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The College Dorm Room - Four bedrooms, five baths, a full kitchen and huge living room, this used to be what I called home. Eighteen years later however, home has become a twelve by ten foot college dorm room. What was once a huge house has become a one bedroom dorm which also doubles as a living room and kitchen area. In comparing these two homes there is more then meets the eye. Obviously living conditions change, however with careful preparation you can still keep that “home” feeling. One of the most obvious differences of living in a college dorm room is being away from your parents and out on your own....   [tags: College] 1826 words
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My College Career Choices - You go three years of high school preparing for college and at the same time having fun. Until you are in your senior year of high school that’s when you realize and start asking your self what college do I want to go to. Or what college career I want to pursue. That’s when you notice you have but so little time to answer these questions. Me I’m in my last year of high school and I though I already knew what career I wanted to pursue, but its now that I notice that not even I know what I’m going to do with my life....   [tags: college, ] 455 words
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Candidates for College - I’ve been greatly attracted to the idea of attending Denison College ever since I went to the College Fair in Aspen, CO last October and talked to your representatives there. A close friend of mine and her mother also visited Denison last spring and spoke highly of the exquisite beauty of the campus which sits on top of a ridge surrounded by many other hills, a different but appealing kind of terrain for me. They enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and students whom they encountered and the smallness of the classes they attended....   [tags: college, candidates,] 419 words
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The Price of College - Is it fair to charge one customer a higher price for the same product because they have more money. Most people would say no, just because they earn more money doesn’t mean they should have to spend it. This is one of the reasons why it’s not right to consider basing college tuition prices on income. Determining how much a student pays for college based on income could give everyone an equal opportunity to go. However, it would create budget issues, unfair pricing and a lack of student motivation....   [tags: higher learning, college Education]
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The Electoral College - I choose to agree with the Electoral College. I don’t want a direct popular election because I want the smaller states to still have a voice, but, if America switches to direct popular election, the way things are, might just go worse. There are some good reasons for a direct popular election, and there are not good reasons for one too. I like the Electoral College a lot, and I would like the voting system to keep it that way. However, our founding fathers created the Electoral College, being the geniuses they are, created a good way to elect a president that would not cause chaos or havoc in the country....   [tags: Electoral College, USA,] 775 words
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Cost of College Controversy - ... Although the financial aid sounds like a good plan at the time, it causes the ones who take aid to being their adulthood in a large amount of debt. Even though there are a number of scholarships and financial aid programs available, each student must qualify and meet certain requirements that are not always met. Although most colleges do not consider ways to lower the cost, many alternatives are achievable. Expenditures for faculty salaries are a direct cost of instruction (Middaugh). This is one main concern that is questioned on a regular basis....   [tags: higher Education, college]
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Time Out For The Electoral College - Time Out for the Electoral College American citizens are naïve of the function of the Electoral College because they believe in error that they directly elect the President and Vice President when in fact the “Electors” representing the candidates cast the Electoral College votes. The Electoral College Two hundred years ago, the Framers of the Constitution outlined the Electoral College when they disagreed on who should elect the president, and disagreed on the role of the people, the congress, and the states in the political process....   [tags: Elections Electoral College Government] 1759 words
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Safety on College Campuses - Safety is a tremendous issue on college campuses, and additional procedures need to be taken to prevent crimes from happening. When walking onto a college campus as a young adult, people get a rush of the unknown. The unknown could be going to college parties and late night study groups. College should be like any high school or elementary school and have better security measures to protect their students. The reasons we need these extra steps are to prevent violence, give students a sense of security, and monitor visitors on campus....   [tags: Safety, College Campuses, ] 514 words
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The Decision: Finding the Right College - ... When a student first thinks about choosing a college, they may think the decision making process will not be that laborious. However, once they have received hundreds of pieces of mail from different schools around the country, it can be difficult to taper down the choices. Even after a student has somewhat narrowed down their choices, they must now decide on the exact school they feel is the best fit for them. This can be a stressful process on the student, as it takes time, patience, and plenty of thinking to discover the right fit for them....   [tags: Informative, College Life] 2089 words
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Why College Football Needs A Playoff - ... Alabama and Oregon already played them and each lost. The analysts said it was another team’s turn to play LSU. This is in all likelihood the view among many voters. There have been various scenarios proposed by fans and media. In particular, the one suggested by long-time sports broadcaster Brent Musberger. My dream scenario – and its not going to happen – would be to take eight conference champions, and only eight conference champions, and play the quarterfinal of a tournament on campuses in mid-December… [t]he four losers would remain bowl eligible....   [tags: College Athletics]
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Possible Difficulties In College - The results of going to college the very first time vary with different people. Some people will be frightened by the way of life change, and the transition from living with family to being by their selves. On the other hand some people will be ready to move on, and to proceed with their future, and will jump at the moment to take another class that will better themselves. College will provide difficulties around every corner but will also provide the opportunities to go around those difficulties to succeed....   [tags: college Education, higher learning] 537 words
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Is Shortening the Length of College the Answer? - ... According to the author, on an average, a student has to pay $43,000 (including lodging fees) per year. With this outrageous amount, most students get discouraged to go for higher education. This is one of the major reasons why government and several of the institutions are now offering their students options to finish their degrees in four years. Not only does this save a lot for the students, it also saves on a lot of tax payers money with respect of the cost associated per student as borne by the college....   [tags: Education College University]
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Unfairness in the Electoral College - If you think on the Election Day, you just voted for US president, than you are mistaken, just like millions of Americans who hope their votes would pick next president. When voting for President, we actually vote for state electors who hold Electoral votes. Electoral votes are the votes that decide victory of candidate in election. This Electoral College System has limited democracy to people in major three ways. Electoral college holds an ability to alter result of Election over popular votes, discriminates candidates to campaign in certain states not others, and creates high voter turnouts....   [tags: Electoral College, USA, ] 798 words
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A College Education - A College Education: Did you know that now is the perfect time to seek a college degree and reep the rewards of such an accomplishment. Studies show that in 2008 alone, more adults are finding themselves enrolled in college classes. In a fearless effort to fit in with society many adults have targeted college degrees to gain the success they seek after. This success is both abroad and personal to college graduates. A College Education provides Rewards for ones’ Future; people who earn degrees market themselves for Earning a College Degree, Long-Term and Short-Term Career Goals, Lifestyle Choices and Financial Growth....   [tags: College Education Benefits] 1671 words
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The Fight for College - The Fight for College Throughout my life I have adapted to certain things that are truly unequal, unfair, and unjust. There has always been a mountain in the way of a goal or a dream. But the mountains of life aren't always there to make things difficult. They are there to make you fight for what you want. And I feel that you have to fight to succeed this day and age. My fight is on for me to go on to college. I want to go to college more than anything in the world. The reason it is so important to me is I would like to be the first one to graduate from college in my family....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 450 words
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Alcoholism and College - The Sociological Imagination Sometimes people think they are the biggest failure known to mankind. They can be the biggest drug addict, homeless person, or idiot. But whenever somebody screws up, they tend to take it hard on themselves, thinking of themselves as a loser and this only carries the problem farther. This can also happen among friends. Often when a friend fails in a certain aspect of life he or she is looked down upon by his friends and family and possible even seen as lesser of a person....   [tags: Drinking Binge Alcoholism College] 734 words
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College and Career Readiness - ... Career readiness entails have the skills necessary to work in a career that pays a “family-sustaining wage” (Achieve, 2011). Research shows that increasingly being college ready and being career ready require the same knowledge and skills. Graduates need to be able to participate in training either on the job, at a vocational school, or at a university. Measuring College and Career Readiness The ACT test can be used to measure college readiness in the four core curriculum areas. According to data from 2010, sixty-six percent of all ACT-tested high school graduates met the English College Readiness but only 24 percent of student met the college readiness standards in all four areas, English, Reading, Math, and Science....   [tags: Education, Remedial Courses, College Preparation] 1668 words
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The Pressures of College - As new students head off to college, thousands of young adults are getting their first real taste of freedom - a chance to sketch out dreams, manage their time, and test various Ramen Noodle creations unaware of the pressures they are about to commit themselves to. According to Zinsser all college pressures can be combined into four classifications. Peer Pressure, Economic and Parental Pressures, and Self-Induced Pressure. Without them a student of our generation would not be a student, but with them, students of our time are faced with a reality that is less appealing....   [tags: College Pressure Descriptive Essays] 490 words
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Army to College - From Army to College As the bus entered the heavily guarded military instillation, I gazed upon the sign that read, "Be All that You Can Be." When the bus stopped, several angry Drill Instructors boarded and began introducing us to a very colorful vocabulary, usually reserved for drunken Sailors. They instructed us to gather our belongings, get off the bus and assemble in a circular formation. As I searched for the strength to get up, I found myself moving, while several Drill Instructors yelled at us for our clumsy attempt to dismount the bus and fall into formation....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1128 words
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Getting into College and Taking the ACT - Until this past spring I hadn't thought much about what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go for college. One day in the spring the junior class had a meeting in the auditorium about taking our ACT test and college plans. After that meeting I realized I needed a change, getting into college wasn't going to be a breeze, kind of how I had treated high school. Although I always considered myself to be fairly smart, I never had put much effort into school, but after seeing the facts and requirements to get into schools, and especially after hearing Ms....   [tags: Standardized Testing, College Admission Test] 799 words
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Working in College - Working in College Executive Summary • Students are increasingly likely to work while in college. Since 1984, the fraction of college students aged 16 to 24 who also work full- or part-time has increased from 49 to 57 percent. Not only are students more likely to work today, but they are more likely to work full-time: the share of students working full-time while going to school full-time has nearly doubled, rising from 5.6 percent in 1985 to 10.4 percent in 2000. In 2000, 828,000 full-time students worked full-time, compared to 366,000 in 1985....   [tags: Employment Jobs College Education Essays] 4041 words
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Differences Between High School and College - It is often said, that high school, prepares a student for college. For certain, a student is being prepared, but only for what the world has to offer, and that is making choices on what to pursue. Certainly, most people would concur with this statement. But, the fact to consider is, that high school does not prepare a student for the major difference in the challenge. One difference in the area of challenge is the work. In high school, students are not challenged with assignments. Generally, an assignment in high school does not require much depth....   [tags: college Education, higher education] 557 words
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The Necessity of College Degrees in Today's Job Market - You’re 50 years old, sitting at the bar with your best friend of over 30 years, talking about the good ole days, reminiscing about your first love and how you looked forward to that first day of work at the job you thought you would have for the rest of your life. Suddenly you find out that your best friend just lost his job of thirty five years to a “snot nose kid” who just graduated college with a bachelor degree in engineering. Not even a generation ago, most parents thought that college was a waste of time and money....   [tags: college education] 801 words
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My First Day at College and the Friends I met - My first day at college had a great meaning to me. It was the beginning of my dream to go to college and to pursue a higher education.I had so many emotions running trough me , it was the first time being in this level and the first time paying for education myself. I always wanted to be a college student, a serious student who would decide what to be in her life. The first day at Truman College was on August 25th, 2005. The first year of my freshman year and Fall semester. That day I had so many things on my mind, from what I was going to wear to figure out where the class number and the floor it would be located at....   [tags: college, ESL,] 937 words
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Prepared for College: Ready to Write, Learn and Work - I entered college with a mindset prepared to learn, write and do work. However, I was not familiar with the amount of work that I would be receiving. I was also unaware of how quickly we would be going through the information in the textbooks. This came as a shock to me because all of this would be happening in such a short amount of time. When I saw the English syllabus for the first time, I panicked and thought “oh my goodness”, how am I going to do all of this. I read through the syllabus over three times and never was I able to answer that question....   [tags: college, education] 799 words
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Student Survival Guide for Axia College Students - Student Survival Guide This guide is to help future students embarking on an educational path at Axia College. It will explain and show all the many resources available through Axia College. To begin a distance learning educational course, you must first find the need and desire inside yourself for this program. Once you understand why you are here, it will be easier to succeed throughout the classes. Using Educational Resources Axia College offers many resources and tools that are user-friendly to help you succeed throughout your program....   [tags: college, higher learning, college education] 1269 words
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College Hazing - Hazing in universities across the nation has become an increasingly dangerous ritual that is seemingly becoming more difficult to put an end to due to its development into an “underground” activity. Though a regular activity in the seventies, hazing, a possible dangerous act of initiation to a group, has now become an activity that is banned in thirty-nine states (Wagner 16). However, this ritual has not been stopped or become less severe. In fact it is becoming more dangerous. Since it has been banned, with many colleges imposing their own penalties against those participating in it, many fraternities and sororities have pursued this activity in an underground fashion....   [tags: College University Student Hazing Violence]
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Preparing High School Seniors for College - Making sure high school seniors are ready for college is a top priority for parents today. The motivation behind parents putting the extra effort to increase their child’s chances of college acceptance is to gain financial assistance to pay for college tuition. The best way to go about this is for a high school senior to score high on the ACT college entrance exam, which is what schools look at when deciding to award scholarships to students and is usually the determining factor for most four-year universities when deciding which students receive acceptance....   [tags: college, high school seniors, ACT,]
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Balancing the Life of a Non-traditional College Student - College can be a particularly difficult period of time in any person’s life if they fail to properly prepare for the inevitable stress that result from it. Any person entering college for the first time must constantly strive to strike a balance it their life between the demands of school and the similar demands from work, family, church, etc. Today, colleges are providing students with more flexibility through night classes and a variety of classes offered through distance learning, including online courses....   [tags: Non-traditional College Students, college, edcucat] 534 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: The College Experience - College Admissions: The College Experience In High School, college seemed to be the scariest thing that I could think of. Whenever I thought about it my stomach would immediately begin to spin in circles. Although I was ready to go off and be by myself and meet new people I was scared to death at the same time. I didn't know much about the "college experience" and what I did know (or thought I knew) scared me. I pictured hard classes that I wouldn't be able to keep up with, people that wouldn't like me, long hikes to get to my classes, and horrible food....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1215 words
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What makes a first year college student successful? - ... students who feel at ease with their environment, have a higher tendency to achieve success in college, for example studies have shown that African American students that attend predominantly white universities are more likely to either have lower grade point averages or drop out at higher rates than their white counterparts and African Americans at historically black colleges. (Allen, Epps & Hanuf, 1991; Braddock & Dawkins 1981) This is a common example of how change could affect a student’s ambition unconsciously....   [tags: College Success Freshman]
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Work Hard, Party Harder: Alcoholism and College Campuses - College. A great place to build a foundation for the future. A great place for independence, responsibility and maturity. Sure that’s all part of the whole college experience, but what really lurks on campus during the late nights. What happens on Fridays and Saturdays. Are students in their dorms anxiously for Monday to come. Well, all types and ranges of activities come about; from a good game of tennis at the tennis court, to lighting up that mary-jane at the parking lot. I know this may sound harsh, but how many college students you know spend their weekends in a library reading books, or thinking about what would be discussed in next weeks class....   [tags: college students, underage drinking, ] 789 words
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Making College More Affordable: Tuition Aid Grant - ... On the other hand, these sorts of generous “targeted grants” may encourage too many unqualified people to attend universities. This is when it is agreeable to say that the eligibility requirements to obtain and keep the TAG are necessary. In order to be eligible to receive the TAG one must demonstrate financial need, be a U.S citizen or eligible non- citizen, permanent resident of New Jersey for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment, enrolled at an approved college, university or degree-granting proprietary school within New Jersey, maintain satisfactory academic progress and not owe money to the government....   [tags: Higher Education, college]
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How Scholarships Can Pay for Your College - Merit scholarships are contests that require you to win something based on your sport, or academic accomplish. A need based scholarship helps you with your tuition if financial aid does not cover everything. Merit, and need based scholarships can help you pay for college. A need based scholarship can be a loan or federal money given to you every semester. A merit scholarship can be award to you if there are good grades, or an athlete’s talent involved. In everyday life you have to earn rewards. For example scholarships are built on hard work....   [tags: Merit scholarships, scholarships, college, ] 516 words
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Types of College Students - Types of College Students You have just graduated from high school and passed the Standard Academic Test. Your application to college has been accepted and it’s your first day at class. It is most likely you will encounter three types of college students on your campus. The three types of college students are usually called the jocks, the nerds, and the normal people. The reason for this essay is to clear up some concepts regarding the three types of college students. One group, The Jocks, is the show-off type of people who puts off their homework assignments until the last minute....   [tags: Descriptive College Essays Observation] 452 words
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How to Succeed in College - How to Succeed in College College 101 has been a very informative class. It has taught me a lot about college and the changes you have to make while attending college. I learned a lot about certain programs that the school offers, I knew nothing about these programs before I took this class and I probably never would have known anything about them if I never would have taken this class. In this class I have learned about three important concepts that can be very useful throughout my college years to come....   [tags: College Education Organization Essays] 635 words
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The Privilege of the College Experience - The Privilege of the College Experience At age four, I was a firewoman, fighting to save the spirits and possessions of those faced with devastation. Twelve short months later, my occupation mutated into the daring role of a policewoman working to keep the peace. Later, still devoted to the sake of betterment, I finished my fourth year of law school and took my bar exam with F. Lee Bailey and Johnny Cochran. Nothing more notorious than a thief seemed to cross my 10-year-old mind. Unpractical but whole and with an intense fancy, I lived one hundred lives....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 501 words
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I'm Going to College - I'm Going to College Neither my grandmother, nor any of my great aunts, went on to college.  It was too expensive for their family.  My great Aunt Nancy, however, did try to take night classes at the University Extension, which was held at her high school.  Unfortunately, she was unable to continue paying for these classes, so she left the University Extension program with only twelve credits earned. Aunt Nancy just continued to work at the job she acquired, right out of high school, and work her way up through the ranks at this job.  There was no push by her parents to continue her education, and therefore, there was no pressure on her to attend college.  Aunt Nancy had once told me, "There is great value in a college education, for career purpose.  It is so necessary now, where as years ago it was not as essential."  She also explained to me that college can help to build better social skills, which will be used in everyday life.  Now that Aunt Nancy is retired, she reads a lot.  When she was younger, her mother only took her to the city library three times a year to get books to read.  So, as a child she did not read as much as she reads now.  While in school, she only preformed the necessary reading and writing that was required.  Now, she reads the newspaper, books, or a magazine almost everyday.  My mother, on the other hand, did attend college.  Actually, she has attended college twice now.  The first time she went, she gained a degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician.  Later in life, she went back to college and attained her accounting degree.  My mother decided that she was not happy as a Medical Technician, so she wanted to go back to school to learn of what fields would interest her....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1327 words
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Cross-Cultural Communication on College Campuses - Time Cultures in the American Campus Introduction: For most of international students, the American campus life is full of challenge because of the cross-cultural adaption process. Once you step into a different culture, you will face the differences from external aspects such as food, dress and customs to the internal ones, such as values and beliefs. And anyone who first comes to the America will notice the Americans¡¯ attitude towards time. Why the Americans never seem to have enough time and always emphasize the time....   [tags: Education College] 1314 words
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Plans for College and the Future - Plans for College and the Future What will I do for the rest of my life. Every person asks this question at some stage of their life, usually during their later teenage years. As a high school junior, I am now asking myself this question. After considerable thought, I have devised a tentative plan for my future. I realize that some of these plans and goals may change over time, but with a plan, the first steps of the journey can begin. To prepare me for the journey, I have taken very challenging high school curriculum, such as Honors and Advanced Placement courses....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 444 words
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How to be a Good College Student - How to be a Good College Student College is a competitive environment; in order to succeed in it a student needs certain skills. Those skills can only be learned. A college professor mentioned that there five basic rules that need to be followed in order to become a good student: study, do all the homework and the assigned reading, attend class, and, most importantly, develop self-discipline and time management 1. In the following lines, a detailed analysis of those different steps will be done....   [tags: College Education School Essays] 555 words
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College Should Not be a Playground - College Should Not be a Playground University students today have it pretty good. At decent-sized schools, students have access to any number of low-cost services that civilians would donate organs for. We get gyms and fitness centers for free or close to it. We have computer labs, lounges and more clubs and societies arriving every semester. With little or no fees, on-campus coffee bars and pick-up basketball games make traveling into the real world increasingly ludicrous. Sure, we pay more in tuition rates to help off set the cost, but college students these days shouldn't sweat the bill's bundled-in activity fees - it's simply worth it to fork over a little extra cash for the added convenience....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 918 words
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College Admissions Essays - A Photograph - College Admissions Essays - A Photograph Attach a small photograph (3.5 x 5 inches or smaller) of something important to you and explain its significance. At an age when my friends’ floors were strewn with toys, dirty clothes, or video-game cartridges, mine was smothered in paper of all sorts — books, magazines, reams of white and college-ruled, paper bags, paper airplanes. This pattern has survived, and it is representative of the way I live. The house of my life is built on a foundation of paper....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 727 words
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This is Not the Perfect College Admissions Essay - This is Not the Perfect College Admissions Essay Choose the day, Choose the sign of the day. The day’s divinity, the first thing I see, a crazy world that beckons me. As I stand forth today in my infancy, I wish to seek— seek the knowledge which I must find for I must be in control of thee. The power to control oneself and the ones beside me, For if I not have the ultimate control rival that of Satan. This is the apocalypse. Apocalypse not of the world but that of my world, my inner feelings my dreams, my ambitions....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 474 words
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The African American College Dropout Rate - Throughout the years the dropout rate of African Americans has increased and decreased. Many people look at black students as if they sit there and do not learn anything at all but we do try. Some may think that the only reason the black students drop out is because their grades, but that’s not true. Some dropout because of financial pressure, health problems, mental, emotional, and social issues, and may not have family support. “Blacks have been historically been under represented for the past years” (Herndon 489)....   [tags: Blacks, African Americans, College Dropout Rates, ]
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Free College Admissions Essay - College Admissions: Essay for Stanford As the beast ran rampant through the streets, I couldn't help but wonder if my work had been for naught. Trying to salvage any remains, I chased my dog from the room and stared at the havoc left in his wake. The city lay in ruins; the buildings were razed. The prospect of beginning from scratch was ponderous, but I instantly welcomed the challenge. With patience and determination, I began returning the small plastic bricks into their former glory; and then greater glory....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 521 words
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College Education is the Best Investment - The Value of a College Education Why is it important to achieve a college degree, certificate or diploma. Generally speaking, what is the importance of having a college education. This is a question that I have been debating and fighting with myself for the past five years. Is it because with a college education a person can get a better job, earn more money and ensure himself of a better life. Or is the whole concept of college a fraud and a scam to manipulate individuals in feeling inferior without it....   [tags: College Education Learning School Essays] 1413 words
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Fighting the Cost of College Tuition - Fighting the Cost of College Tuition College tuition is a hot topic these days. For a long time, people did not pay much attention to tuition. Today, things are changing. More and more, people are realizing how high tuition has gotten and now they want that to change. In the following essay, I have tried to tackle a very difficult topic. The problem with this topic was that, during research, I found that almost all of the information regarding it was attack after attack on the college administrations....   [tags: Teaching Education College Financial Essays]
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High School vs. College: A Personal Experience - High School vs. College During high school, I did not have to study as hard as I do now that I am in college. Usually, I would be able to study the day before the test and score a hundred percent. Although, occasionally, I would be able to skip a few classes and get the notes from a classmate or of course, resort to guessing. However, now that I am in college, the lectures require much more attentiveness and are more complex: composing more information, meaning that one has to proportion time more responsibly and take an advantage of good study habits....   [tags: high school experience, college experience] 547 words
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Uses of a College Education - Uses of a College Education Is there really a difference between common sense and book sense. In general, common sense is that sixth sense or that survival intuition that has been given to every animal on earth. Therefore, common sense is literally an instinct or an advanced understanding about one’s surroundings. Many people think of common sense as intuition or wisdom that comes from living a life that exposes one to many different experiences and circumstances. On the other hand, book sense can be derived from the same experiences and circumstances as common sense, but there is a difference....   [tags: University College Degree Purpose Essays] 789 words
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