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    What were the names of the two videos you watched? Include a hyperlink of those videos from NowComment.

    “TED’s secret to great public speaking” &  “Good and Bad Examples of Presentation”.

    What d

    Exploring My Relationship with Oral Presentation Youth Voices Duration

      What were the names of the two videos you watched? Include a hyperlink of those videos from NowComment. “TED's secret to great public speaking” &  "Good and Bad Examples of Presentation". What did Anderson...

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    What text excerpt did you choose to present in your 3rd recording? Note the title and author.

    “This was the initial reaction to my Ph.D. supervisor’s most quoted paper, published almost exactly 50 ye

    Practicing Tone and Inflection to Make My Voice Engaging

      What text excerpt did you choose to present in your 3rd recording? Note the title and author. "This was the initial reaction to my Ph.D. supervisor’s most quoted paper, published almost exactly 50 years ago. The...

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    What was the topic of your 30-second hook? What were you trying to present about?

    Worldwide high school dropout statistic cited from dropout.org, introduces my  Senior Capstone project Mentorship P

    Podcast_Mentorship Programs for High School Dropouts

      What was the topic of your 30-second hook? What were you trying to present about? Worldwide high school dropout statistic cited from dropout.org, introduces my  Senior Capstone project Mentorship Programs for High School Dropouts. ...

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    In this 27-second video, I’m giving you a reason to be interested in my research on mentorship programs for high school dropouts. I give you the numbers on the extremely large dropout rates in the United

    Why do we need mentorship programs for high school dropouts?

    File_000 In this 27-second video, I'm giving you a reason to be interested in my research on mentorship programs for high school dropouts. I give you the numbers on the extremely large dropout rates in the United States. I recorded this...

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    • Aleah, I do think it would be important for there to be some sort of program for high school drops outs to do, but I think it depends on the student and their wishes. What the program offers the students also needs to be considered because if they are not getting diploma, then I don’t really the point of trying to continue an education. If there was a planned program for students that don’t do well in a school environment and are more independently-based I think this would be a better option because drop outs usually have no motivation to continue on with an education.

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    David Tennant’s tone is slow and extremely subtle.
    Tennant’s inflection is at a continuous pattern of pause and return.
    Tennant’s volume doesn’t increase nor decline.
    Tennant’s pacing is ve

    Listening to recording -- David Tennant

      David Tennant's tone is slow and extremely subtle. Tennant's inflection is at a continuous pattern of pause and return. Tennant's volume doesn’t increase nor decline. Tennant's...

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    The Tone with the Mel Gibson’s voice is very dreadful and exhausted.
    Gibson drags his words causing a slight whistle or pitch at the end of some words.
    His environment causes his voice to eco and

    Listening to recording -- Mel Gibson

    The Tone with the Mel Gibson's voice is very dreadful and exhausted. Gibson drags his words causing a slight whistle or pitch at the end of some words. His environment causes his voice...

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    The tone within the Adrian Lester’s voice is very serious and content, deep and heavy.
    During pauses and important words that make connections to the entire speech, were moments where they showed

    Listening to recording -- ADRIAN LESTER

      The tone within the Adrian Lester's voice is very serious and content, deep and heavy. During pauses and important words that make connections to the entire speech, were moments where they showed...

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    Act III, Scene III; lines 199-209

    I play Othello. To pull off a legit audio recording, allowing the audience to feel the emotions that Othello felt without physically seeing him, one has to pay close attention

    Broken-hearted and Confused

    Act III, Scene III; lines 199-209 I play Othello. To pull off a legit audio recording, allowing the audience to feel the emotions that Othello felt without physically seeing him, one has to pay close attention to their pauses...

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    Dear Youth Voices Community,

    Hello my name is Aleah Jefferson I am a senior at Fremont High School in the Media Academy. I am very much excited for my life after high school so I can’t wait to finish my G

    How do I fix my thesis?

    Dear Youth Voices Community, Hello my name is Aleah Jefferson I am a senior at Fremont High School in the Media Academy. I am very much excited for my life after high school so I can’t wait to finish my...

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    Dear Youth Voices Community,

    My name is Aleah Jefferson. I am a senior in Media Academy class of 2017.

    The social inequity problem I am looking into is not enough Community College students graduate and land

    What Can A Community College Do For You?

    Dear Youth Voices Community, My name is Aleah Jefferson. I am a senior in Media Academy class of 2017. The social inequity problem I am looking into is not enough Community College students graduate and land their dream jobs.  The demographic...

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    • Dear Aleah,

      I think this is a very important topic, and I am glad you are looking into it.

      I believe that it is true that low income and students of color are less likely to finish school. Often this is because they have to work full time jobs while they are in school in order to afford it. Also some students can’t afford the expensive textbooks that are required, and of course, it is difficult to succeed without textbooks. (There are some people who are making free textbooks available to help with this. See https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/08/04/era-400-college-textbook-affordability-initiatives-take-utilitarian-approach and https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-07-06-with-5-million-for-z-degrees-small-change-is-a-big-step-for-california-community-colleges. I think that lower tuition costs would also help. See http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/11/06/college-affordability-is-still-an-issue-today)

      I agree that good counselors would help. We all need a lot of support to succeed.

      I will look forward to reading more about what you learn.

    • Aleah, I found your piece quite interesting. I believe another possible solution would be lowering college tuition. I wrote a more in depth essay a few weeks back dealing with this same issue if you wanted to look at that. Good luck with your research journey 🙂

    • Aleah, I would agree with you that today education to some people seems like great equalizer in today’s society, but a number of students are now suggesting the education system may not be doing its job in effectively after post graduation.

      Stanford Research Examines Test Scores

      A number recent studies have indicated the gap between rich and poor is widening all the way up the academic ladder. While it is no secret that students coming from wealthy families tend to perform better in school, what is concerning is the fact that the inequality actually seems to be getting worse, rather than stabilizing. According to Sean Reardon, an associate professor of education at Stanford, the gap has steadily grown over the past 50 years, according to his research.

      “We had expected the relationship between family income and children’s test scores to be pretty stable over time,” Reardon told the Stanford University News. “But the fact that the gap has grown substantially, especially in the last 25 years, was quite surprising, striking and troubling.”

      Reardon’s research involved the study of student test scores beginning in 1960 through 2007. Twelve data sets were used to compare families in the 90th income percentile to those in the 10th income percentile. Reardon discovered that the gap between the two widened by as much as 40 percent throughout that time frame. Today, the income gap is nearly twice the gap in test scores between black and white students..

      I would also agree with you that counselors and college advisors should have the best knowledge and ways to help students navigate through the college process and even helping them when trying to stabilize themselves in a job career.

      https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/wealthier-students-taking-community-college-path

    • Dear Aleah,
      I believe this is a very important topic that we need to fix, and get everyone an education. I think your ideas are great to have more professional counselors and advisors, although I believe that will only help for leaving college and getting a job in the real world. I think we need to focus more getting low income families into college and the main reason they do not go to school is because of cost. Colleges can cost a lot of money, even community colleges, and low income families would struggle to pay for it. In the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, the University of California Berkley, was free admittance along with other colleges, there for more kids were going to college because they were able to. If we can find a way for either affordable for all or free college, to low income families, we can fix this issues and help them get jobs and support themselves and their families. I really like you have to say, hope to see more about it.
      Sincerely,
      Oliver

    • Aleah-
      While I think this is an important topic, many people do not talk about it. It is great you are trying to find statistics for community college graduates with proper paying/ sustainable jobs, I think it would also be interestig to look at the percent of community college attendees that are recruited by larger schools for athletics, and then go on to athletic based careers. I have heard and read many stories about young athletes attending Junior Colleges and Community colleges to further improve their skills or even to gain the means to attend a stronger University with more credentials. The following are articles that could support my idea as well as your thesis:

      Why are graduation rates at community colleges so low?


      http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/estimated-probability-competing-college-athletics
      https://www.azdesertswarm.com/recruiting/2017/6/27/15882126/arizona-wildcats-football-recruiting-junior-college-offensive-lineman-maisen-knight-verbally-commits

    • Aleah, I found this article to be intriguing. Community College can be a great option for many graduating high school students, but many of these colleges aren’t well equipped to help the students’ future. Here is an article that may help with solutions on the topic. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/upshot/how-to-improve-graduation-rates-at-community-colleges.html?mcubz=0

    • Hi Aleah! Great points stated in your post. I agree that college should be more affordable, and that low-income people of color do not always have the best circumstances when talking about a college. I believe the first step actually starts with Elementary school. Public schools are governed mostly by the state, so states regulate the amount of certification needed to be a teacher, to build a school, location, bus stops, etc. With that said, many low-income families are not provided with a good baseline education, which then does not set them up for success in their middle, and high school. I would look into the certifications and locations of public schools, and follow-up with their test stats.

      Good luck researching!! I hope it goes well.

      Jenessa

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