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Making Freshman Year Less Stressful

- First semester college freshman battle stress, depression, and anxiety caused by the transition from high school to college. Adaptation alone is a stressful series of occurring events, and to adapt to their [freshman] surrounding environment, an individual must manage problems, challenges, and demands in his or her daily life (Dyson 2). The transition from high school to a major university is portrayed as the process of growing into adulthood from youth. On top of being unfamiliar with college life, many freshmen second guess their academic abilities and whether or not they can meet the expatiations of their over zealous parents....   [tags: college, freshman,]

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Freshmen and Depression: Talk About it

- As a freshman in college it is normal to have the “blues” or become homesick. More than likely you’re away from home and out on your own for the first time in your life. Therefore it is okay to feel sad or out of place from time to time. Lately, however, these blues have manifested themselves and turned into to full blown depression. The number of freshmen dealing with depression is steadily rising with each set of incoming freshmen. According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), the percentage of college students diagnosed with depression has increased 56 percent in the last six years....   [tags: freshman, college, depression,]

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Say Goodbye to the Freshman 15

- As obesity rates increase, the U.S solidifies an example of culturally influenced weight problems and is regarded as one of the fattest nations in the world. College campuses in the U.S. are the perfect example of cultural weight gain. The large number of freshmen gaining the stereotypical “freshman 15” can be explained through poor diet and exercising practices developed in college and the university’s dining options. It is a common concern for approaching college students to gain fifteen pounds while adjusting to school life....   [tags: health and wellness awareness programs]

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Transitioning to College: The Freshman 15

- Throughout the length of schooling, students go through various changes. In their first year of school, children are required to make the transition from being at home for the entire day to being in school for a number of hours a day. These transition periods happen many times through the schooling years, but the most drastic changes occur during the transition from high school to college, where students weather numerous lifestyle changes. While each individual student goes on their own journey, certain themes remain common between different students....   [tags: Health ]

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The Real Cause of the 'Freshman 15'

- The debate has been going on for years. Is it normal or should you be concerned about the freshman 15. The freshman 15 is a term known for the around fifteen or plus pounds a typical college student gains during their first year of college. The usual argument is that college students are unprepared for life on their own and that once they have control they make eating healthy their last priority. However, an article from the Huffington Post suggests otherwise; that in fact it is not the students fault but the schools and their overwhelming smorgasbord of unhealthy food choices....   [tags: student weight gain first year of college]

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English Through The Eyes Of A Freshman

- English Through the Eyes of a Freshman “Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths.” - Jonathan Stroud Before the start of the semester, the thought of college English overwhelmed my intellect. Apprehensively, I was concerned about the level of difficulty the writing would include. Although the course proved itself to be quite demanding, I was determined to get through it with a positive outlook....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Writing process, Class I railroad]

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The Football Field A Freshman Cheerleader

- On the north end of the UWA football field a freshman cheerleader is seen with a tiger paw tattoo on her left check, an ear to ear smile on her face and a grip so tight on her pom-poms it looks as if she will never let go. Hannah Grace takes in every face in the stands, the smells from the concession stand, the constant beats from the band but most of all, finally a team to cheer for. Being a member of an organized squad is an all new experience for her. After being homeschooled kindergarten through twelfth grade, Grace had to make the transition into a college classroom setting and becoming a member of a co-ed cheer squad....   [tags: High school, Cheerleading, College, YMCA]

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College Writing For The Incoming Freshman

- We have reached the midpoint of the semester. Two long months of continuous reading, writing, and annotating; article after article, paper after paper. As much as I dread reading and writing, I am glad to say that I have improved substantially since my first days in your English 5A class. Although there are still some aspects of my writing I have yet to improve on, I have made significant strides on improving my grammar, sentence structure, and the transitions from paragraph to paragraph. Evidence of my improvements are visible on my first two major writing projects this semester; “College Writing For The Incoming Freshman” and “Segregation Is Over, Right?”....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Better, Improve]

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My Decision For A College Freshman

- . I want to move to Oregen because my situation in California is not what I perfer it is not quet nor is it socluded as much as I want it just isn’t the place I would spend the rest of my life.My main issue with moving to Oregon is that I am disabled and also money is an issue.I do not know how I will get around in Oregon and also I am not capible to do very many jobs for a college freshman because a lot of jobs that I read or try to apply to will not except me due to my inabilties to walk carry and lift objects....   [tags: Want, Thought, Need, Psychology]

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Chapter Six - Freshman Year

- Chapter Six - Freshman Year That homecoming dance was actually John and I’s first date. We had never gone out before then but to say the least it was an interesting night. I for one was the only girl in the group so I was socializing with boys the whole night, not a problem but I didn’t know what to expect, I grew up going to a Christian school for most of my life and had no idea what to expect from high school dances. I’ll admit I looked pretty good that night and was having so much fun. I didn’t really know what John and I were, were we just friends hanging out or did he want to be my boyfriend....   [tags: High school, Friendship]

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Fight The Freshman 15 !

- Fight the Freshman 15. Welcome to college, the home of no boundaries and no one watching your every move. Now the uphill battle begins, college is a whole new world compared to high school, and there is no one to coddle you or attend to your every need. Students need help to get them through countless nights that will not end. Many students will turn to energy drinks, sugar loaded coffee, and snacks. Around Christmas time students go home to weigh themselves to find out they’ve gained they promised themselves they wouldn’t....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Eating, Food]

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Graduation Speech On Freshman Year

- Freshman year is always talked about as one of the most important years of school because that’s when grades start to actually matter. Grades become set in the stone like pyramid hieroglyphics compared to our old grades that washed away like coarse sand castles on the beach. The grades you receive that first semester will be part of your GPA the rest of your high school education. Not only do the grades start counting, but some students find it difficult adjusting to high school level classes. For me, freshmen English was the year my writing had to make drastic changes....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Ninth grade]

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Escape from the Freshman 15

- The very first thing I did when I landed in California, was stuff my face with some delicious fast food; let’s just say the American commercials I saw back in Africa accomplished their goal. The first few months in California were hard, especially being alone in a new country; therefore I made two new best friends, food and social media. When I finally became accustomed to this strange land, I kicked the excessive eating and social media to the curb, but they left me a present in the form of thirty pounds of fat....   [tags: adopting healthy habits]

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I Was An Incoming Freshman

- When I was an incoming freshman I was told about various psychology courses that I would have to take and ones that I possibly could take. One of the courses that they brought up was this Romantic Relationships course and unfortunately it was a 400 level course so I would have to wait a while before I would be able to take it. Once I had the support I needed to take the coarse, I waited until it was available and finally after 4 years I was able to take it as a summer coarse. I knew that this class was going to be interesting but I never realized how much it would change my perspective and affect my life....   [tags: Psychology, Interpersonal relationship]

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College Freshman Learning Communities

- Freshman learning communities (FLC) are programs where 15 to 30 first-year students register for several general-education courses that focus on a common theme (Jaffee, 2004). Although there are several different types of learning communities, they all are designed for the same purposes. One of the main purposes in implementing freshman learning communities is to assist the students in their transition to a new environment. This acclimation involves becoming better acquainted with the other students, faculty members, campus culture, and academic expectations....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning]

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Freshman Students 's Social Outcasts

- Freshman’s can be social outcasts due to lack of confidence. Which can be understandable when being aware of the fact that they are surrounded by much older students that happen to have more experience in their personal lives. An online source stated that,” For the first few weeks of freshman year, high school might seem like a foreign land with intimidating upperclassmen stalking the halls.” (Coldiron, High School Myths Debunked: Fact vs. Fiction for Freshmen). Assuming that in high school, freshman love to read books and spend time with the teacher during lunch....   [tags: High school, College, Ninth grade, Upper class]

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I Was An Undecided Freshman Entering College

- I was an undecided Freshman entering college in Fall of 2011. I had lots of ideas of what I wanted to do, but I had no specific goals. I had always had a commitment problem. It never made sense to me how anyone could choose to do one thing and stick with it for the rest of their lives. When I would get bored with routine, I would usually change it or stop altogether because I hated the feeling of being tied down. I refused to do the same thing for the rest of my life. I knew that psychology was one of my options; it was always my “go to” answer if anyone were to ask....   [tags: Nutrition, High school, Psychology]

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Graduation Speech : Being A Freshman Student

- Being a freshman student in college is fun. In contrast to high school, wherever your initial year is typically crammed with anxiety and therefore the occasional wrong classroom setbacks, faculties prepare freshman students with associate orientation that builds a powerful bond among category members. Several faculties supply further early orientation programs to foster relationships before the college year even begins. Attend as several orientations choices as attainable. It’ll build your faculty transition easier if you have already got bonds along with your classmates....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary education]

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Freshman Seminar : Eating Habits For Dancers

- In freshman seminar, I learned so much that could help me out with any class in college, with maybe the exception of science. I acquired the knowledge of how to write a self-evaluation, a biography, and a resume. Critiquing myself in a self-evaluation is better than trying to watch myself in the mirror and fix my mistakes on the spot. Taking the time to write out notes and learn as I go helps me remember what areas I need to improve in. Even though I gained an excessive amount of knowledge from freshman seminar, I still struggle with writing papers due to uninspired high school classes and the inability to reach into expanded detail....   [tags: Dance, Performance, Choreography, Blocking]

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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]

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Freshman Year Reflection Paper : College

- Freshman Year Reflection Paper When I first packed everything to move to Springfield, I was excited to start college in a new place and really be independent. During the first week of classes, I swore that I would not be able to survive this first semester. I did not expect some of the classes to be as difficult as they turned out to be. Other issues with a roommate led the first weeks to be rough; however, I started to like college once I found my ground and got my head straight. Once I was on campus and on my own, the allure of being independent disappeared....   [tags: High school, Personality psychology, Class]

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My Accomplishments Of Freshman Year 2013-2014

- I, Darren Garner, am writing to expiate how recent circumstances in my life have impacted my matriculation at Dalton State College. Many trials and tribulations have planted themselves in my path to success throughout my post education career. Though the adversity may have stressed and crippled my drive to be successful I still managed to show a spirit of excellence in my matriculation. Many opportunities for me to halt my education have presented themselves boldly but me having the mindset of modesty and tranquility have kept me afloat and focus on my priorities....   [tags: High school, Family, Greatest hits, Homework]

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My Life Of My Freshman Year

- A lot of people take for granted everyday activities they can do such as running and jumping. It is not until people lose the things that are important to them, such as the ability to run and jump, that they really start to appreciate them. For me, it was not until I lost my ability to do these everyday activities that I saw how valuable it was that I had the capability to do them in the first place. This was the case for me after I spent about four months not being able to bend my knee. During that time, I realised that it is important to cherish what you have while you have it, not after you lose it....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Femur, Knee]

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Graduation Speech On Freshman Year English

- Freshman year English was the biggest wake up call for me thus far in my college career. Never did I expect that this class would be my most challenging course, making my Chemistry 1307 class a walk in the park. When coming into this class I remember on the first day each student was required to state fun facts about ourselves. One thing I heard many times from multiple students was “This is my second time taking this class” or “This is my third time being enrolled in English 1307”. Hearing those statements really made me anxious about the course and what was going to be in store for me, and made me wonder if I would be able to pull through and pass....   [tags: Writing, High school, Paper, Essay]

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When Taking Freshman Composition II

- Before taking Freshman Composition II, I was scared that I would not meet the demanding expectations of the course or not have the necessary writing skills to do my work correctly. Now I have reached the end of the course and I feel like I have progressed a lot as a writer and overcame a few writing obstacles. The essays that I have written for this course show that I have learned how to support my main ideas with a clear thesis and I can write my essay with developed paragraphs that stay on topic; and though I have made some progress in transitions and in grammar, I still have work to do....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Critical thinking, Fallacy]

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The Freshman 15

- When I arrived here at college I was extremely disappointed with the selection of food here in the cafeteria. I frequently found myself eating only hamburgers and pizza over and over again, simply because I did not like the other choices. About four months into the school year I had do go to the doctor for a virus and when the nurse weighed me I was a little surprised by what I saw. I had gained a little over ten pounds, close enough to what some refer to as the “Freshman 15.” It is a common fear among college students that they are going to gain fifteen pounds during the course of adjusting to college life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Predictors Of Academic Success Among Freshman Students

- Predictors of academic success among freshman students in college and university settings have been an important issue in academia for quite some time. The question of how freshman seminars or first-year experience programs affect retention and academic success has gained significant attention and has become the focus of many studies across various colleges and universities. Freshman seminars and first-year experience programs are now integrated into the majority of colleges and universities across the United States....   [tags: Randomness, Sampling, University, Academia]

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Freshman 15 : How Much Will You Gain?

- Freshman 15: How much will you gain. It is not typically easy for a person to maintain their weight to exactly what they want all the time. Being happy with your weight comes from hard work, determination, and maintaining a healthy diet. Teenager’s bodies especially, are always changing due to their daily activity levels and diet. The beginning of college is a new and exciting time in a teenager’s life where so many things are changing and transforming. In the beginning of college, people are adjusting to their new lives and homes, away from their parents and friends....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Drinking culture]

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Freshman Students At American Heritage High School

- Freshman social life My freshman experience was by far the longest and most difficult time in the four years I spent at American Heritage High School. I did not know one person in my entire high school when I got there so it was a difficult task to make friends. The first few weeks in high school I was so miserable. The hardest time of freshman year was probably overhearing other students I went to school with talking about an amazing party they went too on the first weekend of high school. This was extremely tough for me considering that I was not invited to this party and that weekend, I had just stayed home and watched a movie....   [tags: High school, Middle school, New York City]

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What makes a first year college student successful?

- Freshman year, the year of many first; the first time living away from home, the first time being away from friends, the first time a student has control of their own learning. Freshman year requires a lot of discipline, but a lot of students do not possess this trait. The factors that contribute to the success of first year college students are social support, comfort within the college environment, self control,responsibiliy and positive self concept. Being a college student could be very stressful; many students feel pressure from their family and peers to do well....   [tags: College Success Freshman]

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Freshman Housing Policy : An Effective Campus Living Policy

- In high school, when I was signing up for the dormitories at The University of Oklahoma, I never questioned as to if there was any other option. To me, living in the dorms was something everybody did their freshman year of college. I came to realize however that many students decide to either commute from home, or get an apartment off of campus. I completed my freshman year and loved my dorm experience, and whenever people as my recommendation, I always tell them he dorms are the way to go. The University of Oklahoma actually implemented a policy saying that all freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live in the dorms....   [tags: College, Dormitory, University, Hostel]

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My Least Favorite Class My Freshman Year

- The class that I like the least my freshman year is government, not only did I find out after half of the semester that I did not need the class I found out that I could not drop the class because I had to have 12 credits for my financial aid to cover my classes. I was so mad at my advisor for putting me in a class that I did not need and putting me in a situation that I could not do anything about. So I finished the class and ended with a low grade because I did not enjoy the class. I did not like the teacher he made a lot of squiggly lines and boxes and circles and I need words not just random drawings on a dry erase board and that was not even the worst part I told him that I couldn’t un...   [tags: government college class]

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Graduation Speech : I Am A College Freshman

- When I graduated from high school, I spent countless days worrying about what college will be like. I worried about everything, like saying goodbye to my family and friends, making new friends, living with a roommate, getting involved, dealing with a huge work load, and so much more. My transition into college is quite a struggle, but it is not nearly as bad as I expected it would be. After watching “I’m a College Freshman,” I realized that the difficulties I am facing are all normal. I feel as if I relate to Julisa the most out of the three freshmen....   [tags: High school, Management, University, College]

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Freshman Father : A True Story Of John Wand

- Freshman Father Freshman Father is Hallmark original movie, that seems to attract many viewers. It is based on a true story of John Wand. He was an eighteen-year-old from Iowa and was about to enter into Harvard Law school on a full ride, but then got the news that his high school girlfriend was pregnant with his son. John, the father, and Kathy, the mother were crowned king and queen of their senior prom. Their parents do not really have a huge income but themselves have such a bright future ahead of them....   [tags: Divorce, Family, Marriage, Mother]

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Becoming a Leader in High School

- ... I had plans of becoming elected for the principal’s list and working my hardest on receiving an high grade point average at the end of the year. As the days passed and time progressed, I found myself starting to skip classes for they seemed unimportant. When I try to enter a classroom - I was always dying to exit because of my lack of interest, which propelled me towards thinking to quit school completely. My tardiness for classes was far beyond unacceptable as I kept hiding to smoke on campus....   [tags: leader, experience, freshman, path]

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My First Day Of My Freshman Year

- Dania Fadel Block:7 Junior varsity...Whatt?. On the first day of my freshman year I met my friend Elizabeth...I could 've sworn her name was Elizabeth, she looked like and Elizabeth but her name was Isabella which only took me two weeks to get. It didn 't take long before our friendship got a lot stronger and we soon began to do everything together- homework, shopping, and even sports. Badminton, a sport I have never played but have seen people play it....   [tags: Debut albums, English-language films, Game, Play]

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I Am A Freshman With The Thirst For More Education

- To explain who I am in the simplest of terms, I am a freshmen with the thirst for more education. An education, which until recently, didn 't know I was capable of receiving. Looking closer into my journey to Johnson & Wales University, you 'll find it cannot be put into simple terms. Coming to college was a struggle internally, and an obstacle with my family. I may live on Long Island, however, financially this wasn 't easy. Yet, I overcame everyone in my hometown telling me "You should go to the community college." Even my guidance counselor thought applying to Johnson & Wales University wasn 't right for me....   [tags: Food, Restaurant, Dream Come True, Field Island]

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Informative Speech : Welcome New College Freshman

- Welcome new college freshman, we are here today to discuss how to create and promote health and attain wellness. There is a preconception that all college students will gain an extra fifteen pounds also called the “freshman fifteen”, when they start school because of all of the unhealthy options and unlimited amount of access to food. Before ever trying to even create a healthy lifestyle it’s important to understand how people become obese and unhealthy, how to help prevent it and how being healthy and having wellness benefits your life....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Personal life, Health]

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My First Term Of My Freshman Year

- As the first term of my freshman year is coming to an end, I now have time to reflect on what I have learned and what I have been reminded of in English 101. Throughout my high school years, it was emphasized to the students on how to put together well, thought out sentences and ideas. As I entered this college course, I have learned it is more about than how to formally write a sentence, but how to formally express an idea that is not only grammatically correct but also pleases the reader. In the beginning of the year, the class discussed basic techniques as a refresher to the necessities we needed to be a successful writer....   [tags: Writing, Education, Writing process, Learning]

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My Personal Contribution Of My Freshman Year Of College

- Whenever I perceive change to be necessary the words of one of my past professors rings in my ears, “Stop the world and fix it”, a motto that I have stood by many times as a form of encouragement to ignite change in myself or my environment. A particular experience comes to mind when I think about necessary change and this change was personal, something I needed to change about myself. During my freshman year of college I moved in with seven of my closest friends. Not only is living with seven other people difficult, but when I started to slowly drift away from them things became even more challenging....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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I Am Apart Of The Freshman Academic Seminar

- Throughout English 101 we have written several discussion boards, replied to others writing, and essays. Thinking back on the class I have liked some of what I wrote and some I feel like I could not quite grasp how to write it. I had several hopes coming into this class. I have never felt like I was a good writer or a strong writer. Both of those are reasons as to why I decided to be apart of the Freshman Academic Seminar. What I had hoped to accomplish in this class was a better idea of what a “good writer” is....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Creative writing, Writer]

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Personal Statement : My Freshman Year Of College

- My freshman year of college, I felt a call to missions, but until this class I was not sure exactly what that “call” fully entailed. I have searched for answers, and prayed like crazy for confirmation in why I was being called to missions and exactly what I was supposed to do with this call. This semester, I was able to learn about religions that I have never taken the time to fully understand. Ultimately, I was able to grasp a better understanding of what other religions believe and this allowed me to evaluate what I believe and why I believe it....   [tags: Knowledge, Understanding, English-language films]

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College Mentors For Kids Program My Freshman Year

- I am currently in my junior year here at Purdue and I joined the College Mentors for Kids program my freshman year. I have had a little buddy each year in the program and have enjoyed every bit of it. I can truly see a change in my little buddies, having watched them learn and grow. This makes me very happy and helps me make the positive impact that I want to make on these children’s lives. My experiences have been positive and I would not change it one bit, even during some times where there may have been challenges....   [tags: Management, Want, Help me, Musical notation]

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My Youthful Freshman Mind - Original Writing

- When I first walked through the front doors of my high school in late August 2012, a potential relationship was definitely not on my mind. My youthful freshman mind was more worried about finding my classes and being utterly terrified of what kind of educators my teachers would be. After the first couple of weeks of the school year, my close friend Heather introduced me to a new student in her English class, named Noah. I did not really think of it much at first, since she started dating Noah within the next few days....   [tags: High school, Interpersonal relationship]

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Graduation Speech : My Freshman Year Program

- JagVenture Leaders Introduction At the beginning of my freshman year, I was able to participate in a first year program called JagVenture. This program was filled with team building exercises, inspirational speakers, and meeting a ton of new people. I enjoyed it so much that I applied to be a student leader this past semester. Being a JagVenture student leader was one of the best experiences I have went through in my college career. The bond that the rest of the leaders and I created is incredible....   [tags: Friendship, Leadership, Sociology, Kurt Lewin]

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My Freshman Year Classical Physics Course

- When students think about an educational experience, they usually recall whether or not they actually learned anything, and those who answer yes and want to probe a little deeper will think about how they learned. Did they learn by memorization or application. Did the class leave room for input from the students. Was everything subject to the teacher’s own opinions. These are all important questions we should ask of any learning experience. Fortunately, I am able to answer all of them positively in reference to my Freshman year Classical Physics course....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Physics, School]

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College Freshman - How NOT to Gain Weight

- College Freshman - How NOT to Gain Weight Starting college life is far from difficult; in fact it is fun starting a new way of life. Life without the constant objections from your parents and annoyance from your little sibling is one of the many advantages you gain from college. Cancelled classes, late night parties and deleterious amounts of food make college enjoyable; however, this can lead to weight gain. “Freshman 15” is not a myth and although you may not be unfortunate enough to gain 15 pounds, you might gain some weight....   [tags: Proposing a Solution Health Eating]

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My Freshman Year

- My freshman year was suppossed to be my year, the year I was finally going to be in "Highschool".It was considered the most important year in my life, that I could've only dreamed about. You see,from the fifth to eighth grade i attended homeschool and smaller schools. Highschool was going to be big!I thought I was finally going to be considered a young adult.This very year 2012 would be the hardest year of my life. I remeber this year like the back of my hand. My bestfriends were Jatereus, Leneice, Denise, and J'Quaylon....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]

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The Elements of Learning by B. Banner, Jr., and C. Cannon

- When entering college freshman students face difficulties by not knowing how to adjust to the new expectations college brings. A freshman student tends to approach college with the same mentality used throughout their high school years. But as the first semester start, they encounter a variety of challenges, including having to change their study habits and knowing how to wisely manage their time. The book “The Elements of Learning” by B. Banner, Jr., and C. Cannon, introduces the elements a student must possess in order be successful in college....   [tags: college freshman, sutdents, high school]

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The Freshman 15: Something College Kids Don't Want to Catch

- While living our daily lives’ something unexpected might happen to us college kids. Something that no one ever wants to catch or have, the so called “Freshman 15.” The Freshman 15 is a way of saying that freshmen in college are going to gain at least fifteen pounds or more during the first year of college. No matter what college students do in their hectic life, there just never seems to be any time to do anything other than school work. There is no telling who will gain these horrifying fifteen pounds during their first year in college, it just depends on the choices a person makes while being in college....   [tags: gaining weight the time at university]

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United States at Risk Because of the College Freshman Dropout Rate

- There is a shocking dropout rate among college freshmen due to persecution by professors and if the condition persists, America’s economy will be dangerously destabilized. Understanding that the future of the nation is dependent on the upcoming youth for leaders, colleges should want to provide educational opportunities that will insure steady economic growth and prosperity. Unfortunately, research provides evidence to the contrary. Research confirms that one out of every four freshmen drop out immediately after or during their first year in college (Whitborne 26)....   [tags: persecution by professors]

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Balancing Freedom With Responsibility Can Be A Difficult Task For Any Freshman

- The Secret to Avoiding the "Freshman 15" (While Still Eating Whatever You Want). When you enter college, a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Suddenly, you 're free to hang out with who you want, party when you want, eat what you want (and hopefully work in some studying, too). Balancing freedom with responsibility can be a difficult task for any freshman. Sometimes, it 's hard to know which choices are best now that you 're faced with so many. A primary concern among young adults entering college is the dreaded "freshman 15"....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Eating, Restaurant]

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Contributing Factors Of Students Dropping Out Within Their Freshman Year

- Contributing Factors of Students Dropping Out Within Their Freshman Year A college education is an incredibly important achievement that numerous individuals set out to pursue. When choosing a potential employee for a position within their company, employers world-wide favor those that hold a degree. Those that hold a degree display a standard of excellence. Although, countless individuals set out to pursue a degree, many do not stick with it and end up dropping out within their freshman year. There are many reasons that this may happen....   [tags: High school, College, University]

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How Football Student Athletes Have Successfully Completed Their Freshman Year

- The article I read talked about how football student athletes have successfully completed their freshman year. The question remained was why were the football student athletes successful in their freshmen year in college, what strategies took place, how did they grab the student athletes attention, and what suggestions would they have to assist in retaining students and promoting their academic success among first year student athletes. Despite not being a football student athlete, but as a student athlete in general we live up to high standards....   [tags: National Collegiate Athletic Association]

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The Most Stressful Event I Had My Freshman Year Of College

- A.) The most stressful event I had my freshman year of college was getting back into the routine of school. Right out of high school I left to serve in the Marine Corps, which placed me behide most peers in my age range. Getting back into the school routine meant having to overcome my social awkwardness, shyness and learning how be a student. With already being diagnosed with anxiety, panic attacks, depression and hard to adapt to new surrounding it made me feel overwhelmed with all the change I was about to endure....   [tags: Anxiety, Emotion, Panic attack, Worry]

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My Freshman Year : What A Professor Learned By Becoming A Student

- In a society where a collegiate degree is almost necessary to make a successful living, the idea that a student cares less about the education and more about the “college experience” can seem baffling. In My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student, Rebekah Nathan, the author’s pseudonym, tackles the idea that academics are less impactful on a student then the culture of college life. Nathan, a 50-year-old cultural anthropologist and university professor, went undercover as a college freshman for a research project....   [tags: University, Academia, Student, Education]

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The Top 25 Freshman in the Nation Entering the 2010-11' College Basketball Season

- The cream of the crop; the players your program would love to have. Here is the list of the top 25 freshman in the nation entering the 2010-11' college basketball season. Watch out for: Trevor Reliford - Alabama Point Guard, 5'11' 175 lbs; Justin Coleman - Louisville, Shooting Guard 6'6' 210 lbs; Casey Prather - Florida, Small Forward 6'6'195 lbs. 25. Terrence Ross - Washington, Small Forward 6'6' 180 lbs. He is a very versatile forward that can score in many ways. You can put Ross on the low-block or outside the paint and expect him to score....   [tags: Sports]

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My High School 's Tennis Team When I Was A Freshman

-   I first joined my high school’s tennis team when I was a freshman. Although I had little knowledge of the sport due to the district’s lack of a tennis program at the junior high I attended, I still wanted to experience something new. However once tryouts came around, I was one of the unfortunate ones to be cut for no logical reason. The news devastated me and made me feel that I wasn’t good enough to do anything. On the other hand, my friends made the team and encouraged me to try again the following year because they knew I could improve and be great....   [tags: High school, Better, Sophomore, Sophomore's dream]

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Piecing It All Together : Murder Of Mccook High School Freshman

- Piecing It All Together Murder of McCook High School Freshman People from all over the country think that, just because I live in Nebraska I live tucked away from the tragedies of life. They think that just because I live here we are just out drinking beer, working in the fields, and heading to Lincoln on ‘Husker Game Day.’ How can you possibly think that we do not live in real world problems. Our work less stressful, our problems less painful; I can not remember the last time I saw the streets of Lincoln flooded in red....   [tags: Mind, Thought, MIND, Life]

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America Needs For A Better Every Freshman And Complete The Ucc 101 Course

- To help us adapt to Utica better every freshman had to complete the UCC-101 course. During this course we learned information such as locations for the health office, campus safety, student success, student activities, etc. The course also taught students how to deal with stress, time management and explained how to overcome some of the problems we would face as freshmen. To help better understand Utica and prepare us for a successful college career, Professor Gordon invited four guest presenters to come in and speak to us....   [tags: University, Student, Education, Professor]

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Letter For A Student 's Application For Admission At The Freshman Class Of 2017

- Please accept this letter in support of our daughter’s application for admission to the freshman class of 2017. Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to share our insight regarding her character traits, abilities and attraction to Holy Cross. Elizabeth possesses many outstanding qualities. The ones that come most immediately to mind are: leadership, energy, initiative, self-confidence, independence, character and integrity. Throughout her teens, Elizabeth has always been the person her peers have looked to for advice and affirmation....   [tags: High school, Secondary education, College]

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A Freshman Year English Teacher At A Long Beach High School

- This movie revolves around the life of a freshman year English teacher, Mr. Gruwell, who is given her first opportunity to teach at a Long Beach High School, after voluntary integration. Her classroom has a racially diversified group of individuals, but with a similar socio-economic and cultural back ground. The African American, Cambodian, Hispanic and White students are all exposed to the same crime riddled streets of Long Beach where crime and murder is the norm. Mrs. Gruwell, eager as can be is ready to teach her students as she has been thought in school and by the book, she is ready with her lesson plan and ready to teach a uniform plan so her students can learn....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, Freedom Writers]

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What I Learned in My Freshman Class of Composition 1

- This course was the first course I took as an incoming freshman, as anyone could imagine I was scared and nervous at the same time. Also since it is a writing course; I was hesitant if I wanted to continue in the class because writing is very challenging for me as an immigrant. Returning from summer break, I found it extremely tough to continue where I left off with my writing skills from high school. The fear of writing that my old high school teacher instilled in me did not help my writing anxiety either....   [tags: personal reflection]

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Role of the College Dining Commons in Gaining the Freshman Fifteen

- Role of the College Dining Commons in Gaining the Freshman Fifteen Introduction: When beginning college, many freshmen, or first years, have to adjust to the different aspects of college life: the environment, the rigorous academics, the various clubs and activities to be involved in and the new friendships to be made. If one is living in the dorms, another area of adjustment to be made is the food. At UC Davis, the dining commons, more commonly known as the “DC,” are the main sources of food for freshmen (and a few transfer students) living on campus....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]

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The Effects of Small Loans to Those in Need

- ... Liya was sent to her uncle’s house, where she was mistreated by her aunt. This made life very tough for Liya, it seemed as though her childhood was ripped out of her hands, forcing her to grow up fast. In order to support herself Liya began selling vegetables in her village market in order to help provide for her family. Soon enough Liya got married and had four children. Her husband’s business wasn’t doing well and he wasn’t able to provide for his family, so he eventually abandoned Liya and the children, leaving her to be the primary supporter and parent of her growing family....   [tags: culminating freshman year project]

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Time Management Is Pandemic Like Because It Could Academically Kill Incoming Freshman Students

- Tick-Tock Time management is pandemic-like because it could academically kill incoming freshman students. Many are diagnosed with this combatable disease-like habit. It becomes an ongoing struggle in the college student’s academic life and later in adult life. According to College Express, time management is “basically looking at all your assignments, events, and responsibilities and then planning your time accordingly” (Nazametz). One could say organizational skills are the metaphorical remedies to time management....   [tags: Management, Time management, Organization]

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I Have The Pleasure Of Knowing Carol Since She Arrived As A Freshman Last Fall

- • I have had the pleasure of knowing Carol since she arrived as a freshman last fall. We worked very closely with one another on various Cap&Bells productions together. This year, Carol has served as my Associate Production Manager on the Cap&Bells board, assisting me in ensuring that all productions run smoothly and are executed per appropriate timetables and safety requirements. I’ve also had the pleasure of interacting with Carol outside of the work that we do together and have come to trust her as a confidante....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Leadership]

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Personal Narrative- The Things I Learned from my Freshman Year of High School

- My palms were sweating, my heart was racing, I had no idea what to expect or who I was going to meet. I was never the type of girl to embrace new situations, I hated change and I wasn’t very good with meeting new people. I figured once I got to high school it would be my chance to start all over, turn the page in my book of life, and flip over a new leaf. I wanted to finally be the girl that fit in with everyone. I had imagined myself going to parties with big groups of my new friends, having sleepovers and doing all of the things cool high school kids normally do....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Risk Factors for Freshman in Their First Year College Experience

- At the turn of the 20th century, the majority of college students were white male adolescents, primarily the sons of doctors, lawyers, ministers, prosperous merchants, and well-to-do farmers (Jenkins, Miyazaki, and Janosi). First generation college students are a new demographic when it comes to the college population. First generation students are the first in their family to attend college and plan to be the first in their family that graduate. According to data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, First Generation Students make up 43% of the student population (Nunez, Cuccaro-Alamin, and Carroll.)....   [tags: higher education life]

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Mac vs PC: What Laptop is Most Suitable to a College Freshman?

- Reliability and Speed Some of the best Windows-based laptops tend to be higher priced. Windows-based laptops that are priced low, are more trouble than they are worth. Typically they come with slower Intel Core i-3 or slower i-5 processors, low-end graphics cards, and 2-4GB of RAM. They are good for word processing and browsing the Internet. These may be great for English majors too, especially if they are on a budget. A Windows-based laptop that is comparable to a MacBook Pro 13” in price and performance is the Dell XPS 13....   [tags: reliability and speed, price, simplicity]

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Preference of Freshman Tourism Students of De La Salle Lipa In Choosing a Tourist Destination

- The tourism of a country is based in many factors. International demand usually affects the tourism of a place. Most travellers make several outlines in choosing a good destination. Several choices are usually affected by the born of their natural surroundings at home. Too much familiarity usually makes the tourists want to discover and experience a different environment. Each person has a different personalities that make them different from all tourists.The research paper aims to make a clear overview of the perception and preference of different individuals....   [tags: tourist destination, cultural tourism, tourists]

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The Emotional Health Of College Freshmen

- The emotional health of college freshmen students reached a record high in an annual survey conducted by “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010” (Lewin). The significant transition by young adults into college is accompanied with independence from their parents, the forming of new relationships and adjustments to a new environment and lifestyle (Fitch-Martin). While exciting, these swift changes, new roles, and responsibilities can add an immense amount of stress to the life of a student....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Stress, University]

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My Fantastic Freshmen Roommate

- ... So there I was on move in day walking into my room carrying all of my stuff looking like I was ready to go on a five year backpacking trip around the world. Once I had walked in the room I saw that Natali (my new roommate) had Harry Potter posters plastered all along her side of the room. I knew at that moment that we would get along just fine. Now not everyone will immediately feel the way I did about Natali if you go in with the mindset that you will hate your roommate just from everything that you have been told....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Milestones Of Mistakes By ' Finding The Lost Freshmen '

- fter reading, “The Milestones of Mistakes” excerpt taken from “Finding the Lost Freshmen”. I believe that the author’s message is to give the reader examples of mistakes that could be made by a freshman entering college. These mistakes are ones that could be fatal; however, you can be rescued or rescue yourself from them if you are made aware of what could possibly happen. The author has broken each step into milestones that are numbered 1-4. I have received that the extended message is that being lost mentally or morally is as equally terrifying as being lost in the wilderness....   [tags: Student, Education, University]

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Graduation Speech : High School Freshmen

- High school freshmen rarely, if ever, think about the future and what it takes to make a successful future. I, as a freshman, also never thought about what college I wanted to go to or what credits I needed to graduate. I really didn’t think the grades I earned in my first year of high school would follow me to my last day of college, or even beyond that into my next job. In all actuality, from your first paper you turn in during your first couple weeks of school, to your final graduation project your final year of college, grades matter....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school]

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A Letter to College Freshmen Students

- As a new freshman entering this Community College, you will be discovering and experiencing many new things about the world in which you live and yourself. The jump from high school to college can be a very scary but exciting experience. I have some valuable advice for you on how to make this transition smoother and an enjoyable experience rather than a scary and lonely one. My number one piece of advice is for you to enter this experience with an open mind. If you come into this new situation with a good outlook and a positive attitude, your experience will be a lot more rewarding....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen

- Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen. On the sixth day of school, Pac-Tech1 gathered all its members, old and new, in the scene shop. For me, most of the faces were familiar. The club's board members were all in attendance, as were most of the juniors and sophomores, and all of us were sizing up our new crop of freshmen. To their silent but shared dismay, all but two were girls. Even the established females of Pac-Tech know that most girls who enter our ranks rarely present at more than two sequential meetings before drifting out of the reach of anyone in the theater....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Binge Drinking Freshmen

- Binge Drinking Freshmen Emily* is a typical female college student on the outside, with a shocking story hidden on the inside. Emily began drinking before most students rode on their first bus … school bus. At the age of 4, Emily wasn’t given candy, but alcohol instead. As an incentive for repeating words back to her aunt she was given red wine. As Emily got older, her mother brought her to family parties, oblivious to what was going on. At these parties, Emily would typically drink scotch or whiskey, provided to her by the older men in the family....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Papers]

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Analysis Of Bethune Cookman University 's First Time Freshmen

- Bethune Cookman University is a wonderful, loving historical black university. With every positive there has to be a negative. There are many challenges for Bethune Cookman University’s First Time Freshmen. Financial aid is the greatest of all. Being a private institution makes expenses more costly than State Colleges. First Time freshmen paying tuition and/or college loans make money matters at the top financial challenge. Students just coming out of high school do not have a lot of money.Not all students will be ready for the financial hassall, BCU Financial aid department will to put them through....   [tags: University, High school, College, Education]

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High School 's Website Is The Highest Number Of Freshmen Students

- One of the listed accomplishments on Springbrook High School’s website is that the school has the highest number of freshmen students enrolled in Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH). However, this fact is not something to brag about due to the number of students failing the exam. AP exams are graded on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest possible score and 5 being the highest. A 3 is considered a passing score. While a 3 is considered a passing score on an AP exam, several local colleges will only accept a score of 4 or 5 for credit for certain subjects....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary school]

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