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  1. Hi everyone, I'm at the beginning of my possible PhD journey and trying to decide if it's worth moving forward. I have an "ok" GPA (3.6) but biggest concern is that my master's came from Liberty University. At the time, I wasn't considering any further education. I was just trying to get my credits to sit for the CPA exam. Now, I'm considering applying to some PhD programs but I'm not sure I have a shot. Other than my education, I have a good professional background - several years Big4 experience and I have my CPA license. I still need to sit for the GMAT but I'm pretty confident I could get a good score. Is anyone in a similar situation and still been accepted to a program?
  2. I have both a CV and a resume. The resume is your typical resume with different sections for education, employment, extracurriculars, etc. but specifically includes 1-2 bullet points describing the activity. The CV, on the other hand, I followed the format that a lot of professors & graduate students use so it's more sleek. It contains similar sections (education, employment, conferences, etc.) but no bullet point, just the name of the institution, job title, and dates worked. Which one is appropriate to submit for PhD applications? Should I submit the resume if the application itself doesn't have sections about employment and conferences? Or does the CV look more professional and the admissions committee doesn't need that much more information?
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  5. I have a 166 Verbal, 168 Quant and 4 in Analytical. Should I retake? I plan to apply in the top ten Econ PhD programs in US and UK for Fall 2019. A brief bio - Engineering grad (IIT) 2008, MBA (IIM A) 2011, 7 years of work ex in M&A (3.5 yrs.), Analytics (1.5), Education Startup (1.5). Last but not the least, I would be turning 33 this October. What are my chances?
  6. Hi, Would anyone be willing to grade my GRE essay using the GRE rubric? I would like some constructive feedback on what to improve. This was my first practice essay and writing isn't my strong suit so no need to tell me that my essay isn't the best. I would love if you would be willing to let me know of any pros and cons I didn't think about in regards to answering the prompt. The prompt and my essay response is below. Looking forward to your feedback! Prompt: A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position. Having a basis of an education is a statement that everyone argues. As a nation, students should not be required to have a universal curriculum until they enter college. Individuality is a characteristic that is highly valued in American society. Why should education be treated any differently? Having the same curriculum across the nation does not benefit a student. If anything, it is crippling them. Each person has a different way of learning and processing information. If we were to implement this national curriculum, it would be a huge disservice to students who are intellectually more advance, and the same could be said for students who are not as intellectual advanced. They would not be getting challenged in their courses or they may not be able to comprehend the material being taught. In addition, they are not getting exposure to the other possibilities. This national curriculum would fail in encompassing all of other areas of interests such as music, art, and theater that education should be exposing them to make them a happier, more successful being in society. On the contrary, having a national curriculum would aid in the fact that everyone would have the same common knowledge when they enter college. The education system would be standardized, and when the time did come to go to college, everyone would be on an equal playing field. A universal education curriculum should not be implemented for students.
  7. :)Hi, Im New to Urch and I would be so greatful to get some criticism on my reaserch paper. Its on a novel called "weep not, child" And the topics i chose to elaborate on were love and family.. can you tell me if i actually tied in the theme of community with the two! ALSO, Is it interesting or boring.. anything i should change.. please help and give feed back. My thesis clear on what im going to talk about in the research paper? Anything is helpful. Thanks Introduction A family entails a cluster of parents and the existence or non-existence of children cohabiting in the same environment. The simple definition also summarizes related people by blood or through marriage. The family institution involves special intimacy and loyalty regarding the involved persons. Love refers to the expression of passionate affection towards other individuals. Love depicts elements of personal attachments and this occurs among closely rated persons that include parents, friends and relatives. The connection between family members originates from the expression of love and attachment. Family members depict love in different ways, which revolve around the immediate concerns. “Weep Not Child” by Ngugi wa Thiongo’s shows a connection between characters through the themes of love and family institutions. The presentation of the narration revolves around an individual through the viewpoint of a protagonist. This displays a heartily connection with the soul in the individuals community. The tale focuses on exploring on different narrations within a single context. The narration avoids a cultural documentation through the presentation of several minor plotting. The settings include major characters like Ngotho, Mwihaki, Njoroge and Mr. Howland. Ngugi displays the family connection of affectionate elements through Njoroge’s father. This is further illustrated through the romance between Njoroge and Mwihaki. The varying standpoints illustrate deep attachments in the objectives to deliver a mindset community, meaning they act upon their emotions. This paper will attempt to explore the dominating elements connecting the characters through family pillars and romance. This exploration forms the discussion on individual character with reference to the presented community setup. Ngugi’s intentions reveal the urge to define the characters society (Ngũgĩ, 211). Ngugi’s “Weep Not Child” involves a numerous of primary and secondary characters. The author allocates specific roles to different characters within the story. The characters include Nyokabi who is a second to a patriarch in the story. Nyokabi displays rare qualities of dedication for her children. Her role also depicts the love in building the family’s peaceful coexistence. Njoroge plays the role of a family visionary in Ngotho’s household. Njoroge is main protagonist in the story; he displays the family attachment through the objective to gain education and improve his family’s condition. Kamau (Njoroge’s half brother) is challenged by the family difference. He is training as a carpenter in the village settings and limited to an opportunity to join school. This shows a family institution scenario with rules and regulations. The characters description changes when his brother joins Mau Mau. This awards him responsibilities to support the family back in the village. This is a typical family setting where a man provides for the family (Ngũgĩ, 171). Jacobo is a wealthy individual and a father to Mwihaki in the story. Mr. Howlands is a source of misunderstanding and British citizen. The man is a source of conflict and the remedy to the Mau Mau rebellion. John is Jocobos son who quests to study in England. This character depicts the affection between a father and a son. Ngotho is a veteran that served the First World War in the novel. The characters family includes Njeri and four children. The children include Boro, Kamau and Kori. Kamau and Njoroge constitute the family and a fifth deceased son called Mwangi. Boro avenges his brother’s death by heading the guerilla group. Mwihaki dominates in the stories elementary shift of focus. She is a daughter to Jacobo and a lover to Njoroge. Lucia is also Jacobo’s daughter and teaches at an elementary school. Juliana also constitutes Jacobos family as a wife and mother. The family ordinance in the story recognizes the male counterpart. Ngotho depicts this element as the family in Muhua village. He directs both wives on family decisions and proposals on community activities. The family consists of two wives with a conflict of interest due to the categorical separation. Njeri obtains entire privileges in the family as an elder woman. The children acknowledge her and call her with absolute respect. The close attraction depicts a string family bond between Njeri and her children. This accounts for the misunderstanding between the two women in the family (Ngũgĩ, 1:)90). Nyokabi is a hardworking woman living in Mahua village in Kenya. Living in poverty, Nyokabi gives the son a chance to go school. The family of Nyokabi is not able to provide education privileges to Nyokabi’ siblings but Nyokabi shows love to the family by offering the son, Njoroge a chance to be educated. Njoroge is very happy even though the mother is not able to afford lunch in school. Njoroge runs to tell Kamau the good news. Although Kamau is a half brother to Njoroge, Njoroge shows love by running to tell Kamau the good news. Kamau never got a chance to be educated but Kamau is very happy for Njoroge. Kamau works as an apprentice carpenter in the village. Both boys hope the trainings they are undergoing will make them as rich as two of the most successful people in the village, Jacobo and Howlands. Jacobo is an educated villager and Howlands is an English man that lived with the community for quite a period (Veneziano, 391). Both Howland and Jacobo a admired by the village because of the wealth both of them have. Even though Howland and Jacobo are role models of the village, both of them a subjected to local argument (Ngũgĩ, 219). The narrator of the book talks of the landscape and the local community. The narrator also describes a paved road that passes through Mahua. The Italian prisoners that were captured during the world war two built the paved road. The road also offers a simple path that the natives took while crossing the forest. The narrator also shows how the people of mahua show love for the village they live in by walking around the village and admiring the view. The people also live and interact as a family. The men meet at a local barber’s shop where the barber entertains them with stories. The most admired story is how the barber slept with white sex workers in Jerusalem. Ngotho is the husband of Nyokabi. Ngotho expresses the love for family by leaving the friends in the barber and going home to spend time with the family. Nyokabi is the second wife. Although the common jealousy, Ngotho’s family live in peace and harmony (Ngũgĩ, 161). The wives and all the children have a mutual understanding. This shows how love for the whole family has overcome jealousy. As Ngotho walks slowly home, Ngotho recalls how it was in world war one. The sons of Ngotho, Boro and Mwangi, joined the world war two. The sons admired the father’s courage that motivated them to join the bloody war. This shows sons’ love to father and this proves how the sons are as brave as their father is. As Ngotho arrives home and gets the good news that Njoroge is going to school. Ngotho is very happy for the son and feels proud knowing Njoroge will be as educated as Jacobo’s daughter. Even though it is the duty of a man to take the son to school, Nyokabi shows care and responsibility for the well-being of the family. The whole family is grateful one of them is going to be educated not caring who it is. This proves that the family a united and connected with love. Any success falling to the family no matter whom it is, to all of them its joy (Ngũgĩ, 106). Love is a wide theme addressed in Ngugi’s “Weep Not Child”. Njoroge illustrates affection to his family members. The narration talks of him helping other family members without discrimination. This explains the existing bond between Njoroge and kamau. The unique attachment translates to a good relationship in the family. Njoroge extends the family bond to Mwihaki with a different attitude (Marilyn 56). He shows intimate love for Mwihaki with a consideration of a possible sister-brother relationship. The family members in the story show unity through the belief on pursuing education. Education translates improves the family life for a better standard. Kamau illustrates this fact through providing education with the income earned. The family mother bond exists between Njoroge and his mother. This shows a parent verses children relationship that also shows a family unity. Ngugi perceives a unique family setting concerning uniting families. A community influences the family aspects among individuals. An outward effect from a society influences the living conditions in a family setup. Ngugi depicts the scenario existing among family members concerning relationships in the context. The Mau Mau movement affects the relationship between family members. Boro engages in a misunderstanding with his son due to a political uprising. The circumstances affect the family setting about the father-son relationship. The in the end translates to another family conflict between a mother and a father. Family institutions depict unique structures concerning relationship bonds (Ngũgĩ, 214). Conclusion The connection between family members originates from the expression of love and attachment. Family members depict love in different ways that revolve around the immediate concerns. “Weep Not Child” by Ngugi wa Thiongo’s shows a connection between characters through the themes of love and family institutions. The novel demonstrates the position of the family dimensions in a person's life (Fulton, 112). The presentation of the narration revolves around an individual through the viewpoint of a protagonist. This displays a heartily connection with the soul in the individuals community. The tale focuses on exploring on different narrations within a single context. The narration avoids a cultural documentation through the presentation of several minor plotting. Love is a wide theme addressed in Ngugis “Weep Not Child”. Njoroge illustrates affection to his family members. The narration talks of him helping other family members without discrimination. This explains the existing bond between Njoroge and kamau. The unique attachment translates to a good relationship in the family. Njoroge extends the family bond to Mwihaki with a different attitude. He shows intimate love for Mwihaki with a consideration of a possible sister-brother relationship. Work Cited Ngũgĩ, wa T. Weep Not, Child. London: Penguin Classics, 2010. Print. McCann, Jeanne. Family Love. iUniverse, 2002. Print. Montgomery, Marilyn J. & Sorell, Gwendolyn T. “Differences in love attitudes across family life stages,” Family Relations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 46.1 (1997): 55-61. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Weep Not, Child. Heinemann, 1987. Print. Rohner, Ronald P, and Robert A. Veneziano. "The Importance of Father Love: History and Contemporary Evidence." Review of General Psychology. 5.4 (2001): 382-405. Print. Sheen, Fulton J. Children and Parents. New York: eBooks, 2014. Print.
  8. 4. A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Different students have different personalities which could not be fully developed through studying the same national curriculum until they enter college. A student may develop his or her features learning various curriculums. Among students, there are two kinds of them. One is the rich and the other is the poor. Rich students may have excellent academic background which could provide them a better start when they enter college. Otherwise, the students who is rich may possess average academic background that will not be a strengthen edge for them when they enter college. Even among rich students are there many existing differences. If the nation requires students all to take the same national curriculum until they enter college, the rich students with great academic background may assume it is a waste of time which does no good in building their characteristics. On the other hand, the one who possesses average or even poor academic background will never get a chance to catch the student with fantastic background if he studies the same curriculum with the other, which not enables him to develop his strengths. Besides that, poor students who are not interested in any curriculum may not gain a chance to figure out their favorites which will help build their personalities if everyone studies the same national curriculum due to its lake of diversity. Also, the poor student who has already found his interest on a particular field may lose the chance to focus on building it which might largely shape his characteristic when all students study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Until the time when students enter college, it is too late for those poor ones who lose the chance to focus on their interest to catch with the rich kids. In order to avoid the occurrence of educational unfairness, it is best to build students personalities through studying different curriculum until they enter college. Creativity always comes out of studying different curriculum. A nation should be diversity which could stimulate something creative to thrive. In other word, the prosperous prospect of nations in turn cultivates the development of creativity because it can present a nation`s strength and power in various ways. Of course, the diversity in education could provide nations with open-minded and creative people who are the hard core in a nation`s prosperity. On the other hand, creativity in a nation could make more different curriculums. In advertisement education, for instance, the curriculums are getting more and more both in numbers and fields, such as mass media study, digital media study, cross-cultural communication study and so on. The ones who own creative thinking can always bring more difference to the world. The diversity who is brought about by the different curriculum could promote a nation`s international competence. The uniformed education that require all students take the same classes may succeed anyway because diversity may bring too much things to students eyes so that it offers them no attention on one particular field, which may end up being no competition at all. But the spread attention by the diversity may consist competitors in every fields which would leave no blind spot. In additional, it would in total increase the competence for nations. On the other hand, the uniformed education provides students with fast way to promote their competence in one field which could add more edge in competence in that field internationally. Otherwise, this one field concentrated promotion could bring no difference in individuals and also would limit the nation`s development. To put in a nutshell, it is better for a nation to execute diversity education in order to promote its international competence. Finally, different curriculums would provide our nation more diversities which would escalate a nation`s international competence. According to experience, the uniform education always ends up in failure duo to lacking of diversity. Otherwise, when people`s minds open too wide thanks to diversity, it would be no competition at all. Competitors in every field should be upgraded so that the total competence of the nation would increase. The way to do so is educating people with uniform curriculums which could be more focusing on issues and quickly enhance the total competence. On the other hand, a total enhancing competence is undifferentiated among individuals. This kind of upgrading would be on the same field which could not upgrade a nation`s total competence internationally. In order to gain internationally competence among other nations, a nation must build diversity education which could unequivocally improve individual`s competence. All in all, it would be better if a nation require all of its students to study different curriculum until they enter colledge.
  9. I have applied for MEd (educational administration)program in UBC. I asked the graduate admission assistant from faculty of education when can I get to know my result. He said I would hear from them late April regarding my application. Does anyone here receive the offer from this program? Late April is really a late time, does it mean I have already been put in the waiting list? I am an international student. I appreciate your help.
  10. :question: The government has announced that it plans to build a new university. Some people think that your community would be a good place to locate the university. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a new university in your community. Use specific details in your discussion. :idea: No one denies the importance of education. Therefore, easy access to education should be available to all. In order to carry out a part of its commitment to “education for all”, our government has recently announced its plan to build a new university. Among the first things to be decided is where the university should be located. Some people think that our community would be a good place to locate it. To examine its feasibility, we need to take into consideration both the advantages and the disadvantages of establishing a new university in our community. In my opinion, they are as follows. On the side of its advantages, establishing a new university in our community will make access to higher education easy for us. The nearest university from our community is still a long way to go and not easy to reach. As a result, many of us who want to pursue higher education have to spend a lot of money, energy, and time to reach it. The existence of a university in our community will not only be a great relief for us, but is also believed to create a learning atmosphere for its surroundings, because it will result in intensive interaction between our community and the university’s students. Such interaction will encourage us to learn more. Another possible advantage is that the establishment of a new university will create new jobs for people living in its surroundings. The arrival of many students will create demands for all that students need, such as: new dormitories, restaurants, bookstores, stationery shops, and the like. Response to the demands can mean the creation of new jobs which will benefit the locals. On the side of its disadvantages, establishing a new university will take up a lot of space. It means that we have to turn a great area of our community’s land into university properties. Fortunately, there is an industrial wasteland in our community that our government can turn into university properties, so that we believe that the disadvantages can be minimized. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages above, we believe that establishing a new university in our community will benefit us very much. Not only will it make the best use of the wasteland, but it will also create a learning atmosphere for us and provide new employment. :)
  11. :question: Some people believe that a college or university education should be available to all students. Others believe that higher education should be available only to good students. Discuss these views. Which view do you agree with? Explain why. :idea: Everyone agrees that education is very important. It plays a crucial role in every nation’s character building. Fact shows that the rise and fall of every nation depends to such a substantial extent on the quality of education the nation provides for its citizens. The higher the quality is, the more successful the nation can be. Therefore, almost all countries in the world make basic and secondary education compulsory, in order to equip their citizens with basic knowledge and skills to survive and live a decent life. No one challenges the importance of basic and secondary education. However, when it comes to higher education, people’s opinions differ. Some people believe that higher education should be available to all students, because it opens many doors to a better future. The higher the education one receives is, the more chances in the future he/she can grab. Since everyone wants and deserves a better future, he/she should be given easy access to higher education. Others believe that higher education should be available only to good students. Their main reason is because higher education is very demanding. Firstly, it is so costly that guaranteeing its availability to all students will burden state finances. Secondly, higher education has many special requirements, especially intellectual ones, which supposedly, not every student can meet. Therefore, higher education is better reserved only to tightly selected students. As for me, I agree with those who support the idea that education in all its levels should be for all. Firstly, denying some students access to higher education will create a kind of discrimination between “good” and “bad” students. In the long term, those who can get access to higher education will likely feel superior to those who cannot. This kind of feeling will be detrimental to the nation’s character building. Secondly, everyone has potential to be developed and cultivated to its maximum. Denying some students access to higher education can kill their chances of such development and can somehow constitute a violation of their rights to a better future. :)
  12. :question: Question : Should developing countries concentrate on improving industrial skills or should they promote education first? (question taken from “Free IELTS Writing Topics”; click here to see) :idea: Idea : Developing countries are struggling to develop and advance themselves. Having limited resources, they have to allocate wisely and make the best use of their resources so as to distribute equitable welfare to their people. In doing so, they face a critical question whether they should concentrate on improving industrial skills or promote education first. In my opinion, they should prioritize education. I see that the quality of human resources is the most important factor which determines the future, the competitiveness, and the survival of a country. And the best way to keep the quality of human resources high is education. Fact shows that many countries which succeed in keeping the quality of their human resources high emerge as developed countries though they perhaps have only limited natural resources. They have long invested in education. Well educated, their people are prepared to deal with the vicissitudes of their era and can always find ways to go through difficulties. On the other hand, many countries which rely much on industrialization but don’t pay due attention to the quality of their human resources lag behind in world competition. Believing that rapid industrialization is the fastest way to boost their economic growth and create employment, they give priority to improving industrial skills over education. As a result, they manage to provide labor supplies to their industry but fail to give proper education to their people and thus lower their competitiveness. Therefore, in order to rise from backwardness, developing countries should promote education first because it is the basic tool to increase the quality of their human resources. If they succeed in building their human resources, prosperity and welfare will follow. :)
  13. issue130 "How children are socialized today determines the destiny of society. Unfortunately, we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help bring about a better society." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New comer here~Thanks for your revise:D[clap] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As many companies and institutions require their employers to cooperate with each other, to socialize children, which can help them adapt to society better, seems necessary. However, how children are socialized doesn't determine the destiny of society. As far as I can see, to socialize children is mostly to teach the children the fundamental value systems of society they are in. For instance, in China, Children are raised by emphasizing on being respect for elders, such as teachers and parents, and on being modest when others praised them. Additionally, to socialize children also help the children identify themselves. In China, parents often let their children play together with their same gender friends; Boys play together with their toy gun, while girls together with Teddy Bear. These characters taught by their parents seem necessary to adapt their children to society of China. However, while to be familiar with these fundamental values of society -- in China, respect for elders and modesties when praised -- helps children a lot in a certain society, socialization just preserve some behaviors predecessor performs. Actually, how children are educated counts more to determine the destiny of society. For example, if children are educated on a higher level in China, they may not just regard the respect for elders, which leads to fear for authorities, as a golden rule, and thus these educated children can make their society more active and creative, when they grow up. Moreover, it is the educated ones, with an international view point, who can insight problems hidden in society, who can bring about a better society, but not the socialized ones, who are more conventional and lack of higher horizons. For example, with an international view, educated ones from Arabic world can recognize, after educated to understand women's rights movements, that women should be given more rights; eventually, they can better the Arabic society. Nonetheless, the socialized ones, who were asked to play with same gender friends, may not recognize the gender discrimination existed in their society. Additionally, the assertion that we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help bring about a better society seems unfair, when we consider that a well-designed education system has provide society with thousands of successful political leaders, merchants, and with tens of thousands of common people with responsibility. These people generation after generation make society better, by such as liberating slaves and gain women rights. In the final analyze, a well-designed educational system, which has existed already indeed, can serve to raise children, who will have higher horizons, to better their society, and even to determine the destiny of society.
  14. I'm very interested in acquiring either a Masters or PHD degree in Comparative and International Education Policy. There aren't many schools who offer this program, so my options are somewhat limited. I'm looking for some input from anyone who knows anything about Education grad school admissions who can possibly tell me where I stand with getting into some of these schools. Dream schools that have the program are: Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Vanderbilt, UCLA Medium but still desirable: UPenn, GW, Pittsburgh Not as desirable, but still have at least a similar program: Florida St., Indiana (Bloomington), Penn St., UNC, UW, U Illinois (Chicago) and Northwestern. My I have a low GPA (3.3) from Brigham Young University and my undergrad is in English. I have some experience both living internationally and in teaching and soon will have experience teaching internationally (did that make sense?) . I should have at least one great LOR and other ok one(s) and I feel I can write a stellar SOP . I will be at least partially fluent in Mandarin by the time I apply. I have a good gre score (720V, 770Q, haven't gotten the Analytical back yet). Can anyone tell me what kinds of schools I may be able to get into? My instinct says that GRE scores are probably not as important in Ed grad schools just because the averages don't seem so high - is this true? Really, ANY input would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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