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Challenges Faced in Academic Career Essay

  • Submitted by: floresja1
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 550 words

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Jason Flowers
Prof. Mains
Composition 1
27 October 2013
Challenges Faced in Academic Career
I have had many challenges in my academic career, some of them being lack of desire, money, and fear of failure.    
After I finished high school, I had no desire to attend college or any type of school orientated training.   I was tired of note taking, homework and having to sit thru lectures from my teachers.   Although I did well in school, the lack of desire to learn had faded and was replaced with confusion.   I did not know what I wanted to do.   As a senior, I saw a former student walk into my English class, wearing his United States Marine Corps Dress Blues.   I didn’t really know him and he didn’t know me, but he left a pretty big impression on me.   I knew then that I wanted to join the United States Marine Corps.   The funny thing is, little did I know that during boot camp, I still had to sit thru lectures and most of all listen to the yelling Drill Instructors.
I was worried that after high school I would not be able to attend college because of the lack of money.   All through high school, I had never really given it a thought about where or if I would attend college.   So when my parents or school counselors would ask, and give me enrollment packets, I would feel this type of peer pressure to attend.   My cousin got accepted to attend Texas A&M College Station, and I felt that I needed to prove to my family that I could accomplish something on my own.   So when hearing that military service can pay for my college, I knew that was something I wanted to do.   I can say for a fact that without my military service, I would not be attending college now.  
I have a deep fear of failing school, not only for me, but for my family.   That is one of the reasons I never tried to attend.   I have always dreaded, that if I started college, I would not be able to finish.   I have known family members and friends that have put a lot of time and effort and just seem to drop out...

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