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Expanding My Education

  • Date Submitted: 09/26/2010 12:17 PM
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Expanding My Education

The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.   Does this sound familiar? According to Webster’s Dictionary this is the definition of education. I agree with this definition and I feel that education should be improved and updated to fit the needs to our society. Many things like your surroundings can be a factor in receiving or improving a good education. Sadly your surroundings can also be a negative factor in the advancement of your education. Luckily for me, I feel I had all the surroundings to receive a good education. My peers, my school, and mother all helped shape my experience in getting a good education.
In high school I tried to always surround myself with peers looking to better themselves. In a way its like mutual benefits. We always helped and pushed each other to do better in everything we did. Whether it was figuring out the quadratic formula or teaching someone how to hit a high note on the saxophone, I would learn and grow with each experience.   I also always had a competitive spirit and would use someone’s success as motivation to drive myself to the next level. So after teaching that high note I would go home and practice to hit an even higher one.
Similar to the peers, my high school played a major role in my education growth as well. Filled with an all-star line up of teachers and administrators I could say that I would not be the same person without them. They taught me life lessons in and out of the classroom. Their goal was to make us more educated with books as well as educated in being a good person. I feel my high school was like no other. Not many students can say they go out to breakfast with their principal or teach your basketball coach saxophone lessons. This wasn’t just school it was an extended family and a family is what prepares you to be educated for life....

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