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Narrative: The Night of the Prom - ... i always knew she loved jeeps, not exactly sure why but she does. i used to always joke with her about being australian. i miss those times, i miss her. everything was perfect, i had been working out and it finally paid off, i actually looked good in my suit and thats big since i always thing i look awful. i picked up the jeep and at that moment i could kinda understand why she liked these things, it was nice. she gave me a picture of her in her dress, she was beautiful. her long brown hair cascaded on her dress which was a stunning cold blue that matched her eyes and my vest....   [tags: personal experience, high school] 833 words
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General Education Development Testing 1 - ... These are great strides for improving the brand of the test for institutions that will review credential holders for jobs or college admissions, however, there doesn’t seem to be a student-centered lens for the test-takers. There are some fundamental issues around 2014 GED exam, before students have even sat down to take it. This new test has nearly doubled the cost for completing the exam, now $125 dollars up from $70 dollars on average. While there are some states like New York that waive the cost to take the test, in areas where the charges are the responsibility of the students this additional expense will be a hurdle and also a deterrent....   [tags: high school equivalency credentials]
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The Benefits of Early Graduation - Graduating early is when you graduate before you are suppose to. It was never common because no one ever seemed to think about it or want to put in the work to do it. For a long time high school was defined as the best time of your life. Everyone who spoke to you always said when you left you would miss it. No one really wanted to graduate early for that reason. People wanted to cherish the time they had in high school because they knew they only got to go through it once. It was a big idea to live up to....   [tags: high school, senior, testing] 655 words
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Personal Experience: Going to College - ... College gives you an opportunity to find a great job and in a career that you love. People with a college degree earn 74% more than people with just a high school diploma. The annual income for a college graduate is almost twice as more than a person with just a high school diploma. My dad always encourages me and says that going to college will help me get a nice stable job and I won’t be struggling with money and bills. People who don’t go to college often don’t know where there life is going or what to even do with it....   [tags: high school, costs, jobs] 730 words
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The Controversy of Sex Education Programs in High School - How many girls have you see around school who are pregnant. Do you ever come to think that they may not have had the “sex talk” with their parents or any sort of sex education at school. “The United Stated still has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any industrialized country. About 40 percent of American women become pregnant before the age of 20. The result is about 1 million pregnancies each year among women ages 15 to 19.” (The Annie E. Casey Foundation) At the age 15-20 most teen males and females don’t have a stable job and are still going to school....   [tags: pregnancy, sex, pledge]
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The Effects of Censorship on Experienced High School English Teachers - “If a teacher is using a text or piece of literature, there has to be value to it and it is important to be exposed to as much as possible” (Feldpausch). These wise words sum up what most teachers respond to when asked the question “Should parents censor text/literature in schools?” Highly educated, teachers know their own idea on this and can back it up with fact and personal experiences. What it comes down to is one simple phrase: Parents should not be able to decide what we can learn about in class....   [tags: ban, literature, teacher, parents, education]
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Is College Worth the Cost? - ... Fortunately, I got in. Joining the club was a really good experience. It can help increase the ability of a student, especially in communicating with other people. If a person is lacking on personal connections, their communication skills might deteriorate. As an immigrant from another country, learning a new language is not easy. It takes time to learn it, which is why it is important for us to engage on some activities to increase our learning abilities. Furthermore, with the use of the new learning that I have earned, I have been able to communicate to local English speakers, as well as the ability to write essays....   [tags: high school, time, money]
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Procrastination Is Such a Drag - Procrastination seems to be a habit that everyone is struggling trying to leave behind. When it comes to school or work it becomes the students’ or employees’ worst enemy. Procrastination is something that even I try to stop, however it does not last very long. I would say it is like a diet; some people attempt to do it, but it only lasts for a short period of time. The effects of procrastination are the main logic to why people do not like it so much. I believe that life would be so much better or perhaps easier if procrastination never existed, however it is part of the human nature so we will just have to live with it....   [tags: high school, effects] 570 words
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School Safety and the Tragedy at Columbine High School - Unlike most of the country, I knew about Columbine High School on April 19, 1999. I knew that the Columbine Rebels had a good football team, I remembered how they beat Cherry Creek for the 1999 football championship. I knew what Columbine's building was like from when I was inside it in January for a debate tournament. I had friends that went to CHS. We had gone on a trip to Hawaii together to learn about biology. The rest of the country found out about Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. They didn't hear about their football team, the debate tournament they hosted, or my friends, though; they heard about two angry students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, that went on a killing rampage...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Motivation Behind the Columbine High Shootings - The Motivation Behind the Columbine High Shootings Every major spectacle carries with it the potential of a new way of looking at the past and implications of a future. Usually within a brief period after the event, a consensual "explanation" is fashioned through the news media and by the political pundits who occupy much of the space and time dedicated by the media to the event. Political pundits seated in front of the camera become part of the event, often becoming a part of the process of transforming an event in time to a spectacle....   [tags: Columbine High School Violence Murder Essays] 3724 words
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My High School Locker - "Here's your locker combination. Just go right down that hall," said Mrs. Breech pointing toward the sophomore hall. I walked into the sophomore hall so that I could find my locker and make sure that my combination worked. I turn the shiny black dial right to 27, left to 49, right again to 32. Clicking at each number, the lock clicked once more as I lifted the small silver latch. I was ecstatic that my clean, creamy white locker had the correct combination. That would make my life a lot easier when school started in two weeks....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 663 words
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Raising the Dropout Age - Children are told from a young age that it is mandatory for them to graduate from high school, but it’s not until they are on the verge of dropping out that they hear the importance for staying in school. It is also when they hear how high school students who dropouts learn the incredible price to pay in the future when they give up on an education. Thinking with a teenage state of mind and trying to take the easy way out they go straight for a GED, which is told to be an equivalent earning of a diploma....   [tags: Education, GED, high school] 1425 words
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The Little Rock Nine - “It was like going into battle every day.” This is what Ernst Green said about his experience at Central High School (Stone). Ernst Green was one of the nine African Americans that were carefully chosen to take part in the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (Little Rock). The Nine African American students that were picked for this brave action were called the Little Rock Nine. These students were a massive part in the Civil Rights Movement. Little Rock, Arkansas, like many southern cities, was very segregated....   [tags: desegregation, central high school]
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Education: Homework and Priorities - Teachers never seem to be sympathetic to the needs of high school students; they assign work as though they think that studying is the most important aspect of our lives. The fact is that teachers are genuinely out of touch with the realities of today. High school students have so many outside activities, ranging from hectic social lives to late night employment, that there is little or no time to do their school work. Therefore, schools should change their policies to say that not more than five minutes of homework per class be assigned each night....   [tags: teachers, high school students]
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Choosing Teachers with Conditions - Have you ever been tired of getting the same kind of teacher. The one who doesn’t understand you. The one who you don’t understand. Teachers are one of the most important people in our lives, so why not have the right to choose them. Students who are in their second year of high school should be able to choose their teachers. They are capable of doing so, but then why aren’t they allowed. Students should have this choice because of many reasons. One of those reasons is that they know exactly what their needs are and have their own thinking skills that only a certain teacher can fulfil....   [tags: high school, students]
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ECHS Application Essay #1 - I bolted through the clear door of a small, earth-colored high school, practically slamming the door behind me. Catching my breath, I stood in the school completely drenched and shivering. Rain pounded on the clear door behind me. I stood awkwardly on a mat in front of the doorway, trying not to get the floor wet. I gazed around the hall in front of me. I couldn’t see staff in the office, nor were any students in the hallway or in the classrooms. The entire school was empty. Must be a day off or something, I thought, blinking in surprise....   [tags: High School, Honors] 1038 words
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Personal Experience with Writing - ... Luckily, English 114A was an eye opener because it made me understand that I am writer, and I that I know how to write. English 114A allowed me to see writing to be a creative process. It was amazing to explore different styles of writing from writing to an author or simply writing an analysis on a silly South Park episode. English 114A, slowly made me love writing again. In English 114A I learned, that writing can be fun, and that it does not have to be boring nor hard. Finally, in English 114B I was given the opportunity to expand what I learned in English 114A....   [tags: english, high school] 853 words
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Career in Athletic Training - "Here she comes around the last curve she's just about to break the world record for fastest mile run by a woman. Almost there, and she's done it. But wait, she's on the ground, gee whiz I think her knees gave out!" How is this girl going to get better. What should she do to fix this. An athletic trainer would be able to answer these questions and help this girl get back into the best physical condition possible so she could run again. The following are key parts of the Athletic Training career, including, but not limited to: requirements of education and colleges that offer programs; basic job titles and responsibilities; employers; benefits, hours, annual income; extending the job experien...   [tags: high school, professionals, injury] 1070 words
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The Play of Frankenstein - Frankenstein, a play adaption done by Colony High School, was directed by Mr. Brian Mead, a language art, drama, journalism, and digital communications teacher. The genre of this play was more horror and romance than anything else. I attended with my friend and my father November 16, 2013. It all starts when Victor Frankenstein becomes fascinated with electricity and convinces himself that he can recreate life. He has two men gather a recently dead body to bring back to him. Along the way, it is revealed that Victor is to be married soon to his love, Elizabeth....   [tags: adaptationdone by Colony High School] 1427 words
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Part- Time Employment - Part time employment has increased dramatically in the last decade. There are more than five million teenagers who have part time jobs. The research suggest that teenagers are twice as likely to work in todays economy than in 1950’s. More teenagers are getting jobs during school at a time when there is concern about improving the nation's academics performance of secondary schools. There are two perspective for part time employment. There are work complements school and work supplements school (www.tandfonline.com)....   [tags: school, high school students]
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College - There are many ways to compare and contrast high school life versus college life. Some of the things to compare and contrast are the student life, the faculty, and the athletic structure.      One way to compare and contrast high school life and college life is student population. The population in college far exceeds high school enrollment. In high school the average number of students is seven hundred fifty and in college the average number of students is approximately seven thousand. Also, in college the authority figures are less visible than in high school....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 475 words
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Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group - Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group The most distinguishing and memorable moment of my life was entering high school for the first time. I feel that the event of starting high school was the starting point of what kind of person I was going to become. Not only did I start going to a new kind of school, but I started attending the high school youth group at my church. I also had the privilege to start working on my first car. Without this experience, I feel that I would not be where I am right now....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 609 words
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High School Football in Texas is Out of Control -      Abstract: High school football in the state of Texas has become out of control. The sport is no longer played for the sake of the school but rather has become a Friday night ritual to these small towns in Texas. The players are no longer just high school kids inter acting in school sports but have now become heroes to these small town communities. Communities simply no longer support their local high school team but rally in pride of their hometown rivalry against another team. School administrators and coaches no longer are teachers and mentors for the kids but are the equivalent to what in professional football are team owners and "real coaches"....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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How Can Students be Moviated to Stay in High-school - How Can Students be Moviated to Stay in High-school First of all, I think the students should be motivated mainly by their parents and then by their teachers. Parents should motivate their children by telling them how being a high-school graduate High-School Drop-Outs How can students be motivated to stay in school. First of all, I think the students should be motivated mainly by their parents and then by their teachers. Parents should motivate their children by telling them how being a high-school graduate will help them in life....   [tags: Teaching Public Education] 1021 words
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English and Music Classes and High School Dropouts - Music and English studies are very important to students in all grades of school. They are taught in elementary school, because that is the time in the students’ lives when they are most susceptible to influence. They are taught music and English studies in middle school, because that is the time in their lives when they are starting to figure out what interests them. Music carries over to high school and keeps the students tied to their friends through the school transition. The students are taught music and English studies in high school, and it keeps them busy with after school activities such as marching band and English Honor’s Society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 2014]
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College - High School versus College High school and college are very dissimilar. There are the main differences and then there are differences that aren't very distinct. These differences include homework, teacher-student relationships, and attendance policies. In this paper I will discuss the major and minor differences between high school and college. I will also explain why responsibility is a very important factor in high school and college. In high school most teachers will let you turn in your homework late if you give them an excuse such as, "I forgot it at home" or "It's in my locker." In college if you give your professor one of these excuses they will say, "Too bad." There are also a l...   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 351 words
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College - I enjoy being a college student more than being a high school student. In the time that I have been in college, I have seen that more freedom is allowed to students in college than in high school. Such choices as the note taking, the environment, or class selection are a few examples of how college is less restrictive than high school. Because of the educational freedom and having more control over my education, I find being a college student more enjoyable than being a high school student. In high school, the classes that students take appear to be easy....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 1012 words
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College -            Schooling is a very important aspect in our lives and one must go through many steps to gain a higher education. Two of these steps are high school and college. Although high school and college students aim for the same goal, which is acquiring an education and graduating, the demands, expectations, and social atmosphere extremely contrast.      There are many demands placed upon high school students. For example, high school students are obligated, or rather forced by law to attend school until the age of eighteen and they are required to do and turn in their homework....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 603 words
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The Infringement Of The First Amendment In High School Theatre - In the landmark case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969), John Tinker and his siblings decided to openly protest the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands to school (Goldman 1). The school felt that their efforts to protest the war disrupted the school environment. “The Supreme Court said that ‘in our system, undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome the right to freedom of expression.’ School officials cannot silence student speech simply because they dislike it or it is controversial or unpopular” (FAQs 2)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 1271 words
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The Integration of Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas - The Integration of Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas The desegregation of public facilities began with the decision of Brown vs Board of Education in 1954, where the Supreme Court of the United States deemed segregation unlawful and unconstitutional. The country was told that desegregation was to take place "with all deliberate speed". This angered the white community. Violent retaliation was the means used to prevent the integration of blacks into various public facilities. In fact, the Autherine Lucy case demonstrated to the entire country that violent mobs could halt integration demanded by a federal court order....   [tags: Papers] 697 words
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Greek Mythology should be taught in High School - Greek mythology is a compilation of the Ancient Greek stories that are based on their culture and practices. It's also about their gods and heroes, as well as their origins. Each of the Greek myths has a moral message through the stories that are written. It teaches us the good deeds and wrongdoing of the gods and goddesses, and how we, as a human being, should act. Thus, Greek mythology should be taught to high school students. There is something uniquely different about each of the Greek myth, each have their own message that it wants to deliver....   [tags: Persuasive Essay Ancient Greek Greece] 477 words
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Coaches vs. Disgruntled Parents in High School Athletics -    In a growing trend that reaches to all corners of the athletic world, coaches are being forced to cope with the added stress of disgruntled parents.  More and more they are required to defend personal coaching styles and philosophies, uphold team decisions and go head to head with angry, and sometimes violent parents.  The pressure has gotten to the point where coaches all over the country are quitting or being forced out of their jobs by groups of parents.  High school athletics should be about learning and having fun, and when parents cross the line between cheerleader and ringleader everyone suffers....   [tags: Youth Sports Essay Examples]
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Safe Sex For the Catholic Student in a Public High School - Safe Sex For the Catholic Student in a Public High School The teachings of the Catholic Church regarding sex are unequivocal: Catholics should abstain from sex until marriage and then practice monogamy in marriage until they are separated by death. It is the Catholic Church's understanding that all sex in this context is "safe". Hence, in the sexual ideology of Catholic dogma "safe sex" means abstinence and nothing else. And yet despite this, every Catholic in the United States knows what is popularly meant by safe sex....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 952 words
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College - After going to high school for four years, college is definitely a step up. There are similarities, but at the same time more differences. There is still some required classes and homework, but they are different at the same time. Classes in college are bigger as well as the campus, class times vary a lot more, homework takes more time, and the teacher/student communication is a 180 degree change from high school. In high school, classes are usually no larger than 25 students. In many classes, it could be even less than that....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 706 words
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College - Although one might think that college is simply one step above high school, there are several differences between the two, and one must be prepared for what’s ahead. This essay will discuss a few of the most important differences between high school and college. In high school, most of your classes were probably assigned to you and you were supplied with many of your classroom materials and books. You probably also had a guidance counselor telling you which courses to take and when. In college, it is your responsibility to sign up for the classes you need to take to graduate (if you need help with this, you will need to make an appointment with an advisor) and you are responsible for buying...   [tags: comparison compare/contrast 2014] 560 words
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Drug and Alcohol among College and High School Students - Drug and Alcohol among College and High School Students In an era in which drugs and alcohol has become increasingly easy to obtain, its abuse has proportionally plagued American youth time and time again. In the past few years’ abuse amongst youngsters has reached an all time high. The effects of these substances, on students damage their mind and body; and in addition, has effected their academic performance, not only on the collegiate level but also amongst high school students. Since alcohol is the number one drug problem among young people and Marijuana, which is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States....   [tags: Drugs, Drinking, Teenagers Essays] 1459 words
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Toni Morrison's Beloved - Appropriate for High School Students - Beloved - Appropriate for High School Students Beloved is a novel which digs deeply into the lives of four, post-Civil War, African American people. The novel has many things which could be deemed unacceptable but it is necessary to read as high school students in order to expand our views on life as we know it. The novel may have some idiosyncratic issues but they are unfortunately things that occur in our modern day world. The story is based upon Sethe, Denver, Beloved, and Paul D all of whom have their own personal problems....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays] 733 words
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An Article I Wrote for the High School Paper - An Article I Wrote for the High School Paper Philip Emeagwali, a man of immeasurably high intelligence, spurns the description people most often attach to him: genius. "I don't like that term. People think it only means genius in the mathematical sense or that it refers to a select group of people," Emeagwali, 44, told about 50 parents last night at a public forum on schools. "But I think every one of us has the power to be a genuis. I was not born a genius; it was nurtured in me by my father." When he was 10, growing up in western Nigeria, Emeagwali was drilled daily by his father to solve 100 math problems in one hour....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 674 words
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Statistical Handling Data Coursework on High School Students - Statistical Handling Data Coursework: High School For this handling statistical data coursework I will be investigating the heights and weights of students of years 7 to 11 in High School. Although this is a fictitious school the data is based on a real school. I will look for a trend in the heights and weights of the students to see if the taller they are, the more they weigh. This is my hypothesis. My Null hypothesis is that there is no correlation between height and weight, and my Alternative hypothesis is that there is strong, positive correlation between them....   [tags: essays research papers] 4515 words
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Height and Weight Data on High School Children - Missing Some Graphs Handling Data Coursework Introduction This is based on fictional data on a school called Mayfield high school. I will be comparing two variables I have chosen to compare the relationship between the height and weight of the pupils in the school. It will be involving the following year groups seven, eight and nine. The data that I have been given to me is a secondary source, which was provided to me by teacher which was from the internet. The data has provided me with each pupils name, age, year group, height, hair and eye color, and the distance from home to school, traveling method, number of brothers and sisters and KS2 results....   [tags: Data Handling Statistics] 6189 words
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Public Prayers at High School Sporting Events - Public Prayers at High School Sporting Events The Supreme Court has just received Santa Fe v the people, in this case the students was banned from saying a prayer at a foot ball game . The constitution protects the right to free speech. Therefore, there is no reason for this case to have come up in the first place. If someone does not want to hear a prayer, they do not have to listen to it. If I were the judge I would rule that banning prayer at school events is unconstitutional. The first reason I would use that banning prayer is unconstitutional is the first amendment to the constitution says, “ Congress shall make no laws against free expression of religion”....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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Compare and Contrast High School versus College - A Changing Lifestyle Last August, as a high school senior, I made a big transition in my life. Not only did I pack up my things and move to another city, I moved with the intention of acquiring higher education. I made the next step in my life by beginning college. High school life as I knew it was over, and my life would be new and different upon my arrival at school. My room, schedule, motivation, school life, money availability and parental influence has changed greatly. A major transition to make was that of adjusting to living in a dorm with a roommate....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 1425 words
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Schlesinger's Canon Vs. My High School's Canon - In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a "canon" or "canonical literature." A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used "as an instrument of European oppression enforcing the hegemony of the white race, the male sex, and the capitalist class…" From my high school experience, I believe this is not true....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Misconceptions of Teenagers Graduationg from High School - Misconceptions of Teenagers Graduationg from High School Some teenagers believe that life should imitate high school. Adolescents think they should never have an inordinate amount of pressure foist upon them, and that deadlines are strictly an outline to go by. If something is done incorrectly the first time they can just keep doing it until it's right. However, when young adults enter 'the real world' they come to the horrific realization that their boss doesn't care how they feel, and if the deadline is missed, there can be severe consequences....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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Communication Improvement Plan For Area High School - INTRODUCTION Effective communication of supervisor’s with their direct reports is essential to the productivity of any organization. In the case of an area school district, principles must communicate with the department heads, who in turn must communicate with their fellow teachers within the department. If the communication chain breaks down at any of these points, the department productivity will suffer, hurting the teachers’ ability to effectively teach his/her students. Being a communications teacher yourself, you’ll understand the importance of communication within a department....   [tags: Communication Plan] 1732 words
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High School Athletes Should Not Turn Pro - High School Athletes Should Not Turn Pro Lebron James and Freddy Adu are both young athletes and with millions in their pockets with a countless number of endorsement contracts. Whether it is high school athletes skipping college and discontinuing the development of their education for millions of dollars, or teenagers signing contracts with businesses for massive amounts of money, youth sports programs are changing rapidly. However, American high school athletes are not financially, physically, or mentally prepared to tackle and endure the pressures of professional sports....   [tags: Professional Sports Argumentative Essays]
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The Relationship between Height and Weight in Mayfield High School - The Relationship between Height and Weight in Mayfield High School The hypotheses that I have made are effective but simple. I expect to find that: 1) Boys weigh more than girls 2) Girls are taller than boys in KS3 3) When I investigate the relationship between height and weight, I expect to find that the taller you are, the heavier you weigh. 4) Gender may affect the results that I will have attained by the end of my investigation. I possess a secondary source of data that I had obtained on a website www.edexcel.com which had been posted by the examination board....   [tags: Papers] 710 words
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Classroom Dynamics and Not-Learning at Holyoke High School - Classroom Dynamics and Not-Learning at Holyoke High School Hector enters the classroom speaking Spanish loudly to another student “Hector, you need to quiet down and get seated” Hector lowers his voice a bit but continues an animated conversation in Spanish with another student as he makes his way to his seat “Hector, we’re ready to start class, please sit down and be quiet” Hector looks toward Mr. Conway and says something to him in Spanish, laughs, and resumes his conversation with his classmate “And in this classroom we speak English, not Spanish.” Class immediately quiets, and Mr....   [tags: Racism Culture Cultural Essays] 1552 words
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War on Iraq article in high school newspaper - At 7:12PM on Wednesday, March19, 2003, President Bush authorized a full-scale war on Iraq and the Saddam Hussein led regime by uttering just two simple words. “Let’s go,” President George W. Bush said to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield Wednesday at the close of a nearly four-hour meeting in the Oval Office. The war on Iraq, which has been given the title “Operation: Iraqi Freedom”, is the result of months of Hussein’s refusal to let United Nations weapons inspectors into Iraq. The U.N. suspects that Hussein has been building and harboring “weapons of mass destruction” into Iraq....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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Graduation Speech: I'm Ready for High School - Wow, three years have passed and the last day is just as long as the first. Three years of hard discipline and learning to get used to homework every night. Three years of standing on the front steps waiting for my parents and saying goodbye to my teachers. I never thought the goodbye might be permanent. 6th grade came and I was looking up at those giant 8th graders, and now I guess I’m one of them. 6th grade, and I was saying hello, and now 8th grade has come and it’s gone from introductions to goodbyes as my last days as a middle school student wind down....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 605 words
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What the High School Educator Must Know - What the High School Educator Must Know Consider all that a high school educator must know (or at least attempt to know). The truly good ones--the ones who motivate us, instill a love for learning, and ultimately change our lives for the better--know a great deal (salaries and public perception notwithstanding). They know their subject matter, they know and understand human motivation, they are aware of the power of interpersonal relations and how to use that knowledge to gain the most benefit from the least potential, they understand the po wer of their own rhetoric (even if they don't consider rhetorical studies an important aspect of their academic lives), and most importantly, they kn...   [tags: Discourse Community Education Essays]
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I Want to Coach High School Football - I Want to Coach High School Football As I was preparing to leave high school and look for a career, I had to make an immense decision. I had to decide what field I wanted to pursue, and how to go about it. I knew I wanted to teach because it offered everything I wanted in a profession including, good benefits, decent pay, the chance to work with children, and the chance to eventually coach High School Football. No other career I found can offer all of these advantages. Although I know I want to teach there is more to the teaching profession than that....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 755 words
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Huckleberry Finn in High School Literature Courses - I Believe that Huckleberry Finn should be taught and read in high school American literature courses, but only if students are provided with a teacher who can properly analyze and teach in a way that effectively shows this books true purpose as a satire of society. For if this is inefficiently done, the book can most certainly become offensive and crude, and as Wallace adamantly expresses can be "humiliating and insulting to black students" (source A). This book requires a mature audience of readers who must be able to look beyond the seemingly insulting surface....   [tags: Huck Finn Literature] 1660 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: High School Reunion - College Admissions: What will you be like at your high school reunion. An automobile, a vibrant yellow sport scar, pulls up to the front of the school. Its mirrored windows reflect the faces of a large crowd, waiting breathlessly for the car door to open. A man steps out of the driver's side, dressed in a formal suit, with the roguish appeal and smile of James Bond, the famous 007 agent. He walks around the front of the car and helps his date get out. The two of them stride hand in hand towards the school as flashes go off and people point at them....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 677 words
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Graduation Speech: Building County High School - When I first began school in this district at County Junior High in seventh grade, I had no idea that I, along with my classmates, would have the privilege of building the New High School. Of course I don't mean the physical, brick-by-brick building; I mean the building of High School's spirit, the tradition of pride and achievement that permeates every brick, every part of our school. I had no idea what impact we would have in both the academic and athletic realms. Our group activities have fought for and won honors that can be envied by every other school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 382 words
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Learning and Cognitive Development in Teens - During middle childhood, children are able to excel in many aspects of development that they could not have obtained before. Children starting around age seven are able to excel in their learning and cognitive development, like being able to read and enjoy going to school to learn something new. They enjoy being able to practice their new knowledge by practicing it until they get it perfect. By this age, middle school age children are able to direct their attention to a particular situation or objective and ignore everything else; this is also called selective attention, “ability to concentrate on some stimuli while ignoring others.” (Berger, 2011, p.305) Another aspect of middle school age...   [tags: Middle School, High School, Education]
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Parental Pressure Within High School Students - Parental Pressure within High School Students I. I became interested in this topic because my entire academic life has been filled with pressure from my parents. This pressure was mainly in school and grades, and in high school, the amount of pressure increased dramatically. This is because my parents now realized that everything in high school counts towards college. When I first came to high school, my grades were not as good as they were in middle school. I needed a little time to adapt to high school before I could improve my grades....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Free Personal Narratives: I Survived High-School - I Survived High-School "Welcome to White Oak High School, home of the Vikings." The speech given to any fool unfortunate enough to enroll in this school. My first high school had an unhospitable atmosphere. It had the distinction of having the highest murder rate of any school in North Carolina. The school's undercover narcotics officer, Randy, was killed in the faculty parking lot. A car pulled up, and a black tinted window rolled down. The passenger in the back seat shot him once in the head with a handgun, then the car sped away....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1080 words
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Inequities of Education - The education system that I went through in my high school career felt like an experience that every child underwent. I saw other teens, as well as myself, struggle to complete the assignments and projects given to us by our teachers. We had a hard time reading and writing essays that evolved over learning a philosophical insight. We gave it our best effort to convince our parents or families to “chip in” money into our lives, so that way we can buy school supplies. The reality that I lived my entire high school career was brutal in every way....   [tags: education system, high school]
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Being a Leader - Be a leader and not a follower. Too many people want to always follow others. The reason probably why Americans is so far behind is because there one to lead. We have the work ethics to get things done. But the spirit of laziness has taking control of the people. Every day we want any and everything to get easily handed to us on a silver platter. Other countries are leading in the productive industries. We never tend to finish things we find difficult because it then become a prosaic task to our schedule....   [tags: leadership, God, high school]
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Effects of the Educational Level/Status of Parents on their Children - What effect does the educational level/status of parents have on the post-high school graduation aspirations of their children. The hypothesis is that the educational status of parents does affect their children’s post-high school aspirations. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the educational status of parents impacts the educational/work choices/future aspirations of their children. The assumptions of this study are that students whose parents have achieved a higher level of education will have higher aspirations for their own future....   [tags: post high school, educational aspirations]
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Critical Analysis of the Article "Caught Up" by Maria G. Rendón - “Caught Up”: A Critical Analysis “Caught Up” by Maria G. Rendón divides neighborhood mechanisms in order to understand what causes the chain of high school non-completion in poverty-stricken, urban neighborhoods. The study questions the researched claim—and stereotype—that young men who grow up in poor neighborhoods have no care for graduating, and in general, education; however, many studies have disproven this theory and the bigger question becomes how urban neighborhoods are tied to the rate of poor students not graduating....   [tags: High School, Latinos, Urban Violence]
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The Hidden Dangers of a National Pastime - The Hidden Dangers of a National Pastime On a typical Friday night in any town across the country you can hear the band playing the school fight song, cheerleaders cheering at the top of their lungs, parents proudly hoisting homemade posters in support of the team, and the student body feverishly rooting for their friends. There are few things that can bring a community closer than a Friday night high school football game. As the players come sprinting onto the field one has to wonder if anyone has considered the fact that head injuries, specifically concussions, have become such a danger in this game that is loved so much across America....   [tags: high school american football games] 2368 words
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The Role Music Plays in Our Lives - ... Throughout my first year of high school I was an humble, did not quite interact with most students. I had a very low self-esteem, most of my best friends in middle school went to different high school. I didn’t know what to do during that time because my parents had forced me to go another high school called “Eagle Rock High”. My parents believed a high school called “John Marshall High” was a ghetto high school ;therefore, I was forced to enrolled in school called “Eagle Rock High”, I felt lonely since all my friends were gone didn’t know what to do besides staying alone and enjoying my introvert life playing video games alone....   [tags: music and my experience in high school] 650 words
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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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What Causes Teenagers to Lose Motivation in School? - What Causes Teenagers to Lose Motivation in School. missing works cited Some reasons for high school student academic failure, which range from drug use to individual student insecurity, can be plainly traced to the nature of adolescence. Social acceptance and a desire to belong to a crowd are placed above academics in the minds of teens. When academic underachievement is the norm, devoted students may come under ridicule as being "nerds" or "teacher's pets". There is a difficulty, therefore, in getting students to become motivated....   [tags: Education Teens Essays, high school experience] 1725 words
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Higher Education for Free - ... 52% of college students have either dropped out due to expenses or have not continued their dream with no job. One way that we can lower that percentage is to allow college for everyone in our society. If our colleges were free, everyone could possibly have a good job and live their life the way that they want. Another reason we should have free schooling is because 12 grade education isn’t enough for a good job anymore. A college degree is one of the first things managers and employers look at when finding a job....   [tags: high school graduates, grades, jobs] 520 words
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Sleep Deprived Teenagers - Sleep Deprived Teenagers On average, high school teenagers need to obtain nine to twelve hours of sleep for their body to function properly. The body undergoes four stages of sleep. “Stage 1 sleep, the lightest stage, is the transition from being awake to deeper sleep. Stage 2, intermediate sleep, accounts for 40% to 50% percent of your sleep time. Stages 3 and 4, called slow wave or delta sleep, are the deepest levels and occur mostly in the first third of the night.” Most high school students only reach the third or fourth level three times a night, which is the most vital....   [tags: sleep absence, high school students ] 1269 words
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High School Athletes Should Consider College Over the NBA - In the last ten years many young and talented high school basketball players have chosen to enter the NBA draft. These 17 and 18 year olds decide to skip college, and instead they choose to take a big risk and enter the NBA, hoping to become stars and earn millions of dollars. In many cases, these youngsters’ careers are a failure because they don’t turn out as talented as they thought to be. They end up spending only a few seasons in the NBA because they are not good enough to compete at that level....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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How the Use of Drugs and Alcohol Affect High School Achievement - How the Use of Drugs and Alcohol Affect High School Achievement A student at Lakeside High School, called Ann for purposes of privacy, had a grade point average of 3.6 through her sophomore year. During her junior year, she dropped out of extra-curricular activities and became withdrawn from other social activities. As she was introduced to the world of hard drugs, Ann’s grades dropped to C’s and D’s. At her graduation party, she was rushed to the hospital for a heroin overdose. Ann’s grades plunged as a result of heavy drug use, a likely combination of emotional and physical degrading upon herself....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Review of Mike Rose's Essay Entitled, Tracking - Most students go through high school trying to just get to graduation day. They just want to pass all their classes, nothing higher. Only a small percentage of students in high school actually have the determination to excel and be above average on their own. Most people need someone to inspire them to excel. The essay "Tracking" by Mike Rose discusses how he needed someone to point out to him that he shouldn't be in Vocational classes. He put into a whole new different situation, and the classes could actually be a challenge for him....   [tags: high school experience] 558 words
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do high school administrators have the right to have unannounced locke - Do high school administrators have the right to carry out unannounced body or locker searches. Does it violate the student’s body or personal belongings. Many people think that it is wrong for administrators to have random body and locker searches, but I think it is ok and somewhat necessary. Having unannounced body searches or locker searches is necessary because they keep schools safer, they enforce rules and they avoid harmful incidents. Random body and locker searches keep schools safer. When someone or their locker is searched, whatever it is that is illegal is removed and the student is suspended....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Response to Proposal to Cut Extra Cirricular Activities in High School - Response to Proposal to Cut Extra Cirricular Activities in High School Our principal recently asked for the student’s opinions on the “school cuts” proposal. This proposition proposes that all extra curricular activities be cut until the money situation improves as predicted in two or three years. What do you think of first when someone mentions the word school. Most kids, if asked, would probably say their basketball team, cheerleading squad, or the various clubs they may be involved in. For some kids these extra curricular activities may be the only thing productive that they do outside of school....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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What I did While Your Children Attended High School - What I did While Your Children Attended High School My education began formally, with lunch boxes and purple ditto sheets. I was set free when I was seven -- not just from the school building, but from the notion that I could learn only what was given me to learn, when the powers-that-were deemed I should learn it. Since then, I have been the power-that-is, designing my schooling around my own interests. (The audience is much more receptive this way). That's not to say I've avoided subjects crucial to a well-rounded education, but if I wanted to spend six months studying the Arthurian cycle, I did; and if I wanted to race through algebra as fast as my calculator could compute, I did...   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 894 words
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Ignorance In Your High School Principal; My Trip To His Office - I walked into his office. The look on his face was distasteful. He made me feel inferior to him. Not the way you should feel around your high school principal. I didn’t feel welcome, or even accepted. His beady eyes burned holes in my skin. I sat. He gazed into my tired eyes, and he asked me the following, "What’s going on?" How am I supposed to respond to this sort of question. If I say "nothing," it’s a given that there is something. However, if I try to speak with him about anything, it will be like talking to a brick wall....   [tags: essays research papers] 1361 words
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Violent Video Games did Not Cause the Columbine High School Shooting - “I feel like getting a baseball bat, breaking it over his head, and then STABBING him with the broken end!!!!” vents Eric Harris about his local weatherman on his web page (Anton 5). Harris, being one of the killers in the Columbine High School shooting, was called a “die-hard gamer who loved the interactive bloodbath called DOOM” (Anton 2). Doom was thought to be one of the factors in Eric Harris’ violent tragedy. The question is: did playing Doom lead to him being a violent child, or did being a violent child lead him to playing Doom....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Graduation Speech: Is County High the Best School in America? - Good evening students, faculty, staff, family, and friends. I was NOT surprised to see County High School missing from Newsweek's list of the Top 100 High Schools in America for 2012. The magazine based their ranking on Advanced Placement scores and Ivy League acceptances. In the accompanying article on high school life, the journalist attempted to find the real worth of a high school education. Certainly, the excruciatingly painful 3-hour-long tests cannot sum up an entire four years of experience as a high school student....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 710 words
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Drugs Destroyed a Friendship - Freshman year of high school always seems to be the tougher year. People you thought were friends end up changing their ways and become a whole new person. High school is when a person’s personality really shows. Everyone finds who they are inside, and they find others like them. Some try to move up the popularity pole, and will do anything to reach the top. Others seem to just fade away out of existence because of drugs. My friend Todd was one that just disappeared from my life. At the beginning of freshman year, I didn’t know many other people at my school....   [tags: Personal Narrative, High School] 742 words
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Powderpuff Dance - Almost all high school boys spend every day of their four years in high school working towards a reputation of a strong, manly man. Quite a lot of teenage boys find crossing any line of manhood obnoxious and trivial even for the sake of humor and school spirit. Homecoming week is full of events that are life-long memories for any student who attempts to participate along his or her fellow classmates and friends. One of the most exhilarating occasions during Homecoming week is the Powderpuff game when girls play flag football and boys perform as their cheerleaders....   [tags: High School Homecoming Tradition] 1705 words
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Extracurricular Activities - Extracurricular Activities Research was performed on the claim of fact that students involved in extracurricular activities receive higher grades than those not involved in activities. This topic was studied because high school budgets are meager, and the administrations of these schools want to spend the money efficiently. Consequently, funding for extracurricular activities may be decreased. This report examines the correlation between extracurricular activities and academic performance. Scope The scope of the investigation only includes high school students and the relationship between their involvement in activities and their academic performance....   [tags: High School Education Essays]
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