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College Readiness - Determining college readiness is an essential part in determining who will qualify as a good candidate for admission into a college or a university. The last thing that colleges want is for students to qualify for admission and drop out, this affects drop out rate and graduation rate. According Robin Chait and Andrea Venezia (2009), to about 83 percent of high school graduates enroll in some form of postsecondary education, but only about 52 percent of students complete their degrees. Further, a very small proportion of students complete a degree in four years—“among students starting at ‘four-year’ institutions, only 34 percent finish a B.A....   [tags: Education ]
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College Vs. Pros: Athletes Should NOT Skip College - The innocence is slowly fading away. Nike, Addidas, Reebok and McDonald are fighting each other off in pursuit of finding a new face to sell and sponsor their products. The camera crews are off course invited, to capture all the action. Films can be later made out of this footage for more revenues. It all about blowing this moment up and making sure it is hyped up to the biggest possible level. The sport news writers have been talking about this for months now. Little kids are now wearing t-shirts with his name on it....   [tags: sports, athletics, higher education] 1153 words
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Campus in the Sky - Campus in the Sky When I was 18 I moved out of my parent's house into what most would consider a small two bedroom apartment with a friend. To me it was a kingly palace because it was mine. A dishwasher that didn't work, a room so small that my bed barely fit, and bathroom I had trouble turning around in without running into a wall. Still, it was my own, and that was all that mattered. I worked a 9-5 job, scraping every penny to get by. It took two years for me to realize that there had to be something better....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education College Essays] 1472 words
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U.S. is Blessed with an Education System - ... In the fall of every year, high school graduate begin this journey toward personal success, whether living on campus or with parents. There is a sense of maturity many of them feel when beginning this journey with the goal of graduating college and receiving the best credential possible to getting a well-paying job. In “She Can Play That Game, Too” by Kate Taylor. A very important issue is being raised. The idea of “hooking up” is becoming a sensation among many rising college students. Most of whom have ambitious goals to achieve but the college life of classes, volunteering, and joining a club or fraternity became their main college objectives so much that all these achievements and d...   [tags: diversity, college, competition] 1082 words
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Why People Attend College - A majority of people these days are planning or are going to college. These people have many reasons for going to college. The option of going to college is a major decision and there are many factors that are considered in making this decision. One of the many reasons of making the decision to go to college is to receive a bigger salary. Another reason is for the opportunities that become available from going to college. People also decide go to college to be better prepared and successful in the future....   [tags: education, decision]
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Getting in Debt for Higher Education - ... Of that 20 million, nearly 12 million or 60% borrow annually to help pay their cost. The total amount of student loan debt held by Americans surpassed $1 trillion in 2011(Wikipedia, 2009). But we can see the statistics that the easiest way, Student loan, isn’t effective and student will be in chain of debt which they can’t get out easily. For some students who are studying science subject, medical subject, or any other subject that is paid well off after graduation can easily pay their dept....   [tags: the cost of college, university]
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Why Not Community College? - Although 2010 was not by definition, a recession year, it certainly felt like one. The growth of the economy was stifled, unemployment was stagnated at a little less than ten percent and interest rates and inflation were at near depression levels by year’s end. The state of the economy unequivocally influences tax collections and budgets, which in turn determines the financial prosperity of higher education, especially in the public sector. The two main sources of revenue for public colleges and universities are state appropriations and tuition....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Education and the Quality of Life - ... The increase in pay can be seen in many different ways. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a bachelor’s degree earned $400 dollars more a week than those with just a high school diploma (Ebersole para. 6). The increase in pay can also be described over lifetimes. The earning potential in a lifetime of those with a high school diploma is $1.2 million, compared to $2.1 million with a bachelor’s degree. Those with a master’s degree could earn on average $2.5 a lifetime (Ebersole para....   [tags: college, degree, earning]
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Factors to College Dropouts - Obviously, education is considered by most people as a survival kit for security of tenure and financial stability. Truly, many high school graduates who are enroll in college find themselves dropping off school in the first year of their college education. Admittedly, President Barack Obama’s administration knows this issue and has decided to even put out a $380 million educational budget for 2010 to assist students at risk of dropping out and to encourage high school graduates to earn an associate or bachelors degree in college....   [tags: Higher Education]
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The Cost of Higher Education - The cost of college is on a constant up rise. Unfortunately, there's no perfect formula for figuring out how much money college will cost. The costs for things like tuition and books change every semester and depend on the college or university that you select(Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, 2014). The cost differs for students who decide to attend an out of state college versus in state, as well as the students who attend private colleges over universities and for those who commute instead of living on campus....   [tags: college, tuition, books]
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Should College Athletes Be Payed or Not? - College athletes now-a-days are getting paid to play like its a job. Although, do they deserve the pay they get or even the pay at all. College athletes do not deserve to be paid because the point of college is to get an education, not a “camp” before the pros. It has been statistically proven that out of all the Division 1 sports teams, only 45% of them are actually allowed to graduate. Colleges need to focus on the “athletic-students” now. They need to get the “athletic-students”, who are only in college for the sports, to become “student-athletes”, who are students that are good at sports but have school as the number one priority....   [tags: sports, education, ncaa]
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Axia College Survival Guide - Continuing your education can be a difficult journey when a person decides to explore opportunities by furthering their education. Attending traditional classes or distance education classes provides stability and growth, which furthers individual qualities in our society. Students attending college should have access to all necessary tools, guidelines and materials to achieve the best education. The purpose of this paper is to provide college student with a Survival Guide while attending Axia College....   [tags: Higher Education] 1328 words
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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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What is the Purpose of College? - A college education gives a person the opportunity to be successful in life, either financially or morally dependent on the goals that they set for their life. They will choose a college that offer programs for the major of their choice, where they will specialize and receive a degree. The decision to pursue a higher education will give the opportunity to earn a better income over someone who does not have a degree. College is more of life preparation course that will help make sure a successful career....   [tags: Education, informative, expository]
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College Is Necessary for a Successful Future - ... According to the US government, the median pay for job zone three is $35,000. The median pay for job zone one is $13,000. Using the beliefs of Justin Draeger, the majority of college graduates are likely to end up in job zones 4 or 5 where the median salary is between fifty and sixty thousand dollars per year (Draeger). As the studies further prove, college graduates earn better jobs with higher salaries. With a degree from a first-rate college connections are made with potential jobs; job applicants without degrees are looked down upon by employers....   [tags: job, education, graduate]
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College Benefits and Obstacles - ... I’ve always been concerned about grades because earning good grades in college matter to me. Another problem that many others have is that of procrastinating. I tend to put off doing the work. Sometimes is hard for me to listen to a professor because students are maybe busy chatting with each other, or others are asking the instructor many questions at the same time and others are listening to loud music. I also sometimes have problems listening when the teacher voice is very low or when he or she has unclear voice when talking....   [tags: higher education] 780 words
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College Really Is Not a Waste of Time - ... Although majority of the alternatives are free, they also require immediate action. College does indeed have a price but it also has many advantages including at least 2 years of general education to think about what you would like to do. College rewards each students with experiences and learning contributing to the student as a person and there future career. Going into college, students look forward to the new environment, new experiences, and success but of course no one likes the idea of possible debt, loans, and sacrifices....   [tags: goals, education, employment] 786 words
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Is the Cost of College Worth the Price? - ... Going to college helps me become more independent and responsible. Looking for a decent job after graduating from high school can be difficult. A high school graduate tend to have no background of job experience or any essential skills to work at a decent company. Furthermore, a high school diploma can only afford to give mediocre job that may probably the minimum wage of the city. On the other hand, college experience will help student prepare the fundamental skill to work in the particular career fields....   [tags: graduates, higher education, degree]
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The Benefits of a Liberal Arts College - When you ask any high school senior the question, do you want to receive a higher education, the answer in more recent times has become yes. Why. Because more often times than not higher education to a high school senior means a chance at success. But choosing the right college depends on how one defines this term. The textbook definition of success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. So then the question becomes, what is the purpose of higher education. Is it to prepare us for one specific career....   [tags: higher education, innovation, success]
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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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The Value of Higher Education - ... This brings many people to the question, “What’s the worth of higher education?” People have many different answers, some being higher than others, and some being lower than others, but this job market has reached such a point that more and more Americans are changing their views whilst others are coming up with their solutions. The largest argument for why college is not worth it is because the price it cost to attend college leaves many young adults financially crippled. From the year 2003 the amount of 25-year-olds with student loan debt has shot up from 25% to 43%, with the average loan balance of over $20,000....   [tags: college, income, opportunities] 754 words
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Choose Your College Wisely - ... CIS if there is a problem it can be discussed easily with the teacher, and smoothed over face to face. Where in online if there is an issue the only option is to either email, or possibly call the instructor, yet if the student has computer problems, such as it crashing, dyeing etc. email is out of the question and typically the teachers phone number is also on the site. Although there is this minor bump in the road when it comes to online, it can easily be over looked by another one of online’s advantages and that is flexibility....   [tags: higher education]
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How the College Bubble Will Burst - ... However, there are many causes for the creation of bubbles, and alternatively, the popping of them. One example that causes bubbles are lack of money and the assistance of others. Throughout American history, there have been many recessions and depressions that have demonstrated that if people do not stand united, the aftermath of the disaster that has occurred will always have its toll on the society. Even the government steps in and helps the society receive the essential things such as jobs, shelter and even makes getting an education easier....   [tags: education, price, tuition]
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The Cost of College and Strategies to Help - ... Additionally, when professors are valued for their research instead of their teaching, they will inevitably divert more of their resources away from their classrooms and students to focus on it, which means that students are paying money to be viewed as an inconvenience that stands in the way of a professor’s research endeavors (Vedder et al. pp. 119-120). Another point made by the CCAP is that higher education institutes are unwilling to wholly embrace new technology if it is not flexible enough to fit within established systems, such as online classes....   [tags: financial burden of a higher education] 1056 words
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College is the Gateway to Success - A strand is a common theme or symbol across several articles or sources. I analyzed the following three articles in search of a common strand, “College is a Waste of Time” by Dale Stephens, “Importance of a college education” by Jeff McGuire, and lastly “Why Liberal Arts Matters” by Micheal S. Roth. After carefully analyzing all three of the articles, I chose “higher education is the gateway to success as my strand. This is a reoccurring point across all three articles; while not all the opinions are alike, they still correlate....   [tags: higher education, workplace, students]
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Are College Entrance Exams Fair and Effective? - A pervasive issue in education today is the college entrance exams. There are several college exams used in the United States and around the world. These include the SAT, the ACT and many other various versions of those tests. These tests are an unfair and ineffective measure to determine a student’s acceptance into college. These tests to do not measure a student’s ability to master a subject rather they measure aptitude which is ineffective. Not only do students need to achieve academically, but they are also advised to have extracurricular activities outside of the classroom....   [tags: Education, higher education]
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Who Should Get Into College? - Many Americans, especially recent high school graduates feel it’s necessary to attend college; during their high school career they’ve been constantly bombarded with the many questions of, what college are you going to. What will your major be. No one has ever asked for an opinion on how we feel about college or going for that matter. We get told stories about how much success college will bring to our future, but nobody ever lets us know how hard it will be, or even if we are good enough. Many American believe college is the road map to getting a good education and becoming successful, but although college is essential in getting a good education it’s not the only way we can educate ourselv...   [tags: students, education, vocational school]
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Technical and Cultural Events in College - ... It signifies the need to Work together for Success. Technical festivals implant the responsibility of every person in the team. Every person has their own interests according to which they are assigned to tasks. Secondly, these college festivals promote creative ideas and provide a platform for scholars to share their knowledge. It aims to inspire the students to think innovatively, develop and come out as a pioneer in implementing. Thirdly, attending these festivals gives knowledge on the different streams of study namely Sports events, music, dance, quizzes and seminars are the integral part of the college festival....   [tags: importance of socialization in higher education] 721 words
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College is a Great Investment - John H. Musser states that "the large majority of medical students do not have a good reason for studying medicine" . Musser is stating that students do not know exactly what they want to pursue in the future but is "attracted by an uncertain glamour and a specious glory". Therefore, most students who received a college education usually end up with a degree with a major that they did not have a personal interest in but knew that the job salary was high. Richard Grant White also stated that public schools are not the best form of education and that "not one of them are so unworthy of either confidence or price" but that "the case is worse than that of mere failure" He is sta...   [tags: education, career, public schools]
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The System of College Sports - Growing up in America sport is a vital part of everyday life. From childhood to adulthood some aspect of sport pertains to virtually everyone. As a child one is looking to find a hobby so they play sports. As a parent fathers look forward to coaching their child’s little league team. And as tens and young adults sports are an opportunity to become a “somebody” and do something amazing. The general perception in high school and college is that athletes have it all. If you’re good at sports then you don’t have to worry about schoolwork or popularity and essentially you have but not a care in the world; you are invincible....   [tags: athletes, alcohol, education] 1634 words
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Community College: A Wiser Decision - Nowadays, many people seek higher education for a better advantage in finding a job and getting a better life. Even though many people think going to a four year university directly from high school is a good idea; they are wrong. Starting out at a two year college is more affordable. Also, it helps people explore careers and prepare people to do better in four years universities later down the road. Going to four a year college directly after high school would cost a fortune amount of money. Before high school’s graduation even comes close, parents and students already find themselves in a marketing environment to look for higher education....   [tags: education, university, tuition, undergraduate]
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Your Ideal Roommate - College Admission: Your Ideal Roommate I think I'd want someone who was really intelligent and was after the meaning of life. Someone who'd had insights that I hadn't who could really bounce ideas back at me in a conversation. Someone who wasn't afraid to break with the norm and who didn't care if he was a 'nerd'. Someone with a subtle wit that most people would need to think to laugh at, but who could appreciate and indulge in obvious humor and silliness. Someone whose musical tastes were all across the board, and who didn't really care whether his tastes were considered overly popular or even overly eclectic....   [tags: Personal Experience, College Life, Education] 328 words
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Personal Responsibility and College Success - ... 25) Being honest goes so far as to admitting things to yourself when you do something that is wrong. You don’t feel sorry for wrong things, nor do you promise that you’ll never do it again. You just admit a wrong when fault occurs. (Thieme Jr., 1995) Every day should include some sort study from a teacher that will make you into a better person. Some people use the bible while others learn from self-help gurus. If you want to become a straight A student, you need to set a goal and write it down....   [tags: plan, results, education, accoutable]
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ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern - ADHD Prescription Abuse at Northeastern Northeastern middler Gary Brown* reclines his small frame on a couch in his Mission Hill apartment. He looks like a patient on a psychiatrist's couch as he dictates his history of abuse with Ritalin and Adderall. “I started going to concerts with a friend who had a prescription and whose nickname was Bradderall,” Brown said. Ritalin and Adderall are prescription drugs commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Brown has never been diagnosed with ADHD but he started taking the drugs recreationally as a college freshman to have energy for concerts and for partying into the early morning hours....   [tags: College Study Drugs Education Essays] 1655 words
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Affordable Successful Higher Education - ... For example, the lower class person might attend Baruch College which is less prestigious than Harvard University. According to Baruch College, 1 year of tuition costs around $6,000 which is 10 times less than Harvard University totaling to around $24,000 for 4 years (Baruch College). Although the cost of tuition for Baruch College is drastically less, a graduate of Harvard University would have a better education than a graduate of Baruch College. The high cost of good education limits the lower class from acquiring a good education and obstructs their contribution for human development....   [tags: College, Cost, University] 1047 words
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The Effect of College Athletics on Academics - College is a time for young people to develop and grow not only in their education, but social aspects as well. One of the biggest social scenes found around college campuses are athletic events, but where would these college sports be without their dedicated athletes. Student athletes get a lot of praise for their achievements on the field, but tend to disregard the work they accomplish in the classroom. Living in a college environment as a student athlete has a great deal of advantages as well as disadvantages that affect education and anti-intellectualism....   [tags: ncaa, homework, attendance, inferior education]
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Is College Really Worth the Trouble? - What if I am too broke to afford to go to college. College is expensive and the costs are continuing to rise. I ask myself this question everyday and wonder is going to college actually worth it. The future of higher education is continuing to evolve and I believe that college is affordable to anyone who truly wants to go. The future of traditional college is in jeopardy. Sometimes going to college and spending the money is not always the best option. To begin with, I believe that college is affordable....   [tags: University education, loans, job search]
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College, a Time of Discovering Personal Attributes - ... The creation of new friendships in college makes for bonding opportunities that people have never experienced before. The new friends found in college become so impactful to most college students lives because the people that are befriended are there when new experiences arise like new stress levels from workload. The discovery of new friends not only shows new bonds never experienced, it also presents somebody that can help in the future with financial issues or a contact of reference if needed for an opportunity to progress one’s life....   [tags: Education, Communication] 634 words
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Senior Autobiography on Education - Senior Autobiography My story of the past and present. (Who I am?) Educational achievements are the part of the success in one’s life. College is the platforms to show ability and to expose knowing the world. As a part of getting in the college education, I am getting prepared since last twelve years to explore the challenges by avoiding procrastination and getting passionate about things I like and are helpful with the part of the college education. I am challenging myself by taking a broad range of classes in the beginning....   [tags: college, mastering, immigrant, leader] 1196 words
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The Overwhelming Cost of College - ... When someone mentions the term college, immediately thoughts are specifically directed to education and academics. How outrageous would it be if college were focused on socializing, partying and freedom. It would defeat the purpose of being taught. College is far more than socializing and creating life long friendships. Granted it is important to establish networks with certain people, college’s main purpose is to educate. “Education is the knowledge of putting one’s potential to maximum use.” (cite)Many say that a human is incomplete without the instruction of knowledge....   [tags: price of higher education, worth the investment] 869 words
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Similarities Between High School and College - ... In fact, The professors generally have a higher level of education in specific subjects than high school teachers; who often have post-graduate degrees in education, and so your professors won't simply be professional educators, but potential leading contributors in their fields of study. Some might even be world-renowned researchers. One similarity you’ll find between high school and college is that classes will be run in the same fashion: A teacher will stand at the front of the room, teach lessons and give you exams to evaluate how much you've learned....   [tags: freedom, education] 999 words
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The Country Club College- Inhibition of Eudaimonia - The Country Club College- Inhibition of Eudaimonia Adding food coloring to drinking water will not enhance its nutritional value. Also, an emphasis on enhancing the coloring, at the cost of clean water, will degrade the function of water to provide nourishment. This same logic applies to education. In articles written by the New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, and Brookings, colleges across the country are spending increasing dollars on recreational facilities and administration than on its academics....   [tags: university education]
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The American Community College - It is difficult to imagine a college bound senior making the big decision on where to attend college without the help of college rankings and family influence. Making such an important decision requires heavy research for the college bound student, and it is no surprise that college rankings are one of the first places students look for advice on their future school. Many high school seniors are concerned with the rankings, the “image”, or school pride associated with colleges. As seniors question which school is the best and strive to meet the admissions standards that seem to continually increase, it is important to question whether or not the quality of education is better at colleges wit...   [tags: education, ranking system, students]
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Social Factors Affect College Admission - ... For example, in a westernize nations females are usually more capable to get better results than male since they like school more than the males. (Looker, 1993; Lowe etal., 1997; Manitoba, 2000; Newfoundland, 1998). Whereas, males have a higher possibility to drop out of school without even completing their high school education as compared to female.(Gilbert et al., 1993; Thiessen and Looker, 1999). Many other researches focus on how the gender affects each individual’s participation in different subjects such as mathematics, science and computer technologies....   [tags: higher education] 1070 words
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THE CHALLENGES COLLEGE STUDENTS FACE TODAY - What are the challenges college students are facing today. Students are under a lot of pressure these days because of budget cuts in education, rising tuition costs, dwindling Federal Student Loans, hard to obtain private student loans, and to make matters worse, high unemployment graduate numbers. Today's college students are having to change their anticipated day of graduation, because California's educational system has been hit with a massive budget crisis. This set back has led to several campuses having to cut teachers salaries and hours, resulting in some classes being terminated....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Students Deserve A College Tuition - Think about this: a straight F student with a family that has a sufficient amount of money. This student gets to go to the best college that their family’s money can buy, which will probably go to waste on partying. Now compare that to a straight A student, living in a too-small temporary place, and no way to pay the bills. This student is everything a college could dream of having, and they actually care about their education. Sadly enough, though, they will never go because how can someone possibly go to college when their family cannot even pay the bills....   [tags: financial aid, pell grants, education]
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Alcohol on College Campuses - ... “In the recent year, people aged 16 to 24 were involved in 28 percent of all alcohol-related driving accidents” (Hanson). Also according to Heeren T. Higson “2.1 million students between the ages of 18 and 24 drove under the influence of alcohol last year” (Higson). Social pressure refers to as a peer group that encourages a person to change his or her values and beliefs to meet the social norm and why educating to the students that social pressure is very effective. These students need to realize intoxicated behavior is dangerous....   [tags: substance abuse in higher education] 2132 words
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Predictors of College Success For Minority Students - Introduction Researchers often need to obtain an estimate of the relationship between predictors and academic success to help them with their admission process. The development of valid and unbiased predictors of college success for students in general, and minority students in particular, is an immediate concern to educators, researchers, and students (Nettles, 1991; Sackett, Schmitt, Ellingson, & Kabin, 2001). Some researchers argue in favor of traditional predictors like standardized tests and high school grade point average (or rank) (Baird, 1984; Nisbet, Ruble, & Schurr, 1982; Noble, 1989, 1991), whereas other researchers argue that measurement of noncognitive variables is needed to ade...   [tags: Higher Education] 533 words
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High School vs. College - High School vs. College A very important part of life is education. In order to acquire a satisfying education, one should complete high school prior to college. College and high school have two different levels of education, but both are trying to further student’s knowledge. As recent high school graduates and college freshman’s many can clarify similarities and differences between the two. Some obvious similarities are that both have assignments, classrooms, and students. Although college and high school have many differences three of the main ones are the teachers, classes, and responsibilities....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning] 527 words
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General Education Courses: No Need for Them - ... Allysa Pracz, Oral Communications teacher at Northern Illinois University, holds a just and honest opinion that General Educations classes are useless because they may have nothing to do with one’s major. For instance, a college algebra course would obviously have no effect on a student studying Creative Writing. The only question left to answer would be, why do such requirements exist. It could also be understood that courses required in fact focus on what students should have learned in high school....   [tags: higher tuition, community college]
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The Emergence of Distance Education Career Services - The Emergence of Distance Education Career Services In order for chaos not to abound there needs to be some type of rules and boundaries that exist to create order. According to the website, http://dictionary.reference.com the definition of chaos is “a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order”. So to maintain atmosphere free of chaos there has to be order or organization. Ultimately there is some kind of guiding principle or standard that dictates rules. There are boundaries that determine what actions should occur....   [tags: online degree, technology, college]
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Fighting Rising College Tuition Costs - Declining state support, educational race for top rankings, uneven financial aid, or economy downfall: there are reasons all across the board as to why the cost of college tuition is getting out of hand. Envision a senior girl whose heart had been set on her dream college for years. An elite, honorable college where everyone seems to want to go. She has been telling her parents from an early age she was going to one day be a member. While on a visit to the college in late fall of her senior year, she fell in love with the beautiful campus which seemed to spread for miles....   [tags: Education Policy]
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Challenges Facing Adult College Students - As an adult student, it is not easy to manage the demands of work; spouse and children; and the need to set aside time to read, research, write, and complete specified assignments. The biggest complaint conveyed by adult students is that they simply don’t have enough time. The fact is time management is crucial so you don’t lose sight of your goals. Students’ time is a limited resource. Like other limited resources, time can be more or less effectively managed (Britton, 1991, p.405). It is hard to address my perspective of my own procrastination and my ability to learn....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Asian-Americans and College Admissions - American higher education remains the primary ambition of society. It has become the most prized path to social mobility and economic independence, rewarding people from all backgrounds and races. Yet striking changes have occurred in American universities that shifts emphasis on merit towards offering higher education to a specific, privileged race, while limiting the quotas of others, namely Asian-Americans. Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of “Jewish quotas,” top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other Ivy League schools today strongly deny the existence of “Asian quotas.” (Unz) , however, statistical evidence suggests other...   [tags: education, discrimination, legacy, student] 1090 words
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Adult Learning Theory in Online Education - ... Andragogy is the art or science of teaching adults (Knowles, 2012). Malcolm Knowles introduced the term in the United States in the 1960s (Wang, 2011). Knowles notes that a major psychological difference between children and adults is the realization that as an adult, one is the director of their own life. Additionally, because of this change in self awareness, teaching adults as if they are dependent does not harbor any sense of respect for their ability to be self directed. There are four assumptions which are made about adult learning in Knowles theory....   [tags: communication technology, college degrees]
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Music Education in Schools - ... That’s why the graduation rate is higher. Most people wouldn’t want to let their team down. Also, when someone works for something such as a performance for so long, they wouldn’t just want to not show up for it. Music education causes students to be a better student. Students learn to be focused in class. Everything musicians do, they try to do perfectly. “The thing people forget, he said, is that musicians are assessed every time they play an instrument. “If you went to a concert and they only played 80 percent of the notes correctly, you wouldn't like it," he said....   [tags: elementary, middle, high schools, college]
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My Higher Education - Receiving a higher education has been a lifelong goal for me. All my life I wanted a job saving animals, as I got older I knew being a veterinarian is my all-time life objective. Although, I am currently a veterinary technician I need to achieve a higher educational background to completely reach my goal in life. Having a college degree gives me the nostalgia that I long for; being able to say that I’m in college achieving my goals as becoming a veterinarian is gratifying to me. Being a role model to my daughter is also extremely important; having her see that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, she will see that life is difficult and there will be constant road blocks but with...   [tags: College Benefits and Drawbacks]
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Rising College Tuition - ... They are attending community colleges so they will be able to graduate with a lower debt. Some seniors have wanted to attend a certain university all their life and they work toward that goal through grade school; however, they are hindered by soaring tuition for that college. Students should be able to attend a private university if they meet the requirements because our society needs a well-educated youth. A major hurdle that we must overcome as a society is to prevent an increase college drop outs....   [tags: cost of higher education]
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Should Georgia Perimeter Merge with DeKalb Technical College? - College can be define as an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training. (Dictionary.com) College today has vastly adapted to modern technology and modern society. Many colleges have been reconstructed for a targeted type of student. Universities are design for the student seeking to further their education within a scholarly environment. Two year colleges are design for the student seeking higher education with the options to seek vocational training or academic degree....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Advantage of Two year College Students - A higher education is considered as the key to achieving academic success and economic success in our society. Higher level of education succeeding a re associated to higher and lower income rates of unemployment, and the gain gap between two year colleges and four year colleges. Without splitting up financial aid, the cost of tuition and fees at two year college is less than half of the tuition and fees at public four year or private four year institution. This research will prove doing two degrees will advantage for first generation ....   [tags: remediation, tuition costs, higher education]
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Everyone Should Have Access to Higher Education - College stresses a person to use his or her critical thinking skills and it’s key that he or she use it without the cost. Without a person’s critical thinking skills they could not get through every day. Critical thinking is an important tool for humans to master. College works on that skill so that when the students graduate from there, they can use those skills to make more educated and responsible decision. Not everyone would have the chance to work on their critical thinking skills if college has a price....   [tags: college, critical thinking]
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Melinda Gates' College Ready Educational Initiative - Most high school students dream of attending college after high school. The know that an education will earn them more money, get them better jobs and give them the opportunity do what they want in life. The problem is; between 2006 and 2016, nearly 4.5 million students won’t pursue college degrees because their families can’t afford higher education (Gates Foundation, 2009). Furthermore, only a little of half of those who do start college full-time to obtain a 4-year degree finish. Of those students who attend community college less than 3 out of 10 finish with the Associate’s Degree (Complete College.org, 2009)....   [tags: Importance of Education]
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Three Important Academic Skills for College Students - One of the reasons why all the new students at universities in the U.S. have to take serial writing classes first is that they have to learn not only writing techniques, but also the way of thinking which enable them to go through studying ahead of them. In his essay The Politics of Remediation, Mike Rose mainly suggests three academic skills that are essential for college students. The importance of these skills can be more clear and profound by comparison with other three essays; Critical Thinking by bell hooks, What Happens When Basic Writers Come to College....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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College Recruit Poster - The appropriate college recruit poster to myself would sincerity be the second poster to the right. The decision is likely to have existence because obtaining intellectual expertise of Spanish in Spain is included, which is my heritage, that I would endear to experience further involvement about Spanish. Family members, associates in my age group that speaks particularly limited Spanish would actually benefit in proceeding to Spain. At the same time exploring Paris is within the selection of choice, which in general to beyond, I would endear to consume time with the historically romantic, and ever enduring wonderful Paris....   [tags: education, Spanish, adventure, Paris, explore] 965 words
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