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Title:The Stories We Carry
Author(s):Modrytska, Ivanna
Subject(s):ENGL 274
Social spaces
Abstract:This project surveys student perceptions of college before coming to the University of Illinois in particular. The author seeks to answer the following questions: What are student reasons for deciding to attend this university? What image does this university portray for students who decided to attend? What were the outside influences on student’s perceptions? What is the experience of immigrant students? How do students on campus view college life? Based on individual interviews of undergraduate students, this study concludes that students value their education highly and choose their secondary institution according to their expectations.
Issue Date:2007-05-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-11

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  • Student Communities and Culture
    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.
  • The University and the Community
    This collection of student research interrogates the relationships between the university and the local community.

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