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    • 7 high schools and alternative high schools and school wide versus pull out post-secondary introduction program. There has not been a study that focuses on students who live in rural areas, are members of low SES, have little parental support,...
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    • 10 choosing to attend a post-secondary institution. The researchers defined college qualifications as being a culmination of cumulative grade point average, senior-class rank, aptitude test scores, and SAT/ACT test scores. They stood by their point...
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    • PREFACE Through researching and writing the following history of the Mayors of Cedar City, we have gained a greater insight into the problems confronting our city and county leaders. W have also gained a deep appreciation for the tremendous e...
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    • 11 would put forth effort and eventually pursue a postsecondary education in that particular field. Gemici and Rojewski (2010) used the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 to determine if having students take part in a work-based program while...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 26 Tactics Definitions Ingratiation Website provides speech that displays flattery to the audience or displays attractiveness to gain likeability. Examples could include speaking highly of potential clients, or speaking about...
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    • There had been no colonists living in Pacheco for six years, but the revolution was subsiding and a feeling of peace and safety was returning. The recovery of the colonies from the depression caused by ten years of revolution was slow and...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 29 advertisements or commercials here. We get companies featured editorially. So, how do we do it? Hey, we won’t give away all our secrets. But we start with a roster of media contacts that are unmatched – from magazine editors...
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    • 5 disadvantage compared to fellow classmates who are native English speakers. “These students are not only required to compete with native speakers of English with respect to academic or literacy related language skills, they must also acquire the...
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    • 6 with but the expectation is still there for them to pass all required tests at grade level as set forth by agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Literacy and Vocabulary Unfortunately, according to Kamil (2003), more than 25 percent...
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    • 18 Instrumentation The data were collected through quantitative measures. I relied on the use of pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys. I used an adaptation of the Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) survey that our counselor has included on...
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    • 7 Vocabulary struggles are hard enough for many native English students but for ELLs the struggle becomes more difficult, particularly for those students who enter school for the first time at a higher grade. Many times it looks as if students are...
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    • 19 particular study. I entered the parts of the survey that would benefit this study into a Google Document Form and administered both the pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys online. I focused on whether or not exposing students to various...
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    • 10 learning disabilities or those who just struggle in general. Many of these students also have difficulty understanding vocabulary as it relates to their world. Effective Instruction Finding the best programs and the most effective means of...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 37 philanthropists, talent/personalities and made millions of consumers aware of them” (2013). This bold statement shows that a general statement not specific to particular awards or brands can still have an influencing...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 2 once stated that, “Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself ("The quote garden," 2012). Music therapy has been used for many different...
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    • 14 Other vocabulary programs are available, but not many have been carefully researched and approved. “Few independent research studies have been conducted on popular commercial reading programs, but the use of such programs in secondary schools is...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 40 Supplication Supplication is opposite of the four tactics previously discussed. This tactic seems to be a last resort in most instances. Supplication is defined as “the website promotes incompetence in particular areas.”...
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    • EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND MUSIC 6 other. The time that the brain is the most capable to learn new items falls between the ages of newborn to early teen. Learning to play an instrument is very beneficial during this time. However, the brain is always...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 43 years or even removed. The content on each page may be different today than when it was originally studied, so an exact replication of this study is not an option. Another limitation is the information on each website may not...
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    • 19 appropriate for that level. The items included in Level 6 address vocabulary knowledge and comprehension skills. The vocabulary subtest measures word decoding and vocabulary knowledge, while sentence comprehension measures the ability to...

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