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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: Perlemutt | Category: Definition essay on marriage

When applying for admission to your selected colleges, most colleges will require you to write a personal statement to submit along with your college application. To assist you in writing your best personal statement, colleges might provide creative college essay prompts to help stimulate your thinking process so that you can write the best possible personal statement.

2. Think back to a situation in your life where you had to decide between taking a risk and playing it safe. Which choice did you make? What was the outcome of your choice? Would you have made the same decision looking back on the experience or would you have made a different decision?

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    ticklishswan276 18 Jan 2017 08:16

    Anecdotal questions you can use to interview someone who immigrated from Portugal: Explain the meanings behind colors using color psychology and ask what the colors in their flag means.. Non anecdotal question: ask "what do the colors in your flag mean" without explaining the meaning or feelings associated with each color. I hope you understand what i was trying to convey.. An anecdote is : A short account (or narrative) of an interesting or amusing incident, often intended to illustrate or support some point. Adjective: anecdotal. Etymology: From the Greek, "unpublished items" Examples and Observations: "The writer makes his living by anecdotes. He searches them out and carves them as the raw materials of his profession. No hunter stalking his prey is more alert to the presence of his quarry than a writer looking for small incidents that cast a strong light on human behavior." (Norman Cousins) "In [Ralph Waldo] Emerson s later years his memory began increasingly to fail. He used to refer to it as his naughty memory when it let him down. He would forget the names of things, and have to refer to them in a circumlocutory way, saying, for instance, the implement that cultivates the soil for plow. Worse, he could not remember people s names. At Longfellow s funeral, he remarked to a friend, That gentleman has a sweet, beautiful soul, but I have entirely forgotten his name. Perhaps most touching was his term for umbrella-- the thing that strangers take away. " (Reported in Clifton Fadiman, ed., The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, 1985) "Anecdotal evidence involves the close examination of particular instances, often including the writer s or researcher s own experience with whatever he or she is studying. So, for example, a historian wishing to understand the origins and development of the Latino community in a small East Coast American city might use as a large part of his or her evidence interviews conducted with local Latino residents. "Anecdotal evidence is in some ways at the opposite extreme from statistical evidence.... [T]he kinds of thinking based on anecdotal evidence is less concerned with verifiable trends and patterns than with a more detailed and up-close presentation of particular instances. "Given the difficulty of claiming that a single case (anecdote) is representative of the whole, researchers using anecdotal evidence tend to achieve authority through a large number of small instances, which begin to suggest a trend. Authority can also be acquired through the audience s sense of the analytical ability of the researcher, his or her skill, for example, at convincingly connecting the evidence with the claim." (David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen, Writing Analytically, 5th ed. Thomson, 2009) "Unfortunately, anecdotal evidence too easily sways many people s opinions.... A well-known phenomenon is the person-who effect that occurs when someone uses anecdotal evidence to discount a statistical generalization. For example, a smoker may dismiss the risk of smoking by noting that his or her father smoked two packs of cigarettes a day and lived to be 75. In this case, the person seems to ignore the larger body of evidence that people who smoke have a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of health problems." (Bart L. Weathington et al., Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. John Wiley, 2010) "Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story." (Alice Munro) "From its beginning the anecdote has acted as a leveling device. It humanizes, democratizes, acts as a counterweight to encomium. Perhaps that is why it flourishes best in countries that, like Britain and the United States, enjoy a strong democratic tradition." (Clifton Fadiman, ed., The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, 1985) anecdote a brief personal story used to illustrate a point

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    silvermeercat497 18 Jan 2017 03:08

    Gaal, György, 1783-1855 ¶ hu.wikipedia; Gaal György magyar népmese-gyűjteménye (1. kötet) (Hungarian) (as Author) Gaal György magyar népmese-gyűjteménye (2.

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    прот. Сергий Рыжов 17 Jan 2017 23:36

    Pendant une heure j"ai parlé avec quelqu"un des lycées privé, donc on parle du sien dans le XVI et du mien dans le 78. Tout va bien.

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    beautifulleopard886 18 Jan 2017 04:26

    Et la situation des lycées réunis dans le collectif qui manifestent depuis septembre ne vous choque pas?

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    orangegorilla249 18 Jan 2017 00:02

    3e par équipe des lycées sur le Duathlon et le Run Bike

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    Украшения 18 Jan 2017 02:52

    OK let me guess... The left wing crazies say the Bush administration was really behind 9/11 by bringing down the Towers and firing a missile at the Pentagon.. and now the right wing crazies are about to start blaming the Obama administration for the coal mine and oil rig disasters Am I right so far?

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    Катерина 18 Jan 2017 03:55

    Avant même la réforme, de nombreux collèges et lycées prefigurent depuis longtemps déjà l"interdisciplinarité par l"innovation

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    KB 18 Jan 2017 02:47

    Alors j"ai postulé et été prise dans un des 3 lycées qui proposait cette prépa : Henri IV à Paris.