How to be your own teacher in your life.

Essay by kouya December 2003

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"Sometimes the best teacher is yourself." I have always

felt this way in my life. Of all the secrets for

survival in school, the one that speaks most directly to

me are being Positive and open." How you carry yourself

in being confident in the work that we can do and can

accomplish. I have learned being in my first year of

college that my homework could be a little difficult at

times, and I started out pretty tough. Working and

trying to take care of a family, on top of that, going

to school part time. Believe me, doing all this was very

hard at first. My struggle was trying to cope with a new

schedule. Of course a new sleep pattern. I've learned to

keep my head up high and strong and keep on moving.

Realizing that this is only the beginning and that I can

do this with the help by my encouraging teachers and my

wonderful husband.

If you view things in positive way

then everything you do will pay off in a long run.

My goal of only being at a community college for two

years seems like forever. In my case, starting college

at the age of twenty-six is a battle. I'm a newly wed,

two kids of my own and a stepson. To top it off, I work

full time. My first two years I will be taking my basic

classes and then this will set the flow of everything

for my future. I would like to express some thoughts to

others that are just finishing up high school, and that

is to not have fear when going straight to college. For

that way you don't have to retake your basic classes

again, depending on your high school scores. Second,

students should...