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Being a Disciple Today in the Way Jesus Intended - This is a two sided argument. It can be seen that it is possible but can also be seen as impossible. The first question we must ask is what did Jesus intend. The first disciples were not perfect. For example Peter’s denial “I will never leave you, even though all the rest do”. This doesn’t mean we should give. In fact it means we should try to do better. We cannot give in to the temptations of modern life. I believe we can be a disciple today in the way Jesus intended. Although we live in a different world than the first disciples it is still possible to be a disciple the way Jesus intended....   [tags: Bible Study] 279 words
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Giving Back To My Community - My plan after college is to become a Sociologist or a Social Worker. With a college degree in one of these areas, I hope to impact my community in various ways. First, with the knowledge obtained from college, I hope to counsel with young people who are on the verge of going astray. In today's society, there are so many negative factors that influence young people. I want to help them understand the importance of setting goals and striving to become productive citizens. I also want to give them a sense of hope that with perseverance, they can become great role models for other young people....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 343 words
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Comparing Tragedy in Oedipus the King and Antigone - Oedipus the King More Tragic then Antigone                                        Sophocles was a master of tragedy, thereÕs no argument there. But which of the 2 plays weÕve studied, Oedipus the King and Antigone, is the more tragic. I believe that Oedipus the King was more intensely tragic and I think that if I were to see a the plays Òback to back,Ó Oedipus would be the more likely one to rivet true emotions from me. I think OedipusÕ cathartic value can be seen clearly when you compare the entirety of the results in both plays....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 365 words
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Cognitive Psychology of Science - Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Science: Recent Research and Its Implications In the article written by Ryan Tweney, he is contemplating the idea of whether there is a cognitive significance to scientific thinking. Many different studies are mentioned to try and answer this contemplation. One study on discovering the complexity of the universe found that subjects did the best if they confirmed evidence supporting their hypothesis early, and disconfirmed evidence later; this explains the persistence of many scientists....   [tags: essays research papers] 365 words
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A Character Analysis of Charlie in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited - A Character Analysis of Charlie in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited In considering Charlie Wales plight in Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited," I believe Charlie is a victim of his own success. As a successful businessman two times over he has burned many bridges behind him and for his well intentions he is blind to that continued fallacy. He does not seem to realize that the success he enjoys now is the envy that brought about Marion and Lincoln's contempt prior to Helen's death. I see Charlie attempting desperately to act out of character....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays] 368 words
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The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today - The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today Discipleship is an important theme throughout Mark’s Gospel. In his Gospel, Mark tells us about the apostles and what they had to give up and how they what they would be rewarded with. Although it is 2000 years since Jesus has walked on this earth, the qualities of discipleship still remain the same. You have to have willingness to answer the call, faith in Jesus, perseverance to not give up carrying out the will of Jesus, courage to be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel, piety and reverence to have respect for yourself and others....   [tags: Free Essays] 391 words
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Reading Response for My Antonia - When recalling the female characters from My Antonia an anecdote about carrots, eggs, and coffee beans comes to mind. Each of the items on their own have good qualities however when the items are placed in boiling water they drastically changed. The carrots strong and hard become weak after being placed in the boiling water. The once fragile eggs become hard and rigid. Coffee beans however release their flavor and aroma. The coffee beans changed the least but by changing the water or their surroundings become something better....   [tags: Free Essays] 406 words
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Opportunities in America - Opportunities in America Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” is a story based on the account of a young Chinese girl living in the United States with her overly pushy mother. Two kinds is about opportunity, perseverance, and accomplishment. These are the things Jing-mei learns as she grows up in what many people call “The Land of Opportunity”. In America, it is believed that you have the opportunity to become anything you would like to be. For immigrants it is believed that “you can be best anything” (553)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Lesson in Guitar and Perseverance - When i first picked up the guitar when i was younger i was very ambitious and wanted to learn all my favorite songs and master everything to know about it. I knew that if i kept focus and practiced everyday i would accomplish my goals. A very important part of playing any instrument is your hands and fingers and i would soon learn that without them it would be difficult if not impossible to play them. I was playing pick up basketball with my friends one day and i went for the ball and jammed my thumb into the ground....   [tags: guitar, musical instruments, education, ] 509 words
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The Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the corruption of the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to attain its illusionary goals. As the novel shows, the 20th century is a moral wasteland and a corruption of the original idealistic American Dream of the past. Fitzgerald's moral wasteland is shown physically in the "valley of ashes" scene of the novel. This 'dismal' and 'desolate' wasteland exists side-by-side with the white and unreal dream of Daisy and her world....   [tags: The Great Gatsby] 513 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea In The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway there are two characters who have a great friendship, the old man and the young boy. The old man has been fishing for many years and for the last eighty-four days has not caught a fish. Now the boy who looks up to him is not allowed to fish with him anymore. This boy looks up to the old man as a hero because the old man shows courage, perseverance, and respect. The old man shows courage just by going out all alone everyday and still fishing at his age....   [tags: Essays Papers] 522 words
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The Fight for What Is Right - In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus demonstrated many heroic traits, much like Winston Churchill, who demonstrated heroic traits during his lifetime. In The Odyssey, Odysseus faced many obstacles, such as the sea monster Scylla on his journey to get back to his homeland of Ithaca. On his journey home, Odysseus was never afraid to put himself at risk when his ship and crew were in danger. Odysseus, an epic hero, and Winston Churchill, a human hero, demonstrated many admirable traits throughout their adventures and lives, such as courage and perseverance....   [tags: Homer's The Odyssey]
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The American Dream: The Land of Hard Work and Opportunity? - ... In example, the article, “They live the Dream”, Delores Kesler, started her company out of pure necessity to provide for her family. The company now has a projected revenue of two million dollars. Kesler succeeded in providing for her family and more, with only hard work and pure perseverance.(Rather 41), Another woman who was strong headed was Eillen Collins. Collins was the first woman ever to pilot the space shuttle and even command a shuttle mission. She had always dreamed of being a pilot, and would do anything to get there....   [tags: determination, perseverence, goal achievement] 524 words
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What is a Hero? - What is a Hero. There are many types of heroes (such as the ones in comic books, myths, movies, or even just everyday life heroes) but all of them have perseverance when they’re going through a conflict. Heroes are role models and they’re people that we look up too. They all have unique and special qualities that make one another different from each other. For example policemen battle crime everyday and when they’re overcoming a conflict they have determination, courage and other traits that people admire them for and that make them as a hero....   [tags: definition, informative, expository] 524 words
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Should School Sports Stay or Go? - ... Also, schools with big athletic programs often have a lower dropout rate. Most of this reason is because usually the athletes have to have a certain grade in each class to be able to participate in the sports they play. Matter of fact, according to a study of interscholastic sports published in the NASSP Bulletion, students participating in a sport normally have an average of 3.151 while students who do not play sports usually have an average of 2.4. This is almost a full academic point difference....   [tags: athletics, academics, health] 528 words
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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - The circumstances surrounding the composition of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" explain his use of "The darkest evening of the year" (L.8) which is closely related it to the greater theme of perseverance in the face of hardship. Frost wrote this poem, in November(Frost Chronology) 1923; on the same late night he finished his book New Hampshire (Jackson sec. 1). Being "a little excited from getting over-tired"(qtd. in Jackson sec. 3), he decided to venture out into the wilderness, probably to calm down....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Lego Testing - Just Another Education Fantasy - Lego Testing - Just Another Education Fantasy After years of hearing how standardized testing cheats minorities and the disadvantaged out of the higher education, educationists have come up with a new bag of tricks - Lego building. Johnny can’t read and Mary can’t compute. Not a problem. If they can build a robot out of Legos in 10 minutes, they’re college material under a pilot program being tested by Colorado College and eight other schools – Beloit, Carleton, Grinnell and Macalester colleges and the University of Michigan, University of Delaware, Rutgers and Penn State....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 534 words
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My Passion for Art - Imagine a rather large canvas, comprised of millions of tiny dots that have been strategically placed to form brilliant shapes and shadows. Such is the technique of pointillism, created by nineteenth century artist Georges Seurat, where points of pure color are grouped together to give off the appearance of a solid figure. My absolute favorite of his works is the popular "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte", a large mural depicting a social gathering in a park setting. The artist's dedication to use this technique is truly inspiring and somewhat unbelievable....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 538 words
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Personal Fitness and Personal Goals - Sitting on a gold throne, platinum rings on each finger with servants at my beck and call; wouldn't this be the good life. Growing I was a privileged child and never really understood the monetary value of cash. Everything I ever desired or inclined any preference to was given to me. And me being the child I was, with my developing mind embraced these gifts without a second thought. Though as I approached middle school, I started to take on more responsibility and slowly discovered the essence of hard work and the satisfaction of redeeming myself from a downward spiral of expecting to have things handed to me with out necessarily earning said luxuries....   [tags: obstacles, perseverance, determination] 547 words
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In Season Experience- Original Writing - In Season Experience- Original Writing Ten seconds left, down by two, only one chance left for the team. The coach calls a timeout, “Alright ladies, let us think this through” he says as he maps out possibly the final play of my Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball career. The timeout ends; and as play begins again, the ball sits at the top of key with five seconds left in the fourth quarter. The defender plays back and I start to penerate down the lane. Pass by one defender with ease, then another defender steps up in help position....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Telemakhos' Lesson on Perseverance in Homer's Odyssey - While in books I-IV of Homer's Odyssey, Telemakhos has learned that perseverance and asserting himself is important when becoming a hero and he still needs to learn about the importance of managing his temper. In these books, Telemakhos has learned about the importance of perseverance when becoming a hero. Perseverance is important to heroes because heroes have to keep going even when they are faced with challenges. Telemakhos learned about the importance of perseverance when he left on his journey to find his father....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey] 551 words
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The Value of Perserverance in Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith - Never give up, even when death itself comes knocking, find hope and hold tight. Learn to persevere, take problems head on, and never let others bring you down. Alex Sawyer learns all these values the hard way. Throughout Lockdown, Alex is faced with many life or death situations and has to learn to ride out the storm and find his own hope. He must make his own luck and dream up his own destiny. There are so many obstacles that he must face much like everyday people in everyday life. Perseverance is the only force that kept Alex alive in Furnace penitentiary....   [tags: dilemma, optimistic, potential]
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Combating Belief Perseverence in Research - Aristotle said that for imagination is different from either perceiving or discursive thinking, though it is not found without sensation, or judgment without it. Science is reality re-imagined (Ogborn, n.d.). Look both ways before you cross the road. This statement known to everyone as one of the first lessons children learn when they are ready to venture by themselves out on the street. The statement does not suggest that you have to stop when you see a car, however commonsense dictate that you stop when you see a car on the street before you pass....   [tags: methods of science, critical thinking] 562 words
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Statement of Purpose for MBA Program - ... Working on Radiation-Health compliance has helped me to develop subject matter expertise in a nascent and upcoming field. I have been given with two on site opportunities where I was engaged in project transformation. I was involved in decision making of processes and work flows, setting up WLA's, SLA's, MOP's required for project transformation. The International tour exposed me to the dynamics of cross-culture business and enhanced my technical knowledge, business ethics and negotiation skills....   [tags: perserverance, communication, management] 568 words
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College Entry Essay - Being a member of an immigrant family of six, and with a single mother that has worked extremely hard to get me where I am right now, it is very difficult to obtain the resources needed to further my education. Three of my siblings are married and with kids, and then there is me and my brother, we are both in the same grade and are graduating this year. We both plan to attend college; I am pursuing my dream of becoming a doctor, specifically a cardiologist and my brother plans to pursue a degree in engineering....   [tags: Immigrant, Doctor, Perseverance] 584 words
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New Directions Essay - Annie Johnson possessed a plethora of qualities which perpetuated her success. Of the many qualities she possessed, one vital for enabling her success was strength. One example proving Annie Johnson's strength was when her husband parted from her. She, instead of going through a poignant time period, immediately decided to do something different with her life. For example, when Annie says, “I looked up the road I was going and back the way I came, and since I wasn't satisfied, I decided to step off the road and cut me a new path"(par.3)....   [tags: Success] 593 words
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Inspiration: The Movie Rudy and The Story of Enoch the Prophet - What does it mean to be inspired. To me, to be inspired is to be motivated to do good in the world, to follow your dreams, or even to “reach for the stars.” When you’re inspired, other people or actions influence you positively. Recently, I watched the movie Rudy and it was definitely something that I won’t regard as another movie that I watched in class, but something that will inspire me for the rest of my life. The movie Rudy, based on a true story, is about a man named Rudy Ruettiger that never gives up his dreams on attending and playing football at Norte Dame University....   [tags: Bible, Perseverance] 597 words
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Perseverence of Gabriela Cantu Cabrera - ... Her oldest sister was the first one to start working in a factory, and this way she helped the family. When Gabriela was about 15 years old she started working as well in a little pharmacy, where she worked there for a couple of years. She never had a full education, however she was a smart girl who was very good at mathematics and grammar; but her family didn’t had enough money to send her to University, and so she could only finish high school. Around this time she meet Edgar Morales, and after a year of knowing each other they finally became a couple....   [tags: poverty, family, pray] 603 words
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Goals Never Die - Allowing one's personal aspirations to fall victim to life's hardships may be a desirable solution, but also a costly sacrifice. It takes perseverance, drive and passion to rise above difficulties, and a long-term goal always serves as a light at the end of a seemingly never-ending tunnel. My goal is simple: intellectual enrichment and the use of my knowledge to help those in need of a helping hand. My life experiences have helped me to appreciate the value of this goal, and I look forward to reaching it....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 606 words
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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - The Supremacy of Perseverance Perseverance pushes people towards what they believe in, a person’s perseverance is determined upon their beliefs. A person with strong beliefs will succeed greater to someone who does not. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag perseveres against society as well as himself in order to demolish censorship. Perseverance embraces values and drives people closer to their goals. Censorship was fought against to prevent the destruction of society and government....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Old Man and Sea Essay - Perserverance, Courage, and Wisdom Used in Everyday Life Throughout a life, people have to overcome obstacle after obstacle to be successful in the world. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. Everyone must try hard at something to be truly happy in their life. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, he used the marlin and the sharks as symbols, and gave Santiago certain character attributes to depict the perserverance, courage, and smarts needed to get through the ups and downs that life hands everyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Explanation of a Scene from All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy - ... The reason for the Colts being brought is told on in a later page. Where the horses came from out is from the mesa, most likely one of the some 400 horses that were breed by Don Hector Rocha y Villareal after world war 2. The colts that were brought in would be used as a “quarter horse”. The horses themselves were wild and had very likely never seen a human, so when the duo enter the barn the horses, which total 16, were scared of them and they “began to climb over one another” in fear. John Grady has, through the entire book, shown his love of horses and not only that his knowledge and skill with them....   [tags: knowledge, ranchers, perserverance]
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A World of Opportunity - ... Once Douglass told the boys, “’You will be free as soon as you are twenty-one, but I am a slave for life. Have not I as good a right to be free as you have?’” (102). That statement, had it been told to anyone in power would have acquired Douglass lashings and caused him a great deal of pain, but it did not and it generated a passion in Douglass that changed his life for the better. He turned his life away from what it was predetermined to be, and used hard-work, perseverance, and education to help him break free from the circumstance that was thought of as typically absolute, which contradicts Loewen’s idea of an inevitable fate....   [tags: society, class, perseverance, educate]
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Dreams Made Real by Walt Disney - “A dream is a wish your heart makes” (Walt Disney). These immortal words were spoken by none other than the one and only Walter Elias Disney. Better known as Walt Disney, he’s one of the most successful dreamers of all time as proved by his worldwide company. He’s the perfect example of dreams leading to success, made evident by the current size of his company with 5 resorts worldwide and almost 60 years of amazing unbeatable hospitality and service. The three most predominate things that led to his success were his love of the job, his perseverance against all odds and his genuine passion for bringing joy to everyone in the world especially children and families....   [tags: mickey mouse, animation, perserverance] 627 words
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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining - “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." – Herm Albright. I believe that something good can come from anything. I just have to know where to look. Its the idea of the ”silver lining” or the virtue of perseverance. This philosophy I carry throughout my life. It is not to be said that things will fall into place. Work will need to be done to make things happen they way I want but they will happen as long as I do not give up....   [tags: Personal Experience] 627 words
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Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman - Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman This book was given to me by a good friend who knew that I had an interest in Asia. I chose to read it because it was a true story and was told that it was a good read.      The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy....   [tags: Iron and Silk China Chinese Oppression Essays] 633 words
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Perseverance - What is perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to go on when things seem hopeless. It is also a measure of success, or at least how much sacrifice one is willing to make in the name of success. As students, it is impossible to achieve personal success without having a goal, or direction. The goal and direction that often propels us to achieve is perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to forge ahead despite setbacks that threaten to undermine all efforts to succeed. We are high school students and that means that the sense of urgency to strive for and to achieve personal success is now....   [tags: Attributes] 641 words
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Thoughts and Ideas on Saphire's "Push" - The book entitled "Push", written by Sapphire, is one of the most shocking books that I have ever read. The story revolves around the life of one Precious Jones. Her life is scarred with rape, molestation, pregnancy, poverty, the HIV virus, illiteracy, and countless other instances which could be classified as unfortunate. My initial reaction to this novel was that I couldn't believe that all of these bad things can happen to one person. It seemed that as the text progressed, we found out more troubling details of Precious' life....   [tags: European Literature] 645 words
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Homer’s Epic The Odyssey - ... Not knowing of the Cyclopean nature, Odysseus pursued for hospitality as it is a Greek practice to greet strangers with gifts. To the Greeks, hospitality was a divine right, whether it was from the fear of Gods or just a simple duty as a human being. The Lotus-Eaters seemed to be a welcoming people, “only offering the sweet Lotus to [Odysseus’] friends” (79). The Lotus-Eaters kindly offered the strangers food without knowing their intentions. The Lotus-Eaters were willing to share their sweet flower, which ended up to be a plant, with their guests....   [tags: greek values, god, loyalty] 654 words
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What is Knowledge? - Where does knowledge begin. The creation and acquisition of knowledge is a difficult and complex topic to grasp. Is it an innate process we are born with or an ability that is learned and acquired through experience. My opinion of knowledge has varied tremendously through out years of exposure from an uneducated regurgitation of subject matter discussed in a room of four white walls and pretentious brats to an understanding of nontraditional, analytic insight gained from a vast exposure to dissimilar cultures and strong models....   [tags: Personal Essays] 655 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance - Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance Pounding, rushing footsteps started to close in on me. The roar of the crowd echoed, as I extended my hand to receive the baton that signaled my turn to run. As I tightly wrapped my fingers around it, I felt the wind rush around me, and my tired legs started to carry me faster than I ever dreamed possible. As I rounded the final stretch of track I remember battling fatigue by contemplating two paths: slow down and give up my chance of winning to gain momentary comfort, or push myself even harder and give up momentary comfort to receive greater rewards later....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 656 words
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To Build a Fire - I would not be as crazy as this guy trotting around in the frigid weather. No way that is not for me. This man he goes unnamed in this passage goes walking by the Yukon River around in there searching for this camp or whatever and he comes upon this dog and he saves the dog and they both almost die and then the story ends. I think it is strange how in this story we only meet one person and a dog and the author keeps the details about these characters very open. Also the setting in this story does not have many details at all....   [tags: short story] 657 words
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Graduation Speech: Perseverance and Determination - As a hurdler for County High, I stumble upon some pretty tough obstacles each time I race; the same is true in life. Everyone encounters obstacles, but in order to overcome them and succeed, one must never give up. I love to run hurdles, but unfortunately last year, little pulls and strains prevented me from running to my full potential. One Thursday, we had a home track meet against Lake Stevens. For the first time I was in pretty good shape for my race, the 100-meter hurdles. I began jumping up and down partially to stay warm, and partially to let out some of my excitement....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 668 words
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Endurance in Night by Eli Wiesel - In the Face of Adversity “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.â€. Dale Carnegie believed that perseverance could overcome even the harshest obstacles. Perseverance is inspired by a purpose, an unsatisfied drive to achieve a goal. During a cataclysmic event, only people with a purpose endure. In Night, Eliezer endures the Holocaust with a purpose to keep his father alive. He is a 15 years old boy when he and Chlomo began their journey through the perilous camps of Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald....   [tags: essays research papers] 669 words
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My Mother: The Most Important Influence on My Life - It took me a few years to realize what an extraordinary influence my mother has been on my life. She’s the kind of person who always has time for her kids, always interested in learning something new, would sacrifice herself for her family, and is easily the strongest woman in my eyes. Growing up, I know I haven’t been the best son in the world but if you were to ask her, she would say otherwise. Looking back, my mom is the most positive and important influence on my life. My mother actually is an ordinary woman but in her tiny appearance shines an extraordinary fortitude, perseverance, an altruistic soul and is very kind hearted....   [tags: Essay About My Family] 674 words
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I Want to Pursue a Career in Speech-Language Pathology - “Maria, I just met a girl named Maria!” What does a song from West Side Story have to do with my academic and career goals in speech-language pathology. Plenty. Why. Because I really did meet a girl named Maria and the experience made an impact in my life. As a volunteer in a public elementary school, I had the opportunity to work with low to high functioning students in the special education classroom. The teacher asked me to work with Maria, a second grader from a monolingual Spanish home. Suffering from a neurological disorder that inhibited her speech and other physical movements, we worked on computer games, crafts, and other activities during the time I spent with her....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 675 words
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Window Into The Composer's World - Different aspects of human conditions can be shown through various texts that provide a window into their composer’s world. Our behaviours, emotions, can all be associated to the Human Condition. Illustrated in each text are the good, the bad and the ugly of the human conditions. The play, Away, by Michael Gow depicts the good of our human nature and conditions while “The Scream” by Edvard Munch and “The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket both accentuates the worse side of the human conditions. Through Away, Michael Gow has been able to show the perseverance and love by his portrayals of Tom, Vic and Harry....   [tags: Human Condition] 677 words
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Celebrity Role Models and Children - During these times, once you turn on your television set you are abruptly notified on yet another absurd act that a celebrity had committed the night before. The media becomes engrossed by the despicable behavior and ravages at it as if it was the final grain of rice. Once they have completed a story that is at the right level of crudeness, they deliver it to the public. The vulgar news reaches households all across the world, and then it soon pollutes the minds of innocent and young children. At a young age, boys and girls commonly compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which they desire....   [tags: Celebrities, children, role models,] 692 words
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Determination and Perseverance in Life of Pi, by Yann Martel - ... Pi's animalistic instinct is projected through the character of Richard Parker, that eventually becomes a reason for him to live. It proves to be the driving force behind his uncivilized acts as he dominates the foreign environment. "If I still had the will to live, it was thanks to Richard Parker … Without Richard Parker, I wouldn't be alive today…" (Martel 207). Richard Parker gives Pi the ability to overcome his morality and flickers his hopes of survival. It is evident that the human tendency towards civility is surpassed by the primitive instinct to survive, as it is the inexplicable desire to continue living that keeps Pi alive....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Education Philosophy I’ve always believed very strongly in hard work, perseverance, strong moral character. These traits to me are what exemplifies a superior teacher that has the privilege to touch many lives and change the world we live in. Hardwork is something that isn’t artificial, or can’t be bought. It’s a very special characteristic that sets people apart in the respect that it shows who want’s to be successful and make a difference and who doesn’t. In being a teacher hardwork comes with the job and it’s important that the teacher understands that before going into the profession....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 713 words
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