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Paying Students for Good Grades

- Students should be paid for having good grades. According to Psychology Today the United States has fallen behind other nations in education. In addition to this, approximately every one in four students in the U.S. drops out of school before graduation. The main reason for this is that students have little to no motivation. Students are either bored by school, or they are distracted by the other things that go on in their lives such as sports, jobs, friends and their own family life. Although learning has its own rewards, some students respond better to money....   [tags: education, motivation, rewards, crime]

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Homework Lead To Good Grades

- Homework, homework, everyone hates homework. People are up all night doing something that they think is such a waste of time. Well is it a waste of time. Most people think so. Infact most people think it has no effect at all. homework has had a huge impact on sleeping, time and grades. Grades k-12 have seen a dramatic change in homework. Changes that happened recently. The evidence shows that homework is extremely harmful and it sure is not helping. one thing they could do to help the students is give them a break or even just completely get rid of homework....   [tags: teachers, students, education, finland]

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The Pressure Put on Students to Get Good Grades

- ... It allows the mind to focus extensively for a certain amount of time. Students from K to 12th grade use this “medication” to help them for a long night or to do better on a big test. Students who are legitimately diagnosed with ADHD often sell their Adderall pills. “Adderall is abused and even in college take more than marijuana and it’s easier to get”.(Cooper 1) Quoted by Alan Desantis, a professor and researcher at the University of Kentucky. Students take Adderall without thinking about the risk of taking the drug....   [tags: cheating, education, schools]

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The Causes and Effects of Pressure on Students to Get Good Grades

- Are the new standards and expectations the world has for teenagers really creating monsters. The amount of stress that is put on students these days between trying to balance school, homework, extra curricular activities, social lives, sleep and a healthy lifestyle is being considered as a health epidemic (Palmer, 2005). Students are obsessing over getting the grades that are expected of them to please those that push them, and in return, lose sleep and give up other aspects of their lives that are important to them such as time with friends and family as well as activities that they enjoy....   [tags: mental effects, school homework, activites]

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A Students’ Involvement Encourages Good Grades

- A Students’ Involvement Encourages Good Grades The Purpose of this Report The purpose of this report is to illustrate that teens that are involved in extra-curricular activities generally get higher grades than those who are not involved in activities. Some of the research for this report was acquired through the Internet and some of it was obtained through surveys of 120 high school students, grades ten through twelve (see Appendix A). All of the sources that talked about this subject suggested that there is a strong positive correlation between extra-curricular activities and good grades....   [tags: Research Statistics Essays]

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Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine: A Student’s Illegal Path to Good Grades

- The point at which a person comes to the level of desperation to risk the rest of their lives for a decent grade in secondary and postsecondary education occurs all too often. Many college students around the largest universities of the United States have experienced this feeling of desperation, so naturally they tried to find a solution. The solution falls into the hands of Amphetamine or Dextroamphetamine, known better as Adderall, a staggering amount of the time. Students obtain Adderall illegally, as it is a prescription drug, for the common belief around United States college campuses that it improves students’ focus and attention span, while also prolonging the time students can go wit...   [tags: aderall, narcolepsy, illegal use]

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Cheating in Academics Is an Acceptable Thing to Do

- ... It is true that the way students get their good grades might be a bit sneaky and inappropriate, but saying students do not put effort into their work is unfair. Student cheat not because they do not study or they feel they cannot pass the test; the truth is cheating is a safe and better choice. Certainly, people assume that cheaters cannot learn anything from the course materials. On the other hand, I believe cheating is also a way to learn and maintain good grades in class. Teachers always assign homework....   [tags: a way to learn, secures good grades]

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Good Effects that Come from Playing Sports in High School

- In high school, there proved different types of people, ones who focused on academics only, ones into fine arts, ones who didn’t care, the ones who are average and the ones who play sports. When I attended high school, I participated in athletics consistently for all four years. There come many good effects from playing sports in high school: you stay active and healthy, and you keep up with grades, and learn lifelong lessons. Playing sports consists of constant running, jumping, and other strenuous physical activity....   [tags: good health, grades, life long lessons]

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Why is the Purpose of an Allowance

- You have just received a big wad of cash from your parents for your allowance. You smile, but did you really deserve it. You asked yourself this question because your ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies grade is declining. Do you really deserve it while your grades are decreasing. Or maybe your behavior has not been urbane lately. Why do some parents insist on giving allowance to children regardless of their poor academics and actions. Especially, if they remiss their chores over and over again....   [tags: money value, good grades, parents education]

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Children Should Not Be Given Grades

- Times have changed and continue to do so, so why are we still giving kids grades. If you have straight A’s you’re a “nerd,” if you have A’s and B’s you’re a “smarty-pants,” and then C average or below. You’re considered “stupid” or “dumb.” These are some generic labels given to kids throughout schooling because of their grades, and this can cause some unwanted issues throughout the school system. Children shouldn't be given grades, they should be given oral evaluations because grades give labels, create unnecessary competition, and don't always accurately reflect how smart a child is....   [tags: labeling, competition, don't reflect intelligence]

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Student Sleep Habits and Their Grades

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

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Grades Should Not Measure Intelligence

- In today’s society the average parent’s main focus is to ensure that their child does remarkably well in school. With the basic grading scheme being “A” for excellent and “F” for failure, can this be used to measure someone’s intelligence. How many of the A grades you have achieved in school helped you with your job today. Did finding “x”, or finding Pythagoras Theorem helped you to figure out what to say to your big marketing meeting. While growing up, society has taught us that in order to get a job you needed to obtain a degree and in order to gain that degree you needed good grades, however, does grades really matter....   [tags: Intelligence, Character, School Systems]

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Students Expect High Grades

- Like any student, college students always want the easiest way out and still attain a good grade. That was basically my experience in high school. Teachers just gave credit to assignments that seemed like the students put a lot of effort into it. I actually gave advice to underclassmen by encouraging them to do the work regardless if it is right. I would also receive credit for things that had nothing to do with materials learning in class. If I had a graduation speech I would really thank tissue boxes for increasing my grade and passing....   [tags: college, student, education, Kurt Wiesenfel]

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To What Extent is Owning a Franchise a Good Business Decision?

- Why start a half owned business when you can have it all for you self and make the most out of it. A franchise is a business which uses the original company’s name to sell goods and services in a certain area. In other words franchising is creating an alliance between groups of people who have a specific goal of dominating the market and having more customers than their opponents. The original company is called a franchiser, and the person who opens a franchise is a franchisee. Even though the franchisee has to pay for the business name, they are still provided with standards, quality, access to tools and materials, and advertising....   [tags: good and services, self-owned companies]

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Grades Should Not Be a Limit for Playing on a Sports Team in School

- Do we want the people who spend all their time studying to play for our teams. Students who are good in sports shouldn’t be held back from playing in games because of their grades. First, every person is born with different skills. Some people are amazing in school subjects, but others excel in sports. Second, sports teach many very useful skills. Students learn how work with a team. Third, students don’t learn when they are not allowed to play because of their grades. Athletic students with bad grades tend to cheat just to get good grades....   [tags: diversity in skills and talents]

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Analyzing and Argumentative Essay: Grades and Self-Esteem

- ... The harder exams will yield only short term benefit to the student, but in the long run, tougher grades won’t benefit the students. Teachers who are giving easy grades to the students are worried about the students’ self-esteem and the elevation. Kohn (2002) stated that many higher education teachers are basically researchers, they are not trained enough to teach, it is better to analyze the teachers skill and examine their view of teaching in order to get better performance of the students....   [tags: confidence in one's worth and abilities]

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Study Habits Can Improve Your Grades

- Why improving your study habits can improve your grades Having bad study habits can really show up in your grades, but if you change your study habits your grades will improve. Many important things factor in understanding about studying. The most important fact about studying: no two people think alike; therefore, no two people study the same. What works for you may not work for your friend, and vice versa. I know I have no class that I enjoy so much that I cannot wait to get home so that I can study it, on that note we can only wish....   [tags: Studying]

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Grades: Help or Hindrance?

- "Without grades we can not learn." (Farber 333) Many people believe grades are the single strongest inhibitor of learning. Grades motivate me more than anything else to try and learn in school and do well on tests and quizzes. Grades are what set all students apart from each other. I believe grades are a tremendous motivational tool and can be used to "trick" students into learning. They sometimes can cause fear, and they can be "received" not earned due to unfair circumstances. Grades can be good, bad, and ugly....   [tags: American Literature]

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Why Grades Are Important

- Yes, grades are an effective means of motivating students to do their best work. If there were no grades why the students would like to work hard. Do not they want to enjoy luxury and comforts in their youth. Surely, students want to enjoy their youth with luxury and comforts. They can not judge themselves because they have no scale of judgment. It is the instructor only who judges the students comparatively and gives grades to them accordingly. In this way, by receiving their grades students recognize their positions in the class....   [tags: school, tests, Education]

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Are Grades A Proper Motivational Tool for Students?

- For years, students, parents, teachers and other curious individuals have wondered if grades are a proper motivational tool for students. From one teacher’s standpoint, my grandmother, who was a high school math teacher for over 30 years, has always told me that grades are a false sense of achievement or failure. And she defiantly did not believe in giving tests and engraving the score in her grade book as a means for administrators to measure which students were on course to success and which ones would end-up flipping burgers....   [tags: Education ]

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Success is Its Own Reward

- Ever heard of the say “success is its own reward”. Well, it is. Students should never get paid for good grades. First of all, where will the money come from. Secondly, money could go to waste, and that same money could be used for better things. Third, students are at school for their own will. Finally, students could cheat for money. Firstly, if we pay the students, where will we get the money from. As is, teachers don’t get paid a lot. One of the schools in Chicago enforced the policy to reward students based on their grades....   [tags: students, money, grades]

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College Essay: My Mother's Influence on Me

- The greatest woman I’ve ever known always told me that education was important…and she was right. I came from a small town in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri prior to becoming a teenager. At the time, education was abundant in St. Ann, where I lived. I attended a decent elementary school and made good grades, despite mathematics not being my cup of tea. I have my mother to thank for that. This said woman was my mother. She was a flight attendant at the time for US Airways and despite being busy 24/7, she tried her best to make time for both me and my education....   [tags: education, grades, dreams]

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The Unhealthy Focus on Competition in Universities

- ... Our culture has emplaced this delicate system in which most must fail so that others can succeed. Every facet of our life revolves around our seemingly insatiable appetite for competition. We teach our children (as we were convinced long ago) that their peers are not resources and friends to learn from, but enemies to overcome, to beat. We grow up, convinced that self worth is dependent on our record of triumphs. We apply to colleges, happy when our top choice school accepts us but elated when the same isn’t true for our neighbors....   [tags: grades, education, cooperation]

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Rewards and Difficulties for Working High School Students

- ... If the student picks and gets a job anywhere close to their career goals it can give them a head start on that career. It can also help them realize what kind of career they may want, and possibly if that part time job is one they thought they wanted to do and discover they truly don’t like it and then start to re think what they really want and like to do. Of course a working high school student will learn the value of money by being able to purchase items they want such as new fashions and new electronic gadgets....   [tags: skills, savings, grades]

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Listening to Music while Studying

- Imagine the day when you see your child’s report card, and all you see are As, and you are speechlessly staring at your child’s grades. Are you still waiting for that moment to come when you will be proud of your child for getting good grades. Have you ever wondered why your child has not been able to do well at school?It is possibly because your child has not been exposed to listening to music while studying. Listening to musiccould be the golden solution for your child. Students definitely need to be granted the freedom to listen music during classes....   [tags: learning, music, grades]

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Homeschooling Prepares Students for College

- Homeschooling Prepares Students for College What do you think when you hear about a homeschooled student going to college. Envision that student in your head. Who do you see. Do you see someone who is scared, lost, and maybe not on the same learning level as their peers. If so, then you have a similar vision as a majority of the population. So the real question at this point is; Are these thoughts of homeschooled students going to college correct or false. Contrary to popular belief, they are absolutely false....   [tags: socialization, education, grades]

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ParentConnect and Genesis: The Pros and Cons of Checking Grades Online

- Checking student’s grades online, even today, is one of the most controversial issues in education. Approach any hardcore parents with this issue, and they will instantly launch into a several hour-long tirade covering on how the school should invent a program or a site to allow them to view their children’s progress in school. But what is it about checking student’s grades online that makes it so polarizing. With websites such as ParentConnect and Genesis, parents can often check their kid’s grades online....   [tags: internet, college education]

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Reducing Class Sizes Improves Grades and Behavior

- How often do you hear teachers requesting for smaller classes. Does grading assignments and tests for big classes make you stressed and tired. It has be proven that reducing class sizes improves grades and behavior for most students. Issues that concern the staff is that we would have to hire more teachers and find more classroom space. Reducing class sizes is a good educational effort for the students of Valley Center Schools because it would positively change the behavior in students, students will receive more one-on-one time with teachers, and our teachers would want smaller classes....   [tags: teacher, small classes, class reduction]

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Effects of Social Networking on Undergraduate Student’s Grades

- Introduction Social networking has made its way into American culture quickly and is more prevalent now than ever before. Many people have different views on the relevance and benefits of social networking, whether they are positive or negative standpoints. Nevertheless, social media and networking is a part of our American lifestyles as a whole. As a Computer Information Systems major and studying the foundations and composition of computer applications, I would like to research the effects that social networks have on underclassmen undergraduate students attending an Historically Black College or University....   [tags: psychological/sociological analysis]

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National Honor Society

- 1. Academics have always been important in my life and my future plans. Emphasis was always placed on good grades and a full understanding of everything I learned growing up as a child and it still is being emphasized today. Though grades do not necessarily pertain to academics, it does reflect your knowledge in the subject. That is why I try very hard to keep my grades up and keep them high. The better I do and the more I understand, the more successful and prepared I will be when the future comes....   [tags: education, grades, leadership, society]

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Financial Aid: Need or Merit?

- It is a universal fact that college is not a cheap investment, and acquiring aid to help with the cost can be hard to come by. Due to the recent drop in the economy, it is almost necessary to have a college degree to get a job. The rising cost and necessity of a college education has raised a debate on the eligibility of financial aid and who exactly should obtain the aid. The main focus in the financial aid debate is whether or not aid should be based on merit or need. A simple way to put this is should the student from lower income families receive aid because money is tight, or should students with the best grades get money for working hard and gaining high grade point a...   [tags: college, education, grades, tuition, economy]

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Higher Education for Free

- ... 52% of college students have either dropped out due to expenses or have not continued their dream with no job. One way that we can lower that percentage is to allow college for everyone in our society. If our colleges were free, everyone could possibly have a good job and live their life the way that they want. Another reason we should have free schooling is because 12 grade education isn’t enough for a good job anymore. A college degree is one of the first things managers and employers look at when finding a job....   [tags: high school graduates, grades, jobs]

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Finding a Correlation between Social Media Use and School Grades

- Introduction: Technology, and “Social Networking” are a big thing in today‘s world, and also prevalent in the lives of college students. A good percentage of college students frequently browse sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and at this point, social media has an effect on both in school and out of school activities. Social Media can have a detrimental effect on grades, engagement and even on activities out of school, if used in a wrong way. At the same time, social media can be used to also enhance the learning and engagement experience, if used right....   [tags: behavioral, academic analysis]

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Research Proposal: Effects of Social Networking on Undergraduate Student’s Grades

- Introduction Social networking has made its way into American culture quickly and is more prevalent now than ever before. Many people have different views on the relevance and benefits of social networking, whether they are positive or negative standpoints. Nevertheless, social media and networking is a part of our American lifestyles as a whole. As a Computer Information Systems major and studying the foundations and composition of computer applications, I would like to research the effects that social networks have on underclassmen undergraduate students attending an Historically Black College or University....   [tags: Research Proposals]

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Aspects that Affect the U.S. Grading System

- As a mother of three students and me being a student, it is evident that our current grading system is no longer efficient. The grading system that once might have worked is no longer an effective means of measure in the 21st Century. For us to overlook the thoughts of a new improved way of grading or evaluating students, only restrains our ability to put into place something more current and something more efficient. Something that could perhaps empower our students to perform at greater levels, or something that could perhaps embolden our students to want to learn....   [tags: school grades, education system, students behavior]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Milosevic

- Slobodan Milosevic and many others who were born in WW2 have had troubled childhoods, Milosevic’s parents committing suicide which would traumatize any adult . He rose through the ranks of Tito’s communist party and survived the late 60’s purges where he became a close ally to the 1980’s party leader Ivan Stambolic. When Slobodan Milosevic was president of Serbia, Time Magazine interviewed him in 1995 just after the Dayton peace accords. His interview focused on four key actions that were affecting former Yugoslavia....   [tags: Time Magazines, Interview, Power Hungry]

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Why Students Work Harder Than Teachers

- Imagine going home, knowing that you have a ton of homework due the next day, as well as tests to study for. This already seems pretty bad, but if you have extracurriculars to do that day, the stress piles up. The time that you’ll have to finish your work from school is decreased, and by the time you’re done your extracurriculars, you’ll have less energy to finish your studying. I told you all to picture this in your head, but most of you don’t have to. This is because you have probably experienced it almost on a daily basis everyday after school....   [tags: homework, good graders, extracurriculars]

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Grading Scale: A Persisting Problem Among Students

- Entering the classroom, sheets of white typing paper printed out sitting on the desks; starting the day off with the notification of the classroom grade can be a frightening thought. The eighteen year old, tall, and slender girl slides into her desk and prepares herself for what the paper holds for her future report card. Verbally, the teacher signals to flip over the piece of paper and look at semester grades. As the papers are being flipped, all at once negative cries shout out. This can not be right....   [tags: Education, Student Performance, Grades]

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My Positive and Negative Experiences with Motivation in Elementary School

- For years, students, parents, teachers and other curious individuals have wondered if grades are the proper motivational tool for students. From one teacher’s standpoint, my grandmother, who was a high school math teacher for over 30 years, has always told me in years past that grades are a false sense of achievement or failure. And she defiantly did not believe in giving tests and engraving the score in her grade book so administrators could determine which of her students had the potential for a successful career and which ones would be flipping burgers....   [tags: Grades as a Motivational Tool]

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The Benefits and Manufacturing of Duplex Stainless Steel

- Background . The first cast of duplex was made at Avesta in Sweden in 1930 when the idea of duplex stainless steels were subjected to discuss within industries. During last 30 years the duplex steels have been remarkably evolved and used in a significant way. The evolution in steel making techniques affected mainly to this take off. Duplex stainless steels is a combination of many of the beneficial properties of ferritic and austenitic steels. First duplex steel grades had a great performance characteristics as well as limitations....   [tags: grades, properties, processing]

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Self-Regulation and Motivation: A Counseling Intervention for Student Success in Mathematics

- Self-Regulation and Motivation: A Counseling Intervention for Student Success in Mathematics There are numerous research articles on the need for mathematics intervention in the transition grades (Falco, Crethar & Bauman, 2008; Medina, 2011; Ocak & Yamac, 2013; Swanson, 2011). Ramdass (2011) proposed that during the elementary school years, students valued math and its importance. However, in middle school, their interest decreased and they did not have the inner drive to learn mathematics, which may have contributed to their lack of success....   [tags: Mathematics Intervention, Transition Grades]

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Cramming Creates More Harm than Good

- Imagine studying for a biology exam that covers ten chapters. Imagine opening the textbook for the first time the night before the exam. Imagine skimming page after page and trying to retain all the information while, at the same time, trying to get at least 9 hours of sleep. The truth is that that is nearly impossible. The brain cannot memorize ten chapters worth of information in one night. And there are not enough hours in one night to memorize ten chapters while still obtaining 9 hours of sleep....   [tags: studying for exams]

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Three Idiots: A Good Movie for College Students

- ... The guy who remembers the definition gives the professor a perfect answer and receives applause. Rancho argues with the professor but he is kicked out from the classroom. Ironically, Rancho comes back and says, “I forgot something. It is a instruments that record analyses summarize organize debate and explain information which are illustrative non-illustrative hardbound paperback jacketed non-jacketed with forward introduction, table of contents, index that are indented for the enlightenment, understanding enrichment enhancement and education of the human brain thru sensory root of vision......   [tags: education system, engineering class, india]

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What Constitutes Good Usage

- What Constitutes Good Usage The idea of good usage can be explored in many facets. Many writers such as Dowst, Sale, Thomas and Albutt have enlightened me to their own views on what constitutes good or bad usage. The thought never occurred to me that I too am guilty in many ways of improper use of the English language, including grammar, word use, tense, structure, the list could go on. But then again what is termed good use by me may not be good to another. To me, my own personal use of language is acceptable and could probably stand some improvement....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Good Usage is Simply Correct Grammar

- Good Usage is Simply Correct Grammar What is good use. Does it even matter. Those are not easy questions to answer. Is good use just simply using correct grammar or is everyone who is using it just trying to speak above everyone else. What I mean by "trying to speak above others" is using large words, which you normally would not use, just to sound more intelligent than you actually are. I think the type of usage a person uses depends on the audience, the topic, and why the person is writing. Why does good usage have to involve more than just those items....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Statistics Assignment: Grades Sav Data File

- The data set used for this assignment was the grades.sav data file. The variables used were gender, GPA, total, and final. GPA and final were used in the histogram scales, along with skewness, kurtosis values, and scatter plot. This assignment included a sample size of (N) 105. Testing Assumptions There are two histograms, showing information on GPA, and showing information on final grade. Histograms are commonly used with interval or ratio level data (Corty, 2007). The data in the GPA is distributed and slightly skewed to the right, which means it has a positive skew and has a peaked distribution....   [tags: histogram scales, skewing, kurtosis values]

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Competition Is Not Good For People

- Ancient China has a number of sayings about competition, such as, “seeking great honor results in no honor at all”. Theodore Isaac Rubin, a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, explains in his essay, “Competition and Happiness” competition seldom brings out the best and often brings out the worst in people. He argues that competition is a form of projection in which the development of self is abandoned to beat the next fellow. Rubin believes that, “competition is a residual of a primitive past, and it is not a genetic residual” (312)....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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How to Write a Good Essay

- Throughout the WRD 102 class, I have had to write a lot of essays, personal narrative, response paper, evaluative review, and argument essay. Before this class, I would start to write thinking my teacher is the only one who is going to read it. However, in this class one of the things I have learned is that, in order to write a good paper, you have to choose your audience and write according to what would they argue about. My main problem was the structure of the essay. Even though I have made progress I still think I'm not where I want to be....   [tags: what I've learned, personal reflections]

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Are School Uniforms Good and Bad?

- ... All too often parents were not using good judgment regarding what was appropriate school attire for their child but some didn’t have the money to buy new clothes. “I have heard so many times how much the parents appreciate the uniforms and one of their reasons is always the financial savings.” Words from a school administrator. These cost of uniforms depend on the size and age of the child the number could go up or down. School uniforms are financially cheaper for parents in the short and long term costs....   [tags: uniform policy, education, parents]

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What makes a good teacher?

- In my opinion, a good teacher should be one who puts her heart into teaching. This is because only by doing so will the students feel their passion and hard work. When a teacher strives hard for the students, students will put in their effort as well. If a teacher dislikes her job, goes to classes in a bad mood, her teaching would also be affected and students would not be able to enjoy lessons as well. Another point that makes a good teacher would be his/her patience. Teachers should not get upset or even worse, give up on the students who are not so strong in their studies....   [tags: philosophy of education, teaching]

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The Twenty-First Century Distraction

- From most perspectives, losing money is a bad thing. From most perspectives, receiving poor grades is a bad thing. Since the second century BC, money has single handedly dictated how people live their lives. Everything we do revolves around money. The people of today have a mentality that if one makes good money; one will achieve whatever they desire. Nothing in life is ever free. Someone had to produce a service or a product that is available for purchase. Being a productive member of society makes that person of high value because they can effectively yield a needed product....   [tags: social media, networking websites, bad grades]

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What It Takes to Be a Good Registered Nurse

- Being helpful and being able to understand problems are excellent characteristics to have. For me, these characteristics show in my everyday life. People will always have problems, and they will always need help, and I want to do my part in helping people in need. These reasons are why I want to become a Registered Nurse. In order to become the best nurse I can be, there are a few skills and qualities needed to accomplish this goal. For example, nurses have to have patience, critical-thinking skills, and organization skills so they can take care of their patient in an organized, effective, and efficient manner (U.S....   [tags: health care professionals]

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Social Networking: The Good Choice for Society

- ... According to the article, 59% of students with access to the internet report that they use social networking sites to discuss educational topics and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments (National School Boards Association). This is important because the social media offers students with opportunities for learning and interacting with their peers.This article also portrays that grades went up by 50%, chronic absenteeism went down by 33% and 20% of students school wide voluntarily completed extra-credit assignments(Kessler).This concludes that the result of using social networking sites makes improvements for students and their grades....   [tags: students, school, information, connect]

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Psychological Aspects that Create Good Teachers

- As a teacher, I want to share the love of learning to students and light a fire of passion in them. I hope to better students in their walks of education, push them to be the best that they can be. In my eyes, learning is like taking in the world. Learning is soaking in everything there is to know about everything. When I become an educator, I want to create an environment where students crave knowledge, I hope to be able to take my students on adventures inside and outside of my classroom, introducing them to new insects, new ways of life and new parts of the world they had no idea existed....   [tags: personal reflections]

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The Wave was a Good Idea

- When something like the Wave comes along, so promising and full of energy and optimism, people are bound to be caught up in it. The students at Gordon High got "swept up" in the ideals and promises of the Wave. No matter how poorly it may have turned out, though, the Wave did start as a good idea. It attempted to make all students equal, to eliminate competition and create a feeling of unity, and, most importantly, to teach the students in Mr. Ross class about Nazi Germany. The Wave eliminated cliques and accepted outcasts....   [tags: Nazi Germany]

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How to be a Good College Student

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

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice Good advice is something that could be hard to come-by but once found can help a person in the long run. Good advice is usually taken from someone who is an expert, someone that the advisee respects (parent, elder, teacher, coach), or a friend. Advice can be used at any time. Any time you are stuck, or just in a situation in which you need help, or just advice to do a certain task, or to help you out in a situation is good advice if you use what they said and it works. If the advice isn't really used it's merely just information or a suggestion....   [tags: Psychology Advising Essays]

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University School Rankings

- Introduction I sought out to answer a rather intangible, philosophical question, which somehow is almost central to what makes this university successful. In fact, its success is the question. I wanted to understand what it is about UNC that makes it a “good,” and prestigious, school. Toward that end, I needed to investigate the intricacies of this institution, and of this question. Because the terms “good” and “prestigious” are highly subjective, I did not attempt to objectify them, but I instead sought to get a working definition from each interviewee as well as refer to some of the contemporary big names in school rankings for their definitions....   [tags: prestigious, good, interviews, institution]

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Good Characteristics to Live By in The Chosen by Chaim Potok

- Qualities of a Good Person What are things that make someone a good person. Is it their ability to get along with other people. How about the choices that the person makes. Or is it the way that he or she treats his or herself and others. All of the qualities make someone a good person. In the novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Danny and Reuven learn many qualities that make them to be better people. Respect, responsibility, and honesty are all important qualities for one to have in order to become a better person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Transition into a Good Student

- If you were to talk to me today, you would never know that I was once the child who veered off the straight and narrow path. In those distant years of my past I was a problem child, with the notion that school was my playground. A failing grade use to mean that I was having fun in a prison with bleak white walls. When I was written up and sent to the principal’s office I knew that I would get to go home. But the cheerfulness that I felt, up until the point that my parents arrived, quickly vanished when I saw the tears in my mother’s eyes each time....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience]

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Is Homeschooling Too Good to Be True?

- Other than the negative moral and social impacts on the children due to homeschooling, there are also some problems about homeschooling that the parents must face. Parents who homeschool seem to have no time for anything. They are constantly working and homeschooling. This leaves them little free time to do what they wish. They have little time to spend with their friends, spend leisure time by themselves, or doing the things they love. Of course, they have plenty of time to spend with their children, but most of that is spent teaching and not parenting them (Roberts)....   [tags: children, social impact, time, cost]

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Video Games: Good or Evil?

- Technology nowadays has become a tremendous part of children’s everyday life. The biggest part of technology that children are mostly consumed by is video games. Video games were introduced back in the 1970s, which consisted of games such as Pong, that didn’t contain much graphics. Then starting in the late 1980s, video games started to become more developed in ways such as the graphic was in much better quality than before because of the advancement in technology. With increasing development in graphics, it made the video games much more realistic than ever before, and made video games as popular as they are now....   [tags: technology, gaming, tetris, nintendo]

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Homework in Moderation is Good

- ... It is important to first point out which grades are impacted the most positively by homework. “According to Robinson’s close encounters with her children, she has noticed that younger students seem to have a harder time concentrating because the Nintendo products that her children have played with seem to have been potential distractions for them during the time they should have spent completing homework” (Robinson 1). “In contrast to students in lower elementary levels, according to Cooper, homework should play a more direct role in fostering improved school achievement in the upper elementary levels and even into further education....   [tags: family routine, outdoor recreation, academics]

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The Crucial Years of Childhood form the Young Adults as Shown in the Book, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Movie, Good Will Hunting

- Childhood is crucial to the lives of teenagers and young adults. The experiences, advice, influences that people receive during their formative years is what they carry with them through the rest of their lives. Any emotional turmoil during this period of growth can have serious implications on individuals as they grow older. The book, The Catcher in the Rye, and the movie, Good Will Hunting; tell about the lives of two emotionally troubled young men: Holden and Will. Both of them suffer from emotional blockades in life that are rooted in their childhoods....   [tags: rejection, relationships, reluctance]

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Technology: Does It Cause More Harm Than Good?

- Technology is a major component of today’s society. From cell phones to free Wi-Fi at subway stations, people are constantly connected to or using one form of technology. However, this constant use of technology has its share of negative effects, especially in youth aged 12 -17. Growing up in an environment where everything is just a click away has affected their communication and interpersonal skills to the point that some teenagers cannot hold a conversation or express themselves clearly. Technology has also created a dependency that was not present ten years ago....   [tags: communication technology, social media]

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Good Will Hunting

- An individual is shaped and molded by how they are treated by those that surround them. Most people value the opinions of those they care about and want to act in accord. Consequently, the choices people make are greatly influenced by the people in their lives. Sometimes, someone will become close with people who are different from each other. Such is the case in Good Will Hunting. Will Hunting (Matt Damon) struggles between the people that created him and the people that discovered him....   [tags: Good Will Hunting Essays]

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Contrasting Evil and Good in Macbeth

- In this essay I will look at the ways that Shakespeare has contrasted evil with good in his play Macbeth. The play revolves around the bad and wicked qualities in human nature, but Shakespeare also contrasts this evil with the power of good. This contrast between good and evil is a recurring theme throughout Macbeth. These contradictions start in the very beginning of the play, with the witches. In Act one, Scene one, line 12, the witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” This is interesting as they are suggesting good and evil as being one....   [tags: evil, good, macbeth, shakespeare,]

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Making Ghana a Good Society

- The concept of the good society has over the years been that one supreme and ideal picture many have tried to paint. The countless number of routes to complete this picture seems to be the yardstick that has drawn the line between who is getting there and who is not. In taking strategic steps and following paths, some have taken paths that have drawn them closer to achieving a good society. Others seem to have taken a wrong turn at some point hence placing them miles away from getting their picture to look slightly like the good society....   [tags: Ghana, Good Society]

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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

- The novel Good Omens is a satirical rendition of Armageddon in almost all aspects. The story begins with the coming of the Antichrist, brought into the world as a human infant though it is anything but. An angel and a demon, Aziraphale and Crowley respectively, and rather good friends considering their rather checkered past, have teamed up to ensure that The End is, in the very least, late. They take roles in molding the child to see both the sides of good and evil, trying to make it so that the boy will not be able to choose a side wholeheartedly when the time comes....   [tags: armageddon, good, evil, antichrist]

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Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzsche's Philosophy on Good and Evil

- Friedrich Nietzsche was a philosopher in the 1800’s. His work has since influenced, impacted, and brought forth new questions for many philosophers to follow. One of Nietzsche’s famous writings Beyond Good and Evil expresses his views on society and the two different classes it holds, slave and master. He expresses his belief that the two are in warfare with one another, the strong (master) fighting for the will to power, while the weak (slave) tries to pull the master down to their level using clandestine forms of revenge....   [tags: Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche]

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Why Do People Feel Good About Doing Good Deeds?

- Why do People feel good about doing good deeds. When you think of good deeds what comes to mind. Do you really think about doing something good. Well, through experience, not many people in the world are nice. Trying to do good, is easier said than done. Why do we continue to do it though. Not everyone needs kindness to make their life happy. Some people just need money, and someone to provide for them, but what is our purpose in life. People constantly change and experience things, but sometimes it just takes one thing to change that all around....   [tags: Good Deeds, People, Service, Good Feelings]

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Good Bye to All that

- “Goodbye To all that” by Robert Graves. The book begins with Robert Von Ranke Graves giving you a flashback to his childhood and his way of upbringing. Robert Graves was born on July 24, 1895 in Wimbledon, England. In the earlier stages of the book he depicts his description “My height is given as six feet two inches, my eyes as gray, and my hair as black” (Graves 3). Calls it his “biographical convention,” with that out of the way, Graves goes into a very detailed backdrop of his family on both his Mother, and Father’s side of the Family....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Graves]

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Good Hotel Business Analysis

- All of our hotels are non-conventional, and have a philanthropic community vision.-Pam Janusz, General Manager, Joie de Vivre SoMa Hotels, personal interview, March 5, 2010 (Thompson, Peteraf, Gamble, & Strickland III, 2012). Established in 1987, Joie de Vivre (JdV) is a hotel management hotel located throughout California. By 2010, JdV is the second largest U.S. boutique hotel operator. New owners have recently purchased the hotels that JdV Management Company operates; GM Pam Janusz has the task of preparing the hotels for transitional changes....   [tags: Good Hotel Analysis]

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What Makes Good Writing?

- This for me was a very hard question to answer due to the fact that its an opinion, and there are very many types of writing. Different structures, ideas, metaphors, and concepts. You have to remember to ask, whether the writing in itself is good in my point of view or not, has to answer to my specific guidelines which in your case might not be the same. The first and foremost of the many guidelines is how the author set's up the introductory sentence or better yet, the hook. If the author for example, is writing a cook-book, his first sentence should be appealing to the sense of taste....   [tags: Characteristics of Good Writing]

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The Aristotle's Idea of a Good Life

- Question: What is Aristotle’s idea of a good life and why does he view a good life in this way. Is Aristotle’s understanding of a good life accurate. Why or why not. (Make sure to talk about the concept of the mean). To Aristotle leading a good life, for the most part, means fulfilling one’s purpose in a way that is good by balancing life’s pleasures. In order to determine if an object fulfills its function in a good way, we must first consider the object. If we were to agree that a car should be reliable, then we could also agree that reliable car should be considered a good car....   [tags: happiness, life's pleasures, good human]

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A Good Man Is Hard To Find”

- One of the most memorable lines from “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” comes from the Misfit when he says, “She would have been a good woman if it had been someone there to shoot her for every minute of her life (O’Connor 309).” Flannery O’Connor’s depiction of Christian faith can be seen in almost all of her works. Inevitably, the plots in all of O’Connor’s stories end with a shocking conclusion, and this leaves the reader with freedom to interpret the central idea. From the endless list of themes that O’Connor embeds into her stories, “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is largely influenced by divine grace, hypocrisy, bitter reality, and white supremacy....   [tags: A Good Man Is Hard To Find Essays]

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Encompassing the Arts Across the Grades

- Title: Encompassing the Arts Across the Grades Subject/Content Areas: Language Arts, Visual Art, & Music Grade Levels: 2nd, 5th, & 8th Project Time Line: Projection of amount of time needed includes one to two weeks for four 2nd grade classes to create and to upload their drawings on VoiceThread.com, three weeks, (M-F 45 min. /day), for 5th graders to complete the entire process of writing and publishing their poetry, and two weeks for 8th grade students to compose and publish their music to complement the drawing and its poetry using VoiceThread....   [tags: Lesson Plan]

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In Literature, Women Are Good and Men Are Evil

- What is good without evil. Without evil, there would be no possible way for good to exist. They complement each other, without one, you cannot have the other. Yet somehow evil always seems to outweigh the good. This is shown in various literary periods throughout history. There are many different ways that both good and evil can be shown. Good can be shown when someone is being kind or loving. The color white is often associated with good because it symbolizes a lamb, who is soft and sweet, a gentle creature....   [tags: Good vs Evil]

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Good and Evil in Dracula by Bram Stoker

- What if in between good and evil did not exist. Where would you stand. Today, it is believed that everyone was born with the slightest bit of evil in them. In the Victorian Era, this theory would be considered very wrong, because one would either be all good, or all evil. In Dracula, by Bram Stoker, good versus evil was symbolised throughout the book as two antithetical forces without an in between. By clearly demonstrating the relationship between the dualistic ideas of intuition versus logic, good characters facing figures comparable to the devil, and symbolism within the natural world, Bram Stoker effectively recounts a “holy war” between the antagonistic forces of good and evil....   [tags: evil, good, world, natural]

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Good Consumer Service: Company of Choice

- Introduction In any kind of business the main key is to have good customer service. The standpoint for any salespersons is to how they present themselves in the company. Companies that show extremely good customer service will normally become the company of choice because with good customer service comes with more customers from other companies. With good service support it is the easiest route to success in building a strong company with custom relations. When a customer sees that good service is provided they will most likely come back for more future product needs or services....   [tags: good experience, salesperson]

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