I was asked to write why I wanted to write my GED…
(My former school doesn’t have my grades due to a fire. NS law won’t allow me to take an ALP program based on my needs because I already graduated) So GED is all I have.
The question asked I think in all honesty is pretty stupid. All that’s required is help. Frivolous questions like this are redundant… people don’t do it for shits and giggles.
They want to prove themselves. Is that TOO much to ask for?
Here’s MY answer…
GED: Comprehension Question – Why do you want to write the GED?
I want to write the GED so I have marks. So I can get a job that conforms to what society wants me to be; so I can beat the stigma that’s pegged on single moms who don’t have the support of the dead beat father; who are suppose to be helping raise their children to. I want to prove that I AM better than he is… YES I know this is childish… I don’t care.. I’m doing ALL the work. What’s a little more education on top of everything else I do every day? I’ve already done a ton of upgrading and Office management courses. Proof I have a
grade level of a high school student should be a breeze since my CAAT testing in Ontario
states I have higher than a college knowledge! – My math is my weak point.
I want to prove to my kids I will do what it takes to provide for them. I want to be proud of what I accomplished for their sakes.
I want to go to college and take computer IT/Web development and graphic design. I want to obtain the certificate that says “Hey she can do this, hire her!” EVEN though I already have 10 years of self training, because nothing in this world today says you’re worth something more than a piece of paper that states you paid an arm and a leg for an education you can get for free on line if you only apply yourself. LIKE I DID!
I want off a system that discriminates and oppresses single mothers because the system doesn’t help us in any way to obtain the funding from our ex’s so we don’t need to rely on the system that discriminates and oppresses us… see the vicious cycle?
I want it because I need it… to prove I’m “Worthy” … is that too much to ask for?
I wonder if I will be rejected for stating the obvious?