Senior Year Was a Waste When most people think of their senior year many thoughts come to their minds like: prom, homecoming, the sports they participated in, and friends that they loved to go out with. Although, these activates were enjoyable, they did not teach me anything. I think my senior year was a waste. Senior year was a waste of time because there are not many new lessons learned, and the few lessons that are taught you have to learn over in college. Academics in the last year of high school are pushed to the end of the list of importance; therefore, it makes academics unimportant.
UCOR 101 Thinking and Writing made me come to the realization that writing papers for college is completely different than writing for high school level classes. Throughout high school the effort I put forth was not near the amount of effort that is required for college classes. I would write a paper the night before it was due and hand it in and get a good grade without any negative comments from my teachers. Unfortunately I carried this bad habit over into college. My UCOR 101 teacher scrutinized the first paper that I wrote and he could tell it was written the night before and even referred to it as a high school paper.
For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material. Hearing Capitan Mark Kelly speak about being an underachiever, and a “not so great” student really helped me see that light at the end of the tunnel. When final build up the courage with in myself, I enrolled into San Jacinto College. The only thing that stood in the way was that standardize test. I had to take the entry exam after five years of not being in school.
While I was in school, I was working two jobs that were both very time consuming. I worked both nights and weekends and it was more than one student could handle at a time or would want to handle. Working all the time in school left little time to work on school assignments and study time. After working long hours I spent my time sleeping instead of doing homework, and this led to my lack of experience in writing and reading. I would fall asleep in class because I was so tired.
Submitting assignments while attending college is an important element in successfully passing my classes. Attempting to pass classes as a procrastinator is no easy task. Well, actually, it is nearly impossible. I must say, I thought I was the exception and thought I could procrastinate my way through the semester. As a result of my own procrastination I have seen an increase in my stress, disappointed instructors, and a drop in my grades.
First week goes well; all assignments finished on time, family let me have my time to do work. Later on down the road of education the struggle of balancing life and work finally took its toll on me. After only attending college for two semesters I dropped out of college, diminishing my dream of having a college degree. Man, what was I thinking? I viewed myself as a quitter or failure; I couldn’t finish something again.
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?
ENG 103-04 Essay September 11, 2012 I wasn’t always motivated to excel in my school work. Years back I didn’t care about school or anything I was hanging with the wrong crowd and playing the part as being a bad child. My mother I always wanted me to change and get focused about life but I was already too far gone. One day I stepped into my class and my whole demeanor changed. I met a woman named Mrs. Renee Troupe Clear.
The SAT has caused much stress through the years, and for a useless purpose. There are millions of fully qualified individuals who are rejected from their primary college choice every year because they failed to meet their SAT score standards. It is unfair to judge four years of education on one test. These days, being accepted into the college of your choice is something not many have the privilege of. In order for someone to be accepted into the college of their choice, he or she should not only need a perfect GPA, but also a high SAT score.
I was alone by myself with the imprudent thoughts about where my life would proceed as I continue to grow up with no sense of purpose of entity. It left me pondering from day to day how to pursue a brighter future. The feeling of disappointment and upset cannot describe how frustrated ,I was as my grades plummeted in the first semester of my junior year because my parents wanted to divorce, I was scared to think how life would be as I continue to lose focus in school. However, my thoughts were changed the day I watched a video about motivation by Eric Thomas. Eric Thomas was an African American who looked fifty and who stood firmly ready to make a speech.