Acceptance: High School and Extra Curriculum Activities

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Desaree Robinson Robinson1 Professor Cannady
English 101-6
March 19, 2013
Being Accepted

Plutarch once said, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” In highs school we spend most of our time trying to figure out what is it that our parents are pushing us to fulfill. Rather it being the gift of being accepted into a good college or, seeking a job; with every situation we go through in life, there is always a process. In the journey of my high school experience I encountered the procedure of applying to go to College. It was the taking the appropriate approach to put my goals ahead of what I thought was important. Getting into college required excelling in my classes rather than just procrastinating around with my fellow classmates. During these years of my life I forced myself to spend countless hours on afterschool studies and experiments. I prepared myself in class by asking questions about topics that I found difficult and taking effective notes. At times when I couldn’t understand I stayed after to comprehend more about the subject. There was also times when I felt I needed to ask for extra credit if offered. It was vital to maintain my grades, and try my best on every assignment I was given. Colleges pick students who are most competitive in academics. In order to be considered for acceptance at a four year college it required taking the SAT. This test was an exam that didn’t require all subjects that we learned in school. This was a test specifically designed for math, reading, and writing. This exam is designed to see which individual can score the highest. The SAT is a huge indicator on the scale of getting accepted into college. The problems that are asked are meant to be easy, because you...
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