Going Back to School Edgell Ratliff Foundations of Online Learning American Public University System Donna Hardy Going Back to School We all have our own motivation for going back to school; my motivation is centered on setting myself up for the future. It has been four years since I graduated high school and enlisted in the Army, and I have seen firsthand how important it is to have that little piece of paper. I have seen Soldiers retire or separate from the Army without a degree and start the job search without much success, there are a large number of available jobs, but there is a larger number people competing to get that same position. Seeing how difficult it can be and how people struggle in today’s competitive job
Back to School Ramona Dory English 121- Week 3 Assignment Andrea Pfaff - Instructor Regan Tuttle - TA October 10, 2011 Back to School I never thought I would be 43 years old and going back to school. I will be talking about going back to school and why I decided to go back to school to get a degree. I always planned to go to college, after I graduated high school; I attend a technical school and got a diploma in Data Entry. I thought that would help me find a job so that I would be able to go to college, but I was not able to find a job in that field, so I was just working where I could in order to pay bills. I attempt several times before now to go back to school, but always got side track or something distracted me.
Carmen Sandella GS1140 Mr. Kennedy Project Submission Plan There are a few challenges that I face while I am trying to meet my educational goals. Time, family and work are all problems that I must deal with. I understand that i am not the only one has to deal with these issues, but they are issues none the less. Time is probably the greatest problem that I have. I have to be able to make sure that I set aside enough time to do my schoolwork.
I don’t think elementary school and middle school really prepared me for college the way high school did. Education wise, I feel like high school more closely relates to college in the sense of preparation. Taking AP classes helped show me how much work I needed to start getting used to and the difficulty of that work. What high school did not teach me was that, I have to do everything by myself, literally, everything. I no longer had my mom enrolling me in school, it was all up to me.
Educational pursuits 1 My Educational Pursuits Erika Toombs ENG 121 Magdalena Sokolowski June 2, 2013 Educational pursuits 2 My Educational Pursuits Dedication, hard work, discipline, and time management are key parts to the pursuit of your education. Returning to school always has been something I knew I wanted to do but to obtain the courage to do it was something different. I knew that I always struggled with school and to continue on and go to college was nowhere in my current life goals. Having that degree could open so may doors in my life. Accepting that there would be obstacles and learning how to overcome them to be successful was a challenge all in itself.
Senior Salute I always knew I wanted to go to college, but sometimes along the way I lost faith in myself and thought I wouldn’t be able to, however. When I was in 8th grade I joined a program called “ConnCAP” which stands for Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program. I never really noticed how much this program has helped and prepared me for the future. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I realized what an extraordinary influence this program has had on me and my life. Since eighth grade I never really took anything the ConnCAP staff said to me seriously; it took me seventeen years to actually understand and realize how important college is and how important having a good education is.
My parents were very young when they started their family; they were only 19 when they had my oldest brother Michael. So that gave them no chance to go to college and to do the things they wanted right after high school. Soon followed my other older siblings, Stephanie, Brian and of course me. All of my siblings have all graduated high school, and have been trying to complete college. Although my older brother has showed me sometimes you can make it with out going straight to college right after high school.
He worked hard every day, and after several years he decided one summer he wouldn’t return to Ohio to do the annual picking. He had chosen to attend college and become someone. He was born and raised in Mexico but he was determined to do something. He attended the University of Nebraska as well as the Texas State University in San Marcos and completed his school and got his degree as a Respiratory Therapist. I find this as motivation because just like my dad where is brothers and sister didn’t even graduate high school and make less than minimum wage, I am the first generation child to go to school.
Like most high school seniors, I felt I knew everything I needed to pass by life. The thought of college very rarely crossed my mind so after high school all I was thinking of was all I need to do now is find a job. I quickly found out finding a job isn’t as easy as everyone who tells you. When I did think of college, I kept telling myself “I think I should take a few years off from school to find work.” Boy was that the worse idea I ever had, and now I wish I could take it all back. Unlike most high school students I didn’t attend a normal class, I felt the teacher was going too slowly at times and there was never any stress from other Students.
I knew I couldn’t handle the stress then because my family was demanding to much of my time. I would discuss with my husband that I wanted to one day be supervisor of business services and he would always say to me do you think you can handle the pressure and responsibility that come with it. I really didn’t understand what he was saying then; I just thought he was trying to talk me out of it. I decided to go for it and apply for the supervisor position that came up at my job. I knew I was skilled qualified for the position but I wasn’t degree qualified for the position.