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Developing A Program For Sophomore Students

- developing a program for sophomore students who had grades “so low that they were in imminent danger of being dismissed from the University”, many of whom were prevailed to take advantage of an experiment which made “educational, vocational, and personal adjustment counseling” available (p. 137). Little was said in literature regarding the notion of sophomore year academic problem in the ensuing years until the mid-1970s (Bellani, 2007, Kennedy & Upcraft, 2010), at which point the phenomenon continued to be referred to as a developmental issue that occurs after the initial excitement of college has worn off (Furr & Gannaway, 1982)....   [tags: University, Education, Student, Sophomore]

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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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The Social Skills Of College

- College is the time where students acquire an arrangement of skills and gain a network of people to outsource and build relationships with other students. This is mostly due to the social skills that they develop and learn on the college campus which is left out on the Minerva college program. Social skills which are very necessary for life itself developed a lot having a college campus to freely speak to other students and faculty and this is missing out of Minerva 's college education....   [tags: University, Education, College, Gymnasium]

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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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General Background Of The Study

- Introduction General background of the study In the past 3 years, test results indicate that ninth grade students fell below proficiency and in need of remediation. The NJ ASK eighth grade results indicate that these students did not score proficient in Language Arts. According to New Jersey Department of Education, Hudson County, and specifically Union Hill Middle School, only 24 students or 6 %, were considerate partially proficient, and 74 students or 19 % were considerate proficient. The data shows that more than 74% of the school felled the test in 2013....   [tags: High school, Learning, Skill, Ninth grade]

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Personal Statement : Being Immortal

- Being immortal; that just sounds like science fiction, and totally surreal. Isn’t it interesting, books, even words on paper, can last longer than a human life. It is one way we can pass down our legacy. And hopefully the younger generation will be able to learn from our mistakes. But, that would mean, we’d have to understand how to communicate effectively through our writing. Sadly, putting the ABC’s together to form words, is slightly more difficult than it seems. Unfortunately for me, writing isn’t my passion, rather it feels more of a chore, so I am unsure whether I effectively express myself to others....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Middle school]

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Thank You For Giving Me

- Thank you. Thank you for accepting me on April 20th, 2012. Thank you for allowing me to grow as a designer, student, and human being in the past four years. And lastly, thank you for accepting, welcoming, and investing in me as your student. In the past four years, I have made strides at my high school much farther than I could ever imagine. Old Colony began as an escape plan from Apponequet, but as time progress I really have made a place for myself within the school. And as I graduate in a few months, I look back to all the wonderful memories and progressions I have achieved while there and smile....   [tags: High school, Education, College]

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A Reflection On Learning Needs

- learning needs. While working on this project I quickly learned that “fairness” is a relative term and definitely a matter of perspective. When talking to the guidance counselor she gave me a list of what she referred to as the “musts” within the schedule. Then she gave me a list of requests that are typically made. The majority of those centered around teacher wants and desires. There was no mention that “we do this, so that students can…”, or “the reason we do this is because it’s a SIT goal.” (p.29) I found out that teachers actually discuss scheduling and who will teach what classes in departmental meetings....   [tags: Teacher, High school, Need, Education]

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Graduation Speech : Marching Band

- USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you. (250 word limit) Throughout high school, marching band has been an integral part of my life and the values of handwork and leadership it has taught me, have shaped my work ethic in everything I do. At the end of my sophomore year with the graduation of the previous section leader, I was granted his important position, taking on a myriad of responsibilities....   [tags: High school, Culture]

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Perks Of Being A Wallflower

- Uncertainty, discomfort, insecurity, and the need to feel accepted are characteristics that most of society have experienced. Primarily most adolescents in high school have the tendency to feel this way, but it is essential to their personal growth.In Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Charlie the main character lives a difficult childhood but learns to overcome these troubles. Charlie’s experiences in his freshman year of High School were both positive and negative, and consisted of him living through the year learning, and having difficulties due to his coming of age....   [tags: Love, Friendship, Wine, Emotion]

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The English Reading And Writing

- English reading and writing Throughout my high school career I’ve had 3 different English teachers. I attended James Monroe High. This school has a law and government/ Police academy Magnet program; I was in the Police academy. High school requires English for all four years. I would say throughout my English classes it has had a somewhat impact on me and that I’ve learned a good amount of materials during my four years of high school. Freshman year, my English teacher was a laidback man who loved music and philosophy....   [tags: High school, Education, Writing, Sophomore]

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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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Where Are You From?

- The question “where are you from?” is one of the hardest questions for me to answer. A short response would be, Chicago. The more accurate response would be, all over the place. I grew up an Army Brat, which resulted in many moves throughout my life. I’ve lived in Georgia, New York, Kansas, Stuttgart, Germany, Louisiana, Illinois, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and finally Texas. How I ended up at Texas State University was completely unexpected. I graduated from High School in 2014 and went onto attend Loyola University Chicago....   [tags: High school, Middle school]

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The Journey, The Ideal

- The Journey, the Ideal When I was young, I could be anything I wanted. A princess for a day. Done. Everything was that simple. My whole world- my whole life was the definition of an idealism. As I was exposed to more of the real world and happenings of real life, my idealistic image seemed to dwindle away. No longer did I possess the adequacy to be a princess. I could not handle the throne much deserve the authority. This analogy, I feel, is fitting for my college experience. Why. There are a few things only time can teach you and only through experience can you remember....   [tags: High school, College, Idealism, Education]

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A Low Carb Diet

- Portray the scene as follows; a girl is in the third grade just recently diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis. Her world is turned upside down with injections twice a week and pills that make her sick to her stomach daily. The pain in her joints is monumental. Prednisone a steroid used to eliminate joint swelling and pain caused her to gain a significant amount of weight in a rapid amount of time. Subsequently the third grade, this girl has struggled with her weight persistently gaining up into her senior year of high school....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Low-carbohydrate diet]

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Cosmic Justice

- Cosmic Justice The particular Evil which the space turtle sensed came from one Dr. Quincey P. Mandra, who after a long life of being victimized (at least as he saw it) through one means or another, decided that the time had arrived for him to become a Mad Scientist and wreak his revenge on humanity and creation in general by taking over the world and making it his plaything. (As can be seen, Dr. Mandra was rather narrow of vision, as any self-respecting Mad Scientist these days would have planned to take over the universe, or at least our particular galaxy....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Stories]

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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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Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form

- Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form I'll just run off five quick paragraphs with a couple big words and a solid structure and I'll breeze through another paper. Let the nonsense begin. I never really liked my parents. I found out in high school that if you disagree with anyone, expect detention. Now I found myself in a new setting. I was surrounded by people yearning to write, straining to listen, dying to learn. I was in expository writing 220. I looked around and noticed that everyone seemed to be sitting in the proper first day arrangement, guys on one side, girls on the other....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays]

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Fitzgerald at Princeton

- Fitzgerald at Princeton While he was a student at the Newman School, called St. Regis in This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald became enamored with Princeton. He attended the first Harvard-Princeton game since 1896 on November 4, 1911 and Princeton won 8-6 on a blocked kick that was returned for a touchdown (Tate, 199). His aunt offered to pay for his education at Georgetown, but Fitzgerald wanted to go to Princeton. When his grandmother died in 1913, she left money that made Princeton available....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Upon the Edge of My Endeavor : Understanding How to Learn.

- Upon the Edge of My Endeavor : Understanding How to Learn. I stand awake and alert. A first year college student with my sights fixed firmly ahead and my goals just within reach. A positive light is cast upon my future endeavors. Yet, as I reflect upon my educational experiences, I find myself drawing parallels between the direction in which my life is headed now and the similar paths I have traveled along before. I am forced to ask myself if I am truly prepared for what lies ahead. I have asked myself the same thing many times....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Teens, Sex, and Virginity - I Lost My Virginity

- I lost my virginity i arrived at college a seventeen year-old virgin who had been drunk only once before. it wasn't a concious decision to change all that, but i definately had no intention of remaining the awkward, hesitant good girl i had been throughout high school. i had resolved to try everything without fear, which was one reason i signed up for a rock climbing orientation trip. it is here that martin enters the picture. he was one of my trip leaders, a twenty three year old senior from california....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Moving away from Theme Writing and Finding our Voices

- Moving away from Theme Writing and Finding our Voices The attempt to discover my "voice" may seem less than insightful for the audience in which this paper is intended. It is quite a relief that I don't have to write a theme, pretending to be an expert on finding voice. The concept of voice is very new for me because I wasn't aware that I was conveying a tone or attitude in my writing that was so profoundly obvious. In preparation for this discussion I have spent time re-reading former assignments trying to "hear" the voice present in them....   [tags: Writing Essays Papers]

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The College Experience - Exploration and Self-discovery

- The College Experience - Exploration and Self-discovery What do you want to do with your life. If only I had a nickel for every time I was asked that pesky question ... in particular, by some overly-concerned adult. I swear, if I hear it one more time, I'll launch into a screaming fit. It's right along the same lines as the annoying, "where do you see yourself in ten years?" As a student wrapping up my freshman year at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, even the question "what's your major?"can pose a bit of a problem....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Write on Topics You are Passionate About

- Write on Topics You are Passionate About How do I become a better writer. Is it by proofreading and listening to my teachers. Does it come in time. Or should the question be what do I write better about. Do I write better about scientific garbage or idea and topics I can actually relate to. I will go with the latter. I write better about topics I am passionate about. For example, I can write more vividly about cheerleading and soccer than I ever could about evolution. Let us focus on becoming a better writer again....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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The Relationship Be Between Teachers and Students

- The Relationship Between Teachers and Students What should the relationship be, between students and teachers in the classroom. The answer to this question, I have found, has many different answers. Each teacher, in my opinion, has their set ways to teach, in which they believe is the right way . So no matter which answer you come up with, the person next to you might come up with a totally opposite answer. This explains why we ask this question in the first place. No one answer is exactly right....   [tags: Education Educating Teaching Essays]

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The Common Traits of Successful Websites

- The Common Traits of Successful Websites A website is a new way to communicate without direct personal interaction. It is a place on the internet where one can post anything from personal information to commercial advertising. The major advantage of websites is the fact that they are accessible to anyone in the world. The only restriction is that the person must have a computer and a modem. From that point on, the options are immeasurable. One can read different personal homepages, visit commercial sites and do valuable research....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Web Sites]

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Benefits of Living in the Dorms

- Living in the Dorms The best living option for new, incoming freshman to Iowa State University is to spend at least there first two semesters in one of the on campus dorms. Other options available to these students are to find off campus housing in an apartment or a fraternity or sorority, to live at home and commute, or to live for one semester in the dorms and one semester off campus. By examining the alternative options to on campus residence, it is clear that none of these other living options will give incoming students the same variety of benefits or experiences as living on campus....   [tags: College University Essays Campus]

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A Psychological Analysis of My Writing

- A Psychological Analysis of My Writing "God. I've always hated this stupid shrink's office. Everything is placed so god damned precisely. Everything is so god damn clean. It's as if the bastard is striving for perfection. Strive. That's all he can do. Thinks he knows everything. Thinks he knows how I think, when even I don't know how I think..." "Man, this fellow's office is immaculate. I can't see a speck of dust anywhere. Christ, this guy is really anal. Holy Ghost. Now, I'm starting to sound like freakin' Freud....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays]

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Success with Orgination and Time Management

- Success With Organization and Time Managment Returning to college after having been out of the school system for seven years has been quite a challenge. For me, high school was relatively easy; I had a teacher there to hold my hand every step of the way. The college scene is completely different as O'Keeney states, “You’re really on your own when it comes to passing courses.” Having strong organization and time management skills has helped make my time at college successful thus far. I owe a great deal of gratitude towards my work experiences....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Graduation Speech

- The Class of 2012. How long have we heard these words applied to us. Long years starting with broken crayons in kindergarten to inside-out sweatshirts in middle school to late English essays — 13 years of learning from the simplest counting to complicated algebra and calculus, from reciting our ABCs to reading Shakespeare. Imagine, us coming out of our respective middle schools into this monster of a campus. With three times as many people — people who drive. People who have cars and are legal adults....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Year of the Zombie

- The Year of the Zombie Now a high-school senior, I still remember my freshman year with a shudder; it was the year my friends and I joked about as the "Year of the Zombie." It wasn't that I had contracted a rare medical disorder that transformed me into one of the walking dead. I had done what many diligent students do: sacrifice most of my sleep time for the sake of academic success. Don't get me wrong; my parents never mandated that I take all the honors classes I could gain admission to....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Dealing With Having Back Surgery

- Dealing With Having Back Surgery Starting my freshman year at County High School, I played basketball and loved every minute of it. I wouldn’t be conceited enough to say I was good, but God did bless me with the talent to play. My life revolved around the sport of basketball; some would say I slept, ate, and breathed every part of it. I spent all my time training and practicing to make myself a more dedicated athlete. This dedication not only helped me as a player, but also molded me into the person I am today....   [tags: Personal Narrative Athletics Medical Sports Essay]

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The Changes Of Jerome Renault

- Jerry Renault in The Chocolate War appears to be “going with the flow”—trying out for football, checking out girls—but his inner character drives him to differ. He fights to grasp his feelings and lacks self-confidence when he needs it most. As Jerry begins to unearth his inner-self, other obstacles and ideas dealing with certain emotions arise. As he progresses and reaches a level of comprehension, he grows closer to his goal—a sense of self-rule. Jerry seems to be a typical freshman, in a period of experimentation—trying out for the team, dreaming about girls, reading “girlie magazines,” but he also appears to be a dazed and confused one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free College Admissions Essays: The FIRST Engineering Competition

- The FIRST Engineering Competition It was just the second week of school, and I had mustered up all my courage to venture to the nether regions of our school known as the basement to attend the first meeting of the newly forming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. When I walked into room one, the newly proclaimed FIRST headquarters, I looked around with apprehension, and I noticed that I did not recognize a single face in the room. Nervously, I took a seat, and Mr....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Free College Admissions Essays: Human Resources Management

- I am Committed to Human Resources Management The decision for me to become an industrial relations major was not really my own, I have to admit. My uncle, a human resource manager with Welch-Allyn, spent the majority of every holiday gathering throughout my senior year of high school trying to dissuade me from becoming a business major. He would tell me, "This is a rare undergraduate degree and a growing field." Then he would frighten me by saying, "We have very similar personalities, so you would be a fantastic H.R....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Personal Essay - I Welcome the Challenge

- I have learned a great many things from playing soccer. It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life. Before my freshman year at Cool high school, I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. Soccer has altered all of these qualities. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of soccer. The players were split up and the game began. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't' t run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Legislative Proposal For New Indecency Language In Telecom Bill

- Legislative Proposal for New Indecency Language in Telecom Bill I. Summary Although the October 16, 1995 legislative proposal purports to regulate “ computer pornography”, the proposal contains fatal flaws which render the proposal at best counterproductive and at worst devastating to on-line communications. First, it prohibits, but fails to define, “indecent” speech to minors -- a dangerously vague, medium-specific, and, after decades of litigation, still undefined concept, which may include mere profanity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Study of College Students and Their Sleep Habits

- The blare of the alarm goes off at the early hour of eight thirty in the morning. Tyler, a college freshman, wakes up from his night of sleep. He calculates the hours that he slept and as usual the hours add up to be about five all together. Throughout the course of a week, Tyler averages about thirty-five hours of sleep. Tyler is involved in many activities on campus such as Freshman class council, football, intermurals, and works an average of twenty hours a week. Like most college students, he takes an average 15 hours of course work....   [tags: Psychology]

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Against Mandatory Attendance Policies in College

- Mandatory Attendance Policies While studying or even registering for a class presents a challenge to some college students, the greatest obstacle remains, going to class. Attending college is supposed to signify a new found freedom to make many important choices regarding education without high school mandatory attendance policies. However, students everywhere are coming to the staggering realization that college is not too different from high school. Teachers still take class roll and students are still expected to be at every class on time....   [tags: University Education]

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The Most Important Thing To ME

- The very first practice together was the most intimidating experience I have ever had. A group of freshman, including myself, were waiting in the Chorus room and then it was time. We walked into the double doors and the whole West Haven High School band was standing up and clapping. I thought to myself, “Why are they clapping?” After everyone was seated, our director, Mr. Crabtree said, “This is your family for the next four years.” It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I found out how much that really meant....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

- To Be Infinite The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a poignant coming of age story about a teenage boy named Charlie who is entering into his freshman year of high school and trying to cope with death, life, friends, and sexuality. Chobosky does a remarkable job at describing all of these issues through the eyes of a shy, introvert teen. The reader will be shocked, amazed, and grateful to join Charlie in his walk down the road of realization and growing up. The story is actually written as a series of letters from Charlie to an anonymous “friend”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ethics of Buying College Work

- The Ethics of Buying College Work With the advent of the internet, more written material is being published than ever before, including essays written to fulfill college assignments. Is it any wonder that many students, ill-prepared by a culture of quick-fix solutions, choose to buy essays available online and submit them dishonestly as their own work. No. It's predictable. Some say that only a jaded person would draw such conclusions. Perhaps. Nonetheless, the number of websites offering the quick sale of term papers to desperate students is exhaustive....   [tags: Papers]

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Textual Analysis of Writing Guides

- Let me introduce you to the main characters in the story of composition. Our hero—the protagonist—is known as “the writer,” who is supported by both the writing instructor—our hero’s mentor traditionally—and the reference guide. And of course, as is necessary in all good stories, there is the antagonist—the evil force that our hero must contend with; in this tale the “writing” will be the daunting task that is loathed and dreaded by our hero. Where once the teaching of composition was left primarily to English teachers, there are now other sources—namely reference guides on writing—that claim to have the formula for success....   [tags: Teaching Writing 2014]

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The Importance of Books

- The Importance of Books Book have been a part of my life since the beginning. My mother once told me her and our neighbor would sit together and read to me and the other woman’s baby, who was later to become my childhood best friend. I didn’t start reading Wharton and Steinbeck until much later, but we have to start somewhere. Before knowing how to read, my mother and father would read to me a book from my endless number of “The Bearnstein Bears” books. Every book had a lesson. I think that having been read to every night and being explained some of the words and their techniques of why they are the way they are, helped plow my way in favor of learning to reading in school....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]

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Drugs Destroyed a Friendship

- Freshman year of high school always seems to be the tougher year. People you thought were friends end up changing their ways and become a whole new person. High school is when a person’s personality really shows. Everyone finds who they are inside, and they find others like them. Some try to move up the popularity pole, and will do anything to reach the top. Others seem to just fade away out of existence because of drugs. My friend Todd was one that just disappeared from my life. At the beginning of freshman year, I didn’t know many other people at my school....   [tags: Personal Narrative, High School]

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Writing Center Internship paper

- Writing Center Internship paper Connective Thinking, Mimetic Thinking, and Minimalist Tutoring Pedagogy For the past two years, I have worked as a tutor at the Rutgers Writing Center as a “minimalist tutor.” Anthony Lioi, author of “Small Victories: The Practice and Process of Tutoring,” defines minimalist tutoring as “a method that requires students to solve their own problems under the supervision of a tutor who acts as a coach, a more experienced peer, rather than an editor” (Lioi, 1). At Rutgers, minimalist tutoring works in conjunction with The New Humanities Reader, which was put together by Kurt Spellmeyer and Richard E....   [tags: Teaching Authors Essays]

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Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball

- Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball I first started playing volleyball at a very young age. I was in the seventh grade when my volleyball career started. My sister started playing in the seventh grade and I just wanted to follow her footsteps. My seventh grade year was ok because I had just started out and really didn’t know the game. There was A team and a B team, where A team was better than the B team. I tried my best to be on the A-team, but guess where I ended up, on the B team. No matter what team I was on I never gave up....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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king henry college essay

- A Changed Man Although my 2.0 grade point average during my first two years of high school does not indicate that I would be an Oxford candidate, I can assure you that I am. I was lacking perfection in most aspects of my life. In my first years of high school I experimented with some non- productive self destructive life styles, but I have changed for the better. So much, that my father, on his death bed, proclaimed me king of England. As king I learned many valuable lessons and made very important decisions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Online Communication among Youth

- Technology has provided people with the means to do things that would other wise be impossible. However, while technology has provided the ability to communicate with people halfway across the world, some believe it has limited the interaction with those who are closest. Yahoo, MSN and AOL are not only top e-mail providers but also offer 'real time' messaging, or instant messaging. Instant messaging has far replaced e-mail as a form of communicating, especially among youth. According to a 2005 study done by Pew Internet and the American Life Project on the social impact of the Internet, 59 percent of individuals under the age of 30 were more likely to instant message....   [tags: Facebook Instant Messaging IM Social Networking]

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Ethics of Oates' Landfill

- An Ethical Origin Writers have always drawn inspiration from real events for their stories. Joyce Carol Oates is now being criticized as unethical for just that. The critics claim that it was not ethical for Oates to use the events that befell John Fiocco Jr. in her story "Landfill", and also for including many similarities between Fiocco and her main character Hector Campos Jr.. Though there are some similarities between the two, the differences were great enough that only some who knew of the Fiocco case....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates]

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The Student/Teacher Relationship

- The Student/Teacher Relationship School is a part of everyone's life at some point or another. Whether you only went to high school, junior high, or to college, it is something that everyone has done at some point. I have been in school for most of my life, so far, and during that time I have had a variety of teachers. Some of the teachers I had encouraged me to think on my own, and some required me to memorize vast amounts of data in order to reproduce that data on tests. Which teachers I learned the most from is hard to say....   [tags: Education Learning Papers]

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Parking on Campus

- Parking on Campus is a Pain New students entering Western Michigan University are allowed to have a car on campus. With every new freshmen class entering each year, parking poses a problem. WMU is already limited in its parking on campus and since freshmen are allowed to have cars, the students are faced with the dilemma of having nowhere to park or parking quite far from their destination. There are parking problems all over the campus, creating backups in residence hall and other lots, resulting in students parking illegally to avoid walking far distances, which can be quite irritating in the bitter cold....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eulogy for Friend

- Eulogy for Friend Richie, Richie, Richie… I met Rich at freshman orientation at Lynchburg College in August, 1975. My freshman orientation packet said that I was to meet with my group at my assigned table in the dining hall. After getting my dinner, I found the right table and sat down across from another freshman. There was no one else at the table. I think it was fate. After what seemed like a couple of minutes, a conversation started. We talked about our hometowns. He told me that his family lived in Manassas, but that most of his life was spent in Naples, Italy....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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Adolescent Substance Abuse

- The War Against Terrorism is not the only war America is fighting. Today we are fighting the greatest battle of all: the war on drugs. Thousands of kids in this country die every year from drug overdoses, drug-related crime, or drug-related diseases. Joe's story is a testimony to the horror of drug use in America. It is a wake-up call for the public which chooses to turn its back on this epidemic that steals our children from us, turns brother against brother and tears families apart. Perhaps we will start to realize that this is not a problem only in urban communities, that not only the poor kids become addicted to drugs, and that this cancer affects everyone, regardless of race, re...   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays]

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My Big Break

- My Big Break I'll never forget the time I made it into my high school's variety show during my freshman year. Every student has dreams of being the most popular kid in school. I was the quiet kid in school. I never caused any trouble, I never asked questions and I never started conversations. I wanted to be popular, but I knew that I needed a new image. I always enjoyed music; I always thought the drums were cool, so I began to play the drums. I formed a band with a few of my friends in hope to gain little popularity....   [tags: Personal Narrative Music Popularity Essays]

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Graduation Speech

- When I was chosen to speak tonight, I thought that as a track athlete it would be appropriate to compare life to a race. Life is a race, a race to each milestone in our lives. Kindergarten through fifth grade we had just entered ourselves into the race called education. We were about to test our strengths and find our weaknesses. The first day of kindergarten we weren't exactly sure what we were in for. Some of us began to write our names and learn to read, while others ate Elmer's glue and pulled little girls' pigtails -- you know who you are....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Pact

- The Pact One of the major themes in the book The Pact spoke of being there for your friends and giving them a shove in the right direction, helping one another out. Personally, I can relate to this theme, as I’m sure any person could, with just bits and pieces throughout my life. One particular piece that stands out would be my high school experience. Maybe it’s just because I’m fresh out of high school and it’s what I remember the most or maybe it’s because it really had a huge affect on who I’ve become today....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Traditional Values

- Traditional Values Traditional values can sometimes sway us to do wrong things parallel to our own personal beliefs. People, places, and things shape these values and cause us to surrender to situations that neither influence nor hold our interest. This is a scary concept: What if one of these situations put our life or someone else’s life in danger. This is a question that crossed my mind when I thought about conformity in my life. One memory in particular involves my football team. As did Langston Hughes in his experience with conformity, I too felt pressure from my peers to do something I didn’t want to do....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Graduation Speech

- It’s hard to believe that we are actually sitting here in the auditorium for the last time as students of Kheradmand High. But we are. We made it through four years of high school. Now we are teetering on the edge of the rest of our lives, having to grow up and head out into the “real” world. That thought might scare some people, but we are ready. After all, if you decide that you don’t want to be a part of the real world, maybe, you can always come back to Kheradmand High and maybe they will let you be a teacher....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Sobering Studies

- Sobering Studies A new study found students who doubt their abilities to handle bad moods or bad situations are more prone to drinking. This is just the latest in a number of alcohol studies coming out in relation to college students. College students are always easy targets for these surveys, since many students are finally away from their mother's nest for the first time and feel free to go out more times than Friday and Saturday nights. What is obvious is there are as many reasons or excuses to drink as there are drinks themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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college essay

- Not everything I learned, I learned in kindergarten nor in the classroom for that matter. As a senior in high school I’m not only 1ft taller but hopefully a more enlightened person. It is necessary to understand that I am not the same person who began as a freshman four short years ago. Although I learned a great deal inside the classroom, I have also garnered a wealth of knowledge far from the hallowed halls of my high school. My involvement in academics, school related clubs and work experience have instilled unique abilities and characteristics in me that have transformed me from a naïve freshman into a well rounded motivated young man....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fictional Writing

- Fictional Writing The bus came to a slow but steady stop. Mike grabbed his Jansport backpack as he lifted himself up from the green seat at the back of the bus. Saying goodbye to his fellow classmates, Mike and his neighborhood friends piled off the bus. Walking up the long hill with one strap of his backpack on his shoulder, Mike said, “Hey Erin, are you going to the dance tomorrow?” “I think so. How about you?” “I’m not sure what were going to do,” said Mike in a cool manner....   [tags: Papers]

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tough choices

- I was asked to think back about something memorable and to write an essay about a life’s lesson learned. In high school, soccer was very important to me. It was my favorite sport. My freshman year I decided to pick and focus on only one of the many sports I had played in the passed. I came to the conclusion that I should play soccer considering it was one I was strongest at. I also enjoyed soccer more than the other sports I had played because it was a tough sport, which was a challenge to me....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech

- Today is both an end, and a beginning. After thirteen long years we have finally concluded our Kutztown education. It’s been a bumpy road, filled with defeats, victories, and surprises. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and not just science and math and English, although our teachers have made sure we picked up plenty of that too. Seeing the same people day after day has taught us what friendship is—and isn’t, and we’ve learned that life is not always fair. We’ve also developed some interesting skills, like how to dodge buckets—or freshman—in a crowded hallway on a rainy day....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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- Before there were newspapers, news was taken by horse from town to town; neighbors and friends had to rely on each other for information. Now journalism is one of the fastest most competitively growing job markets and with college students clamoring for internships at vogue and rolling stone it’s difficult to get your foot in the door. Being a reporter isn’t a nine to five job with a normal salary and a weekly pay check its being stressed over deadlines and spending hours on the phone checking sources....   [tags: newspaper]

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- I woke to the alarming ring of the telephone. It was raining outside. The water formed on my windows as tear drops; it was if the sky was crying. The voice on the other line of the telephone was aquiver. " Tracy?" " Yeah?" " Danielle is sick." Danielle was my confidant from childhood. When she committed suicide, it made me think that something had to be done to interrupt these empty soles from feeling so detached. This is when my interests in psychology were born....   [tags: essays research papers]

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