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My Sophomore Year Essay Examples

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A Typical College Student Diary: Books Read through the Four Years
People label one another because of that person’s appearance. Many people make judgments and beliefs about that person before they even get to know them. For many humans this is an action that comes naturally and almost everyone is aware that it goes on day by day. People mainly target the new, unfamiliar faces, or people t...
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My Determination to Succeed
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.Richard Brinsley Sheridan I tried out for my high school baseball team sophomore year. I went into the tryout confident and perhaps that was what lead to my failure. During Freshman year, I pitched in about eight games and played very well in most of them. I thought t...
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How My English Teacher Has Changed My Life
Prior to high school, I was an average student in the classroom, decent
work with decent grades. To be honest I was in fact a lazy student. I
was very involved in sports and never really made the time to put in my
studies. I was always told that as long I was passing I was okay. Ever
since then I went my own way. It wasn't...
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Failure: A Temporary Setback, Not a Permanent Encumbrance
Denis Waitley, the great motivational speaker, quoted, ``Failure should
be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is
a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid
only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.'' (qtd. in
thinkexist.com) Failure, an inevitable par...
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My Experience Learning English
Freshman English has been a very eye opening experience so far. I
transferred my sophomore year; therefore I never took English as a
freshman at Ursula. Being a senior in AP English, I can see how the
curriculum is set to help a student progress throughout the years. While
observing the class, I can see how important it is...
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My Experience While Working with Habitat for Humanity
Service work, of any kind, is a great way to step outside of your average self and put others first for a change. If you look at it from an enthusiastic perspective of helping the needy, instead of doing mandatory school service hours, you will truly get the most out of the experience. This is what I found while participati...
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A Meaningful Experience in My Life That Will Help Me through College Life
Sophomore year was indubitably the lowest point of my life because I was
the victim of sexual harassment and cyber bullying through Facebook by
three girls that I considered my best friends. Those three ``friends''
wrote hurtful posts making fun of me, uploaded embarrassing pictures of
me without my consent, and spread lies...
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Why I Am Interested in Joining Sarah Lawrence College
My sophomore year, I took a stage make-up course after school. My
instructor, Maria, taught me how create various face paintings - from
Hollywood goddess to Frankenstein. Besides the regular make-up course,
she taught me a life lesson, make-up does not show what is real. My search for different schools has been very diff...
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The Quest to Improve My Writing Skills
To say that I have always enjoyed writing would be a lie. I dreaded writing assignments in elementary school. The thought of having to write and possibly read aloud made my skin crawl. It wasn’t only the writing, but also that I had to listen to other kids read while waiting my turn made me want to saw off my ears. I rolled...
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A Description of the Sophomore Year
Sophomore year, Michael and his friends are all suited up for try-outs and they are excited. They had all grown up watching the team play and knew that they had a reputation of being great. One of their friends, Tim Klements had made the team his freshman year, now he was standing with all of the seniors and giving dirty gl...
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An Introduction to the Essay on the Topic of New Year's Eve 1989
It’s New Year’s Eve 1989 and the dawn of another boring decade is upon us. At least that was my opinion as I sat in my car driving to my friend Ron’s party. It was going to be the best party of the night. Everyone who was anyone in the Senior class was going along with a few juniors and sophomores. When I arrived I saw my...
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My Academic Journey
Growing up and going to school was very hard for me. I never did well in school when I was growing up. I was would be embarrassed every time my friends asked me what grade I had on the tests or quizzes I never tell them because I knew I didn’t go well on it. That is when I was just in first grade through fifth grade. Going...
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An Analysis of the Abnormal Behavior of a 19-Year-Old College Sophomore Through Culture's, Generation's and an Individual's Perspective
Abstract This paper assesses the behavior of a 19-year-old college sophomore who began using large amounts of crack cocaine because he was feeling stressed-out over his final exams. Kris began having delusional beliefs that he was being followed by a detective that was hired by his parents. He also thought that his roomm...
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An Analysis of V.P. Epps-Sophomore Core on the Women of Africa
V.P. Epps-Sophomore Core The women of Africa have endured the systematic oppression of their development for countless of years due to elements in cultural, political and, historical events. Long before British-colonial occupation and the slave trade, the male dominated African tribal culture adhered to many oppressive...
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My Journey in the Life with Seizures Since my Sophomore Years
Before the age of 15, I was as healthy as anyone could wish to be. In my sophomore year of high school, though, my seizures began. Nobody knew what they were at first; they looked as if I was passing out. These “episodes” as my mom and I were calling them, were finally defined as seizures when a nurse at the hospital saw th...
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An Analysis of the American Flag Symbols
American symbols are almost as complicated and interpretive as the American politics they serve. In my first grade class, before the boy scouts were kicked out of meeting in public schools, they made us do the Pledge of Allegiance. This frightened me; being put into a class where these lunatic people talked to a piece of cl...
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An Introduction to the Essay on the Topic of Jeff Koback
The September air was cool and crisp ass all the schools and colleges were just opening. Jeff Koback a college sophmore, was anxious to bein college. After his lengthy three month summer break. The only thing he couldn’t stand was the workload, because he was lucky because last your he almost didn’t pass. This year the o...
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Ushering in the New Year
New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I get to go out and buy new clothes, shoes, and sometimes even a purse. Some years I’ve even had my hair styled for the night. I’m normally not a “glitzy” kind of girl, but for some reason I always get all “glitzed” up on New Year’s Eve. My boyfriend and I usually try to ge...
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Biography of Cathy Freeman and Neville Bonner
Cathy Freeman was born in Mackay in Queensland in 1973. She is a very good runner and won a scholarship to boarding school where she was able to have professional coaching. Freeman is the first Aboriginal sprinter to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (1994). She also won a silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Games....
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The Beautiful Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnam's Lunar New Year)
TET NGUYEN DAN (LUNAR NEW YEAR) According to Vietnamese zodiac, this year is the year of the Cock. Of course, there are certain meanings and beliefs associated with the cock character that most Asian people would believe. People born in the Cock year are deep thinkers, capable, and talented. They like to be busy, are devot...
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The Advantages of Taking a Year off to Travel Prior to Further Education
After 12 years of studying in school, I am very "tierd" both physically and mentally. Instead of continuously studying in university, I decide to have one year off for travelling. Many people tell me that this is not very good, however. I am going to explain the advantages of doing so, and I hope it will help. Fi...
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Disadvantages to Year round Educational Programs
Year Round Education: Opposition As our population increases, schools are being faced with the problems of overcrowding and under funding. Many school districts are proposing a year round education program. I feel that year round education is only a quick fix for school districts d will be detrimental to teachers chil...
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A History of the Harford County's New Year's Eve Crime
If you take a look at Harford Countys crime log, you will notice that every year the same crime is committed, to the same car, every New Year. For the individuals responsible for these crimes it is a tradition. It all started five years ago. A teenager named Sid was going to a New Years party at his friend Alexs house. I...
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History and Rituals of the Vietnamese New Year
There are significant holidays to every country. Holiday is define as a day free from work that one may spend time to relax, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a stopping of general business activity to honor or celebrate a particular event. In religious term, it is a holy day. For example, American peopl...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of Winter Chills of December
The winter chills of December seemed far away. My family and I sat in the basking of the sunlight. The incredible warmth of the sun was a balm for my soul. With the end of 1999 approaching, my parents and I decided to celebrate with a cruise to the Caribbean, and the day promised to pass all expectations. New Years Eve da...
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