The article “Dear Grads: Don’t Do What You Love” by Carl McCoy is effective in persuading college graduates to obtain a job that benefits society. The argument is successful because he has a clear and understanding meaning, uses personal experience, makes readers think for themselves by asking questions, and only includes information necessary to argue his point. He also includes action steps for the audience, “it might be worthwhile for graduates-and the rest of us-if the popular ‘do what you love’ message were balanced with a more timeless message to find work that even in some small way, truly matters” (McCoy, 467). This article is not narrowed to one occupation or field of study, it does a great job at creating a message for all college graduates to get a job that benefits society in one way or
I was always engulfed in uncertaintiesif I am capable of accomplishing those tasks. After doing them, I was amazed at myself. But I was more amazed at my teachers for seeing something in me beyond what I saw in myself.During my college years, I spent my weekends volunteering as a teacher in a tutorial program for elementary students. As a teacher, I am aware that my influence to other people is great. I always instill in my students that with education they can uplift the quality of their life, they can do anything and go anywhere no matter what their size, color, background or past; they do have the limitless avenues over their future with
There is no doubt that The Dream Team excelled in this beyond expectations. All members in the group including the author (Member A) provided social support for one and another regarding class work and even personal life support. For example, the group members always communicated outside of class and during times of stress due to upcoming exams, the members worked together to keep each other motivated and provided emotional support. The CIHI, an independent non-profit corporation states that positive interaction and emotional support predict improvements in times of distress (CIHI, 2012), and so by achieving this, group members will feel better off to view things in a positive light. Informational support is evident in The Dream Team.
Serving in this capacity she has exhibited great drive, developing and administering a bevy of initiatives such as the SMARTS faculty/ staff mentoring program, Project Finish Line, and Early Alert Intervention. Her efforts have yielded positive results such as a nearly 90% fall-to-spring mentee persistence rate with the SMARTS program and the reclamation and graduation of several students via Project Finish Line. Cynthia Calhoun’s presence is a fixture at the Student Welcome Center which assists thousands of students as they are attempting to navigate through the uncertainties of a new term. On a personal note I have found Cynthia to be very cordial and compassionate. She has always had an open door policy, welcoming my company and has been an overflowing well of information.
I feel that my love for languages has allowed me to become a more effective communicator and speaker. Aside from the previous things, I feel that I possess the personality type to succeed and contribute at Gatton. Throughout my life, I’ve been able to demonstrate that I possess the drive and the dedication needed to get the job done. I’ve always been diligent and focused when it comes to academia though I’m able to chill out and crack jokes like any other teenager. Some people ask how I balance everything, but it’s been easy for me.
After various case studies, she concluded that every successful individual had grit. Duckworth declared: “grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals.” It is vital that college students watch Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED talk on “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” because it will help them narrow down a passion, improve their chances of graduating, and help them conquer life. Perhaps, college students proclaim their majors but struggle with narrowing down a passion and
The best description I can give myself is that I am a hard-working loyal person and after facing adversity in my childhood, I can say that I have contributed a lot to the College of Charleston and given back to my community. As a Resident Assistant I experienced many different relationships and situations. It enhanced my confidence and people skills and it led to me winning RA of the semester. I have involvement volunteering in the community and my with the M.O.V.E program which helps better diversify the school. My weakness is I have trouble enforcing my idea in a
Although the feelings didn’t last as long as I’d like they were still important to me, how my classmates could always set the mood, how I’d always be proud of my friend and her accomplishments, and how I was able to feel an emotion I want to feel always. When I graduate from college, I hope I can feel the same way or even better when getting my college
My personal strengths are that I am a dedicated student as well as never giving up. For me, I love being involved in things that makes a difference in our community and our school, that is why I am in an abundant amount of community service clubs. I am always consistent and not doing things last minute or just because it looks good on college apps. I do it because it means something to me and that I want to make a difference. Sometimes, there are times in my life that I am not able to handle the things on my plate, but I am resilient and able to pick myself back up on my own.
I believe my speech, “College is Worth the Time & Money,” was very appropriate the audience and occasion. I was assigned the task of presenting my audience with a speech over any topic as long as it was a topic that could be argued for or against. With my audience being college students, I believed that my topic would be very appropriate and could even strengthen their confidence by persuading them that they made the right choice by furthering their education by coming to college. After finding the topic that I decided to present as my persuasive speech, I immersed myself in as much information as I could find about it. Once I reviewed the information, I meticulously placed the data into a logical order that would present the major functions
I also loved how the courses challenged me to think critically and exceed beyond my regular realm of thinking. The professors were very helpful and would stay after to tutor because they want you to succeed. I cannot express how much I needed to go to a larger, four year school, and how James Madison University was the perfect school for me to become more knowledgeable and invigorated. My freshman year was exhilarating,
It was through my PowerPoints, office hours, and talks with my students that I came to share my experiences with them, and help them settle into college. Furthermore, the Peer Advisor community helped demonstrate our concern for our students through our numerous activities that we planned outside of the classroom. The Peer Advisors organized many outings for our students. This time with them allowed us to connect on a more personal basis, and allow us to talk to them about their college transition. Being a Peer Advisor has been so rewarding in that it has allowed me to care and concern for these students as they settle into their journey at
Although I work hard for everything I do and am always dedicated, I learned that hard work and dedication are much stronger when goals are made. I also realized you can learn just as much from watching as doing. As I prepare for college, I will carry this into being a better student to my professors. Finally, I am grateful for the huge support system that helped me accomplish my goal. My CORHA family, my mother and father, sisters, and friends were always there for advice and support; this is a blessing that is beyond any price tag.