Journey to Richland Community College

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Henry Hoang
Mr. DuBose
English 097
11 February 2013
Journey to Richland Community College
I ended up going to Richland Community College due to my lack of education and the consequences of slacking during high school. I’ve never been the brightest child nor did I take education really seriously while I was in high school. Playing video games on constant basis did not help with my GPA at all. From the video games to the testing anxiety, it made me just want to skip through high school and go to college. But neglecting school work has finally come to a toll as I took the ACT and the SAT with terrible scores due to my testing anxiety. I’ve come to Richland Community College for assistance and for a better start on my education. Hopefully I can move past my gaming addiction and focus on schoolwork.

I believe the gaming addiction started around the 4th or 5th grade while I was attending Johns Hill Magnet School. I was introduced to a PC video game called Warcrarft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Back then, almost my entire grade was playing that game, and I believe I bought it so I could fit in with most of the guys playing it. I played that game almost every night, and the amount of hours consumed of my life playing it is probably over 1000 hours to this date. I was still keeping up with decent grades averaging a B or a C; I thought that at this rate I would just pass and not have to worry about having to stop playing my games. Soon it changed to Halo PC as I hit middle school years.

During middle school years, and after the whole phase of the “Warcraft III” game, I was introduced into a new game called Halo: Combat Evolved for the PC. It cost 10 dollars at Walmart, and I begged my parents to purchase this game for me, just because I liked the cover box and the photos on the back of the box. This basically convinces most people at that age like myself to just purchase games freely. Middle school was such a new direction for me as...
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