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Technology As A Barrier Between Academic Achievements

- This Just in, Technology has Taken Over “Watch out for that . . . pole.” A student was walking with their eyes glued on his/her electronic device, aka their phone. He/she had failed to notice that lovely wooden immovable pole in front of them. Faces are glued to the pixel screens of technology. Soon no one will even know whose face is whose. Technology is a scary part of college and the Earth, along with sharks, snakes, lions and other creatures that wish to kill anything or anyone, for example humans....   [tags: Mobile phone, Internet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi]

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Factors Which Determine Academic Achievements

- Continuous education improvement is a heated topic both in academic circles and for public concerns. The academic achievements are influenced by many aspects, such as pupil-teacher ratio, disciplines, teaching input, family education, individual efforts, classmates and other off-campus conditions. Above all these factors, many people believe that adjusting class size is the simplest way for developing education. However, class size is one of the important factors in determining successful academic achievement rather than the most crucial one....   [tags: Education, class size, teachers, schools]

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Computer Malfunction And Its Effects On Academic Achievements

- “Watch out for that . . . pole.” A student was walking with their eyes glued upon their electronic device, aka their phone. They had failed to notice that lovely wooden immovable pole in front of them. Faces are glued to the pixel screens of technology. Soon no one will even know whose face is whose. Technology is a scary part of college and the Earth, along with sharks, snakes, lions and other creatures that wish to kill anything or anyone, for example humans. College is designed for the success of students, however, technology stands as a barrier between academic achievements....   [tags: Mobile phone, Internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth]

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Personnal Marketing Plan: A Career as An Academic Administrator

- After excelling while attaining my Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Texas State University, and receiving recognition for my academic achievements, I graduated with a focus in Management in the spring of 2012. While working on my Bachelor’s, Texas State requested I apply for graduate school due to my Graduate Management Admission Test score. Since then I have been excelling among my peers and am set to graduate with my Masters of Business Administration in December of 2014. I value hard work, commitment, and helping others which has led to my success socially, scholarly, and in any work environment....   [tags: academic achievements, business administration]

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Class Size is a Major Factor in Contributing to Academic Success

- Education is the most important phenomenon in the modern society and is an issue of research which focuses on ways to how to improve it. Today’s most important issue about education is that how to improve the academic achievement of students and it became a heated debate among researchers. Recently, class-size reduction is an approach to increase student achievement and it has been debated among researchers for several decades. However, although there have been some dubious results from research and some of them contradict with each other, but most of them assure that class size is the major factor in academic achievement....   [tags: teachers, academic achievements]

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School Children Should Be Grouped Within Levels Based On Their Level Of Academic Achievements

- Due to the range of learning from student to student, regardless of age, school children should be grouped in levels based on their level of academic achievements. Students throughout the world, that are taught in groups, are taught in two different ways homogeneous, at the same level of academic knowledge, and heterogeneous, a mixed level of academic knowledge. The advantages of homogenous classrooms can be associated with faster paces of knowledge for students who are learning at a faster pace than their peers....   [tags: Education, Classroom, Ability grouping]

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Art and Music Lessons' Positive Effects on Children

- Many people in the world think that life would be nonsense without music. Music helps people in several ways and gives a meaning to their lives. For example, music can help someone to make money, relax, spend time, work or study. Furthermore, it mostly helps children to concentrate more. The times that they study while listen to music, helps their brain power to increase over time. The main problem is, most schools are trying to decrease their music classes since their principals think that music is not as useful as science and maths for student's academic process....   [tags: high academic achievements]

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The Associations Between ADHD Symptoms and Boredom Proneness, Sleep Disorders, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievements

- BACKGROUND: Previous tests have revealed associations between ADHD symptoms and boredom proneness, sleep disorders, self-esteem and academic achievements in children. These affects can influence the overall academic achievement dramatically, especially the affect that academic achievement receives from self esteem in particular when a result of ADHD. A test was performed on a group of fifth and sixth graders where it was revealed that the scores on a self-esteem test are able to more accurately estimate the result of the child’s academic achievements, even more so than standardized tests....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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School Dress Codes: Good or Restraining?

- ... States do not have to pass laws allowing schools to require uniforms, however states that do must be sure that they are not in violation of the first amendment. Because the first amendment does not allow congress to make any laws that in any way suppress our freedom of speech there is no federal law allowing schools to require uniform policies (Wilson, 1998). The main argument for allowing uniforms in school is that it is less distracting to the students and provides a more academic setting for the students to learn and focus on their education....   [tags: to improve academic achievements, reduce violence]

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Quality Individualized Educational Programs

- The educational system in the United States has not always provided comparable education to students with disabilities. Not until 1975, when congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, were public school systems were required to provide “free and appropriate” education to children with disabilities. This law is currently referred to as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA). These laws provide a legal precedence to ensure students with disabilities receive special education services (Hallahan, Kauffman & Pullen, 2012, p....   [tags: disabilities, academic achievements]

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Academic Capitalism : Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University

- Introduction The global economy faces significant challenges - the increasing unemployment with low or no economic growth (GFmag.com, 2014). In this economic environment, the demand of employment of highly specialized knowledge is limited. Particularly to those hold a doctoral degree, the employment situation is even less optimistic, although to achieve such a degree usually takes a great amount of time and efforts. One of the factors is that the skills of “PhDs” are so specialized that they have difficulty to compete for jobs outside academia....   [tags: academic entrepreneurship, knowledge]

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Successful Academic Performance during Adolescence

- When one pursues academics, they must start in child hood. Good academic development during adolescence is important for one to have a life time of achievements in academics and work related fields. The transitionary period between primary and secondary school, a period of time where a child’s academic works often declines is the time when one needs to devote themselves to academics. In their article Academic Success Across the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling among Lower-Income Adolescents: Understanding the Effects of Family Resources and Gender, Lisa Serbin, Dale Stack, and Daniel Kingdon conducted a study on school age kids and the need of academic success, in the article t...   [tags: key predictor of lifetime achievement]

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Academic Cheating Is The Best Predictor Of Future Behavior

- The Future is in Your Hands “Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.” A dictum – with unknown root that was popularly used by former president, Bill Clinton, talk show host, Dr. Phil, and many credible psychologists – is the best description to this uprising problem: academic dishonesty (Franklin). Academic cheating is an epidemic to the educational system of America. Typical college students spend so much time and energy trying to satisfy social norms with high grades and good landing careers that they forget honor codes and personal morals....   [tags: Academic dishonesty, High school, Morality]

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Academic Achievement Gap Between American Students And Students

- Public education is failing. The public education system in the United States provides education to all students despite their race, income, religion, and gender. However, there is significant academic achievement gap between American students and students belonging to other foreign countries. In the article “Teacher Incentives and Students Achievements” by Fryer, R.G he states: “The progress of American students is low as compared to students from most developed countries due to flaws in the public education system” (p.303)....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, History of education]

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Sports Participation And Academic Performance

- Sports participation has many beneficial effects on the child’s physical health and academic performance, but psychological disorders and behavioral issues are often overlooked. Sports allow for the child to relieve stress through physical activity, this can lower a child’s anxiety level among other issues. In terms of team sports, the child is forced to interact with their peers this can allow for the child to develop their social skills. They learn how to cooperate with others, communicate their opinions, and assert themselves....   [tags: Childhood, Psychology, Obesity, Anxiety]

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The Cultural Achievements Of Italy

- A few days ago, a rather incredulous announcement was published in the mass media. Roman coins, with the faded portrait of Constantine the Great, were discovered in the ruins of an ancient castle in Okinawa, Japan. (The Japan Times, 2016). It was a finding that bewildered even Japanese archaeologists. (Jozuka, 2016) The amazement is justified. Not only were Constantinople and Okinawa separated by a fantastic distance, but at the time the Ryukyu islanders were quite isolated. Thus, no one is exactly sure how the coins found their way from Constantinople to Okinawa....   [tags: United States, Canada, Magazine, The Culture]

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Parental Involvement Within A Child 's Educational Development Effects The Achievements Of The Student

- The goal of this study is to determine whether parental involvement within a child’s educational development effects the achievements of the student. In order to discover the effects that this study has on students, their academic success, choices, and lifestyle, this study will incorporate information from previous studies that supports positive change within the student when the parent becomes more involved with their educational developments and how it reflects the student’s private life choices as well....   [tags: Education, Student, School, Parent]

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How Inclusive Education Has A Positive Impact On Academic Achievement

- Although legislations in special educational field have been established, the number of researchers still debate in this field, especially in the place where students can develop their abilities (Lindsay,2011). Some research has different views that inclusive education may have a negative effect on academic achievement due to the lack of resources and the lack of equipment in regular schools (Wornock& Norwich 2010; Upchurch 2007; Reid et al. 2004; Mooney et al. 2003; Holloway 2001.( However, much research argues that inclusive education has a positive impact on academic achievement of students who have educational needs regardless of some difficulties (Pawlowicz 2010; Brown-Abdelmageed 2007;...   [tags: Special education, Resource room]

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How Important Is Class Size In Determining Successful Academic Achievement?

- Students are always pursuing successful academic achievement, which is influenced by many factors. Among these, class size has recently been mentioned more and more. Some people hold that the smaller the class is, the higher scores the students get. But class size may not be the main factor in determining successful academic achievement. There are many other important factors which contribute to the students’ satisfactory academic performance. This essay will discuss that class size is one, but not the prime factor in determining the students’ successful academic achievement....   [tags: Education]

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The Effects Of Deprivation On Health And Academic Performance

- On a typical weekday morning, over 15 million teenagers between the ages of 14-18 will wake up to attend some form of secondary education in the United States, at an average starting time of 8:00 a.m., which is often considerably earlier than their starting time during primary education. In addition to adjusting to an early schedule, these students have to fend off a seemingly endless array of night time distractions in the form of tweets, Facebook notifications, and texts, while also making time for homework and extracurricular activities....   [tags: High school, College, Sleep deprivation]

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What´s Academic Writing?

- Academic writing is a critical part of your success as a college student, many professors require the kind of components that are included within academic writing. A rhetorical situation can be the sole factor that determines the key components within any piece of writing. It is also a way to show differences in pieces in academic writing, A rhetorical situation requires many elements this includes a properly composed thesis, ample research sources, carefully crafted citations and thorough checks for plagiarism through application, summarization and paraphrasing....   [tags: thesis statement, college career]

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Statement of Purpose for Computer Science and Engineering

- I wish to provide insight into my personality, my achievements, both academic and co-curricular, my vision as well as my motivation to join M.S Degree program in Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. I am sure that the distinguished faculty and excellent facilities in the graduation program at the University at Buffalo are ideally suited to my professional goals. With great research areas at the UB including Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Augmentative Technology for the Handicapped and Theory of Algorithms among many others, I will work really hard to contribute to those research areas....   [tags: achievements, education, mathematics]

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Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students

- There is a phenomenon happening in most schools throughout the country. Asian students as young as seven years olds are labeled as gifted and enrolled in various accelerate programs to further develop their talents. Certainly, most of these students are deserving of the honorable recognition. However, many skeptics do question how many of them are viewed as exceptional students based upon the stereotype: they are genetically smarter than their non-Asian peers. For many researchers, the notion of Asian students are hereditary more intelligent than other race groups as believes by Arthur Jensen, an educational psychologist, is not a valid explanation for why Asian students perform better than...   [tags: Education and race, gifted]

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Comparing WWII with College Life

- In the words of character Forrest Gump, life is a box of chocolates. While you never know what you’re going to get, it doesn’t mean that you won’t like the taste of something new. The best way to prepare for the future in the face of the unknown is to approach it with a positive attitude and take any surprises in stride. Success is always achievable, whether it is on the beaches of Normandy or in a high school classroom. During World War II, America and the Allies had to overcome tremendous odds before they achieved success....   [tags: normandy, soldiers, achievements]

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Junior Reflection

- During the past year, we have learned quite a bit about ourselves in our Turk Tracks Advisory groups. This includes our personality strengths and weaknesses, our academic life, community service, and what our future will possibly hold for us. According to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, I am an ENFP, or what is called a “Champion”. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty. They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world....   [tags: achievements, academics, college]

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Motivation And Its Impact On Academic Achievement

- Motivation plays a huge role in an adolescents academic achievement as well as hugely influencing the learning of the adolescent. Adolescence is a time of growth, change and preparation into adulthood. Motivation is essential to allow students to achieve their academic best through school, as this can have significant implications on future employment and career opportunities. As adolescents go through the change from primary school, into high school, many changes occur that require more responsibility....   [tags: Motivation, Education, Goal]

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A Comprehensive Perspective On The Academic Disadvantage Of Single Parent Families

- A Comprehensive Perspective on The Academic Disadvantages of Single-parent Children The increasing rates of single parenting families leads to advantages and disadvantages on children. Researches show that children from single-parent families have worse academic performance than those children residing in two-biological-parent families--single parenting have a negative effect on children’s academic success because single-parent families usually meet with more financial, social and emotional challenges....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Poverty]

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The Relationship Between Study Skills and Academic Performance

- In today’s world, education has been a primary preoccupation in order to have a bright future or a decent job. The need of high academic achievements such as college and university degrees is now a symbol of success in life. In order to get those symbols, high academic performance is required, and to achieve success, studying is very important. Consequently, developing permanent studying habits is crucial. Furthermore, the use of study habits could develop characteristics that are in demand at the workplace, such as organization, self-discipline, motivation, trust, etc....   [tags: self-discipline, motivation, students]

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Academic and Spiritual Success

- Academic and Spiritual Success Talents, experiences, achievements, unique points of view - these qualities help determine whether or not applicants find success at college and whether or not they are ready to deal with the responsibility of independent living and the rigors of academia. Not surprisingly, these are the same requisite qualities needed to lead a successful life. I am certain that I possess these qualities and can meaningfully contribute to undergraduate student life at the university....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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NEPAD Business Foundation: Achievements that can end Aid

- NEPAD Business Foundation: Achievements that can end Aid The NEPAD business Foundation is by far the most resourceful of all NEPAD business groups in Africa and also remains in the fore front of implementing NEPAD policies in form of concrete programs of action to promote growth. Since the group is composed of mostly private sector group of companies with vast business ideas and strategies, it never found it difficult to mobilize resources given their track record as successful entrepreneurs. Unlike the traditional government to government Aid with nobody in particular to be held accountable for default or non performance, NEPAD Business Foundation as a group financed its programs mainly f...   [tags: Business Management]

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Disraeli’s Career and Achievements

- Disraeli’s Career and Achievements “A schemer who hid his opportunism behind a smokescreen of high sounding phrases” (John Walton, an academic historian and specialising in modern British history written in a student textbook, Disraeli 1990) In my opinion John Walton makes valid interpretation of Disraeli’s political achievements within his career....   [tags: Papers]

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Toni Morrison's Literary Achievements

- Toni Morrison's Literary Achievements In 1993 Toni Morrison joined the illustrious ranks of the Nobel Prize for Literature laureates as the ninetieth recipient, twentieth English-language author, eighth American, eighth woman, third black, and first African-American 1. Her mid-century predecessor William Faulkner (1897-1962) had just received the award in 1950 when Morrison (b. 1931) began writing her Master of Arts thesis on his work.2 Aside from both being Nobel laureates, this unlikely pair has, at first glance, little in common: Morrison, the college-educated daughter of a black Ohio shipyard welder, a key figure in the publishing and academic world; Faulkner, Southern son of "aristo...   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Child Physical Abuse on Academic Achievement and Behavior

- The Impact of Child Physical Abuse on Academic Achievement and Behavior In modern society, a child’s performance in school is considered an indicator of their abilities to create a successful future. Most children receive the love and support from their parents which contributes to adequate school performance. However, for children who are physically abused, school can add an incredible amount of pressure to an already stressful life. In regards to this paper, the term child physical abuse refers to the intentional acts of injury or harm to a person under the age of 18 by a parent or caregiver....   [tags: performance, mental health, sucess]

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Asian Americans And Values Around Academic Achievement

- The topic being investigated in this paper relates to Asian Americans and values around their academic achievement. This cultural group is made up of individuals from any Asian country that have migrated to the United States. For purposes of this paper, differences between first-generation and second-generation are not considered, although there may exist differences between these two groups. Academic achievement is an important issue in regards to this population due to a strong cultural emphasis on education (Kim & Chun, 1994)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Poverty is a Hidden Epidemic

- Poverty Poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. (11) Poverty is a hidden epidemic that is on the rise. Poverty can affect anyone and its consequencest can be serious. Poverty can affect someone academically, socially, and emotionally. The topic of poverty is of interest to me because I live in a neighborhood that is in poverty and I am wondering why it is in poverty and the methods of alleviating it of poverty. In addition, I live in a neighborhood that experiences poverty and some of my friends live in neighborhoods experiencing poverty....   [tags: personal experience, academic achievement]

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Factors that influence the Academic Performance

- Education is the most important treasure that a certain student could eternally receive. According to Steve (2014) ; “ Education prepares us for an unknown, uncertain future, and conformity, convention, and a lack of creative thinking and action will not serve us to face the future.” Most parents send their children to good schools not only to learn but also to be able to build up their talents and skills. Some talents are already what we call “inborn” but some are not. When a student developed their talents they would be able to prove everyone their worth....   [tags: higher education, performance]

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Video Game Addiction : The Social And Academic Consequences On Male College Students

- Video Game Addiction: The Social and Academic Consequences on Male College Students Video gaming among young adults is an extremely popular hobby. There is no doubt that some young adults develop this hobby out of the pure fun and enjoyment of gaming, and many of these young adults play for a normal amount of time. However, there are countless young adults who do not just do this for a little excitement and entertainment during the day. The influence that these games have on young adults is quite serious, especially when it comes to their social skills and academic success in college....   [tags: Video game, Video game addiction]

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My Academic Journey

- Not everyone who attends college takes advantage of the scholastic opportunities available as students. One reason might be because they have not yet aquired the academic confidence or perceive education as a priority. Looking back at my adolescence, both of these perspectives were displayed through my behavior. Nonetheless, the past eight years of my life illustrate major growth and development as an individual, a family member, a co-worker, and a student—a journey which led me to this moment. Literally, this very moment....   [tags: education, confidence, adolescence]

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Is Homework For Students ' Academic Achievement? How Much Homework Is Necessary?

- . The topic of homework has throughout the years been frowned upon, laughed at, and even downplayed leading to the question if homework is beneficial or detrimental to students worldwide. Educators have conducted studies to show that these questions are not as simple to answer, but are quite complex. There are many factors that affect student success. Even though most parents and teachers agree that some homework is essential, problematic questions remain: Does homework actually increase students ' academic achievement....   [tags: Homework, Learning, Education]

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Exploring Academic Writing in my Discipline

- Section 1: Course writing The main writing categories in my research field are presentation, research paper, paper’s review, application letter for a grant and a book. These categorized literatures include many subcategories: the writing style is changed based on the audience. When a researcher presents his/her results to the general audience, he/her will change his writing style according to its knowledge and familiarity to the topic. Also, we can find similar practice in other types of writings, except for research paper....   [tags: Writing]

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High Quality Academic Standards Program

- Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards focused mainly on mathematics and English language arts and literacy (ELA), according to corestandards.org. These learning goals are the outlines of what a student should know and should be able to achieve at the end of each grade level (Common Core States Standards Initiative, 2016). Although strides for equality in teaching and learning were made, many schools around the country were not achieving the same level of academic success. For decades, the educational progress of our nation’s scholars has been stationary so much so that we have fallen behind out global peers (Common Core States Standards Initiative, 2016)....   [tags: United States, English language, State]

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What´s Academic Intergrity Policy?

- Academic Integrity Policy The idea of academic integrity is based on the commitment to foster a professional and ethical environment based on guiding principles that require a student to produce honest, hard work. It is essential to the success of a university's and institution’s education and research missions, and violations of such policies constitute serious offenses not only with the perpetrator, but also with the entire community. The principles of academic integrity require that s student must properly acknowledge and cite any of the ideas, results or words of others that are not his/her original property, as well as all contributors to a given piece of work....   [tags: honest hard work, students, policy]

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The Underrepresentation of Women in Academic Leadership in the United States

- The literature review for this study examines various researches imperative to understanding the context, nature, and extent of the problem of underrepresentation of women in academic leadership in the United States. Gender inequality still exists in leadership positions in U.S academia; “women are still struggling to be at the leadership table despite the progress the U.S. has made in recent times through the process of eliminating discrimination in the workplace” (Lapovsky & Slaner, 2009). The review also pulls resources from literatures dealing with assessing the root causes of underrepresentation of female Leaders in the United States, with regards to employment discrimination, societal...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Examining Predictors of Academic Success at Postsecondary Institutions

- When the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of postsecondary institutions, it must be decided which students are more qualified and most likely succeed in these institutions. Selection criteria vary from institution to institution and from country to country and to determine which criterion or criteria are most accurate in predicting academic success in postsecondary institutions is a very complex task. Cognitive factors (e.g., SAT), noncognitive factors (e.g., personality traits), and demographic characteristics (e.g., gender, ethnicity, location) are major criteria for the admission decisions in most of postsecondary institutions....   [tags: Higher Education]

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Making the Grade: Cause and Effect of Climbing Academic Pressure

- Is the increasing pressure in today’s school systems creating a generation of future successful adults in the work force or are we faced with countless amounts of shortcomings including dropouts, drug dependent adults, and psychologically affected students. Although many students escape high school and college unharmed by the potentially enormous pressure placed on them to meet certain standards, there are many that fall victim to the idealistic expectations. Outstanding pressure has been the gateway to the development of drug dependency and in some cases, addiction in many students, as well as mental and psychological disorders, and academically dishonest behaviors....   [tags: School Systems, Success, Work Force]

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Increasing Underrepresented High School Students ' College Transitions And Achievements By Charisse Cowan Pitre

- Part One: Overview of Article The article Increasing Underrepresented High School Students’ College Transitions and Achievements by Charisse Cowan Pitre and Paul Pitre is based on research conducted to prove TRIO educational opportunity programs have been successful in their efforts to increase higher education attendance rates and educational attainment amongst students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds. During President Lyndon Johnson’s tenure, the Federal High Education Act was passed and TRIO programs were designed....   [tags: Higher education, College, Education, University]

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Hope, a Theme in Shakespeare´s Richard the Third and in George Frederick Watts´s Painting

- Famous English poet and playwright William Shakespeare uses “hope” in King Richard III as: “True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.” (Shakespeare) In this quote from Shakespeare, hope is liken to wings that elevates people during its existence, a power which strengthens people. During my research different sources, from academic writings to visual sources, discussed how the result of an aim is affected by “hope”. The results that I gained from my research have shown that people can’t achieve their dreams in the lack of hope....   [tags: Situations, Achievements]

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The Life and Achievements of Charles Wright Mills

- Born on August 28, 1916 in Waco, Texas, to Charles Grover and Frances Ursula Wright Mills, Charles Wright Mills was brought up in a strict Catholic home. Rebelling against Christianity early into his adolescence, Mills later became known to be one of the greatest social scientists and a "merciless critic of ideology". Mills later graduating from Dallas Technical High School in 1934, discovered a great passion for engineering and architecture. From 1934 to 1935, Mills attended Texas A&M where he found himself extremely dissatisfied and decided to transfer to the University of Texas in 1935....   [tags: biography, biographical essays]

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The Life and Literary Achievements of Bram Stoker

- One of the greatest horror stories of all time, Dracula, has changed many different people’s lives, including the life of the man who wrote it. The places that Bram Stoker has visited and experiences the he has gone through can be seen in Dracula as well as in several of his other novels. His experiences have led to a novel that is still widely read and has inspired other author’s works. All of this success from a man who was not expected to live long. Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born on November 24, 1847 in Clontarf as a premature....   [tags: biography, dracula, writers]

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The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Status and Academic Achievement

- The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Status and Academic Achievement : A Review of Existing Literature Introduction The purpose of this literature review is to examine the relation between students’ socioeconomic status and their academic achievement. To be more specific, the goals are to determine (a) what defines low income; (b) review identified student characteristics (e.g. parental involvement, ethnicity, and school location) that have an effect on student achievement; and (c) what current research is saying about the best practices are for addressing the needs of low income students within the school setting....   [tags: Academic Achievement Research]

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Correlation Between Music and IQ in Children

- ... Works Cited - Alleyne, R. 2009. The Telegraph: Playing a musical instrument makes you brainier. Date accessed: 2014/02/09. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6447588/Playing-a-musical-instrument-makes-you-brainier.html - Brice, M. 2012. Medical Daily: Study Confirms That IQ Tests Do Not Accurately Predict Intelligence. Date accessed 2014/04/12. http://www.medicaldaily.com/study-confirms-iq-tests-do-not-accurately-predict-intelligence-243971 - Brooks, M. 2013. Medscape Multispeciality: More Evidence That Benefits the Brain....   [tags: drums, academic ability, intelligence]

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Statement of Purpose for UNC Charlotte for the Computer Science Program

- Statement of Purpose I am fascinated by technology and especially with computer from my childhood days I got my first PC Compaq-Presario Pentium-3 when I was in my 4th grade which gave a new direction to my life. I always have a habit of ripping things apart to understand how it works and what makes it work I did the same with my new PC on the second day and discovered many important things about it and in few months I figured out how all components in computer works. As I progressed, I discovered software is more fascinating and complex and have limitless applications in every field we can build a software to virtually do anything....   [tags: academic, sotfware, technology]

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Private School is a Better Option for Students and Parents

- Students that go to private schools say that they are very happy and feel like they are getting a better education so do the parents. A lot parents say they love the options and advantages private school has to offer. Rather then what public school can offer their students. Private school offers a smaller environment for better education, freedom of religion and has better control of the classroom. Theses are qualities, which most parents want to instill in their students. Being in a smaller environment allows for better education....   [tags: education, academic excellence]

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Is Cheating A Terrible Offense?

- From a young age we are taught the differences between right and wrong, but as we get older the line between moral and immoral is often blurred. Things that were once thought of as unacceptable are now perfectly fine in our minds. Have you ever seen anyone cheat on an assignment or exam. Do you know anyone that’s been expelled from school for cheating. What if it was discovered that a U.S. senator plagiarized his college thesis paper. Imagine if it got out that one of the most respected universities in the U.S....   [tags: Academic dishonesty, Cheating, Plagiarism]

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Student Sleep Habits and Their Grades

- Introduction Sleep has always been a popular subject among humans. There have been many studies that examine sleep and its correlation with a wide variety of variables, such as depression, energy levels, and grades. Students, as a group, are widely studied. As the world’s future leaders and thinkers, there is great importance placed on their achievements. In this study the effect of student sleep habits on perceived academic performance is investigated. Many things may affect students’ academic success among these variables are sleep habits....   [tags: academic performance, sleep, students]

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What are the Keys to Academic Success and Personal Development in High School?

- When teachers and academicians look at students they see ambition, success, and discipline. For five days a week, as a student, I spend six to seven hours, sitting in a desk, striving to get the best education possible. I believe that high school serves a better benefit than detriment, but rather, academic success and personal development. It takes a combination of skills, organizing, prioritization, and concentration to achieve academic success and personal development. To be academically successful one must fulfill in becoming all that they are capable of becoming.Our contemporary generation is disintegrating and losing morals....   [tags: communication, knowledge]

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Media 's Impact On Teenager 's Academic Performance Negatively

- In recent years, the widespread popularity of video games, television and films have begun as an influential form of entertainment among teenagers. This essay will argue that media such as video games, films and television has affected teenager’s behaviour significantly as they growing up due to over exposure to violence media. Furthermore, not only teenagers may be exposed to detrimental aspects of society such as gambling and alcohol consumption but also may engage in physical fights and bullying....   [tags: Violence, Media violence research, Video game]

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Self-Development as a Part of Professional and Academic Skills Support Module

- In this essay, I equip with analytical views of self-development of my experiences as a part of professional and Academic skills support (PASS) module. It helped to apply theoretical knowledge for the outdoor activities in the Buxton Residential Trip starting from the team formations and end up with the poster presentation and other group activities which are essential for building up of self-confidence and behavioral intelligence. My essay aims on Leadership, Teamwork and self-management and effective communication skills and concludes focussing on key areas with appropriate references provided....   [tags: buxton residential, belbin team roles, leadership]

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Achievements of the Great Athlete, James Cleveland Owens

- Born in Oakville, Alabama on September 12, 1913, James Cleveland Owens would prove to be one of the greatest athletes of his time. He was the seventh child born to Henry Cleveland and Emma Alexander Owens. Being that Owens was the son of a sharecropper, a grandson of a slave and an African-American, he was treated with disrespect and indecency (Trust 1). “J.C.”, as people called him, was not born into fame and a luxurious lifestyle; however his determination and willingness to succeed made his family background seem inconsequential....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay, African American]

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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing

- One of the biggest topics in the educational world is standardized tests. All fifty states have their own standards following the common core curriculum. There are many positives and negatives that go with the standardized tests. A standardized test is any type of “examination that's administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner” (Popham, 1999). These standardized tests are either aptitude tests or achievement tests. Schools use achievement tests to compare students. There are pros to standardized examinations as tools for gaining information about student’s literacy strengths and weaknesses that can influence instruction....   [tags: US education system, academic assessment]

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Personal Statement For Post Secondary Education

- Success. It’s a single word that evokes a vast range of emotions and meanings to different people, but to me it’s a word that I often associate with my grandfather. As an Italian immigrant, who came to Canada with nothing but twenty cents in his pocket, my grandfather has always been a source of inspiration for me. One evening, while discussing my plans for post-secondary school, he told me: “Be successful, Adriana.” At the time, I was filled with confusion. Be successful. I laughed. “How exactly can I do that, Nonno?” Instead of answering me directly, he just smiled and winked at me....   [tags: Higher education, College, Academic degree]

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Biography of Ferdinand Marcos

- Ferdinand Marcos was famous for ruling Philippine island with an iron fist for nearly two decades. He was also known for implementing a brutal martial law which gives the military to exercise their extraordinary power to maintain order, with his superior position in the senate, martial law was his excuse in uncontrolled growing level of the communist party called New People’s Army or NPA. He was the first president in the Philippine presidential history to be reelected twice in his term. Ferdinand was born on September 11, 1917 in a small village in Ilocos Norte, located in the northern part of Luzon, called Sarat....   [tags: Philippine Ruler, Achievements]

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Comparisons Of Internet Based And Face With Face Learning Systems Based Learning

- Comparisons of internet-based and face-to-face learning systems based on "equivalency of experiences" according to students ' academic achievements and satisfactions. The research problem being investigated in this article was the effectiveness of internet based instruction. The research question being asked is whether “equivalent learning experience” provided by internet based learning ensure equivalency, and what are the effects on student learning and student satisfaction. The researcher gathered data on pre and post test scores of the students....   [tags: Education, High school, Technology, Academic term]

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My Formal Philosophy Of A Research Area Has Attracted Me Towards A Academic Science

- The tremendous freedom in choosing a research area has attracted me towards a career in academic science. Even more gratifying is the opportunity to share these experiences with students. My earlier experiences as an instructor, mentor, and teaching assistant have been overwhelmingly positive. My formal teaching career started at Jadavpur University when I was a Master of Pharmacy student. I was an instructor in Pharmaceutics Lab-I to a group of sixty undergraduate students. During my tenure at North Dakota State University I was a teaching assistant for both large (e.g., Pharmacokinetics and Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Delivery Systems) and small lecture courses (e.g., Advanced Biopharm...   [tags: Education, Teacher, Problem solving, Pharmacology]

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Personal Academic Accomplishments

- I have a broad range of accomplishments. Most of my accomplishments have been in several subjects such as mathematics, science, and even tennis. I credit my achievements to my own perseverance and growth, my mother’s support, and my teachers throughout school. My mother on the other hand, I volunteered at her workplace and I assist in managing a small business in operation, maintenance, administrations, and customer services with give me some basic knowledge of how the money work.
 My enthusiasm and the strongly committed teachers I have encountered in my life have attributed to my success in math and science....   [tags: success, teachers, math]

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Academic Achievement And Academic Success

- Academic achievement is important to individuals for personal accomplishment, peer recognition, high school accomplishments, college accomplishments, and future employment. Typically, intelligence and general ability come to mind when thinking of academic achievement. Evidence has shown there is a high correlation between intelligence and academic achievement. Prior achievement is a good predictor of achievement. Good grades and are good indicators of academic success but personality plays an important role as well (Ahammer & Schaie, 1970; Hogan & Weiss, 1974; Spengler, Brunner, Martin, & Ludtke, 2016)....   [tags: Big Five personality traits, Trait theory]

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The Absence of a Career Goal is an Obstacle to One's Success

- The absence of a career goal is an obstacle to one’s success. Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” (Brainy Quotes, 2013). To move our careers forward, we need to think strategically. Today’s market place requires that we be both proactive and intentional in order to circumnavigate the workplace, make good logical decisions, and consistently assess opportunities for our academic, personal and career goals. It is also important to know what you are aiming for, by first setting yourself a target and a time frame, as I believe, the secret ingredient to success is to own one’s own ambitions and actions and then make the decisions necessary to...   [tags: survival, developing academic perseverance]

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Factors Affecting School Culture and Climate

- LITERATURE REVIEW:- The aim of my study is to find the importance of School Culture in the development of future of the students studying in a school. In the past years, many studies has been done by different people to find the role of school culture in the life of students, teachers and parents. First of all, what is School Culture “School Culture is the set of norms , values and beliefs, rituals and ceremonies , symbols and stories that make up the ‘persona’ of the school “ says by Dr....   [tags: academic support, learning]

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I Am With Type 1 Diabetes

- Around two weeks before my fifth birthday, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a diagnosis which has understandably played a major role in my life ever since. Because of this, and unlike most people, I was aware from a very early age that there exists a profession whose mandate is to try to solve problems---research---and that this was a career real people actually pursued. I became aware of this fact as a consequence of wondering who made this mysterious liquid medicine, insulin, that had become so vital to my well-being....   [tags: Bachelor's degree, Academic degree]

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Standardized Testing and Social Interaction

- The need for an indicator of academic preparation and college placement yielded the American College Testing. Since the early 1900’s, standardized college admission test has been the forefront of getting into college. Student success in college has used standardized testing as an effective tool for predicting success. Various studies have shown the importance of ACT testing as being a reliable source in predicting a student’s success. However, other studies have shown the lack of importance and ineffective indicators that come with standardized testing....   [tags: SAT, ACT, academic preparation]

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Studying Programming at University

- I remember the excitement when I first installed the ‘Turbo C’ compiler and wrote lines of code to display ‘Hello World’ on screen. I was a newbie in playing at compiler level then. With plethora of questions concerning the anatomy of computers and my curiosity at its peak, I was truly elated to call myself a ‘Programmer’. I come from a family where education is always given top priority. During my primary and secondary education, I was a proud recipient of several awards for academic and extracurricular activities....   [tags: education, academic, skills, systems]

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Personal Narrative: Dear Hundreda

- As a successful student, you are an inspiration to many. I will strive to follow in your footsteps through adhering to the guidelines set out by the characteristics that you possess. We, as high school students, have a rare privilege: a few years to devote most of our time to absorbing a vast variety of knowledge in order to assist our futures. In order to accomplish this task, I will continue in improving the strengths that I currently coincide with yours, while attempting to acquire new ones that you possess, however I lack....   [tags: academic honesty, goals, weakness]

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Is It A Buzzword? American Lexicon?

- In 1975 “diversity” was not a buzzword in American Lexicon; today it is. This country, more than any other, is blessed with cultural diversity and will continue to do so. Among all, Houston is the most diverse city in the US and I am proud to live here. Both, as a student and as well as faculty I have experienced the strengths and weaknesses widely prevalent in academic environment that motivates or deters one. We have and will continue to have challenges in classrooms (both in schools and colleges) with much more complexities than what we have today but “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” I am an immigrant coming from a non-English speaking family with an exposure to Indian and Chinese ac...   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Academic publishing]

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The Drop Out Rate Among Pregnant Teens

- According to teenpregnancystatistics.org, “the drop out rate among pregnant teens is 90% throughout the United States” ("Drop Out Rates Among Pregnant Teens."). This rate is even higher for African American teens or teens from disadvantaged backgrounds. Hikiela Williams was in a constant battle against these statistics. As a teen parent, Hikiela had to demonstrate work ethic and determination in order to achieve her goal of becoming a nurse. Her early life was not easy and several different events influenced her to becoming a nurse....   [tags: Academic degree, High school, Adolescence]

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From A Non English Speaker

- From a Non-English Speaker to a College Student My day started as usual, after I woke up and prepared my coffee. When I checked the To-Do list, the first thing on the list was checking the mail. When I went outside, it was a nice weather that made me feel that it is going to be a good day for me. I entered the house and sat on the couch. Then I started to check my mail one by one. There was a white fancy envelope with a golden title that got my attention. I immediately opened the envelope to see what it was about; I couldn’t believe my eyes....   [tags: Education, Academic degree, University, Cher]

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The Effects Of Uniforms On Academic Achievement

- Abstract This research is focusing on the importance of a uniform policy in school and their influence on the academic achievement of the students, the benefits their family may enjoy, and the benefits the society as a whole may enjoy as a consequence of a generalized uniform policy in the States of South Carolina. Over the years there has been argument whether uniform influence’s student’s achievement, help reduces substances abuse, and has some socioeconomic advantages for the families. The participants for this research will be drawn from student of Hammond High School and ben Lip pen High School....   [tags: School counselor, High school, Education, Hammond]

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Student Athletes And Academic Achievement

- Vocabulary Assignment #1 Nonexperimental Research (McMillan, 2012, p.13): Nonexperimental research is a quantitative research design in which the researcher has no control over any of the variables or factors within a study, and thus cannot influence the behavior of the subjects of the study. This phrase relates to a study that I may conduct because I would like to investigate how student-athletes’ academic achievement compares to that of non-student-athletes. In such an investigation, I would have no over influence over whether or a not a student participated in athletics nor their academic achievement....   [tags: Scientific method, Research, High school]

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Parental Involvement And Academic Achievement

- While all forms of parental involvement in a child’s education are recognized for their individual importance and merit, for the purposes of this study, we are particularly interested in parental involvement as it relates to academic achievement and school readiness of first time Kindergarten students. We acknowledge that despite empirical evidence substantiating parental involvement as the primary predictor of school readiness and academic achievement, other variables come into play such as socio-economic status, family structure (i.e....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Father]

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Parental Attachment And Academic Achievement

- Flourishing relationships are characterized by the strength of the attachment, as well as by how each party adjusts to change. Accordingly, as it relates to college students’ success, the more secure the attachment to the attachment figure (parent or guardian), the better chance of scholastic success (Stroufe, 1988). In fact, not only can attachment be essential to scholastic accomplishment but it can also serve to reinforce the scholastic goals set out by the instructor. Nonetheless, the literature on parental attachment is vast, yet the literature related specifically to parental attachment and the scholastic achievement of college students is scarce to non-existent....   [tags: Attachment theory, Attachment in adults]

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Academic Achievement And Functional Performance

- “(T)he assistance that the IDEA mandates is limited in scope. The Act does not require that States do whatever is necessary to ensure that all students achieve a particular standardized level of ability and knowledge. Rather, it much more modestly calls for the creation of individualized programs reasonably calculated to enable the student to make some progress toward the goals with that program.” (Thompson R2-J School v. Luke P. (10th Cir. 2008) 540 F.3d 1143, 1155.) The District documented the Petitioner’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance and developed appropriate goals and objections for the Petitioner....   [tags: Individualized Education Program]

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