Millie Alchin's Portfolio

My High School Story

Author: Millie

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 10, 12 – Offred and Identity

Re-read the detail in Chapters 10 & 12, comparing Offred’s past self to her present.  *Watch the lecture (no. 4)…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 13, 15, 16 – Indoctrination and Ideology

Read Chapter 13 (pp 81-85 in some editions) about Janine in The Rachel & Leah Centre, Chapter 15  with The…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapter 13 – The Motif of the Body

This chapter develops the motif of the body and dreams.  Close analysis: “I sink down into…” (p83 or 85 in…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 8 & 14 – Serena Joy

Read the description of Serena Joy’s past and present in Chapters 8 (pp55-6) & 14 (pp91-94). What role has she…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 1-15 – Surveillance

How is power distributed in Gilead? Give examples from your reading of the first 15 chapters of the novel. the…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapter 5 – Power in Gilead

The nature and power of the Gileadean regime are developed and established in this chapter. Largely, the totalitarian regime exerts…

The Handmaid’s Tale – Context

The Handmaid’s Tale was written in 1984, while Atwood was living in West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was still up…

Local Survey – EA Report

I conducted a survey as a complimentary engagement so I could better get a feel for the public’s views on…

Interview with Parag Khanna – EA Report

I have just completed my second engagement – an interview with Parag Khanna, a ‘leading global strategy advisor, world traveller,…

Interview with Georgia McCafferty – EA Report

I had my first engagement today – an interview with Georgia McCafferty, former Thought Director at the Economist in Singapore….

My Engagement Activity

An analysis of the role that government media and communication plays in shaping attitudes in response to global public health….

G11 Maths Reflection

Are you pleased with how this year has gone? I am pleased with my year. I feel like I have…

Final G11 PSE Reflection

A challenge I have tackled successfully in grade 11 is managing my time and school work. In quarantine, I have…

Saint Hoax

Making America Misogynistic Again Issues and Ideas: pop art with political messages: ‘poplitical art’ taking sexist adverts from the 1950s…

Guerrilla Girls: A Brief Summary

Aims and Objectives Undermine mainstream narrative, provide (or expose?) alternative ‘understory’ Subvert dominant discourse? Educate and spread awareness about the…

English Individual Oral

For my next oral outline, I want to make sure the context is foregrounded. In order to do this, mention…

Remote Learning CAS Reflection

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we made the shift to remote learning in early April. As such, it has…

SGM Murni Service Research

SGM Murni is a daycare centre and is part of a nonprofit organisation that aims to provide children and families car services…

La Melodía Desconocida

      15 de Abril de 2020 Hoy, había estado caminando al supermercado (no tuve suficiente mantequilla) cuando oí…

Duffy’s Delilah

Duffy’s Delilah explores constructs of gender identity in an intimate contemporary setting between two lovers. Samson, famed for his strength,…

My SGM Murni Journey

When I was initially deciding which service I should join, I was conflicted.  With this service, it seemed like we…

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife explores female identity and the transformative experiences of women through a form of intertextuality….

Bias in Procter & Gamble’s “The Look”

In what ways is the advert “The Look” ‘a story about bias’ in contemporary American society? “The Look” by Procter…

Procter and Gamble’s #LikeAGirl China

In the #LikeAGirl campaign, Procter & Gamble used a form of cause marketing to reach its target audience, picking up…

Local Survey – EA Report

The Talk – Advert Analysis

In Procter & Gamble’s advert The Talk, the theme of bias is established and evokes a response from the audience. The…

La Cirugía Estética; una Entrevista

Hola todos, y bienvenido a esta edición de la semana de Semanal de Mujeres. Hoy tenemos una persona tan especial aquí…

Las Dietas

Hola Clarice, ¿Comó estás? He oído que has estado intentando en una dieta nueva, y me gustaría tener una conversación…

Marriage Market Takeover: Oral Reflection

Here is the link to my practice oral 1. Timing Regarding timing, I think I was pretty good. I managed…

Cause-Marketing in #LikeAGirl China

In the #LikeAGirl campaign, Procter & Gamble used a form of cause marketing to reach its target audience, picking up…

IFP Grade 5 Activity

On Thursday 12th of December, IFP ran an activity for the Grade 5s in which they did a simulation of…

Marimbas (creativity) Reflection 2

LO4: – show that you are very committed to all your CAS experiences – you have to be resilient and…

Volleyball (activity) Reflection 2

LO2: – participating in activities or skills that are challenging. Trying something new or difficult and learning from it. LO5:…

Murni Gymnastics (service) Reflection 2

LO3: – show that you are able to properly plan a CAS experience, including investigating, preparing, taking action and making…

IFP Conference 2020 Application

Coming in to IFP, I didn’t quite know what to expect. If I’m honest; I’ll admit that I was skeptical…

Woman’s World Analysis pg265 – 267

In ‘Woman’s World’, Rawle presents a fictionalised personalisation of grief in the construction of Norma’s character exploring the origins and…

Is Beauty Objective?

The issue of whether or not beauty has any objectivity is hotly contested. You often hear the phrase ‘beauty is…

Guided Analysis 1

Our first common assessment task was about gender identity, representation, and brand values which reflected societal values in an advert…

¿Los Padres Tienen el Derecho a Espiar en los Hijos?

Recientemente, ha estado un caso en las noticias sobre comó un padre usó un cámara a espiar en su hija,…

CAS Initial Interview

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bSwul4hR0Bqzvc4oy0J19Pa3daf1C2f/view

Los Peligros de Comer Carne Roja – y lo que Nos Muestra

¿Has estado comiendo carne roja? Han habido muchos estudios recientemente sobre los peligros desconocidos sobre carne de vaca, cerdo, y…

Woman’s World Introducing Norma

Norma primarily defines her femininity through her women’s magazines; ultimately with her whole characterisation (most noticeably her voice) shaped by…

Reseña de La Casa de Papel

Estas vacaciones, ví La Casa de Papel, una programa sobre un equipo de ladrones quien están probando a robar el banco…

‘I Be’ PSE Unit 1

Identity Identity is complex and nuanced. There are aspects of the personality which is visible – such as race, ethnicity,…

Disability and Representation in Advertising

The Invisibles What points are raised in this article about portrayals of disability in advertising? In this article, there are…

El Botellón

El botellón ha existido desde el siglo veinte, pero recientemente ha cambiado. Ahora, una creciente cantidad de jóvenes lo hacen…

TOK Common Assessment Task

Our certainty surrounding knowledge claims or truths differs greatly across different areas of knowledge.  Certainty can mean different things –…

Common Assessment Task – Representation

Representation Thought Piece This was an advert displayed on the London underground by Marsh & Parsons, a real estate company…

How can Jah and Kay help us with peacebuilding?

The Jah and Kay simulation activity can help us with peacebuilding in many ways. For example; one of the key…

Dolce + Gabbana Campaign

The Dolce and Gabbana campaign adverts were incredibly racist and offensive; from the chopsticks’ primitive, disparaging description of ‘stick-shaped cutlery’…

Emotional Intelligence Goals

Some EI or EQ goals I want to work on this year are: You know how to say no. I need…

Mi Amigo Ideal

Urgente! Mi maestro dijo que necesito escribir un blog sobre mi amigo o amiga ideal. De hecho, no creo que…

Chem-OK; How does Chemistry link to TOK?

My immediate response to the task of linking Chemistry to another subject was TOK. TOK is all about asking how…

Murni Gymnastics (service) Reflection 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Os4JEX6A8eTrBu90JwH3Mo2KA9wrfAD7/view Learning Outcome 2: Participating in activities or skills that are challenging. Trying something new or difficult and learning from…

Volleyball (activity) Reflection 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dmjpszkT4NeMfbUI3O9UvUnzIrQ5iwLd/view Learning Outcome 4: how that you are very committed to all your CAS experiences – you have to be…

Marimbas (creativity) Reflection 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GZRnDy6Amn7WfGUVP2ppxtvymFaJqmgU/view Learning Outcome 2: participating in activities or skills that are challenging. Trying something new or difficult and learning from…

Cultural Appropriation – Responses to Lionel Shriver

As Lionel Shriver made light of identity, I had no choice but to walk out on her  Yassmin Abdel-Magied In…

Cultural Appropriation and Identity Politics – Lionel Shriver

I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad. 1. What is the main point Shriver makes about…

IFP Peace Conference Singapore 2019

On Sunday, September 1st 2019, I attended the Singapore IFP conference. We did a variety of one-hour workshops; ranging from…

Understanding Context

How important is the author’s narrative in understanding text? What is the relationship between the author and the context? In…

Representation Response

Can texts ever truly be representative of groups? As with everything, there are many ways to look at this. For…

IB Maths Analysis: Maths and Me

My name is Amelie Alchin but most people call me Millie. I have just finished iGCSE maths here at UWC….

A Path that Leads to Nowhere

There was once a boy here. He lived in the last house on the left, the one with the peeling…

Electronic Waste

If you are reading this, you likely live in a high-income country and own a mobile phone. We all live…

Mental Health in Singapore

Mental illness is a medical disorder which affects your behaviour, emotion, or thinking. According to the World Health Organization, more…

Income Redistribution

Wealth redistribution is a method of spreading economic prosperity through taxation or via charity from wealthier individuals to the less…

Peter and the Starcatcher

I went to go see Peter and the Starcatcher a few weeks ago, and it was quite different to any…

Cyrano de Bergerac Reflection

One of my strengths in acting is my voice – I feel like I have a powerful voice and that…

Rape Culture in India

Living as a privileged family in Singapore, we are relatively sheltered from issues that face millions of women around the…

Educational Poverty in Ladakh

Human Rights; the thirty indivisible, inalienable rights that we have agreed all humans are entitled to from birth. They are…

The Power of Words

For quite a while now, I’ve wanted to be an author when I grow up. I love studying the English language…

My Personal Statement

When I was younger, I used words such as “girl” and “cat-lover” when asked to describe myself. But these words…

1984 by George Orwell

Last Thursday, I entered the Esplanade theatre, excited and curious about the show I was about to see. Last Thursday,…

Frantic Assembly

Before the Easter break, we had a two-hour-long workshop with a theatre company called Frantic Assembly. Together, we did lots…

Australia’s Wildlife

A few days before leaving for my school expedition to Australia, a heartbreaking story emerged about 150 dead whales which…

Travelling

Coming from a family that travels multiple times a year, I can positively say that travelling is a huge part of my…

My Drama Monologue

https://drive.google.com/file/u/0/d/1Dzec9lXkCJ-u2mKXUWTNVRh9a8PbithR/view?usp=drive_web

Mandala Identity Essay

To fully understand Global Perspectives as a subject, we need to understand our own perspectives. This means considering gender, genetics,…

Perspectives on the Death Penalty; The Case of Kho Jabing

“Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders,” (Camus) In 2016, convicted murderer Kho Jabing was executed, “ending eight years…

Devised Journal – Drama Reflection

Describe the dramatic moment that seemed to make the most impact on the audience in your devised piece, and say…

Storytelling Journal – Drama Reflection

  How effective was the ending of your piece based on your chosen story? In your discussion you should refer…

Surrender

Surrender A girl, no older than eight, stands silent and alone, in the wake of the world. Her hair is…

Emergence of Modern Rap

Rap music: black thugs machine-gunning rape, violence, and crime monologues. Right? It’s not hard to see where these ideas about…

Reflections on Humanity in Santai

You’re in the cafe, waiting for a coffee, when you hear a throwaway comment from the person in front of…

Metamorphosis Journaling

So far in our Metamorphosis unit, we’ve been exploring creative interpretations – both our own and Berkoff’s (on Kafka’s original…

Christina Lau – My Life Now

After hearing Christina Lau, I find it is really interesting how one incident can change the rest of your life….

Mukul Deva – Writer’s Woes

Mukul Deva is an Indian author, who has written 16 books. In our Writer’s Fortnight Session, he taught us how…

Danny Raven Tan – His Story

Danny Raven Tan is an artist; who has lived through so much. He has survived finding his way as an…

Final DPers Post – Last Design

“Great design speaks clearly so that people don’t have to listen so hard,” Annika has helped me during this design…

Marc Nair – Itchy Eyes

I thought it was really interesting how Marc Nair decided to choose a path that is commonly perceived to be…

Steve Dawson – Quality Questions

Steve Dawson was the first of our guest speakers during writers fortnight. As s sports journalist, working for Fox News,…

Drama Journal Unit 3 – Metamorphosis

As we finish off our 2nd unit (Devised), we start our new unit: scripted. Our play is Metamorphosis by Franz…

Digital Perspectives Unit 2 – About Me Page Final Post

Hi! We’re in the last few weeks of Digital Perspectives, and we’ve just finished unit 2. In Unit 2, we…

Activities for Season 1 and Season 2

My activities this year: U19 Volleyball (Mon, Wed, Fri)  Sangudo via Compfight Volleyball Training Club (Mon, Wed) Marimbas (Fri) Flute…

PSE Learning So Far

This year in PSE, we’ve completed two units: 1. Organization and Adjusting to High School, and 2. Communication and Relationships….

GC Learning: Knit A Square

So far this year, I have been involved in the GC Knit-A-Square. In this GC, we spend our time knitting…

My Three Collaboration Rules

Do not dominate. Be honest and open.  Work hard.

Replika; A New Artificial Intelligence

This is Replika. She is AI that becomes you as you speak to her. And now, the question: Does Replika…

Displacement – Drama Unit 2

Recently we have been doing some physical, exploratory workshops to start off our new unit: displacement. In the first class,…

Drama Assessment 1 Journal Questions

How effective was the ending of your piece based on your chosen story? In your discussion you should refer to:…

Drama Personal Reflection – The Gruffalo

What worked? What didn’t work? During the creative process, we tried out many different strategies and techniques to try and…

DPers Client Specification Header

Of all five of the design principles, which do you feel your work BEST serves and why? (1-2 sentences only)…

NYAA first post

GPers – Nature v Nurture and My Identity

This unit, we have looked a lot about genetics and environment and how it impacts who we are. There are…

Cyberbullying + Internet Safety

Throughout the unit, I’ve realized that Cyberbullying is a serious issue in Singapore and in schools. We have watched lots…

Drama ATLs

Self Management persevere with an optimistic approach when faced with a challenge organise materials effectively manage time and meet deadlines…

Digital Perspectives: Dear Me

Dear Me, If you only remember one thing from Adam Grant’s talk, it should be that the world is not…

Digital Perspectives Discussion & Quotes

“I know how easy it is to find negativity and hurt on the internet but it is also through the…

Before and After: My Science Goals for P5: Heat and Particles

Right now, I’m feeling nervous, excited and confused towards our new unit. I’m curious about what we’re going to learn,…

“There exists within everyone a grand passion, an outlandish thirst for adventure, a desire to live boldly and vividly through…

My First Drama Lesson

I had my first drama lesson yesterday, and we did a lot of exercises and games to help us connect…

Myself as a Collaborator

What I value when working with others:  When working in a team, I really value focus. I need people to…

Hello world!

Welcome to your brand new blog at United World College of South East Asia Portfolios Sites. To get started, simply…

© 2020 Millie Alchin's Portfolio. Theme by Anders Norén.

Skip to toolbar