I’m 5’4 and not big in size, but I was determined to try-out for a team of my favorite sport. Every day I would wake up and see old basketball games to comprehend the fundamentals of the game, and I would also see legends of the game do their thing. I enjoyed seeing players like Michael Jordan keep hustling no matter what the score was or who they were facing. Being in this way of life, being his fan was sometimes a target of Magic’s or Bird’s fans. Defending him and most of his career being the best is big for the game.
We were winning so big, and I thought it was a great game. When I looked around the locker room and saw everyone’s faces, I felt selfish. I had only been thinking about myself and this game being my last. I had not thought about my other teammates who also were playing their last high school basketball game. My coach told me to pass the ball to my teammates, even though I was scoring a ton of points.
Do you know how many NBA (National Basketball Association) basketball players have quiet courage? I believe that the MVP (Most Valuable Player) Stephen Curry has silent bravery. Stephen Curry needed quiet determination. Stephen Curry is looking for a college basketball coach that would accept him to play for the college and he is seeking what basketball team he will be draft to for the NBA. Finally when Stephen Curry was meeting new people on the team he had courage.
Basketball symbolized hope and development basketball is what helps the author express his message or helps him develop his message. Without basketball and the support Junior received from the students and teachers at the school. The author would not have been able to use basketball to help lead Junior towards his purpose. In a critical essay an interviewer asks Sherman Alexie, “it's interesting that you mention that it [basketball] is as important as it is in inner-city black urban life, because as I was reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I noticed a lot of similarities between the cultures, not only the emphasis on basketball but also motifs that appear in a lot of African-American fiction like racial profiling, marginalization and ghettoization” (James Mellis). James Mellis asks Sherman Alexie about basketball and why basketball is really emphasized in this novel.
John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player”: Legend or Laughingstock? John Updike grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, just across the river from the city of Reading (Cole). Last month, the Reading High School boys’ basketball team won their first-ever state championship. Students and residents alike all came together to root for their Red Knights and the team pulled off the biggest win of their lives. This gritty city celebrated something positive for a change, and the players took their place in the school’s history.
All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team. He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy.
I had potential to be the best. The thrill of having everyone watch me play the sport I love is the best feeling. Knowing that in the end I could win state, one of my goals for high school would be amazing. Growing up I always watched my sister play basketball and I knew I wanted to play like her. She made me want to play basketball and work for it.
Another thing I really liked was the way they made the family characters of mom, dad, and Scott. But my favorite thing was the way that they developed Nick’s basketball skill throughout the story. There is a part in the story where somebody is shot by Zack (Trent’s brother) and Trent has to decide if he’s gonna go into running with him or stay for the big championship game with Nick. So I really enjoyed that part because it combined how much I like basketball and the excitement of whether or not Trent would stay or go. In the book it has dad only caring about Nick as much when he was a good basketball player, so I thought it was cool how they sort of betrayed him as a bad guy.
The parents of the young girl start off by making a brindis, or a toast. They remark on the young girl with fond memories and special messages, transferring knowledge and life experience to her. Most importantly to their little girl blossoming into a mature women. The father daughter dance of the is the first dance of the night with the young girl and her father. It's the most emotional dance that symbolizes the young girls first dance with her father as a women.
Campbell to volunteer in mentoring students . We did a training program in the summer we met up in school and discussed different ways to help students. We worked on questions they might ask and what’s the best answer to give them. We played games that would help them feel more comfortable and be able to express themselves. When we returned back to school we had a meeting to gather all the mentors and discuss our plan with meeting with our mentis.
I showed accomplishing my goals when I realized what career I wanted to pursue in the future. Vincent Van Gogh demonstrated reaching his goals when he fought many challenges and continued to do the thing he loved, painting, and when he showed his perspective of humanity to the whole world. Michael Jordan showed success when he accomplished his goals that many thought were close to impossible, when he made his varsity basketball team and when he became one of the most decorated NBA players ever. My sister showed success when she was in college, but mostly when she pushed herself towards achieving two majors and three minors in college and making her way towards her doctorate. In fact, it is not hard for people to reach success.
The movie Hoop Dreams traced a poor young talented African American, named Arthur Agee from grade eight to college. Arthur hoped to play professional basketball in the future to help his family to escape poverty. Despite the fact that his family is poor, and the neighborhood he lived in, were disadvantaged to him to pursue his goal in many ways. Firstly, Arthur showed great determination to play professional basketball, and he would like to lead his family out of poverty. Secondly, his ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, played a significant role toward his success in basketball.
My teacher really has my fellow classmates and myself ready for reality. She taught us everything we needed to know from the simplest to the most difficult techniques and has us prepared us for college. From the way she would teach us and also the way she treated us was an excellent way to show how the real life of a college student really does face on a daily bases. I’ll leave the class by having the prior knowledge of knowing what and how to write an argumentative essay and know how to simply justify the reading side and confront my face my fierce. This year taught me so much that I use certain techniques to help me in other subjects.
Reflective Letter on MWA #1 I believe that the purpose of major writing assignment number one was to improve our interview skills and solidify our understanding of genre as used in the context of our class. For this writing assignment I created a Weebly website that is meant to teach the class about the most important genre used in the field of computer science. To successfully do this I first gave a brief description of what computer science entails and that what it does not, I then followed up the description with a few questions and answers from my interview while also describing my professor that I interviewed. Finally, I began writing about my genre—developmental collaborative writing on a whiteboard—and gave its purpose followed by a few links. These links lead to the descriptions of my genre’s audience, rhetorical factors, structure, and style of writing; with all of the information presented on my website there should be a good enough description of developmental collaborative writing to help my fellow classmates understand what it is.
At his young age, Nowitzki was very tall; he stood above his friends by a foot or more. Most of the time he played handball and tennis but, soon turned to basketball when he got tired of being mocked as “freak”. He then joined the DJK Wurzburg, a basketball club in Germany. After joining, a former German international basketball player Holger Geschwinder was attracted of Nowizki’s basketball performance and eventually offered to coach himsolo for 2 to 3 days a week. After Nowitzki’s parents approved about this ,