Glass Castle The Glass Castle was written by the author, Jeanette Walls and she is also the protagonist of the book. The book tells the story of Jeanette Walls and her family life. It shows how they basically struggled day in and out like being short on food and money, they always moved around the country just to find a place to settle in. Jeanette Walls and her family mostly lived in various mining towns on the west coast of America. As Jeannette grew up in the desert, she enchanted by the limitless bounds of nature and the fantasies her father dreams up for her and her siblings. When Jeanette lived in the desert with her brother (Brian), she usually stacked up a rock collection and explored the natural and man-made features of the environment. Due to Rex Alcoholism, life in the desert ended because the family ran out of funds. So from the desert, they decided to relocate to Welch where Rex grew up. One thing I mostly knew about the Walls family was that their parents were both addicted to substances that could kill, their father was addicted to alcohol while their mum was so addicted to sugar and it lead to them not paying attention to their children. On my academic research, the article I researched was on alcoholism and it basically said alcohol consumption, particularly heavier drinking is an important risk factor many health problems and, thus, is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. When it comes to Rex, the head of the Walls family, he tends to focus more drinking than his family which led to him being terribly poor. However, life in Welch, West Virginia is completely different than the life the Walls led in the desert on the West coast. Most notably, Welch has a winter season which brings new challenges to the Walls family. From their arrival, the Wells children are itching to leave Welch and return to the desert. But eventually circumstances become so bad that they realize they must move away from their
My First College Class Experience
The transition from high school to college in itself is a frightening experience in some way for everyone whether it be moving away from home or the vastness of a college campus others learn from these new experiences. Many very important lessons are learned outside the classroom in college but there is also so much to be learned about who you are in the classroom as well. When someone first sees Composition I on their schedule the first day of college they….
My First Experience Riding a Pedicab Alone
I think we all have that kind of experience where we used to ride a vehicle with friends or family but because of dire emergencies, we are forced to go by ourselves. My experience with this kind of event was a bit nerve-wrecking yet I also had the feeling of great success. This happened on my early freshmen year in High School. I did not really prefer riding “pedicabs” alone especially at night yet I was forced to. However, this experience taught me that….
September 9, 2010
My College Experience
The transition from one environment to another can be a bit overwhelming. Well, the transition from being at home to college was very overwhelming for me. Everything was new to me and very different. From having trouble meeting new people to using a community bathroom with about 20 other girls on my floor… it was all new to me and took A LOT of getting used to. Eventually, I knew that everything was going to come together….
five children. Just like me my older siblings have gone to college it was expected of me to go. The night before I left I felt over whelmed I was going to a state I had never been to before. I had no idea how the people where or if I was even going to like it. I had just seen the school through a computer screen. Luckily I had another friend with me, if it wasn’t for Michele I don’t know how I would do it all alone. In this semester I have came to the conclusion that college does not determine your….
When I first arrived at ODU I was excited; excited to start someplace new. I can’t really say I was nervous because I wasn’t. College is just more schooling, just like high school. Compared to my first few weeks my stress level is the same. I don’t tend to get too flustered about anything. Also, my class load is pretty light so there isn’t really anything to get stressed about. It’s a good and a bad thing I guess.
I am not too sure about my midterm grades. I think they….
My First Day in College
Some say that first day in college was a beautiful experience but for me it was like a complete life in itself. My first day in college was an experience worth remembering because of three reasons: I met new friends, saw a new environment and knew new teachers.
On my first day in college, I met new friends and I find them worth having. At the start, all the new faces around me made me feel like they were looking at me as if I was an interesting creature that they have….
the college experience has made me a changed person. College changed me into a better person on many occasions. I have learned to be more responsible, when it comes down to getting work done. In college you must be responsible. I have also changed my attitude. Moving from high school to college is a big step; if you don't change your ways for the better then you might not be successful in college. When you reach college then is the time that you become an adult.
First off, the college life….
College life is a life of freedom. I remember my first day at college. I had looked forward to this day from my school days. Life at college meant for me a new life. I was no more a young boy but a young man.When I entered my college for the first day, I looked around with a mixed feeling of confusion and joy. The stately building with massive pillars made a deep impression on my mind. I was puzzled as I was not used to the ‘college-ways’ of things. The students in batches were moving up and down….
My First Semester in College
High school students just like me preparing for their visit to the campus of their choice anticipating on their transition from a high school education to a college education: leading them to the next phase of their life for success. Like me, probably was one of the most exciting moments of their life. Getting accepted and attending one of the greatest universities in the world. However, my greatest challenge was leaving my family and friends behind as I would have….
College life is a life of freedom. I remember my first day at college. I had looked forward to this day from my school days. Life at college meant for me a new life.
I was no more a young child but a teenager.The rain was pounding against my window as I awoke at the 'ungodly' hour of seven thirty. It was bad enough that I had to be there for 9 AM.
I felt so secure and warm wrapped up in my winter duvet. It was the best feeling in the world. As I finally dragged my self out of the