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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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Why People Attend College - A majority of people these days are planning or are going to college. These people have many reasons for going to college. The option of going to college is a major decision and there are many factors that are considered in making this decision. One of the many reasons of making the decision to go to college is to receive a bigger salary. Another reason is for the opportunities that become available from going to college. People also decide go to college to be better prepared and successful in the future....   [tags: education, decision]
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Getting in Debt for Higher Education - ... Of that 20 million, nearly 12 million or 60% borrow annually to help pay their cost. The total amount of student loan debt held by Americans surpassed $1 trillion in 2011(Wikipedia, 2009). But we can see the statistics that the easiest way, Student loan, isn’t effective and student will be in chain of debt which they can’t get out easily. For some students who are studying science subject, medical subject, or any other subject that is paid well off after graduation can easily pay their dept....   [tags: the cost of college, university]
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Why Not Community College? - Although 2010 was not by definition, a recession year, it certainly felt like one. The growth of the economy was stifled, unemployment was stagnated at a little less than ten percent and interest rates and inflation were at near depression levels by year’s end. The state of the economy unequivocally influences tax collections and budgets, which in turn determines the financial prosperity of higher education, especially in the public sector. The two main sources of revenue for public colleges and universities are state appropriations and tuition....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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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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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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Should College Athletes Be Payed or Not? - College athletes now-a-days are getting paid to play like its a job. Although, do they deserve the pay they get or even the pay at all. College athletes do not deserve to be paid because the point of college is to get an education, not a “camp” before the pros. It has been statistically proven that out of all the Division 1 sports teams, only 45% of them are actually allowed to graduate. Colleges need to focus on the “athletic-students” now. They need to get the “athletic-students”, who are only in college for the sports, to become “student-athletes”, who are students that are good at sports but have school as the number one priority....   [tags: sports, education, ncaa]
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Axia College Survival Guide - Continuing your education can be a difficult journey when a person decides to explore opportunities by furthering their education. Attending traditional classes or distance education classes provides stability and growth, which furthers individual qualities in our society. Students attending college should have access to all necessary tools, guidelines and materials to achieve the best education. The purpose of this paper is to provide college student with a Survival Guide while attending Axia College....   [tags: Higher Education] 1328 words
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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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Community College vs. University - Attention: Future college students, After twelve years of school, where will you go next. Many of you have developed the ambition to prolong your education and attend college. Today, there are many more options than there were in the past. One does not have to graduate high school and go straight to a four year university. It is sometimes better for a student to go to a community college and focus on transfer courses or simply get an Associate’s Degree. On the other hand, there are young adults that prefer to leap straight into a university and focus on the specific program for their Bachelor’s Degree....   [tags: Higher Education ] 563 words
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What is the Purpose of College? - A college education gives a person the opportunity to be successful in life, either financially or morally dependent on the goals that they set for their life. They will choose a college that offer programs for the major of their choice, where they will specialize and receive a degree. The decision to pursue a higher education will give the opportunity to earn a better income over someone who does not have a degree. College is more of life preparation course that will help make sure a successful career....   [tags: Education, informative, expository]
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College Is Necessary for a Successful Future - ... According to the US government, the median pay for job zone three is $35,000. The median pay for job zone one is $13,000. Using the beliefs of Justin Draeger, the majority of college graduates are likely to end up in job zones 4 or 5 where the median salary is between fifty and sixty thousand dollars per year (Draeger). As the studies further prove, college graduates earn better jobs with higher salaries. With a degree from a first-rate college connections are made with potential jobs; job applicants without degrees are looked down upon by employers....   [tags: job, education, graduate]
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College 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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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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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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University Education Should Be Free - Independent.Leadership.Equality. All of these are three characteristics as to what free university education can provide to citizens.Higher education should be free of charge for the citizens of the United States.In the US the average cost for colleges per year is $8,893. Many middle class and under class people cannot afford such costs. It is true that the government will give you grants but most of the time students never get funding from them (Emmons 3). Most people of today can hardly afford a car let alone the fees and tuition of college....   [tags: tution, fees, college]
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The Value of Higher Education - 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Senior Autobiography on Education - Senior Autobiography My story of the past and present. (Who I am?) Educational achievements are the part of the success in one’s life. College is the platforms to show ability and to expose knowing the world. As a part of getting in the college education, I am getting prepared since last twelve years to explore the challenges by avoiding procrastination and getting passionate about things I like and are helpful with the part of the college education. I am challenging myself by taking a broad range of classes in the beginning....   [tags: college, mastering, immigrant, leader] 1196 words
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The Overwhelming Cost of College - 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 - Well attending college for half a semester now, I have found that I enjoy being a college student more then being a high school student. Since I’ve been in college, I have seen that more freedom is allowed to students in college than in high school. There are differences in college in such ways that you can have a cell phone in class, walk out of class, eat in class and wear anything you want. After I graduated from Mt. Maria High School I held off on college for years because of certain situations that kept me from going to college....   [tags: freedom, education] 999 words
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The Country Club College- Inhibition of Eudaimonia - The Country Club College- Inhibition of Eudaimonia Adding food coloring to drinking water will not enhance its nutritional value. Also, an emphasis on enhancing the coloring, at the cost of clean water, will degrade the function of water to provide nourishment. This same logic applies to education. In articles written by the New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, and Brookings, colleges across the country are spending increasing dollars on recreational facilities and administration than on its academics....   [tags: university education]
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The American Community College - It is difficult to imagine a college bound senior making the big decision on where to attend college without the help of college rankings and family influence. Making such an important decision requires heavy research for the college bound student, and it is no surprise that college rankings are one of the first places students look for advice on their future school. Many high school seniors are concerned with the rankings, the “image”, or school pride associated with colleges. As seniors question which school is the best and strive to meet the admissions standards that seem to continually increase, it is important to question whether or not the quality of education is better at colleges wit...   [tags: education, ranking system, students]
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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 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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Predictors of College Success For Minority Students - Introduction Researchers often need to obtain an estimate of the relationship between predictors and academic success to help them with their admission process. The development of valid and unbiased predictors of college success for students in general, and minority students in particular, is an immediate concern to educators, researchers, and students (Nettles, 1991; Sackett, Schmitt, Ellingson, & Kabin, 2001). Some researchers argue in favor of traditional predictors like standardized tests and high school grade point average (or rank) (Baird, 1984; Nisbet, Ruble, & Schurr, 1982; Noble, 1989, 1991), whereas other researchers argue that measurement of noncognitive variables is needed to ade...   [tags: Higher Education] 533 words
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High School vs. College - High School vs. College A very important part of life is education. In order to acquire a satisfying education, one should complete high school prior to college. College and high school have two different levels of education, but both are trying to further student’s knowledge. As recent high school graduates and college freshman’s many can clarify similarities and differences between the two. Some obvious similarities are that both have assignments, classrooms, and students. Although college and high school have many differences three of the main ones are the teachers, classes, and responsibilities....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning] 527 words
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General Education Courses: No Need for Them - ... Allysa Pracz, Oral Communications teacher at Northern Illinois University, holds a just and honest opinion that General Educations classes are useless because they may have nothing to do with one’s major. For instance, a college algebra course would obviously have no effect on a student studying Creative Writing. The only question left to answer would be, why do such requirements exist. It could also be understood that courses required in fact focus on what students should have learned in high school....   [tags: higher tuition, community college]
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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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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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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 Higher Education - Education is the key to fulfillment in one’s life and the economy. With education, a person is qualified and has a better chance for employment. College can become very stressful as a result of many factors like schoolwork overload, little financial assistance, and the need to work instead of going to class. These factors can cause a student to dropout of college and not finish their coursework. Students usually dropout around the second semester of their first year or mid-semester of their second year....   [tags: college attendance, better job search] 558 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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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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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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College Preparedness - People choose to go to college for a myriad of reasons. Some attend college because of the expectations of their parents or society. Others go to college because of the increased earning potential that a college education can provide. Still others decide to go to college to expand their knowledge in an area of particular interest. William Cory, a 19th Century English schoolmaster said, “You go to school not for knowledge so much as for arts and habits.” The arts and habits that Cory proposes that students are pursuing are certainly things that a student might learn in college....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Music Education in Schools - Music education is a class taught in elementary, middle, high school, and even college. There are many different forms of music education such as: band, choir, and general music. In most middle schools across America, students are required to take some sort of music class. Then once you get into high school you are able to chose whether you want to take part in music education or not. You also do not have to take any form of music classes when you enter college. According to J. Yudkin, “music is an accomplishment that distinguishes us as humans.” A lot of people will argue that music education shouldn’t be a part of school....   [tags: elementary, middle, high schools, college]
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The Vitality of a Speech Code at Berry College - Berry College should have a speech code that addresses morally devaluing speech addressed toward a specific group of people in order to establish a safe learning environment for all students while preserving healthy public debate. Establishing such a speech code would positively impact both students and faculty at Berry College by increasing both the opportunity and motivation to challenge and debate potentially offensive topics. A clear line on what is acceptable and what is not would eliminate the blurry line between beneficial and hurtful dialogue and would thereby create a more academically stimulating community....   [tags: Higher Education, communication ]
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Choosing Between College and a Steady Job - ... To help more students afford and graduate from college, Bowie State University, for example, has taken steps to address these challenges by providing high-quality and affordable educational opportunities for students. Bowie State University has taken new steps to improve academic performance by reducing college costs, establishing a professional learning community, and offering a wide-variety of extracurricular activities to improve students overall productivity. To solve the challenges confronting socio-economic cultures, Bowie State University reduces college costs by reforming student loans, providing need-based assistance, and offering scholarships to help students pay for school....   [tags: low-income, minorities, education] 614 words
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College Debt Is Crushing a Generation of Students - Over the past decade, it has become evident to the students of the United States that in order to attain a well paying job they must seek a higher education. The higher education, usually a college or university, is practically required in order to succeed. To be able to attend these schools and receive a degree in a specific field it means money, and often a lot of it. For students, the need for a degree is strong, but the cost of going to college may stand in the way of a successful future. Each year the expense of college rises, resulting in the need for students to take out loans....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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AP and Honors Courses for College Preparation - Many schools have more than just the standard English, Math, History, and Science classes to offer. Not only is English offered but so is classes like AP Literature and AP Language, both just more challenging classes compared to your average English class. The same goes for classes like Biology, where an AP course may be an option. In your regular English class honors is also an option, which is just extra and more challenging work for you to do on top of whatever your current English assignments are....   [tags: Education, Scholarships, Challenge] 637 words
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My Higher Education - Receiving a higher education has been a lifelong goal for me. All my life I wanted a job saving animals, as I got older I knew being a veterinarian is my all-time life objective. Although, I am currently a veterinary technician I need to achieve a higher educational background to completely reach my goal in life. Having a college degree gives me the nostalgia that I long for; being able to say that I’m in college achieving my goals as becoming a veterinarian is gratifying to me. Being a role model to my daughter is also extremely important; having her see that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, she will see that life is difficult and there will be constant road blocks but with...   [tags: College Benefits and Drawbacks]
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The Cost of College - In the economically depressed world we live in today, the bottom line for students and parents when choosing a college is money. Although the thought of going off to college in the big city is both alluring and exciting, the price tag that goes along with it is not. Due to tighter wallets and budget cuts, students are beginning to re-consider their firm stance that they must go out of state for college. With all expenses considered, it is obvious that going to a local college is much cheaper than going to a university across the country....   [tags: Higher Education]
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Rising College Tuition - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college tuition and relevant fees have increased by 893 percent (“College costs and the CPI”). 893 percent is a very daunting percentage considering that it has surpassed the rise in the costs of Medicare, food, and housing. As America is trying to pull out of a recession, many students are looking for higher education so they can attain a gratified job. However, their vision is being stained by the dreadful rise in college costs. College tuition is rising beyond inflation....   [tags: cost of higher education]
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Should Georgia Perimeter Merge with DeKalb Technical College? - College can be define as an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training. (Dictionary.com) College today has vastly adapted to modern technology and modern society. Many colleges have been reconstructed for a targeted type of student. Universities are design for the student seeking to further their education within a scholarly environment. Two year colleges are design for the student seeking higher education with the options to seek vocational training or academic degree....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Advantage of Two year College Students - A higher education is considered as the key to achieving academic success and economic success in our society. Higher level of education succeeding a re associated to higher and lower income rates of unemployment, and the gain gap between two year colleges and four year colleges. Without splitting up financial aid, the cost of tuition and fees at two year college is less than half of the tuition and fees at public four year or private four year institution. This research will prove doing two degrees will advantage for first generation ....   [tags: remediation, tuition costs, higher education]
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Everyone Should Have Access to Higher Education - College stresses a person to use his or her critical thinking skills and it’s key that he or she use it without the cost. Without a person’s critical thinking skills they could not get through every day. Critical thinking is an important tool for humans to master. College works on that skill so that when the students graduate from there, they can use those skills to make more educated and responsible decision. Not everyone would have the chance to work on their critical thinking skills if college has a price....   [tags: college, critical thinking]
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Melinda Gates' College Ready Educational Initiative - Most high school students dream of attending college after high school. The know that an education will earn them more money, get them better jobs and give them the opportunity do what they want in life. The problem is; between 2006 and 2016, nearly 4.5 million students won’t pursue college degrees because their families can’t afford higher education (Gates Foundation, 2009). Furthermore, only a little of half of those who do start college full-time to obtain a 4-year degree finish. Of those students who attend community college less than 3 out of 10 finish with the Associate’s Degree (Complete College.org, 2009)....   [tags: Importance of Education]
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An Analysis of The Book Class Matter: The College Dropout Boom - The book Class matter shows the importance of how much people should value and appreciate the importance of a classroom education. How much you dedicate yourself to school can help you gain enough knowledge to be successful in the future. Having good quality education in America seems to be the closest thing to a ticket to class mobility. The book was very interesting in explaining what social class really is in America, and the way it affects people's lives on how they live day to day. The different types of social class is what shapes our society....   [tags: education, knowledge] 1575 words
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Three Important Academic Skills for College Students - One of the reasons why all the new students at universities in the U.S. have to take serial writing classes first is that they have to learn not only writing techniques, but also the way of thinking which enable them to go through studying ahead of them. In his essay The Politics of Remediation, Mike Rose mainly suggests three academic skills that are essential for college students. The importance of these skills can be more clear and profound by comparison with other three essays; Critical Thinking by bell hooks, What Happens When Basic Writers Come to College....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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College Recruit Poster - The appropriate college recruit poster to myself would sincerity be the second poster to the right. The decision is likely to have existence because obtaining intellectual expertise of Spanish in Spain is included, which is my heritage, that I would endear to experience further involvement about Spanish. Family members, associates in my age group that speaks particularly limited Spanish would actually benefit in proceeding to Spain. At the same time exploring Paris is within the selection of choice, which in general to beyond, I would endear to consume time with the historically romantic, and ever enduring wonderful Paris....   [tags: education, Spanish, adventure, Paris, explore] 965 words
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Higher Education - Choosing a path regarding higher education is a major decision that now involves a larger risk for students than in previous years. As the price of college continues to rise in today's poor economy, it may be in a students best interest to consider a two year community college over a four year school. While the two are often portrayed to be similar, there are quite a few differences that separate the education each school offers. Community colleges are often over looked and underestimated in comparison to a four year school, but two year schools have a lot to offer and in some instances can be more beneficial in furthering education than a four year school....   [tags: community college, diversty]
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A Degree in Education - A Degree in Education I have been extremely fortunate to grow up in the type of environment that most people would call an "all-American town." All my life I have known I was very blessed to live here. The community where I live is not too large or too small. It is just the right size to provide the closeness and bonding that I have known and grow to love. This town is extremely family and church oriented and has a great school system. All of these things have had a very positive impact on my life....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 516 words
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Argument Essay on College Tuition - How does the rising cost of college tuition affect us. Every year thousands of students attend a college or university, usually of their choice, with the goal of achieving a higher education and to better their future. The cost of attending college is too high and it needs to go down; there needs to be more scholarship and grant opportunities. The high cost of attending college is a major reason that students aren’t able to achieve higher education; others take this as a challenge and it is motivation for them to work harder to achieve their goal....   [tags: rising cost, college, universities, educaton]
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A New Model for Education and Architectural Expression in Women’s Colleges - The 1885 opening of Bryn Mawr College, represented the beginning of the end for traditional pedagogy and campus design for women’s colleges. Although its original scheme drew on Smith College’s design principles, the boundaries imposed in Northampton were cast off in the development of the new college. Molded by a woman experienced with Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and German universities, Bryn Mawr provided its students with a distinctive blend of university and women’s college. In this way, it separated from the architectural and governance practices that had typified the higher education of women and adopted for women the academic environment, scholarship, and behaviors of men....   [tags: Bryn Mawr, quaker lady, women's college]
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Trends - Introduction: Harrison College is a family owned, proprietary educational institution headquartered in Indianapolis, with a total of 13 campuses, a culinary school, and an online division. Started in 1902, Harrison College has grown from a small business school to a four-year college offering degrees from the Schools of Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Veterinary Technology, and Criminal Justice (Harrison College, 2010). Beginning in 1986, the vision for Harrison College changed to that of an organization dedicated to “family, faith, health, and job.” This vision allowed the school to prosper and realize a rate of growth not seen in the previous 84 years (Harrison College,...   [tags: Education, Harrison College] 2043 words
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College for All: Too Much of a Good Thing? - The U.S. Department of Education stated in a recent report that 59% of students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at a four year institution get such a degree within six years. The same report stated that if you were to look at students looking to obtain an Associate’s degree at a two year institution only 31% receive their degree within three years(United States). Neither of these rates would pass if judged by the grading standards most of either type of institution would implement. This may be a small indication that too many people are being steered down the path of a college education....   [tags: education, bachelor's degree]
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College Athletes: Should They Receive Additional Pay? - Should college athletes get paid an additional salary. They are an important assets to universities and colleges, so why should they not. How else would universities justify taking advantage of these young men and women. These are questions that arise when pondering the issue. This has been a large controversy over the years of rather or not college athletes should be paid, more specifically football and basketball players. However, they fail to mention that colleges are only considering paying a select few, the stars of the sports....   [tags: free education, salary, money]
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