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The Importance of Scholarship and Learning How to Learn
Scholarship: More Than Just Academics? From the beginning, humans have relied on their extraordinary capabilities for storing knowledge to build upon previous innovations and breakthroughs. This quality was one that proved instrumental in distinguishing Homo sapiens sapiens from its predecessors, such as Homo neanderthal...
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The Issue of Drug Use Among Yonger Population and Drug Dealing in Schools
Drug use has escalated in the younger population to the point where school districts have been featured in the news about its students’ drug usage. Extensive drug rings lurk in most high schools, and can even trickle down to their secondary schools. The fact that only neighborhoods in poverty are majorly affected by drug us...
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Comparing the Similarities and Differences in the School System of Japan and America
Japan’s School system is a quite different from the one that American students experience. Education in Japan is highly sought for, creating a system where the students are pushed to do well and where there is much competition. This system has a more time consuming schedule and they often have a strict code of dress and beh...
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The Importance of True Education to the Success of Students
True Education Knowledgeable people are known to be more successful, thus driving the modern world towards a standardized education system in order to generate more revenue for the government. However, the information we are forced to regurgitate five days a week is far from an actual education. A true education is not...
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An Comparison of the High School Life and the College Life
Most teenagers are happy when they finally walk across the stage and receive their high school diplomas. Graduation is one of the biggest accomplishments that anyone can have whether it be from middle school, high school, or even college. It's a memorable day that they will never forget. However, one of the biggest misconce...
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The Importance of Choosing the Correct Career Path
Aside from the traditional associate’s degree that community colleges offer, there are a great number of trade degrees and certificates that one could pursue as well, such as: Nursing, cosmetology, welding, early childhood education, and many more. Not every student wants to obtain a four-year, or even a two-year degree. So...
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A Report on The Tennessee State Board of Education's Standards of World Languages
The Tennessee State Board of Education titles foreign language as world language for the academic standards. The world language is based on two categories, which are the Classic languages and the modern languages. The Tennessee Department of Education defines the Classic languages as Latin and Greek, and the modern language...
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A Summary and Response of A College Degree Isn't Enough, an Essay by Knight Kiplinger
A Summary and Response of A College Degree Isn’t Enough by Knight Kiplinger Growing up in America today, we have always been taught that a college education is the only way that we will ever be successful in life. However, in recent years, there have been growing opportunities for those without a college degree. Some...
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The Journey and the Pitfalls of Laura Newland at Duke University in Her Book Chasing Zeroes
Chasing Zeroes Summary Critique Students today are faced with the daunting task of choosing a college; this task leads them to a career path they will follow for the rest of their adult lives. A decision this important can be a process full of confusion and second guesses. In Laura Newland’s book Chasing Zeroes: The Rise o...
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A Discussion on the Opinion That Schools Do Not Support Their Students
I have had the pleasure of knowing this professor since the beginning of the fall semester. He has opinions that I never thought of, but always end up agreeing with his points in the end. Although this is true, I was still surprised when he expressed that he believes schools overall do not support their students. He says th...
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The True Worth of College Education
College Assignment College has become a social norm in many societies although its overall benefit is being questioned by many applicants. With college tuition rates at an all time high and an increasing amount of college graduates are unable to find a job in their field; it is expected that many ask “Is College Worth It?”...
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The Gender Differences in Achievement as a Result of Changes in the Education System
Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that gender differences in achievement are largely the result of changes in the education system There are many gender differences in education. For example, when children start school they are given tests called baseline assessments, and the Qualifications and Cu...
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Inequality and Segregation of the Lower Class Blacks in the American Education System
Throughout history American citizens of different races and socioeconomic statuses have been treated very unequally and without equity. People grow up in different communities, attending different schools, and receiving different opportunities solely based on the color of their skin and the amount of money they make because...
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Important Tips Before Starting a New Chapter of Lives at College in Black Market Tips for Success in College, an Article by M.S. Peterson
M.S. Peterson’s article, “Black Market Tips for Success in College,” lays out many important and knowledgeable pieces of advice that most students should learn about before starting a new chapter of their lives at college. Many of these tips seemed somewhat intuitive, however, there were parts of them that I had never thoug...
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An Argument in Favor of Comprehensive Sex Education in the United States of America
What Can We Do About Teen Sex in the US? A shocking $25 billion a year is spent by the United States government on families that began with teen birth. The $25 billion a year is in Medicaid, food stamps, and welfare. If students were taught comprehensive sex education in high school, these rates would most definitely go do...
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An Annotated Bibliography of Articles on the Issue of Banning and Censoring Books in a School Environment
Should books be allowed to be banned or censored in a school
environment? I truly believe that books, an important part of our knowledge
and creativity of our species as a whole, should not be banned or limited
in schools themselves. A school should be a place of unconfined knowledge,
not just knowledge that they necessaril...
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The Impact of Socioeconomic Class on Education
A Conversation About Socioeconomic Class and Education There are many apparent reasons as to why upper-class kids will do better than their counterparts in the lower classes, but why do wealthier kids usually do better in school than poorer kids? In studies there are significant findings and explanations as to why this may...
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The Importance and Benefits of Education
Is education really that important? According to Mike Rose, in the Coyote Reader article titled What College Can Mean to the Other America(2011), “For the last year and a half, I have been spending time at an inner city community college that serves this population, and I have seen firsthand the effects of poverty and long-...
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Consequences of Failing at College
As a student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, my goals include graduating with my bachelor degree in architecture by the year 20--. The theoretical goals for those who are financially supporting me would be the same as I have for myself, however I do not have anyone financially supporting me. However, the...
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The Harassment Melba Pattillo Beals and Other Colored Students Faced in Little Rock Central High School
Melba Pattillo Beals, was among the first nine colored students to attend Little Rock Central high school. She and the other eight students endured much harassment and pain just to receive an education. Although Melba suffered every day, she lived by her grandmother's words, “God’s warriors don’t cry”(57) to motivate her to...
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Discriminatory Practices That Take Place in School Settings That Affect Children
Addressing the concern of behaviors that affect young children in school settings is assisted with separate clauses and side notes. Discriminatory practices take place in a multitude of ways: and while racism is the ‘poster child’ of the word ‘discrimination’ it is not the sole way that prejudice is expressed. While prejudi...
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The Qualities of an Ideal Student: Good Listening Skills, Ambition, Curiosity, and Hard Work
What are the qualities an ideal student should possess? Although they are very young, the responsibility of securing their future has been given solely to students. They receive guidance from parents and teachers but most of the work must be done by them. Therefore, to be able to fulfil their responsibility, there are a lo...
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A Summary with a Response of Grant Penrod's Essay Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids
Summary with a Response Focusing on Audience and Context In his essay “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids,” Grant Penrod, Arizona State University student and second-place winner of the Devil Contest, argues that the intellectuals of our society are overshadowed, disregarded, and even hated by the people of...
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A Study of the Impact of Stress and Anxiety on College Students
Abstract In this research essay I have chosen to write about how stress and anxiety impacts the average college student on a day to day basis. Based on the research that I found and analyzed, some of this information had to do not just with the educational standpoint but also the different ethnicities, social and economic...
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A Study on National Survey of College Students
This proposed study over a national survey of college students includes measures of depression and mount of exercise that a student gets is a quantitative research in which the goal is ultimately to determine one or more causal relationship. In this study referring to the relationship between the measure of depression and t...
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