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My first assignment in world history was finishing a worksheet. Mr. Mathew, history teacher, described it would take fifteen minute to be done. In order to do the homework, I had to look up a textbook. I still remember when I first opened the book; it contained a thousand words that I did not recognize with hard grammar. With these confusions, I was heading to My first assignment took me more than four hours and still I could not turn in my assignment on time. I was getting bad grades C, D even F on tests, quizzes, and assignments during first semester. I was scared to fail, and disappointed with me I could not even sleep because I was doing my homework and study for the history class. However how much I tried for that class, the grade I was getting was C. I did not know what to do. It was the moment that I realized I need to get help, but I did nothing much about it. I knew that I had to talk with my parents who were in Korea, but I could not. I did not talk to my parents, I was embarrassed and scared if they would disappoint at me. Finally when I reached the meeting with Mr. Mathew about my behavior of absents, I told him what kind of struggles I had. Mr. Mathew gave me mercy, gave me one more chance to raise my grade up, and when I begged for one more chance, it was the day right after I had spoken to mother about what was going on with me. She called me with all excitements and worries about me. I did not know what to say to her, but she forced me to say, so I did. She did not get angry, but she was sad. Mother told me sorry how she could not be with me and regret that how we did not move to America earlier so I could adapt to English easier. I was so embarrassed and I realized how much my parents sacrificed to support me, so I can have better life. I had to change. I always knew how many hours my parents work a day and how much they are happy for me. They did not give me a pressure to be a doctor or lawyer. However they always told me that...
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