Phillips Academy

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  • An Analysis Of John Knowles A Separate Peace

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    In the words of Oscar Wilde, "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."(Du Profundis) That is certainly a true statement for Gene Forrester, who almost blindly follows and emulates his friend Phineas; it in fact begins to develop a theme of duality. But where did such a theme come from? Did it come from the author's life? Was it from culture? Could it be from religion? How do events and literary devices in the novel

  • Harkness Reflection

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    class, as well as the teacher were seated around the oval, wooden table. The Harkness discussion is a learning method originated in Phillips Exeter Academy to discuss ideas and topics in a environment where everyone is encouraged to participate. It is a student- led, open minded discussion with minimal interaction from the teacher. During the Phillips Exeter Academy 5 week summer course, “Project Exeter: A Greener Earth”, this course focuses on 3 areas: Why Art?, Alternative Energy Sources, and

  • Personal Narrative-Lasting Life In High School

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    So when I transferred from a day school to boarding life at Phillips Exeter, I expected that living next door to a bunch of classmates, with similar interests and drive, would foster an even stronger group of friends than what I had before. I had abandoned my support system in Wisconsin, in exchange for what?

  • My Experience In High School

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    school. In fact, I expected to attend a school in the UK. However, as a Thai Scholar, I did not have much choice but to go wherever the Thai embassy told me to go. As fate had it, I was placed in one of the most prestigious high schools: Phillips Exeter Academy. On the first day of classes, I paced and raced around the Academic Building, searching for my first classroom, only to later sit in one and stare blankly at other students’ faces. The Harkness table stood in the middle of the class, as the

  • Dan Brown Research Paper

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    There are many magnificent authors and writers in the world, and the United States was no stranger in producing such authors. Throughout history, American literature has always had a lasting impact on the world. One great American author who has gain respect and praise from multiple readers is Dan Brown. He uses science, religion, and mystery to present his literary works in quite a unique way. Other than his literary works, Dan Brown has also had a pretty interesting life, and critics have various

  • Mark Zuckerberg And Jeff Bezos

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    worked in dentistry. Zuckerberg showed an interest in computers at an premature age and by creating a messaging program that his dad would use in his workplace so he could connect with the receptionist without getting up. Zuckerberg attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire where he was the leader of the fencing crew. After high school, Mark attended Harvard for a projected 2 years. While at Harvard Mark developed a program called course match. Course match is a program in which students can

  • Field Hockey Practice At Phillips Exeter Academy

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    would wear those tights to practice?.” Casey is dressed in red, metallic tights underneath a white skirt with a vibrant, blue long sleeve t-shirt; our spirit dress at practice is “America” in order to get excited for our game tomorrow at Phillips Exeter Academy. Since Casey is about 100 yards away from me, on the other side of the field, I can only manage to make out her tights. I cannot help but smile when I look this enthusiastic outfit, even though all I can see is metallic tights

  • Personal Narrative: My Acceptance To Phillips Exeter Academy

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    Since my acceptance to Phillips Exeter Academy’s Class of 2018 as a new lower, I always looked forward to giving back to my community in every way possible. Before even stepping foot in New Hampshire, I fondly remembered my father’s own stories of tour guiding when he attended Exeter in the 80s—I hoped to make him and myself proud, and knew then which activity I wanted to pursue here on campus. On club night, I signed up for the emailing list as soon as possible, but I’ll be honest: I was initially

  • My Experience : My Schooling School At The Boarding School

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    Early on a frigid Sunday morning in Boston, I prepared myself for the long haul to the much-anticipated Phillips Exeter Academy. “Top boarding school in the country,” now that's something to be proud of. Especially since the word “top”, was never something I labeled myself. The sun was now beaming down on me as I found my way to the science building for registration. This was quite easy to find since there was giant lettering on it which said “Science,” and it was the only building that wasn’t colored

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany Essay

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    A Prayer for Owen Meany Not the least of my problems is that I can hardly even imagine what kind of an experience a genuine, self-authenticating religious experience would be. Without somehow destroying me in the process, how could God reveal himself in a way that would leave no room for doubt? If there were no room for doubt, there would be no room for me.- Frederick Buechner In the novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving, Owen Meany’s belief of predestination makes a significant