Success And Success : The Importance Of Academic Success

701 WordsOct 4, 20173 Pages
Ever since I was young, my parents instilled the idea within me that academic success is very important. I’m the first generation in my family to go to college, so obviously, they did well enough to guide me into wanting to do well enough in high school to have the grades to get into NJIT. But academic success is a lot more than merely getting good grades- it’s also about the role it plays in advancing in my future. Not to mention, there will be plenty of obstacles along the way, but there will be things I will have to do in order to ensure my academic success in my future here at NJIT. Academic success is very much an ongoing process. Like most teens, I’m quite the fan of money, but working retail isn’t what I would like to do for the…show more content…
Overcoming hurdles in academic life is something that everyone, whether in middle school, high school, or college, will have to do. In my case, when I got my schedule, I was at first quite irritated to see I had three hours in between classes twice a week, being that it is such a long break, and I could fit two classes into that time span. But I realized soon after, I could use my breaks between classes for studying or doing homework. And when I start something during class or during a break, more likely, and don’t get to finish, when I get home, taking that extra half an hour after I get home to finish it before taking a break really does pay off, especially when I now it’s only due in five days, and I have other homework I can do in the meantime, and I don’t have to worry about that assignment anymore. Procrastination got the best of me in middle school, and in the first half of high school, but now, I usually don’t let it get me. In short, academic life and success is more than just your grades- it’s the way you let the way you do in school and your intellect mold your future, being that you guide it in the right direction. Obstacles will be present in the process, but you have to hop over them, making sure that if you trip, you get up again, because it will be hard to keep running if you
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