1. To him, I am a tedious oddity: a father he is obliged to listen to and a man absorbed in the rules of grammar, which my son seems allergic to.
2. The civilization of Greece and the glory of Roman architecture were captured in a condensed non-statement.
3. Surely students should be able to distinguish the distinctive difference between complimentary and complementary.
4. Friends and loved ones often proclaim they’ve just ate when, in fact, they’ve just eaten. Therefore, it doesn’t make any sense to criticize our students.
5. Blame for the scandal of this language deficit should be thrust upon our schools, which should be setting high standards of English language proficiency.
6. Schools fail to adequately teach the essential framework of language, accurate grammar and proper vocabulary, while they should take the responsibility of pushing the young onto the path of competent communication.
7. He became attracted to the idea of action words, so we listed a few more.
8. Within the span of a 10-minute drive, he had learned from scratch to the major parts of speech in a sentence.
9. While the road map guides your journey to your destination, an excellent vehicle helps you to fully enjoy all of the sights, sound and experiences along the way.
10. Effective, precise, and beneficial communication depends upon grammar and a good vocabulary, the two essential assets for students, but they are not being taught in schools.
11. Malcolm X’s considerable frustration at his inability to read and write launched him on a quest to overcome his deficiencies.
12. He was born into a world full of poverty and ignorance. However, as he acquired knowledge, his horizons expanded.
1. When the job market worsens, many students calculate that they can’t major in English or history. They have to study something that boosts their prospects of landing a job.
2. In other words, a college education is more and more seen as a means for economic betterment rather than a means for human betterment. This is a trend that is likely to persist and even accelerate.
3. From the beginning of time, this inner aspect of our being, this drive that can be constructive or destructive, has captured our imagination.
4. It is easy to say that the humanities can prepare us for many different careers and jobs we can undertake whether medicine, business, science or entertainment.
5. If we study only mathematics, it’s likely we will be a candidate only for jobs as a mathematician.
6. Most importantly, studying the humanities invests us with great insight and self-awareness, thereby releasing our creative energy and talent in a positive and constructive manner.
7. Doesn’t it make sense to spend some time in the company of the humanities, our outstanding and remarkable treasure of knowledge?
8. If we include studying the humanities, we can make breakthrough on many barriers and are limited to only by our effort and imagination.
9. Since ancient times, people have speculated about the mystery of those inner forces that drive some people to greatness and others to self-destruction.
10. This fertile body of work from ancient times, the very foundation of civilization, forms the basis of study of the humanities.
11. Not only are there not sufficient jobs in the world-saving fields, but in the current slowdown it has become evident that there never are enough promising jobs, presumably never will be, that require a higher education.
12. Let’s acknowledge the facts. The New York Times reports close to 80 percent of new jobs can be performed by someone without a college degree.
1. In previous times, people didn’t have a solid idea of childhood as being separate from adulthood.
2. They would now find a sensible job which would lead to a career.
3. The odyssey years can saddle young people with enormous pressure to move forward quickly.
4. Many young people resort to computer games, iPods, iPhones, or iPads to help distract them from their pain and stress.
5. Everything seems to give way to a less permanent version of itself.
6. Considering all of this, it’s beneficial to know that even though graduates are delaying many things after college, surveys show they still hold highly traditional aspiration.
7. So, from the outset, keep your resume professional and up-to-date.
8. Someday you will look back and wonder at the vast changes as you passed through the odyssey years.
9. These challenges can be overcome by acquainting ourselves with them, such as the child’s need to learn, the adult’s need to find the right career and build a family.
10. Today we have an equivalent need to recognize a new phase of life that comes after high school education.
11. I hated the work, finding it hollow and dull! I was miserable!
12. If there is no light on, I’ll resign myself to your decision and just keep on going.
1. He had failed all his courses; consequently, he was going to be expelled from the university.
2. At his core, he is always a perfect gentleman and deserves a lot of credit for that.
3. Once we became steadies, he coordinated his studies and social life, passing all of his classes.
4. Filled with deep emotion , I confess my love for him, “how romantic！”
5. I really loved him but was pessimistic about our chances for success.
6. Butch took me by surprise as he knelt down and proposed marriage holding a dozen of red roses!
7. I had nearly achieved a great education, and graduation was just one semester away.
8. I liked the attention but was cautious about his wild, dynamic personality.
9. I was not immune to his personality, but I was scared.
10. But I hadn’t had any fun; my life was stable with no component of fun!
11. Because of my traditional upbringing，the simple notion of asking you out seems abnormal.
12. To him，my gesture of offering to pay had conveyed a message of rejection.
1. I think that the messages we get from our environment seem to defy common sense and contradict each other.
2. The government tells us to spend or we'll never get out of the recession.
3. Then, as soon as we pay, we get a follow-up email in a charming tone telling us how valuable a customer we are and encouraging us to resume spending.
4. Work hard and save. Suspend your desires. Avoid luxuries. Control your appetite for more than you truly need.
5. I derive pleasure from nice things and feel nourished by them.
6. Today I'll buy new ski equipment, look at new compact cars, and buy that camera I've always wanted.
7. What happens as we take in these contradictory but explicit messages?
8. On the other hand, a little voice inside us echoes those upright messages:...
9. Consider your financial well-being as a key ingredient of your university education as money worries are extremely stressful and distracting.
10. Consider consulting with your school's financial aid office or seek input from your parents or other respected adults in setting up a budget.
11. With the confidence that a probe of my finances would reveal the sheer weakness of my profile, I completed the form and submitted it.
12. Making matters worse, I lost one part-time job and with it my output of funds grew ever smaller, like those now long-dead roses.
1. The next time you're deciding between rival options, one which is primary and the other which is secondary, ask yourself this question: What would Xiang Yu do?
2. Xiang Yu was a Chinese imperial general in the 3rd century BC who took his troops across the Zhang River on a raid into enemy territory.
3. He explained that he was imposing on them a necessity for attaining victory over their opponents.
4. But the genius of General Xiang Yu's conviction would be validated both on the battlefield and in modern social science research.
5. In an experiment that investigated decision-making, hundreds of students couldn't bear to let their options vanish, even though it was clear they would profit from doing so.
6. Therefore, the winning strategy was to quickly check all the doors and keep clicking on the one with the seemingly highest rewards.
7. Since they already understood the game, they should have ignored the vanishing doors.
8. Since conducting the door experiment, Dr. Ariely says he has made a conscious effort to lessen his load.
9. What pleasure and satisfaction can be derived from focusing our energy and attention in a more concentrated fashion?
10. What doors should we close in order to allow the right windows of opportunity and happiness to open?
11. The trouble was, with all those options distributed in front of me, I wasn’t sure what I wanted.
12. Use your college years to stir your heart and renew your life.