Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Harry Potter-Section 6-Post B

I am going to write a letter to Tom Riddle, or more commonly known as Lord Volemort and I will be asking him questions, giving him advice, and other things as well:
Dear Voldemort,
Obviously you are being challenged more by Harry Potter than you ever have before. Before his sixth year at Hogwarts he has just been trying to stop you from gaining power and trying to keep you at bay, but now that you found out that he and Dumbledore have been after your Horcruxes, which you probably thought were a secret that nobody knew about, and attempting to rid you of this world forever must be quite a shock to you. I read about how you slaughtered dozens of wizards and goblins around you, whether they were friends or foes because you just found out about Harry’s quest, and I understand that you would be angry or scared but why would you do that? I would advise you against that and I am telling you to keep your cool. That doesn’t solve anything and you need to check up on your Horcruxes, which you did. Also, keeping Nagini close to you is also smart, but sometime in the near future after you figure out the deal with the Hogwarts horcrux, you should put Nagini somewhere unexpected and random, I know that you are big on the trophy keeping thing but if you let that go and make it impossible for Nagini to be traced then you can’t be killed.
Yours truly,
Tommy Tyson

Harry Potter-Section 6-Post A

"Professor, we've got to barricade the school, he's coming now!"
This quote is significant because it shows that there is going to be a climactic finale to this book, and this quote helps build the suspense and anticipation for it.

Simile: "... and tiny little ears like a hippo's." Luna Lovegood says this on page 511.
Onomatopoeia: "CRASH". This sound is describing the sound of coin and treasure falling on page 537.
Metaphor:"... he was Voldemort". This is when Harry compares himself to Lord Voldemort by use of a metaphor on page 548.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Harry Potter-Section 5-Post B

In this section, J.K Rowling uses her suspense skills in that she gives us answers, and then branches off of those to raise more questions. In section 5 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we (as readers) finally start getting some answers to some of those pesky, unsolvable clues that Dumbledore left Harry, Ron, and Hermione. In Hermione’s book that was left to her, an odd symbol was etched in its pages, but in this section the gang visits Xenophilius Lovegood and he gives them some odd answers. He tells them about the Deathly Hallows which are three items that make the possessor of all of them master of death. J.K Rowling makes the book even more cliff hanging because she writes each character to have his or own belief about the Hallows. “The three of them spoke at the same time; Hermione said, “the Cloak,” Ron said, “the Wand,” and Harry said, “the Stone.”” This quote reveals each characters thoughts about the Hallows and why one may be better than others. But the unanswered questions J.K Rowling asks are “who is right?” “Where are the Hallows?” “Do the Hallows even exist?” and “How do we get them?” This turn of events and wonderful writing wasn’t the only thing that happened though. Also, the gang gets attacked by Death Eaters, they get captured and imprisoned at the Malfoy Manor, and they escape (but not without the sad death of Dobby the House Elf) to Ron’s brothers house, where they formulate a plot to steal a Horcrux out of a Gringott’s vault.

Harry Potter-Section 5-Post A

Mottled: spotted or blotched in coloring.
Effusion: the act of effusing or pouring forth.

I believe one emerging theme in this book is love. Love is encouraged among friends and even those witches and wizards that are unknown. Examples in this section show that.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Harry Potter-Section 4-Post B

This is the most exciting section so far in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So much happens, and it is all significant. The section starts out with Harry and Hermione in a graveyard of Godric’s Hollow. They are visiting Harry’s parents’ graves, but they also see another grave. This ancient worn out grave carries the symbol that was in the book that Dumbledore left Hermione. Since this symbol keeps popping up, I think this part about Dumbledore’s clues will be revealed. But then, Harry and Hermione narrowly escape Voldemort and return to their camp. When they keep moving on, a silver doe appears to Harry as he is taking a night watch, and I believe another example of foreshadowing is taking place because we don’t learn the identity of the person who cast the silver doe or what it’s importance is, but we will soon I think. Anyways, the doe leads Harry to the sword of Godric Gryffindor at the bottom of a freezing pond. Harry dives in when Ron rescues him from drowning! At Ron’s return, he and Harry destroy the Horcrux with the sword, but not before it speaks to Ron. It tortures Ron by showing him what he most fears; that Harry and Hermione don’t care about him anymore, and that they are falling in love. However, he and Harry don’t tell Hermione this, and I believe this is another example of foreshadowing because I think the Horcruxes actions will be brought up again, and the fact that Harry and Ron did not tell Hermione what it did will come back and bite them in the butt. In conclusion, there was a lot of foreshadowing and unsolved mysteries in this section, which are both very clever, and suspenseful writing tactics used by J.K Rowling.

Harry Potter-Section 4-Post A

Gait: a manner of walking, stepping, or running.
Querulous: full of complaints; complaining.

This quote is significant because it is the first time Harry hears Ron's voice since his return, and they are the first words Ron says after saving Harry's life.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Types of Debates Post

Political Debate: occur on T.V, helps decide which candidate to vote for, it does help arrive at a better decision, the debate is structured and because of that it makes the decision making fair and un-biased.

Padaeia Seminar: Occurs in the class room, helps a better understanding of the topic, it does help arrive at a better decision, it is structured and because of that it makes the decision clearer and easier to make.

A Sales debate: occurs at carnivals or fairs, helps a better understanding of what to buy, it helps arrive at the best option, it is unstructured in that one person could be talking a lot longer, therefore making their product look better.

Harry Potter-Section 3-Post B

In this section in the book, a lot of key conflicts and exciting things have happened. Many of these things I am sure are important to the novel in whole, and the conflicts will shape the characters as a result. In the first chapter of section 3, Remus Lupin comes in the scene and offers Harry his assistance (p. 211). If the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is like any of the other six books, I am sure that this will not be the first person vs. person conflicts Harry has with someone else. But he denies Lupin and another key conflict occurs. Harry and the gang break into the ministry of magic to steal a Horcrux from Dolores Umbridge, now because the whole wizarding government is after Harry; this is an example of a person vs. society conflict when they get discovered and the ministry puts a price on his head so now the whole wizarding world is after him. Then later on in the section, the group is faced with their biggest conflict of all. After an argument and long lasting tempers, Ron leaves the group and storms out on Harry and Hermione (p. 310). This was mainly due to the person vs. person conflict between Harry and Ron, but also Ron threw Hermione in this mix due to false accusations. All of these conflicts and occurrences will in time shape these characters and change their course of events, but I hope it is some time in the near future because the book is sad enough without the friendship breaking between Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I predict though, that later on in the book, Ron will redeem himself somehow, whether with a self realization thing or somebody ushering him on.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Harry Potter-Section 3-Post A

3 Examples of Figurative Language:
Irony: When they found out Dumbledore left them clues and a tool to destroy the Horcruxes they were extatic, but then Ron left the group to go home. It is ironic in that something so bad happened when something so good happened.
Symbol: The rain and the gloomy downpour started to come right when an angry and nasty conversation was approaching. The rain is a symbol of bad things happening.
Onomatopoeia: When a spell was cast by the death eater Yaxley, the sound described was BANG.

I believe that one emerging theme in the book is determination. Determination is a thing that is being challenged right now for the group, and if they prevail and stay determined rather than give up, it will be a moral of the story if all works out.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Harry Potter-Section 2-Post B

I am writing a letter to Harry Potter, the protagonist:
Dear Harry Potter,
I first off would like to give you some advice; no matter where you are do not lose your head, always stay focused, and be prepared. So far you can tell that Hermione has not lost her head in some life or death situations, and as the group’s unofficial “leader” you need to do the same. So follow her example like in the chapter A Place to Hide, where instinctively she grabbed you and Ron and disapperated away from the Weasley house after Kingsley’s warning at the wedding. On my second piece of advice, you always need to stay focused. This kind of goes hand in hand with my first piece of advice, but it is crucial nonetheless. Finally for my third piece of advice, you always need to be prepared; you could take a page out of Hermione’s and even Ron’s book. For they both demonstrated this vital bit of advice; Hermione packed all of yours and Ron’s things and stuff you will need for your mission in case of a quick getaway, and it turned out you needed it, and that will not be the first time, so always be prepared. I would also say Ron has been prepared too. In the chapter The Ghoul in Pajamas, Ron showed signs of preparedness by dressing up his ghoul in pajamas, and giving him red hair to throw off the death eaters of his whereabouts by telling them his story that he is sick at home with spattergoit. In conclusion Harry, as the leader of you group, follow my advice, because as you’re the one with the power to end Voldemort’s reign of terror, you need to succeed your mission, and my advice will help that.
Tommy Tyson

Harry Potter-Section 2-Post A

Tantamount:equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification.
Dilapidated:to cause or allow (a building, automobile, etc.) to fall into a state of disrepair, as by misuse or neglect.

"The ministry has fallen, Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming."(p. 159)
This quote is significant because it is the line that gets Harry, Ron, and Hermione to start their mission. Rather than putting it off or leaving with a grand exit with many tears and goodbyes, they leave the wedding they are at in a hurry due to this quote, which was a warning by Kingsley.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Harry Potter-Section 1-Post B

“He had thought he knew Dumbledore quite well, but ever since reading this obituary he had been forced to recognize that he had barely known him at all.”(p.21). This quote occurs in the second chapter, I believe it is significant for a few reasons. One being that in the previous Harry Potter books, the first couple chapters really set the scene and mood for the book, which means that this is not the last time that something about Harry’s and Dumbledore’s relationship will be mentioned. Another reason is that at the end of the previous book, the author did not really wrap up the Harry-Dumbledore situation, which means it will be important in this book. The last reason is that in that chapter, not only is the obituary mentioned, but a look into a biography in the near future, which will be mentioned later. Now on a change of subject, this book so far jumped right off into action and suspense, and in the chapters The Seven Potters and Fallen Warrior grief and sadness was experienced. The plot has been wonderful and this book is a ten out of ten so far. I hope that the book keeps up the pace of getting better and better. On another change of subject matter, I believe Harry Potter will undergo changes and experiences never before seen in the other books. I think these experiences will definitely include grief and sorrow, but I also think his feelings will increase in loyalty and trust of his friends, as well as even love. In the final book of the Harry Potter series, anything can happen.

Harry Potter-Section 1-Post A

Sumptuously: Entailing great expense as from fine workmanship, choice materials, luxuriously fine, splendid, or superbly.

Impunity: Exemption from punishment.

I believe that one emerging theme in the book is trust. Many characters so far have discussed the importance of trust and who to trust.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Explanation of Choosing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling

Published 2007

A fiction novel

759 pages long

This book is sufficiently challenging for a high school sophomore for many reasons. Some of the main reasons are: The very long length of the book and the fact that this most recent Harry Potter book has been read by numerous adults, some of which whom I know personally and they are very gifted readers and have said, “this is no book for kids”. Another reason is the difficulty of the vocabulary in this novel. Just dappling through the first chapter I saw five words that I did not know the meaning of. And the last main reason is there are dark and some adult themes in the previous books and I have been assured by friends that this book is even more so filled with themes that younger kids and students can not grasp. In conclusion, this is no book “just for kids”. It is sufficiently challenging for a high school sophomore.

I chose this book because I spent the months leading up to, and during the summer that this book came out re-reading the series preparing myself for the final novel. I enjoyed the first six, and the last is supposed to be the best.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Sea Inside

Camera Angles and Movement:
The camera angles and movements played a major role in the affect this movie would have on people. Director Alejandro Amenabar uses a variety of techniques, some of which jumped out at me. I noticed a lot of Close-UP shots whenever they filmed Ramon in his bed. It was like he took up most of the screen and therefore dominated our thoughts and feelings. Another aspect of Amenabar’s directing that I noticed was his use of first person, that is, with the camera as Ramon’s eyes. Especially when he was daydreaming. The scene would start out with a Medium shot from the doorway of Ramon’s room, looking in, then the camera would dolly forward until it was out the window and it kind of morphed with Ramon smoothly. Then you knew it was a first person shot because the camera would swoop about like it was flying. All these movements and angles made me feel an emotion just like the mood of the movie at that time, it was great directing.
Relation to Diving Bell and the Butterfly:
The Sea Inside is closely related to the Diving Bell and the Butterfly in its similarities and its differences. The similarities between the two are mainly physical, Jean-Dominique Bauby and Ramon Sampedro are both physically handicapped men, but are still mentally able and intelligent. Society in both cases fell pity for each man, and their case is made public. But mainly there is a big difference. Bauby desires to live at least long enough to tell his story, whereas Ramon wishes to die, because his life is miserable in his state. Also another difference is Ramon can eat and talk, for he is a normal quadriplegic but Bauby has locked-in syndrome, so he can only blink his left eye. But similarly, the tales that these two men have are wonderful, controversial, and inspiring.
The Right to Die:
The right to die is a difficult topic in that it is touchy and hard to choose, in my case at least. As a religious person, I personally believe there is more to life than being able to walk or move. But I can also see why people like Ramon feel differently. That is why I am more middle of the road, because if I were faced in the situation of assistant suicide, I would say no, but I am not going to force my way of life and thinking upon those who should have their freedom of choice.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Section 5: Lone Survivor- part 2

Summary of Section 5: pages 257-317
This is a scary and suspensful section. All of Marcus's teammates are dead and he is alone with only his rifle. He is being tracked. All he is trying to do is make it to a river to drink and then the top to be saved. He tries to get to the top but falls down the sheer cliff face but he then crawls to a waterful, but gets shot by a snipers bullett and falls again. He starts hallucinating from lack of food and water and the pain. When Marcus wakes up he is surrounded. This Pashtun tribe takes him in and decides to protect him at all costs. For that is their choice so now they must follow through with it. But some Taliban sneak in and beat him up, but they are driven away by the village people. For the rest of the section, some tribesmen and Marcus are hiding in the mountains from the Taliban, while the tribe leader seeks out a U.S base for help.
My Reaction:
I had mixed feelings about this section. I kind of hoped for more intense action that was different from the mainstream plot. Because the intense situations that Marcus gets himself in to are kind of repetitive. Except for one part. My favorite part of the section was when Marcus didn't have time to reach his gun, so he took out a grenade and threw it so well placed it took out both enemies and sent rock flying down below on others. The book also gets kind of slow and repetitive at around the part where he is being held and all he talks about is how he only gets bread, then water, then bread, then water, so I kind of get sick of it. But my mixed feelings are mixed because no matter how boring or slow or repetitive some parts of this book may be, Marcus Luttrell still expirienced everything he says. It is just sometimes the way he says things can be kind of boring. Another thing that he includes that I like is he tells of his family gathering home in Texas, he did not know this at the time, but it is cool how he includes it in his story so it shows what his family thinks during his struggle in the mountains of Afghanistan. Marcus also scratches bible verses and quotes into caves he passes which i though was cool.

Section 5: Lone Survivor- part 1

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Section 4: Lone Survivor- Part 2

Summary of Section 4: Pages 195-256

This is the most intense, suspense filled, action packed, and saddest section so far. It starts out where the SEAL team is in position when a goat herd stumbles across them. The goat herders are taken prisoner by the SEALs and they debate what to do with them. The team votes and agrees that they are not murderers so they let them go. It was the worst decision they ever made. The goat herders told all the village about them and about 180 Taliban soldiers went out and searched the mountain for the SEALs. It was a major fight. The SEALs were on the down hill side and getting flanked on either side. But even though there were only four guys fighting 180, the SEALs never missed. The killed well over 120 before Danny, Mikey, Axe were killed. So it was only Marcus left. But before Mikey died, he got the radio to work and went out in the open fire to get a signa;l and called in for help. SEAL Team 10 and many other guys answered. But before they landed, the Taliban shot down there helocopter and killed them all. So only Marcus is left alone again, and he can't reach the home base to tell them where he is but helocopters are looking for him.

Section 4: Lone Survivor- Part 1

Quote 1: "Down the mountain, from every angle. Axe flanked left, trying to cut off the downward trail, firing nonstop. Mikey was blasting away...shouting,...'Marcus, no options now buddy, kill 'em all!'" -Marcus Luttrell (p. 195)
I think this quote is important because it shows the desperation of the Navy SEALs to try and find a solution that will get them out of there alive. Also this quote is important because it is the beginning of the end for their operation.
Quote 2: "We're gonna f***ing die out here" -Marcus Luttrell (p. 230)
I believe this quote is an important one because it reveals the true situation that the SEALs are in. When this quote was said, Danny was dying and the rest of the team realized they would die to. It is a powerful quote because it is so sad.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Reflection on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

For The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I had mixed feelings. I couldn’t imagine someone disliking the story, which is part of how I felt. By story I meant his “life story”. The struggle that he went through was amazing, and the accomplishment of a book while he was in that state was also great. But the content of his book was what made me feel my mixed feelings. As great as the production of a book is, I felt like he was rambling and a lot of it was pointless, unnecessary, and just didn’t have any meaning. Now that is not what I meant for the whole book, but a fairly big portion. Not everything that the author says has some great or deep meaning to it. He was just writing about his time in the hospital, and we as a class don’t need to dissect every part of the book. Which is also why this book did not quite meet up to scratch for me. It is my belief that, if you read a book on your own with maybe a few things pointed out to you it is a better, more enjoyable read than if you tear it apart and have people around you have you dissect it.
This book was not a totally bad one. Some of the things that he experienced in the hospital (besides obvious boredom) were very sad and emotional. He really understood what was going on around him when he was “locked in”. How he recognized that his son was embarrassed about him was one of the examples that show this.
Overall, if I had to rate this book out of ten I would give it a five. The reason it got as much as a five was because of his accomplishment in making a book, not because of the content in the book. Now maybe I just did not get it. Maybe I was not thinking deep enough, but my reaction to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was unsatisfactory.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Section 3: Lone Survivor- Part 2

My Reaction:

So far the book has almost been an informative book. Kind of like a documentary. But they are just about to start the mission and I think the writing will take off. I don't mind the "documentary" part of the book, but I am excited to get to know about his expirience in the upcoming mission.

Section 3: Lone Survivor- Part 1

Summary of Section 3: Pages 139-194

In this section, Marcus Luttrell and his other SEAL recruits finish their training. They finish Hell Week, which concludes phase 2 of BUD/S training and he moves on to his advanced personnel traing (phase 3). During that phase Marcus learns how to jump out of planes, researches and studies medicine, and goes through camoflauge and stealth school for sniping. Now that he went through core SEAL training, and he specialized in paramedics and sniping, Marcus was a fully quallified SEAL and ready for a mission. He is dispatched to Afghanistan where he lies in an Afghani mountain range and does "minor" missions and operations. But he encounters fire fights and goes through a lot. But he finally gets a big chance in Operation Redwing where they are supposed to eliminate a huge member of the Taliban. For security purposes, his name is not mentioned. So he and 3 other SEALs get dropped off at their landing spot and are about to start the mission.

Biography of Author:

Marcus Luttrell joined the Navy SEALs in 1999, and was awarded the Navy cross for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2006. was born in Texas in 1975 and grew up there too. He now lives a civilian life. (Picture)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Section 2: Lone Survivor

Summary of Section 2: Pages 75-138

In this section, Marcus tells us about some of the training he went through at Coronado. He talks of his first week (called "Indoc") and that was hard and the point of it was to test the SEALs mentally and physically if they really want to stay for the next 5 weeks. Some quit but no that many. So on he went, the next 4 weeks were brutal, but he never quit. Marcus started learning things like leadership, courage, team, and just started to think he knew what was going on, when the 5th week (called "Hell Week") started. It was insane. A man actually went crazy, people were quitting everywhere, they lost half their men before lunch on the first day, but not Marcus.

10 Loaded Words:

1. Superior: This word has a positive effect on anybody who knows what it means. Marcus chose this word to show that HE knew what it meant to be superior because he was a SEAL.
2. Drastic metamorphosis: These 2 words are loaded in that they can have a positive or a negative effect on me. Drastic metamorphosis, or a big change, are just HUGE words to show the reader that they are stressing going from a little to a lot. It can either be a good change or a bad change.
3. Teamwork: This has a positive effect on me because Marcus Luttrell put that word in the book to let readers know that what the SEALs had was teamwork, a good thing, but something they had to learn.
4 .Kingdom: This word has no effect on ME but it was used coming from an officer/instructor looking and describling his recruits. It is loaded because the author could have used "men" instead of "kindom".
5. 5'6" Giant: This loaded "phrase" has an effect on me that scares me. I can only imagine a short instructor that scares the crap out of me.
6. Warriors: This word is suposed to have an effect on readers to show them that SEALs are elite, that they are so tough that the author used "warriors" to describe them, and I think of "warriors" as tough.
7. Brotherhood: This word has a positive effect on me in that it symbolizes true friendship and commitment.
8. Mercy: This word when it was used in the text has a negative effect on me because it was coupled with "no". It shows that their traing and instructors showed "no mercy".
9. Melancholy: This word has a negative effect on me because it is sad that some of the really good men quit when they shouldn't have and that some were asked to leave even if they didn't quit because they couldn't be a SEAL physically.
10. Hooyah: This word has no effect on me but it is loaded because it shows the undying obedience of a Navy SEAL and its respone of "hooyah" which means "yes".

My Reaction:
This section was an amazing read because it is just shocking what those guys have to go through. Marcus Luttrell described his expirience very well and wrote that way to give people the truth: that Navy SEALs are superior and tough. So far the book is great and I can't wait untill I hear about the upcoming mission.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Section 1: Lone Survivor

Summary of Section 1: Pages 1-74

The prologue of this book takes us with Marcus Lutrell on his trip across the country (after the mission) visiting those Navy SEALs who served and died alongside him. Mike, Danny, Axe, James and Shane were those SEALs who died and Marcus went to tell their loved ones personally about their deaths. The first chapter takes place in Bahrain, at the U.S military base. Marcus describes his squadmates' characteristics and why they joined the SEALs. Mike was his best friend and very dedicated, Danny was tough on everyone as the senior chief of the group and always checked everything twice. But Shane was the opposite. Shane was from Las Vegas and very laid back, but he was loyal and smart. Axe was friend's with Marcus's twin brother Morgan, another SEAL. Axe was quiet and attentive, and James was reliable, smart, and a great athlete. These six men leave Bahrain in a huge transport ship and go to their drop off point in an Afghani mountain range (location not specified). It is on this trip the Marcus reminices about his childhood and why he wanted to be a Navy SEAL. Marcus always wanted to be a SEAL, and he was a proud man from Texas who lived up to his ambition. He also explains the background information of the enemy, (Taliban and al Qaeda) and the Pashtun tribe, who have a sturdy military history. He hints that this tribe helps him out later in the mission. The section ends with them landing at their drop off point.

My reaction:
I believe the author wrote the way he wrote because he wanted to stress the importance of every member of his team. In the part where the author described the characteristics of his squad mates it was more from the heart in his writing than when he listed off statistics about the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Pashtun tribe, etc. The author's different styles of writing affect me (as a reader) because it adds variety to the book. So far, from what I've read in the first section, the book is going to take off soon with some really great material and styles of writing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This I Believe Assignment

1. A link to the essay
2. Author
3. Title
–4. One sentence of what the belief is
To keep on "swimming" despite what is happening
–5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief
''Just keep swimming'', I tell myself when the neighbors gossip about the new divorcee and young couples look at me with pity in their eyes.
''Just keep swimming'', I say to myself while I'm making dinner, doing the dishes, supervising homework, putting in another load of laundry at 10:30 at night, long after I wish to be in bed with a good book or a warm body.
–6. 1 favorite passage
Last week my 14 year old son said to me from the back seat of the car ,'' you know Mom ,I've really made a good adjustment to my new school''. Yesterday I interviewed for a real job, one that might make the reach to the end of the month. Last night a gentleman friend called to ask me out for dinner. I'm beginning to swim with style. I might even be able to turn over and float on my back someday. Just keep swimming.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Response to Questions

The thing I am most anxious about at Edina High School is the whole different change of envirenment from Middle School to High School. In Middle School, classes were always every other day, easier to get to, and slower paced. Whereas it is just the opposite in High School. I chose to write about this anxiety of High School because this is one that I have been thinking of well before coming to the High School.

One goal for myself in my sophomore year is to be organized and on top of things. This is important for me to choose this way because it helps me to be a better student. If I am organized and on top of things, I will keep up with the new change and pace of High School and I will suceed.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007