When we arrived, I did not speak any English. The hardest part was that I had to register for high school the following week. I did not know how to communicate with staff and students in school. It was really frustrating when I could not understand what my teachers were saying. It took me twice the time to read an assignment or to do homework than my classmates took.
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.
I was sixteen when I got pregnant. I moved in with my boyfriend and later got married. I didn’t worked through my pregnancy but after the nine months, my husband couldn’t pay the bill any longer so I had to go back to work. I applied in different restaurants and I finally herd back from a Native American Restaurant. I wasn’t happy with my life, but that is the life I chose.
If I would invest the time needed to organize I would have received a better grade. English has never been my forte in high school; I failed one whole semester because I was infected with senioritis. My mentality was that I didn’t HAVE to do anything because graduation was just around the corner, but boy was I wrong. This set of mentality pushed me back in my senior year and it prohibited me from enjoying my last year as my friends were living it up at all the parties while I was home finishing up my online class as a result of my failure. Online classes required self determination and a lot time.
Parents- students had more responsibilities than the other students. From my own experience, I am now a college students and mother of two children. At the beginning, as an immigrant, I had faced many difficulties finding new job, learning new language, and acclimating to a new society. I wasn’t motivated to attend community college. After that, I had my first baby.
The author talked about a more personal experience, one she had with her son. She talked about how she sent her son off to college but he only went because his friends were going and for the “college experience.” Basically she felt like he was going no where and wasting time and money, so she pulled him out of college to think on things and his life. A year later he landed a good job and is working towards becoming a manager. Succeeding without the help of college So in the end, as quoted by the author, her son basically had his own “graduation day” and he is doing this all without the help of college. So it is possible to succeed in life without the back up of a college degree, you just have to work hard for what you want.
Part 1 At one point in high school my grades were below par which didn’t really make my parents happy. They decided to enroll me into a tuition center where may other kids take tuitions during the school holiday. One week in, I didn’t have a single friend, probably because I’ve always been a really shy person. I sat outside reading before my morning class. I looked up and noticed this girl was moving towards me, she engaged into conversation with me and then told me she thought I was real good looking and that definitely was an ego booster, she then suddenly left and I never saw her again because that was my last summer school class.
After her mother’s death, Zora’s father wasted no time in finding another woman to call his wife. When he did remarry he did not have very much time and money for his children anymore. So Zora worked very much after her mother’s death and this caused her to forget about high school. So Zora did not finish how school on time and graduate with her friends like others. After a few years of traveling as a maid to a singer she decided to go back to school though and finish, but she was 26 by now.
Taylor Heskett Professor Raker English 101 January 16th 2013 Peers, Problems and a Presidency “Taylor you’d be great for this position!” I barely heard while I was counting down the seconds until my High school History class was over. “What did you say?” I proclaimed. My teacher, Mrs. Mckannan, elaborated her point by explaining that the election for Senior Class officers was approaching. I had always been a part of committees and clubs throughout High School but never before considered running for Senior Class office. Mrs. Mckannan said there was a major lack of interest this year and very few students were running.
This type of encouragement has become a tradition that started over forty years ago. In 1972, Robert Worthington explained in his paper The Need for Career Education how the school system back then left students with little preparation for college and no preparation for work, making it very difficult for them to find an occupation (4). Certainly the school system of today is very improved over the one in 1972 but, the different technical and vocational programs of today are not available in all schools neither to all students. This leaves the majority of students with no opportunity to get trained for a career early in school. So students set out on the college careers paths in hopes to reach their goals.