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The Success Of A College Student

- How do most people define success. People who aim for material life may think that success is having a huge amount of money or getting a high position. Others who do not care about material may think that success is to have a peaceful and happy life. There is no right or wrong because people define success based on their own background and experience. And for many students, success in college only equals to their academic achievements such as getting good grades and graduate with a high degree. However, success in college should be defined with the achievement in four different areas, including academic achievement, academic engagement, time management, and social life....   [tags: University, High school, College, Student]

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Should Student Involvement Be Incoming College Students?

- It is of high importance to provide incoming college students with all the necessary information to succeed and have a positive experience. Student orientations are meant for this purpose, but they poorly structured. The orientation provided at Morton college, also known as Panther Palooza, fails to give out important information such as the clubs, sports, organizations, and services offered to all the students on campus. Because of this, the rate of student involvement particularly low. At every orientation, a separate sector of the meeting should focus on a presentation exclusively on student involvement....   [tags: University, Education, College, Student]

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Is It A College Student?

- Ministry people, if you’re a college student in the United States you might have heard of these two words. They are one of the most influential subculture on campus. They are distinguished from the society by their cultural patterns. They have different style, dress, and activity from rest of the society which makes them a subculture. People often think they don’t do anything besides hanging out with their fellow friends who follow the same ministry but that’s totally different. They are involved in many social activities such as helping international students on campus, making international students feel like home away from home, and many more....   [tags: Student, International student, University]

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College Is A Successful College Student

- College students hear the same advice over and over, from getting involved in extracurricular activities to studying to time management. Most first year college students have a hard time coping with the change of moving to college and the stress that comes with it. How do you become a successful college student. To be a successful college student, the student needs to have a goal. The ultimate goal could be a future career, graduate school, or just wanting to further their education. Students do not simply go to college because their parents told them to go to college, or because it is the next thing to do after high school....   [tags: University, High school, Education, Student]

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The Importance Of A Job For A College Student

- Student Employment Everyone is in need of a job during college life. A job provides not only financial help to students, but also practical knowledge in their area of study. When I came to UNM for my undergraduate study, I was in search of a job for financial help. I searched many resources which could help me getting a job, but I was jobless for two months. Finally, I found a resource, which is very helpful for student like me, called as “Student Employment”. I used to think that it will be difficult for a college student to get a job but now, I found that student employment office has made a process of getting a good job related in our field of study easily....   [tags: Employment, Recruitment, Student, Education]

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Being A College Student As An Educator

- Schools in the United States today are increasingly diverse and are continually seeking new ways to adapt to the broad range of students within them. America as a society has in fact changed from that of a “melting pot” to more of a “salad bowl”, and educators are expected to meet the needs of each individual that walks into a classroom. It is not necessarily an effortless task, and it is not for the masses, but it is for me. I am interested in not just having a job, but having a vocation. Bringing home a paycheck is not the reason I yearn to be an educator, truly enriching students with knowledge and providing real purpose is why I want to be a teacher....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Student, School]

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Being A College Student As An Educator

- Schools in the United States today are increasingly diverse and are continually seeking new ways to adapt to the broad range of students within them. America as a society has in fact changed from that of a “melting pot” to more of a “salad bowl”, and educators are expected to meet the needs of each individual that walks into a classroom. It is not necessarily an effortless task, and it is not for the masses, but it is for me. I am interested in not just having a job, but having a vocation. Bringing home a paycheck is not the reason I yearn to be an educator, truly enriching students with knowledge and providing real purpose is why I want to be a teacher....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Student]

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Personal Responsibility Of A College Student

- In many ways, the life of a college student has a homologous relationship to that of a presidential debate. The constantly changing environment, the pressure to perform, and the rigorous daily activities are enough to keep the college student, and the aspiring president, on their toes. However, in Tension City, by Jim Lehrer, emphasizes the positive aspects of a presidential debate, that coincide with those taught through the Longwood Seminar; these qualities include personal responsibility, critical thinking, and citizen leadership....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Student]

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Being A Christian College Student

- Being a Christian College Student There is a coexisting relationship between being a Christian and being a student. A Christian must pursue all avenues of life with Christ as the center of their focus. A student seeks to learn and must challenge oneself to gain knowledge throughout life. For a student, college is one avenue available for them to travel to attain this goal. If someone is a Christian student, they must realize that there is no separation of meaning between the two words. They exist together....   [tags: Education, Learning, University, Student]

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A First Generation College Student

- A first-generation college student is someone whose folks didn’t attend or graduated from college. Many times, students face this reality and have no one to rely on. Some of the challenges this students face are unique psychological challenges. Although there is upportive staff in college, one of the most important roles of a family is support. Their family may see their entry to college as an insult or misunderstood their reason for wanting to have a major. In families, role are assign to each member such as working, cleaning or taking care of others....   [tags: University, Education, Student, Academia]

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Being A New College Student

- Being a new college student can be tough. Balancing new work levels, trying to manage your time & also getting enough sleep are the main difficulties for a new college student coming straight from high school in my opinion. These problems can be easily solved by going to class and using the resources that are provided to you. This may not seem difficult but in reality it 's right in front of your face. As I started my first day at college I was very nervous just because of the new environment, new people, and the fact that I was living on campus....   [tags: Student, High school, University, Education]

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The Cost Of Being A College Student

- The cost of being a college student can be very expensive. Besides tuition, the additional costs of being a college student is not discussed when signing up for college, nor does the average college student think about it. First time college students are the majority of students that are newly adults around the age of eighteen. Colleges don 't typically inform students on these additional costs are, the only inform them about tuition, cost to purchase a dorm about campus, and the cost of parking if a student decides to bring a vehicle to school....   [tags: College, University, Dormitory, Education]

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Becoming A Community College Student

- Broaden your horizon We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we 're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney For me, College is the portal to self exploration and discovery. Many students are uncertain college is going to help them succeed, which is quite reasonable. As a community college student, it has often been difficult to find stability between my academic journey and social life. I have realized that balancing my priorities can be particularly challenging in the midst of unanticipated chaos that occurs outside the classroom....   [tags: College, University, Higher education]

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Career As A Fulltime College Student

- Going to work first, and then continuing to work as a fulltime college student, has made me appreciate school more now than I would have if I had gone straight from high school and into college. Since graduating from high school a year and a half earlier than expected, about a month after earning my diploma and turning 17 years old, I signed up with the military to ship out to boot camp. Following my stint as a forward scout of an airborne infantry unit, I worked in construction and even owned my own masonry business for 3 years....   [tags: College, Graduate school, Bachelor's degree]

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Graduation Speech : An Incoming College Student

- As an incoming college student I didn’t really know what to expect coming in.Even though I did not move out of my hometown it was a big change transitioning from high school.I knew it wouldn’t be easy but with a lot of hardwork it definitetly would be possible.As a freshman in college I came in with alot of strengths and weakness developed before entering college; also I have opportunities and threats along the way that could potentially help or hurt me in the future.It is up to myself to use them in a positive way to help me succeed in college and use my experiences in everyday life....   [tags: University, Student, Want, Lafayette]

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The High School Student And A College Student

- From the time that we are first put into school to our freshman year people have been preparing us for what is to come. The same thing happens in college. You spend four years getting ready for college, and then in college, you prepare for your career. There is a significant difference in how strenuous each step of schooling can become. There are three things that I have learned differ between being a high school student and a college student: your workload, your priorities, and your time management....   [tags: High school, College, School, Education]

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College Student And High School Student

- The level of education a student engages in directly affects various factors in the student’s life: restriction, responsibility, and social. We find ourselves having too much freedom or yearning for more, but we still seem to enjoy every minute of it. Upon attending college for about two months, I enjoy being a college student more than being a high school student. As a college student there are little to no restrictions and more freedom. However, there is much more attention needed in college, so the free time the students have is when they decide what they will do with it....   [tags: High school, Education, University, College]

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The Is A Student At College

- Kline is a student at college. After grueling classes, study meetings and doing assignments in library for several hours every day, she feels elated when she enters her dorm room. Apart from the obvious reason that she gets to take some well-deserved rest, another reason contributing to her happiness is her pet dog, who is sharing her room. According to Kline, her dog makes her happy and much relaxed when she is stressed (Crowe). It has not been a recent concept to keep pets with you while you are in college but it is certainly gaining a lot of popularity....   [tags: College, Dormitory, Rooms, Dog]

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Overcoming Societal Stigma Of A College Student

- Overcoming Societal Stigma’s attached to Jr. College In today’s society aspiring college student are not given good information about their options, and for many people attending a community college is simply not an option. Why. Start a conversation with someone older than you, talk about your major and the classes you are taking, watch their excitement build, then tell them you are going to a community college and watch them try to mask their disappointment. Society teaches that community college is for losers and people who can’t get into “real” college; as a result, even some of the most successful students at two-year colleges will hesitate to talk about it....   [tags: College, University, Community college]

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College Student 's Academic Achievement

- Statistics show that an average of 27% of full-time college students who attend a 4-year university actually graduate on time. This information was derived from a study completed on the website, Complete College, where an aggregate of states joined together to make visible the declining rate of on-time graduations for different levels of post-high school education. Students not taking charge of their educational life can derail their progress and cause this delay in graduation. Some college students also stay away from school clubs and other organizations to reduce the workload on their hands and make their educational journey easier....   [tags: Education, High school, University, Student]

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Becoming A First Generation College Student

- Despite living in a one bedroom apartment with my mother for my entire life, I have learned that I cannot let my background and environment alone shape who I am or how I view myself. Becoming a first generation college student can conjure its own negative connotations, but these do not apply to me. Instead of being bashful, ironically, these circumstances have given me greater anticipation to be strong and strive for excellence. At the age of about 13 I was the victim of depression and ever since then some of the effects still stay with me now....   [tags: College, High school, Liberal arts college]

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Graduation Speech : Becoming A College Student

- As I came into highschool, I thought I was going to dread the four years I was there. High school helped shape who I am today and allowed me to associate with many different social groups. I was ecstatic for college when I was a senior. I heard how great college was, and how much easier it is with all the freedom you have. But with freedom comes responsibility. Which I was not mentally ready for. I had to prepare myself to juggle school and work at the same time. Which caused an immense amount of stress and anxiety on me on top of the stress of becoming a college student....   [tags: Sociology, High school, Education, College]

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Community College Student Support Services

- Halifax Community College Student Support Services is one of the programs that college offers that works for the good of its students. Going from high school to college can be scary, exciting and often challenging. Students entering for the first time might even find it confusing. It’s a time for dedicated pursuit of a career and life goals. It’s also a time that requires tough decisions, hard work, persistence and commitment in meeting the many new challenges one face along the way. One program, Student Support Services, is designed to ease fears, promote even greater excitement, and eliminate some of the difficulties that a newly enrolled student might run into during that first year of co...   [tags: University, College, Academia, Education]

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Graduation Speech : A New College Student

- This time last year, I posted a list of advice that I would have told myself if I was a new college student. I wanted to keep this going, so I took the liberty of asking a select group of college freshmen if they had any particular words of wisdom to convey to the future freshmen. Credit goes to students who graduated in 2014 from Central High School in Philadelphia, Marple Newtown High School and Philadelphia High School for Girls, and currently attend Community College of Philadelphia, Penn State Abington, Temple University and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia....   [tags: College, High school, University, Graduation]

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Graduation Speech : A Successful College Student

- Independence, challenge, and responsibility are what students might feel when they are about to attend college. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of sensing the benefits of them. My confusion left me unaware of what to expect. In addition, I felt overwhelmed for the reason that I had to make significant changes in my life. Negative thoughts invaded my mind since I was unsure of how to sustain a successful academic record as well as keeping a rigorous balance between my academics and personal life....   [tags: College, High school, Sibling, Education]

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How College Has Impacted Myself As A College Student

- In your New Student Seminar class this semester, you will learn some of the things I will tell you about in this letter, such as the importance of time management and joining student organizations. However, there are a few things that I wish I had known before attending college. In order to make the transition easier on you, I will tell you about some of my experiences, tips, and the many ways that college has impacted myself as a freshman. As a disclaimer, I should tell you that this is based on my personal experience, and some parts may not apply to you or benefit you....   [tags: University, High school, Student, Education]

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College Athletes And Student Athletes

- What is it like to be an athlete, let alone an athlete at the college level. The transition from the high school association the the NCAA is a huge step that requires so much more from each individual. The NCAA, otherwise known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, is an association that regulates the actions and aspects of a variety of different sports including soccer, basketball, etc. Being a college athlete takes stress to a new level added to all of the schoolwork, it demands more physically, mentally, and sometimes even emotionally, it teaches so much more, and unlike high school, some can get money for playing a the next level....   [tags: University, Higher education, College]

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Being A College Student Is Not Easy

- Being a college student is not easy. One of the best things about being a student is, being able to build a relationship with the faculty and staff. The faculties at any college, university or even institution are important. There are times when a faculty can be competitive because they want their school to be the very best. Without faculty who work in these higher education schools, these places would run itself. That means the school shuts down and the students leave. The faculty and students are what shape our schools....   [tags: University, Education, Communication, The Faculty]

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The Joys Of Being A College Student

- This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithHP#CollectiveBias The joys of being a college student, you are an adult now and time flies by so quickly. All of a sudden you have a huge appreciation for all that your parents provided to you, because today you are the one in charge of finances. If you had parents who were super good with money, then you probably will have no problems, learning how to budget in college, but if you are like most young adults, this whole learning how to budget money is a skill you have yet to master....   [tags: Want, Need, Personal computer, WANT]

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The Effects Of Sleep On A College Student

- 1. Attention: Being a college student can be very difficult, some are not fortunate enough to have rich parents to pay for everything. A lot of us have to pick up a part time or full time job to survive. Sleep can be hard to find during final week when you have a job or sometime a family to take care of. My niece told me hard working people don’t sleep, they take long blinks. Even though it can be hard to sleep or sometime we have no time to sleep, we should sleep. 2. Should Statement: “People should sleep” 3. Problem: I. One problem caused by not sleeping is forgetful a. It slows your memories down 1. In 2009, American and French researchers determined that brain events called “sharp wave...   [tags: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Full-time]

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The Personality Traits Of A College Student

- As a college student I am faced with many situations throughout my daily life, while I believed I maintain a certain consistent personality through the process of this paper I was able to identify how my personality differed or stayed the same based on situations I was in. Through the course of this study, I was able to identify when five of what I feel are my most prominent personality traits were most prevalent and how they changed depending on the situation. The five personality traits I chose were humorous, imaginative, sarcastic, optimistic, and helpful....   [tags: Personality psychology]

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Ethics And The Online College Student

- Ethics and the Online College Student: How Does Academic Stress Affect Ethics and Learning. The college experience has changed immensely over the last 40 years. In the past, college was synonymous with small campuses, large class sizes, and out-of-date text books. With the coming of the digital age, civilization saw class sizes shrink, college networks grow and even transcend physical boundaries with the introduction of the Internet, and saw access to information become only a click away. However the current system and the colleges of old have two key things in common....   [tags: Ethics, Academic dishonesty, Distance education]

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Food Availability For A College Student

- Food Availability for a College Student Often many college students find themselves scrambling to find a meal, in order to satisfy their hunger. With this in mind, I am going to research how college students obtain a meal. To conduct this research, I will observe the food college students are eating for their lunchbreaks, either at work or in between classes, around the University of California at Irvine campus. By conducting this study, I will find out whether students are buying their food from grocery stores, buying from fast-food restaurants or cooking the food themselves....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Health, Human]

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Eating Healthy As A College Student

- Eating healthy as a college student Kyle Bogle Nutrition 310 3-26-15 Eating healthy as a college student Through life we have many different stages to where we are either settling down for a nice home cooked meal or we are constantly on the go, running around our hectic lives, eating very unhealthy foods. Especially in our college years, students are always on the go running to and from class grabbing a burger and fries from a campus restaurant or eating the microwaveable foods like ramen....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Health, Eating]

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The Effect Of Sleep On College Student 's Academic Performance

- The effect of sleep on college student’s academic performance Introduction College students tend to live very busy lives. From readings and exams, to part time jobs, and to sports and recreation. With so many things on the go it is often very hard to fit everything in while obtaining the recommended amount of sleep. However, it is becoming more and more clear just how crucial an adequate amount of sleep may be. Sleep is like food for the brain and without enough of it our bodies will greatly be effected....   [tags: University, Student, Education, Peer review]

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Food Availability For A College Student

- Food Availability for a College Student: The Case of UC Irvine Students Today many college students are faced with eating a poor diet, because they do not have the money or the time to eat properly. With this in mind, I am going to research what college students are eating and how they obtain the food. To conduct this research, I will observe the food UC Irvine college students are eating for their lunchbreaks, either at work or in between classes, around the University of California at Irvine campus....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Health, Qualitative research]

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Training For The Training Of A College Student 's Life

- The owner needs to be in command for the training to be effective; the dog cannot be in charge of himself. Without proper training than socialization will exacerbate any mood an owner has before their dog interacts with others. Socialization, which has importance for the owner because of how much easier it is to take care of something that does not make a nuisance of itself, allows the relationship between the dog and the owner to be stronger. You need to be capable of having guest over without having your dog bouncing on to the first person they see....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Human behavior, Student]

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The Passion Of A College Student

- Intellectual Passion Paper Ever since I was a little kid in elementary school I have always had a passion for creating strong friendships with people and always making sure I included everyone in whatever I did. To this day I still have that passion and motivation to build and create strong friendships while always keeping in mind to include everyone. There have been many events in my life that has sparked an interest for this passion and how it has developed since I was little. One particular event that really made me realize that I needed to trust myself with others for this passion was when I was in fourth grade and my two best friends started hanging out without me and making plans be...   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Love]

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Modification Plan For A College Student

- Logan Hurtado Professor Susskind Psych 1. 4/1/2016 Modification Plan The behavior I currently wish to modify would be my sleeping behavior. As a college student, sleep is something that not a lot of students get enough of, I not being an exception; this especially becomes more prevalent as one advances through their educational career. I chose to modify this behavior, reason being, sleep is an important part of one’s psychological and physical well-being. If one does not get the required, or minimum amount of sleep it could cause adverse behavior....   [tags: Sleep, Week-day names, Siesta, Sleep disorder]

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Segregation in the College Student Center

- Segregation in the College Student Center As I walked into the University Student Center after my Issues in Public Policy class one August day, a disturbing sight immediately struck me. For a moment I thought I needed to pinch myself because I felt as though I was having a horrible nightmare. Then, I thought that maybe I needed to check my calendar to make sure that I had not traveled back in time to the sixties when segregation was still an accepted practice in the United States. Much to my dismay, I was not dreaming, and it was still in the year 2000....   [tags: University Student Segregation]

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Who Is A College Student?

- At a certain point in life, every single person will have to make an important decision in order to achieve his or her goals. This decision will either yield the benefits for him or her immediately, or it will be advantageous in the future. Sometimes, a decision also determines whether a college student will be successful or unsuccessful depending on many different factors. However, most people tend to use the personal psychology to explain what, why, and how they can accomplish the achievement....   [tags: University, Academic degree, Higher education]

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Becoming A Successful College Student

- The second I received my high school diploma, there were several thoughts swarming through my head. How am I going to make brand new friends. How am I going to get A’s in college level courses. How am I going to motivate myself without my parents being in a room right down the hall. Luckily for me, the Raider Ready course and other Texas Tech resources have helped me answer these questions and guided me in the right direction towards becoming a successful college student. Throughout all my years of school, elementary, middle, and high school, math had always been my strongest subject while science had been my weakest....   [tags: High school, Education, University]

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Ethics and the College Student

- Throughout history humans have needed and desired to be educated, whether it is how to hunt or how to design a state of the art hyper speed spacecraft. With that in mind there has also been ethical questions dealing with higher education or education in general. Within these pages some of those questions will be discussed. Take for instance online learning, what are some of the ethical dilemmas that may arise from going to college without actually going to college. Along with average student there is also a special breed called student-teachers....   [tags: education, academic dishonesty]

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I Am A College Student

- I was dream about I would like to go college with my son someday that when my son was pre-school. I graduated technical school of make-up. I should say dreams come true. I am college student now. I had worked many different type of job and different places. However, I did not have confidence my English since I came here United State, even I had worked some places. I had an opportunity to come ICC, even though I was laid off I think fortunately. When I started my class was one week before back to school of my children....   [tags: Writing, High school, Want, Paper]

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I Am A College Student

- I. We have all had these feelings before. Anxious thoughts, a short temper, trouble sleeping and concentrating, a constant headache, your back and shoulders always hurting, you are stressed out. II. Being a college student, we have all felt what it is like to be stressed at one time or another. In fact, many of us have probably stressed the thought of having to even give this speech. III. I am sure we have all felt like there is not enough time in a day to get everything accomplished that we wanted....   [tags: Anxiety, Stress, Hypertension, Chronic stress]

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I Am A College Student

- Section A Everybody has different ways and styles of writing and the process it takes to achieve it. Some write all their ideas down and brainstorm on ways to include it. Taking hours and hours to figure out the right word to use. Spending days on researching the topic, so they know that they know the topic. On the other hand, some take the more relaxed route and writes everything that comes to their mind on the topic, puts their name on it and turns it in without even rereading it. My approach to writing any sort of text has a little bit of both of the examples I used above....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing style, Writing process]

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I Am A College Student

- Every great dream begins with a dreamer; the one with all the imagination and sense of presence will do whatever makes them whole. What is one’s purpose in life. Is it to help others, become the next Beyoncé, or travel to Mars. I am a college student who is trying to reach my goals and dreams. Ever since I could remember art class has been my favorite. In high school my 3D art teacher kept every single project I did, art is calming and does not have to be perfect. History has never been the best subject in school, until I researched parts of history I enjoyed learning about....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, Visual arts, Art]

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Too Much for one college student to handle

- College is a new chapter of a student’s life. It can be difficult at first for students to adapt. Adding new and difficult schoolwork and sports to this adaptation only makes it worst. An article published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness states “More than 40 percent of college students have felt more than an average amount of stress within the past 12 months. More than 80 percent of college students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do in the past year and 45 percent have felt things were hopeless”(nami.org)....   [tags: College, Students, Stress, Overwhlemed]

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A Non-Traditional College Student

- The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton. I returned to college to better my life, but with progress comes change and with change you have to be sure not to lose who you are. I am a non-traditional student with a very busy schedule that returned to school after working as a General Manager of a large Tax Corporation for 10 years. I returned to college with great expectations and ideals....   [tags: Time Management, Studying]

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What makes a first year college student successful?

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

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My Challenges As A Prospective / Current College Student

- Overcoming My Challenges as a Prospective/Current College Student Entering college for me has had many challenges along the way. Just when I think I’m on the right track, something happens and I practically go into overdrive to overcome those challenges. I’ve had the typical financial hardships that every college student faces when applying for an overpriced education. I’ve had the experience of changing my mind on what I want to do for the rest of my life. I’ve also applied and entered two different colleges....   [tags: High school, College, University]

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How to be a Good College Student

- How to be a Good College Student College is a competitive environment; in order to succeed in it a student needs certain skills. Those skills can only be learned. A college professor mentioned that there five basic rules that need to be followed in order to become a good student: study, do all the homework and the assigned reading, attend class, and, most importantly, develop self-discipline and time management 1. In the following lines, a detailed analysis of those different steps will be done....   [tags: College Education School Essays]

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Attending Class From The Perspective Of A College Student

- When looking at attending class from the perspective of a college student it should hopefully be easy to understand why you should attend. For most students the answer would consist of something along the lines of ‘to better educate myself’ or ‘so I can get a better paying job’, both of which seem plausible. However, those from past generations and those with different demographics might look at this question much differently, due to a college education not always being a necessity to become successful in life....   [tags: Higher education, College, University, Education]

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I Am Not A First Generation College Student

- Although I am not a first generation college student nor do I consider my family excessively poor, I could relate topics brought up in the articles by Kenneth Oldfield and Laura Pappano because I have grown up with limited resources. Unlike the first generation students talked about in these articles, my mother did attend college and went on to receive an associate’s degree at Kingsborough Community College. She never pursued a bachelor’s degree but was able to secure a job on the federal level where she has worked to support my family for years....   [tags: Sociology, University, College, Secondary school]

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My Family Of A First Generation College Student

- In 2006, my whole family emigrated from Nigeria. Without a work permit, my parents could not get a job, so we suffered financial hardships for a long period. I had many complications during my transition, and had to repeat the 9th grade because my transcript arrived late from Nigeria. High school was very tough. I was constantly bullied for having an African accent. The bullying caused me to be ashamed of my identity, and to hide it whenever possible. Getting into college was also very challenging....   [tags: High school, College, Education, Bullying]

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I Am A First Generation College Student

- Challenges I’ve been through have changed me, things and lives I’ve seen get crumbled by the insignificant point of view only having to be clever, rich or come from a so good family. Since I have use of memory the words that I always heard throughout my life have been don’t disappoint us, go on be the first one to success, if I didn’t do it doesn’t mean you have to do it. I come from a family of 2 parents and 1 sister and 1 brother. After crossing the border for 13 years back and forth. My parents didn’t give up the hope that they had for us their kids to get a better education....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school, Family]

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Balancing the Life of a Non-traditional College Student

- College can be a particularly difficult period of time in any person’s life if they fail to properly prepare for the inevitable stress that result from it. Any person entering college for the first time must constantly strive to strike a balance it their life between the demands of school and the similar demands from work, family, church, etc. Today, colleges are providing students with more flexibility through night classes and a variety of classes offered through distance learning, including online courses....   [tags: Non-traditional College Students, college, edcucat]

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Personal Evaluation of Myself as a College Student

- When I started college, I never thought I would be evaluating myself let alone for my English class. I was always the kind of person who just went with life and never thought about anything. I came to college and everything changed and I was finally able to think before I did something. I was able to evaluated myself as person, friend, roommate, and finally as a college student. Most people think of a college student as getting good grades and graduating with a degree, but there is a lot more than that....   [tags: personal reflection and assessent]

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Effects Of Alcohol On The College Student Population

- Introduction Heavy drinking is a huge public health issue as it often creates many negative consequences for both the alcohol abuser and people around him. Heavy drinking have led to negative consequence such as alcoholism, death, unintentional injuries, assaults, sexual assaults and decrease productivity in school or work. Researchers have found that the college student is a specific group that is at high risk of facing alcohol related problems or become a victim as result of alcohol related crimes and the abuse of alcohol through binge drinking....   [tags: Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, University]

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The Norton Mix And A New College Student

- After reading The Norton Mix, I found it easy to read and extract information from articles in order understand the authors main point. The Norton Mix, has great articles, which I will mention a few in this paper, and write an analysis concerning conflicts and wars and what binds them together. I would recommend The Norton Mix to a new college student who is not open to new ideas because of its readability attributes. For example each article provides great details and solid supporting evidence which a new college student will be able to seamlessly understand, without reading the article over....   [tags: Civil disobedience, Nonviolence]

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The Success Program For A Successful College Student

- To me college symbolizes knowledge and intelligence. A college graduate automatically has the air of maturity and sophistication as well as portrays an educated persona. But one everyone has the capability to make it through college. People like me need just a little helping hand to get to guiding us though little by little until we are able to walk on our own. I would like to participate in the bridges program because I believe that this program will help me grow stronger as a student, person as well as a member in society....   [tags: High school, University, Education]

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First in the Fmaily: A Fist Generation College Student on College

- First in the Family: A First Generation College Student on College Across universities throughout the United States, the presence of first-generation college students is on the rise (Stephens 1). Students whose parents do not have a degree of higher education, are being given the opportunity to shape their future for the better as they embark on a journey to receiving a four year degree unlike their parents who were not given such an opportunity. With the number of first-generation college students on the rise from the past, I became interested in seeing how the views, relationships, and ideas of these students was unique, and how they differed from the average student attending a universit...   [tags: personal reflections and contributions]

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Graduation Speech : Becoming A College Student

- Becoming A College Student Many studies now show that it doesn’t take a college degree to become successful but what people define success as is different for everybody. Success in my perspective is being educated in many different areas, being able to support yourself and your family to the best of your ability, and achieving as many of your goals as you can. Sometimes life gets in the way and may make it seem like it’s impossible but, often times you will find yourself with advantages that could potentially help you become who you want to be....   [tags: High school, Education, School, Family]

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How For Managing Stress As A College Student

- How to Manage Stress as a College Student According to ADAA.org, 80 percent of college students have reported that they have frequently or sometimes felt daily stress. Stress is a response to a demand placed upon you and unfortunately college students are very familiar with this. There are two main elements to stress: physical sensations and mental tension. These physical sensations can include: headaches, chest pains, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some symptoms of mental anxiety are: difficulty concentrating, increased worrying, increased agitation, and short temper....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Management, Anxiety]

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College Student 's Time At A University

- Over the course of a college student’s time at a University, they set goals for themselves to fulfill by the end of their journey. These goals can not only have a deadline set at the end of their undergraduate years, but can overlap into their masters programs or even their doctorate programs. These goals may include having a GPA goal, which degrees you will have earned in an allotted time, and so on. My goals at the end of my time here at the California State University, Northridge is to start my year by moving on from this semester with at least a 3.2 GPA in order to acquire some merit-based scholarships....   [tags: Goal, Motivation, Regulatory Focus Theory]

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My Personal Goals Of A College Student

- • Leadership is unifying a group with a common goal and offering motivation and encouragement which further enables this group to accomplish their goals. Additionally, people often view leaders as successful CEOs or lawyers or generally people who hold an abundance of power. However, anyone is capable of possessing leadership qualities. In fact, I believe that leadership correlates more with treating others with kindness and respect, rather than using your power to degrade and control others. • I believe that with diligent work and dedication, I can accomplish any goal that I set my mind on....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Goal, Education]

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My First Semester As A College Student

- This semester was my first semester as a college student. Taking your college Writing 1 course to start off my education at Kent State allowed me to gain a basis for the next four years of my college career. Throughout high school I did not enjoy writing  and to be honest I still do not take delight in writing, but your style of teaching has allowed me to see writing in a new perspective. I am relieved to have started my first English class with an instructor who shares their patience and extensive knowledge in a constructive environment....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Writing process, Paper]

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My Career Plan For A College Student

- When I was a young kid, about eleven years old, sitting on my front porch gazing on the first day of the spring season, I had imagined what do I want to be. Nine years later, while I am no longer a child, it follows to be the point to begin taking my career thoughtfully and offering the proper choices. I have set myself to who I want to be. Currently, as a college student, I often accept questions from people around discussing what do I want people to learn and take it upon themselves. I have to admit when problems like these arises, it takes a lot of time and confident to think about it....   [tags: Future, Time, Need, Failure]

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College Student Athletes Should Be Paid

- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit association of 1,281 Institutions, Conferences, Organizations and Individuals that organizes the Athletic programs of many Colleges and University in the United States. Do athletes should remain unpaid like they have for over 100 years. For the past years one of the most demanding issues in the world of sports today has now become a matter the NCAA cannot afford to ignore it. As describe in (Source A),“The NCAA is a multi-billion dollars industry that generate over $845 million last years due to their player’s ability to entertain and perform to their fullest extent at all times.” Why they don’t paid athletes if they generat...   [tags: sports, entertain, perform, money]

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College Student Development : Emerging Adulthood

- College Student Development Emerging adulthood is a period of the life span between adolescence and full-fledged adulthood, and college students are one of the particular groups that are experiencing the emerging adulthood. The students’ possessiveness is still not as high as mature adults’, so they cannot make a correct judgment on every situation. Since the internet spreads all around the world, more and more people, especially college students, use internet regardless of the day. However, the internet is like a double-edged sword, and it also brings negative effects....   [tags: Suicide, Psychology, Mental disorder, Internet]

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Should Student Go Into College?

- At least “50% of entering college students” are undecided about their future careers. This fact informs the community about how high school graduates go to college without an intended major. Should a student go into college without having an idea of a future career. Many individuals question whether their child should go to college right after high school or to wait a couple semesters or years. Alternatively, national statistics state that at least “70.1 percent of new graduates” head to college right after high school (Norris)....   [tags: High school, College, Education]

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Pensacola State College: Student Experience

- With this semester being my first at Pensacola State College, it has gave me the opportunity to compare it to other schools I have been enrolled in. Currently, I am over half way done the semester, but during the course of it, I have gained a great amount of knowledge that I do not believe that I would of got at another college. Pensacola State College has been great in every aspect, from the online schooling to registration, which made becoming a student here seamless. Registering for classes at Pensacola State College was as easy as could be....   [tags: Online, Courses]

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A Brief Note On Speeding Up Student Productivity

- Speeding Up Student Productivity As a senior in high school, I know all too well the process of selecting the best college for my future education. There are many reasons why I picked the University of Colorado at Boulder. I knew that I wanted to go into business and Leeds School of Business has modified their curriculum to best match the current needs in the business world. Many future students, including myself, may not think about the issue of the quality of Wi-Fi speeds around campus, but as a concurrent enrollment student at Arapahoe Community College I have experienced how slow the Wi-Fi can affect my ability to work....   [tags: University, College, Student, Campus]

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Student Loan Debt Of College

- Would you do whatever it takes to make your dream come true. I know I would. Many chase what we call the “American Dream”. This dream is the one you have heard since we were all young. If you work hard and focus and go to school, you will succeed and be well set. They say to let nothing stop you, and seize the opportunity we are all given. While the opportunity in this case is college, we are all given the chance to attend and go to college. With the high costs of college however, not everyone can afford to go....   [tags: Debt, University, Education finance, College]

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Identifying Strategies to Improve African American College Student Retention and Graduation Rates

- Minorities are a growing segment of the population. However, this group continues to be underrepresented in the area of post secondary education. Obtaining an advanced degree remains a likely predictor of future career success. The problem facing the minority student is that barriers persist which continue to hinder enrollment, retention, and graduation rates in institutions of higher education. These barriers must be identified and examined and solutions offered if college completion rates are to be increased for this population....   [tags: Education, college, higher education]

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College Student with Bipolar Disorder

- Bipolar disorder, also called a manic-depressive illness, is a common disorder which causes mood swings, lasting periods of depression, and episodes of mania. “Extreme changes in energy, activity, sleep, and behavior go along with these changes in mood” (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2008). A person becomes more goal-oriented and has grandeur visions of success. Patient M shows all these symptoms while talking to her friends and professors in college. She describes herself as a person who is above the two standard genders, what she calls a “third sex”, and who switched souls with a senior senator from her state....   [tags: Treating a Patient with Bipolar Disorder]

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College Student Is The Most Crucial And Impactful Years Of A Person 's Life

- Arguably, the most crucial and impactful years of a person’s life are in college. A college student is expected to identify which type of career they would like to pursue and most importantly find who they really are. Although it is a difficult task, I believe a student is able to get on track to achieve these expectations if they remain focused, have a passion for the career type they would like to pursue, and just be open to experiencing several different things. It could take a whole lifetime for someone to find who they are but in college, students are expected to find themselves, in most cases 4 years....   [tags: High school, University, Education, College]

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College Essay : College Students

- College Stress College students confront many challenges in pursuit of their educational goals. Between trying to make the grade and finding a job in a market that continues to stagnate, there 's more pressure than ever before to succeed. College tuition now a days is out of this world and with the increase of unemployment in this nation some parents cannot pay for their child to attend college. With society changing as a whole, some students now have to pay for their college tuition due to the unfortunate happenings of their parents not having jobs....   [tags: University, Student, College tuition]

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The Issue Of First Year Student Retention

- Unless you are thinking along the lines of a Steve Jobs or a Mark Zuckerburg, the phrase “college drop-out” will naturally bring about notions of failure. The question then becomes, who is failing here, the students or the universities. In this essay I will examine the issue of first-year student retention in American colleges and universities. I will then describe the main reasons for why this issue is taking place, and suggest ways in which this issue should be addressed. Finally I will explain why I feel passionately about this topic and how my career goal align with my interest in addressing this issue....   [tags: University, College, Student, Higher education]

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Graduation Speech : A New College Compact

- We have heard of a plan, that Hillary Clinton has released for a New College Compact. In this plan she has outlined some ways that students and family get the government and states to help fund their college education. If this should come into fruition and there is an offer for free education, it is of my opinion that it should be offered to everyone equally. Since education for children in public schools is already free through high school. It should be equally offered. This is a two fold thought of mine....   [tags: Education, University, College, Student]

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