During her visit to Whitman, Alexandra made comparisons between her high school years and the high school years of the upperclassmen observed. She noticed the variety of differences between them because during her years there was not much palpable competition but now there was between the students at Whitman. The competition of getting the best grades was a huge deal to the students because their grades were a factor to getting admitted to the college of their choice. Pete a junior student at Whitman, was one of the many overachievers who put in the effort to get the best grades he could even if it meant to risk his own health. Pete was a straight A student who one night took so much caffeine to complete a paper that was due the next day.
I was encouraged to take AP classes and Honors classes, which made it easy for me when I came to college. From facing many struggles and stresses like every other student, I still maintained a good GPA and ended up getting accepted to Holy Family University for the Nursing major. In Gary Becker, Kevin M. Murphy 2007 article, “The Upside of Income Inequality” in The American, they claim “Income inequality in China substantially widened, particularly between households in the city and the countryside, after China began its rapid rate of economic development around 1980” (581). The economic development of China improved the lives of China’s poor but the income inequality is still wide in China. Many people are still unable to receive an education.
In high school and college I am starting to realize that teachers don’t give specific rewards for getting good grades. But I have learned that we are paving the way for us to get a better future and that is the best award of them all. Being a student athlete I believe that I am receiving more than regular students because you learn so many life lessons in sports. I believe that the field trip that I went on is what made me start to apply myself better in school. I received the about $4,000 in academic scholarships for attending UW Parkside.
But he smiles at us as we file into class”(10). This imagery that the author uses shows Us how the authors feels towards Mr. Freeman and some of her other teachers. How might Melinda Sordino change throughout her experience of Merryweather High School? Will she be treated differently? Melindas secret is out and about.
With a Japanese mother and German father, I seem to fit into the common depiction of the United States as a “Melting pot of cultures”. Through multiple visual tours and hours of research, I deduced that Georgia Tech possess a certain uniqueness that other technological institutes lack, that being a great graduation rate of underrepresented minorities and research leadership. In terms of cultural diversity, I truly believe that I may add to the cultural diversity ingrained in Georgia Tech by joining the 4% multiracial students, and sharing the same positive ideologies that I am fortunate enough to retain. During my sophomore year of high school, I began to engage myself in the community. My local mission sparked my interest in the locale.
I believe that the sophomores of 2019 taking English 10 Pre-AP next year at Clark High School should have Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (written by Jonathan Safran Foers) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (written by Ray Bradbury) on their reading list for their summer assignment. Both authors teach important lessons through these stories that I feel are necessary for next year’s class to learn. Something Wicked This Way Comes is what I would consider to be a dark fantasy novel. This story of “Halloween” arriving seven days before October 31st is one that readers will not forget. Anytime they past by a carnival that sends a chill through their body they’ll think of Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show.
In ”Guiding a First Generation to College”, Tina Rosenberg discussed that how to help high-achieving poor students to get into College. In the paper, “About 30,000 students from poor families score in the top 10 percent on the SAT or ACT college entrance exams and yet don’t go to selective schools. And nearly a quarter of low-income students who score in the top 25 percent on standardized tests never go to any college.” In fact, there are many resources can help reduce the yawning dimensions of the college gap. Tina Rosenberg points out one big part of the divide is the information disconnect. She mentions in the paper that “ lack college-educated parents often don’t know how important college is.” and “Most are unaware that top colleges
In the first place, college being free would help the students effectively. Students who go to college today have up to three jobs to pay, payments on their tuition. If they focused on their studies they wouldn’t be so tired and would put in a great amount of effort into the classes they take. According to The New York Times ( http://www.nytimes.com/) stated that 65% of the students accutley go to college. The problem is that 30% of student that have parents helping to pay for college drop out as 60% of students that don’t have family support in help paying dropout within the second year of college.
Our Year 10 Drama class performed a satirical performance called the 10 best worst things about high school. The play was written by M.G. Davidson. This performance is about the different things high school students experience, for example friends, school clubs, field trips, cinema, gradation, prom and sports. Therefore, we have Narrator 1 and Narrator 2 that take us to those experience.
I remember starting my freshman year at Blythewood High School thinking about all the changes that I would have to face, transitioning from Kelly Mill Middle School to this large campus in this little town of Blythewood. I assumed it would be like the movies; a school full of adult looking teenagers and tables for the “popular kids” and “the jocks”. It wasn’t at all like those movies, but one characteristic about high school and life in general
Mr. Lachamiaa says he is very greatful for those college educated, engneeirs, doctors, architects and lawyers. The world needs these people he reassures, but it is just not for everyone. The strongest arugment in my opinion is kids going into 10’s of thousand of dollars in debt for a college degree that they don’t use. I know several people that went to school to please someone else, got a degree in something they weren’t that interested in and work in something completely unrelated. The only thing they have to show for their work is a big tutition bill.
In today’s world, America has tried to compensate for past inequalities so that both genders can have equal opportunities in life. However, it is still not perfect. Meghan Casserly, a member of the Forbes Entrepreneurs team, analyzed the 2012 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to discover that, “this year a total of 16 states boast women earning 80 cents or more to every male dollar, twice the count of 2010”. This shows how women are close to earning equivalent salaries to their male counterparts, but the gap is not quite closed yet. It is excellent that people are now paying attention to gender inequality and trying to do something about it.
Freshman year was an interesting time because of all the things that happened to me. I really had few friends when I got here and my parents would talk this up to make it sound better than it actually was. Thank god i had a sister who was graduating here because she told me what it was really like. She told me it sucked your first year but you will make it and how we have a terrible cafeteria and the west just kinda sucks in general. But there are really good freshmen teachers and that is what makes it all ok.