Biographical Essay

913 WordsSep 28, 20124 Pages
*note: certain places and peoples' names have been censored* Essay topic: We are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up, formed your aspirations and accomplished your academic successes. Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and aspirations. How have these factors caused you to grow? Coming to America was not easy for my parents, especially considering the fact that I, less than a year old, was with them. We first lived in Michigan for two years and then moved to sunny California into a one-bedroom apartment in Torrance. I grew up as a happy, carefree kid, oblivious to my parent’s…show more content…
Slowly, my classes became easier and I did better from not worrying as much about grades. Grades are important in the sense that they serve as a measure for how well a student does in the subject, but it doesn’t demonstrate whether the student actually learned anything. A person should only take classes that pertains to their interests, not because it looks good on their transcript. As a first generation immigrated adolescent, I have had to face many challenges whether they are social, personal or academic. However, I have not let that hinder my progress in pursuing my goals of wanting a better life and helping others. Instead they have slowly made me discover who I am as a person. When I look back on my life, I feel that I have developed so much as an individual and established a strong set of moral that will continue to support me in the future. The foundation of principles I build now will determine what kind of person I will become for the rest of my life. *I'm so sorry to ask this, but could any readers please leave a comment on this essay? I would appreciate some criticism. If you thought it was horrible, please tell me why and what I can do to improve this. I'm writing this essay for a scholarship program and need all the feedback I can get. Thank
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