Monthly Archives: October 2010
During multiple occasions, I have found out that “what you work for is what you get back”. There are many times in school that I slack off a bit and end up getting a lot lower than I’ve expected. However, on the other hand, I can work on something for a very long period of time feeling that I’m not doing enough and get a score higher than I’ve expected. Not only does academic works changed my view on this quote, there are many things that I’m very persistence about and I can spend a lot time doing something and eventually achieving what I thought was nearly impossible. I remember the first semester of my 10th grade math class. I worked quite hard compared to the previous year. When my report card came out, it was a 98 next to my math class and that became my motivation to continue my math performance throughout high school. I never thought that working that hard in math would get me a 98. In fact, I’m just working a bit more than I was in the previous year. Through my own experience, every bit of effort would get you every bit of reward you deserve.
Similarly, this is what I expect of myself in college. If I really want to get those grades, I would need to work as hard as I can. And these are my hopes and concerns for this semester. I’m traumatized by the amount of work given to me and a lot of tests that comes together in the same week. Nevertheless, hard work will prevail and that’s what I’m picturing my first semester to be.