Have you ever felt proud of an assignment you produced for school? Ever wished someone besides your teacher might see your work?
At Texas Tech-Costa Rica, all students are expected to reach a high standard of writing. When a student's essay is especially good, our English faculty invites them to publish it here on our Student Blog.
Read and enjoy the following examples of outstanding student writing.
Puerto Rico and the Problem of Linguistic Shaming
by Giovanni Chavarría Álvarez
We should learn about different cultures, reduce uninformed stereotypes, and pay attention to our attitudes toward others who speak differently. Read more.
Perfectionism: A Double-Edged Sword
by Juan Sebastián Mora Martínez
Perfectionists need to find a balance between striving for greatness and maintaining mental health. Read more.
Musings on the “Straight-A Student” Label
by Sabrina Gabriela Guilarte Castillo
Top students cannot be standardized by a stereotype. Sometimes we want the “imperfect” parts of ourselves seen, accepted, and genuinely appreciated. Read more.
We Need Discourse, Not Discord
by José Umaña Campos
Knowledge and reasoning are what make us human, but it is vital that we are clear about what we are advocating for. As part of the reasoning process, we should willingly hear what others have to say. Read more.
Loneliness and Standardized Marriage
by María Paula Cedeño
We cannot simply tell young people to stop feeling lonely. Rather, as a society, we must change our attitudes about the supposed importance of monogamous romantic relationships. Read more.