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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What I Learned in My Freshman Class of Composition 1

- This course was the first course I took as an incoming freshman, as anyone could imagine I was scared and nervous at the same time. Also since it is a writing course; I was hesitant if I wanted to continue in the class because writing is very challenging for me as an immigrant. Returning from summer break, I found it extremely tough to continue where I left off with my writing skills from high school. The fear of writing that my old high school teacher instilled in me did not help my writing anxiety either....   [tags: personal reflection]

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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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Gap Year vs Going Straight to College

- ... It gives them valuable experience; this gives them an edge in their resume over others. In addition, gap year helps build your character. Many students that have taken gap years are mature and understanding. They learn to be responsible. People that take a gap year learn to be independent and nourish themselves. They know what they want to achieve when getting into college. This helps them save money in the long run. Also, this allows them to be motivated and eager for their achievement in their career or their life....   [tags: independent, resume, experiences, travel]

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A New Assistant Director Of The First Year Experience Office

- As the new Assistant Director of the First Year Experience office I am creating a plan to assess and improve the retention and student success on our campus. When creating a committee for any task, big or small, one has to be incredibly careful to not leave anyone out. The primary reasons being that missing an important stakeholder can create a gap in the planning process, and that by not inviting certain stakeholders you can burn bridges. For an initiative that can affect the student population and that requires a cohesive and comprehensive campus-wide partnership there are going to be many committee members....   [tags: University, College, Student, Academia]

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My First Year At The University Of Southern Iowa

- When I graduated high school, my brother gave me a card that read, “Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, it became a butterfly.” At the time, I had gone through my fair share of hardships through typical friendship fallouts, family illness, and more; however, that quote carried me through my first year at the University of Northern Iowa. This desire to go to college was cemented in my mind from a very young age, and when I started applying to schools, I can’t describe how excited I was....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary school, Love]

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My Experience Senior Year in High School

- During you senior year in high school, all you hear is to enjoy it while you can. Many people try to scare you by reassuring you that during college, you are completely on your own. They say that the professors do not care if you pass his or her class, everything is on you, and that they would not even bother to memorize your name. Yes, it is true that you have to be more responsible and that you have to put more effort; however, I have met some amazing teachers during my college years. During high school, I took some AP classes which are high school equivalent to college courses....   [tags: personal accounts]

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how not to spend you senior year

- She starts off talking about her life, starting from the third grade. She tells how when she was in third grade her mom was killed by a hit and run. Since then her and her dad have moved a lot. Thirteen elementary schools from third grade to sixth grade, five middle schools, 6 high schools but she stayed in one place for her senior year. She learned not to unpack when ever she goes to a new place. They have always moved into furnished apartments, and she now has learned that not all places come complete with a couch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mentoring Process At A Four Year University Teacher Training Program

- In an effort to gain a better understanding of the mentoring process in a four-year university teacher training program, the researcher observed interactions between mentors and preservice teachers during their mentoring sessions. These observations were followed by online surveys of the preservice teachers and interviews of the mentors and preservice teachers. The resulting data were then analyzed to determine strategies that mentors used during the mentoring process. Background of the Study Past studies have recommended teacher educators increase their efforts in providing high quality teacher education in order to ensure that new teachers adapt well to their jobs and stay in the teaching...   [tags: School, Teacher, Education, Student]

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Speech About My Year As A Student

- Congratulations to the seniors of 2018. I am here to give some sort of uplifting and moving speech about my years as a student. To reflect on what I have gathered. To tell all the amazing stories that I have made so far in my life. They want you to get up, put on your best smile and tell everyone just how great life was before 18. “You want the truth. Well, here is it. Eventually, you forget it all. First, you forget everything you learned – the dates of the wars and Pythagorean theorem. You especially forget everything you didn’t really learn, but just memorized the night before....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Middle school]

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Ap Class Senior Year Of High School

- “Hey, it’s nice to meet you. I’m a freshman but junior by credits”. This disheartening and infamous conversation starter has haunted me for the past month in college. Half the people I have met have took more AP classes than I knew existed. This put them ahead of the game and allowed them to skip over an extensive amount of Gen-Eds. I was starting off college with relatively no college credit. I walked into my first AP class senior year of high school, or in other words, I was late to the ballpark at any shot of college credit....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary school]

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A Guide to the Internet for First Year Female Penn State Altoona Students

- A Guide to the Internet for First Year Female Penn State Altoona Students Logging onto the Internet for the first time can be overwhelming. Moving away to college as a freshman, male or female, can also be extremely overwhelming. Although most of us have had experience with using the Internet before entering college, for some young women both of these experiences come along all at once. The purpose of this booklet is to help first year college women at Penn State Altoona have a better understanding of a few concepts regarding the Internet....   [tags: Internet Process Essays]

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My Fifth Year Of Highschool

- With dim lights hanging over green felt-covered tables on one side of the room and loud, blinking arcade games on the other, and music blaring from a jukebox, there was no way I was ever going to leave the university. Only a dollar twenty-five to play pool here for an hour. And when it wasn’t my turn, I could go and play pinball. Every day, hundreds of students hung around the arcade, shouting, laughing and looking to challenge someone to a game of pool or a shot at beating you on an arcade game....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Fantastic Freshmen Roommate

- ... So there I was on move in day walking into my room carrying all of my stuff looking like I was ready to go on a five year backpacking trip around the world. Once I had walked in the room I saw that Natali (my new roommate) had Harry Potter posters plastered all along her side of the room. I knew at that moment that we would get along just fine. Now not everyone will immediately feel the way I did about Natali if you go in with the mindset that you will hate your roommate just from everything that you have been told....   [tags: personal narrative]

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A Gap Year: Just Say No

- You’re coming back from a well needed break from school and you feel invigorated and ready to start. The first few weeks are the hardest to adjust to because your brain hasn’t been used throughout the break. The dilemma with breaks, such as summer break, is that one loses valuable information from past academic courses that are essential to ones progress towards higher education. Imagine a whole year without learning and then coming back to intense rigorous classes at a University....   [tags: Education, A Gap Year]

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Freshmen and Depression: Talk About it

- As a freshman in college it is normal to have the “blues” or become homesick. More than likely you’re away from home and out on your own for the first time in your life. Therefore it is okay to feel sad or out of place from time to time. Lately, however, these blues have manifested themselves and turned into to full blown depression. The number of freshmen dealing with depression is steadily rising with each set of incoming freshmen. According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), the percentage of college students diagnosed with depression has increased 56 percent in the last six years....   [tags: freshman, college, depression,]

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Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen

- Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen. On the sixth day of school, Pac-Tech1 gathered all its members, old and new, in the scene shop. For me, most of the faces were familiar. The club's board members were all in attendance, as were most of the juniors and sophomores, and all of us were sizing up our new crop of freshmen. To their silent but shared dismay, all but two were girls. Even the established females of Pac-Tech know that most girls who enter our ranks rarely present at more than two sequential meetings before drifting out of the reach of anyone in the theater....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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My First Year At Averett As Freshmen History

- This being my first year at Averett as freshmen history major I did not know what to expect from any of the classes. First semester I did not even know what western civilization was. I have learned a lot since first and second semester in western civilization. This class this semester I especially learned a lot about religion and how it is important in the past and how it compares to now. From the beginning with before Jesus being born to all the new religions that are stilling being formed today....   [tags: Christianity, Protestant Reformation, Pope]

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The Possibilities of the Gap Year

- A gap year is a year off of academics, which provides time to explore interests and help determine career choices, containing both positive and negative aspects to consider. A gap year can be spent in a several ways from internships, working, volunteering, or traveling and exploring interests. It can provide students with life impacting traits that can provide a better future and greater outlook on life. If taken seriously, a gap year can have many positive effects on education and the motivation to continue school....   [tags: The Gap Year Abroad]

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

- The premise of the novel (Year of Wonders) could be seen as the antithesis of a journey as the villagers voluntarily agree to undertake a quarantine, which means they literally cannot go anywhere. In what way does this text represent a journey. Though the characters in Year of Wonders are unable to take a physical journey due to their actions, their circumstances cause them to embark on many spiritual, mental and emotional journeys through the course of the novel. Anna Frith, for instance, is forced during the plague year to overcome the deaths of her sons and family, and take upon many new roles that she otherwise would not have....   [tags: Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks]

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The Emotional Health Of College Freshmen

- The emotional health of college freshmen students reached a record high in an annual survey conducted by “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010” (Lewin). The significant transition by young adults into college is accompanied with independence from their parents, the forming of new relationships and adjustments to a new environment and lifestyle (Fitch-Martin). While exciting, these swift changes, new roles, and responsibilities can add an immense amount of stress to the life of a student....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Stress, University]

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America Needs Year-Round Education

- Historically school calendars have been subject to revision by a variety of factors including economic needs. Early last century, our country’s agrarian based economy mandated children have a long break to help plant in the spring and reap in the fall. During World War II, many children relied on a working mother and school days were made longer to accommodate their childcare needs. Year round education provides an improved use of taxpayer funds and school resources, plus students spend less time reviewing and as a result at-risk students have more advantages with a longer school calendar, opponents cite higher costs, lower than expected year over year gains in testing and the loss of summ...   [tags: Longer School Year]

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Romantic Holiday Escapes in Europe for Dreamy New Year

- A romantic Holiday on New Year is one of the dearest desires of a couple and if you wish to make your beloved happy, you must surprise him/her with a perfect gift for forthcoming New Year; a romantic holiday in some place beautifully romantic and lovable that can increase the charm of you kissing your beloved at midnight. Apparently finding a good place with your choice can be a difficult thing but here we have some of the most exotic New Year escapes in Europe where you can visit and make that one night the most memorable time of your love life....   [tags: romantic, new year, paris]

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Pros and Cons of Taking a Year Off Before College

- It’s your senior year of high school. It is time for you to decide what you want to do after you graduate. You have a few possible things that you could do. You could start applying for colleges, get accepted to one, and then go to college right out of high school; or you could do the same thing, but take a year off. This brings up the argument of whether or not a student should take off a gap year before they begin college. There are both, pros and cons to taking a gap year prior to starting college....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Gap Year]

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Events Of The Year 1954

- in the year 1954, the United States was changing rapidly. President Eisenhower, a Republican, was in the midst of his first term. Eisenhower had just announced to the world that the United States had in fact developed and successfully tested the first hydrogen bomb some two years prior. Mamie Eisenhower christened the Nautilus, which was the first submarine to run on nuclear power. The great court decision, “Brown vs. the Board of Education,” called for the integration of the country’s public schools....   [tags: The Year 1954]

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Year Round Schooling : The Solution Or The Problem?

- Year-Round Schooling; The Solution or the Problem. The great Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” This is proof that trial and error are not always a bad thing; it is how one learns. Schools everywhere today are using trial and error to decipher the most efficient way of learning. Most schools are sticking with their normal routine, while others are trying something completely new to everyone. These schools are experimenting with year-round schooling, also known as YRS....   [tags: Year-round school, School, High school, Education]

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Chinese New Year : A Traditional Holiday

- Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays in China. Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year and it is the longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is very different from other New Year because it is a more traditional celebration. Chinese New Year day falls on a different day each year, unlike the regular New Year. Chinese New Year helps bring family together. It is the day where everyone stop working and everyone travel back home where all the family members come together for an annual reunion and dinner....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, China]

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Year Round Schooling Should Not Be Maintained

- To Change a Tradition While growing up, I attended a traditional school. This is a schooling method many individuals are probably familiar with. A student attends school for nine months out of the year, and then has a three month break during the summer. However, in my immediate hometown surroundings, nearby traditional schools are assessing the idea of transforming into year-round schools. Year round schooling is one subject debated in high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools nationwide....   [tags: High school, School types, Year-round school]

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Year Round Schooling Should Be Funded

- In year-round schooling, schools continue to operate a hundred and eighty days per year, but they stretch out the hundred and eighty days over the entire year and take shorter breaks between each term. It has become increasingly common, both as an academic improvement strategy and as a solution to student and teacher burnout. Year-round schooling is not necessarily the same as expanded learning time. Expanded learning time is either lengthening the school days or lengthening the school year. Many year-round schools simply reorganize the standard hundred and eighty-day school year....   [tags: Year-round school, School, High school, Education]

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Graduation Speech : Vietnamese New Year

- Vietnamese New Year Presentation Opening Chúc Mừng Năm Mới. Vạn sự như ý. An khang thịnh vượng. Tiền vô như nước. What I just presented to you was a traditional Vietnamese New Year’s greeting translated to: Happy New Year. May All Your Wishes Come True. Wishing You Security, Good Health and Prosperity. And May Money Flow Like Water. Even though, I was born and raised in the United States. I remembered saying these New Year greeting to my elders in order to get lucky money. Growing up, I never celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas and Western New Year....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, Tết]

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The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year between High School and College

- Gap year is the term used to refer to the year after a student has graduated from high school and before the student enrolls in a college. Sometimes, students also take the gap year in between academic years. For many students leaving high school, a gap year provides a most welcome break but it can also be a cause of frustration for others depending on how the time is planned and managed. It can be a way of taking some well-deserved rest while gathering momentum for the next level of academic life, or it can be a time to catch up on various matters around the home....   [tags: Gap Year Essays]

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Year-Round Schooling For All American Students: A Good Thing

- When Americans think of year-round education they immediately relate it to no summer vacations, hence the reason why, at first glance, most students and parents are contrary to that which comes off as a negative idea. Little do we know, as Americans, that year-round schooling has many more advantages than disadvantages. Back when schools had just began, summers were necessary because children needed to help their families by working on their families farms. Nowadays, as we all know, this is not the case....   [tags: Education, year round school, argument]

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A Letter to College Freshmen Students

- As a new freshman entering this Community College, you will be discovering and experiencing many new things about the world in which you live and yourself. The jump from high school to college can be a very scary but exciting experience. I have some valuable advice for you on how to make this transition smoother and an enjoyable experience rather than a scary and lonely one. My number one piece of advice is for you to enter this experience with an open mind. If you come into this new situation with a good outlook and a positive attitude, your experience will be a lot more rewarding....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Year 2000 is Coming!

- The Year 2000 is Coming. Here we are close to the dawn of the millennium. An even 2000 years has passed since man has decided to start counting. That has to be significant, doesn't it. Conspiracy theorists, self- proclaimed prophets, and doomsayers can take this opportunity to spread rumors of world destruction or take ancient prophecies and interpret them to their liking. Life must be getting boring or over stimulating for these folks. There are so many different groups spreading awareness in preparation for the millennium....   [tags: Millenium New Year 2000 Essays]

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Marianne Boruch's Year in Hawaii

- Marianne Boruch's Year in Hawaii In her poem, “Year In Hawaii,” Marianne Boruch effectively portrays the feeling of an endless, motionless setting. This lyric poem attempts to transcend time by working with timelessness. The key lines to the poem take place at the very beginning, “The ocean takes so long/to think about.” Immediately the reader is met with mixed sensations of timelessness as well as restlessness. There’s a dreamy, sluggish feel to her wording. Using the ocean is perfect for evoking this, as looking out at the water, “Distance stops; one sees the endless line/of something.” So much empty space rolling out and out until it meets the sky....   [tags: Marianne Boruch Year Hawaii Essays]

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1991: An Amazing Year!

- History is replete with examples of the rise and fall of once great empires. December 1991 saw the end of a two super power world with the fall of the Soviet Union. In December, “as the world watched in amazement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries” (Cold War Museum). The United States was overjoyed as its enemy was, “brought to its knees, thereby ending the Cold War which had hovered over these two superpowers since the end of World War II” (Cold War Museum)....   [tags: The Year 1991]

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Stalin 's 5 Year Plans, Freedom Or Slavery?

- Stalin’s 5 year plans, Freedom or Slavery. The Problem: Imagine you the dictator of a country and are faced with an uprising of rebels who are fighting for your destruction, an industrial degression dropping at the rate of a dead fly, and a group of political masterminds strategizing the overtaking of all your political power. This is when Joseph Stalin faced in 1987. He had two options. One was do what is just and will most benefit the countries and its people; or control them with fear and power and enforce slavery upon them to sustain his rule....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Five-year plan]

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Should Year Round School Be A Positive Impact On The Lives Of Students?

- ​Does year-round school truly have a positive impact in the lives of students. Various studies have suggested that year round school is helpful. There are some disadvantages to this type of schooling that are preventing all schools from switching to this type of scheduling. In earlier times schools were only teaching throughout half of the year so that the school would be out of session when it was time to work in the fields. This type of scheduling is still common today, even though only a small portion of agriculture is tied into education and kids are no longer required to work....   [tags: Year-round school, School, High school, Education]

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Year Round Schooling On Why It 's Beneficial Or Beneficial For School Districts

- My topic is going to be about year-round schooling on why it’s beneficial or not beneficial for school districts. My audience is the superintendent Dr. Robert Shannon of Manhattan-Ogden school district. This is important for Dr. Shannon to know this information because he will be aware of the benefits of year-round schooling since they do not have it currently. The superintendent may be resistant with year-round schooling because they may not being able to afford to pay for it, time commitment for students and teachers and academically they may not see a difference in test scores or attendance percentage....   [tags: High school, School, Year-round school, Education]

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Escape from the Freshman 15

- The very first thing I did when I landed in California, was stuff my face with some delicious fast food; let’s just say the American commercials I saw back in Africa accomplished their goal. The first few months in California were hard, especially being alone in a new country; therefore I made two new best friends, food and social media. When I finally became accustomed to this strange land, I kicked the excessive eating and social media to the curb, but they left me a present in the form of thirty pounds of fat....   [tags: adopting healthy habits]

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Year-round Schooling: A Simple Solution For Today’s Students

- Summer break is supposed to be a time of rest and rejuvenation for students. After nine months of hard work and challenging classes, one would think such a long break could do nothing but good for students; however, this is not the best way for young minds to learn. A three month break is far too long for children to go without proper education and supervision. Instead of a long three month break at the end of each school year, why not give students the same number of days off but spread them out more frequently throughout the year....   [tags: year education, school system, summer break]

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The Escape From Society: An Analysis of Arto Paasilinna’s The Year of the Hare

- The Escape From Society: An Analysis of Arto Paasilinna’s The Year of the Hare Throughout the novel, The Year of the Hare, Arto Paasilinna is making the reader feel that it is impossible to escape society. Everyone attempts to escape society at some stage of their lives because of the many problems that they have to deal with. In this novel, Vatanen tries to escape society because the people he has to deal with, like his family and employers, are not treating him the way he would like them to. In this sense the novel is a reflection on life....   [tags: Review, Analysis, The Year of the Hare, Arto Paasi]

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Binge Drinking Freshmen

- Binge Drinking Freshmen Emily* is a typical female college student on the outside, with a shocking story hidden on the inside. Emily began drinking before most students rode on their first bus … school bus. At the age of 4, Emily wasn’t given candy, but alcohol instead. As an incentive for repeating words back to her aunt she was given red wine. As Emily got older, her mother brought her to family parties, oblivious to what was going on. At these parties, Emily would typically drink scotch or whiskey, provided to her by the older men in the family....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Papers]

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When Taking Freshman Composition II

- Before taking Freshman Composition II, I was scared that I would not meet the demanding expectations of the course or not have the necessary writing skills to do my work correctly. Now I have reached the end of the course and I feel like I have progressed a lot as a writer and overcame a few writing obstacles. The essays that I have written for this course show that I have learned how to support my main ideas with a clear thesis and I can write my essay with developed paragraphs that stay on topic; and though I have made some progress in transitions and in grammar, I still have work to do....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Critical thinking, Fallacy]

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The Benefits of a Gap Year

- Taking a “gap year” off between high school and university has become a popular alternative among many adolescents. A “gap year” is a period of time, usually an academic year, when a student takes a break from formal education and routine (“Gap Year.”). This time off provides a break after many years of formal study and is often spent travelling or working. In the past, taking a gap year resulted in problematic return into education. Today, however, they are generally seen as positive and are supported by Universities and employers....   [tags: Youth, Experiences, Break]

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Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year

- Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year We have all grown up hearing our parent's advice "Do as I say, not as I do". When your parents give this advice you do not always listen at first, but later on in life you may catch yourself using it. I believe it is very important value, respect and listen to what your parent's say; their experience with life is their major tool in shaping their children into adults. Parents have lived life longer than their children that is a fact....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year]

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Raymond Carver's poem Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year

- The Theme of Raymond Carver's poem "Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year" Growing up we all had expectations of who we should be imposed upon us by our parents. Whether or not we achieved those expectations upon reaching adulthood isn't really the final outcome. There is a greater lesson learned regardless of how we benefited from the imposition. And that realization is what truly shapes our final character. Raymond Carver entertains this topic in his poem, "Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-second Year." In this poem Carver provides us with a beautifully touching slice of life that is not only flawless in writing and technique, but that connects and emotionally evokes...   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year]

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