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    Preconceived notions of college As a senior in high school before going to college it is important to distinguish truth between myths regarding the college experience. As one get older they become increasingly excited to move on and go off to college. However, the movies and stories do not put it into the true perspective. It is difficult to comprehend in high school that virtually every action and decision one makes over those four years can either make or break their adjustment to college.…

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    In this chapter, the researcher will provide a detailed look at the literature and the theoretical framework starting with Tinto’s Model of Student Departure (1975). The framework will provide a better understanding of first year retention as it pertains to increasing student persistence within the first year of enrollment. The research will discuss topics ranging from examining community colleges retention, to the factors that affect student retention. Additionally, the literature review will…

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    Bauerlein, Mark. "The Anti-intellectual Environment of American Teens - Education Next." RSS. President & Fellows of Harvard College, 23 Apr. 2009. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. Throughout the article, The Anti-intellectual Environment of American Teens, Mark Bauerlein states that even with the rise in college attendance rates, the standardized test scores or the student knowledge is not increasing. Though students are passing the AP exams and more people taking those classes, students should be…

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    Walk around the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and you will find students who have ditched lectures and notecards to spend their time outside of the classroom. With over 40 service learning courses offered this fall, UW-Madison allows students an alternative way to learn and bring resources to the surrounding community. These classes also have shown to create a new learning environment that provides important experience and aids students’ mental health. According to the New York…

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    Trigger warnings on college campuses, as a means to warn students of course material that may be offensive or disturbing to them, should not be allowed because it does not allow professional, intellectual academic discourse to occur. College professors are staring to second think on what course material to teach, because many students become offended with what comes out of the professor’s mouth, this also applies to comedians that would perform, but now they can’t because of the immaturity of…

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    In Walden on Wheels, Ken Ilgunas argues that "there is nothing liberating about leaving college; I 'd ended one series of obligations only to enter into another" (40). Being a college senior is the end road toward receiving a diploma, that certifies the completion of a certain undergraduate program, and most senior would like to achieve this end game in order to possible work in the field that interest them and pays off their college debts. Yes, I believe that after graduation the newly…

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    In the Western part of the world, college is a big essence to be successful in life. In the reading, “Is College Overrated?” by Holly Ojalvo, states a man name Peter Thiel, creates a fellowship to admit 24 people. Each are given $100,000 to help start up their own company, but the catch is they must drop out of college in order to be accepted. This fellowship may be good for certain majors, but college should be essential and something everyone needs to take into consideration in order to have…

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    I would like, before entering the university campus, everyone their own vision and describe what the university campus looks like, imagine what university life is like, as well as plans and intentions about it, think about their own how to spend four years of university, in which 4 years, which have experience and harvest, what things to do, how to realize their dreams, how to do different, how to realize their value ...... Once, I was in college, I expect to try to do things perfect, if not…

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    When the hats are thrown in the air and all are in final realization, they have finished and accomplished a dream they’ve so longed for: graduating college. After all the hard work, the all nighters, and the sacrifices made, they have made it up to this moment: where all was paid off. This is something students should experience because it is a one in a lifetime experience. College education is an important experience people should encounter at some point in their lives, but as the increase of…

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    knowledge and maintained the art of writing. From then on literacy was born. After these advancements the human race started developing different types of institutions which were mainly medieval universities that were established in Italy, France, and England in the late 11th and 12th centuries. Most universities offered the study of arts, law, medicine, and theology. From there the world started to evolve. Schools where children could attend were then born into society forever changing…

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