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Universiti Teknologi Mara versus Wawasan Open University - PURPOSE BACKGROUND Universiti Teknologi MARA Universiti Teknologi MARA or UiTM, established in 1956. UITM can be considered as the largest university in the Malaysia with a main campus, three cable campuses, 12 branch campuses, six city campuses, 25 affiliated campuses and a smart campus for the future. Presently, the Shah Alam campus is host to 45% of the total 100,000 students. Information system management(ISM) is the one of the course that offered by Universiti Teknologi MARA.ISM is the study of people, technology, organizations and the relationships among them....   [tags: university evaluation and comparison] 1118 words
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How a Community is Built in a University - How a Community is Built in a University Community is something you will find in any formal or informal setting where people are in the same area for long periods of time, especially on many college campuses. Community is thought of as, although different to specific individuals or subcultures, basically a group of informally bound people sharing similar passions (Wenger, 2000). Majority of universities will push the idea of “community” and “togetherness” on its students. They will do this a number of ways including, Freshman Convocation, Freshman Colloquium, and Welcome Week Activities (Nathan, 2005), just to name a few....   [tags: Community, University, College, Education]
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The Advantages of Attending Columbia University - ... E. Study abroad has numerous positive influences. University of North Texas states that study abroad is a beneficial way to remind and decide on a future career for many students. Through interacting with individuals from other nations, students may be able to discover unknown personality traits of themselves. Most significantly, students who study abroad will ultimately “gain many skills which will appeal to graduate school admissions committees” (“Benefits”). The graduate schools will more likely choose students who studied abroad because of their experience....   [tags: choosing a college or university]
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The Student Association at The University at Albany - Introduction: The organization I will be focusing my frame paper on is the Student Association at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The Student Association is a non-profit organization at the institution, established in 1923. Its central location is in the campus center crucial to its success of serving the students. Student Association continuously goes through organizational changes that entail new personnel on a yearly basis in all three branches including the legislative, judicial, and executive while it still manages to find stability and continue operating to serve the students....   [tags: Non Profit Organization, University]
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Boston University and Life in Ann Harbor - For 18 years of most students’ lives, they are kept behind closed doors of public elementary, middle, and high schools. One does not choose which high school is best for one’s personality, nor should they expect to. Finally, after 18 long years, the doors open, and the caged student is free to see the real world for the first time. College offers this immaculate entry into the real world, and students are finally free to choose where they wish to go. Should they go to a public college, or a private college....   [tags: comparative, college, university]
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Ole Miss vs University of Mississippi - The University of Mississippi is an institution of higher learning just as any of the 629 public 4- year universities in the United States. Due to the location of the university, the school faces criticism and publicity for its unconscious efforts and decisions to uphold its southern heritage. Though there were attempts to modernize the school, “Ole Miss” still holds the image of the Old South. The decisions and actions of supporters of the school’s traditions are weighing heavily on the universities inability to progress....   [tags: comparative, public university]
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My Growth as a Writer at State University - If I had to describe my year at State University it would be just as describing a rollercoaster ride with a good experience afterwards. At first, you are convinced with the idea that the rollercoaster is going to be all fun full with laughter. All those advertisements and pictures of people having a good time and people saying it was fun afterwards. The real thing though, happens during the rollercoaster ride when you feel like the life you are living is going to end so badly....   [tags: My First Year at State University]
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Cambridge University - "My parents didn't go to university and weren't brought up in England. They hadn't heard of any universities other than 'Cambridge' or 'Oxford’ " - Richard Ayoade. This Quote by Richard Ayoade reflects how great and prestigious Oxford and Cambridge were made out to be. Everybody wanted to go there and everybody knew about them. Over the centuries, both the universities have achieved greater and greater things than before. Today, facts throughout all the centuries, decades, and years of Cambridge will be discussed in terms of expansion, academics, new discoveries, and new achievements at Cambridge University....   [tags: university, academics, education, England]
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The University Education: A Religious Experience - The University Education: A Religious Experience If I wanted to do an over-view of my thoughts about the university being related to religion for a layman who doesn't understand anything beneath the surface, then my first paper would be a success. Putting myself in an educated person's position of having to read that as a college essay, I would be insulted. Of course this is a post-English 220 thought. I've opened up to find myself more since then. I'm not saying that have found my perfect style....   [tags: University Education] 744 words
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Bachelor of Science Information System Management at Open University Malaysia - 1.0. PURPOSE 1.1. BACKGROUND OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (OUM) is an OUM is owned by a consortium of the first eleven Malaysian public universities and as such have access to renowned subject-matter-experts (SMEs) to develop their learning materials, to supervise and where appropriate to serve as tutors and facilitators. These universities have the program which have the few similar program with have been offered in University Technology Mara (UITM)The program which has in OPEN UNIVERSITY (OUM) is a Bachelor of Information Technology and Management with Honors....   [tags: career and university choices] 1098 words
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University of Oklahoma Sooner Housing Center: Maintaining Athletes' Focus - Not all colleges’ focus on ensuring that their athletes succeed both their respective sport and in their education. The University of Oklahoma (referred to as “OU”) demonstrates its commitment to success in the classroom and on the field, by providing students with the Sooner Housing Center. The Sooner Housing Center provides a family-like environment, which ensures OU athletes maintain a strong balance between academics and athletics by emphasizing the athlete’s educational achievements in addition to their sports accomplishments....   [tags: university of Oklahoma, college athletics]
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Students as University Customers - Students as University Customers The simple, most accepted and understandable definition is that a customer is one who pays for goods and services. University students, in general, are definitely paying or being sponsored to be part of the academic institution, therefore there is a certain income flowing into the university for the students to be there. Educating a person is considered as providing a service in the sense that work is being done by a person (the lecturer) and that work benefits someone else (the students)....   [tags: Education University Business] 1288 words
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Complaints Against the Northwestern University Students - Rowdy Drunken College Students I read an article about Northwestern University students in Evanston, Illinois, and the community’s complaints against them. The article, written by Bob Seidenberg, discusses the need for city council to call a meeting to address the problems of rowdy drunken college students disturbing the peace and quiet of the evenings, by wandering around and through Evanston homes late at night. The underling issue is, is this Northwestern’s problem, or simply a lack of respect from youths today....   [tags: Northwestern University Students] 1193 words
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Impact of Semester and Annual System of Examination on Students in University of Lahore and Saeeda College of Nursing - Title: Impact of semester and annual system of examination on students in University of Lahore and Saeeda Waheed college of nursing. Introduction: According to Dr Munshi (2112)The examination means testing and estimating one’s ability and performance. It also means to test the knowledge of a student through written or oral questions based on the prescribed syllabus provided for the test within a specified period of time’ (Collins & O'Brien, 2011). Annual system of examination is that system in which the examinations are conducted at the end of each academic year....   [tags: university education assessments systems]
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Idea of a University by John Henry Newman: Is This Still True Today? - In 1852 when John Henry Newman wrote his essay, “The Idea of a University,” he wanted to convey that a University’s purpose was to be able to educate first-rate members of the social order. Newman’s theory, although over a hundred years old, still applies to today’s college students; many are seeking higher educations to not only lead to successful careers, but to also become an improved person in society. In a time when human endeavor was being redesigned, as industries, philosophies, and sciences were growing and affecting the world, Newman wrote an essay explaining the ideas and goals for seeking a liberal arts education....   [tags: Idea of a University] 1029 words
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University Foundation - University Foundation The presentation I choose to summarize is Greg Gissendanner’s presentation on the university foundation. Like most of the other presentations in class, Greg used the standard outline of presenting the unit’s history, mission, organizational structure, funding and financial concerns, and current issues. History. Greg showed that while many foundations look fairly similar today, the history of foundation development took on many different forms at different institutions....   [tags: University Foundation Education Essays] 2665 words
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Why University of Florida is better than University of Central Florida - UF vs. UCF: Reasons why UF is Superior Reason 1: National Rankings UF: 19 UCF: Unranked UF ranked in the top tier for Best Colleges 2004. UCF is the in last tier. UF is ranked 19th among public universities in the nation and is approaching the Top 10 Public Universities list. UCF did not even make the list. UF is ranked 48st in the nation among all universities. UCF is ranked somewhere between 188 and 250. There, that settles it; UF is better. Doesn't this make any other reason pointless. Source: US News College Ranking Index Reason 2:Individual Program Rankings (Note: US News discontinued the free access to College Rankings based on colleges so I am forced to use old data or else I wou...   [tags: UF UCF College University Comparison Essays] 2260 words
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Why I Should Win The University Philosophy Club Essay Contest - Why I Should Win The 1997 Jacksonville University Philosophy Club Essay Contest The Jacksonville University Philosophy Club is sponsoring its eighth annual undergraduate essay contest. The best argumentative essay, from any discipline, will receive the first place prize. I will demonstrate here why you will be compelled to award that prize to the essay that you are currently undertaking. We start this argument with the following premise, known as the Conservation of Energy. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed....   [tags: Writing Jacksonville University Essays]
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Local University Versus University Aboard - In these modernized world, where machine were invented by the modern people really help the Homo sapiens species that breed on earth to have an easy and such a conducive lifestyle. But, the development did not help us to decide which one between local universities or abroad universities is the best choice. There have been many opinions thrown toward this issue. So we hope that this essay will help the community to decide and then achieve a better answer upon this issue. As we know, universities are one of the facilities that have been provided by the government for several years ago....   [tags: education, learning, competitive, students, fees] 1719 words
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The University of Illinois - Is it possible to find the perfect college. Well I think that I have found mine. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a great college for me. It has all the aspects in a college that I am looking for. The University of Illinois has an interesting history and a prestigious reputation. It also has top of the line education, campus, and baseball program. The University of Illinois has some interesting history about it. It was founded in 1867 by John Milton Gregory, and started off with only two faculty members....   [tags: Education]
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The University Wits - THE UNIVERSITY WITS: The growing popularity and diversity of the drama, its secularization, and the growth of a class of writers who were not members of holy orders led in the 16th century to a new literary phenomenon, the secular professional playwright. The first to exploit this situation was a group of writers known as the University Wits, young men who had graduated at Oxford or Cambridge with no patrons to sponsor their literary efforts and no desire to enter the Church. They turned to playwriting to make a living....   [tags: Literature Writers ] 1302 words
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Compare and Contrast of the University of South Africa and University of Phoenix - Compare and Contrast of the University of South Africa and University of Phoenix In 1873, the University of the Cape of Good Hope was established; now referred as the University of South Africa or UNISA. The University of South Africa served as a model for all other branches of higher education in Africa. UNISA ultimately established itself as the examining center, not an instructional center, for Oxford and Cambridge Universities ("UNISA," n.d.). Today, the University of South Africa boasts over 300,000 students in Africa and around the world....   [tags: graduation, UNISA, cape of good hope]
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The University of South Africa and the British Open University - Introduction Institutions of distance education started with a similar focus, to bring higher education to students who are unable to participate in a traditional brick and mortar school setting. However, these schools are in no way cookie cutter images of each other. This paper is intended to compare and contrast the University of South Africa (UNISA) and that of The British Open University (OU) to investigate the similarities and differences between an institution based in a developing country; UNISA, and one based in a developed country, the OU....   [tags: Higher Education, Comparative, College]
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The University of South Africa and the British Open University - Introduction Institutions of distance education started with a similar focus of bringing higher education to students unable to participate in traditional universities. Though similar these schools are not cookie-cutter reproductions of each other. This paper will compare and contrast the University of South Africa (UNISA) located in the developing country South Africa, to that of The British Open University (OU) established in the United Kingdom, a developed country, over six dimensions: mission, population, historical background/organization, values inherent to the school, model of teaching and technology....   [tags: UNISA, distance education]
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Michigan State University and Texas Christian University - ... The score of IELTS’s test is 6.0. Regular admission needs SAT critical reading scores which is 480 or higher. Academic merit scholarships are provided by MSU to attract the number of students to attend in. Alumni Distinguished Scholarship is awarded to the top 15 candidates who have intellectual performance and participation in the MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition, and these scholarships include tuition, fees, room and board, and $1,000 annually. There are several scholarships related to Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition....   [tags: campus, cost, programs, sports] 1803 words
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Walla Walla University and Oregon Institute University - ... They offers majors in: Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s. The top ten majors taken at WWU are, Bachelor’s: 21%Health Professions, 13%Business/Marketing, 13%Engineering, 6%Biology, 6%Education, 6%Foreign Languages and Literature, 5%Public Administration and Social Services, 5%Visual and Performing Arts, Associate: 50%Business/Marketing, 33%Visual and Performing Arts. The minimum requirements for attending WWU are: Need to have completed an SAT or ACT exam, Must have scored at least Above 450 in the separate areas of the SAT and at least a 21 on the compiled ACT exam, must have a 3.00+ GPA, and must have taken 4 yrs....   [tags: tuition, location, activities, majors] 920 words
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Use of Tobacco Products at the University - Every year around half million people die from smoking tobacco or exposure to secondhand smoke (CDC). Tobacco use is an epidemic that cannot be stopped right away; however, many countries in the world are aware of this problem and have created new regulations that will prevent and reduce the number of smokers, hopefully in time. New polices have been implemented in schools, universities, indoor and outdoor places. Now, smoke-free or tobacco- free laws are posted in almost all colleges around the United States....   [tags: Smoking Essays]
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Statement of Purpose for University of Limerick - I am a student of Software Engineering at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. The purpose of writing this letter is to show my keen interest to spend one semester of my undergraduate studies at University of Limerick, Ireland. I was always attracted by computers since when I was a kid and keeping that interest in mind I decided to go for an undergraduate degree in Software Engineering at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. Here I have studied courses like Databases, Computer Programming, Networking, Artificial Intelligence, Data Warehouses and Mining, Software Requirement Engineering, Software Project Management and many more which have deepen my knowledge...   [tags: engineering, software, computer science] 550 words
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Is There a Hunger Issue at the University of Kansas - ... These needs are physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization (Maslow, 1943). Physiological needs include access to food, water, shelter, sex, and breathing. If students do not have access to food, then their basic needs are not being met. If their basic needs are not being met, then they will have difficulty reaching esteem and self-actualization. This is an issue because higher education serves as a tool for students to gain experience in the realm of self-actualization (problem solving, creativity, and morality)....   [tags: opening a food pantry on campus] 1298 words
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Influence of Alcohol on University Students - Introduction This essay is a research plan about the influence of alcohol on university students. It has five main parts.,they are literature review, specific research questions, dependent and independent variables, significance of research question and definition of concepts. First of all, the literature review is going to provide some backround, some previous studies in this field of study and some relevent information, then it has three research questions to specify the aim and the dependent and independent varieble for each of questions are going to be identified, after that, it will explain that why these questions are important to the aim and finally, there are some definition of conce...   [tags: Alcohol]
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Historical Landmarks at the University of Georgia - Chapel and Bell The Chapel and Bell serve as a unique historical landmark, representing the change of the University’s focus on religion to a now more secular institution. The University originally held ties to the protestant orthodoxy, which made the Chapel and Bell the main daily focus for mandatory church services. It was also used to signal the University’s beginning and end of classes, as well as emergencies. Now, the use of the Chapel and Bell has changed but maintained its traditional importance....   [tags: the chapel and bell, the Bulldogs] 1078 words
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Tuition Increases at University of Pennsylvania - In 1914, the tuition cost to go to the University of Pennsylvania at the Wharton School estimated at about $150 with a general fee of $10. This does not include other expenses such as room and board- which estimated to $180 and textbooks- estimated to $10. It is now 2014, one century later, and the tuition cost to go the exact university and school is $40,594, general fee of $3,772, technology fee of $716, and a recreation fee of $324. Once more, this does not include the expenses of residence halls ($8,330) and the average meal plan ($4,592)....   [tags: Tuition Costs, College Education, School]
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The Cons and Pros of University - University for me is where I begin my future career and adapt my learning in this area. The three major changes for me were settling into university life, working in groups and time and stress management. All of these have impacted my university experience and I am going to talk about how. Settling into university life was slightly different for me, because I chose not to move into any residency, so I commuted instead. Commuting for me is a lot cheaper than living in halls and because I don’t live to far away, it seemed logical....   [tags: settling, working, time, stress] 810 words
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Effects of Insomnia on University Students - INTRODUCTION This research plan focuses over the most likely effects of insomnia on the day to day life of a university student. Influential factors like lifestyle, physical health and psychological health, predicts the onset of insomnia into one’s life. These factors in turn disturb the equilibrium of life and helps in understanding insomniac affects on academic performance, social life and psychological well being of a university student. In doing so, one can determine the implication of the research and its applicability to the contemporary context....   [tags: Lifestyle, Health, Academic Performance] 1851 words
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Nike's Dispute With the University of Oregon - The paper examines the success of Nike in the 1990s, identifying their core values, the elements of their competitive advantage and their subcontracting policies. The effects of the bad publicity caused by the poor conditions in their sweatshops are analyzed, the company's turn to the corporate social and environmental responsibilities is described. Recommendations are suggested about the strategic development of Nike over the next five years. The paper responds to the following tasks: Explain Nike's mission, vision and values in about 1990, and critically analyze the basis of Nike's competitive advantage at that time....   [tags: Business Management] 1379 words
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A University Degree is a Good Investment - As a recent high school graduate, I spent the last year of high school deciding what I want to do with my life. It was time to seriously answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child this question seems so broad and open. There are a million things to choose from. One day I could’ve been a teacher, and the next day a veterinarian. But one thing you don’t hear most kids say they dream about being is a college graduate. However, when the time comes to plan your life, suddenly the options diminish and you’re really left with only two; college, or a job....   [tags: Higher Education, Student Loans]
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The Department of Psychology at State University - The psychology department of State University is considered an academic discourse community. They have a stated purpose, requirements for membership, and exercise intercommunication techniques. Furthermore, they have shared common knowledge that they use to advance their discipline and attract new members. Eleanor Kutz, a leading expert in the field of language and literacy, argues that academic discourse communities differ from informal ones in the critical area of assumed shared knowledge. She states, “building on the assumed shared knowledge...affects how people participate in academic communities, including introductory ones” (Kutz 344)....   [tags: academic discourse community]
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Statement of Purpose for University of Oxford - Life can be so short and shallow, sometimes it requires a tragedy to evoke us of what is truly crucial in life. Eight years ago my cousin died after suffering a severe asthma attack. I was so melancholy when thinking about all the life experiences that he will being missed by taken at such a youngish age, and what a loss this was for the whole society to never be aware of what good or contribution he could have achieved, if given time. Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. I realised that the fact of his end is not a nightmare....   [tags: biomedical engineering, healthcare, diagnostic] 1481 words
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Give Credit or Be Punished at the University - ... Part of plagiarism’s definition suggests that there is “[a] significant difficulty with the idea of plagiarism is that originality and authorship are technically quite difficult to trace…, and it becomes difficult to tell what counts as original work (Wardle and Downs).” The rule says plagiarism is “taking another’s idea without giving them credit and thus pretending that you invented the ideas yourself (Wardle and Downs).” The rule is broad and does not address the possibility of two individuals sharing the same idea....   [tags: plagiarism, exceptions, writers]
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Studying Technology at the University of Texas - Today, as Integrated Circuit has become core of all electronics products, merely able to design an IC is a not sufficient but main challenges lies in high performance & low power design optimization, Robustness with PVT variation tolerance and yield improvement. I know these mysteries can be only be unraveled by design innovation, developing new ideas & algorithms to increase performance of EDA tools. I believe ICS Research Group @ University of Texas, Austin is an ideal choice which can assist me in evolving my ideas to work on these challenges and overcome them , through a well structured curriculum, excellent research faculty and facilities....   [tags: Design Innovation, Integrated Circuit] 1404 words
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Performance Management at the University of Ghana - Performance Management at the University of Ghana It is commendable that the Balme Library is seeking to enhance their diverse customer base through several initiatives, including the improvement of their performance management system. Aguinis (2013) has noted the importance of an organization’s mission and goals being tied to the performance management plan. There are two prerequisites that Aguinis (2013) lists before a performance management system can be implemented: knowledge of the strategic goals of the organization and knowledge of the job....   [tags: balme library, job analysis]
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A Joyous Night at Lamar University - Lamar University hosted an incredible performance by the Lamar University Dance Company on November nineteenth and twentieth. The performance blended a mixture of modern, hip-hop, and ballet type dances throughout a series of eight separate dances. The dance ended with a half-hour long performance called Games which appeared to be the focal point of the entire performance. Each dance consisted of two to seven different dancers, while half of the dances used only female dances, a few dances used one to three male dancers....   [tags: Dance]
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Choosing the Correct University for Me - College is an important stepping stone into the future, and it is accompanied by many challenges. The heaviest burden we bear throughout high school is preparing for our future and getting into college. As my senior year approached, and my family and counselors were constantly hounding me to start looking into my different options, the big question hit me. What school do I want to go to. Some people know right away where they want to go, while others—including myself—remain unsure and hesitant....   [tags: campus, quality, education, family, tuition] 1115 words
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Applications Essay to University of Georgia - When I was young, I thought the world was simple. However, as I matured and became more exposed to the world, my eyes opened to adversity and its effects on people. My naivety faded away as I learned that things do not always work out as planned and that sometimes, life hands you the short end of the stick with no easy solution. I now know that adversity and suffering are an unavoidable aspect of life. Even though I know this, I still cannot understand. Every time, after listening to the problems of my friends, after seeing the homeless on the street, after hearing the suffering of the war-torn and sick on the news, one question continuously comes to mind—Why....   [tags: suffering, education, academics] 554 words
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The Power of Penn State University - The importance of a college degree and a good education remains indisputable, yet college carries a secondary purpose in providing an experience full of freedom and opportunities. The nation recognizes Penn State University for not only its academic excellence, but also for the “college experience” that accompanies the education. When older adults look back on their own college experiences, many think back on the “stupid things they did” with endearing feelings and refer to them as “good times” or “golden days”....   [tags: Penn State Essays] 1440 words
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Student Culture in a University - When most people are in the process of deciding their future college, they base most of their decision off of what the culture around a university is like. There are many aspects of the student culture around a university. It could be the ways different ethnic groups associate and live around campus, all the way to what the Greek life is like at the university. What do you think of when you hear the word "culture?" Perhaps art, theater and symphonies. Maybe you’re reminded of your family background, or the distinctive feel of cities like New York, Tokyo or Buenos Aires....   [tags: College, Universities, Education]
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Hazing In The University Environment - Television and movies have shown some of the gruesome and ridiculous things that fraternities do to their pledging members. This hazing has become a real issue both on the University of Illinois campus and nationally. The university has long attempted to eliminate it from fraternities, but how effective has this truly been. The question comes down to what has the University of Illinois done to solve the issue of hazing and have these measures proved effective in curbing fraternity hazing. To answer this question it was necessary to understand the past rulings, cases, and regulations developed over the years....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Food Services at Towson University - Towson University should make an effort to reduce theft in regards to food services. Food services loses about 40-50 Chic-fil-A sandwiches per day due to theft (Cubbler, R. 2011). Other stolen items are typically sushi, chicken nuggets, and bottled beverages (Cubbler, R. 2011). Towson University should provide a TU police officer during peak theft times, set up a visible working or dummy security camera in the dining facility, or place a set of lockers outside of the dining facility similar to the ones outside of the Bookstore....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Computer Engineering in Purdue University - My best and worst trait is insatiable curiosity, especially when it comes to electronic gadgets and PCs. I was the kid that rips open a brand new remote car to pull every component apart rather than playing with it. Over the years, I moved on to gutting PCs’ components, breaking some, and learning along the way. Later, I grew and graduated to dissecting and creating my own website and yet, my curiosity is still acute as ever. Knowledge of the digital world is infinite and I always have a strong urge to learn more about it....   [tags: College Application Essay] 715 words
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Alcohol Consumption of University Students - 1. Introduction The following is a research plan that reflects on alcohol consumption of university students. It gives a literature review that will define the problem, prevalence, identify the implications, describe some of the previous studies that have been done on this field and what are their limitations. Introduce the current study, the research topic evaluating the effects of alcohol consumption on university students. Explore any gaps that may occur between the past and current literature....   [tags: Alcohol]
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The Open University - OpenLearn - SUMMARY In this article, Santos, McAndrew, and Godwin discusses about OpenLearn, an Open Educational Resources (OER) website that provides free learning materials to people around the world. The Open University (OU) UK, which is one of the members of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, launched OpenLearn in 2006 as part of its initiative to provide free educational materials for learners worldwide. OpenLearn runs under the Moodle open-source learning management system. Similar to a real online course from a university, people can access OpenLearn on their personal computer and/or laptop....   [tags: Education]
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Black Women at Princeton University - In this brief report, I will be examining common practices, policies and resources that support Black women attending Princeton University. Included is a brief review of national averages in regards to higher education attainment and a rationale for continued rhetoric on this topic. My interest in this topic stem from my experience at State University’s Women Studies Program. While the conversation around gender is necessary and crucial, little attention was given to discussions of how race and gender affect an individual’s lived experience....   [tags: higher education, status]
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University Education Should Be Free - Independent.Leadership.Equality. All of these are three characteristics as to what free university education can provide to citizens.Higher education should be free of charge for the citizens of the United States.In the US the average cost for colleges per year is $8,893. Many middle class and under class people cannot afford such costs. It is true that the government will give you grants but most of the time students never get funding from them (Emmons 3). Most people of today can hardly afford a car let alone the fees and tuition of college....   [tags: tution, fees, college]
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Statement of Purpose for University - STATEMENT OF PURPOSE “Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” --The Shawshank Redemption One might wonder what made me to quote this. Well, this quote ameliorates my attitude towards life. I believe, this platitude which motivates me to strive for excellence and an ambition to be a part of a fast growing technological world have been the principal guiding forces throughout my career....   [tags: computer science, robotics, education] 859 words
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First Year of University Studies - At the start of my undergraduate education, I was taken aback by what I had ahead of me. Now finally out of high school, a bevy of opportunities suddenly sprang themselves upon me. I was faced with the questions of what classes to take, what to study, what to participate in, how to fend for myself, how to accomplish my goals, and countless others. After struggling with these monumental questions, I realized that, in fact, nothing had changed. I was still the same person I had always been, only now presented with much more opportunity and room to grow....   [tags: Personal Experience] 745 words
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Seeking Admission to Boston University - Life has a way of testing our fortitude. The challenges that I have experienced have deprived my life of normalcy. I am the product of a supportive Italian-American family and a self-proclaimed former resident of Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. I was forced to mature quickly as I watched ambulances race my dad to the hospital for countless extensive stays. Rather than fearing the anguish around me, I was intrigued by the health care environment. The medical professionals who cared for my dad encouraged us to stay positive, even when we knew that he might not be returning home....   [tags: health care, education, speech] 855 words
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Severance Hall on University Circle - ... In her memory, John Severance made several more contributions toward the halls completion, totaling 3 million. The building was dedicated in 1930, and completed in 1931, at a cost of 7 million dollars. The landmark building was recognized as one of the most modern, up-to-date concert facilities in America when it opened. Severance also has a chamber music hall, called the Reinburger Hall, which seats 400 patrons, while the main concert hall is able to seat 1,844. Before the construction of Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra first performed in the much smaller Grays Armory in downtown Cleveland and then moved to the Masonic Auditorium for concerts in the 1920s’....   [tags: architecture, concerts, scene] 715 words
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Leland Stanford Jr University - Anton Chekhov once said, “The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.” In this quote, he is saying that a university brings out who a person really is. Choosing the right university can be a hard decision if one does not have the proper knowledge. “Leland Stanford Junior University, [also known as Stanford University], is a private, coeducational institution, located in Stanford, California,” which is in northwestern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto(Stanford University). Stanford is a prestigious Ivy-League university with a rich history and provides a strong education along with many resources for those who want to excel in athletics or carry out a social life....   [tags: Biography, History, Academics, Education]
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Starting at State University - Since starting at Community College, my first and foremost priority has been my academics. I started as a fulltime student in the fall of 2009 nevertheless, I will have enough credits to transfer with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences for the spring semester of 2010. This is partially because I took college classes in high school and partially because I am not the type of person to take a light course load. I strive for academic excellence and I accept nothing less. I hope to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh because I want to complete a bachelor’s degree in biology and unfortunately, the Community College is only a two-year institution....   [tags: college admissions essays] 533 words
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Commercialization of University Technology - Commercialization of university technology has been on a rise ever since the Bayh-Dole Act came into action in 1980. Under this act, universities got the right to retain title and license inventions funded by federal sponsors (Thursby et al, 2000, 2), which has made universities an important source of commercially important inventions (Chesbrough, 2003). According to 2006 OECD reports, around 17% of R&D activities in OECD countries are done by universities. Academic entrepreneurship is not a single action but comprises of a series of activities (Friedman, Silberman, 2003)....   [tags: Technology, Bayh-Dole Act] 1244 words
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Information on Auburn University - Auburn University is an institution with land, sea, and space grants and it occupies more than 1,840 acres. The university helped fulfill the dreams for twenty-five thousand students. It is composed of over three hundred buildings, is still growing today, and it is in Auburn, Alabama. The percentage of men is fifty-one percent and the percentage of women is forty-nine percent. Only thirty-five percent of the students came from outside the state of Alabama. Auburn is mainly recognized for the majors of business, architecture, and engineering, but the university has more than one hundred and forty five majors to choose from....   [tags: College, History, Campus, Athletics] 717 words
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University versus Vocational Education - ... Therefore, vocational courses aimed at teaching students the economically needed curriculum can in fact reduce the unemployment rates, as vocational graduates can fill the empty seats in different occupations. Taking young adults off the streets and giving them a chance to get their place in life by offering them vocational studies can be resultant in decreased crime rates, as Silberman suggests (1978, pp.167-176). The reason behind this claim comes from the fact that vocational education is often granted by the government....   [tags: higher education, education types]
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Obesity Among University Students - In America, obesity proves to affect at least one third of the adult population. This itself is substantial but obesity also leads to other diseases that would be detrimental to individuals such as, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer. These deaths are the ones that are preventable if people paid greater attention to their nutrition, exercise and their weight. Unhealthful changes: Intake of sugars, soft drinks, cheese, cream, and fats and oils has increased.” (Sarafino 197)....   [tags: disease, stroke, diabetes] 1314 words
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Plagiarism by University Students - Academic writing is the process of using language that is appropriate for both the audience to understand as well as for the the task, and is a practices that abides by different rules then one would usually associate with that of personal writing. In contrast to personal writing, academic writing explores theories and deeper levels of thinking whilst adhering to a specific ‘tone’ and following traditional conventions and styles of punctuation, grammar, and spelling. There are specific skills that aid success in academia, three of which will be discussed in the body of this essay; critical thinking, planning and plagiarism....   [tags: academic writing, language, critical thinking]
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Community College vs. University - Attention: Future college students, After twelve years of school, where will you go next. Many of you have developed the ambition to prolong your education and attend college. Today, there are many more options than there were in the past. One does not have to graduate high school and go straight to a four year university. It is sometimes better for a student to go to a community college and focus on transfer courses or simply get an Associate’s Degree. On the other hand, there are young adults that prefer to leap straight into a university and focus on the specific program for their Bachelor’s Degree....   [tags: Higher Education ] 563 words
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Admission to Bastyr University - Bastyr is the only internationally recognized university as a pioneer in natural medicine. Bastyr has the finest school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the country. This is only university granting a regionally and professionally accredited Doctorate in the United States; taught by the leading integrative medical educators in the world. Additionally, Bastyr’s DAOM program is the foremost leader of research in my areas of interest, which are oncology and advanced Pain management. The field of Oriental Medicine with a specialization in oncology and advanced pain management is of strong importance to me since cancer has touched the lives of people who are very dear to me.My maternal fa...   [tags: Admissions Essay] 1513 words
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