Personal Narrative: Pursuing The Learning-Disabled

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Ever since I could remember I had been labeled the learning-disabled child and asked myself what if I challenged that label. My story begins sometime around the end of my seventh-grade year when my band class had been offered the opportunity to march as an eighth grader in high school marching band. Where that small opportunity would challenge me academically and mentally eventually leading me to be the person I am today. Beginning what I now know was the first step to accomplishing my personal goal getting off an I.E.P. (Individualized Education Program). Soon after receiving the news that I would be marching flute that year I learned that everyone was responsible for learning their own music and drill. At first, I thought this was going to be a …show more content…

With these small feats I was then in all college prep classes in which I would like to think could have never been possible if I did not challenge myself seventh and eighth grade year. Then my junior year I had some minor setbacks with due to my chemistry and Algebra II. The grades I once earned were not the same, but I did all I could and did my best at the challenging material. While all of that was happening, band was there in the background as a reminder of what I was capable of doing and quickly turned most of my grades around second semester. Band has affected me a lot in the past seven years by learning a few things about myself one of them being summed up in a quote by Stephen King “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” This quote symbolizes to me that even though I was not the naturally born successful child I worked hard to get myself to where I am

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