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We’ll be back …

By Lisa Garcia

21st Century Scholar is off for Ferragosto. [Don’t we all wish we were in Italy right now?] We’ll be back with a whole new look [keep your fingers crossed] on Monday, August 22. In the meantime, enjoy the summer. Ciao!

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Seize the Voice! SummerTIME Students Speak Up About College Writing

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomed guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post features a series of student perceptions of college writing. We find both the lyric and breadth of student insight on this topic thoroughly […]

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Seize the Voice! A blog post by Lewis Todd

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s endorsement of programs like SummerTIME. Seize the Voice! by Lewis Todd Seize the voice my friends! SummerTIME was an […]

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Seize the Voice! A blog post by Brenda Manzo

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s perception of the college writing and knowledge skills she acquired this summer. Brenda Manzo’s testimony is an affirmation not […]

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Seize the Voice: A Blog Post by Julie Aguilar

By Stefani Relles

This week 21st Century Scholar welcomes four guest bloggers who graduated high school this spring, completed CHEPA’s summerbridge writing program this July and will attend a four-year university in the fall. Today’s post describes one student’s perception of the daily workshop component of the writing program curriculum. Students rotated critique duties throughout the duration of […]

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SummerTIME Writing Program: Seize the Voice

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles This year, the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis sponsored its tenth annual SummerTIME Writing Program. Our participants were 91 students who will matriculate to four-year institutions this fall. The program took place Monday through Friday for four weeks during which students received 65 hours of classroom writing instruction. Our theme this summer […]

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How do you advise a student who does not have the money to attend college in the fall (and it’s now the middle of July)?

By Lisa Garcia

by Lisa Garcia SummerTIME—CHEPA’s four-week intensive summer writing and college knowledge program for rising college freshmen—is in full swing. All 90 students meet with a CHEPA staff member, student, or campus volunteer to review their financial aid notification (FAN) letters. Most of our students are well prepared financially to transition to a two- or four-year […]

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The Thursday Pop with Kristan Venegas

By Kristan Venegas

Not my kind of pop!: Waiting for the police to show up (+ a couple of financial aid notes) This post would probably be a bit different if there wasn’t someone sitting in front of my house smoking some kind of drug. This is really happening as I write this at 8:20 a.m. on a […]

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Part II: John Henry Newman and the Idea of the University

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney The Idea of the University is one of those books that many will know about, but few will have read. The version I recently finished is 428 pages and most of it is dense. Two of Newman’s 20th century admirers were James Joyce and Edward Said. I’m not sure many authors could […]

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Studying teens and neighborhoods and writing a dissertation proposal

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Last week, I discussed my qualifying exam. This week, I discuss my dissertation proposal. I’ve talked before (and will talk again) about my dissertation topic. In general, I am interested in how living in a low-income neighborhood in South Los Angeles influences the education outcomes of teenagers. In particular, I want to […]

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