EN110 Achieving Academic Excellence
Writing Assessment 5_06
December 5, 2014
Why College Education Is Important To Me
Growing up I did not see a college education in my future due to its price tag. As my parents brought home just enough money every week to get by, I decided during the 11th grade in high school that I would rather work and make money than stay in school. I left school, received my G.E.D. a year later, all while working a full time job at the neighborhood pizzeria. A few years had passed, I landed a better job in an office setting as a typist. After working there for a little over 5 years, I realized this is not what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Being a typist was something I was good at; however, I yearned for something bigger and better. I tried several times to find another job, but there seemed to be one obstacle in my way, these better jobs required more than a G.E.D. or High School Diploma, they required a college degree. After several turn downs, careful thought, and consideration, I decided it was time for me to give this whole college thing a try. By this time I am now 26 years old with a 2 year old son, how am I possibly going to go to school and have time to study while being a stay-at-home mother? That’s when I started researching what opportunities were out there for me besides the standard college education. This is where I discovered “Distance Learning” with Ashworth
Here I am a little over a decade later going for my college education. During the last 11 years, I have learned that a college education is the golden key to success and is needed in my
book to make something of myself. A college education opens many doors to great opportunities.
“When students experience a post-secondary education, they have the opportunity to read books and listen to the lectures of the top experts in their fields. This stimulation encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which
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