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College Writing in the College Classroom - College Writing in the College Classroom If someone were to ask a group of people what is the purpose of a college writing course in today’s society, they would have to first think about the purpose of college in today’s society.There would probably be a variety of thoughts and images that come to mind like “it’s a place where you can get a degree,” “a place where you can learn things that prepare you for the real world,” or “ it’s a place where you can further your education from where you left off in high school.”The group may also think of things like “a place just like regular school, except it’s harder, and you have to pay for it,” or “the place that you have to go to if you want a ch...   [tags: Education Writing Essays]
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Selecting a College - The act of determining the college that one would apply to is a very important decision. This decision is crucial because it is accompanied by the risk of taking such a tremendous step, the healthy fears of becoming a more independent individual, and the courage to take that step regardless of the difficulties and hardships that may stand before you. The simple fact of life is that there is more to getting accepted into a college than just applying. Your performance in high school, paying for tuition, and SAT and ACT scores are very important factors as well....   [tags: College Research Essay]
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Undergraduate Education in Advertising - Undergraduate Education in Advertising Next spring I will be receiving a bachelor of arts in journalism at the University of Arkansas from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. My focus in journalism is in advertising and public relations. Most schools separate the advertising and public relations departments and some schools even place them in the business school. My degree in the journalism department has benefited me because my education seems to be more well-rounded than most college degrees....   [tags: Major Advertising College Essays] 2052 words
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The Disadvantages of Studying Abroad - Have you traveled abroad. If you have, you must have experienced many things that you cannot do in your country. Why did you decide to go, and how did you decide a country. You might decide it because you heard good stories from friends who went to the country, or you saw pamphlets of the country. However, did you feel the same thing that your friends told you, or did you have only good experiences like the pamphlets say. The country you travel to might be different from your expectations, or you might have bad accidents by chance....   [tags: Foreign Education College Learning School Essays]
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College Costs Are Out Of Control - People with college degrees are paid 80% more than people with only a high school education. When the college degree is from a more prestigious school, that percentage increases even further (McArdle). Even President Barack Obama acknowledged this in a 2012 speech, saying that “The incomes of folks with a college degree are twice as high as those who don't have a high-school diploma” (Lemann). While a college education is a good investment for the long run, the cost of college is not a positive....   [tags: College Tuition is Too High]
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Academic Benefits of College Athletics - Education and Athletics, two of the most prized activities within our society. So is it any surprise that the two are so closely linked in one of our societies favorite pastimes College Sports. Some believe that these two things benefit each other and some don’t. In this Rhetorical Analysis I will be analyzing the argument presented by the article titled Rethinking the Benefits of College Athletics, which questions the academic benefit that college athletics provide. The article which appeared in Forbes magazine is written by Johnathan Robe a research fellow at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity....   [tags: education, athletics, sports]
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Against Mandatory Attendance Policies in College - Mandatory Attendance Policies While studying or even registering for a class presents a challenge to some college students, the greatest obstacle remains, going to class. Attending college is supposed to signify a new found freedom to make many important choices regarding education without high school mandatory attendance policies. However, students everywhere are coming to the staggering realization that college is not too different from high school. Teachers still take class roll and students are still expected to be at every class on time....   [tags: University Education] 708 words
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Ethics and the College Student - Throughout history humans have needed and desired to be educated, whether it is how to hunt or how to design a state of the art hyper speed spacecraft. With that in mind there has also been ethical questions dealing with higher education or education in general. Within these pages some of those questions will be discussed. Take for instance online learning, what are some of the ethical dilemmas that may arise from going to college without actually going to college. Along with average student there is also a special breed called student-teachers....   [tags: education, academic dishonesty]
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College Athletes Deserve to Be Paid - College athletes should be paid. College athletes are often considered to be some of the luckiest students in the world. Most of them receiving all inclusive scholarships that cover all the costs of their education. They are also in a position to make a reputation for themselves in the sporting world preparing them for the next step. The ongoing debate whether student athletes should be paid has been going on for years. These athletes bring in millions of dollars for their respective schools and receive zero in return....   [tags: Payig College Athletes]
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Racial Bias in College Admission - Racial Bias in College Admission Racial preference has indisputably favored Caucasian males in society. Recently this dynamic has been debated in all aspects of life, including college admission. Racial bias has intruded on the students’ rights to being treated fairly. Admitting students on merit puts the best individuals into the professional environment. A university’s unprejudiced attitude towards race in applicants eliminates biases, empowers universities to harness the full potential of students’ intellect, and gives students an equal chance at admission....   [tags: discrimination, education disadvantages]
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Why College Should be Cheaper - College is one of the most fundamental institutions in our modern world. It is a place where most of our future politicians, doctors, scientists, and leaders are made. Though, it seems that the price tag that comes with a college education is something that is too hefty for some students. Countless debates go on about whether the price of college should be abolished or whether the cost still is on the students to pay for. There is no doubt that college is expensive, price tags for some universities go over a quarter of a million for just a bachelors degree....   [tags: College, Universities, Tuition]
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Dine College: A Personal Plea - I am writing this letter to plead the case of one of Arizona’s most prized institutions—Dine College. Knowing that you are a strong advocate for education, and in observance of your determination to be the leading state in school choice (whether it is public, private or charter), I strongly want to urge you against closing down Dine College. Not only will the closure be a huge mistake in depriving many Arizona Natives an extraordinary education, it will be a terrible economic decision as well. I am quite familiar with your fiscal policy, and I had the privilege to hear you speak on the five billion dollar deficit in Arizona in 2010....   [tags: Natives, Navajo, Native College] 1222 words
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Service Learning - The Society for Experiential Education defines service learning as, “any carefully monitored service experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience” (Staton 1). Service learning is a great opportunity to get extra learning experiences while also experiencing the community around the universities campus. “Service learning allows students to apply what they are learning from their instructors, peers, and readings to genuine tasks that occur outside the four walls of the classroom while simultaneously helping others” (Staton 1)....   [tags: Education Educating College University Essays] 1611 words
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - A question that has been rising to the surface lately is “should college athletes be paid a salary?” One cannot get on the internet now a day and not see some kind of college sport headline. The world of college sports has been changed greatly the past decade due to college athletes. These athletes make insurmountable amounts of money and an unbelievable amount of recognition for the universities. The athletes that provide and make a ton of revenue for the colleges also spend a huge amount of their time practicing and staying committed to sports, and have to maintain good grades in school which requires quite a bit of overtime....   [tags: sports, college athletes]
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Drug and Alcohol Use on College Campuses - Drug abuse has always been a problem in college and it is increasing more each year. Drugs are being used by students to alleviate stress and to get a break from the high demand put on them by classes, and also to focus on their studies in order to learn the material that they are being taught. Substance abuse is the biggest drug problem on college campuses. Alcohol is a drug and is included when drugs are mentioned. Drugs are so prevalent and widely-used on college campuses around the country for various reasons, but it is important that we reduce the amount of drug abuse by students....   [tags: Drugs, Education]
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The Higher Education Debate - Higher education debate is a controversial and hot topic for politicians in the United States due to the price associated with higher education in the country. State lawmakers regularly worry about the rising cost of attaining a college degree, and lowering the debt burden to the student. Consequently these issues have been turned into a talking point during the presidential campaign trail. The pressure on the amount of tuition paid has not only been seen from the government but also from the families, which have shown reluctance in paying the high tuition fees....   [tags: College Degree, Influenza Vaccine]
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Live and Learn: Why we have college by Louis Menand - Louis Menand, a professor of English and American literature at Harvard University presented three different theories for higher education in an article for The New Yorker named, Live and Learn: Why We Have College. Menand (2011) claims that the reasons for college are meritocratic, democratic, and vocational. These theories are great models for the purpose of higher education in our culture, at different points in our history. As a nation, there are definite intentions behind the way that instruction is conducted in our colleges and universities....   [tags: higher education, learning theories ]
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Comparing Highschool and College - Comparing Highschool and College “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” Johann Von Goethe wrote the previous quote. He was trying to emphasize that everything in life brings about change. Attending high school and college is a decision that brings about consistency as well as change. Even though they both serve the purpose of educating, there are great differences and similarities in the high school and college experience. Honors and advance placement classes in secondary school prepare one for the challenge of higher educational opportunities in college....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Education Essays] 1155 words
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Long Distance Relationships in College - “Long-distance relationships in college.” Does that sound frightening, or does it sound like a poorly stated joke. Many people believe that long distance relationships are the sole thing that you do not get yourself into when going off to college. You choose your university, you choose your sorority or fraternity, you choose your classes, and you chose your major, but whatever you do you should never choose to be in a long-distance relationship when pursuing higher education. For many newly dubbed “adults,” college life entails a world full of partying, studying, hooking up, and experimenting (whatever that may entail)....   [tags: couples, college life, relationship]
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College Freshman Learning Communities - Freshman learning communities (FLC) are programs where 15 to 30 first-year students register for several general-education courses that focus on a common theme (Jaffee, 2004). Although there are several different types of learning communities, they all are designed for the same purposes. One of the main purposes in implementing freshman learning communities is to assist the students in their transition to a new environment. This acclimation involves becoming better acquainted with the other students, faculty members, campus culture, and academic expectations....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning]
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Marketing and College Admissions - For centuries, studying at a university has been a common notion that many young people aspired to. With time, this idea grew to become an expected step in the lives of young adults. Regardless of how regular and expected this life decision may seem, the decision to attend a particular institution to pursue one’s postsecondary education is quite possibly the most important decision one will make in their early adulthood. However, these choices and decisions are only as good as the information on which they are based....   [tags: education, influence, psychology, communication]
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Service Learning in College - Service Learning in College Service learning provides college students with a whole new method of learning. This type of learning provides a student with an experience outside of the classroom in their area of concentration. Emily Knab, a college student at the University of Miami, has experienced service learning and found it very beneficial in her area of interest. Emily is studying education and wants to become a teacher in the future. She performed her service learning at an elementary school, focusing her attention on the third grade....   [tags: Essays Papers Education Teaching Style]
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For-Profit Colleges Provide a Higher Quality Education - Traditional schools are becoming outdated, even though one might look at them as having lower tuition or even a greater establishment by history. The money spent is to sit in a class that has a fifty: one student to teacher ratio or a class not technological up to date. Where the schools spend more on teachers, and assets than providing for their students. It’s no secret that for-profit colleges are there to make a profit and charge more for their tuition; however, being in a class of ten: one student teacher ratio or even slightly higher, allows for the flexibility needed to maintain their current quality of life while continuing their education....   [tags: For-Profit College Essays]
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The Four Key Practices of Beaufort County Early College High School - Argument of Cause Although many schools are currently undergoing repetitive failure and reforms, Beaufort County Early College needs not change a thing. If arming students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful post-high school is a measure of success, the Beaufort County Early College High School (BCECHS) is the epitome of success. BCECHS is one that prepares students for college and career, has teachers that care about their students while enriching them, and that encourage their students while enabling them to grow....   [tags: Education]
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College Sports and Money - College athletes should not be paid and the reasoning for that opinion is that college athletes attend school to get a degree not to become rich and famous afterwards. A majority of college athletes are attending school with all expenses paid so there is no reason for them to be receiving money from outside sources. If college athletes were to be paid for playing their specific sport then a lot of them would not try as hard as they do now because they don’t have to worry about making it to the pros, they would just settle for what they receive now....   [tags: college athletes, talents, payment]
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Senior Course Guide 2010 for St Edmund’s College, Canberra - INTRODUCTION Welcome to the senior Course Guide 2010 for St Edmund’s College, Canberra. We are a Catholic school living the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice where faith is translated into action. Fundamental to this are the relationships our students develop with each other, with their teachers and with the wider community. At St Edmund’s we are focused on the students taking responsibility for both their actions and learning. We encourage a spirit of inquiry among our 1200 boys and the development of independent learning skills....   [tags: Education ] 1099 words
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Academic Tenure in Higher Education - There are things where typically the role of a professor is distorted or compromised. These things are typically not real, or they're a results of lies or hear say, however at different times they prove to be true. Our society has taken measures to safeguard our youngsters from being abused by adults. At constant time our society has additionally taken measures to safeguard professors from bound injustices or false accusations. Laws regarding tenure in the higher education field have been set in place to offer the best regarding professors today....   [tags: tenure laws, tenure professors, college]
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Proposal College for Free - Proposal College for Free Dear Governor Bush: The demands of the workplace today are leaning toward a more educated employee. Many businesses are looking for degree holding, college graduates. Making it a must for today's youth to attend college to be in the running for a decent job. But to many students today, college is out of the question, solely due to the high tuition costs. Many high school graduates are forced to directly start a full-time job, because the money isn't there for college....   [tags: Education School University Tuition Essays Papers]
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The Importance of College Writing in a Digital Age - The Importance of College Writing in a Digital Age In the ever changing and evolving society we live in, new tools and techniques in education are being developed everyday. Debates on how a subject such as college writing should be taught is a multi-angled argument encompassing all sorts of opinions. Should college writing be taught and how. If we teach it, what should its main goals be. These are the questions that seem to have too many answers. Statistics, facts, research, and history will help us find those few, specific answers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]
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Embracing Higher Education - Embracing Higher Education Universities are institutions where people can go and receive a higher richer education. Anyone whether young or old, female or male, immigrant or national born can earn a college degree. A formal education can be obtained with desire, demand, and craving to do so. The World Book Encyclopedia defines Universities and Colleges as schools where one continues an education after high school. According to the World Book Encyclopedia “a university or college education helps men and women enjoy richer, more meaningful lives”....   [tags: College School Essays]
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Legacy Admission - After graduating from high school many graduated seniors face the difficult challenge of applying to a university or community college to attend to in the fall. With applying to college, students compare their likes and dislikes with each school, determine which school environment suits them best, and where can they receive the best possible education for their potential major. Searching for a school to attend is an important part of a student’s life and applying to one should be performed very carefully....   [tags: Education Legacy Admission College Higher] 1310 words
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College, Stress, and the Student - College, Stress and the Student Stress is no new phenomenon. It’s been around as long as man and has captivated scholars and physicians alike. With the growing demand for degrees in the professional world comes the growth of the number of college students. The relationship between stress and college students has become the subject of on-going research. Several studies show that stress in college students is increasing with time and the authors of those studies are attributing this to an increased number of students....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Undergraduate Education: Adapting to a New World - Undergraduate Education: Adapting to a New World Since medieval times, undergraduate universities have provided the education necessary to fulfill the needs of societies in terms of a professional work force. After completing the liberal arts curriculum taught at medieval universities, students could go on to study medicine, law or theology; but these disciplines could take up to a decade of continuous studies. The students that didn’t want to pursue those degrees could find other lucrative careers that society demanded at the time....   [tags: College University Educating learning Essays] 1226 words
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Should College Athletes get Paid? - Most weekends during the year, many people support their hometown college sports’ teams, cheering them on until their voices are gone. Fans support their favorite college team no matter what the decision to be made is; whether it is a bad call made by a coach, the first loss of a season, there will always be some kind of encouragement and uplift behind the decision. However, it seems like fans support their college teams until they get asked one question: Should college athletes get paid. College athletes are not getting paid which is a problem to consider, and the general public as well as universities do have the funds to make that possible....   [tags: fans support, college teams, college athletes] 963 words
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Exploring Bird's Article, College is a Waste of Time and Money - Exploring Bird's Article, College is a Waste of Time and Money In the article "College is a Waste of Time and Money", Caroline Bird explains why higher education may not be the best choice for high school graduates. Bird writes that students do not attend college because they want to, but because of what others expect. College is merely the trend in today's society. It is an escape from the real world. Students may be shuffled into a system that is neither financially nor academically beneficial....   [tags: Education Teaching] 524 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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There Should Not Be Any Required Courses In College - Simply, university is meant to be a time to explore one’s self. Yet almost all post secondary institutions traditionally impose some unequivocal academic curriculum, nearly deciding the path of a student’s career long before they can question their own passion. Then, the minimum conditions of the institution must be met in order for the student to be awarded with the respected credit. Because of this, universities influence students to pursue standard, foundation courses, even if the subject adds zero value to future career aspirations....   [tags: education, academi curriculum]
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College Athletes Need Stipends, Not Payments - Many problems exist in college sports today. One of the major problems in college athletics today is the issue of athletes receiving impermissible benefits from colleges and their boosters. It seems as if players and universities are constantly under NCAA investigation for impermissible benefits. College athletics today and the perceptions of them are changing. Some people are just plain sick of the NCAA and their old-fashioned rules. There are many different opinions of what the NCAA should do regarding payment for players....   [tags: College Sports, Issues, NCAA]
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It’s Time to Pay College Athletes - College athletes should be paid because of the huge amount of money being made off of the use of their athletic ability. The college basketball and football games that everyone watches on TV is no longer just a game, it is a business. The colleges and arenas hosting such events are not doing it solely for the love of sport, they are doing it for the money that will flow generously into their banking accounts. The coaches also, they are not volunteers, they are not there just for their love of the game, coaching is their job....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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Better Higher Education Needed to Face Society's Demands - Within society, there are many things that determine the level of intelligence a person can receive. Many people believe that if a person goes to college for 4 years and graduates with a degree that they are "educated" in a sense of understanding. This, however, is not always the case. Individuals from all over the world go to college to seek an opportunity or chance to make it to the "top of the business ladder." The thing that many people do not understand is that this is not done or found by going to college for 4 or even 15 years and earning a degree ....   [tags: college, graduate school, universities] 476 words
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Heald College Dress Code - Heald College Dress Code Heald dress code policy is professional attire as the students all know. The dress code can be very hard at times to obey by for some students. Students can also say it is unreasonable for such structure in an a college atmosphere.With this being said , Heald College should make a compromise with the students by changing some of the rules to better suit students life styles and needs. A change for the dress code would greatly improve some of its student’s lives. If there is no change made to the student dress code, than the school must enforce every rule of the dress conduct to every student and staff member....   [tags: Higher Education]
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Does College Matter? - Many students see college as the stepping stone to a successful career and a happy life. Which can be true for some, however, many overlook whether college will actually help them succeed, or if college will truly be right for them. College is expensive and it is not for every kid who graduates high school, although it is marketed that way, high school graduates must think critically about their decision. Should I take some time away from school, to know myself better. What do I intend to do for a career....   [tags: education, tuition, money]
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College Board Literature: A Great Novel in a Malevolent Environment - English is characterized by the scrutiny and analysis of universally renowned works of literature. The class in geared towards preparing students for the Advanced Placement course the following year, should it be taken. As such, students spend an enormous amount of time developing their writing skills, as wells as their critical reading skills. Starting with J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the course progresses to such works as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and William Shakespeare’s Macbeth....   [tags: Education]
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College Dropouts - Many high school students succeed with a little leniency through their four years. The transfer from high school to college becomes overwhelming and a struggle for some. For students do not comprehend the importance of changing more than their location during the transition. A student must be psychologically, physically, and emotionally mature to pursue college and not venture into a point of no return. Dropping out of college makes the outlook of the conversion difficult to acquire. Individuals should take their time on deciding which college and/or university is the best match for them....   [tags: Educational Issues, higher education]
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Drug and alcohol violations on college campuses - Greek members and Athlete students are involved with drugs and alcohol more than college students that are not part of Greek life or athletes. As of the peer pressure and the exposure exhibited in their surroundings does have an impact on their use of drugs and alcohol. For most students, they like to go to college to gain new opportunities to experience college life and to experiment with different things. The United States has over 7,000 higher education institutions and over 15 million students (Brain Track, 2013)....   [tags: Greek Life, College Athletes, Drugs]
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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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Exploring Traditional Versus Online College Courses - For years, college students globally have hoped there was a way to go to college without actually attending class. Now with the creation of the Internet, this fantasy is becoming reality. For some students getting out of bed in the morning to make it in time for class was the most challenging part of the day. Now with the innovation of online courses there’s no urgency, as these courses are done from the comfort of one’s residence at any time in day the student chooses. Online courses are booming in popularity....   [tags: internet, education] 1226 words
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Liberal Education: A Study in Thought - Some have recently argued that a liberal education, as opposed to a vocational education, is a waste of time, money and effort because so much of these are spent on the pursuit of knowledge not at all relevant to the chosen major. As Bob Newman of Paradigm Media states, "We all know that career colleges and trade schools get a bad rep in the education industry. For many, they’re viewed as the “other option” or Plan B. What surprises me about these stereotypes is that the data available shows that career/trade school grads can make way more in the long run than students with a Bachelors or even Masters degree.” The common consensus is that college is a mere ticket to the corporate world of...   [tags: Education]
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Education is Taken for Granted in America - Here in America every single child is sent to school starting at the age of five years old for kindergarten, and sometimes as early as two years old for pre-school and continue on to get an education late into their twenties, some even going on to take classes the rest of their lives. Education in America is something that is readily available and even is required by law, but taken for granted by many children. On flip side third world countries often do not have schools or public education mandated by government, and most times it is not even available when most children yearn for it....   [tags: Education]
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Education System in the Philiphines - The Philippines has a recent overflowing issue on its education system, which is the implementation of K+12 education system as the basic education curriculum (BEC). This issue is one of the most controversial things that Aquino Administration proposes. First of all, K+12 is an education system that includes Kindergarten with twelve years of elementary and secondary education (Department of Education, 2010). The Kindergarten is basically started at the age of 5 and the elementary education (primary education) holds for 6 or 7 years of education while secondary education, which holds for 5 or 6 years of education, is defined as high school (Department of Education, 2010)....   [tags: Education]
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Quality and Effectiveness of Hybrid Education - Online education, while offering clear advantages such as supporting a self-paced learning experience by allowing learning on an on-demand basis rather than a strict class schedule, also has significant drawbacks. Students in an online only course may struggle with structure and content without hands-on instruction, which can help motivate students who otherwise may be distracted or have difficulty working independently. The traditional structure of classroom education is effective, but also comes with a set of obstacles, particularly for nontraditional students....   [tags: Education]
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Impact of Sociological Theories on Education - Impact of Sociological Theories on Education Sociologists and educators argue the function of education in society. Historically speaking, education was very informal; formal education was only for the elite. Whether education serves a political or an economic agenda can be best viewed within three perspectives. These perspectives are the functionalist, conflict and interactionist perspective. We will explore the differences and similarities in functionalist, conflict, and interaction theories of education; as well as their effect on individual views, approach to social change, and views of society within education....   [tags: Education]
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Education: The Key To Success In Life - “It is doubtful that any child can reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.” This was announced by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 17, 1954 (Thompson, 170). It would stand to reason that to live up to this decree, the child’s way of thinking, and quite possibly life, changes in the process of gaining said education. This is especially true of a black student attending a predominantly white school. I believe that the effect of black students gaining an equal education as their white counterparts improved their lives in many ways....   [tags: Education]
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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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Levels and Causes of Stress in College Students - The following study was conducted to measure certain variables related to stress and its causes in college students. Specifically this study measured when college students experienced stress, at what level they would define that stress and what affect, if any, working contributed to the student’s exposure to stress. Attending college has always been a period of great stress for the aspiring graduate. The traditional student must balance the responsibilities of attending class, reading the required materials, studying for their tests and managing their time effectively....   [tags: Higher Education]
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Higher Education - Adequate student engagement through appropriate learning environments and supporting student to succeed in gaining higher education is the fundamental requirement of every educational institution, but the quality of American higher education since the growth of student campuses is questionable. During the 20th century, national reports were raising the issue of providing non-individual and passive environments on campuses which could not assist students in learning (Kezar & Kinzie, 2006). Furthermore, the educational institutions failed to assist in social or academic integration of transfer or international students, or promote diversity among international students and American students....   [tags: Educational Institutions, college] 1065 words
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Higher Education - Higher Education A college education. Many parents and even parents-to-be are bombarded with this goal, sometimes before their child is even born. How will they save. What is the best way to save. How much should they save. Magazines for new parents deal with this issue on a regular basis. Parents are warned in American Baby, "Start early...Eighteen years from now...a college education will cost close to $85,000 at a public university and just over $200,000 at a private institution." Parents are also advised to save around $115-284 a month from their child's birth....   [tags: College University Money Knowledge Essays] 2261 words
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Role of the Teaching Assistant in College Classes - 1) The role of the Teaching Assistant is to not only aid the director and help facilitate the program, but they also play a major role in helping the students. But more importantly, they play an important role for the students, because as the students face the daunting task of the social action project, they are also dealing with adjusting to being away from home, college-level courses, and finding their place at American University. The TA is someone they know they can go to with questions and concerns, someone who has been through the same experience as them....   [tags: Higher Education] 1190 words
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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit - "Sustainable development is development that continues to meet the requirements without compromising the ability of future generations to live quality lives of their own." Sustainable development is commonly thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. According to the toolkit the three are to be considered as overlapping, congruent circles. In which case, the area of overlap, or center, is considered human well-being. The further alignment of said circles would indefinitely lead to the increase of the center, human well-being....   [tags: Education]
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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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Should College Athlete Be Paid to Play Football? - Should college athletes be paid to play football Should college athletes on scholarships deserve to be paid a salary as well as their scholarships just because the colleges and universities make a lot of money off of their players. No, they should not receive both. In fact, they should not receive any payment except in the form of their scholarships. When an athlete gets accepted into college to play football it is a privilege and receiving that scholarship is an honor and payment enough. Athletes know that when they graduate they will leave with no debt and that is a huge gift not to be in debt thousands of dollars and spending years paying back student loans....   [tags: athletic scholarship, college sports]
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High School vs College for a Disabled Student - If you are a disabled high school graduate you may be confused by the changes with which you are faced and unsure what to expect as you prepare for college. Realistically, the transition from high school to college requires a period of adjustment for all students since the academic demands are different in the two environments. However, the transition for students with disabilities requires special preparation in order to progress smoothly. During the high school years, much of the responsibility for accommodating your disability fell to school personnel, and your parents served as your primary advocates....   [tags: Compare High School and College] 350 words
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The Government Should Help Students Pay For College - Being able to attend and graduate college is a dream and the next step in life for many students. However, going to college and finishing school are two completely different things. There has been a decrease in students who completed college. Researchers are wondering, what is causing students to not finish schooling. There are many reasons and questions to why it could be affecting the completion of college rates. One of the main issue is the skyrocketing cost of college tuitions. Majority of students are having stress and anxiety for not being able to afford college....   [tags: Free College For Students]
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Why Education is Important - Many students around the world today focus mainly one thing while they are in school; Career and income, but how do you achieve that. How does one get the career they want and the income they yearn. The answer is education several countries are known for their exceptional performance in academics and the pressure related to their education. Among those countries are China, India and Japan. These three countries share a lot in common; exceptionally bright students and a very rigorous education system that showers students with pressure from parents to perform exceptional in school....   [tags: Education ]
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Ethos in College: Non-Traditional Age Students and Younger Professors - Introduction Ethos can be defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary as, “the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution.” Famous Greek philosopher and teacher Aristotle studied and taught the concept of ethos. In The Rhetoric, Aristotle identifies ethos as: …the character [ethos] of the speaker is a cause of persuasion when the speech is so uttered as to make him worthy of belief, for as a rule we trust men of probity more, and more quickly, about things in general, while on points outside the realm of exact knowledge, where opinion is divided, we trust them absolutely (qtd....   [tags: college, philosophy]
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The Importance of Education - Most people will argue that college education in fields like traditional liberal arts and career-oriented subjects such as business, engineering and science is a stepping stone to success, and I agree because it provides one with broad knowledge, increased opportunities and greater potentials to succeed in life. The traditional liberal arts have been the foundation of advanced learning since dateless times. The idea that traditional liberal arts education at college level gives broad knowledge aims at broadening the mind....   [tags: Importance of Education] 1423 words
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Virtual Schooling for High School and College Students - FLVS Paper Teachers have traditionally taught students in a classroom with a certain grade level. This method has worked for years without the need to revamp the way that a lesson is taught. As technology have improved and become available to students, so has the incorporation of technology in the classroom. Distance education dates back to the early 1700s; however, over the years distance education has transformed and moved to different delivery methods (Shelly 519). In fact, most education institutions refer to distance education today as courses that are primarily taught using the Internet and that deliver Internet-based courses in many different forms or modalities (Shelly 519)....   [tags: Education and technology, internet]
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Factors Contributing to College Drop Outs - Majority of the richest people in America are college drop outs. Success in life is not always followed by an educational degree, but most employers require it. An educational degree leads to a career that can be perennial. Moreover being uneducated leads to a job that can be replaced by any one and can evaporate quickly. The economy maintains success by relying on people with a required occupation. The population is continuously growing, not everyone in society has an income. The people who are without an income are supported by those that do....   [tags: higher education, higher learning] 591 words
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Reflection on What I've Learned in My Education Class - The first week of this unit I had a mix of emotions, excitement and stress . The topics covered each week have giving me the opportunity to increase my knowledge in many areas. Having an interest in teaching when I started this course has now grown to having an interest in learning as well. Reflecting on my education as a child has shown me the growth in teaching and our current education system. Professionalism was a great way to start the unit; this topic has giving me the chance to understand the responsibilities that teachers have to students and their parents....   [tags: college, teaching] 1076 words
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The Importance of Education - One’s Education advancements could probably be the most important decision in his or her life. One can safely assume that a person is not in the proper sense until he is properly educated. As said by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One may take this quote and interpret it as that Education is deadly and needs to be taken advantage of to the highest level. High School and College to common people seem to be the same. One must go to class and finish the work to accomplish High School and the same goes to College, this in fact is true but college is a completely different type of education, experience and what you get out of these t...   [tags: The Importance of Education] 702 words
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Education - Education Dear College Bound Student,      You are about to embark upon an important journey. You are going to pursue a higher education. To succeed in attaining a higher education, you must first understand what is education. Everyone from ancient Greek philosophers to modern day English professors have evaluated the definition and goal of education. You must gather the knowledge of these humanitarians to understand the definition education, thereby directing you down the right path towards an enlightening college experience....   [tags: Educate Teaching Learning College Essays]
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The United States' Deteriorating Education System - Despite recent attempts to reform, there is no question that the United States' education system is falling behind the education systems of other developed nations. The Programme for International Student Assessment, also known as PISA, is an international organization which measures performance of high school students throughout the world (United States, Highlights from PISA iii), and the results of its most recent series of examinations have shown that high school students in the United States are desperately trailing behind their peers in the rest of the developed world (United States, Highlights from PISA 12)....   [tags: Education]
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The Education of Children - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born on February 28, 1533, into a time when only the wealthy received the privilege of a good education. At around 1539, Michel was sent to the College of Guienne in Bordeaux, where he completed the curriculum under the direction of George Buchanan by the time he had reached his thirteenth year. Michel spoke well of his educators and praised their teaching techniques, but he chastised the stern discipline of most of the schools during his time, saying that if one were to visit a college where lessons were in progress, nothing could be heard, save “the cries of children being beaten and of masters drunk with anger.”1 In his essay, Of the Education of Children,...   [tags: Of the Education of Children]
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Is Online Instruction an Efficient Form of Education? - In the last twenty years, internet has become the driving force for the development of our society. It significantly changed our life in many ways, such as online education. In 2002, more than 1.6 million college students took online courses and unsurprisingly, this number almost tripled in 2008 (Allen and Seaman, 2010). Queen and Lewis found (2011), “74% of school districts with distance education programs planned to expand online offerings over the next 3 years.” However, although many students and instructors are using online education, the debate about the efficiency of online instruction comparing with that by traditional mode still going on as online education does not achieved univers...   [tags: Education]
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Testing the Teachers: Is College Really as Hard as They Say? - It is time to turn the tables and test the teachers on the challenge of college. Throughout high school, students are told all about how difficult college is and what to expect. Not yet having experienced it, the students typically prepare for the worst. They teach themselves how to study based on the standards of their high school. They write papers, do homework, and participate in class in the attempt to meet the expectations of their teachers. They base their picture of college off their teachers’ standards and what their peers say....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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The Internet and Education - The Internet represents a network of computers that is globally connected transmitting information between locations with input from users. Since the advent of the Internet many innovations are and responsible for many innovations such as; social networking, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), eCommerce, access to news websites, social networking, and eLearning. Computer researchers predicted the Internet would become a dynamic catalyst for information transmissions around the globe. It has eliminated time constraints, and geographic distances....   [tags: Education/Technology] 2700 words
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College Success - The experience that an individual has during his or her college years, varies greatly depending on the goals that individual plans to achieve. Simultaneously many books offer techniques in which they promise to reveal the secrets of success in college; yet, these guides focus mainly on getting high grades. On the other hand, in his book What The Best College Students Do, Ken Bain gather a compilation of interviews and research-backed concepts to give the reader an idea of the type of behavior and approaches, which should optimize the readers college experience and aid in later life....   [tags: education, behavior, self-kindness, intelligence]
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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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Cultural Differences in the College Experience - "Where do I belong?" aimlessly day dreaming about my future I disregarded my U.S history teacher as she began taking attendance. Should I attend Morgan State University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, Bowie University, or Jackson State University. These historically black colleges or universities (HBCU) all received applications for admissions from me early in my senior year of high school. Should I attend the University of Illinois in Urbana Campaign, Marquette University, or Northern Illinois University....   [tags: higher education, university, culture] 910 words
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College: The Most Memorable Time of Your Life - Introduction After graduating from a high school your next step towards your particular career is to go to a college. College is supposed to be the most memorable time of your life, it is a place where you no longer are defined as a person by the people you are friends with or the way you dress. On your first day, you will be attending an orientation that will help you bond well with your fellow students. The senior students will welcome you to their campus and make you feel comfortable and welcomed....   [tags: Higher Education] 905 words
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