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Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics - Personal Narrative- Christian Apologetics Two weeks of this past summer rank high as some of the most rewarding times of my life. Next to my salvation, the experience has become an important turning point of my youth. This experience changed my worldview into a biblical perspective, and strengthened my faith in the Lord. For the first time, I was on my own, flying cross-country to spend two weeks in Colorado, not for a vacation I might add. I was to attend a Christian apologetics course sponsored by Summit Ministries....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 340 words
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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory - Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 398 words
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Personal Environmental Ethics - There are some people who believe that the United States' strictly forced endangered species laws seriously hamper our economy. I on the other hand must disagree. The endangered species laws were created for an important reason: to protect our earth's biological diversity. Whenever humanity interferes with the ecosystem for the purpose of economic growth it tears it apart piece by piece. It is for reasons like these we must have such tough laws, as in the Endangered Species Act. The fact of the matter is that a problem still exists today....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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The Role of Art in My Life - The Role of Art in My Life The arts have influenced my life in amazing ways. Throughout my life, art has been the place I run to and my escape from the world. As I’ve grown older, art has become so much more than that. Every piece of art I create is a journey into my soul. It’s a priceless way to deal with my emotions and my struggles. I create art not only because I enjoy it and because I want to, but because I have to. Somewhere deep inside there is a driving force, urging me to put my heart down on paper....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 461 words
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Personal Statement - My decision to become a doctor did not come in a moment of blinding revelation, but as a result of a variety of experiences which began during my first years at college. Before, attending college, however, I knew I would enter a profession which involved service to others. Although I had no definite career plans, from childhood, my parents instilled in me values, such as compassion and respect for others, stressing the importance of giving back to the community. At college, removed from the protected environment of a small community, I experienced tremendous growth....   [tags: Medical School Admissions Essays 2014] 499 words
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Personal Narrative- Eventful Thanksgiving - Personal Narrative- Eventful Thanksgiving The crisp, cool, and cinnamon air filled the morning of Thanksgiving in 1987. Although I was only two years and eleven months old, I remember the scratchy, fuzzy, purple- footed pajamas that I was wearing that morning. After I woke up, I "helped" my mom make her famous orange- cranberry relish, got dressed in my cream sweater dotted with cherries and my navy pleated skirt, topped off with my favorite cream fuzz- warn tights, and before I knew it we were out the door to my grandmother's house....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 503 words
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Personal Narrative- Mountain Hike - Personal Narrative- Mountain Hike In hiking, as in life, there are choices between success and pain, pride and safety; this is the story of one such choice. Last summer I participated in the Rayado program at Philmont Scout Ranch. The eighth day of the trek was my crew’s greatest challenge: Super Black Death, a hike of seven peaks in one day. By 4 PM we had conquered most of the peaks. As we were climbing what we thought was our sixth peak, Big Red, a storm struck. It was a cold driving rain that froze us as we struggled up the mountain....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 503 words
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Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball - Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball I first started playing volleyball at a very young age. I was in the seventh grade when my volleyball career started. My sister started playing in the seventh grade and I just wanted to follow her footsteps. My seventh grade year was ok because I had just started out and really didn’t know the game. There was A team and a B team, where A team was better than the B team. I tried my best to be on the A-team, but guess where I ended up, on the B team. No matter what team I was on I never gave up....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 512 words
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My First Week Of High School - First week of high school Fun, scaring, exciting are the feelings of my first week of school. This is a brand new experience of my life having to leave my friends and teachers in middle school behind. New school, new friends and new teachers are all part of this new school year. This one is different though, it’s the first week of high school. Most freshmen like me that enter the school are scared. I think the first week of the school is the easiest since there would not be a lot of homework and what you need to do is to listen to what you need for the class and know other people well in the class....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 516 words
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Personal Statement: Goals in Nuclear Engineering - Personal Statement: Interests, Experiences, and Goals in Nuclear Engineering Money and fame do not motivate my goals. Engineering in all forms is a field of innovation and invention. Aspirations of any great engineer should be to introduce to the world a new idea, product, or service that will make people happier and the environment safer. Success in these challenges is a reward greater than any dollar amount or public recognition. Engineers bring societies to new levels of civilization through their advancements in technology and discovery....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 518 words
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Growth and Prosperity - Growth and Prosperity Growing older is something that is as inevitable as death. It is not up to us whether we will grow in age, but we can control how we embrace our never ending journey. As American anthropologist, educator, and writer, Loren Eiseley, once said “To grow is to gain, an enlargement of life…Yet it is also a departure. There is something lost that will not return.” Eiseley looked at life as a continuous advance, to make each day better then the last. He also notices that with every gain there is a lose, whether it be youth, innocence, or even lost moments....   [tags: Personal Growth] 543 words
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The Real Hawaiian Experience - Growing up in Hawaii, I’ve had many unique experiences that other teenagers in the U.S. have not. My family has been living in Hawaii for several generations and ever since I was born, my mom strongly encouraged me to know and learn more about my heritage. Since my mom is from Molokai, she has had many different Hawaiian experiences. Also since my grandmother lives there, I’ve spent just as much time on Molokai as I have on Maui. To me, the real Hawaiian experience is on an island such as Molokai because there is so much more that hasn’t been seen or discovered like there has been on Maui....   [tags: Personal Experience] 548 words
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Pursing a Degree in Psychology - During my first semester in college, when I was enrolled in Intro to Psychology (Psych 101) I established a new love for school and learning. I began so engrossed in every aspect of it that I never wanted class to end. It was from then on that I decided to pursue my B.A. in psychology. After completing three years, I realized that there is still so much knowledge to be obtained in this field. Therefore, I want to continue my education at the Queens College School of Psychology Graduate Program. I put a lot of thought in choosing to specialize in School Psychology....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 551 words
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Don't Rush Growing Up - What do you do after school. Is it your homework, a job, or playing sports. Whatever it is that you do requires time and attention. Kids who work after school would have less time for homework, school clubs or functions, and no time to play sports. High school is all about the experience you get from doing homework all night, cheering for your team at a game or being the one playing, and sharing your interests with peers in a club. If students had a job after school they wouldn't be able to participate in the high school experience....   [tags: Personal Experience] 556 words
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Personal Narrative- Christmas Cookies - Personal Narrative- Christmas Cookies Although I have grown up to be entirely inept at the art of cooking, as to make even the most wretched chef ridicule my sad baking attempts, my childhood would have indicated otherwise; I was always on the countertop next to my mother’s cooking bowl, adding and mixing ingredients that would doubtlessly create a delicious food. When I was younger, cooking came intrinsically with the holiday season, which made that time of year the prime occasion for me to unite with ounces and ounces of satin dark chocolate, various other messy and gooey ingredients, numerous cooking utensils, and the assistance of my mother to cook what would soon be an edible masterpiece....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 564 words
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Personal Narrative - Bicycle Crash - Personal Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a heavy flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs saying, "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" which means "Let one vehicle go through at a time." I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our trip to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" sign....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 565 words
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Growth of Private Security - ... Canadian private security industry coupled with management technological advancement grew so tremendously during the post-war period as to be referred to as ‘a quiet revolution’ (Stenning and Shearing, 1980). The industry continues to grow even in the adverse economic times leading others to term it ‘recession resistant’ (Kakalik and Wildhorn, 1977). Reasons for the growth of the private security The UK police encompass 53 constabularies found in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland....   [tags: Social Issues, Policing, Terrorism] 569 words
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A Struggle that Leads to Growth - A Struggle that Leads to Growth We all live in the same planet, yet some people hide their faces or either moving away from their struggles and some is positive and confident to overcome their obstacles. Anyone who faces with a struggle in their life is in a continual battle and only the one who stands firmly through all the barriers will be victorious in the end. I think that even with all the power and understanding we have, if one gives up their life simply because of their struggle, then that person also lacks hope and courage to fight against their barrier and he or she definitely fails....   [tags: Papers] 573 words
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Positive Television - Many people are aware how powerful and influential the media are. Over the past 30 years, the delivery and scope of mass media have changed dramatically. It have became a major influence shaping the attitudes, values, and behaviors of children, but unfortunately very often in undesirable ways. According to the essay "Family Counterculture" by Ellen Goodman, it even came to the point that parents are forced to say "no" to almost everything the media offer. In fact, the majority of parents perceive television as a promoter of passivity, consumerism, and violence....   [tags: Personal Essays] 583 words
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This I Believe - Life is all about change. It's pretty obvious to most of us that the corollary states that if you stop changing, you are dead. Having said that it makes the job of describing my beliefs difficult. After all, in a year I may see things very differently. When I look back at the things I have believed it is clear that many have withered away, seemingly to make room for the growth of new ideas. Perhaps this should discourage me from trying to form a personal philosophy but I can't be convinced that the alternative is very attractive....   [tags: Personal Narrative, My Beliefs] 604 words
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Personal Strengths and Weaknesses - Personal Strengths and Weaknesses We as individuals have to realize the importance of our strengths and weaknesses in order to make a difference in relating personal growth. Having different goals, priorities and special qualities about ourselves is what gives us individually. The purpose of this paper is to clearly define each of my strengths and weaknesses and figure out a way to identify my personal strengths and weaknesses. Doing so in order to enhance my learning process. In order for me to improve myself and enhance my learning process....   [tags: Personal Essays] 608 words
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Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group - Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group The most distinguishing and memorable moment of my life was entering high school for the first time. I feel that the event of starting high school was the starting point of what kind of person I was going to become. Not only did I start going to a new kind of school, but I started attending the high school youth group at my church. I also had the privilege to start working on my first car. Without this experience, I feel that I would not be where I am right now....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 609 words
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Summative Statement - Summative Statement I did not set out to be a teacher nor did I set out to be a leader but today I am both a teacher and a leader in educational technology. Through my studies in the Educational Technology program at the University of Alaska Southeast I have created a solid foundation for that leadership role. My portfolio shows what I have learned in educational technology and my growth as a technology leader. Each artifact was chosen to emphasize what I believe is most important in education for me....   [tags: Personal Experience] 609 words
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My Personal Experience with Gender Identity Disorder - I am an eighteen year old girl and for as long as I can remember; being female didn’t seem right to me. I felt like I was trapped in a body that wasn’t mine and I still feel that way today. The gender I identify with is the opposite of what people perceive me to be. It is like someone played a nasty trick on me and now I am forced to be something I am not. When I was little I hated getting dressed up for holidays, parties, or any other kind of occasion. My mom would buy me these dresses and insist that I wore them....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Gay Studies] 614 words
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Personal Growth in College - So far, the college experience has made me a changed person. College changed me into a better person on many occasions. I have learned to be more responsible, when it comes down to getting work done. In college you must be responsible. I have also changed my attitude. Moving from high school to college is a big step; if you don’t change your ways for the better then you might not be successful in college. When you reach college then is the time that you become an adult. First off, the college life has changed me for the better....   [tags: essays research papers] 625 words
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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining - “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." – Herm Albright. I believe that something good can come from anything. I just have to know where to look. Its the idea of the ”silver lining” or the virtue of perseverance. This philosophy I carry throughout my life. It is not to be said that things will fall into place. Work will need to be done to make things happen they way I want but they will happen as long as I do not give up....   [tags: Personal Experience] 627 words
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Personal Work Experience - Personal Work Experience 1. Terms of reference I have been employed by Hangloose, a small business in Middlesbrough, as a management consultant to assess and evaluate their company’s performance in their period of growth and to produce a report to identify problem areas. My analysis will be produced in report form and will highlight the problems ready for feedback to the company. 2. Procedure The information I am going to focus on in the report will be obtained from the business scenario I have been presented with....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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America’s Mergence of Personal and Public Realms in Arendt’s The Human Condition - America’s Mergence of Personal and Public Realms in Arendt’s The Human Condition America is a superpower, irrefutably the most dominant nation in the world. Underlining this supremacy, however, is the fact that America's society is facing several problems. Among these problems is what Hannah Arendt calls the emergence of society through the mergence of both the personal and public realms. This major problem has spawned numerous other problems, so has been chosen as the underlying cause for the tribulations of modern American society....   [tags: Human Condition]
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Hip Hop and Today's Culture - Hip Hop Culture: Popular Trends for Teenagers during the 21st Century Hip hop music consist of a DJ mixing rhythmic passages of albums on a turntable while a rapper raps over the beats. Hip hop is a culture by itself, equipped with its own language, lyrical style, visual art, dance moves and look. Fashion and music has a relationship based on a person's musical style. The Grateful Dead and the hippies in the 60s, disco in the 70s and Madonna in the 80s are all examples of creative relationships in the past....   [tags: Personal Essays] 644 words
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Personal Growth Experience - Personal Growth Experience As a mother I have cared and tried to push my son’s education so that he can succeed in his life. I came from a large family in Brazil. I wasn’t the only child; I learned to share, how provide for myself, and for my 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. My father was a serious man; he had a job, and still came home to provide for all of us. During dinnertime he insisted that everyone had to be home and had to sit down at the table and talk about their day....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Personal Narrative - Athlete to Academia - Athlete to Academia Instead of feeling pressure to conform as a student at the University of Georgia, I have found that being in college has made me value the importance of a higher education more so than I ever had before. During high school, my primary goal was to play well enough to receive a football scholarship. At that time, my focus was not on academics. However, since I've arrived at the University of Georgia, my entire concept of the value of a college degree has slowly changed. Rather than seeing just football in my future, I can now picture myself as a football player with a college degree....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 658 words
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Janie's Marriages and Personal Growth in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God - In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie Crawford the main character goes through some big changes. Throughout this book Janie struggles to find her inner voice and purpose of love. She looks high and low for a sign of what love really is and she finds it as being the pear tree. The pear tree is very symbolic and ultimately shows Janie what love is and how it should be in a healthy relationship. This tree, with the bees pollinating the blossoms, helps Janie realize that love should be very mutual and each person needs to provide for the other equally....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 662 words
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Lighting Candles - Lighting Candles Albert Einstein once said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious," His words echo in my mind as I constantly make many choices in my life. First, I chose to leave the state and live with my father in South Carolina, then I came back to my hometown, and now I'm planning to study abroad in France. Change apparently enthralls me. The beauty of change and mystery is not only the excitement of seeing and learning new things but the way in which I can explore my true self and make advancements in personal growth....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 664 words
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Billie Jo's New Growth - Throughout Out of the Dust, Billie Jo experiences new growth in her life. This new growth is clear when looking at what she learns and how she changes. Her relationship with her father improves, she learns to accept new people and what they have to offer, she learns to be happy, and she learns that you can’t run away from your problems. When the novel begins, Billie Jo and her father are distant. Their relationship gets even worse after the accident when Ma isn’t there to connect them. “I don’t know my father anymore,” Billie Jo says, “I am awkward with him.” (p....   [tags: Character Analysis] 676 words
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Top Five Personal Values - Values are intangible things that are important to us, and that guide us, individually, to make decisions. Each person has a different set of values, morals, and ethics, which is the reason that each person handles a situation differently. Here, I will discuss my top 5 values, and why they are important to me. The one thing that I regard as most valuable is my religion – Christianity. I truly cherish the ability to communicate to God through prayer, because I believe that it is a very powerful phenomenon....   [tags: Personal Values] 677 words
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Road Rage - Have you ever sat behind someone stopped at a green light and been tempted to ram them. That's road-rage. Road-rage is becoming an ever-increasing problem in our society. There are several factors that attribute to the growth of road rage. Road construction has increased the daily stress of driving. Rude and inconsiderate drivers don't think before they act. Another cause of the increase in road rage is the incompetence of drivers. Finally those who speed excessively create a dangerous environment to drive in....   [tags: Personal Essays] 679 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education Without education, society as we know it would cease to exist. Formal education is what has made our country and other industrialized nations great. Thus, as a future educator, I anticipate the opportunity to assist in the molding of future generations by imparting essential knowledge. The famous philosopher and educator, John Dewey, once said, "Education is the process of living through a continuous reconstruction of experience. It is the development of all those capacities in the individual which will enable him to control his environment and fulfill his possibilities." Identifying with Dewey's pragmatist philosophy, I believe that children are ultimately shaped by their environmental experiences and must be taught how to use their knowledge as responsible, productive citizens....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 693 words
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Personal Narrative- Lost Wallet - Personal Narrative- Lost Wallet A wallet, or purse for some, is a precious item in which most people carry things more essential than money towards everyday life. If some people were to lose that portable safe, they may be offset for the rest of that day. The person without that wallet could be cranky or depressed for a while. Maybe something of great sentimental value was in that wallet. This person could stay hold these feelings for a long time, until they find their belongings by which case they are filled with joy....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 703 words
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Personal Goals as a Student at the University - Everyone should have personal goals that evolve around anything that needs to be accomplished. I set goals on a daily basis. One goal that I seem to have not truly focused on has been my college education. Considering all things, I decided I needed to focus on my college education. The first thing I needed to accomplish was to enroll in an institution for higher learning. Now that my enrollment is complete, I am an official student at the University enrolled in the undergraduate program for business management....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education Learning Essays] 711 words
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A Child of God - “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be. You are a child of God.” I first heard this poem, by Marianne Williamson, during my sophomore year in college, and its words have resounded within me ever since. Throughout my college career, I have learned many lessons. Three of the most significant things that come to mind are i) the importance of goal setting, ii) failure should be used as a learning experience, and iii) to be successful you must be able to adjust and be flexible as dictated by the ever-changing situation....   [tags: Personal Experience] 713 words
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Growing Up - I gazed out the airport window as I waved my final adieu to my parents. They were off to the states to find a better job, while I was left off with the biggest responsibility of my life—to handle things around the house while they were away. As I watched the plane depart into the sky, tears began to roll down my cheeks, nerve signals began to flow through my brain letting me notice instantly the smell of peoples perfume, the whirring of the air conditioner, the chatter of the crowd as they waved and kissed their loved ones goodbye, the rollers on people’s luggage dragging along the shiny floors…everything around was exaggerating....   [tags: Personal Growth/Maturation] 719 words
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Improving My Skills - I want to truly communicate with people, to have conversations with them about brands and how these products effect their lives. With so many brands having parity products I feel it is important to remind consumers why they should try or stay loyal to certain ones. Most importantly I really would like to do these things in ways that are fun and engage consumers with the products real world attributes. During my remaining time here at the Academy I intend to work on improving my copywriting skills and become better at communicating through my ads....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 719 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education A classroom is a community for learning, friendship, and growth. The most important aspect of any community, educational or otherwise, is communication. When communicating with my students, I will not talk down to them; instead, I will treat them like the equal human beings that they are. Respect will be given to and earned from all students. I will be honest, humorous, and easy natured, but I will not be afraid to discipline or assert my authority as the situation may dictate....   [tags: Education Teachers Reflective Writing Essays] 724 words
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Essential Reasons for Abortion - Why is abortion one of the most controversial issues in the United States. "Perhaps the most fundamental issue in the debate over abortion is deciding whether the fetus is, in fact, a human being. The key question is whether the fetus is a human life, one that is distinct from the woman in which it develops and one that deserves basic human rights," an author discusses in an article, "When Does Human Life Begin?" A woman's decision to have an abortion or continue her pregnancy is often very difficult....   [tags: Personal Essays] 731 words
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Personal Statement - Personal Statement: My transition from high school to college was not flawless; the first two semesters were academically frustrating. In high school, I was successful with minimal foresight. I quickly found that this was not the case in college. While my first semester grades were not terrible, I knew it was not my personal best. Despite increased efforts, I completed the second semester with a GPA lower than my first. Although my course load was heavy, the classes challenging, and my schedule full of outside rehearsals, I wanted to improve....   [tags: Personal Experience] 732 words
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Wheaton Admissions Essay - Looking back in time, I realize that God set the stage for me working with multi-ethnic ministry by ordering each step and influencing every endeavor. For over thirty years, I educated a broad sector of Illinois public school children representative of different economic, racial, cultural and environmental backgrounds. After a car accident three years ago, God used the recovery period to hone my old skills and birth new. Over the course of the process, He repositioned me for a different journey....   [tags: Personal Statement] 738 words
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First Year of University Studies - At the start of my undergraduate education, I was taken aback by what I had ahead of me. Now finally out of high school, a bevy of opportunities suddenly sprang themselves upon me. I was faced with the questions of what classes to take, what to study, what to participate in, how to fend for myself, how to accomplish my goals, and countless others. After struggling with these monumental questions, I realized that, in fact, nothing had changed. I was still the same person I had always been, only now presented with much more opportunity and room to grow....   [tags: Personal Experience] 745 words
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Telemakhoss personal odyssey - Telemakhos’ Personal Odyssey A primary example of personal and emotional growth through a remarkable event is apparent in one of Homer’s most famous novels, The Odyssey. The Odyssey is reveals a series of great adventures that crosses upon Odysseus’ path as he returns home from the Trojan War. Although The Odyssey, was named for the great warrior, Odysseus it cannot be solely regarded as the experience of one person. It is mainly Odysseus’ son, Telemakhos who displays the growth in intellect, responsibility, maturity, and courage....   [tags: essays research papers] 746 words
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Personal Growth in In the Name of the Father - Personal Growth in In the Name of the Father Contention: In the Name of the Father is a story about Gerry Conlon’s personal growth, in which he went from an immature clown and petty thief to a mature man, fighting for his own freedom. This growth was a result of both his own and others doings. In the beginning Gerry Conlon was both immature and foolish · Gerry acts immaturely when he pretends to shoot Paul Hill. · Gerry and Paul act immaturely with their fellow squatters, instead of finding a job....   [tags: Papers] 752 words
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Personal Statement - Growing up as the son of a rural Iowa veterinarian, I got my first experience in a medical field while riding along with my dad on calls, and from an early age my interest was piqued. It was the first of multiple experiences that pointed me toward a career in physical therapy. In my elementary and junior high years, a couple of elderly neighbor ladies often called on me to help them with chores around their homes and yards. This is where I first discovered my love of working to help others. It was rewarding beyond any payment to know that I was helping them live independently a little longer, even if I was only playing a small part by doing their odd jobs....   [tags: Personal Experience] 754 words
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Population Growth Equals Greater Demand of Goods - The prices for these luxury goods are getting more expensive rather than cheaper, so why are these sales escalating. Population growth is one possibility as the greater the population, the greater the demand. Society today is based on the fundamental concept of supply and demand. If the demand increases the quantity supplied will rise. If the demand decreases the quantity supplied will diminish. However, the fluctuation in demand for all products is based on numerous factors such as price, population, income, advertising and more influential than price, taste....   [tags: Economics] 755 words
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Personal Learning Style - PERSONAL LEARNING STYLE Who would have ever thought taking a college course would require one to learn how to learn. It is a good concept we normally undergo at a very young age. At the pre-school age one will find children learning their strength and weakness through their playtime. As adults we almost forget we have to learn how to learn to continue growth in our workplace, school, and in life. In our second week of online classes I learned strengths and weakness in my learning style with the aid of learning assessments, personality spectrums, and time management logs....   [tags: essays research papers] 756 words
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