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Margaret Chase Smith’s “Declaration of Conscience”

- In the “Declaration of Conscience,” Margaret Chase Smith addresses the American public and the United States Senate during a time of political unrest. Communist accusations and a “national feeling of fear” has brought upon this speech. Even with an upcoming election, the Republican Party decides a freshman woman senator would speak to the public, an uncommon practice at the time . In this paper, I will argue that Margaret Chase Smith’s “Declaration of Conscience” proves her credibility as a woman politician....   [tags: Political Science]

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Introduction to Effective Leadership and Management

- Effective Leadership & Management are quintessential aspects in terms of success of a healthcare organization. A great leader can discover what is universal and capitalize on it by motivating the employees towards a better future. Great leaders cut through the differences of race, age, sex, nationalities, and personalities; using stories and celebrating heroes (Buckingham, 2005). Whereas great managers know the unique ability and eccentricity of his/her employees, and can integrate them in a coordinated action plan (Buckingham, 2005)....   [tags: leadership theories, behaviors, skills]

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Gender and Diversity Conflict in Teams

- For a team to be successful there are several factors that have to be addressed in order for a fluent, functioning group of individuals combined to achieve a certain goal. This goal can be a variety of different endings from producing minor results to making decisions that create a major impact on a large scale. Within a team environment conflict is always presence. Conflict is essential to the advancement of teams and must be managed in a proper way to avoid destruction and division amongst the group of individuals....   [tags: Coach, Sports, Team]

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College Life at Bemidji State University

- Bemidji State University is considered a small campus, yet, there is a descent amount of different buildings that encompass the campus. After observing the campus, there were so many different things I had ideas for that would change the social experience for student on this campus. Being a freshman, the area that I feel I have the best knowledge of on campus is the dorms, and how it can affect your overall experience at school. The dorms are designed by grouping together different students; which are based on what year they are in, if they play sports, what their major is, and if they are a foreign exchange student, then it can also be based on where they came from....   [tags: segregation and judgement in higher education]

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What My Education Means to Me

- What my education means to me “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” ― Malcolm X. (http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/education?page=2) Education, to me, was a passport that I had almost missed. Education was a plane that was ready to take off and leave me behind. This is my story of how much my education means to me. It all goes back to elementary school. For me, as an elementary student, bullying had taken its toll already. From the first grade majority of my friends had found cooler girls to be around....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Why do College Students Drink so Much?

- Why do College Students Drunk so Much. “Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people and today realize and today threatens too many of our youth.” -Senator Joe Lieberman Why do college students drink so much. This timeless fad has effected this generation in high percentages since the beginning of college education. Today in America it is estimated that approximately 29% of college students are regular alcohol abusers. Another recent study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism performed showed that college students suffered 1,400 deaths, 70,000 date rapes and assaults, and 500,000 injuries each year as a res...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Transition from High School to College

- Transition from High School to College All or most of us have gone through it. The countless hours we spent filling out college applications, scholarship applications, visiting colleges, and taking the dreaded tests. Whether it was the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or other college entrance exams, it was a big hassle. After visiting such a great number of colleges, the advantages and disadvantages of the schools seemed to run together in my mind. The endless paper work and deadlines seemed as though they would never end....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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College Classes Expand the Mind

- After my early 9:00 a.m. Philosophy recitation I headed towards the elevators to head back down to the first floor. I slowly drug my sleep-deprived body to the 10A bus that took me to my dormitory hall up the hill. Once I finally arrived at my room, I sat down at my desk to start on my schoolwork that would surely take hours to complete. Looking into my pages of notes, I started to question myself on why I am doing all of this repetitive, seemingly unnecessary work. My homework consisted of Calculus problems that required me to find the derivative of extremely long functions, and I realized I am not benefiting anything from completing these tedious equations....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Internships for an Aeronautics Major

- INTRODUCTION Background and Purpose Almost all students want an internship before they graduate from college. Internships are important to college students because it gives them experience in the field they want to go into. This is especially true in the Aviation field because most employers want a person who has a little bit of training or experience. Aeronautics is a very broad major with many options for internships. Depending on the course study built into the student’s Aeronautics degree, the student will either have limited or expanded options as far as internships....   [tags: Comparison, NASA, Space-X]

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How Books Reflect Your Life

- Throughout our lives, we’ve met many people who don’t read books. Some people believe books are boring; they don’t have any pizazz or action. Books don’t teach you anything and they’re a waste of time. James Baldwin would disagree with these people and say the following words, “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” James Baldwin is telling society books are important....   [tags: reading, respect, conflict]

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What Parents and Students Search for When Choosing a College

- College is a place where your parents send you right after high school in hopes of you bettering your education so that you can provide for yourself in the near future. Most students don’t just jump right into a school; they do a bit of research first. The main point’s parents and students search for when choosing schools are the retention rates, the location of the campus, programs of study the college offers, and the safety and crime rates. Many parents and students look to other students that have attended that college or university for help and guidance....   [tags: retention, location, safety, programs]

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Crossing Social Circles: The Popular Group Versus Everyone Else

- High school is a combat zone. Perhaps incognito, high school is vile in all ways, shapes, and forms. High school is destruction of humanity. From blondes to redheads, nerds to football players, and albinos to bronzed beauties, there is no fair play. The people we hang out with show who we “truly are”. And automatically we are put into cliques. These cliques define us, and we are only to hang out with them. Right. Every school has their own cliques of people; the nerds, the jocks, the preps, the fresas, the freaks, the Goths and etc....   [tags: Cliques, High School Experience, Personal Narrativ]

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Overview of San Diego State University and Admissions

- San Diego State University was founded to educate elementary school teachers in 1897, making it the oldest university in the geographic region. The original training center for students was a room located over a retail establishment in the city. By the 1930s, the university had its own 17-acre campus and began to expand to offer additional majors. Today, 20,000 students each year are able to enroll in majors such as science, business and engineering at a larger campus with multiple specialized buildings....   [tags: College, California]

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The University of Waterloo´s Experiential Education to Help Undergraduate Students Recieve Employment

- In recent years the cost of tuition at a traditional college has seen a large increases while at the same time graduates of these schools are finding it increasingly difficult to find a job, much less a job pertaining to the field they studied. To college institutions, the question arises of whether or not the education experience that they provide increases the success of its graduating students. An increase in personal financial investment in higher education from the private sector is a clear indicator that those seeking higher education see their decision to do so as an economic investment....   [tags: practical, technical, hybrid education]

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The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy: Total Institutions

- David Robinson watches the final seconds tick off the clock of the 2003 NBA finals. It was his second championship, and his last as he retired the following summer. He had a stellar career, putting up huge numbers and making a few appearances in the Olympics. Even through all of the fame he received from being a star basketball player, he remained humble, donating millions of dollars to charity. His arsenal of different dunks and post moves were definitely missed on the basketball court, but nowhere near as much as his leadership ability....   [tags: military schools, war, soldiers]

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The Lack of Diversity in Higher Education Institutions

- This essay will be arguing that colleges and universities should promote more efforts to diversify and create equal representation of all students. Attending higher education institution for minorities has been an uneasy struggle and one that few minorities accomplish. The dilemma of African American enrollment for example, in a college lecture hall at Texas A&M containing 250 seats, only a maximum 4 out of 250 seats will contain African American students. Unfortunately, many institutions are similar to Texas A&M University, they have an underrepresentation of minorities their on campus in relationship to white students....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]

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Writing Goodly: The Decline of Linguistic Skill

- Few would argue with the statement that writing skills are in state of decline. It is readily apparent that something needs to be done to resolve the issues that are preventing students from grasping the fundamentals of composition. However, there is a divergence of opinion when it comes to determining the cause of the nation’s writing ails. Many blame technology, giving cell phones and television particular attention. Others give technology a more indirect blame, claiming that email, instant messaging, and cell phones have robbed students of a desire to learn proper writing skills....   [tags: Writing ]

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The Story of My Life

- There she stands, five feet and four inches tall, attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Never did she imagine that time could pass as quickly as it did. She remembers graduating from the Hellenic American Academy as a sixth grader as if it was yesterday. She visualizes the photograph taken with her friend and her best friend, noticing her shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes in her white dress and cap. Then, just two years later, the same girl graduates from Ste Jeanne d’Arc School....   [tags: becoming a surgical nurse]

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Is Google Really Making Us Stupid?

- In a lecture hall, a professor stands in front of a classroom full of students as he waits for an answer to his question. A student raises his hand and answers “no,” but he is unable to explain his conclusion. In Deborah Tannen’s article “The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue,” she talks about how we should not just focus on stating that other people’s points are wrong and that the only way to seem original or creative is to prove other people’s points are wrong. This topic is highly important for students who are just entering college where they will encounter open discussions and the test of their ability to think outside of the box to prove an answer....   [tags: Technology ]

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The American Dream vs The American Myth

- After being stuck en route for an enormously long period of time, would you think that the destination had better be worth all the time spent getting there. Many people would say yes. Think about it. If you were on a journey which lasted months, possibly years of your life, you would want to arrive at your destination seeing the same thing you had dreamt of during the trip. What if, when you got there, you discovered that the dream was actually a myth. The American settlers discovered just that....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The Case of Susan

- Susan is a freshman enrolled at your small private university. She hopes to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in visual arts and maybe someday attend graduate school for a master’s in fine arts. Although Susan is an art major, she is required to take two English courses that require a great deal of writing. Susan reveals to you that she has an Auditory Processing Disorder. You learned in your EDCEP 853 College Students with Special Needs course that a person with an auditory processing disorder periodically experiences an inability to process verbal information....   [tags: Case Study]

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The Importance of Building Community

- For a stable and effective environment, people have to learn how to build community especially in college. This is one of the critical roles of colleges is to help establish community to help benefit students later on in the future. When President Obama outlined his plans for the American Graduation Initiative, he emphasized the critical role of community colleges in educating and training students and adults for the jobs needed to keep the United States economically competitive. “Now is the time to build a firmer, stronger foundation for growth that will not only withstand future economic storms, but one that will help us thrive and compete in the global economy,” was President Obama’s sta...   [tags: Stable, Effective, Environment, College]

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The Overwhelming Cost of College

- The overwhelming cost of college has caused high school students debating whether to continue pursuing a higher education. Many of these high school students have decided that the price of the accumulated debt is not worth the investment, and end up choosing a full-time employment without a college degree. It is, however, important to invest on knowledge because it edifies and sets a base for the future. To fully comprehend how important it is to invest on higher education, one must be aware of the value and the rates of return for each individual....   [tags: price of higher education, worth the investment]

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Role of the Teaching Assistant in College Classes

- 1) The role of the Teaching Assistant is to not only aid the director and help facilitate the program, but they also play a major role in helping the students. But more importantly, they play an important role for the students, because as the students face the daunting task of the social action project, they are also dealing with adjusting to being away from home, college-level courses, and finding their place at American University. The TA is someone they know they can go to with questions and concerns, someone who has been through the same experience as them....   [tags: Higher Education]

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What´s Andragogy?

- Introduction “Andragogy focuses on the adult learner and his or her life situation” (Merriam et al, 2007, p. 83), and is based on a number of assumptions about the adult learner” (Merriam et al, 2007, p.84). It is important to adult learners and teachers because it focuses on the foundation of design, implementation, and evaluation for adult learning programs. According to Merriam (2007) “there should exist a spirit of mutuality between teachers and students as joint inquirers (p. 85). The purpose of this paper is to review a traditional learning context and compare to the adult environment....   [tags: teaching, adults, motivation]

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Should the Accuplacer Exam Be Mandatory?

- Accuplacer is entry test software which evaluates the performance of students. Accuplacer is a mandatory entry test, and has to be taken by all the freshmen’s according to Texas State Law. This test is used to evaluate the writing and mathematical skills of freshman’s. This test consist two major parts which are English and Mathematics. Moreover, English and Mathematics tests are divided into sub tests, which basically are used to evaluate essay writing, grammatical, reading, basic algebra, intermediate algebra, and college algebra skills....   [tags: education, college, test, academics ]

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Privacy and the Invasion of Big Brother

- Persuasive Essay: Privacy and the Invasion of "Big Brother" Although there are many things in today's world which effect the way in which I live and the way I will live, the issue that most concerns me is that of privacy and the invasion of "Big Brother. George Orwell was the first to put these concerns onto paper in his book "1984". In his book, Orwell talked about the invasion of government into our lives, the effect that it would have on our freedom and it's reprocusions in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech: Leaving the Coolest Place on Earth

- When I was in middle school, I thought high school was the coolest place on earth. The kids who went to high school took real classes, like English instead of block. They studied history, not social studies. And their science classes had recognizable names like biology or chemistry, not Fast I and Fast II. They could drive; they could see R-rated movies. They got seven minute passing periods and pop machines. The last four years have not been one cool experience after another, like I imagined in middle school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Twist of Fate

- The sun has going down, yet I still can look through her mesmerizing eyes pleading to me for the nth time. Hope this is not true, hoping that all of my statement is nothing, like I just want to tease her with my joke, one of my really bad joke, and after that we could be all together and feel the other presence as always. But these 3 years we had shared together, all moment we could not forget easily, will become our last secret, which others wouldn’t know. Nothing had come from my mouth, as well as her....   [tags: short story]

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Studying Developmental Psychology

- Time goes by so fast, growing up it seemed the day I would graduate from high school was far away and a distant dream. That day is no longer just a dream, but a memory. Walking across the stage on June 3, 2012 is a moment that will be engrained in my heart forever. These changes took place during my time in the Adolescence stage of development. It was defiantly all about me during this stage. I was egocentric but it comes with the time period. It is during this time where I graduated from middle school, high school, celebrated me sweet 16, learned to drive and etc., all huge events in the eyes of an Adolescent....   [tags: statement of purpose, career choices]

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Fame High Analysis

- ... The challenges she faces as a dancer, tending to be rigidly perfect instead of freely passionate, are made clear to the audience from the start. Another factor of the stress that is shown to be a common case in a student’s life is the at-home aspect. Brittany's parents, for example, believe in her talent so strongly they have temporarily split up to support her, with the mom moving from Wisconsin to live with Brittany in L.A. while the rest of the family stays behind. Compared to this, the actress Ruby, whose parents are both performers, seems to have their lives perfectly in tact....   [tags: documentary, LACKSA, arts]

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Editorial - Letter to the Editor

- Dear Editor, C. S. explains in his article “The Daily We,” the experiences that bring closeness in people that share a common identity. An experience that brings the knowledge of this is the recent freshman orientation that happened this past weekend. This brought closeness with all of the incoming students and warmth to be welcomed into the Dayton community. “The Daily We,” applies to this experience as a tool to understand the past weekend as complete fun. Throughout, the beautiful sunny day of August 28, upperclassmen helped new students put away their belongings....   [tags: Editorial Newspaper Article Letter]

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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]

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College Students and Binge Drinking

- Frank's* binge drinking began on a warm fall evening in September 2002. The 18-year-old freshman had just finished moving into Northeastern's Smith Hall, a dormitory on Hemenway Street for first year students, when one of his roommates decided that it was time to start drinking. "Out of nowhere he pulled out a huge bottle of Southern Comfort and invited a bunch of people over," said Frank. "I was excited, because my idea of coming to college was to party and have fun and meet a lot of new people." Frank says that that night, he and his roommate and a couple other freshmen students from Smith Hall drank the entire bottle of Southern Comfort as well as a 1.75 liter bottle of vodka....   [tags: Journalism Essays]

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Chinese Men Are Not Sprinters

- Chinese Men Are Not Sprinters There are Chinese divers and Chinese gymnasts represented at the Olympics every year, and we participate in a plethora of other sports, but this one omission from the pantheon of athletes persists to this day, in both national and international competitions. The Chinese do not run. Therefore, at the beginning of my second year on the track team, I felt a little discouraged. During my freshman year, every meet I attended had one common denominator: the fast runners were African-American....   [tags: Papers]

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The Roommate Debate

- The Roommate Debate College is a life altering experience. It is a place where you leave anything and everything you have ever known, to come to a place where nothing is familiar. The summer before your freshman year of college can be a nerve racking experience. You anxiously wait for the day when the mailman will bring you that envelope that holds your fate. Enclosed in this envelope is the name of your roommate. Your roommate can have the biggest influence on your freshmen year. They can turn into your best friend or your worst enemy....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Essays]

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The Influence of Anime on Interest in Kendo among the Young

- I interviewed M-kun whom I met through kendo (Japanese fencing). He is a fellow kendo club member from high school. We played kendo together several times and I noticed he likes anime and kendo at the same time. When I asked him whether he just liked anime if he was an otaku (nerd), he clearly said he used to be an otaku. That was why I interviewed him because I wondered whether there are any connections between anime and kendo. As I analyzed his interview, I found three interesting connections between anime and kendo....   [tags: japanese culture, soft power, behavior]

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My Goals And Aspirations

- It is sad how my expectations have gone down with every year of high school, but I guess that is just what the real world is all about. I started my freshman year out talking about wanting to be a doctor or a scientist or a millionaire. I am about to leave high school not having a clue on what I want to do with my life. I has been hard to observe my grades going from practically straight A's as a freshman to the sad state of nearly having my credits denied this senior year. But now that I know that one has to face the responsibilities for every decision one makes, I might be ready to make some smart ones.No, I do not think that I can become a brain surgeon or a world-renowned scientist or,...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women and Sports

- Women and Sports As it becomes increasingly acceptable for women to be athletic in American culture, a new question arises: in which sports should women be allowed to participate. From a physiological standpoint, it has been scientifically proven that female bodies do not differ significantly enough from male bodies to prevent them from participation in any "male" sports. This division between "male" and "female" sports clearly stems from age-old, socially constructed norms of femininity and masculinity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Title IX: Protecting Our Right to an Education Free of Sexual Harrassment and Equal Opportunity in School Activities

- Title IX Have you ever wondered what protects our right to an education free of sexual harassment and equal opportunity in school activities. Title IX does that. Title IX was created by a woman named Edith Green. She was the legislation chairperson of the Oregon Congress of Parents and Teachers. She became a House member in 1954. Her first proposal was the Library Service Bill. Eight years she shepherded Title IX until it passed on June 23, 1972 part of the Higher Education Act. (Crass, Scott) Title IX is a law that requires equality of genders in every educational program funded by the federal government....   [tags: public education policies]

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The Examination of the Importance of Healthy Eating and Physical Activities in Raleigh, NC Schools

- Obesity has become a major public health issue. Healthy eating and daily physical activity play a significant role in preventing chronic diseases, such as heart diseases, cancer, and stroke. These are the three leading causes of death among adults aged under 18. The chronic diseases risk factors are related to obesity. Obesity is defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accrued to an extent that may be a negative effect on health. Obesity in childhood cannot be classified under adult criteria, since childhood is characterized by change in body mass index (BMI) dependent upon age and sex....   [tags: obesity, major public health issues]

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Unique Demographics of Falls Church High School and Subsequent Teaching Challenges

- Falls Church High School is a diverse setting for implementing technology in the classroom. Falls Church has attracted many immigrants from around the Northern Virginia area. Due to a variety of reasons, many immigrants find that the area surrounding Falls Church High School meets their familial needs including lower-income housing, a large, established minority community, and easily accessed public transportation, which means that their children are likely to attend Falls Church High School. Because of this, Falls Church has a large population of students who have limited skills in the English language and have free or reduced lunches....   [tags: Education]

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The Decline of American Education and the Decline of America

- “We are going to do in the future what Americans are doing today. Your job is to invent the future” says Jaithirth Rao of the Indian company MphasiS to Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat (389). America has always been abreast of the latest and greatest ideas and designs. However, America’s position in the world is becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee due the decreasing number of college graduates. Tamar Lewin reports in a New York Times article how a recent study by Complete College America discovered that “despite decades of steadily climbing enrollment rates, the percentage of students making it to the finish line is barely budging” (College Graduation Rates)....   [tags: Failure American High Schools]

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Analysis of The Poem What Work Is by Philip Levine

- Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1928, poet Laureate Phillip Levine’s work traverses a wide range of diction and syntax, while he epitomizes dark, brooding, and grim poetry. Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. He has been noted by some that in his poetry there is “a recurring specificity of time (days, months, years) and of place”(The Atlantic, interview 2000) having been deemed to have the past, present, and future in his poems all at once....   [tags: detroit, american poet]

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The Influence of Odysseus in My Life from Homer´s Odyssey

- “Education means deliberately molding human character in accordance with an ideal.” Werner Jeager argued this statement, in his novel Paideia in order to prove his point that literature in a child’s youth can be a rather large influence on the way a child develops and grow as they progress into the beginning stages of adulthood. With this being said, this argument can be accurately portrayed in my own life as well. Due to the fact that I enjoy reading both inside and outside of the classroom, I do base the person I potentially want to be off of the characters that are portrayed throughout my readings, similar to the idea that several people are influenced by what they see on television or i...   [tags: hero, respectable, decisions, persistent]

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Rebekah Nathan’s Study on the Behavior of Modern College Students

- ... It is because of these two ideas that student’s hygiene and appearance could lack at times in during college. Nathan continues by talking about the idea of culture within students. Wide assortments of ideas are talked about that fall into this category, making up the majority of the book. Beginning in chapter three Nathan talks about the idea of community and how AnyU tried to develop the idea of community with their students. AnyU attempts to get students involved in certain things on campus but most of the time there was a very poor showing of participation.(Nathan 2005, 47) By the way Nathan explained her experiences, it made it seem as if college students wanted to do things to make...   [tags: hygine, culture, individualism]

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A Speech on One of These Days by Pink Floyd

- I really don’t like to give speeches, especially in front of all my friends, but I knew that once I walked into my 2nd period advanced English class, I would have to. I knew that what was about to come after I was finished reading it, was not going to be pretty. I could imagine that what I was about to read would stick with me for the rest of my high school career at Nelsonville-York high school with all of my friends teasing me about it, and my teacher, Mrs. Maria , teaching all of her future freshman classes of what not to write about....   [tags: english class, lossen up]

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It's a Party, It's a Party, It's a Party

- Alcohol abuse is a major problem throughout college campuses in America. The majority of college students may not think it is an enormous problem, but it is. Alcohol abuse is among one of the biggest problems that colleges and universities across America face. Speaking at the Senate Committee of Homeland and Government Affairs, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut stated, “Alcohol abuse on college campuses has reached a point where it is far more destructive than most people realize and today threatens too many of our youth.” College students’ abuse of alcohol has an impact on their fellow students, campus, and the surrounding communities....   [tags: Alcohol ]

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You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Live Free!

- Choosing the best living environment is an integral part of students' academic success and financial stability throughout college. Where one lives often dictates the people with whom he or she associates, extracurricular activities, time spent on school work, and consequently one’s GPA in school. Any decision made in regards to housing can be seen as containing both positive and negative factors; however, after diligent research and studying the facts, even just the idea of requiring anyone to live on-campus is absolutely absurd....   [tags: living off-campus, college life]

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

- ... “He says that I have a great skill at reading and understanding language.”- pg 9-10. A’s showed on Charlie’s report card but Bill gave Charlie different grades. The books Bill gave Charlie changed his mind about a lot of things. Bill developed Charlie through the whole book. Ideas- The main idea in this book changes all throughout it. There is one idea that goes throughout the whole story which has a protagonist and an antagonist. Charlie is the protagonist. The antagonist… high school. This develops miraculously throughout the book....   [tags: literary analysis]

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I Was Afraid and I Eventually Learned from It

- Way back when I was little, I wanted to learn how to use a tricycle. I easily learned how to use it. Way before middle school and high school, it happened that the day had come. I was going to learn how to use a bicycle. I was not successful at first because I could not keep my balance and use my pedals fast enough to move without losing my balance. Then I took my feet off of the bike pedals, and put my feet on the ground and stopped. I was afraid to get hurt by falling down on the driveway. I wanted to give up learning to ride a bicycle, but my parents did not want me to give up....   [tags: personal story and reflection]

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Is it Beneficial to Lower the Legal Drinking Age?

- Minor Traditionally, at 18 years of age a person is no longer a minor. Yet, a person cannot legally buy a drink in America until they reach the age of 21. Meanwhile, in countries outside of the U.S. the drinking age is set at 18 years old. Although adults at 21 years old can drink, lowering the legal drinking age to 18 is not necessarily beneficial not only to our society but because there happens to be much rebellion and a vast majority of young adults in America are addicted to alcohol. But, keeping the drinking age at 21 avoids negative effects of alcohol consummation before 21, and it allows for less violence in the community....   [tags: minors, alcohol, law]

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The Effects of a Romantic Relationship on Academic Performance

- Romantic relationships are steadily evolving over the years, as college students tend to have various perspectives on the topic and share different values on its importance in their lives. There was an observation done of college women in the late 1970s and early 1980s in correlation to being in romantic relationships. Studies found that the peer culture established an ethos for women that emphasized romantic relationships with men as a major route of self-worth and prestige (Gilmartin, 2005). As studies show, being in romantic relationships has had a high value and priority since the late 70s and early 80s for women....   [tags: jews and arab students, educational interest]

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Possible Career Goals and Colleges I Might Choose

- Choosing a career following high school graduation is very important if I wish to fulfill my goal in life. To be successful in life, education is a key point to attaining it. Many high paying jobs requires a high school diploma as well as a degree which is resulted from attending college. After completing high school, I fully intend to register in either the University of California, Los Angeles or go to Pima Medical Institute. Music has always been one of my passions in life. I have always loved to sing, listen to music as well as compose my own music....   [tags: Higher Education, Nursing, Nursing School]

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Pusuing a Career in Medicine and Public Health

- When I began my freshman year at State College, I was sure of one thing: I did not want to become a doctor. I was seventeen and desired individuality above all else. I thought I should create my own identity, and I believed that the best way to do this was to avoid the work that my parents did. My mother was a doctor, and that was enough to make me rule out ever entering the profession. Instead of medicine, I planned to pursue work in the sciences. I had always enjoyed studying for my science classes....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Draft Busts : An NFL Team's worst nightmare

- When the National Football League first decided to draft college players in 1936, it was always a possibility that a player would not meet the expectations that the team had set for the draftee. These players that don’t play up to potential, are now commonly known as draft busts. Bigger draft busts tend to happen in the first couple of rounds of the nine round draft because the bar is set much higher for these top picks than it is for the latter picks. These players often sign big contracts and don’t pan out as players, getting cut from the team or not playing much time on the field....   [tags: National Football League, College Players]

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The Sense of Self in Adolescence: Teenager Movies

- ... Afterwards, they asked Ronnie where his were and he claimed he hadn’t received his report card and that it shouldn’t matter, because he was invariably a “straight-A” student. The truth was that he had received his report card, but since he was popular he chose to stop caring about his grades which caused them to drop dramatically. He cared more about being popular, than doing what he was actually capable of. (Mount & Rash, 1987) Erickson’s Identity theory was also illustrated in both films....   [tags: Can't Buy Me Love, Perks of Being a Wallflower]

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College Entrance Paper to the Department of Sociology

- In early part of my undergraduate classes of sociology, for the first time, I understood the distinction between routine work and passion-driven involvement. While attending the classes, I started to learn gradually to look at my known surroundings in a totally different light through the sociological lenses. In my childhood, my grandfather once told me something laconic: everyone sees, but a very few observes. In the embodiment process of my graduation, I experienced in sociology classes, I could finally begin to realize what actually he meant by those words....   [tags: observe, university, sociology]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis and Egotistical Materialism

- The foreclosure crisis in America is only an effect of a much deeper underlying problem: egotistical materialism. The “American Dream” has unfortunately promoted this problem by affecting Americans everywhere, convincing them that it is possible to get whatever they want, at whatever cost. In itself the dream to succeed is not completely wrong—but the cost it often takes is devastating. Americans are realizing that merely getting what they want is not always enough; there are factors which must be considered beyond the end they strive for....   [tags: Foreclosures, materialism, ]

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Travel Through the Eyes of College Students

- People have many different views about what traveling means to them and their rationale behind their travels. I set out to discover how these views about traveling and rationale differed between college age adults. I decided to research this topic because I am interested in how those in similar circumstances to mine, such as age and schooling, have differing mindsets when it comes to travel. I wondered what reasons college students have for traveling and what their perceptions of the definition of travel were....   [tags: Travel ]

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Effects of Binge Drinking on College Academics

- Alcohol use among college students has always been a popular subject among teachers, parents, researchers, and even students. The actual act of drinking alcohol is not necessarily the problem, whether legal or not. The main problem is the act of binge drinking of college students, of age or not. Drinking modest amounts of alcohol may have some consequences, but binge drinking has more negative consequences than normal modest drinking. There are many examples as to the consequences that binge drinking can cause to college student’s lives, but one of the main consequences that students face as a result of frequent drinking is poor academic final grades....   [tags: Alcohol ]

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The Importance of Education in Today's Society

- The value of education has changed over its course of decades. It use to be a privilege for a young adult to attend school and further their education, but today’s society has seemed to make education into more of a pride booster rather than a privilege. There are so many opportunities for some young adults to be able to go to college, but many do not pursue it. Grants, scholarships, housing assistance, online textbooks are some examples of ways to cut down the cost of schooling. Although many young adults have the full opportunity to attend college, many students do not have family support or feel a sense of self confidence to be able to complete school and further their education....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]

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One and Done: College Basketball's Silent Killer

- One and Done: College Basketball's Silent Killer Background A one and done in college basketball is defined as a college basketball player who withdraws from school to enter the NBA draft after only one year of collegiate play. While there have been great players who have been successful going the one and done path for example, Kevin Durant. There have also been many one and done players who were and are out of the league by age 21 for example Josh Shelby, Rodney White, Joe Alexander. The One and done rule is ruining the greatness of college basketball it’s sucking the life out of traditional basketball powerhouses who attract the top high school players in the country and, its ultimat...   [tags: University Athletics, Professional Sports]

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Claiming Perfection While Causing Problems: Total Institutions

- As far back as 1887, Native Americans were seen as uncivilized and were forcibly assimilated by the white man to adopt the white man’s culture. This caused many of the Indians to be forced into boarding schools that attempted to teach them American culture, Christianity, and English. In essence, it made them give up everything that they were. The schooling was the result of both a twisted parenting instinct and standard American greed. The Indians were told to value things differently, like the community and environment, in order to fit in with the materialistic American....   [tags: Native American history, assimilation, reeducation]

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Taking a Closer Look at Michael Jordan

- Michael Jordan I chose Michael Jordan for my report because he is an inspiration to me and is the greatest basketball player ever. He was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents names are James and Deloris Jordan. James Jordan made a living as a mechanic and Deloris made a living as a bank teller(world biography). Michael has four siblings, two were boys and the other two were girls. His brothers names were James R. Jordan jr. and Larry Jordan. His sisters names were Deloris and Roslyn Jordan(Google)....   [tags: all time NBA superstars]

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The Debate on the Legalization of Prostitution

- The Debate on the Legalization of Prostitution: “Prostitute” vs. “Sex Worker” CCJS 330: Contemporary Issues in Criminology What is sex, or rather what should sex be. Is it a physical and emotional intimacy and private expression of love between two people. Should it only be allowed in marriage. Is it something casual that happens in every romantic relationship. Should it be private or publicly exposed in liberal societies. Should businesses and advertising companies such as clothing lines, the alcohol industry, fragrances and others use sex in order to help sell their product....   [tags: contemporary issues in criminology, sex workers]

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General Education Courses: No Need for Them

- ... Allysa Pracz, Oral Communications teacher at Northern Illinois University, holds a just and honest opinion that General Educations classes are useless because they may have nothing to do with one’s major. For instance, a college algebra course would obviously have no effect on a student studying Creative Writing. The only question left to answer would be, why do such requirements exist. It could also be understood that courses required in fact focus on what students should have learned in high school....   [tags: higher tuition, community college]

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Evaluating the Facuty in the Education Department

- ... • Collaborate with the stakeholders at the University including the advisory board members and the accrediting associations to find out what they want to see from graduates of the University. Specifically, the education and humanities program. • Collaborate with the department chairs from all departments, the deans of instruction, and the full-time faculty. • Develop focus groups, survey research, interviews, or series of meetings to develop a comprehensive community outreach plan to obtain feedback from the University employees....   [tags: organizational change in higher education]

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The Role Music Plays in Our Lives

- ... Throughout my first year of high school I was an humble, did not quite interact with most students. I had a very low self-esteem, most of my best friends in middle school went to different high school. I didn’t know what to do during that time because my parents had forced me to go another high school called “Eagle Rock High”. My parents believed a high school called “John Marshall High” was a ghetto high school ;therefore, I was forced to enrolled in school called “Eagle Rock High”, I felt lonely since all my friends were gone didn’t know what to do besides staying alone and enjoying my introvert life playing video games alone....   [tags: music and my experience in high school]

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Why I Want to Attend Westmont College

- ... Westmont does not specify on what your GPA must be, but the lowest grades of the incoming freshman are 2.50-2.99 and they are only seven percent of the class. So as you can tell your GPA is important. The college also considers your character qualities and your standardized test scores very important. Your application essay, extracurricular activities, interview (if you choose to have one,) level of interest for the college, recommendations, religious affiliations, the level of your high school record, and talent are considered important....   [tags: admission, majors, education, learn]

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I Want to Pursue My Graduate Studies

- By performing research that creates new understanding, new technologies and the potential for action, my purpose for pursuing graduate school at this phase of my life is to propel my professional presence and career. I believe strongly in the potential of graduate study and research to ameliorate the challenges of society to accelerate growth into new life changing solutions and drive progress in technology, the economy and other areas. A significant proportion of our better health, wealth and general wellbeing whether environmental, cultural, social or spiritual was made possible by the research performed by universities and through the actions of people who were drawing on the benefits of...   [tags: statement of purpose]

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I was a Minuteman in High School

- When I came into Minuteman on my very first day of High School, I had no idea where I would be four years down the road. What shop I would choose, who my friends would be, or any of my plans for the future. But as I sit here, with graduation fast approaching, it’s amazing to see how far I have come. My academic performance freshman year was subpar to say the least. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand what we were learning, I just didn’t have the motivation to apply myself. At least now I can honestly say that I have learned from my mistakes....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Entry Essay for National Honor Society Inuction

- People say high school is supposed to be the golden years of your life. I don’t know what else in life is to come; however, my philosophy is to live in the moment and make the life you’re living in the present worthwhile into the future, not only for you but for those who surround you. I live my life participating in our community and getting involved in our school. The activities, and the people I’ve formed relationships with, are what have formed me into the person I have become today. The person I am today is not perfect, but I have learned from the mistakes I’ve made....   [tags: Volunteering, High School]

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Classroom Observation Report

- The students that I observed in the classroom were of middle to high school. I went to see 8th, freshman, 10th , and seniors classes, they seemed excited and very curious to why I was there. The middle school was more alive and rambunctious while I observed them. The High school kids were more relaxed, more comical. Some were paying attention while others seemed tuned out to the lecture or involved in socialization with friends within the class. By the end of the class Mr. Hasgil had restored the attention of everyone by using tactics such as history jeopardy with candy as the prize with the high school kids....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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The Person Who Most Influenced Me

- It is easy to say that a parent has had the most influence on your life, they taught you how to walk, talk, drink and among many other things hopefully right from wrong. A good parent is there for you most of your life, quick to lend a hand or offer advice (unless it’s your mother-in-law) when needed, but the trait that impacted my life the most was the integrity my father exhibited with me and the people lucky enough to have met him. My Father was born to a farmer in NJ a few short years after the depression, learned the lessons that only hard labor can teach from a young age....   [tags: Essay About My Family, Personal Narrative]

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The Rising Cost of Higher Education

- One year at the prestigious Yale University will cost an average of $38,300 (collegeboard.com). Many students who deserve to go to this school may miss out because of the cost and lack of financial aid. The rising cost of college may put higher education out of reach for the average American. This paper will look into the reasons behind the steady rise in prices, the legitimacy of a college education, and why recent graduates are struggling to find jobs in this tough economy. A college education is now as necessary for success as a high school education was in the 1970’s according to the job industry....   [tags: Higher Education ]

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The Pros and Cons of Facebook

- What happened to the days when talking to someone was either face to face, or on the telephone. Today, children and teens hardly ever speak to people face to face, even when in a public setting with people that they know. This is not only present in teens, but with most age groups. In today's world, instead of talking to someone face to face, social media has come along making face to face communication less common. At the same time, social media makes it possible for people who live in different countries, such as family, able to communicate with one another anytime....   [tags: Social Networking, Pro Con Essays]

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SAT and ACT: Testing or Traumatizing?

- There are two tests that have been known to perpetually traumatize high school students across the United States of America: ACT and SAT. Just the thought of having to sit in a quiet room for hours while being bombarded by question after question is enough to send even the most prepared student into an anxiety attack. A student’s entire academic future depends on this one test, from deciding where to go to college, what scholarships will be available, to the level of success in college. With so much depending on one test, students end up using memorization, guessing, and cheating to get the best grade with only a few students actually devoting themselves to studying and true learning....   [tags: anxiety-ridden students, academic hability]

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Extending High School to Five Years

- Time goes by as fast as lightning. So for some students four years would seem like a little amount of time because it passed at a blink of an eye. Educators are debating on extending high school to five years. Some say that it should be five years because of the increasing demand on students from employers. Others say that it’s unnecessary because students would lose interest. High school should be five years because it would give them the more time they need and because it would help students become more mature....   [tags: increasing demand on students from employers]

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We Heard the Angels of Madness

- Mark was a freshman at the University of Colorado, thousands of miles away from his parents who lived in Connecticut. He was the younger sibling to his brother who was also attending college. He had never had any vast problem with the law except for a speeding ticket when he was in high school. Overall, Mark was a well-behaved college student. His parents, Diane and Chris, were a joyous couple throughout their marriage. Chris worked for a computer software company which required him to spend most of his time traveling....   [tags: bipola disorder, manic depression, mental illness]

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