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College Life: The Ideal College - Everyone is bound to possess imagination toward college life before being enrolled. I am not an exception as well. To my ideal college, it should be the same with the foreign TV series have shown, with a lush large meadow where students are able to lay under the shadow of leaves, enjoying reading books or chatting with intimate friends; a huge number of clubs are established in school; students can participate in a variety of activities like singing contests, speeches given by famous people, exclusive events held by school, and so on....   [tags: personal experience, imagination] 689 words
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Statement Of Purpose for College Life - My unflagging interest in computers began at the age of 9 when I was among the 4 students selected to represent my class in a computer quiz. With each new question posed ,I found my curiosity further piqued and found myself captivated by the vastness of technology and amazed by what technology could offer. In order to quench my new found thirst for computers, I started reading books like the basics of DOS & Internet Programming .I also read novels like Prey by Michael Crichton which explored the concept of AI and Deception point by Dan Brown which introduced me to the world of cryptography .Although these books were fictional, it nevertheless enthralled me and motivated me to explore the pot...   [tags: computers, technology, coursework, college] 816 words
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The Decision: Finding the Right College - A student sifts through stacks of once enticing, but now monotonous mail. They all seem to have the same message, pleading with the student to consider attending their school. The letters outline details about certain features the school has that may make them stand out among the crowd. Most of the schools are ones that the student has never even heard of. The student, tired of looking through these boring letters, decides to go online and look at some of the colleges that caught their eye. A student and his parents sit across from each other at the dining room table....   [tags: Informative, College Life] 2089 words
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Long Distance Relationships in College - “Long-distance relationships in college.” Does that sound frightening, or does it sound like a poorly stated joke. Many people believe that long distance relationships are the sole thing that you do not get yourself into when going off to college. You choose your university, you choose your sorority or fraternity, you choose your classes, and you chose your major, but whatever you do you should never choose to be in a long-distance relationship when pursuing higher education. For many newly dubbed “adults,” college life entails a world full of partying, studying, hooking up, and experimenting (whatever that may entail)....   [tags: couples, college life, relationship]
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Pros and Cons of Alcohol Consumption in College - According to a study done by the University of Michigan, binge drinking affects approximately forty percent of college students and there are many causes and effects as to why binge drinking is so prominent in the college life. Drinking can be detrimental, especially when you're in a college setting, but drinking can also have its benefits as well. Drinking can fuel fun activities, bring creativity to the table, and allow a chance to relieve the stress of classes. Depending on how much alcohol is consumed, and in what time period it is being consumed, drinking can cause the following problems: slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, upset stomach, headaches, breathing difficulties, distorted v...   [tags: Binge Drinking, College Students, College Life]
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The Black Greek Life in College - The smell of carnival foods, music blasting through the tall speakers, and the crowd going wild is the first thing one hears as one enters the stadium. Shortly, one hears the sounds of clapping, stomping, and yelling as the Greek organizations compete for the grand prize, title of recognition, and bragging rights. People are dancing and supporting their favorite groups as they perform the routines the groups have been practicing for days. The final group performs and walks off stage drained with all the energy they put into the performance....   [tags: Campus Life ]
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I Am Reafy for College Life - Getting ready to leave for college is often one of the most difficult times for a young adult. Many people are not ready to take that next step into their future. However, this past summer, as I approached my senior year, I was lucky enough to take a trip up the coast of California to go to a National Student Leadership Conference and prepare for that life changing experience. This camp was based on medicine and health care. I received a chance to work with professional doctors and examine what a life in medicine would be like....   [tags: personal reflections] 540 words
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Comparing WWII with College Life - In the words of character Forrest Gump, life is a box of chocolates. While you never know what you’re going to get, it doesn’t mean that you won’t like the taste of something new. The best way to prepare for the future in the face of the unknown is to approach it with a positive attitude and take any surprises in stride. Success is always achievable, whether it is on the beaches of Normandy or in a high school classroom. During World War II, America and the Allies had to overcome tremendous odds before they achieved success....   [tags: normandy, soldiers, achievements]
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The College Life - The College Life Schedules are a difficult thing to balance. A person must find the time to complete a number of tasks in a day. A normal adult may have time to get everything done and still have time to spare. The normal college student on the other hand is constantly on the go. College students have busy schedules that include working, studying, and socializing. Most college students work. How else are they going to have the money for all those late night pizza deliveries. Part time employees usually eat on the road on the way from school to work....   [tags: essays research papers] 412 words
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Need For EDCC (Edmonds Community College) to Provide More Resources to Students - School resources are so important for students to study. Especially for international students because all of these students leave their hometown come to America to study, and most of them will spend much time in school. School seems like a home for international students. Because of this, school resources are the important step for students feel happy and comfortable to stay in school. In our college, I don’t think EDCC has enough resources to provide for the students. There are three points to support my argument....   [tags: higher Education, college life] 627 words
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Benefits of Living On Campus - Students living on campus don’t have to worry about time because they live in the college. On the other hand, students who commute to school, have to worry about getting to class on time. Students living on campus don’t have to waste money on transportation or food since it is all covered under a plan. Unlike commuters, who aren’t covered under a plan, they have to pay more money to get to school as well as for food. Students who live on campus tend to know more people and they know more about what’s going on around campus....   [tags: College Life] 1011 words
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Drug and alcohol violations on college campuses - Greek members and Athlete students are involved with drugs and alcohol more than college students that are not part of Greek life or athletes. As of the peer pressure and the exposure exhibited in their surroundings does have an impact on their use of drugs and alcohol. For most students, they like to go to college to gain new opportunities to experience college life and to experiment with different things. The United States has over 7,000 higher education institutions and over 15 million students (Brain Track, 2013)....   [tags: Greek Life, College Athletes, Drugs]
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Balancing the Life of a Non-traditional College Student - College can be a particularly difficult period of time in any person’s life if they fail to properly prepare for the inevitable stress that result from it. Any person entering college for the first time must constantly strive to strike a balance it their life between the demands of school and the similar demands from work, family, church, etc. Today, colleges are providing students with more flexibility through night classes and a variety of classes offered through distance learning, including online courses....   [tags: Non-traditional College Students, college, edcucat] 534 words
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College Life at Bemidji State University - Bemidji State University is considered a small campus, yet, there is a descent amount of different buildings that encompass the campus. After observing the campus, there were so many different things I had ideas for that would change the social experience for student on this campus. Being a freshman, the area that I feel I have the best knowledge of on campus is the dorms, and how it can affect your overall experience at school. The dorms are designed by grouping together different students; which are based on what year they are in, if they play sports, what their major is, and if they are a foreign exchange student, then it can also be based on where they came from....   [tags: segregation and judgement in higher education]
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College Life: Benefits of Living On-Campus - Numerous studies all over the world have made assumptions about the academic performance of students staying on campus and those who commute to campus every day. Some studies suggests that those students who live on campus tend to have an advantage over those who don’t (Peterson, 1975). In this literature review we will look at the different views of people who researched the subject. Peterson (1975) suggested that those students involved in activities on campus “are better off financially, educationally and in other ways to begin with....   [tags: campus residence halls, appartments]
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The Realities of College Life - As I graduated high school, I thought college would just be yet another four years of high school, and I was wrong. College opens many new doors in a young man or woman’s life. There are new responsibilities and pressures that you will have to deal with, and with more freedom these responsibilities and pressures can be difficult to handle. College has changed a great deal over the years and these changes, such as more freedoms, make college a much more challenging experience. You need to start preparing for college now by making yourself more responsible and having more self-control....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 979 words
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Internet Usage in College life - Internet Usage in College life Who would have thought that one technological advance would change the way we look at many things in life. Who could have believed this to be true ten years ago. This technological device happens to be the Internet and it is very prevalent in our modern day society. It is involved with every facet of life from parenting to sports, from shows to artistic expression, and from education in the college realm. The Internet has changed many things including the educational system of America....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Media Impacts and College Life - From the Inside Looking Out As a college female growing up in a media-crazed age, I am deeply troubled and affected by the media's support of the thin ideology. I am a classic example of the media's impact on females and the downward spiral of self-satisfaction. Being present in the center of college life, I am in the midst of the hormonal sea of students. Whether it's at class or watching the sorority and fraternity kids run around during rush week, there is always chasing for approval between the sexes....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Tips for Having a Successful Freshman Year - College is the time when a person goes from being a kid to a young adult. This is also the time when a person is on his or her own but also needs to learn how to be responsible at the same time. But as time goes by, we students have learned the hard way that it’s extremely easy to let that freedom get to our heads and go a bit overboard causing us to screw something up. Studies have shown that students who’d never had a problem doing homework find themselves failing tests when there’s no one around to motivate them to attend class....   [tags: college life] 636 words
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Adjusting to College Life - When students are still in high school, college looms in the distance like an ominous cloud. Frankly, all of the students are scared about going to college. When students go to college they feel like going to the great unknown – to go to a place where they don’t know anyone. But after all college is not that bad. First of all, the adjustment to college isn't that rough. The staff and students are trained to make the adjustment as easy as possible, and the other students they meet are just as nervous as they are....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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College Life and Alcohol - College Life and Alcohol A while back I was involved in a small gathering in my own dorm room where the consumption of alcohol was taking place by many college students under the legal drinking age limit. Although I was not drinking, the fact that I was socializing and allowing this to take place in my room put me under the position of a facilitator. This position is just as problematic as if I were to actually consume alcohol myself. The residential life handbook states that alcohol consumption in the dorms must involve only people above the legal drinking limit and may only be done behind closed doors in the dorm room....   [tags: Papers] 498 words
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Television and College Life - Television and College Life After a long day of classes, I just like to lie down on the couch and relax while watching my favorite television show. Like me, this is how many college students end the day. After conducting a series of surveys and interviews, I realized that, even though we all like to watch our favorite shows, we prefer different shows and watch them at different times in different ways. My overall goal was to determine if there was any difference in television viewing based upon gender....   [tags: Television TV] 2240 words
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Having a College Education - In general, people always thought that having a college education is a successful pathway for one’s life development. But what exactly does college education mean. Is college education really worth it. Will having college education really benefit people’s life. According to the online definition, it defines college education as a higher education which is “an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after secondary education”. By definition, we can understand that college education is the highest stage of learning and the final learning stage before people step into the real adult career society....   [tags: Success, Life, Education, Schools, College]
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Choosing a Right Career Path - ... I downloaded the game and I enjoyed the graphic of the game and the unique playing style. He worked for the Riot Company in the LA, and he is a professional graphic designer to me. After watching this video three times, I was amazed and I felt that this is my thing. I want it. The video inspired and directed me to my future career path. Both of my parents are blue-collar workers. My father did not go to middle school and my mother did not finish her middle school education. My father always wanted me to get a white-collar job, someone who worked in an office and got paid well and paid constantly....   [tags: college life] 804 words
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The Stressful Life of College Students - ... The students who do not receive financial aid have to face financial responsibilities. They look for a job combining study and work. In addition, many experience social stress as they make new relationships which may negatively influence their college life. Sometimes, students may have difficulties adapting to the social environment. The second cause of stress results from the important decisions a student is required to take. Students realize that the decisions they make may change their life causing challenges....   [tags: decisions, immune, depression] 599 words
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Social Interactions During College Life - ... Although Female 1 and the Male come from working poor class and female 2 comes from lower middle class, all according to the Gilbert and Kahl Model. There is a commonality between them when it comes to social class. All three graduated from high school, were accepted to Pennsylvania University and were born and seldom raised in Philadelphia. Granting that they have similarities there are also difference. For instance, there is a culture difference. Female 1 and the Male are Hispanic and Female 2 is African American....   [tags: roommate situation, commonality] 920 words
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How College Aids You in Life - Have you ever thought how college could help you improve in life. College is important because it helps you get a good career, good education, and rewards you with vacations. To begin with, college helps one get a good career. In particular, people that have a good education have a much easier time finding success in their life. Most of the highest paying jobs in the world require a college education. In the same way, a college education helps one earn much more money. Having a degree makes sure that you will keep that job and will help you earn a bigger salary within the years you work....   [tags: Education College University] 379 words
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College Life - College Life College life is going to be good. I have a nice cabin on the lake with a gorgeous view. I am staying with a good friend from back home. My neighbors are awesome. I am away from my parents, and I am on my own. What more could you ask for. "Well, maybe it isn't that great," I thought. "I am two hundred miles from home, and away from all of my friends." "So, aahh, what should we do?" I asked. "I don't know," replied Travis. "I think college life might be harder than I thought," I said....   [tags: Dialogue Essays Personal Narratives] 497 words
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College Life - College Life Dear Freshman Friend: Hello and welcome to college. You will spend the next four years of your life studying, sleeping, eating, exercising, making friends, making enemies, falling in love, being heart broken, plagiarizing, and suffering in this ancient institution called university. You probably learned from brochures, applications, and other similar college advertisements the number of volumes the library owns, the name of your future college professors, and even how many hectares the university covers....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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College Life - College Life A new experience, a change from the norm, looking out for myself, and living on my own: for me this is college. The transition of high school student to college seemed immensely overwhelming and even a bit scary. The shift opened a can of worms and created challenges, both good and bad, behind every corner. Due to the change of scene, I am now dealing with the everyday acceptance of the greater world around me: the town, the people and my new life. Graduation: the last day that I would unwillingly set foot on the fields of Horizon High School....   [tags: Personal Narratives Education Essays] 1052 words
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College Life - When I came to Reinhardt College, I had to meet new people. I had to meet new teachers, coaches, and students. One coach who stood out to me is coach Jonathan Lenarz. He is the Reinhardt soccer coach and teaches Reinahardt Orientation and Wellness. There are many things that I can say about Jonathan Lenarz, like he is a careing, understanding, and intelligent person. Caring is a great way to decribe a coach because he looks out for players on his team and also anyone who is around him....   [tags: essays research papers] 442 words
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The Benefits and Purpose of Higher Education - The student population that attends college today is quite different than those who attended college in the past. Decades ago, those who were privileged were the only individuals that had access to higher education. Today, students of all socioeconomic statuses attend for multiple reasons. Some students want to provide more than their parents had, some think they will make more money with a college degree; some have an occupation that they are passionate about, want to go through college as quickly as they can to get a job and have an income....   [tags: attending college, life choices] 1793 words
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Life in College - When I first entered college, in one’s opinion, I thought it was going to easy and care-free. I guess one could say I felt it was going to be just how it was in the movies one may have seen such as, American Pie, or Van Wihlder. I was caught up with the party crowd, and at first I ignored the fact that it was education that I was there for and to study the unknown. In regard to the fact of education, I am in college to learn as well as, to come up with my own innovative theory involving learned ideologies of psychology....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience] 637 words
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L Is For Laughter at Pulley Hall - Living with twelve strangers for an entire year might not sound too appealing to everyone. Yet, to the girls on the first floor in Pulley Resident Hall, it brings something new and exciting every day. Being a part of this discourse community means that the girls and I share a threshold for membership, common behaviors, language, goals and beliefs, and a way of communicating. Bonding as a group and growing closer to each other was a challenge to begin with, but became easier as our common goals and interests surfaced....   [tags: College Life] 870 words
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College Education - Is College Still Worth it . Since their childrens infancy parents have always encouraged their children to go to college and become a professional. But in this new age economic crisis, is college really worth it. Tuition costs are rising to a criminally high price has everyone arguing. Is college really a good investment. Well in a very short way, yes it is. An investment that makes you 500,000 to a million dollar lifetime payout is uncomparable. In the end, today an average college graduate will make far more over the course of his or her life than the average high-school graduate who doesn't attend college....   [tags: life satisfaction, college drop outs]
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Key Prepartions For College Life - In today’s society it is important to receive a college education to join the workforce. However, the transition from high school to college can be a very intimidating experience for many students. To make the college transition less frightening, students can take several precautions while still in high school. These precautions include participating in extracurricular activities, taking challenging courses, as well as developing good time management skills. Participation in extracurricular activities is important in succeeding in a college environment because it helps students to explore their interests and talents....   [tags: essays research papers] 1135 words
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The College Diet and Its Effect On Eating Habits - The College Diet and Its Effect On Eating Habits Food -- it is a necessity. There is not one person who does not think about it on a daily basis. For a college student, the quality of food available is not always to the highest of standards. Many students can not afford to buy expensive food or eat out on a regular basis. Many times their only option left is to eat from their school’s dining halls. The transition into college can be one of the most exciting times in a young adult’s life. They are starting a new chapter in their lives that may have a lasting effect on their future....   [tags: Eating Disorders Health College Life Essays] 1478 words
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Life in College - Life in College College is about learning. It is not as simple as learning whatever it is that is being taught in your required classes, though. It is about learning how to listen, how to speak, how to think. Learning who you are, who your friends are, the type of people you want as friends. Learning how to trust your innermost feelings, and how to find those feelings in the first place. It is about learning what is really important to you, and learning what you really do not give a damn about....   [tags: Papers] 357 words
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College Admissions Essay: Life is Beautiful - Life is Beautiful A friend of mine recently sent me an email with an aphorism that read, "Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to." I shuddered at its implications. According to this, the best things come to you; you do not elicit them. Trying hard, it seems, is irrelevant to what becomes of our life. I would rephrase it: "Try so hard that it becomes easy, and accept the best things as the best person to receive them." For it is only hard because you do not know that it is easy....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 395 words
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You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Live Free! - Choosing the best living environment is an integral part of students' academic success and financial stability throughout college. Where one lives often dictates the people with whom he or she associates, extracurricular activities, time spent on school work, and consequently one’s GPA in school. Any decision made in regards to housing can be seen as containing both positive and negative factors; however, after diligent research and studying the facts, even just the idea of requiring anyone to live on-campus is absolutely absurd....   [tags: living off-campus, college life]
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Degrees of Inequality by Anne Mullen - College life is a journey taken by many high school graduate in effort to explore a higher form of education, and most importantly build a new life outside the boundaries of their families to sustain a long path of toward successful career and to some, building a new family of their own. In the United State we are blessed with an education system that is never available worldwide. Laws are placed to allow every students regardless of ethnicity, gender or class a chance to pursue education in among the most prestigious universities in the world such as Ivy League school as well as many large public universities with many programs....   [tags: college life, high school graduate]
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My Life as a Quadriplegic College Student - ... Being a quadriplegic has changed my entire life style and my relationship with everyone I know, along with people that I do not know, simply because of how people see me. Every day while attending classes I feel as if I stick out, because I do. I’m nothing like the people around me. People around campus are too aware of my differences to the point that they don’t recognize that I am a person too. There are many things that make me different from everyone else. On a daily basis I wake up, get ready, and go to class....   [tags: car accident, diversity, disabled]
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College Admissions Essay: Passion for Life - A Passion for Life I am a senior at Western High School. I am currently a member of the Honors program and I will be graduating in the spring of 2003. While at Western, I have been involved in many activities including; collegiate track, the fencing team, forensics, volunteer programs and foreign studies. Western has enabled me to broaden my knowledge in many areas of study. I have enrolled in many courses that have helped me become a well-rounded, educated individual. I have a plethora of interests and experience's....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 374 words
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College Admissions Essay: Music is Life - Music is Life Music has always been an important part of my life. During high school I have developed areas of service and leadership through interests in children and gardening, which will continue to be major parts of my life. I began taking violin lessons at the age of four and have since shared my music with others in many ways. I have been in the community orchestra at Jacksonville University and am in the first violin section of the University of North Florida's string ensemble. When I performed on violin for 4-H's Share the Fun event, I placed first at the county and district levels and second at the state level, and was later asked to play at the 4-H Foundation Dinner and tw...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 680 words
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Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths - ... Colombo explains, “The legends of gods and heroes like Athena, Zeus, and Oedipus embodied the central ideals and values of Greek civilizations- notions the gods” (Colombo, p. 3). The society in North America has their own believes but a lot of people use television and media for a big influence. Colombo expresses that “Cultural Myths as Obstacles to Critical Thinking” (Colombo, p.4). Cultural Myths will throw different obstacles in the mix, and put people in different categories: Either men or women, heterosexuals or homosexuals....   [tags: beginning college life, instructors]
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Free College Admissions Essays: Art is My Life - Art is My Life From an early age I have always had a strong interest in art, and have been involved with it in some form all through my life. In year nine I realized that it was something that I might like to pursue as a career, I started taking it more seriously. The Chase's art department encouraged me very well and helped me develop my art skills. I am currently studying Art at A-level and have had my work exhibited in a gallery and in local industry buildings as part of the 'Art in the Workplace' scheme which is organized by my college....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 615 words
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College Party Life - College Party Life College parties at JMU, both on campus and off-specifically off-campus, may seem a mish mash of little planning, teenage hormones, beer induced chaos and the new found freedom, for some at least, from ones parents. This however is just a superficial observation. The college party scene at JMU is highly ritualized, even regimented. According to your social status, the people you know, activities you are involved (mainly sports), and the way you look, act, and dress all affect your experience of a college party....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1525 words
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Causes and Effects of Stress in the Life of a College Student - Causes and Effects of Stress in the Life of a College Student If one were to ask an adult about their college experience it is likely than the majority will say it was the best time of their life. They had fun, enjoyed the full college experience, etc. If you ask students currently in college to describe their experience, it may still be the best time of their life but it will likely also be described as stressful and filled with a variety of pressures. The average college student will likely change his/her major at least once, seek for clubs or fraternities/sororities to fit in with, work to have some spending money or to pay their way through school, deal with being away from home for ex...   [tags: experience, anxiety, pressure, mental health]
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College Admissions Essay: A Life Changing Experience - A Life Changing Experience The experience of the APEC Youth Science festival was incredible. It has had an enormous impact on me in many ways, changing the way I look at the world and connecting me with people and events far beyond my formerly limited experience. I am extremely glad to have had this opportunity. It was a wonderful experience on multiple levels. It challenged me and expanded me intellectually and socially. I feel that this experience has had an immense impact on me. Through this program I had first-hand access to some of the brightest young minds in both the United States and the world....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 760 words
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The Social Experience On-Campus or The Privacy of Living Off Campus - My best friend, Michael, and I were recently shopping around trying to determine where we were going to live starting in the fall next school year. We both spent this last semester on campus to fulfil Georgia Southern’s first-year requirement and both of us would be quick to agree that it definitely had its pros and cons. Before we started, we sat down and took a look at what on-campus and off-campus housing had to offer using a cost-to-benefit ratio. While living on-campus is great in the fact that you are able to walk to class faster, you are located closer to the meal hall, and you have the ability to go to the library without searching for a parking spot; due to the tolls it takes finan...   [tags: college life, Georgia Southern University]
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Life at college - Term Paper The person with whom I sat and collected my data for my term paper was a woman who works in the Ethnic Studies program in the library here at school. I interviewed her not because she work in Ethnic Studies, but because she, like myself was a member of a Greek-Letter organization. For the rest of the population that does not know, she is in a sorority and I am in a fraternity. Due to the fact that we had such a common ground, certainly there was a number of direction that my paper could have taken, but I focused it on the way it was when she pledged, and the way it is now and moreover why numbers of intakes are decline so rapidly in this part of the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1204 words
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Post High School Life - Choosing what to become in the future is considerably easy but actually accomplishing that goal is a whole different story. It will be a long journey but will take many important decisions to get there. The first important decision is whether to go to college or not. Up until senior year in high school, students have access to all the help they need to get by. After high school is a new world, many students are on their own to get a chance to form their own life. Students must work hard to prepare themselves for the real world after high school because that is where it becomes more difficult which is why they should attend and work hard in college to have a secure future....   [tags: college students, college degree]
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