Road to Perseverance

Caroline Vosmik

How could a genius and a military prodigy be related? (Compare/Contrast)

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Will Stephen ever succeed well he is facing dyslexia? (Cause/Effect)

From a young age Stephen was told that he wouldn't amount to much in life. His teacher's flunked him in first grade and fourth grade and was asked to leave the school so he transferred to a new school. He then flunked tenth grade and once again was asked to leave so you would also think that this kid wouldn't amount to much in life.


Stephen finally found out at the age of thirty-five that his ADVERSITY was caused from dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability that three other dyslexic kids faced too. Their names were Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Hans Christian Andersen. You would think that Stephen would have some pretty low self-esteem from being flunked so many times but he PERSISTED through his dyslexia because he had lots of things going for him. He had athletic success in football and track; a supportive father, that also had academic struggles when he was young and when he was older found out that he had dyslexia too; and Stephen had a wild imagination. As a result of his persistence and his many things going for him, Stephen ended up being a professional writer, a independent producer of many prime-time shows, received many Emmy Awards, passed the $1 billion production mark for his own studio, and is now one of the most successful figures in the television industry.

Fost and Found (Problem/Solution)

From a young age Stephen was told that he wouldn't amount to much in life. His teacher's flunked him in first grade and fourth grade and was asked to leave the school so he transferred to a new school. He then flunked tenth grade and once again was asked to leave so you would also think that this kid wouldn't amount to much in life.


Stephen finally found out at the age of thirty-five that his ADVERSITY was caused from dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability that three other dyslexic kids faced too. Their names were Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Hans Christian Andersen. You would think that Stephen would have some pretty low self-esteem from being flunked so many times but he PERSISTED through his dyslexia because he had lots of things going for him. He had athletic success in football and track; a supportive father, that also had academic struggles when he was young and when he was older found out that he had dyslexia too; and Stephen had a wild imagination. As a result of his persistence and his many things going for him, Stephen ended up being a professional writer, a independent producer of many prime-time shows, received many Emmy Awards, passed the $1 billion production mark for his own studio, and is now one of the most successful figures in the television industry.

How did J.K Rowling write a best selling series and go through depression, a divorce, and having no money?

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Will a burned down apartment and a 7 month break prepare Naja for a violin competition?

Nadja is an amazing violinist and today is one of the best violinists in the world. Nadja wasn't always as dedicated and successful as she is today though.


Nadja started out pretty good on the violin and got accepted into a prestigious music academy. Nadja eventually became very depressed though and her self-confidence plummeted drastically which caused her to stop playing violin for 7 months. Eventually after lots of talking to her violin teacher and regaining her self-confidence Nadja signed up for a violin competition. Nadja became a little more self-conscious again and became a bit scared of people so she kind of hid in her apartment up until the competition. She also began to eat poorly which led to her apartment burning down from unattended frying sausages. Another example is when Nadja PERSEVERED through and still went to the competition and it was a good thing that she did because she made the top 13 out of 50 violinists which means she was going to the semifinals. All of Nadja's problems RESOLVED though when she went to the finals and eventually won the competition and realized that playing the violin was her calling.

Work Cited

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"The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It." Wanderlust Worker. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2016.


Salerno-Sonnenberg, Nadja. Nadja, on My Way. New York: Crown, 1989. Print.