Being a freshman in college, I set impractical and unrealistic goals for myself. Throughout the year, I had to overcome various obstacles to strive in meeting the goals I had set out for myself. One of my goals during the first year of college was to earn a 4.0 GPA. I thought this would be an easy feat as I was able to academically grow throughout my academic career—excelling from being roughly a 2.6 GPA student to roughly a 4.0 GPA student. One of the biggest obstacles I had to face was taking exams. In high school, I did not need to prepare for exams as much as I do in college. I underestimated my midterms and finals as I did not know that I had to study at least a week ahead of time in order to obtain suitable grades. In high school, I was able to study one or two nights beforehand and still manage to achieve high grades.
During my high school days and the last few semesters when I was at Sandhill Community College I was way too comfortable. I slacked off and all I was thinking about was just getting doing the minimum to just be finished already. Recently, I was pushed by the looks of my grades that I just needed to get things done; I wanted to be free, not to do my best, just to finish so I could say I passed all my classes. Now I realize life isn’t about just getting by, but about bringing all you have to be able to become successful in what needs to be done. In the next paragraphs I will explain what I expected to happen, what actually happened, what I learned, and how I will apply what I learned to future plan.
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 helped you to grow? (800)
One of my personal experiences that I had was when my family decided to move from New Jersey to Florida. I never planned on moving with them but my mother basically forced me into moving with them. It wasn’t really all that moving stuff because the new house was actually pretty nice, it was just I had all my friends there and I was doing well in school. Nothing I said convinced my mother so after a week of packing we was off to Florida. The first week being there was a horrible week. Nothing was going right for me, I missed the school bus for a whole week, dropped my milk on my new shoes, and tripped over nothing in lunch. It was just trying to move back but parents always have this life lesson speech about trying to make new friends and try to get used to being here until we move again. It’s been about a month since we moved to Florida and I met about zero friends but I got used to living here since I’ve found something that interested me as an after school hobby and that was fishing. There’s barley any lakes or ponds in New Jersey so fishing wasn’t really something you do as a time waster. I usually fished right after I got home but on that day it was rainy and it wasn’t really a good time to fish so I just decided to practice my free shots until it started raining hard. I think I was outside for about 20minutes and suddenly a couple kids from my new school asked if they can shoot
Four SMART Goals regarding my courses, and degree efforts that I would make is to have a final grade of an A for each course taken, finish my degree within two and a half years, make it Connecticut to walk across the stage for graduation, and obtain a master’s degree in Human Services. I feel like if I don’t push myself to succeed, no one else will. Aiming for the final course grade of an A is attainable if I put in the effort and dedication it takes to pass each course. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to obtain a college degree. Now that I am older I feel as if I should push myself a little further and not only set out to obtain a degree, but to graduate Cum Laude at the least. That is my ultimate goal. Finishing my degree within two and a half
“I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday”- Jose N. Harris. As I transition from junior high school, I realize the importance of creating short and long term goals. It is necessary to set goals because if you don’t set them you don’t work to achieve anything, and just do anything you want.. In this essay I will reflect on my experiences in middle school and my current academic and personal situations in high school. I will outline my academic and personal goals for high school and discuss my future college and career interests.
When my sophomore year of high school began, I was overconfident and immature. After watching a drastic decrease in my gpa; I quickly realized that my goal would be anything but easy. I also realized that I would need to change my work ethic if I was still looking to accomplish my goal. In my effort to receive the best GPA possible, I came to the conclusion that I would need to change my studying habits. Previous to sophomore year, I would take notes but never open them, but as an effort to keep my goal alive I began to spend 1 hour a day going over notes. Shortly after, I changed my studying habits, my grades all increased to A’s. This brought me to a 4.5 and showed me that my goal would be hard, but not impossible. Although I was putting in countless hours into studying, once I saw the results, I was proud of myself and continued to resume my new studying
Personal experience is something that happens to you. It can be good or bad , or can help you in your future. My personal experience is when I found out I wasn’t graduating with my class. That day showed me that I shouldn’t have been playing around I had ever thing but my English 4 credit and passing the FCAT test. After trying so many times I just give up. I felt like I didn’t belong here and school wasn’t meant for me. I hate the fact I didn’t get to graduate with my class. I wasn’t really upset just disappointed that I didn’t take school seriously.
After my freshman year, I felt that I learned enough about college to set realistic goals for myself. Unfortunately, I was wrong. One of my goals over the past school year was to obtain a 4.0. I thought I would be able to obtain a 4.0 over these past 2 semesters but did not reach my goal. During the first semester of this school year, I earned a 3.75. I was disappointed that I did not reach my goal of earning a 4.0. However, I believe that I did better this year in comparison to the year before since I actively studied more often and gave myself ample time to learn. Another goal I had this year was to be on track to declare as a business major. As for my second goal, I feel pretty successful in reaching the goal.
A time in my life when I attempted to fulfill my dreams or reach a goal was when I tried to achieve getting straight A’s. It all started when I started to want to go play college baseball. I set this goal because I know that I need to get superb grades to get a scholarship for college. Getting excellent grades will help me get into a good college. Achieving this goal was essential, and I was able to accomplish this goal by listening. Listening to the teacher makes getting perfect grades very simple. When I eventually got my 4.0 GPA, it made me feel extremely thrilled. Striving for this goal taught me that I will not ever give up on my goals. Having good grades is important if I want to get into a good college. If I can maintain
Since being a freshman, my goal has always been this: get into college. Now that I actually am attending college, I’ve had to discover new goals for myself to achieve in the next few years. My first goal is to do my best. I know this goal seems like a classic cliché, but for me, it is a huge goal. I consider myself an academically aggressive woman; meaning that I take my school work very seriously. This goal requires me to not allow the fun and social part of college to interfere with my schoolwork while at the same time allows me to forgive myself when my best work just is not enough. In the future of my college experience, my goals are to design my own theatre set, make connections with fellow students following my career path, and being
All throughout high school, students are told by teachers that if they set goals for themselves then they can achieve it. They just have to work hard for their goals in order to reach them. Since goals are so important to succeed in life, I’m planning to keep a grade average of ninety in Mrs. Allen’s class all year, also I plan to score a twenty-five or higher on my ACT test, and lastly I’m planning to be accepted into Tyler Junior College before I graduate high school.
One goal I have set and plan to achieve in the near future is to have a part time job in or near my college I attend in the fall to help pay for college expenses and needs or wants I may have. Having a job is going to be adding extra stress to my already stressful college life, so I will need to create a schedule to manage my time between studying, homework, the dance team, and leisure time. Another important goal I’m going to strive for in college is to have straight A’s all my years I attend. This is a very challenging long-term goal I hope I can achieve, but if I manage my time wisely and try my best in all I do with extra studying in my weaknesses, I hope to come close to this goal. One important life goal I have set and plan to pursue
WAAS, the Wild Area Augmentation System is an air navigation system developed by the FAA to Augment GPS satellites. WAAS is used to track aircraft in flight to better improve its accuracy and ability to locate aircraft within 25 ft. actual measurements of the system have shown accuracy as precise as 3 ft 3 in. laterally and 4 ft 11 in. vertically throughout most of the United States and Canada. The WAAS system has the ability to critique itself and correct problems such as incorrect signals in as little as 6.2 seconds. The WAAS system does this by using ground segment stations that continuously measure the small variations in GPS satellites in the Western
Life is full of adventures and experiences. The key to living well is making these experiences as meaningful as possible. I went through a very significant experience, which was actually more of a risk, about two years ago. I was 15 years old and I had to decide whether I would stay in my hometown or move to Monterrey, Mexico. As in every dilemma faced, there are pros and cons that will try to sway you. Time wouldn’t stop and the day of my decision was getting closer and closer; the less time I had to decide, the more confused and undecided I became. All I could do was imagine myself living the future in my hometown or in Monterrey. But, why was I put into this situation? Should I have stayed where I was born and where I’d lived my whole