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Multicultural Literature Narrative Essay

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  • on January 29, 2014
  • Category: English
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Multicultural Literature Narrative Essay
ENG 157
Professor Linda Lawliss

Multicultural Literature Narrative Essay
      Long time ago, there was this lady who happened to dream high in life. No one could ever stop her. So, in order for her to achieve and become successful she decided to go back to school in Sauk Valley Community College, in Dixon, Illinois.   In the beginning, she seemed naïve and simple, yet she had the courage and determination to work on her way up. Originally, this girl came from the “Pearl of the Orient Seas”—Philippines. She was born of a mother tongue “Bisaya” and a Filipino language, that is to say the “Tagalog”. Apart from this, the country that she comes from uses English as medium in instruction. Thus, making English as her second language.
      The following essay will share to you her experience as a freshmen student in the United States. This paper entails culture differences she had manage to overcome and other inevitable situations. The person I am talking about is me.
      Personal Experiences
      When I went to school at Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC), I was hesitant at first to pursue my dreams because I had so many weaknesses that dragged and stopped me in dreaming high. Despite from those weaknesses, I still continued to enroll in the class, finished all my pre-requisites and fortunately after two years of waiting in the program I got accepted.
      Getting in the Radiologic Science program wasn’t easy for me because I felt so different from others considering that I was the only Asian (Filipino) in my class. I was struggling to make friends; I had a hard time communicating with my professors, classmates, clinical instructors, and patients. I guess at that time, my verbal and non-verbal expressions probably did not match up; often times it may be difficult for them to understand me because different cultures have different expectations from eye contact, body gestures, physical...

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