Self-Regulated Learner Essay

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Success to Learning How hard can it be to become a Registered Nurse? Can I accomplish my goal and make it into my lifelong dream? All throughout my senior year of high school, I questioned myself what I wanted to do in life. I decided to major in Nursing, but there was something stopping me. Where was I going to attend school? Once I was approved for Financial Aid, I was informed that a community college was inexpensive compared to a university making the decision easy. Northeast State Community College, here I come! Not being the brightest person, I over packed my first semester with classes. That first semester was an emotional roller-coaster. I questioned myself if I was truly cut out for college and if I had the ability to cope with my everyday life and college all at the same time. Shortly after deciding to keep my jammed packed schedule, I began falling behind on my everyday responsibilities; such as, unable to finish my chores and not having time to be present at family gatherings. Though, what other choice did I have without causing my grades to drop? Should I be more concerned about my everyday life or college? With school work due soon ahead of me, I came to the conclusion that it was in my best interest to make school my main concern. Even though times were hard and stress overwhelmed me, I continued to battle. During one of my courses, our teacher lectured on “Self- Regulated Learning,” informing us about how to embrace the fact that we are responsible for and capable of learning (Lana Becker). She insisted we completed the reading on “Self-Regulated Learning” by Lana Becker. It took me hours of homework till I reached that point, but I finally could take a glance. After reading our assignment, it gave me a new prospective on learning. Success for a self-regulated learner is setting goals, believing in your ability to succeed, and taking

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