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After arriving to this country, it was hard for me to start a conversation or go out to public places. After doing research, I found out that I suffer from a disorder called social anxiety. I decided to take a public speaking class to help me cure it. In a speech, I gave my views on the elections and the military. "Both candidates love Israel, drones, NDAA, imperialism, torture, patriot act, and the TSA" I also like how the media "forgets" to mention that there are other candidates running for the presidency that are not allowed in the debates. I thought this was the "land of the free" where everyone's voice is heard. I also mentioned the troops following any order they are given without questions. They do not see the results of their actions. When they are about to rob someone's life away, they never think "maybe this guy has a family" or "maybe he has two little kids that will hate growing up without daddy." ... heroes? How are they any different from the "terrorist" that attacked us? We need to stand up for others even if it does not affect us. Some students were angry because I gave a different opinion from their own and others loved it. I respect everyone's opinion. I learned having different views is what makes us so special and we need to respect our right to be different from others. I wish I would have taken this class earlier because social anxiety did not help my academic performance. It was hard for me to participate in class but I still did it. There is no doubt that attendance played a huge role in my performance. I would leave at 6 am and come home at around 10 pm. I received unofficial withdraws for being late to some classes. I took six courses in the summer because I wanted to undo the damage I did during my first semester by going over a 3.0 GPA. After the first three classes I raised my GPA to 2.8. After the last three classes I lowered it to 2.4. I was so frustrated with myself but I am proud I never gave up when my body and mind were telling me to stop and it shows what I would do to reach my goal. I made a gigantic mistake by overloading myself and I take full responsibility for this. Traveling to school for more than two hours and then going to work did not help. I got a job after my dad's death to help my mother pay bills. I work for the department of education as a home tutor. I love working with children more than adults. I volunteered for a few months in an organization which had me taking care of children and elders. In high school, I volunteered to help my science and math teachers with their paperwork. I am gaining experience for my future career. I want to be an English teacher. I cannot remember when I started to like reading and writing because I loved it all my life. Writing is an easier way for me to express myself. My performance on my major related courses shows my interest for English. I am also interested in cooking. I learned from an uncle who was a chef. I bet I can make any dish you want. My grandmother says, "hombres no cocinan." This past few months, I learned to do what I love and not to look for people's approval. I want to transfer to BSC because my current school does not offer the degree I want to pursue and I fell in love with it after doing research. I do not see myself going anywhere else. I will join sports or clubs like "BSC Freethinkers" to meet new people and cure my disorder. Apart from grades, I will bring diversity of mind because of my unique views on many topics. BSC is a brand new start. There is no way I can be late to any class living on campus. I am done withdrawing from classes and taking 93 courses per semester. I will focus on just 4 or 5 classes. I want to be on the top 5 EOP graduate list. I will not disappoint my family, my school and myself!