Carla Wright My Return to School English Composition 1 Denya Cuiffo October 14, 2013 When we attend college as adults, we have expectations of what college will be or will not be. I decided to go back to school for quite a few reasons. The main factors for my returning to school includes my family and stability also plays big role in my returning to school. My reasons for going back to school is to gain communication skills, become a good role model for my children, if I decide to have any, gain independence and seek profitable employment that would be profitable for me. My father has always been my support system in my return to school.
I want to be able to have a good career and succeed in life. That means being able to support myself and my family. Having a decent job from going to college could change someone’s life. I want to be proud of myself for going to college. Throughout the years in high school I never really thought about my future until my senior year.
Connie McBride AC0707685 Writing Assessment EN110 Achieving Academic Excellence “Why College is Important to Me” Working menial jobs to get through high school really didn’t give me the push to jump right into college. I tried a few classes here and there and it was something that seemed to be a temporary thing to occupy time. I was young and didn’t realize what college was going to mean to my adulthood challenges. After finally accepting a full time job that could lead to a career for some time it became clear that college would have been a good choice for me to have been successful. I quickly began to attend college classes through my employer to make gains in my career and try to possibly secure my future.
My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves. I tried to go back to college right after my son was born, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for my future and taking care of Kaleb wasn't cheap. I was constantly working to pay for the expenses of Kaleb, while paying for the rest of the expenses I had. Finally four years later, I made the best decision I could for my family and that was going back to school. One of the many reasons why I came back was that I did not was to continue being in a factory the rest of my life.
I pick these main two goals because my kids are my life so they come first. I want to do the best I can with raising them and being there. Getting this degree will really help me set my future up and my two kid’s future also. I picked school as a goal of mine because my first time around, I didn’t show up a lot. I got a job and made some decent money so I decided I didn’t care for school.
Besides my father, who passed away when I was young, if I complete my degree I would be the only one in my family to have a college degree. Therefore, I know that if I complete my degree that would bring great pride to my family. I initially did not want to accumulate a large amount of student loans because I did not want to be in debt. I was determined to get my degree though, so part of the reason I joined the Air Force was to pay for my education. The Air Force has helped tremendously in
These students then enroll in a community college. In the article making sparks fly, Rose talks about three different student and their achievements in college. Their achievements are: Cynthia running for student government, Bobby going back to school to get an academic degree, and Elias is going back to college after he had dropped out of high school. They are acknowledge by coming to college to work on making a higher level in math, show that a woman can do the same as a man, and showing leadership. (Rose 2011) I believe these students are doing different activities to better their lives and to experience different life styles.
I am not going back to college just to get that illusive degree. Instead, I am attending college to enrich my life and to learn as much as I can during this time. I believe that with knowledge, anything is possible and receiving a degree with honors will only serve to help me in my chosen field of social work. This is not going to be an easy task especially at age fifty, and there will be many obstacles to get through, but when I obtain that degree I think it will all be worth
Furthermore, a college education is also important to me because of the career that I want to pursue. I feel that importance of learning is growing but the will to learn is not, so I want to become a teacher to persuade children to want to learn. After parenting, a Childs teacher is the most important person in their life and this makes teaching so important. When it is done effectively, children all over the world are to become
Growing up, my mom pretty much told me that if I was not joining the military then I was for sure going to college. And I was okay with that. I knew that going to college would give me a better job so I could maintain a stable lifestyle; but that’s the thing, it never crossed my mind that I need to go to college for a better education. In today’s society, in order for people to have a good job outside of professional sports, music entertainment, and military, they have to have a college education in order for them to maintain a decent job. So far into my college experience, I can tell that some of my classmates and peers have that mindset.