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Making Freshman Year Less Stressful

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

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Chapter Six - Freshman Year

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

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Graduation Speech On Freshman Year

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

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Tips for Having a Successful Freshman Year

- College is the time when a person goes from being a kid to a young adult. This is also the time when a person is on his or her own but also needs to learn how to be responsible at the same time. But as time goes by, we students have learned the hard way that it’s extremely easy to let that freedom get to our heads and go a bit overboard causing us to screw something up. Studies have shown that students who’d never had a problem doing homework find themselves failing tests when there’s no one around to motivate them to attend class....   [tags: college life]

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My Accomplishments Of Freshman Year 2013-2014

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

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Freshman Year Reflection Paper : College

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

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Graduation Speech On Freshman Year English

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

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My Life Of My Freshman Year

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

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My Least Favorite Class My Freshman Year

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

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My Personal Contribution Of My Freshman Year Of College

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

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College Mentors For Kids Program My Freshman Year

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

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Personal Statement : My Freshman Year Of College

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

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My First Day Of My Freshman Year

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

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My First Term Of My Freshman Year

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

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Graduation Speech : My Freshman Year Program

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

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My Freshman Year Classical Physics Course

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

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My Freshman Year

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

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The Effects of Small Loans to Those in Need

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

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Contributing Factors Of Students Dropping Out Within Their Freshman Year

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

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How Football Student Athletes Have Successfully Completed Their Freshman Year

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

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The Most Stressful Event I Had My Freshman Year Of College

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

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

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

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A Freshman Year English Teacher At A Long Beach High School

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

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

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

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Risk Factors for Freshman in Their First Year College Experience

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

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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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The Real Cause of the 'Freshman 15'

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

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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

- We all need a break from school, whether its going from high school into college, or during college. Even though there’s a risk of losing momentum after a long layoff from school, its an opportunity to regroup and explore more before taking that next big step into college, having figured out what you want to do in the future. Not only will you able to rest your brain for what’s upcoming, this allows to be fully confident on a major that interests the student, which allows for an easy transition into their careers, and they can have a chance to explore the world at their free will without be strained....   [tags: Gap Year Essays]

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Transitioning to College: The Freshman 15

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

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College Freshman Learning Communities

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

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Freshman Students 's Social Outcasts

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

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I Was An Undecided Freshman Entering College

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

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Graduation Speech : Being A Freshman Student

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

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Predictors Of Academic Success Among Freshman Students

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

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Freshman Students At American Heritage High School

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

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Freshman Housing Policy : An Effective Campus Living Policy

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

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Freshman 15 : How Much Will You Gain?

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

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

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

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The Year Of The Awakening

- The idea of being free is at the root of all the characteristics that describe who I am today. I am a free-spirit, a free-thinker, and a free-lover. I refuse to conform to the social rules established by society and dominantly my family. Living by the idea of choice, has given me a level of happiness and personal satisfaction that I have never felt growing up. It was only less than 3 years ago, when these decisions to unconform were made. I call the year I made these decisions, “The Year of the Awakening.” It is kind of a dramatic title, but it is only because I am a dramatic person....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Family]

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Say Goodbye to the Freshman 15

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

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My Decision For A College Freshman

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

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

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

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United States at Risk Because of the College Freshman Dropout Rate

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

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

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

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The Gap Year

- The Gap Year As a senior in high school did you ever stress about your future. Making plans for college. A way to relieve stress could be to take a gap year. The life of the average senior consist of planning for college, by taking a year off you can manage and make money, relieve some stress and it gives you the opportunity to travel before settling down before college. This is not uncommon to a lot of senior graduates. They see it as a way to relax and mentally prepare themselves for the future....   [tags: beginning college, working, volunteering]

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Happy New Year And The Second Semester Of The School Year

- Happy New Year and the second semester of the school year. The first semester was a test on how students would blend into the new academics. Honors English was a great choice I made in middle school and I would recommend it to any incoming freshman. I have learned new ways to create claims and the proper way to set up paragraphs. Learning the way to set up paragraphs has improved my writing skills, even out of the english classroom. English comes in handy in the World Geography classroom as I have learned and may be useful in the future....   [tags: High school, Writing, Academic term, Better]

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The Freshman 15

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

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Navigator Of The First Year Student

- Haines-Frank, B. (n.d.). Navigator of the First Year Student. Retrieved from http:// Haines-Frank offers an interesting metaphor for the experience of being a freshman RA — a navigator of the first-year experience. She compares freshmen RAs to lane bumpers that children use when they are bowling. The children really do not appreciate them or even realize that they are there, but without them, they would end up frustrated and upset whenever the bowling ball ended up in the gutter instead of knocking down the pins....   [tags: Student, University, Education]

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The First Year Of College

- The first year of college is an emotional rollercoaster. Students pack their belongings and prepare to move to a new town, environment, and take the first step towards adulthood. Bright eyed and anxious to start this new chapter of their lives, first year students often become overly confident and optimistic in their ability to handle challenges and obstacles they will encounter during their first year of college, especially the students who excelled in high school. Students who thrived academically in high school often struggle a great deal their first year of college because of bad study habits, time management, and dealing with a larger load of stress....   [tags: University, High school, College, Education]

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Senior Year Of High School

- Senior year of high school was a very stressful year for me. I had practically spent the entire year scraping together money for college applications and frantically writing essays for scholarships. By the time that I finally received my acceptance letter from Texas Woman’s University, I believed that my days of stressing were well over with. What I didn’t realize was that there were so many things that I had to learn, not only education wise but also things that I needed to learn about myself. One of the first things that I was faced with was the topic of my priorities and goals....   [tags: Learning, Education, Academic dishonesty]

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My Year Of High School

- Over time I grew as a person as I 've had mindset changes and now view life differently. My family has helped me through a lot and honestly, they have shaped who I am today. Though, my grandmother has been my biggest supporter and I don 't know where I would be without her help. She has helped me through my grandfather 's death, school, and has made me see the wrongs I have been doing in life. The memories I have with her are endless and I am grateful to have her by my side. If I didn 't have her support, I believe that I would not have made it this far....   [tags: Family, Life, High school, Death]

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My Senior Year Of Football

- Have you ever had someone in your life that has made such an impact they have changed the way you look at life. I have. His name is Jim O’Hara but goes by O or Coach. O was my coach for my senior year of football in high school. O was hired the second semester of my junior year after the coach I had my freshman through junior year of football quit because of a better job offer. I was a nervous wreck thinking that this coach might try to actually kill me and my teammates. This all changed after the first time I met him....   [tags: English-language films, Love, Leadership]

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Chapter Ten - Senior Year

- Chapter Ten - Senior Year I can tell you right now that I took this year for granite. Only because I didn’t realize how amazing it was to get to see the love of my life every single day. It was just so repetitive and normal that I was being to not know anything different. The year began like any other, our lives consumed with football and cheerleading. How typical of a high school couple. Fall is my favorite time of year and I loved every second of it. One of the happiest things I’m so glad I did that year was get pictures of Caleb and I in our uniforms together....   [tags: High school, Debut albums, Love, 2008 albums]

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Stress During The School Year

- “On average, teens reported their stress level was at 5.8 on a 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for most adults.” (NBC News) If I were to rate my stress level during the school year I would give myself a four or a seven. The differences between my stress levels depend on what time of year it is. During the school year, my stress levels are more likely to progress into higher integers unlike the small levels I maintain in the summer. Homework, tests, and essays – these are just a few examples of what I stress about during the school year....   [tags: Anxiety, High school, College, Stress]

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My First Year Of College

- During my freshman year of college, I had met one of my best friends, who go by name Jill. (She lives in New Jersey and while I live in Pennsylvania) I found it to be strange that sometimes, it feels like we have grown up with one another but in reality we have only one another for four years and I couldn’t be more thankful. I can remember when we met at school as if it was yesterday. It was a 2014 lightly snowy Sunday evening and I had just returned back to Cabrini for my spring semester as a freshman, but I wasn’t sure the time I had returned into my dorm room and who had helped me unpack my belongings (it was either my mom or dad)....   [tags: Debut albums, English-language films]

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My Year Of High School

- The bullying started late in second grade and continued, at varying degrees of severity, until my sophomore year of High School. I started musical theatre in third grade and continued for two years before I felt I was forced to stop. I only started back up my Sophomore year of High School and I have not stopped since. These two things seem random, as if there is no correlation, however, the connection between them is strong. In Kindergarten and First Grade I considered everyone in my class a friend, as most five and six year olds do....   [tags: Educational years, High school, Bullying]

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My Year Of High School

- With the many organizations I am involved in it is quite difficult to pick one that defines me, so instead of picking one of interests or talents to define myself I have chosen to use the one identity found in all of them, the one that I feel defines me. My freshman year of high school I joined the Color Guard, I had always had an interest in dance from my junior high years, but was unsure if it would be the same thing with a flag and rifle. Though I contemplated this constantly I began to learn that the combination of dance and equipment was so intriguing and difficult it was absolutely perfect for myself....   [tags: Leadership, English-language films, High school]

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My Year Of High School

- It seems like yesterday I was starting my freshman year of high school. Now, I am in my third semester at McLennan Community College. Currently, I am taking psychology, English, history and government. After I finish MCC, I am looking forward to transferring to Tarleton State University to pursue a bachelor 's degree in Veterinary Technology. It feels like a dream because I never thought the day would come when I would get the chance to study Veterinary Medicine. It shocks me how fast life is going; every day is faster than the last....   [tags: Writing, Management, Better, Veterinary medicine]

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The Year of the Zombie

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

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

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

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Freshman Father : A True Story Of John Wand

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

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Becoming a Leader in High School

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

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My Youthful Freshman Mind - Original Writing

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

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My First Year Of High School

- Freshman year was one of the best years I have ever had. I learned a lot freshman year, which is what made it my second favorite year of high school. There was a boy that confronted me in the summer before I started high school, and I jumped at the opportunity. The only problem that I knew my Mom would have is that he was 3 years older than me. He was a senior at the time that I was a freshman, but I couldn’t help myself. He gave me so much attention and love that I never got from my Dad or anybody else even, and that made me feel special....   [tags: Family, Debut albums, High school, Mother]

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Graduation Speech : My Senior Year

- I was born on July 22, 1994 and have grown up in Oakdale Pennsylvania. I have one older brother, who is two years older than me, and up through college lived with my two parents as well. I attended McKee Elementary, West Allegheny Middle School, and West Allegheny Senior High School, which were all public schools in the West Allegheny School District. While in school, I did a number of activities. I was very involved with band since 6th grade and chorus since 5th grade. I continued band through 10th grade, when I was forced to drop it due to schedule conflicts with additional math classes I was trying to fit in at the time....   [tags: High school, Educational years, Middle school]

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My First Year Of College Football

- For many years, schooling to me had nothing interesting to offer. My whole life, football was the center of my universe. I grew up playing football from age five and continued all the way until my freshman year of college. It was the only thing I knew how to do best. Football was my world. When I graduated high school, I wanted to get on with my life and begin my career as a soldier in the United States Army. Instead, I stuck with football. My first year of college football I received a devastating concussion and I was faced with a decision I did not want to make; to continue with the sport I love, or value my health....   [tags: High school, College, Decision making]

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My First Year At Ramapo College

- Like most freshman, I questioned my choice of major throughout my first year at Ramapo College. When I had applied in the fall, I declared myself as a mathematics major and then switched to business administration because math would be a bit dry for me. Yet I knew that my heart wasn’t into business and made the choice to study journalism for the next four years within the first few weeks on campus. But since my schedule mostly comprised of general education and core courses throughout my first year, I didn’t have a chance to see whether I liked the field I chose....   [tags: The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington]

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Need a Year Off Before College?

- Has high school made you tired of school. Has high school worn you out to where you think college is going to be overwhelming. Do you need a break. A gap year just might be the right answer for you. A gap year is a break the can last anywhere between two months or two years and is taken between high school or in college(American Gap Association). A gap year right after high school may not sound like a good idea at first, but many people are thinking differently lately. Gap years are not as common in American as they are across seas....   [tags: High School, College Education, Tuition]

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My First Year At The University Of Oklahoma

- The teacher in which this interview took place with is in their second year of teaching in the subject matter of Mathematics, this year they are teaching algebra to mostly freshman and sophomores who are repeating taking the course. The teacher is originally from Odessa, Texas studied at the University of Oklahoma and received a degree in Astrophysics and received a Master’s degree in physics at New Mexico Tech. Their first year at Strive: Smart was last year in which due to it being a charter school does not require a teaching certificate, only that an individual be highly qualified....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Lesson plan, Pedagogy]

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My Last Year Of High School

- I started my last year of high school with many questions, most of which were answered throughout the year. Unfortunately, I could not find the answer to the biggest question of all: what is my passion. I took many personality tests and future career assessments looking for an insight into what I wanted for myself, but was never satisfied with the results. All I knew is that I wanted to pursue a profession where I could help people and build relationships along the way. This led me to pursue a degree in the medical field....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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Graduation Speech : My First Year

- Pre-College I graduated from Atkins High School in 2007 and after that, I started working at a telemarketing company. I did not know what I wanted to do in life so I thought that I would be a waste of time for me to start college without any idea of what path I wanted to take. I quit my job and started working at Sonic full time but after working there for 2 years I decided that I need to make something of myself and decided to enroll in college. It was difficult because at that time, I had been out of high school for almost 3 years and I had forgotten most of what I have learned in high school....   [tags: High school, Academic term, Education, Arkansas]

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My Senior Year Of High School

- From the time I was in first grade all the way up to my senior year of high school I never really learned anything from my teachers. First through sixth grade I would get pulled out of class, seventh through my sophomore year of high school I was in lower level classes, and my junior and senior year teachers just flew through the material and were awful. When I was younger in first through sixth grade my education got taken away from me because of the school system. We would have to take standardized test and I would always fall behind because I don’t test well....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Private school]

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My Year Of My Public School

- Others Scattered like Seeds of a Dandelion This is the way I remember my last seven years of my public school. I attended a small rural middle school where we were fun loving, happy kids who did not judge anybody and did not worry about much of anything. In middle school, we were just kids having fun and learning all kinds of new things from algebra to how to use deodorant. It all seemed to change when we moved to a Columbia Public High School our freshman year. Everybody, even the students that moved with me, seemed uptight and less than friendly....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary school]

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Gap Year After High School

- According to “Facts About A Gap Year,” the definition of a gap year is “a break typically taken between high school and college that might include travel, work, study, volunteering, or research.” Several colleges encourage their admitted students to take a gap year before starting their freshman year. Done the right way, a gap year can help students excel, while if a student completely puts aside their responsibilities, it can plummet their success in college. Students who take a gap year after high school not only mature, but also are prepared for college and the rest of their lives....   [tags: High school, College, University]

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My First Year Of High School

- Narrative Essay It all started my sophomore year of high school. People always tell you that when someone knocks you down, you should always get back up and keep trying. I had this mindset at the beginning of my sophomore year, but I ended up letting a teacher knock me down to the point where I did not get back up for a couple years. I never expected my second year of high school to go so awry. Nevertheless, I was able to move forward and leave my negative experience behind me. I went to Sandia High School for my freshman and sophomore years....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Grade, Anxiety]

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Student Admissions And Getting Students Through Their First Year

- For years, universities have focused on student admissions and getting students through their first year. “On average, 58% of undergraduate students in the United States complete college within a six-year period” (Turner & Thompson, 2014, p. 94). As a result, universities have created first-year experience programs and initiatives that have been successful at retaining students pass the first year (Pattengale & Schreiner, 2000). The University of South Carolina (USC) is considered the premier authority on first-year programs and initiatives....   [tags: University, Higher education, High school]

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My 10th Grade Year : The End Of The First Sport

- My ninth grade year was my most action filled year of my high school time. I came in the first day seeing these massive giants with full grown beards, then there was me fourteen years old and skinny. I walked into my first period, it was team sports and I saw these gigantic men and I thought to myself, I’m going to play team sports against these guys. I was going to have a broken bone or be dead by the end of the first sport. So we all got dressed and then we walked to the gym where we found Mrs....   [tags: High school, Teacher, English-language films]

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My Year As A Common Goal For Most College Students

- There are multiple reasons why a person would go to college, but obtaining a degree is a common goal for most. A degree, students believe, would secure their futures and push them more towards their desired career, but does this imply that they value the degree over the learning process they go through to obtain it. According to Cathy Small in her essay, “My Year as a Freshman: Connections to the Path Ahead,” students are eager to learn in college, but continue to credit their experiences outside school in teaching what is most important....   [tags: University, Education, High school, College]

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The Benefits in Taking a Gap Year Outweigh the Drawbacks

- “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference,” said Robert Frost. The choice of a future career is amongst the most important decisions an individual makes in his or her life. Students take gap years after graduating from high school and before entering college . While it has been a longtime tradition for high school graduates in Europe to take an escape from education, this practice is becoming a popular and accepted custom in the United States....   [tags: improve resumes, vacation from academics]

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My First Year At Pennsylvania State University

- In August of 2009 I started my first year of what I would call the rest of my life. I say this not because my experience before that time was meaningless, but because it wasn’t until college when I started learning who I was and my potential for success. During my four year tenure, there are many fond memories as there are challenging moments that have made me the person I am today. Although I strive to continually learn new information each day, I can say the time I spent at Missouri State University was well worth the time, energy, and financial loss....   [tags: University, High school, Student, Education]

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