Throughout the years in high school I never really thought about my future until my senior year. So in all the years I was in high school I slacked with my grades and was very disappointed in myself when I saw my grade point average at a 2.4 for all four years I did in high school. I thought to myself, “Wow, I could have done so much better if I actually thought about where I was going to be within the next ten years.” I have saw my brothers and sisters go through college so I know I can do it too. The best thing about college is experiencing the new life. You get to meet new people and actually be in the real world.
I never thought that I would be the teenager in high school who had to grow up a lot faster than the rest of my friends and fellow classmates. I had many dreams and goals I wanted to accomplish while being a teenager, but when I found out that I was expecting a baby my junior year in high school my dreams and goals were put on pause. I graduated high school my junior year. It was exactly one month before I had my wonderful son. My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves.
Capitan Mark Kelly Ever since I was a young girl I have always had great dreams and high expectations for myself. Anytime I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would quickly reply” a lawyer” As the years went by I still had that goal in mind, but I began to realize that I was not exactly Ivy League material. Though I did work really hard in my classes, I was still at best average. During my junior year I took my SAT’s, and cried when I got my scores back. For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material.
Ashley Williams Prof. Jenkins-Crowe Rhetorical Analysis English 1020 September 26, 2012 College; Decisions, Decisions In the essay “Is College for Everyone?” by Pharinet, he states that everyone doesn’t have to go to college to obtain a well-paying job. In the beginning of the essay Pharinet starts by stating a common phrase, “You won’t get anywhere without your education (635).” This statement has been repeated to many individuals since elementary. Whether it was coming from teachers, parents, or families we’ve all heard it before. Secondly, Pharinet implied that a college degree doesn’t make everyone happy nor does it guarantee everyone success. Many college students go into financial debt trying to obtain the high cost of college tuition, because of this more college students are becoming drop outs after their first year of college.
Kelsi Trumbo EN102 English Composition II Karen Lawler Course Project- Final Draft November 3, 2013 College Cost The cost of college has been a really huge pain and struggle for myself and other college students that I know. The cost of college is so outrageous if you did not earn full ride tuition in high school due to being a good athlete or having superior grades. I was an average student in high school and earned A’s, B’s, and some C’s here and there. I was not a superior student who earned a 4.0 average, or who was in the “Top 20” of my graduating class. Since I have started college I have been dealing with the struggle of how much Financial Aid I was going to receive and then dealing with the stress of having to take out student
I attended college for a brief spell prior to the birth of my son. After the birth of my son, obtaining my college degree became more of a necessity than a desire, but I was not certain how I would accomplish the task. I did know that my new role as mother required I postpone attending college to care for my child. Fortunately, I had acquired a skill in high school,
Summary of “Who Needs College” by Linda Lee In the book article Who Needs College?, by Linda Lee, she explores the journey of kids who choose to attend college following high school and those who go on to find regular work with only a high school diploma. Basically she asks if college is really necessary for all kids. The author quoted many studies and explained how a good majority of students that attend college never graduate with a bachelors degree. She stated that a large percentage just go for the college experience which is a waste of time and money. Her overall point is that a college degree is not necessary for success.
As well as “The making new friends” challenge. I mean why bother making new friends if you are going to lose them each year? But in the other hand, you should expect (and accept) the diversity of people. What to expect from college is not really something to specific. For example, many of us weren’t really use to studying during high school, mainly because it was so unchallenging.
Deciding to get my Associates Degree was a big step for someone who didn’t think they were college material. I’ve made a lot of progress here and my mind frame has changed so much. Every semester is a challenge but I know I will get through to the next step. After graduation from Mountain View College I plan to transfer to a 4-year university. I’ve haven’t quite picked the university but I’ll definitely have one but that time.
) Barriers for the Mature Student The college campuses of today are very different than those of years past, as many mature students are going back to school. These students have different needs than the traditional student they tend to want additional job skills for a new job or continuing education for the position they have now, but a few are still looking for the traditional college degree. Whatever the reason for returning to school the older student faces many challenges that the traditional student does not encounter. When I was a teenager in high school you graduated and went to college, to work, or in my case, started a family. Choosing the family option, I felt that going to college was something I had passed up for my children, but now that my children are grown I am starting college, which I would have never believed this when I was in high school.