Essay on The Article ' Western World At Cal ' By Kurt Streeter

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The article “South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal” written by Kurt Streeter was a true story of Kashawn Campbell, who was struggling in his first English writing class at the University of California, Berkeley (“UC Berkeley”), one of the best public universities in the US. Campbell was raised in one of the roughest neighborhoods in South Los Angeles, Jefferson, where composed of Latinos and blacks exclusively. Campbell was determined at his early age to make a change of his life regardless of his pathetic background. Because of his outstanding academic achievements in his high school years, he was admitted to UC Berkeley and was very grateful for his accomplishment. However, he very soon encountered many obstacles in his studies and stressed out during the first semester at UC Berkeley. No matter how hard he had tried, he couldn’t pass his first English writing class. He was devastated, desperate and worried because he would flunk out of college if he did not improve his grade. To regain his confidence, he took an African American History class and did very well on the midterm. Eventually, he still did not pass his English writing class, yet he was able to continue his studies at UC Berkeley because he got an A- in his African America History Class which boosted his GPA to above the 2.0 average (Kurt Streeter). According to the article, Campbell is facing many challenges and obstacles during his transition into a new learning environment. He obviously needs to…

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