Building Steps Dad never told me I was bad, he just said that I just needed to work on specific skills. He was a pro baseball player for the Texas Rangers. Just thinking about the pressure of living up to that level of greatness, made me realize that I have the greatest motivator right next to me. He taught me to try and do every little thing as hard as I can and that pushing yourself to your maximum can take you far in life. When I was around the age of six my father coached me in football, where he strove to make me the most polite and caring, disciplined, and willing young man. He was one of my football and lacrosse coaches. From when I was six to fifthteen during that memorable time I spent countless hours working on skills. For example, agility drills to become faster and confusing stick tricks for lacrosse to improve hand eye coordination. Just playing catch was a major practice skill for both sports. However, the most important lesson he taught me wasn’t one of these it was discipline. My dad taught me that discipline is the most important skill in sports and life and can result in a win or lose situation. I remember like it was yesterday .My third year playing football. I was nine years old and it was the first game of the season and I was playing center on offense. This kid on defense punched me in the gut every play, but the referee didn’t see it. I was so frustrated that I retaliated by hitting him back. Of course the referee saw me and called a penalty. When my dad found out what I had done he pulled me out of game, and didn’t let me play the rest of the day. He wanted me to understand that I needed…
January 20, 2015
College is worth it
Do you ever stress about going to college? Worry About the cost? Scared if you’re going into the wrong field of study? College is very important to go to now a days because a lot more jobs are requiring a college education. College is worth the time and money to go through. I believe everyone should go to college and get a degree. In this essay I will be explaining why it’s important to go to college and why it’s worth having…
Question: What is one important question you wish we had asked?
College admission essays all have a common theme of, “tell me what I want to hear.” Why do you want to attend our college? What are your plans for the future? Tell us a little about yourself, and so the list goes on. In reality, to know about a student you have to give them a prompt that lights a fire within their imagination. Let them dig into their mind and put everything on that paper, have their deepest thoughts typed…
The Influence of Culture
UW English 131
UW English 131
So many things in today’s society can influence the person you are and will become. Things we watch on T.V. influence today’s younger generations greatly. We see the way people act on T.V. and we try to impersonate that character whether ‘tis bad or good. I’m originally from Germany and because of that and my mother and grandmother being German we celebrate holidays the…
22 May 2013
A typical morning in Vietnam began with my mother gently waking me up. "Con ơi thức giậy đi", and she would drive me to school on her electric motorcycle through the crowds of people getting to work. The atmosphere always had a hot and humid feels to it, with the sweet aroma coming from the fruits that people sold on the side of the streets. I came from a middle class family in South Vietnam. My parents did not have the chance to go to college, but they worked very…
If you were to look back on your high school years, what advice would you give to someone beginning their high school career? What would you tell the children that are about to experience there life, how it is in high school. This essay will explain how high school is now, and how it was when I entered high school. This advice I am giving the students will let them understand that high school is serious, not a joke.
When, I first started high school…
Education has always been important to me, especially since no one in my family has ever graduated from college. I have faced several obstacles growing up and even though many people, even some of my own family members, thought I couldn't surpass them. My hardships have given me the drive to remain focused on my ultimate goal: achieving higher education.
My mother's struggle and her experience have been an inspiration for me. My mother had a difficult childhood and only received…
30 x 2.5 = 75 for your test grade.
Applying to the college of your choice is a little like trying out for the Olympics—many are called, but few are chosen.
Admissions people look forward to this part of the application requirements. After all, this is the time that they finally have a chance to hear your voice. And, this is the time you have to make certain that this voice of yours is heard clearly and emphatically. The college essay is the part of the application that you can control…
Dear Whomever it concerns,
As a kid I was always into school, and I liked learning new things. My parents always told me if I wanted to be something in life I would have to get an education, and to work hard in life for what I wanted. I took that in consideration, and that became my motivation to strive for my success. Since then I stayed focus in school and did my best to get good grades. I use to be easily distracted by things that made me procrastinate and sidetrack me from…
The question that I was given was why do I want to attend Virginia common wealth university? That question is the reason why I am dedicated to attend VCU. I love the fact that common wealth university has a lot of the basic courses I need in order to become a physical therapist. Not only does VCU have the basic four year courses there is also a medical school department, which I would love to enroll in after my first 4 years. VCU is a great school for me because…
Many people would probably describe a place where they are perfectly content as an open field or their bed or maybe even the park, but not me, the place where I am most satisfied in my life is the baseball field. I know many people believe that would be crazy because of the yelling, noises and action, but honestly, those aspects are what makes this place so amazing for me. The smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of the glove popping when the ball…