Graduation Speech : High School Essay

1273 Words Sep 27th, 2015 6 Pages
As I look back to my high school days, all I could ever think about was getting my diploma and moving on to college. Frankly, I just wanted to graduate because I was growing tired of the same old stuff in school. I didn’t really know what I was getting into, thinking that I was ready for college while being blind-sided by the amount of obstacles that I came to face. Now realizing the amount of responsibility that I have to accept, my situation of being a first-generation college student and my tendencies to avoid studying for tests can put me in danger of not succeeding in college. Despite these factors working against me, The amount of financial aid that I receive and my experience as an A.V.I.D student in high school are working for me and my chances of success. Overall, I’d say I have about a 50% chance of graduating college.
Looking at my chances of succeeding in college, there are two main obstacles standing in the way. One would be The difficulty I have effectively studying for tests, and the other is being a first-generation student. Test taking will likely be a factor that will work against me in college because I do not tend to study enough for tests. Once I begin to study for something, I usually have a hard time staying concentrated and I don’t get anything out of it. I can recall many times where I studied for 30-45 minutes a day for a whole week before the day of a test, and still ended up getting below a C on it. Even though I sometimes spend a lot of time…

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