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    The Pros And Cons Of HBCU

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    “A report from the National Science Foundation found that HBCUs produce the largest amount of African American students that go on to pursue PhD’s in the STEM areas. In fact, approximately 33% of African American students receiving their PhDs in STEM attained bachelor’s degrees from HBCUs. To put that in perspective, roughly 105 institutions are producing a third of all African Americans obtaining PhDs in STEM fields” (Gasman & Commodore). This statistic shows that even with fewer resources than PWI’s HBCU’s produce their fair share of driven students. However, no one likes to talk about this. An HBCU is “a college or university that was originally founded to educate students of African-American descent” (Oxford Dictionaries). A PWI is a Predominantly…

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    Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Everyone has dreams.Weather they want to be a world class surgeon, a big shot lawyer, or even the next President of the United States. I have three essential dreams that I plan to achieve. I plan to make a difference in the world, by being a peer advocate. Also, to attend college and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Lastly, to settle down and start a family. This…

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    private universities has risen 179%, in state tuition has increased 296% and out of state tuition has increased 226%. On average,tuition has risen 233% since 1995.Tuition in general is expensive, but why make out of state tuition even higher when only 40% of America is college educated?(Kelly, Andrew: “The Neglected..”) Out of state tuition makes going to college harder for many student because they can 't afford it, as well as preventing students to follow their dreams to the full, and it…

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    venture to college, to play sports in college, to get a brighter education, or just to receive their diploma at the end of one’s twelve year-period of struggle and chaos. Each person has a goal that is different than another’s, but there are some students who struggle with the question of why to stay in school? The decision of dropping out and “going with the flow” has been used by an incredible amount of students. This decision could cripple one’s ability to become the best they could ever…

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    By reason of Gear Up IV, I have had the pleasure of meeting with business school recruiters from Texas A & M University as well as visiting potential schools all across the state and learning about high demand fields of study. Right before the Gear Up program was introduced, I had a fair idea of what I was intending to study, but I remained unsure and had made no further necessary decisions about my post-secondary education. The reason I had not even thought about what university I wanted to go…

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    resources to host a school-wide Clean-Up Day. Administrators, teachers, faculty, parents, students and others from the community would join to complete necessary cleaning projects around the school. This would provide multiple opportunities for the development of pride in our school. Local businesses would have the opportunity to donate time, money or resources to assist our efforts. Parents and students would gain a sense of accomplishment, having the opportunity to work together with each…

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    High School Curriculum

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    Most students see high school as the calm before the storm of post-secondary due to the fact that most of them are uncertain of their future. In fact, numerous seniors that have already matriculated still are hesitant about their chosen career paths; several still deciding their fields of interests. Although the high school curriculum incorporates required courses to aid students, the structure can be altered to bring out the most of its four years. The compulsory course of Careers and Civics in…

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    Rising Adulthood Factors

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    Numerous developing grown-ups don 't see themselves as young people or undeniable grown-ups. The period of conceivable outcomes, a period when people have a chance to change their lives. Arnett (2006) depicts two routes in which rising adulthood is the time of potential outcomes: (1) numerous rising grown-ups are hopeful about their future; and (2) for rising grown-ups who have encountered troublesome times while growing up, rising adulthood shows a chance to outline their life course in a more…

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    that others have the upper hand they are discouraged because they no longer see the point in trying their best, something that was instilled in their minds growing up. Their efforts seem pointless, therefore they settle for instant monetary gratitude by dropping out of high school to work in a low wage job. Having to live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet, and for years living with the worry of what could happen next is a good enough incentive to look for a way out. People who…

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    The Day I Choose LCC Have you ever thought about what college you would attend and how successful you would be? Well I have, as child I would imagine what college I would attend and would I be able to succeed. I imagined how collage would be, would I attended a large university or a small local community college. Students may even worry about the ACT and SAT and how successful will they be when taking those two extremely important tests. Luckily, I choose a school that didn 't stress me out…

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