Transitioning to a higher level of education is never an easy thing. Throughout my years of school, the hardest transition for me was going from middle school to high school. I slacked of basically all throughout my four years and me never really got used to the swing of high school. I want to be able to do better in college than I did in high school so that I can get more financial opportunities. I can achieve my goal by taking a few extra steps and putting in a little bit more effort.

Throughout high school, I wasn’t all that serious about classes because of the way shows and movies would showcase high school on television. I felt that if I were a slacker, I would be cool and fit in with the popular crowd. For the most part, I did enough work to get a passing grade in my classes. Some classes were easy A’s but others I tended to struggle in so I just did what I had to do. I thought I was doing fine until close to the ending of senior when my English teacher told me that I would need to get an 80 or above on the final to be able to pass the class for the year. That is when it all hit me that whatever I was doing for the past three years wasn’t going to help me in this case. From that day, I vowed to myself that I was going start putting in work and when I get to college that I was going to change my ways.

All throughout high school, my mother told me to stay after school and ask my teachers for help or go to the library to study but I never bothered to do either, and that didn’t turn out well for me. This time, I plan on using all the available resources that there is offered here. Resources like the tutoring center and the professors’ office hours are the two that I’ve started to use. I find them very useful so I know that giving up some of my free time to go to these things will help me in the long run. Studying is something that I didn’t do so often because I was just being lazy to put in that extra time and effort. N…

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