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    2.0 Sulfur Creek Academy Summary Sulfur Creek Academy (SCA) is a non-profit organization invested in providing safe, secure learning environment for private school students working on a general educations degree (GED) in rural communities in South, Texas. SCA has selected to bring the Live Oak Community Center online for private school families as a centralized learning center. SCA is a small woman owned business, which employs four staff who specializes in software development for academic applications, video courses, and creates learning events for a wide variety of age groups. SCA has a computer technician on its payroll with multiple software certifications in A+, COMPTIA, and Microsoft certifications MCTS, MCITP, Server, and Microsoft…

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    Inmates interested in their education have the motivation to make a positive and productive change. Most prisons provide General Educational Development (GED) a four-year program that covers basic requirements of subject material such as English, Math, etc. Unfortunately, GED Program enrolls a small percentage of inmates from the total population. Berridge and Goebel (2013) inform, “With an average population of 1,100 male inmates and 200 female inmates…the percentage of inmates attending the…

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    There were so many people that day to take the GED test. We all appeared nervous. The nice woman who signed me in, stood up front. She explained all the rules: no talking, no cheating, and no restroom breaks till you have finished the test. Before taking my seat I grabbed ear plugs took a drink from my water bottle and headed toward a seat up front. I was feeling a little discouraged and nervous. I was taking the GED test to pursue more goals in my life and further my education. This was…

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    Why I Want My GED. A couple months ago I found myself sitting in the counselor's office at my alternative high school. I was presented with a series of questions from the only counselor in the whole school. These questions were so simple, yet I had so much trouble trying to find an answer for them. I was asked, “what drives you to go to school?” and “why do you go to school?”. Minutes went by and I still had no answer. A year before I found myself sitting in that office, I was supposed to…

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    In A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin creates a groundbreaking fantasy, in which Ged battles evil in a world where magic is as habitual as breathing. Duny, an arrogant Gontish boy uses magic taught to him by a village witch to defend his village against Kargish pillage, greatly injuring himself. A powerful wizard from Re Albi named Ogion heals the boy and presents Duny with his true name, Ged thereafter taking him as prentice where Ged first encounters powerful dark magic. Eventually Ged…

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    develops this idea in “A wizard of Earthsea” where Ged develops the character traits of courage, selflessness, and wisdom by facing challenges that are presented to him along the way. In “A Wizard of Earthsea” le Guin reveals that challenges are essential to the development of a person’s character, through the analysis of Ged’s evolving courage, selflessness, and wisdom. In “A Wizard of Earthsea” le Guin reveals that challenges are essential to the development of a person’s character, through…

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    for literature, monomyth. Monomyths, or the hero’s journey, follows the adventure of a valiant hero who faces off against a great evil and emerge victorious from the ordeal. The hero’s journey is not primarily focused on ancient myths, but the elements from the hero’s journey is also shared with modern stories. Such modern stories that display the hero’s journey are The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The protagonists, Ged from The Wizard of…

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    In Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle readers follow many characters throughout the Earthsea. In each of these stories there is one, shared constant: the sea. Throughout the books characters leave their homes and set off to face the unknown. Le Guin uses the sea to represent the unknown. We see this when a number of characters, including Ged, Arha and Arren, leave safety and land behind and take off into the unknown carried by the mage or earthwind. In her books, Ursula Le Guin says that to…

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    years. I made As and Bs for the most part, but never did earn my high school diploma. This made me feel as though high school was a complete waste of time. After all, I had nothing to show for it. A few months after my classmates graduated from high school, I earned my GED. I learned more from the experience of earning my GED than I did in all four years of high school combined. The lesson I learned was worth more to me than any diploma or certificate. I learned the power of belief in myself. …

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    Whilst Hobbit punishes those who succumb to the dark tendencies and wishes to rid the world of evil completely, Earthsea strives to covey that acceptance of one’s own darkness, their shadow is curtail. For Le Guin, “the man’s mistake is not following the shadow. It goes ahead of him, as he sits there at his window, and he cuts it off from himself” (Le Guin “Shadow”, 50). By not acknowledging their darkness and weaknesses, characters in The Hobbit allow their inner evil to take over their…

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