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  • Stereotypes Affect Us And What We Can Do By Claude M. Steele

    threats does impact a person 's performance due to the facts some stereotype has standards that a person has to prove if the stereotype threat is true or false. Everyone has their own way of being intelligent. In chapter two, Steele experimented with men and women as the two different group and having math to be the way to check the score between both genders. Both groups are given a math test for normal results and, another math saying that this will be scored to find out about your math grade and overall score. The results from the normal math test between men and women was both equal, as for, the other math test focus on math grade and score, women did worst (Steele 36-37). According to Steele, “...selected women and men who had strong and equal math skills, the women did worse...” (Steele 37). Steele states that men and women are both equally smart in math. But adding a stereotype threat against women did lead to poor performance at the test. Therefore, stereotypes do affect people’s performance because with a normal test give to both groups they performed evenly, as to, the other test where the group was given the stereotype which lead to poor performance. Even though stereotype threats can be both positive and negative, it can also lead to being a high expectation for an individual. Being told that Asians are smart in math, gave me a negative outcome because the stereotype threat states that all Asians are smart in math. I try to confirm the stereotype threat to be…

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  • Good High School Curriculum

    Different test determine what academic assistance a student may be offered, shows where you stand in particular subjects, and provide in detail what can be improved. Test such as the ACT and SAT are the main testing source that high schools use to determine a student 's readiness of college. This, in my opinion, is the least important thing of what makes a good high school. "The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test,…

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  • Standardized College Entrance Exams

    But before any of that comes to be, there needs to be an understanding of what a “Standardized College Entrance Exam” is by definition. Myfuture.com website lables a “College Entrance Exam” as a “Standarized Aptitude Test” (“Taking” 1). It further elaborates to say that an “Aptitude Test is used to measure collective knowledge in various skill areas [verbal, math, analytical, and writing skills]” (“Taking” 1).They also say that the purpose of college entrance exams are not used to see how much…

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  • The Importance Of Government Funding For The Arts

    When enrolled in a course such as dance or visual arts leads to the development of thinking skills. R. Deasy states “ High school students who studied a variety of styles of dance for a semester scored better than non dancers on the elaboration, originality, and abstractness of titles factors of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking” ( R. Deasy 8). Being enrolled in dance gives the student the ability to improvise and be as creative as possible. Which is a very useful skill to possess in…

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  • Theories Of College Admissions

    Race should not be a criterion for college admission because students are with higher grade point averages and SAT scores are being denied because of their white race. Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American applicants receive a more privileged status. Critics argue that the admissions system is biased and hypocritical because students like Grutter, Hamacher, and Gratz, feel that they are discriminated against in a country that is supposed to oppose discrimination. Applicants who are children of…

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  • Assignment 4: Personal Statement

    Describe your favorite academic subject and explain how it has influenced you. (315 words) The concept of animal life is fascinating. What do turtles eat? Why do plants need the sun to survive? How are humans related to chimps? My curiosity only increased as I got older and I decided to take biology class to explore further. Through biology, I learned about amazing things like DNA, evolution, ecology, and cell biology. To expand upon my knowledge, I participated in interesting activities and…

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  • At Risk Prevention Study

    The purpose of this paper is to design and implement an at risk prevention study by using the supplemental instructions also called SI. We want to know if the at-risk students will be helped by going to the SI sessions. I will conduct a research study that will evaluate the effectiveness for the at-risk students that attend the sessions. 1a. There are certain groups of students in college that have a higher risk of failing a course and dropping out than others. According to “Who Gets To…

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  • The Importance Of Cutting The Arts In Schools

    families who value academic achievement also value achievement in the arts” (Pogrebin, 2007). But, as stated above, this is not always true. According to the Center for Music Research at Florida State University, “[s]tudents at risk of not successfully completing their high school educations cite their participation in the arts as reasons for staying in school” (Barry, Taylor, Walls, and Wood, 1990) and many of them did not come from academically strong schools or families that valued academic…

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  • Will Music Make You Smarter Essay

    Have you ever heard that listening to music can raise your IQ? A study called the Mozart Effect is perhaps the basis of every argument of music’s correlation to intelligence. The study showed that groups that listened to Mozart for ten minutes before a test performed better than the groups who simply sat in silence. This could be due to the fact that music “fires up your emotional, memory, and motor centers.”(Adams) the study was conducted over the span of three days with each day showing better…

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  • Standardized Testing Act Vs Sat Essay

    problem with standardized testing, such as the ACT and the SAT, is that anyone can learn how to take a multiple choice test without having to learn the materials related to the test question. For example, a student took a class teaching them how to look at the wording of the question for hints or clues to what is being asked, decide which answer choices make the most sense, and then eliminate the questions they feel are not correct. Therefore, eliminating the possibility to be creative and use…

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