Starting middle school challenges any kid transitioning into a teenager. Simple small changes like going from cubbies to lockers excite students. Bigger changes like transitioning from one all day class to six individual classes and pluses and minuses to letter grades can leave some students shell-shocked with new responsibilities. I remember the struggle I had keeping up with all of this in my first year. I found social studies homework especially difficult for me.
“You guys ready?” , my mom asked us as she closed the moving truck and hops in the front seat. As I load my bag in the truck, I remember facing the continuous struggles of moving. Growing up, I constantly moved from state to state, and being so young in the processes just caused a lot of stress in my life.
4 April 2016 Dear Reader, As I reflect at the end of this semester on my work in my English 101 class, I am able to already see how much I have improved as a writer. This class has taught me many things and helped me grow and develop my skills as a writer. It has taught me how to use clear concrete details in my writings. I engaged in several assignments and peer workshop during this semester, and the feedback that I received from my professor and peers has helped me a lot.
The Enlightenment was a movement that shunned superstition and was more in favor with a scientific explanation of the world. The Enlightenment was also known as the Age of Reason or Age of Enlightenment. It started in Europe and America around the 17th and 18th centuries. The Enlightenment was about people who used their critical thinking skills to argue knowledge, education, politics, religion, and art. The enlightenment produced an increased number of inventions, books, scientific findings, political laws, and revolutions.
My Utopia looks different in certain areas, some areas are more like very futuristic giant cities, with sky scrapers, and very tall buildings. There would be very many video game, and sci-fi movie characteristics, for example, Star Wars. In the 2nd movie, there are giant buildings and flying vehicles. The vehicles fly through the city above the clouds. Then outside the giant city, there would be more old fashion houses, and other older fashioned buildings.
Running head: Ace Ventura’s Brilliant Use of Nonverbal Communication Ace Ventura’s Brilliant Use of Nonverbal Communication and Expectancy Violation Theory Angaleza Adams Dixie State University Thesis An analysis of the video clip from “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective,” provides a perfect example of many nonverbal communication codes and violations of expected behaviors when attending a black tie event. The violation valance is magnified and at times ambiguous messages are communicated while communicator reward is positive even though there are so many negative violations throughout the clip. Based on the interpretation of Ace Ventura’s expectancy violations, he creates plenty of distraction from his intended purpose at the party.
I have been humbled enough to have the opportunity to take a dual enrollment class while in high school. Similar to any first experience, I was nervous. In fear of the unknown, I sat in the back of the class and watched students hustle to claim the remaining seats. From my perspective, I could see the uncomfortable shifting and the awkwardness clung to me like humidity. When it came time for the dreaded introductions, there was a quick moment of panic and annoyance.
Traveling from city to city after every two years since childhood made me realize how much there is to learn and explore. This nomadic lifestyle of mine gave me a thirst to travel and learn about new places, diverse people, and their surroundings. Traveling became a part of life because I am the daughter of an armed officer, but the extensive change in locations made me hungry for more experience. It captivated me to my deepest core. Little did I know that this carving for new adventures would remain with me.
The prompt for this essay is quite simple: write about how your involvement in sports, community service, leadership, academics, and other extracurricular activities have affected your overall character. However, I feel as though this essay would be better if focused on my career in lacrosse and how it’s changed my life over the past five years, helping me throughout the good and bad, the simple and the challenging. Lacrosse has been a part of my life for about five years now. I started playing when I was in fourth grade, simply because I wanted to branch out and try something new, exciting, and a little bit out of my comfort zone.
Significant events can be life-changing. The experiences we have had can change our whole being. These experiences can be either memories that haunt us to no end or memories that we treasure for the rest of our life. These memories are the hands that mold us into the works of art that we are today. I have encountered many obstacles that have gauged my sobriety.
Over the past year, I excelled in AP math, specifically AP Calculus. It had become such an ease for me that I found myself teaching others the material in the span of twenty minutes while my teacher went over it in the span of two days. This past summer, I was fortunate enough to review my friend’s college work abstract for college-level math. It was there that I realized I have so much more math to learn. I was perusing that long paper for grammar help, but it was me who received the help.