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  • Reflection On The Humans Of Longview Project

    Apart from the two White Americans I had managed to talk to, most of the strangers I talked were a minority. I found that fascinating as I am also considered a minority in this country. I found it easier to approach these people to ask them for a favor. At the same time, they were more willing to help me with my project, and had conversed with me. Many of them continued their conversation with me by inspiring me to continue to pursue in what I was doing. I could actually feel their care and love for me, even though we were strangers. The two Americans that I approached had mentioned that they have been culturally exposed. Thus, making them more willing to help a minority such as myself. This assignment has taught me that outside of my LeTourneau bubble, there are people who do are not willing to listen to me because of my age, gender, and ethnicity. It was a little disheartening, but it broaden my worldview about…

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  • Analysis Of The Pace Path Plan

    A representative of the Pace Path Plan explained the acronym of the Pace Path Plan, which stood for planning, academic excellence, coaching and mentoring, and experiential learning. A question was raised after the representative’s overview of this resource addressing a concern about how they could access the Pace Path Plan and ensure that students continue to receive the encouragement and support after UNV 101, which is the course that exposes students to make a Pace Path Plan for the next four…

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  • Effects Of Pressure On Students To Get Good Grades

    then previous generations. One of the problems being students are constantly under pressure. The biggest pressure they deal with is the pressure to get good grades. They get pressure from parents, coaches, and from themselves. Why is there so much pressure on getting good grades? For most students the answer is because they worry about their future. Without good grades a students may lose scholarships, not be able to participate in extracurricular activities, and not get the job they want in…

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  • College Athletes Should Be Paid

    One can say being a full time student and college athlete is like having two full-time jobs. Student athletes are working non-stop day in and day out to not only meet academic standards but to maintain their athletic scholarship. College athletes bring millions of dollars to universities, but in return, they only receive small monthly stipends for food. With every sporting event, each student-athlete gives their all not knowing if they will get seriously injured or not. Yes, they are students,…

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  • How This Professoriate Fit Into My Career Goals Case Study

    It will enable me to undertake studies at Howard University while contributing to the university through teaching and scholarship. It will be a great honor for me to receive this award to matriculate through this program. During the application process, I have had an opportunity to learn about the Howard faculty members and my research interests closely align with the research interests of the faculty members. I would like to study and work with Dr. Kyndra Middleton because she has expertise in…

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  • College Is Not For Everyone Essay

    College is Not for Everyone Today, more people than ever are attending community colleges and universities. Often, a collegiate degree is a prerequisite to meaningful employment (Pincus, 341). There is even social pressure pushing many to attend. I feel that the university education system has many structural shortcomings, and that institutions of higher learning often do not have students ' best interests at heart. I feel, simply, that college is not for everyone. An opportunity for some,…

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  • My Journey To Higher Education Essay

    I was ready to succeed. But the light of confidence quickly dimmed as my first semester was far from what I expected it to be. I felt completely out of place in my major, so I switched from my initial biology to psychology, hoping that I would find more success in a different field of interest. As the semester continued, I found myself stranded in biology classes that I had lost interest in, and I felt overwhelmed in every way as I continued to fall behind in my courses. I was ashamed; I truly…

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  • College Essay: The Failure Of Higher Education

    higher earning potential. While students of parents making $90000/year have a one in two chance of completing their BA by age 24, compared to students whose parents make $35000 annually have decreased odds of 1 in 17, those that complete college or university have an increased ability to advance their careers and lifetime incomes. Even when considering the socioeconomic and minority odds of educational attainment, higher education results in general with the ability to earn more over one’s…

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  • Social, Environmental, And Cultural Factors Affecting The Persistence Of A Community College Students

    Self-authorship among first-generation undergraduate students: A qualitative study of experiences and catalysts by Amanda Carpenter (2016), explores the concept of self-authorship and interviews 14 participants on their college experience. The stories provided an insight on how students cope with environmental factors, particularly the college environment. First generation students have a different experience than their peers thus have a different experience (Carpenter, 2016). In Minority stress…

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  • What Are The Risks Of The Student Loan Bubble

    I will be examining the risks of the student loan bubble. Over the last 5 years the American federal reserve bank has increased spending on federal student loans over 1,000%. From $100 billion to over $1 trillion dollars. According to Kate Hardiman from University of Notre Dame “Economists believe the amount of federal money allocated to student loans shown in this graph is highly “unsustainable.””. With the increasingly large amount of risky student loans being given out its not going to be…

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