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Working on My Scholarship Essay - Working on My Scholarship Essay That fateful night I stayed up too late working on a scholarship essay. Worked up into a frenzy with all this paperwork, I faded in and out of the work I was doing. I stopped for a few minutes to rest my eyes and upon opening them I gazed into a face crowned by a laurel-leaf and wore philosophers robes. "What doest thou?" he asked in a thick Italian voice. I could not believe it. Who was this man who entered my room unannounced and demanded from me what I do....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 377 words
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Soccer Scholarship Essay - Soccer Scholarship Essay 2 My full name is Elizabeth Mason Godwin but I go by Libby. I have grown up living with my parents Barry and Nancy Godwin in Traverse City. I went to Willow Hill Elementary School where my love for sports started. I started playing soccer in fifth grade when my friend Carrie invited me to one of her practices to see what it was like. They let me play with the team that day and I fell in love. I immediately signed up and joined the YMCA team. I continued to play for the YMCA until I was in the seventh grade and moved up to TBAYS....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 723 words
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Soccer Scholarship Essay 1 - Soccer Scholarship Essay 1 Let me introduce myself. My name is Heather Smith; I'm 18 years old and am a senior at Suttons Bay High School. I was born and raised here and have attended Suttons Bay Schools for 13 years. My hobbies include playing socer, spending time with ym friends, music, art, snowboarding, biking, working out and traveling. Six years ago I startedmy love of travel when I had the opportunity to travel on a 16-day European History trip to the countries of England, France, Italy, Switzerland and germany with family and friends....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 546 words
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The Future of Scholarship - The Future of Scholarship Introduction: The development and rapid movement in the field of technology has changed the face of modern society from what it was twenty years ago. Information and communication technologies have changed dramatically even in the last ten years. Electronic mail, listservs, and the Internet, to name a few, are all parts of the new technology that is re-defining scholarly communication. In her article entitled “Scholarly Communication” Christine Borgman states that “[r]esearch was clustered around three variables: producers of the communication ....   [tags: Education Technology Electronics Essays]
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Scholarship Essay - Scholarship Essay The foreclosure crisis is the second major financial dilemma of the twenty-first century. To solve this, the roots of the problem need to be dug up and exposed followed by replanting with an appropriately improved regulatory system to help build stronger roots for the future. It seems that the free market system can't be free anymore given its intertwining roots extend way beyond domestic to international financial systems. There are two fundamental causes to the latest credit crisis: 1) poor quality securitized mortgages and 2) insufficient underwriting for credit poor borrowers....   [tags: Economics] 1106 words
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James Rhio O'Connor Scholarship - Life Worth Living - It takes a very special kind of determination to handle the everyday tribulations of living with cancer. Fortunately there are people like James O’Connor for inspiration. James “Rhio” O’Connor was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer of the upper body, and given one year to live. Despite the unquestionable emotional devastation, Rhio stayed clear minded and decided to take matters into his own hands. Instead of taking the typical approach to fighting cancer, Rhio found it best to do his own research....   [tags: Scholarship Essay] 1198 words
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White-Only Scholarship Controversy - White-Only Scholarship Controversy Diversity, a word often heard growing up. In high school diversity was an issue that was pushed repeatedly. I attended a school that had a student body of over 2000 students, in which diversity was not really an issue. As time passed I found that diversity affected my life more and more. As college neared filling out applications became more of a ritual, and I found that by being born into a white middle class family would hinder my financial status rather than help it....   [tags: Diversity Equality Racism Essays] 1701 words
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Walmart and Scholarship America - Two successful companies, Walmart and Scholarship America, developed a similar website structure to gain online support for two independent objectives. Walmart, a for profit company, boasts low prices, quality goods, convenient hours, and global shopping for millions of customers searching to fulfill several of their unlimited wants and needs. Walmart’s website creates excitement in its consumers by featuring images of Walmart’s affordable high quality products. Scholarship America, a non-profit company, differentiates itself from Walmart by targeting college bound students who are in desperate need of financial aid to support their college tuition....   [tags: Marketing] 1414 words
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New Trends and the Evaluation of Scholarship - New Trends and the Evaluation of Scholarship Introduction The advancement of information and communication technologies over the past decade, particularly the growth of the Internet, the World Wide Web (Web), and email, have had an impact on how scholarship is conducted and are re-defining many aspects of scholarly communication. Interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and disintermediation are three aspects of scholarly communication that are on the increase as a result of the advancement of information and communication technology....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Athletic Scholarship. The good & bad - Athletic Scholarship. The good & bad Athletes are dominated, managed, and controlled. They do not receive a wage compensation for their contribution to economic returns. Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally; and denied rights and freedoms of other citizens. The debate over whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, specifically Division 1, has increased greatly. Many people believe college athletic associations; such as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Associations) treat college athletes unfairly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1673 words
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American Legion Scholarship Association - American Legion Scholarship Association I have been a student here at Ohio University for the past three and a half years. Since the beginning of my education I have learned a lot from my experiences here at Ohio University. I have grown and matured a great deal and my career goals and aspirations have changed enormously throughout my time here. I began my time here as a psychology major and quickly decided that I did not want to be in school more then four years and since you usually must get your masters and doctorate to become a psychologist I changed my mind and decided that this field was not for me....   [tags: College Education Essays] 951 words
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Scholarship Social Service - Scholarship Social Service As I have matured as a student and a scholar it has become more clear to me that in today's society with all it's talk of multi-culturalism and melting pot rhetoric it is blatantly clear that much of the discourse regarding the social world is rooted in Euro-centric research and ideology. As such, I content that it is the role of the African American sociologist to shift the center of analysis from a European focus to one that is inclusive of all people represented in this society....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis Scholarship - Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis Scholarship I think the best way to address the foreclosure crisis is at its root cause the banks and the mortgage lenders. I suggest that to keep people from being foreclosed on is to create some sort of alternative payment structure that allows the home owners a chance to catch up there payments in a civilized manner. One alternative would be to take the amount in arrears and put it at the end of the loans. This will allow people to start fresh with their current loan terms to be forgiven and renegotiated....   [tags: Economics] 1000 words
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Scholarship Application Letter: Speech Pathology - Scholarship Application Letter: Speech Pathology The science field of communication disorders has been of interest to me since my early childhood years. As a toddler, my younger brother Paul suffered forma severe ear infection, which caused him to lose fifty percent of his hearing. Due to this, Paul developed a speech impediment. At the age of seven I was introduced to the communication disorders field when I accompanied my brother for his first speech lesson. I remember observing through a one way mirror as the speech pathologist worked with my brother on pronunciations, syllables and playing phonics games....   [tags: Papers] 397 words
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Pursuing Graduate Study with the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program - My primary goal in pursuing graduate study is to build upon the foundation that was laid during my undergraduate studies in order to prepare for a career in policy analysis. I have decided to pursue an advanced degree in Economics due to my past coursework, internships, and research experiences. In particular, I want to conduct research in health economics and policy because I feel that it combines many of my interests, such as policy impact, health care, and the global experience. If provided the opportunity to participate in the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program, I would gain perspective and skills that would prove invaluable when working to improve the well being of the global community....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 688 words
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Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses - ... This division possesses a privileged position as the explanation for the oppression of women (56). Therefore, women are seen as a powerless group no matter what the historical or cultural situation because they are deemed so prior to any analysis (56). Similarly to Mohanty, Sandoval attempts to deconstruct the gendered body of knowledge that is power through critique. Her argument is similar to Mohanty’s, she is trying to deconstruct the notion of who has power and who is powerless. She does this by claiming that “Us third-world feminism” is able to resist the dominant social order through differential consciousness....   [tags: Gender Issues] 1658 words
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Creating Crisis: How Has the History of Feminist Scholarship Been Written? - I argue that the future possibilities of feminist scholarship are constrained by our failure to account for the complexity of the field, both in terms of its history and its intellectual premises, and in our failure to account for the diverse trajectories of the lives of women who constitute the field. In Chapter four I will be providing an account of the complexity of the lives of women who constitute the field by examining each of their stories in turn as personal, localized and complex accounts of the field of feminist scholarship....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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Akeelah And The Bee vs Scholarship Boy vs Achievement of Desire - Akeelah and the Bee is a story of a girl caught between two worlds, her home life and the academic world of school and spelling bees. The story contains diverse and interwoven issues for the heroine, many of which are reminiscent of the trials of the "scholarship boy" described by Richard Hoggart in "A Scholarship Boy," and retold as the experiences of Richard Rodriguez in his "The Achievement of Desire." Each deals with a young intellectual who comes from a modest background and who struggles to excel academically and also maintain familiar connections with family and friends....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1305 words
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Foreclosure Scholarship Program Essay- Ideas to Ease the Foreclosure Crisis - The last decade has been truly pivotal in shaping the lives of Generation Y—“The Millennial Generation” best known as “The Microwave Generation”. The year of 2000 seemed to be optimistic, giving birth to an illustrious technological era, but this quickly took a sharp left turn with the turmoil of September 11th and the introduction of the war. Most recently, the financial impact of the war has certainly hit home (pun intended) leading to the loss of thousands of jobs and, even more devastating, thousands of homes....   [tags: real estate] 1030 words
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Scholarship Essay - I am here Ever since I was a young kid I have always been interested in movies. My grandma, who was full of the wise the life experience left, always knew about my interest in movies. She feed my vain for the art. Even though her religion, she professed Adventist of seven-day religion, didn’t let her go to the cinema, she always found the way to took me to the cinema. She and I enjoyed watch movies. We used to sit in the darkness room, with our faces illuminated from the reflection of the light which rebooted from the screen, both absorbs in the plot of the movie which made us laughed or cried....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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Scholarship Essay - College is something I have looked forward to most all my life. I had dreams when I was young of being a doctor like my father. I had dreams of changing the entire world. Granted, those dreams were only the dreams of a child, but they have lasted many, many years. Now the time has come for me to make those dreams become a reality. College is an experience that can prepare me to conquer worlds and change lives. A wonderful avenue to change those lives, I believe, would be teaching. I have always enjoyed English and language arts classes; they have been subjects that I excelled at all of my schooling life....   [tags: Financial Aid Essay] 279 words
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Financial Scholarship Essay - What do you believe best represents why you should be considered for this type of financial support. Limit your response to no more than 200 words per question. I think I should point out that the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University is the most prestigious faculty of Thailand's oldest and most famous university. Standards are kept very high by imposing an extremely rigid grading system and making it very difficult to graduate. For example, approximately 20 percent of all first-year students fail and are dropped from the University....   [tags: Financial Aid Essay] 260 words
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Truman Scholarship Candidate - The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") has proven unsuccessful in its goal of empowering people with disabilities to enter the workforce. Although 19.4% of the population have some disability,1 they constitute only 4.3% of the workforce.2 The group's unemployment rate stands at almost 17%, nearly three times the national average.3 A survey for the National Organization on Disabilities found that current levels of employment of people with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 64 have actually dropped two percentage points since 1986, four years before the civil rights legislation was passed.4 The Social Security Administration has additionally reported a decline since 1990 in the percentage of disabled Americans who are working while receiving Supplemental Security Income ("SSI").5 Several factors account for these high levels of unemployment....   [tags: essays research papers] 888 words
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Foreclosure Solution Scholarship - This is a subject that has hit quite close to home for me. Recently, my parents underwent a financial hardship and subsequently lost their house this past year. They tried all available avenues to them to renegotiate the note, but they kept finding themselves in a Catch 22. Ultimately, after 2 years of trying to refinance, sell and proceed with so-called “work out plans” I helped them negotiate a deed in lieu of foreclosure just before a sell date was scheduled by the bank for their home in a full foreclosure....   [tags: Foreclosures,] 1057 words
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COLSA Scholarship Application Essay - Five years ago, I never would have thought that I would have the passion for science that I do today. I was never excited about biology in high school, and I was never an outstanding or ambitious student. I never thought I had leadership qualities or outstanding creativity. Science was intimidating, with its vast vocabulary and complex processes. I came to identify more as an artist, perhaps because I found art more accessible and natural to me than identifying things through a microscope. My eventual goal was to become an art teacher, not to teach the finer points of artistic technique or instill an educated appreciation of history's famous art, but to help others discover their own innate creativity....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1956 words
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Seabee Scholarship Essay - As my high school career ends, I notice increasingly how much life that I have yet to live and the opportunities available to me in the years ahead. The past four years have been great preparation for my future endeavors, but college is the path leading to my full potential. In order to reach the end of this path, I utilize my most valuable trait—determination—to set short and long-term goals and achieve them. It is with this “can do” spirit—like the one my grandpa, a former Navy Seabee, evinces through his stories—that I have set my personal goals: to volunteer my time in service to others, further develop leadership skills through experiential learning, and excel at my school work no matter how challenging it may seem....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 843 words
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Foreclosure.com Scholarship Essay - ... As an advantage over Erehwon Farm, however, my urban farms will be much closer to their urban customers. Though community support agriculture (CSA) associations have been growing exponentially in popularity in recent years, from a few hundred in the 1990s to more than 1,500 in 2008 (New York Times), my aim is to further integrate farming into local communities not only through the direct interaction of consumer and producer, but also between the act of farming itself with specific social groups, namely students and the elderly....   [tags: Environment, Sustainability]
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How I Exhibit the Four Pillars of the National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is based off of four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. School is an extremely important part of anyone’s life, and I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to attend Lutheran schools from Kindergarten until the present. Our Shepherd Lutheran and Lutheran High Northwest have helped me to grow in my faith and to continue to grow academically as well. Attending these schools has also allowed me to participate in many different extra-curricular activities such as Varsity Soccer in my freshman year, Varsity Track my sophomore year, Pit Band for school musicals, Jazz band, and Pep band....   [tags: Leadership, Scholarship, Service] 432 words
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Financial Aid Essay - Since the day I was born, I have enjoyed story telling. My first memories are of my father spinning me tales, as I nodded off. Every night I traveled back in time through his stories. I learned of Nero's sadistic burning of Rome, Adolph Hitler's maniacal reign, and Sojourner Truth's brilliant speech. All elements of our historical heritage, for which I have great affection. When I was quite young, my father purchased our very first computer. Through his hobby, I grew to love the technical side of the world in which we live....   [tags: Financial Scholarship Essay] 260 words
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Community Service is a Way of Giving Back - Many think that community service is just something you are forced to do for school. To me, community service is a way of giving back. I like making people feel as though they matter, and it gives me a warm feeling at the end of the day because I feel I have made a difference. I grow as a person each time I do community service. Some people do community service because they have to, but I do it because I want to. I have volunteered about 52 hours of community service in the READ program at a local elementary school on east 3rd street and ave S....   [tags: application essay, Scholarship Essay] 513 words
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Government Financial Aid For Students Should Not Be Based Solely on Merit - ... The students’ family background should be taken as reference for the government. Different areas has different achievement standard so the governments should take note of it. For instance, students tend to have higher quality education in the city which leads to higher chances for the students to get straight A’s. However, students living in the rural areas are not as privileged. This is due to a lower education standards and different learning situations. They do not have access to the best facilities such as computers, library and the internet....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Scholarships Should be Increased due to the Foreclosure Crisis - Due to the economic crisis facing America the standards for getting a scholarship to a University should be lowered, as should the standards to keep them. Many aspiring students rely on scholarships to afford their college education but due to the outrageous standards that must be upheld to receive and keep one them, students are having a hard time. In a recent poll done at the University of Michigan-Dearborn 21 out of the 54 students have had a scholarship during their college career but only 12 out of the 54 currently hold scholarships....   [tags: Scholarships, ]
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Analysis of Websites for Profit and Non-Profit Companies - The websites for profit and non-profit companies run its companies for different motives and differentiate its websites respectively, yet they use similar strategies to persuade visitors to explore its websites. Walmart, a for profit company, boasts low prices, quality goods, convenient hours, and global shopping for millions of customers searching to fulfill several of their unlimited wants and needs. Walmart’s website creates excitement in its consumers by featuring images of Walmart’s affordable high quality products....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1541 words
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Profit vs. Non-Profit - Assignment #4 – Profit vs. Non-Profit The words for profit and non-profit companies run their companies for different motives and differentiate their websites respectively, but it is interesting to realize that the success that these respective company’s websites reflect glaring similarities. Walmart, a for profit company, boasts low prices, quality goods, convenient hours, and global shopping for millions of customers searching to fulfill several of their unlimited wants and needs. Their company website features an enormous shopping selection consisting of groceries, household products, toys, electronics, and promises that customers will be satisfied when they are finished shopping at Walmart....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1674 words
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Scholarships Rewarding Special Talents - Scholarships Rewarding Special Talents For many years now, advocates for giving out scholarships based only on financial need have been pushing to remove special abilities from the criteria to award the money. This proposed system is already in use in the form of financial aid. Scholarships were created to reward individuals who exhibited talent that would benefit the college. Therefore, the basis for giving scholarships should consist equally of scholastic achievement, athletic ability, and need....   [tags: Papers] 528 words
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How Scholarships Can Pay for Your College - Merit scholarships are contests that require you to win something based on your sport, or academic accomplish. A need based scholarship helps you with your tuition if financial aid does not cover everything. Merit, and need based scholarships can help you pay for college. A need based scholarship can be a loan or federal money given to you every semester. A merit scholarship can be award to you if there are good grades, or an athlete’s talent involved. In everyday life you have to earn rewards. For example scholarships are built on hard work....   [tags: Merit scholarships, scholarships, college, ] 516 words
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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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Rita M. Gross' Feminism and Religion - Rita M. Gross' Feminism and Religion In her book Feminism and Religion, Rita M. Gross provides readers with an introduction to the need for, and benefits of, androgynous scholarship in the field of religious studies. Gross strives to make readers aware of the dangers of androcentric, Eurocentric scholarship. Moreover, she advances the claim that, “properly pursued, the field of religious studies involves study of all major religions found in human history” and an equal representation of both men’s and women’s religious experiences (Gross 1-4)....   [tags: Rita Gross Feminist Papers]
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Pastor's Letter - “St. John's Lutheran School exists to help families pass their faith in the Lord Jesus to their children through a Christ-centered educational program and to help the children fully develop their God-given gifts.” Dear Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran School has been a beacon of Christian education since 1876. As with other parochial schools, we find enrollment has declined and while this provides for some very favorable teacher to student ratios, the reality is that is it not good stewardship on our part to allow this to continue....   [tags: Letter] 885 words
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Scholarships for Artistic Students - Scholarships for Artistic Students 1. Purpose College is an important part in continuing education and is also the best time for students to hone their skills and become the best in their field as possible. Inclusion of support, both financial and mental, is instrumental in achieving a college education, and should be given in equal amounts to both athletic and artistic students. But each year, numerous athletes around the United States are offered college scholarships to recognize them for their talent and to encourage them to play at the university awarding the scholarship....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive papers] 1480 words
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Diversity of Education - Diversity of Education Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated, “Most…think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end.” What Dr. King was getting at in The Purpose of Education is that education holds many different values for many different people. How can we go about determining one standard value of a college education for a country so recognized for its diversity....   [tags: College University Education Essays] 1755 words
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History, Literature, Anthropology: Contextualizing Human Meaning - History, Literature, Anthropology: Contextualizing Human Meaning As culture is “the product of human thought” (217), Cohn advocates “seeing how meanings are contextualized” to better interpret history and produce good scholarship (221). In keeping with this awareness of human thought, Anderson contextualizes “the cultural roots of nationalism” through the evolution of early American literature and print-language (7), relying heavily on the historical development of European literacy in developing a ‘national imagination.’ In doing so, Anderson’s analysis of nationalism reflects Cohn’s maxim, that “anthropology can became [sic] more anthropological in becoming more historical” (216)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 359 words
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Essay - The impact that athletics has had on my Life The impact that athletics has had on my life is everything. It made me a better person. For example it made me to be more responsible, focus, and more determined to accomplish my goals. Ever since I became being an athlete I’ve learned that there’s responsibility. And one of them is being responsible for me and me only. I have to watch what I do and who I hang around with because hanging with the wrong people can mess up my opportunities an athlete....   [tags: essays research papers] 355 words
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Goals in Life- Personal Narrative - Goals in Life- Personal Narrative High school is a very important time in a persons life. This is the time to set goals. We not only set goals, but set out to find solutions. My first goal in no particular order is to become a good athlete. My next goal is to be a good student and graduate high school, with a 3.0 GPA. There's a last goal, but I am saving it for later. My goals are simple, but not as easy to accomplish. Athletics are very fun , and may help count towards another goal in life. Sports may be fun, but you need hard work to become good at it....   [tags: Papers] 330 words
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The Impact of Chick Evans on the Golfing Community - ... Chick won all four major championships of his day; the Western Open in 1910, the U.S. Open in 1916, the U.S. Amateur in 1916 and again in 1920, and the Western Amateur eight times between 1909 and 1923 (Chick Evans, 2011). Wining every title available to him in his era, awarded every honor a golfer can receive, and was voted into every hall of fame in golf. However, his achievements does not match up with the difference he is still making today. Overshadowing both his greatness and durability as a player was Chick’s unique contribution to golf: creation of the caddie-scholarship concept (Evans Scholars National, )....   [tags: Sports / Golf Biography]
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What Really Counts as Learning - What Really Counts as Learning Learning happens in so many places and in so many ways. Maybe it is at the mall, or at home, or even in a classroom. For Russell Thomas it was in the poor town of Coney Island. In Coney Island, Russell has to learn many hard lessons in life. He learns that you can’t change everything and that life isn’t fair. Russell is forced to realize that failure is part of life and that it happens to all of us. These are all teachings that are irreplaceable and valuable. The lessons that Russell learns are ones that he will use for the rest of his life in his experiences....   [tags: Russell Thomas Essays]
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The Student as an Athlete - The Student as an Athlete The student athlete is a term often used to describe a member of the student body at an institution as well as a member of one of the schools athletic teams. This is not a label that includes students who play recreational sports during their leisure time; this term is used for those students who split their time between athletics and academics. In the beginning of inter-collegiate competition and even now the governing body the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) wanted athletes to maintain their amateurism....   [tags: essays papers] 3780 words
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Writing an Essay - How to Write an Excellent Essay Excellent essays get results. A well-written essay can earn you a scholarship or entrance into your favorite college. Many essays win contests and prizes and encourage others to live better lives. Well written essays turn the hearts of the people. Early America was motivated to fight for freedom from England because of the writings of Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Your well-written essays might be printed in newspapers and make a positive impact in the lives of others....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 915 words
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Creating Crisis: How Has the History of Fminist Sholarship Been Written? - Critiquing the crisis literature There are two opposing strands of argument within the crisis literature, both resulting in the failure of feminist scholarship in the contemporary moment. The first pertains to the idea that feminism has become de-politicized through being institutionalized in the university. This argument generally relies on the belief that theory has come to dominate contemporary feminist scholarship as the expense of ‘real politics’. I argue here that this is problematic because it retrospectively creates a boundary between the academic and the political by relying on an un-questioned ‘origin’ story....   [tags: Feminism]
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Unjust Compensation - ... These athletes should not be considered “employees” of their universities. Regular students don’t receive payment, so why should athletes. Both put in a substantial amount of work. Both strive for the common aspiration of graduating. Therefore, both should be treated equally in respect to being paid. Some might say that non-athletes have more time for a job, so it’s rational for athletes to be paid. This is most certainly false due to the fact that there are so many other activities for students to be involved in other than sports....   [tags: Athletics]
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A Helping Hand for College - A Helping Hand for College   Approximately 60% of all students enrolled in higher education receive some type of financial assistance. Financial aid is provided to students for many reasons. The primary reason is to increase the accessibility for families that are unable to afford the full cost of higher education. Scholarships, loans, and federal work studies are categories of financial aid given to help students further their education.   A scholarship is a financial award given to students in recognition of achievement, such as academics or athletics....   [tags: Expository Classification Essays] 500 words
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Constitutionality of Vouchers and School Choice - Constitutionality of School Vouchers Church and state absolutists believe that vouchers will violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. They argue that voucher systems give parents an incentive to send their kids to parochial school and thus represent an unconstitutional endorsement of religious education. As mentioned in the case study, the U.S. Supreme Court will address the Cleveland Scholarship Program's constitutionality. Many are anticipating what precedent will be set in this ruling because it inherently deals with defining the boundaries between church and state....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 334 words
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Paying College Athletes - Most of us have watched a college sporting event at one point or another in our life. Few people actually know and are aware of all the hard work, and dedication college athletes put towards their sport. However, they do not receive a compensation for their hard work. These Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally, yet the debate over whether or not to pay college athletes is a big debate. One reason college athletes should get paid is because they make millions of dollars for their school....   [tags: Sports] 667 words
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Scholarly Communication - The current age of digital information has brought many changes to our culture. We see clear evidence of this within the area of scholarly communication. These changes involve the significant increase in the amount of information that is available, the variety of the type of content included in scholarship, the dissemination process and the way scholars access and interact with this information. The academic library has traditionally strived to build collections, organize them for access and facilitate retrieval to support the research and teaching objectives of their students and faculty....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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The History of the Rise - ... Equiano utilized his personal networks to reveal the horrors of the slave trade, and to usher in change. Despite the fact that Granville Sharp appears as a visible stream on Clarkson’s map, Equiano, who informed Sharp about the murder of 132 enslaved persons on the Zong slave trade, is omitted. Equiano worked alongside leading abolitionists, including, Sharp, James Oglethorpe, and others to bring the case to court and disclose the atrocity to the public. Scholar Julie K. Ward writes, “Equiano’s detailed account to Sharp about the events aboard a slave ship motivated Sharp to become involved in the legal proceedings concerning certain of those events.” Sharp himself even wrote about Equiano’s influence on the campaign when he wrote on March 19, 1783, “Gustavus Cassa, [another named used by Equiano] a negro called on me, with an account of 130 negroes being thrown alive into the sea.” Equiano was also involved in abolition through his writing in which he describes the moral corruption from the trade....   [tags: American History, Slavery, Clarkson] 2565 words
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