My topic that I got is pro modify school days. This is not my personal position on this issue. I don’t really have a strong stance on ether side, but I am more on the side of leaving it the same. I don’t know a whole lot about this issue, all I know is that people want to push back the day so kids can get more sleep. When looking up this topic, i found overwhelming people saying we should start school later for many health reasons. I am going to talk about how just moving school back a little bit will have more positive than negative on everyone. An ethical issue on this topic regards the health of the kids. I would bring up how there are studies that show kids performing better when pushing back the school start time even 30 minutes. Mental health is a big issue in today’s world. People are more aware of it and take it more serious than ever. Kids need more sleep to improve their mental health and their overall learning experience. 60% of children under the age of 18 complained of being tired during the day, according to their parents, and 15% said they fell asleep at school during the year. I would use this as an ethical point. Kids are not getting enough sleep and we now knowing this but not doing anything about it. There are a few emotions I could bring into play. Everyone who went to school every knows the dreaded felling of getting up n the morning and not getting enough sleep. People will be understanding of this issue and even mad. With all the research showing that kids under preform when not getting enough sleep, and we knowing about it yet nothing is changing.
A current issue which could be up for debate is whether or not marijuana should be legalized. One side wants it to be legalized, the other does not. The pro sides main points are boosts the economy, traffic deaths and DUI decrease, it becomes regulated and safer, takes money from drug cartels and the black market, it is safer than alcohol and tobacco. The con sides main points are it creates steep costs for society, may increase teen use, traffic accidents and deaths increase, it is addictive and dependence will increase with legalization, the black market benefit, more medical emergencies, it harms the brain, harms the health of users and people around them. I’m on the pro side because it is safer then tobacco and alcohol. If you’re doing it on your own time and your not harming anyone. why not. Also, I want it to be an option instead of taking hard pill after when you go to the hospital. My school year has gone pretty good so far. I would like to get my grades up to the 90s instead of 85s. I am improving myself by working out everyday. This year is going to go very good i can already tell. The plan is to just lift until like June and just see how it goes. Hopefully I will be in good shape by then. Something that would prevent me from going would be myself. But that is not happening anytime soon so I will be good. I have been and will keep going to lift and get in shape. It would let me add a picture but I will make my own.
It was basically impossible to follow every virtue because no one is perfect. But in the process of trying, it makes you a better person. When I first tried it out it was hard. It was hard because I don’t live by a set of rules that I try to follow. I forgot about some of the virtues or just didn’t care to be strict about. But as the week went on, I got better about following the virtues. I don’t think I could personally follow these for life. I don’t think anyone could because everyone messes up and slips. Overall, it was interesting to see how you could change for the better. I don’t know what else to say and I’m not even close to finishing this blog 🙁 . Well hope you have a great Christmas break🎄!
My first impression of the poem is it is confusing. I am not good at getting the references or the meanings so it did not make sense. I think the theme has something to do with a guy who is sad who uses the model train station as an escape. I honestly have no clue though. There were a bunch of different ideas for the theme, but it’s just confusing. These questions were not easier then Eldorado. In Eldorado, I understood what the theme was and I was able to answer the questions a lot easier. In this poem, I do not know the theme really. Writing poems has not helped me in analyzing poems. I had no clue what I was doing while writing them and reading them and trying to analyze them is hard. I have no clue what to write now and I still have to do the essay tonight so this is all I got.
My perception of poetry was modified a little since we started our intro into poetry. I still do not like poetry at all, but seeing how poem are wrote and the meanings was interesting. Writing poetry with requirements was bad. I had no clue how to incorporate the required stuff I had to put in. I’m not the best writer and having to have meaning was not enjoyable. But by seeing what to do, it makes you realize that poetry is very complex and confusing. In my first poem, nothing really made sense and there was no real meaning. In my second poem, I attempted to add meaning and all that other good stuff but still failed. The second one was still better because I actually tired, kinda. In the first poem, I didn’t really follow a process. I just rhymed words and made a rhythm pattern. In the second poem, I tired to add a message/meaning to the poem. Also, I tired to add a better rhythm pattern. The second poem is about a guy named Jakey who is mad,sad, and jealous. His friend and him become distant and are no longer friends. Jakey becomes upset with life and does nothing all the time. He eventually sees his old friend Spencer hanging out with Mike. Jakey is enraged and wants to fight Spencer because he started hanging out with someone more cool and popular. The poems theme is when jealously gets the best of you, it never ends well for anyone. In the story, Jakey is wearing a green shirt to illustrate greed and jealousy. Visuals play a big part for people to better understand what every they are trying to understand. Some people can not paint the picture in their head and visuals help. For my poem or anyone who is not the best at writing, visuals will illustrate what the author was trying to portray in the writing. Also, when people read other people’s work, they might misinterpret what the author was trying to say. Visuals make it more clear and better to understand for some people.
I do not like poetry at all. I can not write poetry and especially do not like reading it. When we read poems in class, I did not get the meaning at first. The thing I do not like about poems the most is trying to find the theme/meaning. Each person perceives the poem differently and that makes it difficult and understanding the meaning behind the poem. I didn’t like any of the poems in class for that reason. For example, we read Eldorado in class. It made no sense at all. Then we had to interpret the meaning of what we thought the poem meant. Everyone had different ideas that we discussed to try and find the theme. I had no clue what the theme was because I do not read poetry a lot. Once the entire class went over the theme, the poem made more sense. It gave the words a deeper meaning after knowing what the theme was supposed to be. Having to do that every time we read a poem just to understand it is the reason I have no interest in poetry. I am not good with poetry and writing it is even harder. Trying to come up with things that make sense is not for me. My poem is about a boy who has something wrong with him and he barely moves. He becomes depressed and he can’t take it any longer. I have absolutely no clue how this poem came about. I’ve been trying to come up with something for so long and this is the only poem that made any sense when it was written out. I did not mean it for it to be so grim, but that’s how it turned out to be. He is stuck in his mind all day and can not escape. The family knows he is getting worse and worse but there is nothing they can do to help him. He finally has enough and decides to jump from his window. I was watching Law and Order and I think the messed up people had an influence while I was writing this.
Ima keep it real with you chief, I have to take the L on this.
When we first started out I had no clue what I was going to write about. I was definitely leaning towards the fiction side. My first idea/ concept was that a team of astronauts were going to set up a base on the moon. When they would get there, there would be a bunch of aliens trying to kill them. I figured it be to long and hard to try to have a bunch of different aliens, so I changed that to only one super alien. At the end of my original idea, they would fight off all the aliens and make it back home. But one would make it back with them. I changed the ending because you did not want the story to be left on a cliff hanger. I am surprised that my story came out decent for the amount I had to do in little time. I made the whole thing up in one night. I do not like how there is not a lot of action scenes or how the story gives a somewhat boring vibes at part. It is not a story that is going to keep readers stuck on the books. Also, the idea wasn’t anything original. It was kind of just a basic ufo story. I am done with book one. It was not what I expected at all. I saw the movies before reading the book and the movies were definitely better. Still do not have a second book yet but my first book definitely will effect my decision on what I want to read. The book is never like the movie so I will try to stay away from that. I will probably pick out a good mystery book because then I have to pay attention to find solve the mystery.
My bad for writing this blog so late I had work everyday during fair and I was just to tired to do anything lol. When we first started to think of ideas for a story I was completely lost. So when I get home that night I look up good ideas for stories ( I know, so original ) . One of the ideas was about ufos and aliens and all that, so I decided I’d write about it. Still had no clue for a story but at least I had an idea. The activity’s in class helped shape story. Trying to write a story from nothing is really hard. I’ve never been the person that loves language arts or writing, so having to write a story is never fun. Each day we worked on certain aspects of our stories to try and develop everything better. I’ve been taught this in years past but never this deep. We analyzed books that I would’ve never thought had any meaning to it. But after going through and seeing how it works helped me out when making my story. It made it a lot easier to break everything down and slowly one by one put the story together. When I had to write in the past, I never really cared a whole lot of making the story have meaning and all the little details and symbols. I have everything I need to put my story together, all I have to do is finish it. It doesn’t say to have a certain word count so I think I should be good. I would try to make it to 350, but I still have to put together a story tonight.
When I first read the book, I did not understand it all the way. After going over it, thew book is dark and messed up. It is similar to things that I have read in the past. Not the story itself, but the way it has hidden messages. The impression of society that I got was it is a lot deeper than I would of imagined. Tom sold his soul to the devil and that is why is he forced to be mean and have no mercy. The story is also different from most things I read. It isn’t a book I would ever read on my own but only in class. The story presented society as bad, boring, greedy people. I think the author wrote this story to show how greedy people really are. Both the husband and wife are willing to steal each others valuables to try and make a deal with the devil. Tom is so desperate for the treasure that he sells his soul to the devil and in the end it does not work out. The point he was trying to make is people are greedy and having is all set in life does not make you happy. If I could change the story, I would make it more modern so people my age could understand it better. Like people my age do not really know who the Puritans are. It would help understanding it better if I could relate. I could keep the same concept but make it more exciting. The story right now is boring and hard to follow a long. I would have Tom live out this crazy life ( because the devil is granting him wishes or something) just to have the devil come knocking on his door when he is in his older in life. It would depict him as an old, greedy, unhappy man would regrets making this deal because now he has to live in hell with his wife for the rest of eternity. The ending would be comical because Tom was trying to get away from his wife, but in the end, he ends up with her.