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Elizabeth Ramirez 2
03/21/2013 6:38pm

This article is really interesting, because it makes you reflect on yourself. It makes you reflect on your educational goals, and also reflect on your personal feelings about many things. I liked reading this article, because it really gave me something to think about. I do agree with " the most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you get there." Just as the article estates. Imagine yourself! You do anything you can possibly do to get to a good, private college, but at the moment you are there you don't feel any motivation. I believe that education is education, no matter where you receive it. Education will always stay with you. What matters is the effort you put in for things, and how passionate/motivated you are about keeping up with your education in college. I had always consider myself to be a deep learner, because I do not only like to get good grades. I like school and I like to learn about new things. There is always something new that you'll learn, no matter your age, or where you at. Also, just like Bain says, " I am a deep learner, who will leave college with a real, rich education." It is my passion and motivation to always learn as much as I possibly can, in order to get far in life and accomplish all my goals. Eventhough, I might not be good at doing something at first, but I won't give up. I'll keep persevering until the end. Just like Comedian Stephen Colbert said, " There's no way you are going to get it right every time." I think that this article is worth reading and analyzing it.

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GinaN5
03/21/2013 7:09pm

I did find some stuff interesting. Like the book that was mentioned in this article, "What the Best College Students Do". The book draw a road-map for how students can get the most out of college, no matter where they go. This book basically tell you want you can do to get through college. I agree what college is not a place to play around. When you get to college it's time to get serious now. Right now you are planning a goal/goals to succeed when you get out of college. I learned how in college, they have three types of learners: surface learners, who do as little as possible to get by; strategic learners, who aim for top grades rather than true understanding, and deep learners, who leaves college with a real, rich education. I also learned that it's not about the college you go to, but that you will do when you get there. When you get there set a goal/goals and try you best to strive it. It might take a while, but it's worth it.

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DeJonL1
03/22/2013 6:11am

This article is interesting because it actually shows me that the politicians are still willings to do negative stuff even though they still have people watching them. David Carr of the New York Times even said it himself "the most fact checked [presidential] election in history." I think the presidents really don't care. Even though they're in the "spot-light" they're willing to say or do anything to stay in the "spot-light". Its stupid and crazy for presidents to wanna stay in the spot even after they have negative news going around about them.

"Our mission is to inform readers, not change the behavior of politicians," said Adair, who partnerd with NPR on election coverage. Once they put information out on the internet, its up to the readers to take the info negatively or positively. To me, in my opinion, everything journalist put on the intenet is intended to take negatively. (but thats just my opinion.)

The social network is a perfect place to put information out. They know that viewers are going ti comment on what they said negatively and is going to get alot of attention for it. Twitter is a good example because the journalist can but ANYTHING negative on the twitter and they are going to have at least 100,000 people who repost that comment so other people can see it and comment.

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Jose Lopez
03/22/2013 6:27am

I think that just because there is more fact checking doesn't mean there is more truth telling. I personally believe that politicians never say the truth. they always lie to you they promise things and never realize them. If you check a politicians background and it states good things about them doesn't mean nothing its not like they would continue to do right.Ambition always make humans do wrong it control us.During campaigns politicians live a life beyond consequence to get your vote.

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DeJonL1
03/22/2013 6:39am

I agree with the article. Its not about where you go, its about what you do when you get there. The best college student dont always have to be an "A" student. The best college student is the ones that make their college experince worth wild. College dont always have to be about school or studying, its about finding your inner-self or trying to find out who you really are.

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Evan S1
03/22/2013 6:44am

I relate completely to " Pursue Passion, not A's" being a artist and working with my hobby more then work. People usual look at you for your talents , which all of us work for. We want to be able to have a job that relates to the thing we love to do. At the same time we always face failure everyday how you take it and learn from it is how we're seen. You gotta be personally connected to your work to Bette and do good. We don't work toward the class given to us , But you need it to get toward your dream. I can relate greatly to this cause I set goals for myself to reach the peak which I my dreams. Let it bet have a certain amount of drawings done but the week I'd try to top that in further. I'm a visual learner , at the same time fix a lesson so that I can learn better along with work with my hobby. I do most of these secrets already in my daily life and school and will keep striving toward my big goal.

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Courtney Y1
03/22/2013 6:50am

I am a deep learner , however at times I am a strategic learner. In my opinion what you learn in college is what you will use in your job. If you dont really understand the work you are learning in college how will you know what to do when you get a job in your field of study.
"The most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you get there." It's about learning and getting a good education not a the luxury or a nice dorm at a huge university.

"Grades become irrelevant"

"ambition and innovation trump grades every time."

What you are doing and what you get out of college are more important than good grades.

In my opinion you have to love what you do in college and not just try to make good grades.

I can apple these secrets to my life after high school by becoming a better learner. do what I love, and not just strive for good grades, I can also use these secrets by ensuring that I am 100% interested and fascinated by my field of study.

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Klark J
03/22/2013 7:09am

I am a verbal learner student I can easily understand my teachers by listening to them. “I didn’t just listen to lectures, but began to use my own experiences”. I agree with this quote because I usually practice this as well. This secret can apply in real life as I encounter more people that can help and inspire me. I also agree with the statement that “That there’s no way you are going to get it right everytime” because there is no one in this world that is perfect and we keep learning in every mistake we made.

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Kelly N 2
03/22/2013 7:20am

"Its not where you go, but what you do when you get there." I always thought that I should attend a four year college because it just looks better than a community college. Like what good are you going to get for going to a community college? Then again, it doesnt really matter. It's really what you make out of college.

I want to leave out of college as a deep learner. I want to leave with a full understanding of everything that I've learned. I want to leave with a really good college experience. I can apply these secrets after high school when i go to college because it will make my future better, and brighter. I wont have to be so close minded about things but more open minded.

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Joshua F1
03/22/2013 7:27am

I can relate to Tia fuller and her saxophone accomplishment with setting goals and making them real because I myself am a saxophone player looking to better myself and my skills now in highschool and later in college. When she says " I would keep focused on the light at the end of the tunnel, and what that accomplishment would mean" makes me think that that's how I should look at things in life, removing all distractions, and hopping over all obstacles. I have goals i need to set now and accomplish them in the future.

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Kiranisha F2
03/22/2013 7:29am

In the article "Secrets of the Most Successful College Students" the things that are stated is pretty much true. When she says, " the most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you get there." To me this is good because I think no matter what college you can go to you can do good. Long as you focus on school and don't worry about or play with anyone else. Here are the three type of learners, " surface, who do as little as possible to get by; strategic, who aim for top grades rather than true understanding, and finally, deep learners, who leave college with a real, rich education." To me this means that they're people who don't try hard so maybe they do need to go to a good college to influence them. Some people need to do things that relate to them so they can do good. When someone started to create computing devices it helped everyone and organized college studies. They stated, " there was no place to 'look it up,' no simple answer" which means everything is easier now with computers.

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devin s1
03/22/2013 7:30am

I think some of these facts in the article i can agree with. the first article talk about it dont matter what school you go to. it matter what you do once you go there. then it tells you to aim for top grades rather than true understanding to leave college with a real rich education.they said to purse passion, not a's. he says this becasue you going to college to do what you want for the rest of your life.when you in college you might get moved by interest and fasciration.they tell you to get comfortable with failure because you are not goin to do everything right all the time.

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Demetria Harris
03/22/2013 7:32am

It's suggested that the most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you ge there. You can go to one of the best colleges in the world, but if you put in no work or effort, it gets you nowhere. Bain stated that there were 3 types of learners: surface, strategic and deep learners. You pick your own path. I agree that college is what you make it. It's not for everybody. At this time of your grades, it's all about building your knowledge. Stephen Colbert states that " There's no way you are going to get it right every time." By this he means your are bound to make mistakes. It's okay to emss up the first, second, third or even the fourth time. Keep in mind that at some point in life you will get it. I totally agree with this article. Just as life is what you make it, any kind of schooling is what you make it.

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RaeanaF2
03/22/2013 7:36am

The type of learner I am is a deep learner. Many "secrets" from those in the article are very similar to mine.When someone makes mistakes,I also look at what made them behave in such a way,and try to learn from it so that I won't make the same mistake in my journey of life.I too would like to do something to help people and bring a change to the world.I have set many expectations for myself to reach because I once heard that a person's expectations should be bigger than them.All I have to do is believe in what I want,and go get it with hard work and ambition.In the article it stated that someone said that,"There is no way you are going to get it right every time." Yes this is true,but that does not mean a person should give up on life or themselves.They should keep trying and pushing themselves forward."It is not where you go,but what you do once you get to college" because your life depends on it.Even if a person does not attend college,they still should have a plan for their life,and decide how will they achieve it so they can become successful.Everyone wants to be happy in life from their accomplishments knowing that they have come a long way. Life is what you make it,all you have to decide is how you want to live it.

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Bernan R2
03/22/2013 7:55am

This article is very interesting because is about advices for collage students and the types of learners. There is a quote about collage that said "is not were you go, but what you do once you get there" I think that is truth because if you do your best you can be successful no matter where you are. In collage there is three types of learners: surface learner who do little as possible to get by, I think that is not good because you only are learning a little. Strategic learner who aim for top grades rather than true understanding, and that is wrong because you actually are learning nothing. The deep learner who is the one who leave collage with real and rich education. there are some advices to be successful in collage like pursue passion, not A's this mean do what you like, and your grades will be good. Make a personal connection like Eliza Noh said "learn listen to the lectures, but began to use your own experiences". Ask questions to get more knowledge. Cultivate empathy for others like Reyna Grande said " I have to understand what motives a character, and see other people as characters in the story life" that make me think that she studies the attitude of the people. Set your goals and make them real like Tia Fuller said "I would keep focused on the light at the end of the tunnel, and what that accomplishment mean", I think if you do all the possible and put effort in what you want you will be successful in life.

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Malik Robinson
03/22/2013 10:18am

Annie Murphy Paul of Time tried to help potential college students with her Secrets Of The Most Successful College Students article. She clearly outlined each thing that a potential college student must do in order to be successful with all of their college endeavors. Her informative article went there! It detailed specifically how one can become successful. I actually concur with all of her values because not only was it informative, but it even opened my eyes as well!!

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Mariah T. (4th)
03/22/2013 10:21am

The irony about getting good grades is that you will be most successful in achieving them when you are driven by something beyond it. Grades can probably get you in the door since as someone pointed out; scanning through so many applicants via their grades is so much easier than evaluating the true knowledge and skill of a person. That takes time. But if you got in the door only with high grades but don't really know your stuff, then it will eventually show because you won't be able to solve the problems posed to you. Most importantly the key to success is to focus on what you are doing in the present time. The thinking and the concentration follows the action, shifting around for less stress and overwhelming notions.

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Katherine H4
03/22/2013 10:25am

In all fairness I liked this article. Personally I felt as though it acted as almost a "8 Comandments of College". This article forces you to re-evaluate yourself and change the way you look at higher learning. Most of the ideals that are presented here can go far beyond college and carry into the way you deal with life. Neil deGrasse Tyson stated he was "moved by curiosity, interest, and fascination, not by making the highest scores on a test." This particular line struck a cord with me. I fell that you should never learn to get the grade, but you should learn for the experience of garnering knowledge.

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Ahlam A. 4th
03/22/2013 10:26am

This article is very intersesting because I always thought that the most successful college students were the typical "A" high school students. But this article has changed my perspective because its all a misconception and that just because you have "A's" it doesn't necessarily mean that your successful. "Pursue passion, not A's," is one of the features of successful college students in this article that really caught my attention because I never knew passion was so important when dealing with success.
Overall all of these features from getting comfortable with failure to finding a way to contribute show that college isn't really all about making good grades. It's about making improvements and actually having the passion for going to college, applying lectures to your life so that they are easier to understand, setting goals and actually accomplishing them, and most importantly being comfortable with not making high grades. All college students should know that these are the basics to becoming successful students in college and not just by getting good grades because its a big misconception that should be cleared up.

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Victoria T (4th)
03/22/2013 10:26am

This article is interesting because it makes me reflect on myself and on my education. The article gave me a way on how I look at myself as a learner and a student. In certain classes like Math, I am a strategic learner but in classes like Social Studies and Science I am a deep learner. The reason for the different type of learning abilities is because of what I am really interested in. I usually just do what I can to get a good grade in math because I feel like I will not need that information later on in life and because I am not interested in it. While in Social Studies and Science I show interest in the subject so I actually sit in class and soak up what I get from the work I do in there.
Now that I know what subject I am a deep leaner in I can go to college knowing what I would like to major in. "Deep learners, who leave college with a real, rich education" said by Murphy tells me what since I am a deep learner in science and social studies I should major in something relating with those subjects. The sole purpose of college is to come out with a real, rich education and learn what you are actually interested in because it will follow you for the rest of your life so you can be successful in the future.

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Tan N2
03/22/2013 10:27am

I am more of a strategic learner. I strive for the top, even though i don't completely understand the concept. Setting goals and making them real is a perfect description for me. I plan for my future in college and envision my success. Tia Fuller, who is a college student said, "I would keep focused on the light at the end of the tunnel, and what that accomplishment would mean." I plan to apply these secrets by just staying prepared and focused in high school and college. I just got to stay positive and not think of anything else besides education. Once I feel that i got my life together, that is when i can finally said I reached my goal.

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TrungH5th
03/22/2013 11:03am

i don't agree with these Politician people. They're lying during their debate and speech. We're the people that so dumb to listen to them while knowing that they're lying by fact-check. I like this article because it helped me see that the polices are humans who don't always do the right thing. I have a lot question about those Politicians. Why do the Politicians keep lying while they know they're fact-checking by the people before and after the debate? This may have a huge impact to these Politicians. If those lying know by the citizen, so he or she wouldn't be a President or something else. I disagree with Adoir because he support those politician keeping lying to citizens.

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TrungH5th(1)
03/22/2013 11:08am

In this article it is talking about students in college and how they can success in college. I really like "What The Best College Student Do" book. The article said about the book that can help you go through every college you go. They're 3 types of learner: Surface, Strategic, Deep Learner. I'm thinking I'm a Strategic student because I just try to aim to top grade but didn't learn or student anything.

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TrungH5th
03/22/2013 11:28am

In this article it is talking about students in college and how they can success in college. I really like "What The Best College Student Do" book. The article said about the book that can help you go through every college you go. They're 3 types of learner: Surface, Strategic, Deep Learner. I'm thinking I'm a Strategic student because I just try to aim to top grade but didn't learn or student anything.I think when i go to college I will be change to deep learner because it's good type of student. I disagree with " Pursue passion, not A's" section, because if you don't want get good grade, so it's mean you dont want to study. " Get comfortable with failure" section that really interesting me because. It told me how to accept your failure, so you can become better. Life is not easy like you see." Make a personal connection to your studies" section is a good way to study. I agree with it, you don't have to follow anything your teacher say in class." Set goals and make them real" section tell me have to keep up my goal no matter what happen.

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niguelV5
03/22/2013 11:52am

This article grab my attention because,"NO MATTER WHAT SCHOOL YOU ATTEND TO, YOU STILL CAN MANAGE TO MAKE IT THROUGH COLLEGE." What is the Secrets of the Most Successful College scholars. I feel as thoe this quote can relate to me,however,suggest that the most significant thing about college is "not where you go,but what you're going to do once you get there .

Even if you were to go to the worst school you still can stay focus if you're trying to make it. "I would keep focused on the light at the end of the tunnel, and what that accompliishment would mean," that would help me develop a crystalized vision.

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"When someone makes mistakes,I always look at what made them act the way they did or do." Some scholars often,"decide that they wanted to do something to help people and bring a little justice to the world." Also Jeff Hawkins, an engineer who created the first mobile computing device.ME PERSONAL I ALWAYS THINK OF SITUATIONS LIKE THIS: "IF YOU'RE TRYING TO GET WHERE YOU TRYING TO GO, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO GET WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO." My main focus is being FOCUS .

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baron b 5
03/22/2013 11:54am

The "college admission letter go out this month ,and most recipients(and their parents) will place great importance on which universities said yes and which said no." "Then Hitstorian and educator Ken Bain has written book on this subject, what the best college students Do, that draws a roadmap for how students can get the most out of college,no matter where they go." "While Bain details, there are three types of learners- surface, who do as little as possible to get by; strategic, who aim for top grades rather that true understanding, and finally deep learners, who leave college with a real, rich education. " Then Bain introduces us to a host of real-life deep learners: young and old, scientific and artistic, famous or still getting there. "When Stephen Colbert with a improvisational theater in Chicago.That really opened me up in was i haven't expected. Tmprovisation is a great educator when it comes to failing.

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Nicholas H5
03/22/2013 11:59am

I was very interested in this article because it was something I could relate to being as I will be heading into college very soon. I am a little torn with the "Pursue passion, not A's" section of the article. I believe when going to college you have to pick a career that you are interested in or else you will not do the very best that you can. However, I also believe that if you are going to be serious about and do something why not be the very best at your craft? Overall, whether I believe everything written or not, I think this was a very well informative and interesting article.

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Jonique B 5
03/22/2013 12:09pm

I found some things interesting. For instance the book that was mentioned in this article "What the Best College Students Do". The book has tips for how students can get the most out of college, no matter where they attend . When you enter into college it's time to be serious .. Because you are working towards your goal/career when you get out of college. In college, they're three types of learners: surface learners, strategic learners & deep learners.

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carl c 5
03/22/2013 12:19pm

I agree with these Politician people.We're the people that so dumb to listen to them while knowing that they're lying by fact-check. I like this article because it helped me see that the polices are humans who don't always do the right thing.Why do the Politicians keep lying? I also disagree with Adoir because he supported those politicians tha keep lying to people.

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03/22/2013 8:01pm

The article, composed by Annie Paul, provides incite on methods of thinking while in college. The article's information is gathered from a book written by Ken Bain. In this book, he interviews "real-life deep learners: young and old, scientific and artistic, famous or still getting there." I believe the location of the education you receive does not identify you, it is the way you interpret and retain the information. I agree with his grouping of learners he creates: surface, strategic, and deep. In high school, each of these types of learners are present. All of the strategic learners are going to have a wide awakening when, or if, they decide to go to college. When you are a strategic learner, the fact that you have "A's" does not classify you as smart but rather highly skilled in short term thinking. Being a high school student myself, I observe this behavior on a daily basis and think to myself, "Don't ever settle for average." As defined by Bain, a deep learner is someone who leaves college with a real, rich education. Reflecting on my thinking in high school, I concur that I am a deep learner, although I have not entered college.
This article was particularly interesting because each of the topics were elaborated on by a successful learner. Engineer, Jeff Hawkins, states "there was no place to 'look it up,' no simple answer," in response to his questions involving science, which related to my curiosity of sciences. I enjoy learning of new and old theories and questioning them, just as he did. I also envisioned my life and education during college after reading each subtopic. After reading this article, I have widened my outlooks on thinking and retaining information for future tasks. Every future college student should invest time into reading this article, or the book, "What the Best College Students Do".

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Richan M.4
03/22/2013 10:39pm

The key to achieving things and being successful is knowing what you wanna do. Prior to getting in stuff, you should know what you are getting into. No matter what you should always stay focused on your goals. It's all about your mindset!!! "What The Best College Students Do" is helpful and has some great tips to help you. I actually related to this article because next year I will be in the same situation as this article is referring to. I don't think it's about picking the career that you know will be the easiest for you, but picking the one that you actually will love to do. By reading this article I had a self reflection and realized some things that I didn't know.

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carl c 5
03/24/2013 5:22am

I agree with these Politician people.We're the people that so dumb to listen to them while knowing that they're lying by fact-check. I like this article because it helped me see that the polices are humans who don't always do the right thing.Why do the Politicians keep lying? I also disagree with Adoir because he supported those politicians tha keep lying to people.

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Giovanny Leon-Torres 2nd
03/24/2013 10:40pm

In "Secrets of the most Successful College students" one of the first quotes I felt deserved mention was, "the most significant thing about college is not where you go, but what you do once you get there." I completely agree with this statement because the pursuit of knowledge I feel is how hard someone applies themselves. That being said the difference between someone who goes to a educationally rich top college school like Harvard and a local average college is how determined they are to further their education. Thus allowing the possibility of the average college student to become more successful in life then the Harvard student to be great. Another quote that caught my eye was, "improvisation is a great educator when it come to failing." It's pretty close to saying you can learn from your mistakes. It talks about how a failure can show you what you have or give you a feel of what you can currently do. By realizing this, can be used to further your educational understanding. A good example of this is taking a practice test.

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Jabarei baker 5th
03/25/2013 6:13am

i don't agree with these Politician people. They're lying during their debate and speech. We're the people that so dumb to listen to them while knowing that they're lying by fact-check. I like this article because it helped me see that the polices are humans who don't always do the right thing.

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