Graduation Speech : An Incoming College Freshmen

975 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Final Exam: Essay
As an incoming college freshmen, I always knew I would have to work hard to earn the grades I wanted, but I did not know how hard it would be. Before entering college, I was one of the high school students who did not put my all into my classes. I was going through a lot of personal issues. It was hard trying to separate my personal life from my schoolwork and that affected me through my grades. My grades were not as good as I wanted them to be. I wanted at least a 3.0 grade point average, but I did not receive exactly that. One thing I will suggest as your peer mentor, learn to separate your personal life from you college life and your school work. Based on my past experiences in high school, I knew I would have to leave my personal issues at the door before entering any college class. This first step helped me tremendously because I realize there are bigger things ahead of me in life rather than my personal issues. I knew I could solve these issues at another time, instead of in class. Of course, it was hard to transition from high school to college, but I realize really early that if I wanted a 3.5 grade point average or higher, I would have to focus on school along while I’m here.
I also learned that I order to get the grades you truly want, you have to study regularly. At the beginning of the fall semester of my freshmen year, I did not study as much. I did not attend any study sessions and I did not seek any help other than from my friends. Because…
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