The University of Evansville, my home for the next four years. I believe this university is the perfect home for me to continue my academic career. There are so many great qualities about this school. The first quality that drew me in, is how hands on the teachers and administrators are with their students. I feel the staff will be able to give me the push I need to follow my dreams of becoming a nurse or occupational therapist. Helping children has always been a dream of mine, and Evansville can make this dream become a reality. I have already met with several administrators that have helped me narrow my choices down to two careers, that allow me to work with and help children. I know that with the help of the professors and students I can
“I know math doesn’t come easy for you,” she told me. “But I want you to retake that test and study even harder because if you think you can do it, then you can.” I sighed and agreed and gave her a hug. After dinner, I studied for hours and hours upon end. I really knew my math by the end of it! I can do it I can do it I can do it… I told myself.
For the past three years of my high school career, and now my fourth, I have made it an obligation to continually expand my horizons in regards to math; when I cannot fully grasp an idea or concept, rather than giving up, I relentlessly pursue the idea until it is understood. During freshman year, math did not come easily to me. I was forced to go in early some days because, simply, I did not comprehend the concepts. However, taking initiative with my school work, and constantly working through problems that were difficult can be deemed one of the best decisions I have made. Although my final grade may not have been an
When I was a child, I wasn’t very proficient in math. It wasn’t until junior high, that I was finally getting the hang of doing all these math problems every day. A factor that helped me achieve good grades was my dedication
Although my parents served more as my support team than mentors through college, I have experienced the benefits of being more open with them about obstacles I face while at San Jose State University. If it was not for the aforementioned people and others that I have met along my journey towards a bachelor’s degree, I would not have succeeded this far as a first generation college
When people hear the word “college”, many panic inside at the thought. But, when I hear the word “college” I think about Illinois State University. In early July, I attended an Open House at ISU for my very first official college visit. As I stepped onto campus, I couldn’t but help to feel like it was my future home. Many aspects of the tour made me draw nearer to choosing this college after finishing my High School career. Illinois State University seems to fit my personality very well, has an amazing program for what I want to study, and is an outstanding campus for my academic strengths and weaknesses.
From the time I was in junior high, my grandmother had been telling me about College of the Ozarks and trying to convince me to attend the college. After much consideration, I decided to make College of the Ozarks my top priority when applying to colleges. The atmosphere of the college, the perfect distance from home, and the opportunity to work for my education were all major factors when making this decision. I had attended private Christian schools for most of my life, so the small campus and Christian values of College of the Ozarks appealed to me much more than the chaotic partying ways of a larger university. I knew if I attended College of the Ozarks, many of my classes would be more difficult than at a public university; however, I saw the difficult classes as an opportunity to learn more, which I believed would help me later in life. I also knew the professors at College of the Ozarks would be more caring and more willing to help than those at other colleges.
Arizona State University has so far exceeded my expectation of what I had imagined of my college experience. My hometown is in extreme contrast to Arizona and this university. I was born and raised in a both sheltered and exponentially smaller town in Colorado called Monument. I was never exposed to a diverse culture before I had moved to Arizona. I was raised in a community of a synonymous religion, race, and over all culture. The summer going into my freshman year of high school, my older sister had decided that she wanted to attend Arizona State University, the school of her dreams. My family decided to make the move from Colorado to Arizona in order to grant my sister in-state tuition. My high school in Arizona was at first overwhelming
Matthew Misiura is a math teacher at Susquehanna Community High School. Mr. Misiura explains that he always pushes for “content mastery” in his math classes. However, Mr. Misiura’s teachings are more than an average algebra and precalculus class. Mr. Misiura pushes for students to learn about the real world. He pushes for students to always work to their full potential. In a year in his classroom, I not only learned precalculus and trigonometry, but I learned how to view situations from a different perspective. Some students, when given back a test in which they failed, would cry, act childish, or simply complain. Mr. Misiura was able to reinforce the belief that the only way to learn is to make mistakes. He often stated that, if you already
Througout my academic career, I have learned as much about myself as I have learned in school, whether it be from high school, to community college, and my journey that lead me to Arizona State University. I can honestly say as my parents did, that I wish I would’ve tried harder in high school. I scraped by taking the easiest classes possible and choosing to take the easy way out. Looking at my transcript makes me cringe, because I know that I am capable of so much more. I wish that I would’ve taken the honor classes and tried so that I would’ve been able to apply to a college other than a community college. My time at Mohave Community College was a significant improvement from my experience in high school. Not only did I graduate with near honors (3.49), I had made the Dean’s list and Honors List for three out of my four semesters, the first time this had happened since middle school. I had never felt more motivated and focused in my life. I was taking 16 credits and prospering and had a balance of work, school, and a social life. I had never felt more proud of my self in my life. As I sit here and write this paper, I question my time here at ASU as I try to plan the nex chapter of my life. I wonder where I am supposed to go and what I am supposed to do.School for the first time had become a priority, however, it began to consume my life. I would spend hours and hours on end doing homework and studying, and although there seems to be nothing wrong with this, I wouldn’t go
Being a part of the IUPUI community is something I pride myself with and each time someone asks me what university I attend I proudly yell them IUPUI. Coming into my first semester I would have never thought I would be where I am today five semesters later. Every time I think back to the day I decided that I would be attending IUPUI I ask myself if I truly made the right choice, and then I think about all the things I have done, all the people I have met, and all the accomplishments I have made. The decision to attend this University was the best decision I have made this far in my life.
So freshman algebra rolled around and I loved it. After two weeks in the class I was three and one half chapters ahead of the teacher. He would only assign the odd problems for homework, but I’d do them all. Geometry was even cooler. But thinking back, not one of the teachers even commended me for doing so well. My father noticed I was good at it, but I thought he had to tell me I was good; he was my father.
In the short term, my mother’s injury required me to consider my course load and perspective colleges differently. She is not able to walk well on her own, so I assist her with daily activities, make sure that she still has interaction with others, and get her out of the house for mental stimulation. Thus, St. Petersburg College
Genes influence life choices. Your genes are outside of your control, but you make choices about other things that influence your health and life choices. Embryo cells and the cell cycle can be the same and also have differences in each other, embryonic stem cells have the capacity for unlimited proliferation while retaining their potential to differentiate into a wide variety of cell types. Murine, primate and human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) exhibit a very unusual cell cycle structure, characterized by a short G1 phase and a high proportion of cells in S-phase. In the case of mESCs, this is associated with a unique mechanism of cell cycle regulation, underpinned by the precocious activity of cyclin dependent protein kinase (Cdk) activities.
For many, after graduating high school the next big step is college. I never asked myself why or if I even wanted to. Yet, since I was not yet ready to join the work force, and didn’t want to disappoint my parents, I simply followed the path that I was supposed to take. For a while I had no direction, but through the loss of my high school English teacher and my dream of making my family proud, I discovered that college was the place I wanted and needed to be.