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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: American Poet

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is American poet who wrote throughout 1873 to 1880, primarily influenced by the Romantic era. Born to the daughter of a Revolutionary War hero and an established lawyer, Longfellow was expected to attend college and follow his father’s footsteps. However he was more fascinated by the coastal culture of his town in Maine, fascinated by the stories of the sailors who detailed their exotic travels. Accordingly, Longfellow pursued his intrigue, studying language and history in his academics. This prompted him to pursue explorations of his own, in which Henry would write lyrical poems about the natural scenes and history of the places he occupied. His works were also cultivated from his emotions,…

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  • Paul Revere's Ride Poem Analysis

    Poem is a piece of writing which express feelings, emotions and ideas using descriptive figurative languages. However, poems are not dependable as a secondary source and if it is written about 100 years later than when the event actually happened. Likewise, the poem cannot be trustworthy if it contains different facts from the primary source written by the person who experienced that moment and who was actually there. Furthermore, as poems use figurative languages that exaggerate things, it is…

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  • Food Fight Malcolm Gladwell Analysis

    In the Revisionist History podcast "Food Fight", Malcolm Gladwell examines two colleges, Vassar and Bowdoin, to determine what is of greatest importance in higher education. Bowdoin College seems to believe food of high important, its dining hall being characterized by "Fresh rosemary and a personal touch", as Gladwell says. Vassar College, on the other hand, is more focused on helping poorer students to receive a decent education. Gladwell comes to the conclusion that Vassar College made the…

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  • Plagiarism In College Essay

    All throughout middle and high school in all my English classes all you heard was “MAKE SURE YOU CITE YOUR SOURCES.” For years that’s all I heard. Then once I got into college it was different. For the first week or so plagiarism was a reoccurring theme but after about two weeks we didn’t really talk about it much. I believe this is because at that point if you didn’t know how to avoid plagiarism or at least know what it was, then you were not paying attention in grade school. That’s also why I…

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  • Challenges In My Life

    exceed the expectations of the instructors and they insisted I move on the 1st grade as I understood the materials better than most in my class. As I continued though grammar school, middle school and even some of high school, I never really had to study much because retaining information came easy to me. I was, however, developing bad habits that did come back to get me as I completed high school and began college. During my senior year of high school, I realized that I needed to apply to…

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  • Persuasive Essay About Gap Year

    allow for non-academic activities.” Many European countries are doing this method, where students take a year break after graduating high school but before college to give themselves time to do what they please without the anxiety and stress of academics. The Gap Year is a great solution for students to figure out exactly what they would like their future to be, and get an idea of the real world. After 12 years of school you must figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life and it…

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  • The Importance Of Education In Colonial Education

    The Bible curriculum which was the primary resource in order to civilize the colonist and Native Americans. However the premise of the Bible is to reveal deeper truth. The irony in the Colonial education system was that, their source the Bible which encouraged a free-will through the scriptures while the intention of the Colonist was to use the Bible as a method to control an unintelligent population. Colonial education was systematically organized for the wealthy to attend academies in order to…

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  • My Definition Of Life

    master’s degree also or go into a culinary school to gain more knowledge about food and health. Later on in the far future I hope to be working with other people in order to change the way people see food. I want to be part of a food revolution, which hopefully get rids of most of the very unhealthy processed foods. My future is a great challenge since I am the first in my family that has graduated high school and enrolled in college. Plus financially I need a lot of help and being the first…

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  • The Danger Of Telling Poor Kids Analysis

    In "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,…

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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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