Continuing Academic Success Essay

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Continuing Academic Success
Francheska Masoller
GEN/201 Foundations for University Success
July-28, 2014
Ann Zomerfeld
Continuing Academic Success

It is a big step for someone who has been out of school for so long, to have the courage to begin the journey of higher education. Personally, it took me several years of contemplating if going back to school was the right move for me. I postponed it until I realized this was the only way I could provide my family with the life I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve came to realize that even though this will be a very challenging 4 years of my life, I will persevere as long as I keep my eyes on the price and stay motivated. There are many components to ensure success in my educational
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