...The Effects of Self-Esteem on Student Success
Central Michigan University
CED 502 Student Development in Higher Education
Mr. John Laliberté
In today’s’ society, success is often measured by academic and professional achievement. Higher education provides more opportunity and freedom. Statistics verify that generally, the more highly educated have higher earnings and there is a significant difference between wages earned by employees with College degrees and those without. Higher education is often perceived as a means to a ‘better life’ .Though many recognize the benefits of higher education, the rate at which students leave in their first year of College is still very high. Students leave their first year of College for a number of reasons, ranging from financial issues to feelings of inadequacy. Though some of these reasons are beyond the scope of the institution, certain factors may be preventable. Regardless of which factor or factors keeps the student from completing his College education, ‘support’ is the key issue. This paper focuses on the effect emotional and social factors, more specifically self-perception and self-esteem have on academic success and the steps/iuo5
&}; higher education institutions can take in order to insure student well-being and retention.
Studies (Leafgran, 1989) have suggested that emotionally and socially healthy students are...
...Whether you and your college-bound classmates are heading to a research university across the country or a small liberal arts college just up the road, it’s exciting (and potentially a bit intimidating) to think about a completely new academic environment.
Accordingly, we have compiled some advice to help guide your success in the next phase of your life. We’ve distilled some of our own experiences from working at high schools and colleges, along with some of the feedback we’ve received from college students, to give you the essence of what you need to be successful over the next four years.
Combine these suggestions with your ability and best efforts, and you will succeed brilliantly over the next four years. We wish you the best of luck.A college education is a classic process-versus-product paradigm. Plenty of students complain about their work or obsess about their G.P.A., but that’s just wasted energy and time. Don’t get caught up in any academic ennui. Instead, focus on your assignments, papers and projects for their intrinsic learning value; the grades will come naturallyUnless you have a spartan single and concentration powers of steel, your room is the worst place to study because of the comfort and the distractions.
Given the realities of dorm life, it’s far too easy to wander across the hall and talk to your neighbor, or to have Facebook on while you glance back and forth from your book to the screen.
Find a spot that works for you, and...
...Do you know someone rich and famous? Is he confident, popular, and joyful all of the time—the epitome of mainstream success? Or, on the other hand, is he stressed, having second thoughts about his life choices, and unsure about the meaning of his life? I am willing to be that it is the second one. Mainstream marketing and media have effectively brainwashed our society into accepting a false, even potentially dangerous definition of success. Marketers want us to believe that having lots of money, living in a big house, and owning all of the latest cars, fashions, and technology is the key to happiness, and hence, success. This overstated, falsely advertised myth is hardly ever the case in real life. True success requires respect, appreciation, integrity, and patience—all of which are traits that by human nature are genuinely difficult to attain—especially in the face of modern marketers who relentlessly deceive us, control our thoughts, and usurp our independence in order to increase their bottom line.
Marketers want us to believe that living a selfish life, involving nothing but the pursuit of money and fame will bring success and happiness. Sadly, this is not true. Money is comparable to the often-mentioned new toy—fun while it is brand new and fresh, but terribly boring and unexciting after a few hours of play. Though money can buy conveniences and comforts, one needs much more than superficial...
Do you know someone rich and famous? Is he confident, popular, and cheerful all of the time? Or, on the other hand, is he stressed, having second thoughts about his life choices, and unsure about the meaning of his life? I'm sure he is uncertain. Advertising, marketing and media have effectively brainwashed our society into accepting a false, even potentially dangerous definition of success. Marketers want us to believe that having lots of money, living in a big, fine home, and owning all of the latest cars, fashions, and technology is the key to happiness, and hence, success. This overstated, falsely myth is hardly ever the case in real life. True success requires respect, appreciation, integrity, and patience—all of which are traits that by human nature are genuinely difficult to attain—especially in the face of modern marketers who relentlessly deceive us, control our thoughts, and seize our independence in order to increase their bottom line.
Marketers want us to believe that living a selfish life, involving nothing but the pursuit of money and fame will bring success and happiness. Sadly, this is not true. Money is comparable to the often-mentioned new toy—fun while it is brand new and fresh, but terribly boring and unexciting after a few hours of play. Although money can buy conveniences and comforts, one needs much more than superficial luxuries to live a successful, well-balanced...
How is one supposed to define the word success, when the definition of success supposedly varies from person to person? One may let their wealth and riches define their success, while another would view his/ her life as being a success just so long as their family was happy and healthy. With all of the different varying opinions in this world, one is not able to set a finite definition for success. For this reason, it makes it very difficult to judge as to whether or not Gilgamesh lived a successful life.
Gilgamesh was a tortured soul. Being 2/3 God and 1/3 human can make it difficult to truly understand where you fit in in the world. This was one of the reasons he was such a difficult person, always causing trouble. “I alone rule, supreme among mankind” (Mitchell, 72). We can see from this quote that he’s secluded himself off from everyone. By saying, “I alone rule”, he doesn’t see himself being able to hold a relationship with anyone; he won’t allow anyone to enter his life.
The only man to ever become a part of Gilgamesh’s life was Enkidu. Enkidu, being 2/3 animal and 1/3 human, had many similarities to Gilgamesh, and because of this they formed a brotherly bond. They were each other’s better halves. Because of their love for one another, Enkidu evolved from a wild man into a noble one, their friendship also changed Gilgamesh from a bully and a tyrant into an exemplary...
MADE BY: AMENAH.S.VAKIL
Leadership skills can be used anywhere where you are required to take the lead,
professionally socially, or at home with your family and friends. Leaders become leaders
because of their reliability, capability and because people want to follow them. Leaders are
those people who get things done because they want to; they take the lead in things and
make it easier for others. They usually are people who are collected, composed and can think
1. How did you realize it was your strength or weakness?
2. Examples from the past when you had a chance to apply your skill and realize it was a
strong or weak point.
I was always a leader in my class and I had to sort a lot of things out between my group of
friends. I'd never actually realized that I was a leader because my leadership qualities were
(not boasting here) instinctive, and came naturally to me. I became aware that I owned
leadership qualities when my friends told me that I'm good at being a leader and that I'm
always listening to what they've got to say… Leaders are required to have qualities such as
being good listeners, being open minded and accept that everyone has a right of having their
own point of view.
In my portion of the presentation I tried to give my audience background knowledge on
Kevin Hart because some people may or may not know him and if I wouldn’t have told my
listeners the background of his life and who he is, it would have left them confuse and still
wondering who this man was. In my presentation I wanted to break down his life from
beginning to end. There was so much research I had to share with my audience I did not know
where to begin. During my portion of the presentation I tried to put the events in order by year
or how they happened so when I present them to my classmates it wouldn’t look like my
portion was all over the place, so my biggest focus was to be organized and teach my audience
about Kevin Hart.
During this whole assignment I learned that teaching others about someone else life is
hard compared to teaching them about your own personal life. While working on this
assignment I learned that you will never know how much a person has been through until you
read their biography. Because the person they are today is not the person they were years ago.
Kevin Hart shows no emotions when he talks about his family struggles, its almost like his numb
to hurt because he has been through so much in his 32 years of living, so he jokes about the
things him and his...
...Self Confidence is the key to success, or we can say the first step to success. If a person has self confidence, he has won half the battle. Those people who have self confidence at work, school, and in their daily life always appear on top of world. Everything seems to go right for these people and they always seem to present themselves as calm, collected and successful in everything they do.
This confidence ultimately creates opportunities for success and with each new success, another self confidence building block is put into place. Success builds self confidence with each new achievement. Self confident people perceive themselves as able to achieve those things they set out to do and this perception creates reality in their lives.
Make a list of your strong points. Note down all the positive things about yourself and the things that you are good at doing. Think of compliments you have received or things that come easily to you.
Look at yourself in a different way than you are used to doing. It can change your life and help your confidence level to rise.
See yourself as the self confident person you want to be and before you know it you will become that person.
If you have a setback, do not let it get the best of you. Remember the times when you exhibited self confidence and how good it...