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How I will balance the rigors of graduate school with work and my home life?


mammasam 2 / 2 1  
Apr 23, 2015   #1
Prompt: I am supposed to write about how I will balance the rigors of graduate school with work and home life.There is no specific directions, just use 300-500 words.

Essay:
Going back to school when you work full time, have young children, and a husband is no easy task. I have been through it before. In 2012, I began working on my baccalaureate degree online. My children were eight, six, and two. Fortunately, I have a supportive husband who has never stopped encouraging me to achieve my goals, no matter what they might be. I found that by going to school in an online program, I was able to balance my personal, work, and school life fairly well.

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EF_Jasmine - / 68 39  
Apr 23, 2015   #2
Going back to school when you work full time, have young children, and a husband is no easy task. I have been through it before . In 2012, I began working on my baccalaureate degree online. My children were eight, six, and two. Fortunately, I have a supportive husband who has never stopped encouraging me to achieve my goals, no matter what they( my goals) might be. I found that by going to school in an online program, I was (also) able to balance my personal, work, and school life fairly well. There were many evenings where( when) I typed away with my youngest on my lap and my oldest at my side doing his own homework. I would work on projects and study while my kids were at school, and I would find ways to incorporate a project from work into my (to)projects for school.

As I move forward with graduate school, I plan on integrating (my) previous study experiences as well as staying adaptable to meet the requirements expected of me( while staying adapted). Last December, I changed employers in order to have a more flexible work schedule. This move has also given me the opportunity to work in an arena where ( environment where) I am working closely with a nurse practitioner and learning the role of a primary care provider. My current leadership team is comprised of nurse practitioners who are supportive and understanding to the rigors of graduate school. because they have been through it before. Our company is one that has a (of) culture of life-long learning and encouraging career growth.

I am no stranger to balancing family and working full time while pursuing higher education< I do not think you need this first sentence, it is repetitive from your first paragraph).

When I entered nursing school to be a licensed practical nurse, I was already a mother of one child. When I went back for my associate's degree, my second child was one year old, and by the time I set forth for my baccalaureate, my family had expanded further with a third. Each time, I had to become more adaptable ( more adapted) to the responsibilities of school. (This was not limited to) participating in projects at work, as well as being an active parental presence in the parent teacher organization at my children's school, my children's Taekwondo lessons, and many soccer games.

For me Tenacity and flexibility are key characteristics that keep me motivated and allow me to balance the demands of life, work, and school. I have no misgivings that this program will be challenging, but I know I will be able to rise to the occasion. ( <Add more details here)

Hi! I have given you suggestions above to help your essay. Wow! You are a great mom! What I noticed about your writing is that you write as if you are speaking in a conversation, although this is good at times, its not advised for a essay writing for a graduate application. Be as formal as possible! Other than that, I wish you luck on your next edits!


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