Remember The House That Built You Analysis

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Remember the House that Built You
In the last chapter of Ben Carson’s book, Gifted Hands, he shares his frustration with the media for the amount of emphasis put on music and sports. His main theme in that argument is that very few people that desire to go into those fields make their way up the ladder and into the big leagues. With those kinds of statistics, he sees it crucial that the youth of today focuses on self-improvement as it practically guarantees a career as they’re older. Although his argument is valid and understandable, there are many other points to consider.
Coming from a man who spent all of his childhood, adolescent, and young adult years furthering his knowledge in order to eventually gain the career he dreamt of, I can see his
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After receiving death threats from parents of other players, he and his brother dropped from the team in order to get rid of the problem altogether, never again playing sports. With grades and a resume like his, getting into prestigious colleges and medical schools was not really much to worry about. On top of that, he didn’t seem to have a great interest in sports anyways, therefore allowing to him to focus on his studies, something that was very important to him. Unlike Dr.
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Carson, there are some middle school, high school and even college athletes who have an immense amount of interest in both academics and sports- also known as student athletes. While having an outstanding academic transcript can go a long way, it is proven that kind of transcript as well as an athletic resume can go even farther. According to Alan Scher Zagier in an online article, in an extensive research by the NCAA, it is clear the practice of giving student athletes a leg up in admissions is widespread and can be found in major conferences all over the country. He also stated in the article that the NCAA has special admissions
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