Personal Statement: Achieving Success As A Student At USC

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I will achieve success as a student at USC through hard work, determination, and my willingness to seek out what I don’t know. To elaborate on the last point, I need to regress to my freshman year of high school. My freshman year served as a rude awakening for me academically, as school had suddenly become more difficult. At the time, I had the naivete to assume that studying was but an option, and that classes would be as easy as they were the year previous. I turned out to be gravely mistaken, and as my class loads thrust their full weight upon my shoulders, I found myself academically floundering. I was simply too lazy, at the time, to confront the true dilemma; I did not have the drive to succeed. I came to this realization midway through
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