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What Makes a Math Teacher Great - Thinking back to my past math teachers, I believe that it depended on the teacher whether or not I liked math that year. There are many things that make a math teacher a good one, and I have been lucky to get great teachers the past few years. A good teacher understands that even though the students should know how to do something, they might not. Teachers often assume that their students know how to solve a certain equation for instance, but not everyone learns at the same pace. It is also important that a math teacher has the ability to explain how to do a certain math problem in many different ways....   [tags: learners, ability, explain, comprehend] 602 words
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Changing the Drinking Age in America - ... They savor an alcoholic beverage instead of drinking to become drunk or to forget woes as many Americans do. The problem is that Americans do not teach their children to enjoy a drink responsibly in the home, so instead their children go out into the world of young adulthood not knowing much about alcohol other than to stay away from it. This problem leads to binge drinking and dangerous situations such as hospitalization for alcohol poisoning because it is easy to go overboard when the young adults do not know their limits....   [tags: lowered, underage, intoxication, brain, culture]
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Sandyford Business District Association Article #361 - With the SBDA draft just a couple days away, we are going to take a look at one of the most talked about prospects entering this SBDA draft. Jackson Curtis Miller, former standout power forward from Kent State University, has already impressed SBDA general managers everywhere with his tremendous work ethic and hard nosed attitude. As we looked into the life of the potential superstar, we came across three adjectives that folks familiar with Jackson Miller, said about him. Here is that list: 1....   [tags: general management, leadership] 710 words
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Cosmic Justice - Cosmic Justice The particular Evil which the space turtle sensed came from one Dr. Quincey P. Mandra, who after a long life of being victimized (at least as he saw it) through one means or another, decided that the time had arrived for him to become a Mad Scientist and wreak his revenge on humanity and creation in general by taking over the world and making it his plaything. (As can be seen, Dr. Mandra was rather narrow of vision, as any self-respecting Mad Scientist these days would have planned to take over the universe, or at least our particular galaxy....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Stories] 4180 words
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How I Exhibit the Four Pillars of the National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is based off of four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. School is an extremely important part of anyone’s life, and I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to attend Lutheran schools from Kindergarten until the present. Our Shepherd Lutheran and Lutheran High Northwest have helped me to grow in my faith and to continue to grow academically as well. Attending these schools has also allowed me to participate in many different extra-curricular activities such as Varsity Soccer in my freshman year, Varsity Track my sophomore year, Pit Band for school musicals, Jazz band, and Pep band....   [tags: Leadership, Scholarship, Service] 432 words
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My Desire To Become a Doctor - Over my high school career, I put a lot of thought into my future. Finding out my passion in life outside of the realm of running and hobbies never really came to me until the beginning of my junior year. My freshman and sophomore schedules were filled with electives chosen in order to determine my interests. European history, music history, and business principles, though three very interesting classes, successfully ruled out the arts, classics, and business school. I thoroughly enjoyed the sciences of biology and chemistry, but it never occurred to me that I would be able to build a successful future off of science alone....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 402 words
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The True Meaning of Life - There are thousands of enlightening pieces of literature to choose from, selecting one is a challenge. Many of these works are very important, but the novel Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom is one work that everyone should study. However many students might miss out on the opportunity to read this book because of their school’s limited curriculum. This work is just as important to read as any Shakespearean piece. Even though this book is not yet considered a classic novel, it is still significant because it teaches readers about valuable lessons of friendship, demonstrates how to deal with difficult situations and understand the true meaning of life....   [tags: Literature Review] 708 words
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The Pressures of Teenage Life - Teenagers constantly worry about their body image. Magazines, newspapers, and television don’t exactly help to boost their confidence. The portrayal of stick thin woman and body building men forces teens to believe they need to achieve that “perfect” body and look. The biggest issue of these images being broadcasted to teens is the effects that the images have on them. Teenagers who obsess over their body image can experience stress due to trying to impress others, develop an eating disorder, and neglect, and even jeopardize, important aspects of their lives when they focus too much on their body image....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Pressure to Be Thin - Teenagers constantly worry about their body image, and magazines, newspapers, and television don’t exactly help to boost their confidence. Awkward – sounds at first like they worry about body image and magazines – a very small bump, but avoidable. The portrayal of stick thin woman and body building men forces teens to believe they need to achieve that “perfect” body and look. The biggest issue of these images being broadcasted to teens is the effects that they reference – teens. Another small bump, but recast....   [tags: Psychology]
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Increasing Rates of Teenage Pregnancy - The problem to be addressed by this proposal is the issue of teenagers pregnancy rates are increasing. Since 2007 we have steadily be rising by 1% every year (Center for Disease Control). In addition we are ranked as the number one nation in the world for having the most teenagers becoming parents. Are teenagers being prepared and educated adequately in the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and the risks of pregnancies. In my experience no, just last year I had a freshman student who gave birth in October....   [tags: Sex Education] 967 words
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Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady - “Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the preeminent QBs of their generation (Battista and Breer).” Two quarterbacks, from two completely different backgrounds, are fighting for supremacy among all the men to quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). Football in the day and age today is a landscape unlike a few centuries ago. On paper just about any coach in the NFL would start Peyton Manning, former first pick in the 1998 draft, over Tom Brady, former one hundred and ninety ninth pick in the 2000 draft, just based on where each player was selected....   [tags: quaterback, NFL, football, athlete, draft]
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Community College: A Wiser Decision - Nowadays, many people seek higher education for a better advantage in finding a job and getting a better life. Even though many people think going to a four year university directly from high school is a good idea; they are wrong. Starting out at a two year college is more affordable. Also, it helps people explore careers and prepare people to do better in four years universities later down the road. Going to four a year college directly after high school would cost a fortune amount of money. Before high school’s graduation even comes close, parents and students already find themselves in a marketing environment to look for higher education....   [tags: education, university, tuition, undergraduate]
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The Life of David Brainerd - David Brainerd was born in on April 20, 1718 to Hezekiah Brainerd, Esq, and Dorothy Hobart. He had four brothers and four sisters. Most of his brothers ended up in the ministry, although those that did not were respectable upright people. David's father died when he was nine and his mother died five years later when David was fourteen, so at a very young David was fatherless and motherless.1 David was always a type of person inclined to be melancholy. He was always a religious person. He made sure that he did everything right, because he was afraid of death....   [tags: Biography, Missionary, Indians]
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Intimacy Link in Computer-Mediated Communication - The article that I am doing my research analysis on is titled The Disclosure– Intimacy Link in Computer-Mediated Communication: An Attributional Extension of the Hyperpersonal Model. It focuses on the differences that attributions of self-disclosure on computer mediated communication (CMC) and face to face (FtF) interaction. In regards to communication, the article utilizes the social penetration theory, a theory which states that intimacy and self-disclosure are the main factors in developing interpersonal relationships(Altman & Taylor, 1973)....   [tags: hyperpersonal model,interpersonal relationship]
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The Future Farmers of America - As you walk to the other end of the stage and look out into the sea of blue and gold corduroy, you realize this it. This is the moment you’ve worked toward for the last four years. You’ve stayed long hours after school working on you record book, spent grueling hours memorizing speeches, experienced the joy of winning first place at a state CDE contest, and best of all you met so many amazing people and doors were opened to opportunities you never imagined. Finally, after all of your hard work, you’re receiving your State FFA Degree....   [tags: FFA, organization, education, degrees]
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Epilepsy Organization, Problem, and Solutions - Epilepsy Topic: Epilepsy Organization: Problem/Solution Specific Purpose: I want my audience to realize that epilepsy is a serious disease that needs to be noticed and cured. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Did you know that around 10% of US Citizens will have a seizure at least once in their lifetime. B. Relevance: This is relevant to you because you could have a seizure at one point in your life and it could lead to epilepsy. C. Credibility: I am credible to talk about this because I have had epilepsy since my freshman year of high school....   [tags: ]
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The Promotion of Student Culture - The Promotion of Student Culture Student cultures in universities are becoming extremely diverse. Students are discovering what they like and dislike in college, so they tend to explore and learn about different cultures when making friends. New friends bring a whole new world to the feet of first time freshman, as well as upper class men. When Nathan interviewed several international students, they said the way we talk to people is extremely different from their country. “For the international students I interviewed, American college culture is a world of engagement, choice, individualism, and independence, but it is also one of cross-cultural ignorance and self-delusion that cries out for...   [tags: Diversity, College, Education, Schooling]
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The Problems With College-Entrance Testing - One of the most stressful experiences for a high school senior is the search for the college. So once these senior students finally develop a plan, why is it that they may not be able to achieve what they desire. Colleges and universities today are becoming more and more competitive, sometimes to the point of exclusive. With that it is fair to say that entrance to certain schools may be more difficult and extensive than the others based on popularity and demand. When this happens, colleges are looking for the best of the best in academics, the student who will represent and be the best for their institution....   [tags: Standardized Tests in College Admissions]
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Colleges Should Educate Student Athletes - All college students sitting in classrooms today face challenges that can impede their success. A challenging course schedule, competing demand for the student’s time, and college readiness are all factors that can hinder a student’s performance in the classroom. Moreover, these challenges also have the ability to impact the student’s overall student development. While most students share a common set of stressors, there are certain groups on campus that face pressures and challenges that are not shared by the majority of their peers....   [tags: Educating College Athletes]
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The Road to My Dreams - ... Junior year was an unforgettable year. I became more excited about my future, and I realized that I had a passion for education. I got accepted to the teaching internship program, and I really tried to fulfill my potential. I became more aware of my emotions, and I knew what was right and wrong. I studied a lot more which eliminated my stress later on, and I realized that if I truly motivate myself and work hard anything is possible. Senior year has been a great experience as well. I studied a lot this semester, and I met amazing teachers who continue to inspire me to become a teacher and share my love of learning with my future students....   [tags: High school is like climbing a mountain] 1309 words
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Army: Setting Goals for Myself - There are many roads in life that people travel down to get to where they are going, and it is impossible to know where you are headed until you find experiance in where you have been. I did not have the opportunity to grow up in a military family per se, but the discipline instilled in myself by both of my parents allowed me to strive for any goal I set out after. From a very young age, a higher education was something not only to be sought after, but an expectation. Every story is different and every person has different priorities to drive them to better themselves....   [tags: education, expectation, priority, decision] 549 words
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Homeschooling Prepares Students for College - Homeschooling Prepares Students for College What do you think when you hear about a homeschooled student going to college. Envision that student in your head. Who do you see. Do you see someone who is scared, lost, and maybe not on the same learning level as their peers. If so, then you have a similar vision as a majority of the population. So the real question at this point is; Are these thoughts of homeschooled students going to college correct or false. Contrary to popular belief, they are absolutely false....   [tags: socialization, education, grades] 841 words
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My Use of Anabolic Steroids -   Somebody would wonder, why people take steroids. Well, there is no easy answer to this question. I personally had experience with people that have took or are still taking steroids, and I was really close to start taking them myself. My whole life I was tall and skinny, and because of this nobody took me serious in any sport that I played. I was always told that I have to gain weight, but nobody would try to help me. During my freshman year in college, I knew that I need to gain weight at all cost so that I could continue to compete on the college level....   [tags: weight, athletics, side-effects] 950 words
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A Carrer in Music Education - My life goal is to earn a degree in Music Education with a Vocal and Chorus Concentration, become a church accompanist and own a music academy. This conclusion was not easy to obtain. For several years, I aimlessly strived for hopes and dreams of a blurry future. My high school years and now freshman year of college have served as a means to clarify my mission and goals in life. After completing my ninth year of music study, I longed for a change in my career. Sitting through an hour lesson as a twelve year old, brought little excitement to my week....   [tags: personal essay, occupational goal] 629 words
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A Carreer as a Nurse - A nurse is often defined as “a person who cares for the sick.” Though this is true, nurse’s qualifications surpass this simple definition. Nurses have the abilities to deal with all different kinds of people in all different kinds of states. They treat the elderly, the temporarily ill, newborns, adults, the blind, the permanently ill, and the psychotic. They give care to people through grieving, birth, dying, illness, crying, pain, and loss. I want to be a member of the nursing field so I can assist others during their time of need and make an impact in their lives....   [tags: care, healthcare field] 822 words
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Racial Diversity on College Campuses - Diversity is a common issue everywhere, people find it hard to accept others who are different than than them in any way, and racial diversity is an especially big issue. College campuses create opportunities for students to become more accepting about diversity. They are surrounded by students of many different cultures and races opening their minds to new ideas. Racial diversity is not always accepted and in some cases has resulted in violence. “The most highly publicized racial incidents, ranging from verbal harassment to beatings, occurred at some of the most elite institutions in the country.”(Hurtado, Sylvia) Violence toward racial diversity has made it hard to promote diversity but de...   [tags: civil rights, violence, racism]
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Attitude Towards Domestic Violence - The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes towards domestic violence. Attitudes toward domestic violence are measured by the positive or negative view of violence or aggression toward a spouse, offspring, or member of a household. My independent variables are sex which consists of male and female individuals, classification which consists of upperclassmen and freshmen students, and age. In order to test the relative impact of my independent variables my control variable is involvement....   [tags: negative view, aggression]
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Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form - Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form I'll just run off five quick paragraphs with a couple big words and a solid structure and I'll breeze through another paper. Let the nonsense begin. I never really liked my parents. I found out in high school that if you disagree with anyone, expect detention. Now I found myself in a new setting. I was surrounded by people yearning to write, straining to listen, dying to learn. I was in expository writing 220. I looked around and noticed that everyone seemed to be sitting in the proper first day arrangement, guys on one side, girls on the other....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays] 1369 words
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Standing Up for the Power of Learning, by Jay Mathews - The essay, “Standing Up for the Power of Learning,” by Jay Mathews explained how one of many students was accused of academic dishonesty. During the regular school session of the year 2001, three fourths of 187 students at Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) were found guilty of cheating. This was because they collaborated on an assignment in a computer science (CS) course with friends. By communicating with others about the project, the students violated the course honor code that prohibited the discussion among students for that particular class....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Determining Causes and Effects of Stress on College Students - My research on the major causes and effects of stress on college students is compiled at the request of The President of Strayer University. The purpose of presenting this research paper to senior administration is to help students have a more constructive college experience. Students starting their college careers consist of major adjustments to the daily routine; sleep patterns and eating habits, time-management skills, and stress levels are different in one way or another. The American Institute of Stress, compiled a 2008 mental health study by the Associated Press, stated that eight of ten college students stated that they have occasionally, or often experienced stress in their daily liv...   [tags: student loans,financial stress,college experience]
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Factors Affecting African American Persistence in the Sciences - Science encompasses fields that investigate the physical and natural world or the events dealing with matter, energy, and their interrelations with objectively measurable phenomena (Natural Science). Science often falls under the umbrella of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM). Historically, these fields have been void of diversity and largely dominated by White males, leaving minority’s underrepresented (Hines 3). Diversity in these fields is vital to preserving their integrity because it prevents bias and promotes the contributions different backgrounds bring to academia (Hines 4)....   [tags: minorities participating in scientific research]
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Fitzgerald at Princeton - Fitzgerald at Princeton While he was a student at the Newman School, called St. Regis in This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald became enamored with Princeton. He attended the first Harvard-Princeton game since 1896 on November 4, 1911 and Princeton won 8-6 on a blocked kick that was returned for a touchdown (Tate, 199). His aunt offered to pay for his education at Georgetown, but Fitzgerald wanted to go to Princeton. When his grandmother died in 1913, she left money that made Princeton available....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Second Chance at Life - For most teenagers, life is about having fun, being carefree, and not worrying about anything except what to wear, hanging out with peers, and getting good grades in school. This is not the case for the medium built, and long brown haired, 14 year old Kendra Taylor from Celina, Ohio. Born, January 13, 1995 to Ron and Brenda Taylor, Kendra was a healthy seven pound baby girl. She is currently a freshman at Celina High School but took a hard road to get there. From the start of her life, her parents took her to church faithfully, providing her with a strong Christian foundation....   [tags: Biography]
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The Cost of College - In the economically depressed world we live in today, the bottom line for students and parents when choosing a college is money. Although the thought of going off to college in the big city is both alluring and exciting, the price tag that goes along with it is not. Due to tighter wallets and budget cuts, students are beginning to re-consider their firm stance that they must go out of state for college. With all expenses considered, it is obvious that going to a local college is much cheaper than going to a university across the country....   [tags: Higher Education]
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Stress Among College Students - College is a time of extreme stress due to societal and parental pressures. College students have expectations they have to live up to in order to fulfill and satisfy the needs of both their parents and society. Stress is expressed through a variety of symptoms that can be hazardous to student’s physical and mental health. With such high expectations to do well during college, students may become sleep deprived, which impairs mental capacity, but sleep deprivation is only one of a vast array of symptoms....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Reading Outside of School - Generally, students don’t read outside of class. They are stressed because of homework and just go home to watch TV as a way to rid themselves of their worries. A reported fact from a survey of 136 freshman high school students is that, “41 percent of freshman students receive homework assignments every day of the week” (Wilson 3). A more conducive way to erase stress from the school day would be to sit down and read an enjoyable book. Most students of this modern age have no time to delve into a book and be lost in its pages for hours on end....   [tags: Education, Informative] 1136 words
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7 habits action plan - Different types of habits are one of the main components in sculpting and defining an individual’s character. Through one’s habits, others have the capability of grasping more of who the person really is and what he or she is really like. In our world today, many individuals strive to become highly successful and effective in their own societies. With that, they must work towards shaping themselves by acquiring certain qualities and characteristics. Proactivity is an essential component that greatly influences the decisions us as individuals make in life....   [tags: Success, Personal Development] 1232 words
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Student Culture in America - The university culture varies depending on the establishment. Though there are many similarities, each university is different in its own unique way, which is part of the pull factor. To begin, there are obvious differences between public and private institutions and the people who attend them. Although they accomplish the same goals, they have a different path of getting you there. Most wouldn’t argue that the cost to attend a private institution is substantially greater than that of one that is public (Private versus public 2014)....   [tags: Students, College, Education, Universities]
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Software Developers: Web Design - “Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn” (Jobs). Every day billions of people use technology in their lives. Whether it is a notebook, a tablet, or a smart phone these devices have helped our lives. The people responsible for these devices are known as software developers. Software developers (or software engineers) develop new forms of technology to enhance our everyday activities. Activities like communication, research, and entertainment are made convenient by developers....   [tags: html, operating systems, apps]
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Cultural Diversity in America - This assignment increased my understanding of diversity as I interviewed Amara Bello. Since America is known as a “melting pot of cultures,” this interview allowed me to get to know another person who attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but who is from a different country. Through this assignment, I was pushed out of my comfort zone to meet and converse with someone who is not like me in some ways, but with whom I also share some commonalities. As I culminated my interview with Amara, I walked away knowing that there are many advantages in being a part of a diverse culture....   [tags: interview assignment] 1006 words
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Michael Jordan: The Legend - The 1970s were the most enigmatic years in the NBA’s first half century, best noted for its parity. According to many sports fans and critics, Michael Jordan is one of the most notoriously talented athletes of the twentieth and twenty-first century. His success and accomplishments on the basketball court helped to turn the spotlight towards the NBA during the eighties and nineties. Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York (Michael Jordan). He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris Jordan....   [tags: basketball, player, court, sports]
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Water Polo Fictional Story - About : Winner plays for the varsity water polo team for the YG Institute of Music. When they play their rivals, EXO of SM Academy, Winner is confronted by players that not only rival them in skill but also in love. Prologue: Seungyoon threw his bag down on the pool deck, squinting from the glare of the sun off the water. Taehyun followed close behind, setting his bag down next to his hyung's, holding one hand to his forehead, shading his eyes. "SM Academy today?" he asked. Seungyoon nodded, casting a glare over to the other team....   [tags: Sports, Pool] 3119 words
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Kevin Durant: Basketball Player - I am doing my successful person report over Kevin Durant, because, he has played a dominant role in carrying the Thunder Basketball team and represents Oklahoma City in a great way. Kevin Durant has been a huge impact on the court and in the public as he soars for the dunk from the free-throw line to amaze the crowd, he also volunteers at various organizations and remains humble despite his numerous accolades such as, three time NBA scoring champion, rookie of the year, and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Olympics....   [tags: NBA, Oklahoma, Olympics]
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The Freedom Writers' Diary - Government within The Freedom Writers Diary “Invisible threads are the strongest ties” (Friedrich Nietzsche). This quote talks about the connections that cannot be seen or are not usually recognized and how those are the strongest ones. Connections can be made between almost anything. Sometimes a person has to dig a little deeper or put in a little extra thought to recognize or make a certain connection. The connection between the novel The Freedom Writers Diary and government is one that is not direct; it has invisible threads as one might say....   [tags: relation to government, literary analysis] 1348 words
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Upon the Edge of My Endeavor : Understanding How to Learn. - Upon the Edge of My Endeavor : Understanding How to Learn. I stand awake and alert. A first year college student with my sights fixed firmly ahead and my goals just within reach. A positive light is cast upon my future endeavors. Yet, as I reflect upon my educational experiences, I find myself drawing parallels between the direction in which my life is headed now and the similar paths I have traveled along before. I am forced to ask myself if I am truly prepared for what lies ahead. I have asked myself the same thing many times....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 1361 words
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Moving away from Theme Writing and Finding our Voices - Moving away from Theme Writing and Finding our Voices The attempt to discover my "voice" may seem less than insightful for the audience in which this paper is intended. It is quite a relief that I don't have to write a theme, pretending to be an expert on finding voice. The concept of voice is very new for me because I wasn't aware that I was conveying a tone or attitude in my writing that was so profoundly obvious. In preparation for this discussion I have spent time re-reading former assignments trying to "hear" the voice present in them....   [tags: Writing Essays Papers] 1172 words
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The College Experience - Exploration and Self-discovery - The College Experience - Exploration and Self-discovery What do you want to do with your life. If only I had a nickel for every time I was asked that pesky question ... in particular, by some overly-concerned adult. I swear, if I hear it one more time, I'll launch into a screaming fit. It's right along the same lines as the annoying, "where do you see yourself in ten years?" As a student wrapping up my freshman year at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, even the question "what's your major?"can pose a bit of a problem....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1906 words
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Write on Topics You are Passionate About - Write on Topics You are Passionate About How do I become a better writer. Is it by proofreading and listening to my teachers. Does it come in time. Or should the question be what do I write better about. Do I write better about scientific garbage or idea and topics I can actually relate to. I will go with the latter. I write better about topics I am passionate about. For example, I can write more vividly about cheerleading and soccer than I ever could about evolution. Let us focus on becoming a better writer again....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays] 834 words
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The Relationship Be Between Teachers and Students - The Relationship Between Teachers and Students What should the relationship be, between students and teachers in the classroom. The answer to this question, I have found, has many different answers. Each teacher, in my opinion, has their set ways to teach, in which they believe is the right way . So no matter which answer you come up with, the person next to you might come up with a totally opposite answer. This explains why we ask this question in the first place. No one answer is exactly right....   [tags: Education Educating Teaching Essays]
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The Common Traits of Successful Websites - The Common Traits of Successful Websites A website is a new way to communicate without direct personal interaction. It is a place on the internet where one can post anything from personal information to commercial advertising. The major advantage of websites is the fact that they are accessible to anyone in the world. The only restriction is that the person must have a computer and a modem. From that point on, the options are immeasurable. One can read different personal homepages, visit commercial sites and do valuable research....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Web Sites]
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