the
English Compositions I I’m writing about the obstacles I had to have come by returning to school to reach my goal of getting my college degree. If you want to return to school there would be more opportunity and able to get a job that I can enjoy doing every day. Returning to school opens up opportunity in my career and personal life. It will teach me more and give me more experience with the new courses I will be doing. I have always wanted to get my degree in Medical and Criminal Justice.
Reflective Essay When I started at Philadelphia University, in the Accelerated Degree Program, I knew that the process ahead would be difficult yet I was full of optimism and hope at the future that a bachelor degree would afford me the chance to have a better life. Though I was optimistic, the thought of having to complete all of the required courses instilled some fear into me. I felt like I lacked the confidence and skill to perform at a satisfactory level. Theodore Roosevelt once stated “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” (Roosevelt, 2012), remembering this, I knew that I had to place my fear aside and try my hardest to accomplish my goals in order to get where I wanted to be in life. Initially, my reasons for going back to school was to set an example to my younger siblings that education is a lifelong process and it’s never too late to pursue your dreams of wanting more out of life.
I want to have a great personal life rather than a great professional life with no personal life. I will get my professional life on track by going to school every day that I have class. I feel that by attending class will only help me to succeed more. I will also graduate and receive my Bachelor’s degree and then maybe move onto my Master’s if my job entails it. Once I have graduated, I hope to find a job that will fit my qualities and responsibilities.
One of the biggest and most obvious goals I have set would be graduating high school. This should be a pretty easy goal to accomplish but I do need to watch myself in some of my classes. Some of the big things I need to do to meet this goal are improving my neatness, not being lazy and actually turning assignments, and trying to study as much as I can. The hardest of these will unquestionably be turning in my homework. I’ve always had a hard time turning in any homework and this is the year I need to start doing it.
I still have a passion for people and the subject matter that it involves. After shadowing some PA’s, I now have a greater sense of what the profession stands for and what one does in the profession, and it only makes me work harder towards my goal of having a long-term career as a physician assistant. There are so many other students around me that have no idea what they want to do with the rest of their lives, and I feel so lucky to know what I want to be when I “grow-up”, so to speak. I cannot picture myself doing anything else, and I can’t wait to move forward to achieve my goal of becoming a physician
But I got side tracked with the events of life, for me to achieve this goal I will have to work very hard on my school work, and I will have to become a better studier. My personal goal is to become a professional in my industry. Some people would say that that would be my career. They are right but I know that it's a long shot to make it that far. I also know that I can't do that forever.