AOS Essay

Topics: University of Cambridge, Academic term, High school Pages: 2 (767 words) Published: April 8, 2015
What do you think was the reason that you had a successful semester? Started the school year fall of 2013-14 at Westchester Community College ready and full of excitement. I’m an aspiring nursing student so getting all A’s and B’s were at the top of my game plan as far as my grades were concerned. So I met with an advisor to help me decide what classes to take and what classes are best to take together. I had taken many of my prerequisite already so my advisor, whom I put my faith in to have my best interest at heart put these classes together for me- chemistry 113 with a lab, nutrition 109, anatomy and physiology I with a lab, and a cpr class. Now I don’t believe that my advisor was intentionally trying to sabotage me. I just think maybe they didn’t understand the scope of work involved. So the semester begins and here’s where it gets interesting. This was my first time taking a class with a lab. I had no idea that it was like taking another class. It was like I had taken six classes instead of four classes. Along with that-let me just say that I’m a wife, I have five children all ranging from 3-11, 2 dogs and a rabbit  nothing that I’m writing are to used as an excuse. Just want you to know my situation to better understand my story, because me knowing my life- I would have not put those classes together if I knew better. So, here’s where my role comes into play. After a couple weeks, the cards are already deal so I set out to play my cards right and work with the hand I was given. Half way through the semester as I met my peers they would say to me “never take two lab classes together”. Well, at this point it was too late. Now, don’t get me wrong. These classes are definitely possible to pass together even with having kids. I put my best foot forward to achieve good grades but I think for me it was just too much. This was my first semester I did poorly at and I plan on it being my last. I was overwhelmed and struggling to pass my class...
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