Personal Statement For Personal Education In High School

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About Me Throughout my entire life, I’ve always wanted school to be more challenging. I aspire to be a doctor one day, specializing in orthopedic surgery. I want to help people who need help, maybe even save lives. Without proper education, I will feel unprepared to achieve my dream. That is why I signed up for four AP classes this year, in the hopes that maybe school will finally start to challenge me. I have basically breezed through school without putting much work in. I haven’t needed to. The only reason I studied at all through middle school and high school was because it appeased my mom and it gave me the satisfaction of knowing that if for some reason I did poorly on a test, I couldn’t say it was because I didn’t study. Truthfully, I don’t really know if I do know how to study. I’m afraid that I don’t know what hard work is. I tell myself that I worked hard through school, but I fear that is a lie. Getting 97-100% in every class since 4th grade may mean that I have worked hard, but is more likely the result of easy schooling (for me, anyways). Even in APUSH last year, I didn’t have to work all that hard to get an A. I am immensely hoping that I will learn the meaning of hard work this year. I have never been faced with the challenge of receiving an A- in a class, let alone a B+. However, if I do come to face that grade, I want to look back and say that I gave everything I had, worked my hardest, and pushed myself farther than ever before to earn that grade. I don’t want to receive an A- or a B+ because I could’ve put more work into something I slacked off on. Although, maybe it will be good for me to not get an A.
In school, I get my work done on time, I pay attention in class, volunteer my thoughts, ponder questions, and do what I am asked to do. I respect my teachers, my classmates, school property, and myself. I am responsible for my actions, good or bad, and I hold myself accountable and to high standards. I help others when they ask for it, but don’t go out of my way to help because it makes me feel egotistic. Humility is something that I value above all else. It’s hard for me to talk about my strengths like this, and how easy school has been, because I know that it hasn’t been easy for
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