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  • The Danger Of Telling Poor Kids Analysis

    "The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility" posted on The Atlantic on January 16, 2014, writer and teacher Andrew Simmons states his thoughts and ideas about higher education to the impoverished population and why it isn 't for poor kids. He recently had a high school student write an essay about what she wants to do with her future. She had been told, rather preached to, that if she, "made good grades and a ticket to a good college would lead to a good job, one…

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  • Freshman 15 Research Paper

    The term Freshman 15 is slang that is used to refer to the weight gain in students who enter colleges and universities. Studies have proven that a student is likely to gain approximately 15 pounds in weight within the first year that they join the institution. Weight gain is a problem that widely affects a significant proportion of the society owing to the diseases that may result because of unusual weight gain. Gaining weight may lead to one increasing his or her body mass index leading to one…

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  • Personal Statement: A Career For A Career In Computer Science

    Truthfully, working in academia just recently became a passion of mine. Originally, I went into my undergraduate career intending to work as a video game developer; however, as I spent more time in the field of computer science, I began questioning this career choice. Particularly, during my sophomore year, one course exposed me to the lifestyle of a video game developer. Ultimately, I realized I did not enjoy this lifestyle or work environment. As a result, I began questioning what I wanted to…

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  • Diversity In Ireland

    Diversity The 2011 Census showed that the population of non-Irish citizens increased by 143%. As of 2011, there are 199 different nationalities in Ireland. Some of the nationalities with the largest population are Polish, United Kingdom, Lithuanians, Latvians, Nigerians and Romanians (Kenny, 2012). The two main religious groups in Ireland are Roman Catholic and Protestant. Historically, these religious group clashed because of the difference in opinion on the status of Ireland (BBC News,…

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  • Factors And Characteristics Of Factoring A Graduate Program

    This article was a very interesting read. This study examined the factors that undergraduate students took into consideration when selecting a graduate program. I will be making the same considerations as the students involved in this study, but maybe in a slightly different order of importance. Results from this study revealed six influencing factors, including characteristics of the academic environment of the program, financial aid, residence status, work related concerns, spousal…

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  • An Analysis Of Mr. Murray, What Is A Practical Education

    country that speak out for specific education and oppose general education have become stronger.” (75) Again, Murray doesn’t specify who the “forces” are, nor what they are saying to convince those with decision-making authority that their vision of a college education is the one that should be given strongest…

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  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of Robert Perry's On Real Education

    A four-year college is essential for majority of high school students to attain for our nation to achieve economic growth. Robert Perry argues this point throughout his article, “On 'Real Education. '” Perry article, “On 'Real Education, '” argument is that our nation is digressing in four-year college graduates compared to other nations. His argument was created to refute Charles Murray’s idea that too many students are enrolling in four-year colleges and most of those students should…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Why Should College Be Free?

    opportunity to go to college because I was so behind in my academic and never really like school until my Junior year of highschool. That was when math and others stuffs started to click for me. So i have high goals for myself for with the medical field but i will have fun with college too. I believe college should be free. Today 's economy you have to have all college degree to get a good job to get anywhere in life and to make a well earning paycheck. Coming right out of college with a degree…

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  • My Life As A Christian Life

    I was the first Christian in my family. At the age of four, I started to go to church with my Aunt. Though by that time, I did not really understand what does salvation mean, I found I enjoy the time I spend at the church with my Sunday school teacher and friend. However, I was not saved until the age of 11. I went to public school for my primary education, and when I was at the age of 12, a year after I turned to Christ, I heard God’s calling and decided to go to a Christian school that was…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Transition From High School To University

    For many students the transition from high school to university can be quite difficult and even stressful for many. Canadian high school students are not well prepared or well educated when going into university. When students get to university many will be shocked by the shift is teaching styles, going from being taught in a small classroom to going to a huge 400+ lecture hall can be stressful for many. Also, the amount of work you get in university is a lot different than the amount you get in…

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