There is something else I would like you to know about me. The University of Florida has always been my school of choice. My father is an alumnus, and my sister is now a Sophomore. I want nothing more than to join them as Gators.
Before creating my collage, I sat down and brainstormed a list of the areas where I felt challenged during my first year of college. After I wrote down my struggles, I thought about my friends who I know are going through college or university with certain challenges. I talked with some of them about what their most significant stressor was during their first year of college/university. Once I had my list complete I went through magazines and searched online to find photos to represent all of the challenges.
Since I was so young I was worried that I wasn’t ready to take on such a big challenge, but graduating early was the better of the two choices I have ever made. I had to decide on this my sophomore year, which at age fifteen wasn’t an ideal choice to make at the time. There were many considerations I had to contemplate about: my high school career in basketball, college, and leaving my friends.
It happened all through-out college. I had always heard stories about body-shaming with overweight individuals, but I never thought that it would happen to myself or the millions of other young women on college campuses.
College was something I never thought was for me. I always thought that since my parents and brother did not attend I would not either. I hated high school more than anything; but while I was there I learned I love writing and learn about photography. I used to sit in a back hallway away from where most of the students went just to write about anything and everything I could think of until the bell rang. When I moved to Massachusetts I wanted to apply for college. I decided that even though high school was difficult I wanted to learn more. Massasoit professors as well as the students then showed me that I have talent and can make something of myself if I tried hard enough. Thanks to them and the amazing students there, I now have my associates
Going into college, I knew that there will be an abundance of life lessons learned, but I did not ken that I would be able to absorb so much in such a short duration. This past year in college, I gained vital skills and grew stronger mentally. College is a place where everyone learns from their failures and successes, and with that, there are numerous things to learn from that. My experiences in college edified me how to work with others, communicate with professionals efficaciously, and make perdurable relationships. In addition, being away from home and living in an unfamiliar environment without my family availed me to become independent. Surviving on my own, I learned to make my bed, cook, do laundry, clean up after myself, and more. College taught me skills beyond the classroom, and it withal a leeway to becoming independent away
My life has been like a dark maze. I have absolutely no idea what's around the next corner. Each path I've taken has lead me to one of two things. Something fantastic that I'll enjoy and remember or something I wished never happened that I can forget. That's why I'm scared to take the next step because I don't know what will happen to me. However a few years ago I learned to give to give each step a chance, no matter how far back that step will take me. Being a senior this year a cartoon word has been shoved in my face a hundred times a week. That word is college. Just getting into college is a challenge. Thinking about all my test scores, GPA, applications is enough to give me a migraine. If just getting into a good college is this hard, I
My life has been like a dark maze. I have absolutely no idea what's around the next corner. Each path I've taken has lead me to one of two things. Something fantastic that I'll enjoy and remember or something I wished never happened that I can forget. That's why I'm scared to take the next step because I don't know what will happen to me. However a few years ago I learned to give to give each step a chance, no matter how far back that step will take me. Being a senior this year a cartoon word has been shoved in my face a hundred times a week. That word is college. Just getting into college is a challenge. Thinking about all my test scores, GPA, applications are enough to give me a migraine. If just getting into a good college is this hard,
Since the start of the semster I have learned many different things about myself and how I can become a better student all around. Summer classes can fly by fast and doesn’t feel like a real semester. That it is just to get credit and move on to the next semester. That was not the case for me this summer semester because I needed to think about the rest of my college career. This summer semester is my first one coming back from academic suspension and I took last semester at South Plains College and Tarrant County College. I did really well making a 3.00 GPA overall and am most likely going to make a 3.5 this semester. This will be a huge boost to my overall GPA. The point is am at the point where I am ready to graduate and will try my hardest to get the best grades I can. I really just changed my mindset towards college and the way I prepare for tests and studying.
The advice that changed my life was from my boss. I had been out of high school a couple of years, and, at the time, was working full time at a store in the mall. College had always been on the horizon for me, just barely out of reach. However, when I start to think back, I see what little effort I put in to try to reach college. Every time someone asked if I planned on going, I would say yes, I just needed to save up the money, brush up on a few subjects, and get my life in order. In truth though, I was just scared of going back to school. I had not done well in high school and had in fact dropped out. So, even if I had wanted to go to school I would need to take the GED test, and that was something I was not prepared to do. So month after
"From distance even bumpy roads look smooth". Every year people like me, right now, dedicate hours and a lot of effort in applying to college. But the thing is that I never understood why so much dedication? I have never taught what I wanted to do with my life after High school. Obviously, I knew people graduated from High school, but I just was focusing on the freedom after it not the part of going back to study. I never felt pressure to give my best for the future.Two years ago I moved to the U.S from Puerto Rico to Boston, Massachusetts. One day after my work I was on the train and it stops in front of one of Boston College and I could hear the student talking about a project, I heard one of them saying "Even though I may not like right now this
Ever since I could remember, science was the subject I enjoyed most in school. When I got into high school and people started asking, “what do you want to do when you get to college?” I never had an answer. Up until the beginning of my junior year, I always planned on studying biology and figuring out what I liked later on. College always scared me because in my group of friends I was the only one who did not have a plan after high school. I always felt like a deer in the headlights, not knowing where I am headed, until now.
I have been in avid since my freshman year of high school and I can honestly say it has really changed my view of college.My freshman year of high school I wasn't even sure I wanted to go to college being that no one in my family went to college I was slightly discouraged.Through avid I learned about college and how it could really change my future.Avid helped me learn organizational skills and study skills that I didnt have before.We learned about taking cornell notes and using our binders as part of our organizational techniques.By becoming more organized I was able to see my grades drastically improve as well.Another concept AVID introduced was the use of planners of course before hand I knew what a planner was but I never really thought
I have headed off to college and to be completely honest I have never been so true to myself as I am these days. I have started to change the world in small significant ways and have made the conscious effort and decision to be my 100% true self in order to better others and speak my truth.