The Influence of Grit and Growth Mindset in one’s life In Eduardo Briceno’s view “The key to success is not simply effort, focus, or resilience, it is the growth mindset that creates them.” Grit is the quality that enables individuals to work hard enough and stick to their long-term passions and goals. Growth mindset is the intelligence that can be developed and the ability to accept debacle. Two special features that will help one achieve in academics, personal life, and career are grit and growth mindset.
Although there are positive themes within rap music, the over-sexualized, stereotypical images strongly resonate throughout the genre. These themes, interrelated and occurring concurrently, provide a complex and often contradictory message about sexual norms and Black womanhood. Several themes were garnered from this research including: 1) early puberty increases likelihood of high risk behaviors, 2) rap music influences all levels of these youths intersecting identities, and 3) negative messages about sexuality may be internalized by the youth themselves as well as Black men and White individuals in the broader society. Utilizing rap music to help African American female youth explore their identity and counteract negative stereotypes may
Essay A, Essay B One big aspect in Donna's response was her emphasis and importance of developing a thesis. The two essays we read were precursors in showing us the importance of a thesis and how we are to incorporate it into our writing. Donna also went on to talk about the importance of considering your audience. When it comes to the two essays, "Once More to the Lake" happens to be much more relatable and pertinent than "The Death of the Moth.
The main distinction between rap and spoken word poetry is that rapping is often performed to a beat, focusing largely on rhythm and musicality. However, does this equate to the complete exclusion of rap lyrics from poetry? Rap music can include many of the elements, which are mirrored in traditional poetry. However, is the use of percussion and lewd colloquialisms enough to justify its lack of recognition as poetry? It can be argued that although rap can be considered as poetic, it relies heavily on performance, music/beat and a spontaneous disposition for communicating ideas.
Written in 1948, ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson is a controversial short story heavily influenced by the events that occurred during that time in history. Jackson effectively captures the dark nature of the human spirit in her dystopian piece, ‘The Lottery’; there are significant parallels between the short story and the sociological, economic and political climate at the time due to the Holocaust and the red scare in the United States. During these difficult times in history, individuals were persecuted for their beliefs, and often it was people that they believed were close to them that allowed for these unspeakable acts to occur. The lengths that members of society are able to go to in order to protect their own interests is deplorable, and Jackson has illustrated this theme in a more apparent manner.
Drake, NFL superstar. Six years ago, I left town for football…at least that’s what everyone thinks. The truth is, I couldn’t face what I did. I just wanted to be with her, my soon-to-be stepsister. It was wrong, and the only thing I could think to do was to pack up and run!
I looked down at my schedule 3rd period,English 1, Franklin, Alex, Rm.155. I walked down the hallway. I looked up and saw room 155. I opened the door, there was rap music playing. I was a little surprised, I didn’t expect a language arts teacher to be playing rap music.
~ Hook: What question or scene grabs the reader’s attention? David Attenborough has had an interest in wildlife ever since he was a small child, looking at slugs and other insects and wondering how they work. He has had a very successful career in the animal planet channel, bringing all the animals into everybody's living rooms. ~ What early events in life prepared the hero to make such a discovery or gave him or her a critical character trait or skill?
We were asked to find somebody with a big influence in economical or political aspect to learn about their movements, their values, their point of view concerning politics, and their policies. It might be assigned to give us some kind of guidance about the science of politics that we will learn soon, to find a figure that will become our inspiration, or at the very least, to train our ability to write papers and reports. When the order was spoken to choose an influential figure, there were several people came to mind. Jokowi, Benito Mussolini, Nelson Mandela, Marthin Luther King, Jr., Adolf Hitler, and of course Margaret Thatcher. The consideration took quite some time and thinking.
Elvis Presley reigns as one of the biggest success stories and music innovators in American history. He was a man whose short lived career brought the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and hope to the common man. As a popular artist in the mid 1950’s, “Presley became a symbol of a youthful determination to push at the borders of the conventional and acceptable.” Born January 8, 1935 in a family of poverty, he rose to fame in a matter of months, attracting large audiences at concerts and teenage girls everywhere he went. Presley was young and attractive and possessed a sound and style that was something totally unique.