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Graduation Speech: May You Have Enough

- Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968. Mother Theresa 1910-1997. Albert Einstein 1879-1955. All of these people are not remembered for their birth or death dates, but rather what they did with their dash. The dash that goes between their birth and death dates on their headstones. The dash that says what a person has accomplished in their life. The dash that takes up so little space, but holds so much meaning. What will you do with your dash. Will your dash be one of accomplishment, of success, of compassion, of love, of happiness....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Take Off Your Masks

- What an honor to be standing here tonight as a representative of the Class of 2012. It's truly remarkable. We have all worked very hard to complete this part of our journey. I want to thank my kids Laddie, and Mate. And especially Ron, my loving companion. Without the support of our families, friends, fellow-classmates, instructors and staff, we wouldn't have made it this far. Let's show 'em our appreciation. These three certificates I'm receiving tonight represent a lot more to me than achievement of success....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Our Next Big Climb

- Class of 2012, we've finally made it, but not without the help of our parents, teachers and mentors along the way. Maybe what they did for us was that they were a good rudder and we're the ship, and they got us to the sea where we remember who we are. Because we all get in that fog, where we forget who we are or what we're about, we get overwhelmed. I mean I've been there plenty of times in my life. But we're not going to remember most of our lives until the end. But we will remember certain moments....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Dedicated to Our Soldier-Parents

- Eighteen years ago 134 young souls breathed life for the first time. We all have come from different places with no way of knowing that one day we would all end up being on the same stage together. Unlike most of the Class of 2012 in the States none of us here went to elementary school together, or middle school, or even all of high school. We come from a very different life experience than most. Most of us have never been the same place for more than a few years. That's only one of the many differences we have with our peers stateside....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I Can Do Anything

- I needed a change. I was bored at my old school. I was working hard, but I was bored. I had been with the same kids and teachers since I was five years old. I don't really remember why I chose to come to Tates Creek (TC), but I had heard about it because our French class had pen pals here. My mom and I looked into the school and decided it would be a good fit for me. TC looked like a great school. Coming to TC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now, I like coming to school. I use to hate having to go to class and get lectured all day....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Maya Angelou's Graduation into Maturity

- In her first autobiography, Maya Angelou tells about her childhood through her graduation through, “Graduation”, from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” when she is about to graduate. She starts as an excited graduate because she was finally going to receive her diploma, a reward for all her academic accomplishments. On the day of her graduation finally comes, that happiness turns into doubt about her future as she believes that black people will be nothing more than potential athletes or servants to white people....   [tags: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings]

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Graduation Speech : A College Education

- ... They are not able to afford rent/mortgage, utilities, or transportation because of it. Mishory O’Sullivan and Invincible (2012), “Found the average single student debtor would have to pay close to half of his or her monthly income toward student loans and mortgage payments. As a result, he or she would not qualify for an FHA loan or many private loans” (Elliott). A Survey ASA did on college students stated, “Student Loans were created to be an engine for social mobility, but they are, in fact, limiting young people’s ability to achieve financial success” (The Impact of Student)....   [tags: Debt, University, Loan, Money]

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Education Is The Key Element For A Graduation

- ... Back in the day, some individual was not able to have the option of farthing there education due to the individual religion or races. Blacks at the time was limited to the amount of education that they come gain. Many black students around those time were force to relinquish their education career early so they could get odd jobs to help provide extra income for their familiars. In today’s society, black and other races are able to have a choice to farther their education. According to a previous survey from (Baum, Ma, & Kathleen , 2013) has showed that in the year of 2011 there was about 66% of black American who had enrolled into college once they haves completed high school....   [tags: Education, High school, Higher education]

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Graduation Speech : Retirement And Retirement

- Retirement Variation “I’m not retiring. I am graduation. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you’ll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day on Oceanside. It ain’t going to happen.” Junior Seau quoted that quote about what many people feel retirement should be like. In all reality the experience is different for every person no one can truly determine how one person’s retirement life will play out. It depends mainly on an effort to save money. However, other factors such as gender, race and social class play a role in the retirement lifespan....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Sociology]

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Graduation Speech For A Graduate Program

- ... These two different teaching styles allowed me to develop my own set of teaching instructions. I developed a standard method for teaching new employees chemical safety and handling. It always started with the student reading the required material. We then moved on to the student observing me perform the action. Then I would walk the student through the procedure as they did it. And finally, when I felt comfortable that the task had been mastered enough to be done independently, I would no longer need to supervise, but would always be open to questions and guidance....   [tags: Learning, Education, Bachelor's degree, Monterey]

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The Time For Graduation Grows Near

- ... When I learned that relationships matter, I learned to fulfill my Mitchell 2 end of the social contract by doing the things that others naturally expected of me; such as listening to others problems and turning in my work on time. Procrastination is the devil. I surely grasped this concept fast over the years. Every time I had an essay due, I would always find myself putting it off until the very last second and receiving a lower grade than what I knew I could have made. I learned this did not just diminish my grade point average, it also showed disrespect to my teacher, who expected all of his students to turn their papers in on time....   [tags: High school, Academic term, Education, Grade]

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Mandatory Community Service for Graduation

- Community Service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions. There are two groups who perform community service, and those are criminals and the rest of us. This means that, for the majority of us, performing community service is completely voluntary. It is for this reasons li that I believe that community service should not be mandatory in high school for graduation. The supporters of this act think of it as an ideal society’s noble concept, but it is rather a noble concept trying to force an ideal society....   [tags: voluntary, criminals, teenagers]

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The Problem Of A Job After Graduation

- Many of us might have frustrations on life due to different circumstances when we are deprived from our desired goal or prevented from something we want that drag us to that emotion. In our live we have to face a lot of problems that 's very difficult to resolve them. But if you are the one having those, you are not alone. People don’t reach to the destination without lot of fluctuations in life. There are various reason that results indirect or emotional frustration. But, if we ignore our frustration it directs us to the depression that causes serious problems and need a lot of efforts to overcome....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Psychology, If You Have to Ask]

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Graduation Speech : Sleep Is Great

- Sleep is great. In addition to this, sleep is also incredibly important. (High school) students need sleep; without it they, emotionally and physically, will start to suffer. Adolescents are not getting the sleep they need largely because of the incredibly early start to school. Starting later will definitely improve the grades of students. As more time is given to complete work, it will not only allow them to surpass expectations, but it will relieve a great deal of stress, making their lives at school, and home easier....   [tags: Sleep, Adolescence, Sleep deprivation]

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Graduation Speech : The Cpa Exam

- Many college students obtaining their bachelor’s degree have a total of 120 credit hours, however, if a student is trying to obtain their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license than they must have 150 credit hours. In order to have 150 credit hours, a student must take approximately of 10-3 credit hour courses after graduation. After completing the additional 30 credit hours, one must then sit for the CPA Exam. The CPA Exam is a total of 14 hours and includes 4 sections, including: auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and regulation....   [tags: Certified Public Accountant, Accountant, Finance]

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Graduation Speech : The Attendance Policy

- ... A fable is a fictional story, typically involving a moral and two or more talking animals. Many Disney and Pixar films, such as A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo, are fables, with morals that deal with personal acceptance and trust. Children inherently seem to understand and value fables, gravitating towards them on screen and in books. By harnessing that interest through those examples and others, it would be possible to encourage the students to take them and follow their lead to make their own short versions....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Time, Pixar]

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Graduation Speech : An International Student

- ... When someone came to talk to me, I did not totally understand what they meant. When my teacher assigned me to write a paragraph, I did not know how to write a complete paragraph. That was me and my terrible failure, which made me spend the rest of my semester one in level one before I had opportunity to retake a test and went on a higher level. I spent a long time to think about myself and my failure. I decided to start studying English again. My goal was to able to be a part of a regular program one year later at that moment....   [tags: Student, Education, International student]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- The two high schools I selected for this assignment was Lincoln High School from Tacoma, WA and Bellingham High School from Bellingham, WA. I picked Lincoln High School because I wanted to pick a high school that was from my hometown and one that was familiar to me. The reason why I chose Bellingham High School was because I wanted to pick a school from the place that I am currently living in. Both high schools were pretty convenient for me to complete this analysis assignment. The initial enrollment number for Lincoln High was 1,410 in October 2014, followed by a student count in May 2015 of 1,362....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, College]

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Graduation Speech : My Writing

- Before I enrolled in composition my writing was limited to what I learned in high school and in the Foundations of Academic Writing 1 and 2. Firstly, my writing and sense of writing has drastically changed since the beginning of the semester. My writing has changed for the better in several different dimensions; for instance, my research, creativity, grammar, and essay structure have all improved. Secondly, my reading has also improved in several different aspects; for example, I have learned to scan and skim the text for the important material to save time while researching....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Literature, Paper]

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Teen Pregnancy and Graduation Rates

- Teen pregnancy is surprisingly decreasing over the years. According to Farber, “the most recent studies have shown that there has been a decrease in the rate of pregnancies among all teenagers and among sexually active teenagers (16). Although this issue seems is decreasing this is still a problem faced by many teenage girls today. Each year, 7.5 percent of all 15-19 year old women become pregnant (Maynard 1). Not only does this issue affects the pregnant teen but it also affects the economy. Teen pregnancy affects graduation rates....   [tags: sexual intercourse, abstinence, STDs]

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Graduation Speech : My Life

- ____2015____ Throughout grade school, I would always ask myself questions like, “What will 2015 be like?” “What will I be like in 2015?” “How tall will I be?” “Is my family going to be any different?” 2015 was always an important year to me. Mainly because it would be the year I graduate high school. 2015 was a goal to me. I always knew that If I worked hard at the time, in the year 2015, it would pay off and I would be successful. I also always knew that 2015 was going to be the year, where a lot of change happened....   [tags: High school, Remainder, Snow, Trip]

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Graduation Speech : College Students

- It’s the beginning of the fall semester and millions of students are either beginning or continuing their journey towards obtaining their college degree. However, many students fail to exert the dedication and commitment required to succeed in college. There is a significant amount of students who treat college as a minor commitment which can have disastrous academic results. The students who slack off throughout college, often receive lower grades which can affect their job prospects upon graduation....   [tags: University, Academic degree, Higher education]

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Graduation Speech : My Life

- ... Walking to the guidance counselor with a million thoughts in my head wasn’t exactly the feeling I was hoping for, the halls were empty, everyone was in class, and it was quite and peaceful. The door creaked as I opened the office door, I signed in and waited to be called in by the guidance counselor; I started to look around trying to quiet my racing mind and relax my nerves. Seconds turn to minutes and minutes turn to a great deal of anxiety, ‘God what is taking this lady so long, I know she’s not doing anything,’ I told myself impatiently....   [tags: Anxiety, Mind, Thought, Smile]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- ... The way my grandmother raised me, I was different than most of the kids in my neighborhood. I lead by the example “don’t mess around with any followers.” I always told myself that I would go to school, be a man, and sign up for college. My grandmother would say, “Don’t be a fool, be a man. What you think that knowledge for?” Before I reached high school, I listened her. During my middle school years, I was an honor student. That’s how I know I could have done better in high school if I would have focused harder and had less distractions....   [tags: High school, High school diploma, Middle school]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- When students graduate from high school they are expected to mature and become more independent in their lives. Some students in their late teens feel they cannot take on the responsibility that college brings. They may not be financially prepared for the cost of college or they just want to take some time to themselves and figure out who they are and what they want to do. Gap years are a dedicated year after high school when a student spends time either traveling, working, volunteering or just maturing....   [tags: High school, College, Youth, Gap year]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- “Hard work pays off, Hard work pays off.” I have always wondered, when exactly it was going to pay off. As a 16 year old junior in high school with a handful of opportunities, I had only one goal in mind: get the best grades possible for next year’s graduation. This goal meant I had to enter senior year with a secure seat as the valedictorian. But when I received my transcript in the beginning of my junior year it said senior. The title of senior was due to the credit equivalence of an average New York senior in high school....   [tags: High school, Writing, Essay, College]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- Most high school graduates have only one thing on their mind: college. Those graduates spend so much time applying to colleges and wondering what they actually want to do with their life. Most of the United States graduates feel like they should wait a year before attending college. This is considered a “gap year.” “Increasingly, school leavers are taking time out from study or formal work after completing high school-- often referred to as a ‘gap year’ (involving structured activities such as "volunteer tourism" and unstructured activities such as leisure)”(Martin)....   [tags: High school, Education, University, College]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- Just as fast as I had arrived, I was being moved through the parking lot in order to get to the shuttle and signed in. My parents were behind me, waving as I walked up to the table where I told them my name in exchange for a bag full of stuff. As soon as I had everything in hand, I was hurried over to the idling shuttle bus that was to take us over to the Cedar Residence Halls which is where the Orientees were spending the night. I was handed a key and told to quickly put my things in the room along with the person right behind me, who was told to come to the same room as me....   [tags: Mother, Father, Plane, Thing]

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Graduation Speech For Medical School

- If not currently enrolled in a full-time academic program, please summate your activities from the time of graduation from your baccalaureate program through the time of this application, as well as your plans between now and your matriculation to medical school. (Maximum 75 words) I am using this time to become more resolute and steadfast in my career goals by pursuing opportunities for personal growth, improving financial stability, and gaining real-life experience. Since graduating, I have traveled, as well as acted as a live-in caretaker for my terminally ill grandfather....   [tags: Health care, Medicine]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- It is Tuesday morning and my math class is soon to start. I quickly dash into the classroom scanning for potential seats towards the back of the room. The teacher starts her lesson and questions are asked to which I know the answer to, but the fear over comes me and all I can do is mouth the answers. It is graduation day and I exhale as I realize my high school years are finally behind me. Many years have past since then, and for some crazy reason I decided to go to college to continue my education....   [tags: High school, Education, Academic term, Teacher]

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Graduation Rate Of Mississippi Colleges

- Today’s Mississippi high school students are severely under prepared for the transition to college. A high percentage of students entering their freshman year of college discover that they have complications in transitioning to both college life and college courses. Many students go on to have issues finishing college with the graduation rate of Mississippi colleges being “fifty percent” (The Alliance for Excellent 1).These complications are due to there being only a handful of classes that can help prepare someone for college and even then these classes are optional, which results in many students not electing to take them....   [tags: High school, Secondary education, College, School]

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Graduation Speech : A Teacher

- Kids walking the halls. Sophomores lost, Freshman too. Looking for their class. Students complaining about how “summer was too short.” When seeking a career as a teacher, a person should look at aspects such as one’s responsibilities, necessary skills, work conditions, salary, and its prospect, but even more importantly is to prepare oneself properly by attending The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) that will offer the best training possible. Teaching has a lot of tasks and responsibilities....   [tags: Teacher, Education, High school, School]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- ... This day we were bored and decided to head off to Starbucks just 10 miles away from school. With my ankle messed up I went anyway and we stayed there for quite some time talking about girls, graduation, and what comical incident occurred that day. Typical Nelson, who does not drink coffee decided he was only going to buy a bag of chips. As I was finishing my coffee I had noticed that a fellow had walked in and placed his order and I recognized his face. I stared at him for some time thinking that I had seen him somewhere before....   [tags: Automobile, Walking, Brake, Coffee]

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Graduation Speech As A Teacher

- ... Therefore, so much homework is giving to students. It all go the same way for a student, there is now way we can’t catch everything in one hour. That is why homework should be very important for us, that way we can have more time to practice and learn on the subject we are learning at the time. Homework is the best way to catch up if we missed a school day, homework can affect our grades that’s why it should be very important for us it make us have good grades. If you guys stop assigning homework then many students will lose a lot of points and it will affect our graduation this is why teachers should listen to me and assign homework like they regularity do that is good for student’s suc...   [tags: Education, High school, School, Teacher]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- ... This is helpful for college student’s especially, as most finals and midterms are comprehensive, making the older material you learned easier to bring back to memory when tested over it later. Another technique that would be helpful to new college students is “recall,” bringing back the new lessons recently learned when doing an idle activity such as walking to class (“10 Rules”). College campuses are known for being large, and sometimes overwhelming. Many students may not use a car to navigate the campus, so walking would be another option....   [tags: High school, Education, University, Middle school]

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Graduation Speech : My Peer

- ... Problem diagnosis During the last two weeks, I had conducted two interviews with my peer for gaining more in-depth understanding about how and why they set up those goals. From the interviews, I have known that my peer changed their majors frequently within the past 11 years, and they wasn’t clear about what they wanted to do. They told me that they wants to be a well-round person, therefore, they has tried to learn many different things at the same time. However, this situation led to the waste of time, and I believe that this is the reason why they has studied in the college for that long time....   [tags: Goal, Bachelor's degree, Graduate school]

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Graduation Speech : Senior Year

- ... I will never get to hear the roar of the crowd- mostly my mom, during my races. Never again will I be able to take my last leap over the hurdle and sprinting to the finish line. I will never get to give my all to the sport I love in just 9 months. This is my last year to hold the title, “Vice President of Programs” in FCCLA, my last year to even be a member of FCCLA. In just a short period of 9 months, I will never get to sit in front of my favorite teacher- Mrs. Cox, and listen to her never ending advice....   [tags: High school, English-language films, TheStart]

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Graduation Speech : Transfer Student

- ... I kept it to myself and I hurt myself for it form that moment forward I instantly started to forget my goals, plans, and creativity. I had difficulty accepting that I was falling behind and not understanding and to this day I am still figuring out what I should do after high school which wasn’t a problem before. To be honest my personal life outside school was also in the ruins since I was attending court for a personal matter affecting my relationship with my mother and siblings. This and more affected my career plans and college tuitions witch I have now put a side after graduation....   [tags: High school, College, Sibling]

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Graduation Speech : Marching Band

- ... I thoroughly enjoy breaking things down and trying to solve complex problems. This led me to Engineering, which is such an intriguing field of work because engineers have the ability to change the world. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is an excellent place to pursue my dream of becoming an engineer. With its extensive research centers, funding support, and alumni program, it is obvious that a career would be easy to find after graduating from such a reputable school. The field of engineering that most interests me is civil engineering and what draws me to it is the epic scale to which these engineers must design for....   [tags: High school, Culture]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- ... Due to her carelessness, I began looking for jobs around seventh grade to start saving money—albeit for a different reason—but, since I wasn’t sixteen years old, no one could hire me. I mentioned this to show I want to be able to work and to successfully stand on my own to feet as an independent young adult. As of late, my urge to stand alone has only solidified with my mother’s care for funds, for mine and her’s mental states have decreased. On a cheerier note, I was exceedingly excited when I found out quite a few of my friends(from now on referenced as “family”) will be attending the same college as I am now....   [tags: Family, High school, College]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- ... The sad yet inevitable truth is not every student who finishes high school is cut out for college. Some will drop out, some won 't be able to afford to continue due to extreme costs and some students should have never gone off to college in the first place. And their is one common link between all three very pressing issues in today 's society, the cost of college tuition overall. The toll of going to college in the United States is an expensive and not entirely necessary path that most Americans must take in order to better their future, creating financial strains....   [tags: High school, University, College, Academic degree]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- ... That 's worth the two free years. While attending a high school for six years, you will work with professionals on the career you would like to study. A six-year high school system will bring up the lower class because now what these students couldn 't afford can get for free with the six-year high school. Six years also give students more time to get the learning they need for their career. According to Amanda Ripely, journalist and an Emerson fellow, one in four American teenagers drop out of high school because they find classes dull....   [tags: College, High school, Associate's degree]

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Graduation Speech : My Teacher

- ... Through this activity, I assisted in fostering an atmosphere that allowed the youth to feel comfortable expressing themselves and their aspirations. The reason why I mention my time at SBY is because it largely influenced my interest in working with at-risk youth and helped me learn to communicate in a way that was effective for this population. More recently, I attended an Alternative Spring Break trip in Chicago. This trip involved learning about the educational system in Chicago and understanding urban education in general....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Gang, Crips]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- ... After two weeks, I left the class with an A. Where I learned to respect architectural structures a lot more. When I finished the geography course, I came out with another A and was cocky enough to believe that I had no more classes to take. But I was wrong. During summer break, I got a call back to the school to finish my transcript to William Carey to transfer. Then, the registration office found that I needed another class. I was too stunned to deal with this again. To keep business rolling, they wanted me to transfer to William Carey and get my diploma in December....   [tags: Family, High school, Grandparent]

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Graduation Speech : College Students

- ... With the increase of tuition comes the increase in debt for students. During the 70’s, Zinsser said it was not unusual for students to accrue about $5,000 in debt over four years. Students today would love to only accrue $5,000 over four years, as debts are well above that now. The average college student in 2015 accrued about $35,051 in debt, making it the class with the most student debt. “A combination of stagnant wages, declining federal and state funding to schools on a per-student basis, and rising tuition has meant that families have only two real choices when it comes to paying for college: borrow more or try to send their kids to a cheaper school.” (Berman)....   [tags: University, High school, Student, Peer group]

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Graduation Speech On Sports Seasons

- ... But once we started reading it, I felt as though it was a lot easier than what I anticipated it to be. Not only did I do the reading material in class, but I also read books such as Great Expectations and A Raisin in the Sun, to give me a greater span of novels to choose from when writing essays. I think these also helped my critical reading skills, I will not lie when I say that Great Expectations was a challenge at some times, but the challenge proved to be worth it when it started helping me with poetic analysis....   [tags: Poetry, Writing, Critical thinking, Literature]

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Misconceptions of Teenagers Graduationg from High School

- Misconceptions of Teenagers Graduationg from High School Some teenagers believe that life should imitate high school. Adolescents think they should never have an inordinate amount of pressure foist upon them, and that deadlines are strictly an outline to go by. If something is done incorrectly the first time they can just keep doing it until it's right. However, when young adults enter 'the real world' they come to the horrific realization that their boss doesn't care how they feel, and if the deadline is missed, there can be severe consequences....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' The King I Have A Dream Speech And Bernie Sanders Presidential Speeches '

- “Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men” (Plato). This is part of the theme in both Martin Luther King I Have a Dream speech and Bernie Sanders presidential speeches. Using Rhetoric, it does not only influence the words, but also the audience. Martin Luther King and Bernie Sanders are both great inspirational leaders that want their audience to hear their voices. Martin Luther King is a civil right activist that is for the people by wanting equal rights. He wants the blacks and whites to come together and end segregation and non-violence....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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War of the Words: Analysis of Two Speeches Declaring War Given by Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Bush

- ... George W. Bush gathers nations together for the “fight of all” (35) against the “murderers” (13) of al Qaeda to stop their “evil and destruction” (16). George W. Bush cons the idea of al Qaeda being a natural embodiment of evil, boldly shaming the group for their atrocities to show his disagreement with al Qaeda’s beliefs. Likewise, he and Bush reveal the enemy with malice statements, providing model images of the enemy for Americans to accept and channel their hate towards. Both Presidents know of the panic and fear the American people now have, therefore they each use powerful words to portray fearlessness of the enemy....   [tags: diction, authority, confidence]

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Graduation Speech: Mom and Dad, Your Babies Have Grown Up!

- The year 2012 is as unique as our class that’s graduating within it. As the Class of 2012, we should be prepared to answer questions about the things that make us unique. Our children will revisit this historic year through their text books, their TV reruns and our own high school keepsakes which we have held on to over the years. With all this attention will come questions from our children, questions like: "Hey dad, what’s an email?" Or, "What's Facebook?" As our yearbooks are taken from our shelves and our photo albums are cracked open once again, our kids will certainly be curious to ask: — Hey dad, was your hair blond all through high school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Stand Tall, Set Your Goals High

- As I look out on this crowd tonight, I see a diversity of people. I see grandparents who have raised their families, lived through many crises and have accomplished many goals. I see mothers and fathers who have fulfilled some of their dreams, but still may be struggling with challenges and goals to meet. Some families are here tonight to watch their oldest child graduate. For other parents, they’re here to celebrate with their youngest child. Yet all parents wish the best for their children and hope to see them succeed in their endeavors....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Don't Let Them Crush Your Dreams

- Twelve years ago we started a journey. Today marks the end of that journey, and the beginning of another. For some, the road getting here was smooth. For others, the road was rough. But today, we leave all of those rough times behind us. We all set a goal, and now we have all achieved it. We have succeeded. Those of us who have made it here tonight have passed an immensely crucial milestone in our lives. From this point on our lives are entirely up to us. We have the power to become whatever we want, and to do anything we want to....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Don't Forget Where You Came From

- Good afternoon, I would like to begin by thanking the staff for the privilege of speaking before you on this bittersweet day. It seems like this past year has been a jumble of excitement, reminiscence of the past and uncertainty for the future. After dreaming about graduating since we jumped off the bus on the first day of kindergarten, it's finally here. With the years of number two pencils, group projects and final bells behind us, we find ourselves on the threshold of our future. Yet, it's difficult not to timidly glance back at our past and wonder if we are prepared for what lies ahead....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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My Graduation

- Stepping upon a simple stage was the best thing I could have ever done. Overseeing the multitude that was there to witness my every word, every tremble, every emotion, and every heart beat, was then that I realized that the sentiment was real. It was essentially the end of time and I could not bear to hold back what I no intentions of doing. Cry. Tears of joy darted down my face as I walked across the stage and received my ultimate gift. With fancy inscription, my gift was entitled “Class of 2009”....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]

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American Presidents and Their Inaugural Speeches

- Usually when the President of the United States delivers his inaugural address, he delivers a message of hope. Also he addresses the national issues at hand. He asks for mutual cooperation with the government at all levels. He emphasizes that the Constitution guarantees the rights of all citizens. During the Gilded Age, the inaugural addresses from President Hayes to President McKinley had the same message and addressed the same issues of the era. In his inaugural address, President Rutherford B....   [tags: National Issues, State Governments]

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A Comparison of the Speeches Made by Brutus and Antony Over the Body of Caesar

- A Comparison of the Speeches Made by Brutus and Antony Over the Body of Caesar “Liberty. Freedom. Tyranny is dead!” So claims Cinna as Caesar is fallen. Brutus his trusty friend killed for Rome while Cassius his jealous counterpart killed over hate. The conspirators brought his body to the market place to show the people. Over the corpse, two speeches were made. In this essay I will compare and contrast these two speeches. Both of the speeches have similar have similar beginnings....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Brutus' and Mark Antony's Funeral Speeches in Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare

- Comparing Brutus' and Mark Antony's Funeral Speeches in Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare Julius Caeser is a well known play written by William Shakespeare. It is based on the life and after life of the great roman leader, Caeser. One of the most important and memorable scenes in the play is when Brutus and Mark Antony give their speeches at Caeser's funeral. In this essay I will be comparing to two, noting the key speech writing elements, and finally concluding which I think is most effective....   [tags: Papers]

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The Speeches of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments, Solitude of Self, and Home Life

- The Speeches of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Declaration of Sentiments”, “Solitude of Self”, and “ Home Life” Not long ago, in the nineteenth century, the words that our forefathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “that all men were created equal,” held little value. Human equality was far from a reality. If you were not born a white male, then that phrase did not apply to you. During this period many great leaders and reformers emerged, fighting both for the rights of African Americans and for the rights of women....   [tags: the women’s movement]

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Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The play 'Julius Caesar' reaches a peak of tension at the point of the two speeches, and so it would seem whichever speech was enjoyed more by the crowd would make the speaker the more popular. This was in fact the case in the play. Mark Antony used better techniques of speech than Brutus and he prevailed in the end. After the conspirators have killed Caesar, Brutus agrees to let Antony perform a speech, which Brutus thought would be a eulogy....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Martin Luther King's Techniques in his Speeches and My Own

- Comparing Martin Luther King's Techniques in his Speeches and My Own As with any speech, it is popular opinion that the opening sentences define the standard of what is to come; I feel that Martin Luther King and I take different approaches to this, both of which are very successful. In both of King's speeches, the opening lines are emboldened through clever emphasis of passionate, repetitive imperatives: the repetition being found in the imperative itself in King's "I have a dream" speech: "Go back… go back… go back…", whilst in his "… Promised land speech", the repetition being in the subject of each clause, before each varying imperative: "Let us riseâ€...   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Use of Language To Show Macbeth’s State Of Mind In Three Speeches

- Shakespeare's Use of Language To Show Macbeth’s State Of Mind In Three Speeches This speech shows Macbeth is living in fear, the snake refers to Macbeth’s state in life, he feels that he has wounded the snake by killing Duncan, but cannot be completely happy until the snake has been killed and Banquo is dead. “Weak Malice” refers to the shameful deeds they have committed to get to the state they are in, which is killing the king whilst he was sleeping. The speech also goes on to Macbeth saying, “Eat our meal in fear”, this is an ironic prediction, as Baquo does return to the meal as a ghost....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of Speeches by Brutus and Antony in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- A Comparison of Speeches by Brutus and Antony in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar This historic play which was written by William Shakespeare in the 16 century as a play is in fact based on older history dating back to time before Christ. When the roman empire was the most powerful in the world and a man named Julius Caesar was the roman statesman and general who ruled it. William Shakespeare however changes the historic accounts to some point in order for the Elizabethan audience of that time to fully understand and appreciate the story, as well to make it more entertaining....   [tags: Papers]

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Outline of Romeo And Juliet Key Speeches From Act II

- Key Speeches 1. a. Romeo b. Romeo sees Juliet moving around in her room. He snuck into the Capulet orchard and is talking about Juliet. c. NO VOCAB d. yonder- over there envious- jealous e. But wait, what's that light in the window over there. It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Rise up, beautiful sun, and kill the jealous moon. The moon is already sick and pale with grief because you, Juliet, her maid, are more beautiful than she. f. soliloquy personification metaphor symbolism 2....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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Maya Angelou 's Graduation Speech

- The joy of the upcoming days getting close-up to a special event of her 8th graduation from Lafayette County Training School in Stamps, Arkansas was the main focus of Maya Angelou’s “Graduation.” A young African American flourishing scholar waiting with excitement and hope for her graduation moment, and to began a new journey in the real world. Angelou implies her overall excitement into the conflicts of issues that shows a reflection of societal problems that still occur in today’s society. It emphasizes how people have to be strong in everyday life as Maya Angelou did with all circumstances; referring to racism....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race, White people]

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Roosevelt's Three Influential Speeches

-   As the president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt worked hard to provide safe, happy, and affluent life to American people. Many problems such as unemployment, poor banking and systems were caused by the Depression. In order to approach the resumption of the nation, Roosevelt planed to make changes. Some changes took place in the New Deal’s goals between the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address in 1933, his campaign speech at Madison Square Garden in 1936, and his proposal for an Economic Bill of Right in 1944 did effectively bring people better conditions for their life, reformation of their welfare (for vulnerable people), and hope for freedom....   [tags: Social Changes, New Deal]

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Discovering Obstacles Hindering College Graduation

- Introduction: According to the National Center for Education Statistics, of the students seeking a bachelor's degree at a four-year university, on average, only 59% of them graduate within six years. It is unfortunate to note that even with the extra two years, students still struggle to persist through graduation, due to numerous hindering factors. Hence, the issue of college success now lies within the central realm of scholarly research, with numerous scholars applying previously known psychological theories to education, including Kurt Lewin’s force-field analysis model, Abraham Maslow’s need reduction theory for motivation, and the self-efficacy and attribution theories....   [tags: motivation, needs, self-efficacy]

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Black Athletes' Graduation Rates Weak

- Major collegiate athletics programs are able to generate millions of dollars for their institutions, but are not able to show any evidence of successfully graduating their black male athletes that contribute to their success in generating those millions of dollars. These universities in turn, are failing these student athletes whom were promised that they would nurture them intellectually as well as athletically. A four year report published by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education presents statistics that shows that the six major sports conferences in the NCAA (ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC, Pac 12) have weak graduation rates for male African American Student...   [tags: college athletes, african american students]

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Facing My Fears (of Graduation)

- Facing My Fears (of Graduation)     Here it is, late in the school year, and what have I accomplished?  I have been living in a fantasy world for the past three and a half years.  The best years of your life right?  Says who?  I am not going to deny the fact that I have had the time of my life, but for what?  Where am I .     What is college anyway?  Is it a preparation for the "real" world?  I guess it depends on what you think the real world consists of.  If you see the world as a never ending party filled with blood shot eyes and hangovers, coffee with extra shots of espresso and lost homework assignments, late rent and stacks of dirty dishes, parking tickets and MIP's, tailgating and b...   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Personal Narrative - Graduation Day

- Graduation Day It was one of the most exciting and nerve racking days of our lives. Although we were finally leaving high school, the feeling of being unsure didn’t go away. The whole day was full of practicing for the big moment when the entire class graduated on to a new beginning. All the girls wore shiny bright red robes and the guys were dressed in a shiny navy blue. Standing there, I had no idea what to expect. Some things I were aware of, my friends were leaving and we wouldn’t be the same friends anymore....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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Sontagian Interpretation of Graduation

- Sontagian Interpretation of Graduation Interpreting and analyzing the artwork created by other people has always been a challenge for me. Who am I to say what the artist or author symbolically represents with their work. Previous English teachers would always try to explain what an author "really" meant in their work. Such claims frustrated me because I believe that no person has the right to critically analyze his work except himself. Susan Sontag's view of interpretation is very similar to mine....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Funeral Speeches of Brutus and Marc Antony from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- Analysis of the Funeral Speeches of Brutus and Marc Antony from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar At the funeral of Julius Caesar two characters make speeches to the plebeian mob, Brutus and Marc Antony. Shakespeare shows us the personalities of the two orators and gives one an advantage over the other. Marc Antony has an advantage over Brutus because he speaks after Brutus and he has Caesar’s body. He also interrupts Brutus’ speech. He uses a range of rhetorical devices to manipulate the crowd....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Romeo's Speeches in Act One Scene One and Act One Scene Five

- Comparing Romeo's Speeches in Act One Scene One and Act One Scene Five What changes in Romeo’s language, feelings and opinion of love can be noted and what conclusions can be reached about the nature of his love for the two women. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was written around the 16th century. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a love-tragedy about two people who fall in love from two feuding families. The intended audience was for Elizabethans who visited the theatre regularly....   [tags: Papers]

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High School Graduation

- Graduation Epidemic My high school graduation was one of the saddest moments of my life. Although I was excited about graduating, I did not know what I was going to do with the rest of my life. In Maya Angelou’s “Graduation,” Angelou was excited and proud of all that she had accomplished. In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Late Encounter With the Enemy,” Sally Poker Sash was proud that she was finally graduating and just wanted to show that off to all the “upstarts”. In the two readings the pupils are contrasting in a few different areas, and a couple of those areas are in pride and feelings that their families have being involved in the graduation....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Graduation 2001

- First of all I would like to thank everyone for coming out tonight for the 2001 Palo Verde graduation. I am honored to be speaking in front of the class of 2001. I congratulate all the graduates on a job well done. Sitting here shows a great deal of work and dedication. Graduation is a time to remember the last four years at Palo Verde. Some of us have great memories that we will hold close to us and others may think about the struggles and hardships that we went through. But the point is that it’s over now right....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Night

- Graduation Night I had been waiting for this evening to come for four years. In a few hours it came and went, but it was an important time in my life. Graduation night was the end of one life and the beginning of a new life with different problems, worries and joys. My family was there, excited and cheering for me because I had made it. I was in a classroom getting ready for the walk onto the field and thinking that I had finally reached the one night that would end high school life and start a new life in college....   [tags: Personal Descriptive Narrative]

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The Wisconsin Graduation Test - A Good Idea

- The Wisconsin Graduation Test - A Good Idea What is a test. The Webster’s New American Dictionary defines a test as “a critical examination or evaluation”. The World Book 2000 Encyclopedia defines testing as “an attempt to measure a person’s knowledge, intelligence, or other characteristics in a systematic way”. The Wisconsin 2004 freshmen will have to take a graduation test in order to graduate their senior year. They have four chances to pass the graduation examination. This paper will explain how the current requirements for graduating compare to the graduation standardized test....   [tags: essays papers]

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Fictitious Graduation Speech

- Fictitious Graduation Speech Friends, Relatives, Class of 2023, For those of you who might not know me, I am Firstname Lastname. Welcome to the graduation ceremony that is about to commence. First off, I would like to congratulate every student that is seated here before me. Twenty-five years ago I was sitting in the same spot pondering what I would do with the rest of my life. I never would have believed anyone if they told me about the things I would encounter after my high school graduation....   [tags: Papers]

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A Graduation Ceremony Story and a Racist Twist

- It wasn’t until her, her family, and friend Bailey were walking up the hill to the school, when she started to feel the pressure of the moment. At the graduation ceremony everything was going smooth, until the principal’s speech left her in doubt of bad news coming. She was right, moments later two white gentlemen took over the stage and the speaker’s post. The man speaking was Mr. Eduard Donleavy, who was running for election and took the graduation ceremony as a great opportunity for him to introduce his plans for the future....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Life Lessons in Maya Angelou's Graduation

- Life Lessons in Maya Angelou's Graduation Throughout life we go through many stepping stones, Maya Angelou's autobiographical essay "Graduation", was about more than just moving on to another grade. The unexpected events that occurred during the ceremony enabled her to graduate from the views of a child to the more experienced and sometimes disenchanting views of an adult. Upon reading the story there is an initial feeling of excitement and hope which was quickly tarnished with the abrupt awareness of human prejudices....   [tags: American Literature Angelou Graudation Essays]

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Critique of Graduation Speech by Billy Joel

- Critique of Graduation Speech by Billy Joel Billy Joel is a very well known musician that is respected and acknowledged all around the world. I think he was an appropriate speaker for a college graduation. He used one question at the beginning of the speech that would catch the audiences curiosity; "Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes?" and branched out from there to important issues. I think this showed a sense of organization and importance to the issue of why he was there....   [tags: Papers]

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