Education Papers

  • Above Cultural Expectation

    1314 words, 6 pages

    English 103 The importance of education is engrained in American culture. It is often expected for young adults to seek a higher education after high school in hopes of getting a high paying job down the road, the idea of self-sufficiency. In the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, author Jennine Capo Crucet does a phenomenal job showing the clash of cultures in this Cuban family living in America as their world seemingly falls apart. Lizet, the oldest daughter, applies for college without permission amid much family drama. Crucet brilliantly utilizes clever syntax to depict the culture

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    Interview - General Chemistry

    417 words, 2 pages

    As a freshman, I didn’t have many options in who to pick for this interview because all of my professors, teachers, and teaching assistants (T.A.’s) are not of my major. But of all of these people, I chose my General Chemistry I T.A., Michael Vega. On the day I sent my e-mail to him, he seemed eager to answer all of my questions on that day, although I did allow him some time to answer. Upon receiving his response to my e-mail, I got thorough answers, proving to me that my teachers and teaching assistants do care. Michael attended Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, IL, but then eventual

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    Experiences That Influenced Your Opinions And Attitudes Paper

    478 words, 2 pages

    Prompt: Undoubtedly you have had experiences that influenced your opinions and attitudes. Please select such an experience and give an account of it, describing its effects. Being one of ten kids is rough, especially since I’m in the middle of the family. The term most commonly used for the middle child in such a huge family is “The forgotten child” and yes, it does exist. Being in the middle of the family has surprisingly taught me many things including how to accept who I am. To make a long story short, I have nine siblings: four brothers and five sisters, four are younger and five are

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    Career Development - Where I See Myself In 10 Years

    599 words, 3 pages

    Freedom, the ability to act on an independent level. Being able to choose how to behave, where to live and what to do all relate to what is known as the American Dream. Basically, one has the capability of writing his or her own life story. The American Dream is important to me because where I see myself in 10 years can have many different outcomes, and I have the power to choose which path to take. In 10 years I should have a job, I am a hard worker and will continue to work while I still can. Hopefully, it is with my dream full time job and my side job. But if things do not go according to p

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    Remembered Event - My Last Competition

    617 words, 3 pages

    I never would have thought that a freshman in high school could obtain a high position such as varsity on a sports team. It’s pretty much common sense that the upper-classmen have the upper hand in gaining the varsity positions and a freshman tossed aside to be trained to achieve the varsity position once she hits the upper-classmen status. Retaining this knowledge, I still wanted to challenge this process, not because of the attention I would gain, but because it was my last chance. My family had put up our house for sale the summer before my freshman year and planned to move either mid-year

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    Open And Closed Book Testing Results Summary

    1190 words, 5 pages

    Back in 2008, there was a study conducted by Pooja K. Agawal, Jeffrey D. Karpicke, Sean H. K. Kang, Henry L. Roediger III and Kathleen B. McDermott from Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA. They wanted to examine the testing effect with open- and closed-book testing. They found this topic to be interesting because open-book testing is becoming more and more popular among educators. They wanted to see what the best way was to take a test. The purpose of the research: Agawal, Karpicke, Kang, Roediger III and McDermott used two experiments. The purpose of the first experiment w

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    Volunteer Assignment - Harvest Hike

    559 words, 3 pages

    Having been actively part of the St. Thomas More community, Harvest Hike, the activity I volunteered in, felt familiar. I attended St. Thomas More School up until eighth grade and still actively attended church with my family. I also attended Religious Education classes in ninth and tenth grade, and in those years I had to complete twenty hours of volunteering. I had done Harvest Hike in the past and it always is a great experience. The event starts out with a preparation to the actual activity. This event, along with many others, is focused on high school students, but anyone, such as a fr

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    Aligning Education Systems

    3962 words, 16 pages

    Since it’s implementation in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been intended to boost student achievement and hold schools accountable for students’ progress. This act was met with sweeping support. The business ideals incorporated into the act in the form of accountability were thought to produce achievement in students just like in the business world. However, the act that was passed with flying colors was quickly met with concerns. One of the biggest flaws of NCLB was that it called for 100% proficiency on standardized tests nationwide by all students by the year 2014. The targe

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    An Obsession

    2950 words, 12 pages

    For many years, accountability and standardized testing has dominated the realm of education. It was thought that accountability would help drive education and boost student performance. Standardized testing is the way they chose to measure this increased student achievement. Placing high target goals, like the goal of 100% proficiency on schools across the nation, is thought to motivate academic excellence. However, studies have shown that the accountability measures being implemented are highly ineffective. While it is true test scores on standardized tests have improved, these scores may no

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    The Chubby 6th Grader

    1547 words, 7 pages

    It’s funny to see how people react when I tell them that the show How I Met Your Mother changed my life, and I wish I could see the look on your face after reading that. But while it may sound weird, or even a little childish, it’s 100% true that How I Met Your Mother gave me the confidence I have today in regard to the social aspect of my life. Growing up, I was always pressured by my dad to get a girlfriend. Now most guys will say that their dad laid a few jokes or two on them when they got to high school about getting a girlfriend, but that’s not what I’m talking about. No, what I’m talk

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    Milton Freidman

    464 words, 2 pages

    Milton Freidman was born in 1912 in Brooklyn, New York. Freidman was the youngest of four children and even though his parents worked, the income was very little. However, there was always food on the table and the family atmosphere was very supportive. Freidman attended public schools along with his sisters and in 1928 he graduated from high school at the age of sixteen. His father died during his senior year of high school. Friedman wanted to attended college even though it meant he would have to pay for it by himself. Luckily for Friedman, he was awarded a scholarship from Rutgers Un

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    My Life

    2423 words, 10 pages

    The amount factors that influence a person’s upbringing are uncountable. Arguably, the younger a child is the more prone to influence they are. At a young age, what one learns and the environment in which they learn it will shape their work ethic and willingness to learn for all the years to come. Fortunately for me all of years of reaching maturity were exceptionally positive. In this paper I will attempt to outline the major aspects of my development and how these have shaped my values. I grew up in the Alpharetta/Roswell area (just outside of Atlanta), a sparsely populated yet relativ

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    Why Physical Education Should Not Be Mandatory In College

    565 words, 3 pages

    I firmly believe that gym class should not be a mandatory part of a college schedule. Simply put, I think this in large part due to the fact that other venues and activities exist for the opportunity to get oneself in shape, as well as the point that why should a student be made to take a class when he is paying a lot of money out of his or her own pocket for their tuition? He or she should be given their own choice when it comes to taking a physical education course of any kind. While the opportunity to take the class should remain, the choice to make such a class mandatory is imprudent an

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    Effective Study Skills And Academic Performance

    4278 words, 18 pages

    Introduction Effective study skills are necessary for a college student to excel academically. The student must develop these skills in order to retain information learned in the present for their future benefit. Study skills can be a combination of several techniques, including time management, note-taking, self-testing, and test-wiseness, to name a few. There is no one best way to study, therefore, techniques can be tailored to the needs of the student to achieve the most optimal result. However, diagnostic testing is also available to assist students in assessing their weaknesses in thei

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    Bullying

    5612 words, 23 pages

    Historically, in cases of peer-to-peer abuse, whether physical or emotional, the blame is laid on the belligerent boys or girls. The bystanders who hover, chime in, or squirm on the outskirts of the 'mean' action are dismissed as irrelevant. Also dismissed are those who spread the tale of the victim's woe through the grapevine. In truth, however, this supporting cast plays a significant role in peer-to-peer violence....Bystanders make or break bullying episodes." (Our Children) This article examines the role of the bystander in bullying incidents and outlines some strategies to help enc

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    Is College Worth It?

    1155 words, 5 pages

    Is College Worth it? Right now in our society a college education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather a necessity. We are practically raised and conditioned to believe that one needs higher education in order to succeed in life. There is a saying that says, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." However, as technology is constantly advancing and computers are running almost anything, is a college education really necessary? There are people whom have never set foot in a college and are doing better than people who have their master's degree. There are views from bot

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    Survival Guide

    1039 words, 5 pages

    Writing academic papers or just your normal day to day school work can be very intimidating at times. As long as I have the determination and the drive to succeed, conquering these obstacles will be a relatively easy task. Unlike traditional college where you go in and sit in a class and have months before you finish, online schooling is much more demanding. It requires that you have the motivation to complete your work on time and learn the material that is presented in front of you. A lot of knowledge can be carried on from one’s high school experience but like many people, polishing up thos

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    Abcdxyz

    391 words, 2 pages

    Abcdxyz Imagine, for a moment, you enter a room. In doing so you also enter the commotion going on inside. People clamor back and forth across each other. There is writing on a board. You can’t place your finger on it but it looks as if it’s Pig Latin. Everyone places in a stack of papers yet you have not the same to offer. The only thing left to do in this schedule of events is to sit down in a seat. Suddenly, a bell rings. This bell you here is the only noise you recognize within the calamity going on around . It represents familiarity, routine, and most of all… the start of class. T

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