Sonoma State University

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  • Why I Chose To Be Essay

    Becoming Who I am Supposed to Be As a student at Sonoma State University, I decided to declare my major in human development because it covers a broad range of subjects like psychology, anthropology, and sociology. Then, at the end of my junior year in college, I decided to declare a minor in early childhood studies. To complete the early childhood studies minor, I have taken classes that teach concepts such as child development and how to assess the different behavioral patterns and the stages of development in children. The combination of both my major and my minor led me to the decision to go into social work as my career. I decided on this because the courses I completed opened my eyes in many different ways to the social injustice in the world. I believe that the job social workers do is so important because they represent the facts and strive to achieve a more just outcome for the people within the community that need justice most. During my time at Sonoma State, I had the honor of becoming a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Throughout my time in Gamma Phi Beta, I held the position of Philanthropy Chairwoman for two consecutive terms. My…

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  • Global Sea Level Rise

    Marin County is one of the nine counties located in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a population of about 260,000. It is in the North Bay and is considered to be one of the wealthiest counties in the state of California. Geographically, it is a peninsula facing southward and borders Sonoma County from the North. Most of the population resides on the eastern portion of the area, whereas the mainland portion is primarily occupied by open spaces and agricultural areas. Due to its proximity to…

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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

    oratory and writing skills to address the inhumane conditions that African Americans faced in the United States. Indeed, African Americans and minorities still face a great deal of discrimination and injustices in American society. In particular, data and statistics reveal a historic trend of dehumanizing African American students in their pursuit of an education. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), African American students often score lower than their White…

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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

    On the other hand, both of these articles believe that higher education still has a problem. According to Gary Gutting, people talk about the failure of higher education because of its high costs and associated extra-academic costs, while Delbanco states that inherent social inequalities between classes inhibit the value gained from higher education. Anthony Delbanco also suggests that education is limited by poor teachers and poor graduate education. While slightly differing, both of these…

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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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