Challenges Of Moving To America

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A journey of new opportunities, possibilities, and challenges begins when one moves to the United States. Everyone has to face lots of difficulties while finding new opportunities and success. I was 21-year-old when we moved here from India. The first challenge that I faced upon my arrival in America was the English language. Because English is not my first language. I still remember my first day of work at a convenience store. I was unable to understand the customers because of their American accent English. After a year I thought I improved my English skills, but when I took my Accuplacer test for college, and I realized that I was nowhere near perfection. I was ready to worked hard so I can learn and improve my English skills. It’s a journey …show more content…
I tried to learn as much as I could from customers, friends and from other resources as well. While working at a gas station, my reading and writing skills improved, because my work required me to check all the deliveries and order. I used to make inventory reports which required reading and writing. These little acts helped me a lot in developing my readings and writing skills. Indian education is drastically different from the American education. I still remember how professors in India merely made the students focus on the memorization techniques. Students would have to memorize paragraphs in English class and memorize formulas in math. Calculators were restricted in math classrooms because it was considered "cheating." Students had to take several tutoring classes on top of their regular classes because students were not able to grasp the large amount of work in a matter of minutes. Professors in India were intelligent, but they always expected their students to know the work before they taught the material. American education on the other …show more content…
American colleges are not as difficult because students are actually learning rather than memorizing. These differences are based on my personal experience of the Indian education and American education and that is one of the main reasons that I am struggling so much in my reading and writing. I want to go to college because college secures your future. I heard that study system is really good in the United

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