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    How Thomas Gray’s life affected his work Thomas Gray was one of the most influential poets during the 18th century and produced many widely known poems and works of literature throughout his life. Many events within his life contributed to his style and topics while writing his poetry. The works of Thomas Gray were influenced by the death of his close friend, Richard West, his time spent on The Grand Tour with Walpole, and the time he spent at Eton College as a professor and a scholar. Thomas Gray’s life is generally split into three time periods, then early years, the middle years and the later years. The first stage of Thomas Gray’s life is the early years. This includes his childhood, his time at Eton College, his friendship with Ashton,…

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    Charles Simeon “Over coming wounds and Shaping leader” Charles Simeon was born in 1759 in England. He grew up in a wealthy family which means he is considered to be the privilege. Tragically, his mother passed away when Simeon was an infant; this explains why Simeon have temper issue growing up. As a child, Armstrong points out that, Simeon was ‘ugly’ and he shows awkward affection. Simeon tries too hard to make friends, but because of his bad temper, no one seems to like or accept him. Simeon…

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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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    children to work hard, do well, and earn a college degree, then they will get a job. Many would argue that this philosophy helped the older generation be successful in their educational and post-educational careers, so it should not be changed; however, in the words of Ken Burns, “the problem is that the current system of education was designed…

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    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 to or what career I wanted to pursue was due to a lack of resources and guidance. My parents, although always supportive of me, were limited as to what they could help me with when it came to making academic decisions beyond high school as they had…

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    Many say that American high schools teach students to learn how to take standardized tests on writing, rather than actually prepare them for college. Therefore, most secondary students are entering college without an understanding of how to meet demands of college writing beyond the prescribed “standard five-paragraph essay.” Susan Fanetti’s “Closing the Gap between High School Writing Instruction and College Writing Expectations” examines the discrepancy between American high schools and their…

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    children on to higher education. The only hard decision a child should have to make concerning college is choosing which school is best for them after high school. If a person wants to go on to college after high school, it should not have to be a difficult decision based on a nonexistence of monetary contributions. Unfortunately for most children in American families the lack of awareness of preparing for the future of the child or children in the home for continued education has caused many…

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    Now, I can’t go a day without it. Being a college student, technology is the way we communicate with each other and it is hard to think how things can be done efficiently without the use of a computer or handheld device. I am constantly on my cell phone and I feel lost without it. This shows how dependent we are upon technology and the major role it plays in our lives. Not only do I depend on technology for school, my workday would be very difficult without it. Working in a fast paced…

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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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    first college admissions test based on information taught in school, thus forever changing the world of college preparations and admission (ACT History, 2014). Since the creation of the ACT in 1959 it has grown and became one of the most important tests students college bound will ever take. The ACT is composed of four sections; English, math, reading, and science. The scores from each section are then averaged to create a composite score. Each sections’ scores and the composite’s scores all…

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