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Making a Difference as a Teacher - Making a Difference as a Teacher I have not always wanted to be a teacher. I always knew that I wanted to work with children in some way, but I was pretty sure that teaching was not for me. I was well on my way in my junior year of college working toward a biology degree so that I could become a pediatric physician’s assistant. I still cannot explain what happened, but one week I was a biology major, and the next I knew that I have always been meant to teach children. I suppose I just took the longer route to get there than most people do....   [tags: Teaching Education College Admissions] 761 words
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Online Courses vs. Traditional Courses - Today, more and more colleges are offering courses to students that are entirely online. Students who are drawn to online courses include students working full-time jobs, students who would prefer a private study environment, or students who find that online courses are easier than traditional (campus-based) courses. Advertisements geared to encourage students to register for online classes have the tendency to portray them as being easier and requiring less work than its campus counterpart. For instance, some television advertisements show students wearing night clothes working in a relaxed environment within their home - free of the pressures caused by deadlines and testing....   [tags: Higher Education, Internet Classes, College] 903 words
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The Benefits of Studying Abroad - In the US, the number of university students who study abroad increased dynamically. 154,168 American college students studied abroad from 2000 to 2001 compared to 48,483 students from 1985 to 1986 (Rooney 4). University students tend to study abroad much more than before. “The university has tried to track the changing interests of its students and the increasingly global nature of its curriculum by setting up programs in countries that did not attract as much interest a generation ago”(Rooney 2)....   [tags: Foreign Education College Essays]
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Higher Education for Military Personnel - ... Their veterans office mission statement, “Owens Community College appreciates the time you served our great nation, and now we look forward to serving you as Owens becomes a part of your life.” The office itself is comprised of veterans that understand the importance of receiving an education and also provide opportunities for veterans to work in their center. Giving the chance to those that join to bestow the information they have gained to upcoming students. They are without a doubt the most courteous and resourceful group of people to aid students achieve the goals they may have....   [tags: veterans in college] 2009 words
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The College Degree - The College Degree “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” (Theodore Roosevelt). Education is a common theme seen throughout literature and history. It is considered respectable to have a college education in this day and age. Zora Neale Hurston explores the theme of education through college education in Mules and Men while Langston Hughes examines the theme of education in his poems through experience, specifically the Negro Speaks of Rivers....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Teaching - A Way to Make a Difference - Teaching - A Way to Make a Difference To me teaching is a way to make a difference in someone’s life. If it is emotional, knowledge base or physical, we as professionals should help the student be all they can be. The reason that I want to become a teacher is so that I can make a difference. I want to help students open many doors to their future. I feel that a teacher should be the person that twenty years down the road that we still inspire the student. I cannot say that I am basically just one of the philosophies....   [tags: Education College Admissions Philosophy] 718 words
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I Believe in the Potential of Children - I Believe in the Potential of Children “Anybody, any kid can learn if he or she has the desire to do it… The teacher plays an important role in education—we all remember the first teacher who really touched our lives, or gave us some encouragement, or at least appreciated our best. The teacher gives us the desire to learn, the desire to be Somebody…The teacher has to have the energy of the hottest volcano, the memory of an elephant, and the diplomacy of an ambassador…Really, a teacher has to possess love and knowledge and then has to use this combined passion to be able to accomplish something.” --Bob Alante, teacher Concerning the nature of students, I agree with the Sophist point of...   [tags: Teaching Education College Admissions] 621 words
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Coming Full Circle - Coming Full Circle Roger Sale, a former professor at the University of Washington says, "I can't know what I want until I see something I like." This is said in response to the common question asked by students, "What do you want our papers to be about?" Hearing this must get tiresome for teachers as well as students. Sale, in his essay on "The Relationships Struck Between Writer and Reader, Reader and Writer, Student and Teacher, Teacher and Student", suggests not telling the student exactly what is wanted, to be flexible and "suggest to all students that what is important is what they think, not what the teacher thinks." Over the years I've found that teachers and students go through stag...   [tags: College Writing Education Essays] 1171 words
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Working for an Education - ... In many instances the parents of middle and low income students did not have the opportunity to attend college ,or had too drop out of school because of the demands of a growing family. Sometimes life gets in the way and unexpected circumstances happen that can lead a college student to be forced to put their college dreams aside. Another reason why a student may feel compelled to drop out of college, may be becouse they may already have a high paying job that they may feel like a college degree may no longer be of used to them....   [tags: college drop-out rates analysis] 748 words
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The Benefits of Attending a Community College - A look back at the institution of education over the past 20 years will reveal that once upon a time a bachelor’s degree was long since considered the marker of ultimate success, the highest level of achievement that one could make in their lives. In those days, if for some reason you failed to march across the stage on graduation day after an epic, four-year stretch of high tuition, long nights studying, and unrelenting professors that found great joy in riding your back, then you had indeed failed at life....   [tags: Higher Education ] 860 words
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The Alternative to College: Trade Schools - A hard choice many people face in today’s society is whether to attend a university or to go to a trade school. With the economy America has right now it is clear that the best way to get an actual paying job is to go to a trade school and receive a certificate, rather than a college degree. It is proven that you can be just as successful in life with a job that requires technical skill over a college degree. Sadly, the culture we live in today brainwashes people into thinking technical degrees are undesirable and that a college degree is the best and only way to go....   [tags: education, university]
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Stress in College - Stress in College Every person will experience some degree of stress in his or her life. Stress can be healthy. Stress can make a person feel hopeless, helpless, and powerless. Constant worry about problems can cause a diversity of physical symptoms. Some people face stress more than others do. College students deal with stress each stage of courses. Gender, age, and finance is a major influence on how a person experience stress in college. Bettina (2001) conducted research on stress stating, ‘’coping strategies used by adolescents prove that boys use more problems oriented, and direct action approaches to stress....   [tags: Education, Generation Me] 924 words
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Is College Worth the Price? - The analytical aspect of being defined by a social class sounds degrading. Being placed in one group of social status can make a person feel self-conscious. But what if you a combination of lower social class, a person of the earliest kind in your family, and being divided even further based on your gender . Furthermore, being a student who wishes to further their education looks to our educational system without prejudice. Our educational system is to further our knowledge and prepare us for our career choice....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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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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U.S. is Blessed with an Education System - College life is a journey taken by many high school student in effort to explore new prospective and most importantly build a new life outside the boundaries of their families to sustain a long path of career and building a new family. In the United State we are blessed with an education system that is never available worldwide. Laws are placed to allow every child a chance to pursue higher education in among the most prestige institutions in the world. From Ivy League school to a large public universities and specific school with designed programs in the art, culinary institute and two year community college....   [tags: diversity, college, competition] 1082 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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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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Education and the Quality of Life - Dan Rather once said “A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.” ("Dan Rather Quote.") With today’s rough economic conditions, social mobility and the quality of life are controversial topics that have many different theories. Some people believe that increasing social mobility can be done in a variety of different ways, while others think achieving this mobility is impossible....   [tags: college, degree, earning]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Value of Higher Education - In the United States attending a four year university has become a standard for many young adults. It has presumably become this way because in the current economy more and more jobs require a college degree. This is due to the increase of fields that need higher education as well as attending a university becoming more accessible to the masses thanks to financial aid. Financial aid opened the floodgates for college graduation, giving many people opportunities never previously offered to them, but that’s all it is, opportunity....   [tags: college, income, opportunities] 754 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 Benefits and Obstacles - College success has become a most desirable goal. However, many students struggle through college. In fact, according to the Website Ask.com, approximately 15 percent of college students receive a degree. Because I’m willing to earn a degree like many other successful students, I find that college is the stepping stone to my dream goals. I know that college is difficult, but I realize that attaining my dream of a college education will require me to understand the benefits of what I’m learning, to prepare for obstacles, to seek advice, and to create effective and reasonable strategies will help me achieve my goals....   [tags: higher education] 780 words
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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 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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Choose Your College Wisely - College is a great step in any one’s life, especially when it starts before high school is even over. Yet, there are options when making this leap and two common ones are online classes, and college in school (CIS). There are many differences, as well as similarities when it comes to the two. Of course the most obvious thing that makes these two alike is that they are both college class options. Plus each gives the student the chance to get a degree before graduating high school. Still, after taking both types of classes I have found online to be the best option....   [tags: higher education]
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The High Cost of College Tuition - ... This relates back to the thesis about how less kids are going to college because of how much money it. back in 1930 almost 70% of kids went to college. In 2013 only about 50% of high school grads are going to college. And for the 50% of kids who are going to college, most of them are coming out with huge amounts of debt that is taking them year to pay off. Because of the drastic rise in college tuition, it has made it so that the kids who are going to college are coming out with more debt than they can handle....   [tags: price of higher education] 554 words
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College Is Not the Only Way - ... People also need to understand that the option of college is exactly that, an option. It is a great path for a lot of people but for some, there are better alternatives. While there are advantages to a college education, there are certainly disadvantages. Currently the tuition rates at universities in America are rising. In 2013, tuition had the smallest rise since the 1970’s as it increased by nearly 3%. But the actual price student’s pay after grants and scholarships have actually increased since 2010 because pace of financial aid growth hasn’t kept up with the rising tuition costs....   [tags: higher education, career opportunities] 1811 words
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How the College Bubble Will Burst - "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today"(Richardson). One of the most amazing things people have dreamt to obtain is the “American Dream”. It is so profound in all the things it can symbolize. It is freedom, justice but most of all, it is the hope for a better way of life. The immigrants who made the long and dangerous voyage to America wanted their children to have experiences that they never got to experience, one of those things being to have an education....   [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 - College days are among the best days of our life — the friends we make, the time we spend hanging out in the canteen, sharing everything from class notes to class gossip and full of exciting events. During which a student learns new things and comes across several experiences. College festivals offer a chance to do all this and much more to a fresher who is willing to hop on to the festival bandwagon. Every student should experience this organization process at least once during the course of their undergraduate studies....   [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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Endless Possibilities in Education - ... Is college really worth it. From the perspective of Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus College is somewhat worth it. From their essay “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” talks about how colleges of today are taking on way too many tasks and not being able to do any of them right if at all. Plus, they have raised tuition costs, textbook costs, and many others. This is causing most of the graduates to graduate with debt up to their eyeballs. In response to this issue they have proposed some ways for these colleges to put themselves back on track....   [tags: college, courses, degree] 1859 words
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... Secondly College athletes should not be paid because they would lose the love and pride that comes with the sport. Many people from North Carolina are fans of college sports including football and basketball. For them to think that their star point guard or wide receiver is hesitating to make a play because he hasn’t received his check from the university is sickening. Paying these athletes could potentially lead to students losing the desire to even win a game because after all, they are still receiving a check, win or lose....   [tags: revenue, education, degree]
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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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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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The Beginnings of Newnham College - ... He was inspired by the Arts and Craft movement that rebelled against the industrialisation of architecture, with its cast iron prefabrication. His red brick style was influenced by the Dutch houses of the late 17th century and encompassed tall Tudor chimneys, curvy gables and white multi-paned windows, along with restrained classical detail. This style became known as Queen Anne (although it had nothing to do with the Queen Anne period) and promoted a domestic, dainty appearance, as yet not seen in any other in Oxbridge College....   [tags: women, education, buildings] 982 words
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Affordable Successful Higher Education - In reality, people with an education tend to be very successful while the people without an education tend to be unsuccessful. Education is a key factor that defines the basis of human-beings and lays the foundation for human development. It also plays a major role in creating a huge gap in the division within the social classes. This huge gap is due to unsuccessful education that exists in society. There are many factors that contribute to unsuccessful education which include expensive education, the quality of education, and disadvantaged individuals....   [tags: College, Cost, University] 1047 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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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 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 college experience takes on various perspectives while people are going through the rigorous times. So people cherish the moment and others can’t handle the pressure of the tasks put forth with college. The college experience, in my opinion, is a span of time when an individual has the chance to find valuable personal attributes that will stick with them their whole lifetime. The beneficial personal attributes discovered in college include; new communications, an advanced education, and improved life lessons....   [tags: Education, Communication] 634 words
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The Overwhelming Cost of College - The overwhelming cost of college has caused high school students debating whether to continue pursuing a higher education. Many of these high school students have decided that the price of the accumulated debt is not worth the investment, and end up choosing a full-time employment without a college degree. It is, however, important to invest on knowledge because it edifies and sets a base for the future. To fully comprehend how important it is to invest on higher education, one must be aware of the value and the rates of return for each individual....   [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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College Tuition Is Too Expensive - ... Fathers and Mothers work hard to earn the money and many students do not want their parents spending that much money to get an education. That statement clearly says that the cost of getting an education is too high in America and many other places. In recent years, more and more students are planning to go to a college. In a competitive economy, good employers can only afford to hire a small amount of new employees. As a common result, they look for the best applicant with the best skills and education....   [tags: affordable, price, salary, education, cost] 779 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 Pressures Faced by College Students - ... One immensely important reason why college students are frazzled is the weight of hope and expectations being placed upon them from their family. Mr.Sam Sagar and Mr.Joachim Stoeber explains this in more depth in their captivating study, Perfectionism, Atychiphobia and affective responses people have to success and to failure: “The main role of fear is linked to experiencing shame and embarrassment”.- (Sagar). In the piece,Mr. Sagar explained the significance of students experiencing external pressure(peer pressure ) and (self)internal pressure, which most of the time times results in students over-exhausting themselves emotionally and physically....   [tags: education, peer pressure, social networking] 899 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Importance of a Formal ELT Education in Nicaragua - ... Also, the academic curriculum itself would present me with much needed tools such as reading and writing approaches, the principals behind language learning and teaching, and classroom management, just to mention a few. Though, learning from these classes was not easy, they have brought me much help as a teacher. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning the help that my classmates and family gave me in order to accomplish my goal : of graduating. On the other hand, my family was so supportive during the long study hours....   [tags: degree, college, opportunities, gratification] 602 words
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Title IX of the Education Act of 1974 - Memorandum on Law and Gender in College Athletics This article address suggested changes to Title IX of the Education Act of 1974 and to the interpretation of Title IX. The changes discussed are (1) a change to the method of college supported team funding, (2) the abolishment of the designation of “men’s sports” and “women’s sports” by replacing with the term and concept of “participant sports,” and (3) the inclusion of intersexed and transgendered / transsexual participants. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C....   [tags: Law and Gender in College Athletics] 1984 words
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The Techniques of Persuasion in W.J. Reeves’ “College Isn’t For Everyone” - Effectively communicating an idea or opinion requires several language techniques. In his study of rhetoric, Aristotle found that persuasion was established through three fundamental tools. One is logos, which is used to support an argument through hard data and statistics. Another is ethos, which is the credibility of an author or speaker that allows an audience to conclude from background information and language selection a sense of knowledge and expertise of the person presenting the argument....   [tags: Education]
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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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Police and Higher Education - The article Police and Higher Education: Where are We Now by Roy Roberg and Scott Bonn discuss and review past articles and ideas about whether or not police officers should be required to have earned a college degree in order to qualify a position in law enforcement within the United States. The first person who believed in the idea that police officers should be required to hold a college degree in order to be qualified for a position was August Vollmer. August Vollmer was “the father of American police professionalism” (Walker & Katz, 2011)....   [tags: college degrees for law enforcement agents] 922 words
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