My Major Challenge

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1a. When a major challenge presents itself I am able to set back and assess whether or not I am in need of outside help. I am great at advocating for myself in order to make steps towards progress. I allow myself time to understand what I want my end product will or what I need in order to surpass this challenge. After assessing the situation I find myself making well thought out plan/ agenda that will in my opinions produce thoughtful, strategic, and on time results. I find that having a an organized plan for an issues especially academic wise is essential. In these agendas I give myself timelines, breaks, and rewards so that I am les likely to be discouraged on the journey. Like any challenge often times failure will be encountered, I …show more content…
An example when I faced a major challenge was when coming to the United States. Going to school quickly became a nightmare for me. I was uncomfortable with the fact that others were ahead of me and were able to communicate at a higher level than I was. At a very young age I began to think of myself as someone who couldn’t grasp something simple as speaking the language I was expected to. I was assigned extra help and had to constantly take exams that measured my level of learning and how well I was making progress. This often made me doubt by academic abilities since I kept falling behind in school. On top of that mathematics was a subject that was difficult for me to master. Both these challenges required huge amounts of effort for my to combat. Countless hours spent with teachers, tutors, and also hours spent at home reviewing and perfecting my skills in English and Mathematic. My work paid off during my freshman year of high school I was able to earn two certificates of recognition in both English Honors 9 and in Geometry. My mom were often told I would be needing extra help. They were told that school would be difficult. Earning these two certificates demonstrated that I was able to rise above the obstacles I was put through. I felt proud that I was finally given a physical representation of my hard work. These certificates showed me that all the struggles i went through growing up were worth it and that I wasn’t as brainless as I was made to feel. This year I was …show more content…
My family is quite small, well my family that resides in California. We are a very small group but very close as a result. I am surrounded by loved ones that have fought tooth and claw to make progress in their daily lives. I am surrounded my hard working loved ones who have sacrificed so much to make a better living or to provide a better living for their families back home. I am surrounded by loved one who have faced great poverty and have now been able to have time both materialistic and non-materialistic things that they could have never imagined. I will be the first in mine to attend college which to me will be a

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