For some a book may just be book, but The Perks of Being a Wallflower, became my story, and behind every story is more than what is written. This book has helped shape me into the strong leader I am now, from the depressed first year student walking the halls in fear to the soon to be Friona High School graduate walking the stage placed on the football field on May 25, then lastly loading my car to head out on the journey that is Sam Houston State University.
In the past 13 years of my life, many mentors has appeared by my side. No matter if the idea the mentor taught me was big or small, those mentors has made a significant impact on my life. Today, I have the pleasure of suggesting a book to a mentor that had played a crucial role in the development of myself as a person. That person was only a normal person that I met at a basketball camp this summer, but what he said to me I would remember for my whole life, and use it as inspiration to keep going on in this world. Now you are probably wondering, what is that person called if he is so important to you?
Gabriella Montez’s primary stereotype is the “nerd.” The first time Gabriella is seen, she is reading a book. This is a common indication used throughout the film industry that leads viewers to make the assumption that the character in question is introverted and intelligent. When Gabriella transfers to a new school, it is made clear that she is in fact academically talented. She is referred to as a “freaky genius girl” and “an Einsteinette.” Gabriella is almost immediately recruited to be a part of the school’s prestigious Scholastic Decathlon Team. “Our Scholastic Decathlon team has its first competition next week and there is certainly a spot for you!” Another common stereotype attached to Gabriella is the “new girl.” This stereotype usually entails shyness and discombobulation.
My dad had signed me up for a class for my grade in order to get ahead in regular school, but after twenty minutes, it was pretty clear that I had already went through this material during school. So, after an agonizing twenty minutes of receiving compliments by strangers about completing the pretest after five minutes and having the teacher call me to the front to demonstrate long division, while she went to have a conversation with the principal about what to do with me, they decided to put me in a class that had both fourth and fifth graders. Right now, I was
“The Mark of the Beast” is one of the few short stories that 9th graders encounter in English class and arguably the best one out of all of them. This story in particular, is intriguing. When you first approach this story it has one meaning but after you know the role that Hanuman plays, the entire understanding of the story, the beginning, the end, and the characters changes. The evident change that the audience becomes aware of after reading the commentary is the plot. In the beginning of the story Fleete, drunk from the New Years Eve party wanders off with his friends (Strickland and the narrator) to a Hindu temple.
Walden on Wheels is about Ken Ilgunas' story of how he acquired a $32,000 in student debt by getting an undergraduate degree and then paid every single penny by living prudently and working at low-paying jobs, which includes stints in Alaska. Ilgunas’ has not so fun college years and ends with a large accumulation of debt. He is able to get a source of income that allows him to get rid of the debt in a short period of time. He gets into different types of work: a tour guide, line cook and janitor, he made a commitment to the idea of hard work as a means of economic turn around and the quest of personal freedom. Years of work that most people wouldn’t consider, he become debt-free, and entered a graduate program.What happens with many young people, he
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an American coming of age novel written by Stephen Chbosky. The aim of this story is to entertain the readers as well as educate them about the struggles teenagers go through in their high school years. This story targets teenage readers but it is more mature than most young adult literature and can be enjoyed by older readers as well. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book which was first published in 1999 and is still being published today. The book is set in or around Pittsburgh, PA in 1991, and deals with the struggles of a boy in his first year of high school.
Reading and writing was one of my favorite activities to do as a kid, and it still is. Ever since I learned to read, I began to write short stories. Oh, how rude of me! I forgot to introduce myself. Hello Mr.Rase, my name’s Elena Serafimovski and I’m a writer in my junior year of high school.
I still vividly remember the winter break after first semester: I was overwrought to the brink of breakdown but I somehow managed. The acute remorse and distress I had felt that day left a lasting impression on me. From then on, I started taking interest in academic
For the majority of people, the world of fiction is an ideal break from a reality swell with pressures, deadlines, and responsibilities. According to Sana Hussian, a professor in the research of escapism, has designed a survey for four middle school students in United States to participate. The result of the survey found that 85% of students in middle school choose to read fiction because reading fictions are fun, interesting and it is a way to reduce stress. Often, reading fictions are used to pursue certain passions. Particularly, introverted teenagers found great comfort in reading, unrealistic contents, phantasmic characters, and fantastic background build up a world of fiction.
I know that outlining and main ideas of a lecture will help me when I will be review for a test. Taking break is key when writing a paper or anything. They longest that a college student we interviewed went without sleep was three days. Technology is a key for everything in college because without it you can not write any papers at all, laptops are the number thing that every college student will use. The way that I will have to talk to my teachers is saying hello and going to office hours where I can really focus about whatever I may need to
I believe that the sophomores of 2019 taking English 10 Pre-AP next year at Clark High School should have Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (written by Jonathan Safran Foers) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (written by Ray Bradbury) on their reading list for their summer assignment. Both authors teach important lessons through these stories that I feel are necessary for next year’s class to learn. Something Wicked This Way Comes is what I would consider to be a dark fantasy novel. This story of “Halloween” arriving seven days before October 31st is one that readers will not forget. Anytime they past by a carnival that sends a chill through their body they’ll think of Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show.
After listening to our guest speaker in class today and meeting with the preferred counselor, I have realized the many opportunities this program has to offer. After attending the first half of the semester in Professor Bob Urell’s accounting class, I have now considered accounting as a career interest. I believe that I am doing well in his class and will love to participate in this program. And surely feel like I will excel in this program. When I first registered at IVC back in 2013, I was still stuck in my high school persona about school as a whole and after placing in low remedial classes I became demotivated to progress.
Chapters 10-15 Summary “Between heaven and Earth” is written by Eric Walters I think the main message of the book is that when David died that he would still be in DJ and his relatives. Hearts and memories and that Girls can do whatever Boys can.When it was getting close to 6:00 they had a meeting and they discuss what the climb would be like and they said if you climb mount Kilimanjaro.you will probably get terrible headaches, nausea, mountain sickness and lack of breathing and sometimes unconsciousness and then the next day they went to do the climb before they had left DJ read the second Letter that said BOTTOM on it.if you didn’t read the first summary then the letter are from David (The grandfather)who had climbed mount Kilimanjaro.and
Recently, I have been asked to read a book over the course of summer vacation for school. Unlike most homework assignments, this book caught hold of my eye as a reader and captivated me entirely with an atmosphere of intensity and suspense. That novel is called "The outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. While the book being fiction, I felt as if many aspects of the book were influenced by reality because of how relatable it is.