Essays Tagged: "academic success"

Family's Influence on a Child's Educational Success.

easing evidence indicates that "schools are not solely responsible for promoting our young people's academic success; rather, families must be engaged in helping youths develop the knowledge and skill ... . More specifically, it suggests that those coming from a family with fewer children perform better academically than those coming from a family with many children. One main reason for this is attribu ...

(11 pages) 705 2 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Price of Success in Rodriguez's "The Achievement of Desire"

s too much of a price to pay for his success. Through reminiscing, Rodriguez becomes aware that his academic success also triggered the loss: "For the first time I realized that there were other stude ... ime I realized that there were other students like me, and so I was able to frame the meaning of my academic success, its consequent price- the loss." To become educated, he left his barrio, denied hi ...

(8 pages) 158 0 2.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Social desirability and the manipulation of self-concepts. How the pressures of others can contribute to a shift in self image.

of two groups. Each group was informed that either extraversion or introversion was responsible for academic success by way of fictitious study. They were then asked to rate the strength of characteri ... desire for success. Subjects were told that either introversion or extraversion was responsible for academic success. Subjects were then asked to rate themselves on a scale of one - six on a number of ...

(7 pages) 115 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Detriments of Formal Schooling on Early Cognitive Development

es for students to meet. Starting formal schooling at the age of five in hopes of achieving greater academic successes increases the pressures placed on children to conform at a younger age. This proc ... ourage development with age appropriate experiences through basic steps that aid in securing future academic success. The focus of this paper is to demonstrate how the ineffectiveness of formal school ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.4 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

SAT - A Test of Inequality

1 Reasoning Test", also known as SAT. It is a three hours test designed to determine the chance of academic success in college for a high school student. How well they do will play a big part in dete ... r admissions will produce freshman classes with very few minorities and with no appreciable gain in academic quality. The SAT is very effective at eliminating academically promising minority students ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Education among Minorities. This is a great summary of 2 different journals, explaning minorities and their educational disabilities.

inorities primarily in a numerical sense. They already have a culture or reference which encourages academic success so they are in there own little community and have there own goals and beliefs. The ... community. There are three types of community forces that influence minority children's school and academic performance which are: Instrumental, symbolic, and relational. Instrumental are the type of ...

(9 pages) 133 1 4.4 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Releiving Test Anxiety

r her to drink a six pack of beer for her test. Most likely this is not the most efficient plan for academic success, even if the practice is fairly common amongst college students. There are two type ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay about Finny in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles.

e to the fullest. Gene lives like a conspiracy theorist; believing that Finny has plans to ruin his academic success. Finny is the popular kid at school, and whatever he says is law. The kids at Devon ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Applying Learning Theories: Spivey

Although educators understand that writing is one key to academic success, many teachers feel overwhelmed by the wide range of writing abilities in their cla ...

(6 pages) 298 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Handling feelings of anxiety during the first year at college.

ial environment in college can sometimes be described as stressful. Well, your emotional health and academic success go hand in hand. Prolonged unhappiness and displeasure with yourself or your relati ... pleasure with yourself or your relationships with others can exhaust your energy and interfere with academic success. However, carrying on further in college is more than just academics; it's learning ...

(4 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Nature, Nuture and Human Diversity: "The Breakfast Club"

f the film, they find that they have more in common than they ever realized. Despite each of their academic success or economic background, they realize that everyone has their own problems. In addi ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Social Justice and Academic Success: Is Individual Effort Enough?

statement about what is required of the student and the role of the teacher for the achievement of academic success.With substantial reference to Gale and Densmore's (2000) different models of social ... s" (EDCX348 Unit Handbook, 2006:29). This paper is concerned with how the interrelationship between academic success and the bootstraps metaphor relate to social justice in education. The discussion a ...

(11 pages) 99 1 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Abraham Maslow

low became a very lonely boy and found his refuge in books because his parents enforced nothing but academic success. To satisfy his parents he first studied law at the City College of New York. After ...

(3 pages) 69 0 5.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Affirmative Action

ions in which it has exhausted and delayed racial improvements. Also, it has created a large gap in academic merit that has compromised the college system, which has shown to be unsuccessful for every ... efore, it becomes clear that the evidence supports the position that affirmative action compromises academic success, it also does not include all groups fairly therefore hurting all of society.In exa ...

(6 pages) 31 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

4 Years

de in life thus far, and I will continue to make smart and productive decisions. I have always been academically successful in school, and hopefully attending college won't change my academic success. ... degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. It is very important that I follow this academic plan, because there are numerous things that I want out of life. I have an aspiration to ow ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Downfall of Educational Expectations

of view. She mainly addresses the actual social values in school. This includes the discrepancy of academic scores between female and male students and the lack of respect students receive from their ... aries. Peer pressure, consisting of all genders, races, and status, in school also causes a lack of academic excellence. For example, in an all black high school in Washington,D.C., "if they did well ...

(3 pages) 32 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Untitled

Running head: EFFECTS OF BLOCK SCHEDULING How Block Scheduling Effects Academic Success Wayne Fitzgerald Jr.National University In partial fulfillment of the requirements ... ntrolled variables held constant, we can get a great feel about block scheduling and its effects on academic success at the high school level from both proponents and the opposition. There are basical ... f time.Despite its popularity, very little is known about the effect of block scheduling on student academic achievement, notes a recent AFT report on improving low-performing high schools (American F ...

(13 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Victims of school failure

a diagnosis of ADD. Children with this disability experience difficulties in many skills needed for academic success. Their poor learning skills cause academic problems and under-developed social skil ...

(3 pages) 380 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Lord Of The Rings And A Seperate Peace

skills, but Gene believes that he compensates for this lack of athletics and leading skills in his academic excellence. Gene leads himself to believe that Finny is trying to sabotage his academic suc ... ut to wreck my studies." But the reader learns later that Finny just thinks that Gene has a natural academic ability, which means he doesn't need to study to be smart. Finny tells Gene not to come to ...

(3 pages) 349 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Lord Of The Rings And A Seperate Peace

skills, but Gene believes that he compensates for this lack of athletics and leading skills in his academic excellence. Gene leads himself to believe that Finny is trying to sabotage his academic suc ... ut to wreck my studies." But the reader learns later that Finny just thinks that Gene has a natural academic ability, which means he doesn't need to study to be smart. Finny tells Gene not to come to ...

(3 pages) 380 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare