Practice Essay Feedback

1a) Include your question: Should have a clear line of inquiry though-out essay

1b) Consider incorporating one/a few of the course concepts into your line of inquiry

2a) Structure – Take The Time To Introduce Your Text: Introduce the test and the writer, contextualise it to show the reasoning your your line on inquiry

2b) Should be able to see a cohesive thread sewn through your essay (clear line of inquiry)

2c) Structure – Having Topic Sentiences That Answer The Question:

  • Don’t Mention Techniques
    • Eg: Schlink draws further on the idea of national guilt through the portrayal of the protagonists identities

2d) Structure – Be Selective: Only include moments which will help you answer the question

2e) See writers name throughout response. Assume reader knows the story. Don’t retell it

3b) Formatting Questions: Be consistant when talking about formatting questions. Quotations must be less than one line or indented

4a) Secondary Reading: Take it from reputable and relevant resources

  • Let the experts speak for you
    • Eg: Levi’s testimony has been described a covering  ‘humanity in extremis’ (Jacobson 2019)
  • Expand and challenge it
    • Eg: One Writer suggested that duffy’s collection was ‘remanism in the extreame.’ (Bagri 2020:17) This inflammatory assertion neglects the complexities of the collection.

 

Goal: Write more words, don’t add to many rhetorical questions, focus more on the text, plan for each paragraph, add in context, use secondary resources.

 

In The Heart Of Robin Hood Reflection 1

Near the beginning of the year, I was chosen to be part of the drama production, “In The Heart Of Robin Hood”, cast. This was a pretty big deal for me, even though I don’t have a speaking role. I’ve been auditioning for the High School productions for a couple of years, but unfortunately I haven’t been to lucky in the past.

I really enjoyed my first day of working on the production, though it was not what I expected. On the first day we did a read though of the play. I was not expecting this at all. I knew we had to read through the play beforehand, but doing a read through was a completely new experience for me. I really enjoyed it though as I want to gain experience of being in a production. I want to go into the acting industry.

Drama Rehearsal Reflection

December 2018 Magnolia Theatre at the Lincoln Center Fort Collins CO

I choose this photo as I was able to join the drama production “In The Heart Of Robing Hood” this year. I feel quite proud of myself for joining the production as I haven’t been successful in landing a role in the past. This just showed me that my perseverance and determination is paying off. I’m slowly improving my acting skills. Another reason why I’m proud of myself for doing this is because I have stage fright. Performing on stage is defiantly a challenge for me and is pushing me a little bit out of my comfort zone. A few of years ago, I wouldn’t have even consider auditioning for plays

CAS Reflection

What has been the biggest challenge within CAS so far? What might you do to improve this?

One of the biggest challenges I’m having so far with CAS is my time management. I have at least 1 CAS requirement everyday after school, except for Monday (including my tuition on Wednesdays). All these requirements end around 5:30, maybe even a little later. This leaves me with less time to do my HW. This also forces me to try and manage my time better, which I have trouble with. It hasn’t provided me with to much trouble yet, but as the year continues, my lac of time management will affect me as the HW and assessments pile up. Something I might do to improve this is to start the HW the day I get it if I have time. This way I won’t be as stressed when the deadline for the HW/assessment comes.

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CAS Planning

What aspects of CAS are you looking forward to?

I am looking forward to the Creativity aspect of CAS. This is because I love to do things related to the arts, like music, pottery, drawing, painting, and the like. I have even been learning how to play the guitar, though I am thinking of learning how to play the acoustic instead of classical guitar this year. I find creating very enthralling as I don’t see it as work. It can help give my mind a break from all the school drama. I am also looking forward to the Activity aspect of CAS. I have been learning a type of martial arts called Kali since I was in grade 6. It is something I really enjoy and participate in every Saturday. I am going to try and attend twice a week this year. This is what I am going to do for my Activity.

How might you plan your year of CAS in order to maintain balance?

As I will have no time no time after school if I get into the HS Drama production, I will join a local or global service that runs during lunch. This way it doesn’t clash with my after school priorities, like my tutors (and hopefully the drama production). If if don’t get into the HS Drama production this year, I will be doing my creative part of CAS during term 3&4. I will have more time to join an after school creative activity then. As for the Activity part of CAS, I will continue to do the martial arts class I attend every Saturday.

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CAS Planning

What aspects of CAS are you looking forward to?

I am looking forward to the Creativity aspect of CAS. This is because I love to do things related to the arts, like music, pottery, drawing, painting, and the like. I have even been learning how to play the guitar, though I am thinking of learning how to play the acoustic instead of classical guitar this year. I find creating very enthralling as I don’t see it as work. It can help give my mind a break from all the school drama. I am also looking forward to the Activity aspect of CAS. I have been learning a type of martial arts called Kali since I was in grade 6. It is something I really enjoy and participate in every Saturday. I am going to try and attend twice a week this year. This is what I am going to do for my Activity.

How might you plan your year of CAS in order to maintain balance?

As I will have no time no time after school if I get into the HS Drama production, I will join a local or global service that runs during lunch. This way it doesn’t clash with my after school priorities, like my tutors (and hopefully the drama production). If if don’t get into the HS Drama production this year, I will be doing my creative part of CAS during term 3&4. I will have more time to join an after school creative activity then. As for the Activity part of CAS, I will continue to do the martial arts class I attend every Saturday.

Maths and Me: Student Homework

What might be some of the feelings that you associate with mathematics?
How do you feel about starting this course and why?

One feeling I associate with with mathematics is satisfaction. This is because I like knowing I got something right, especially if it is something I used to frequently struggle with in the past (like the venn-diagrams). It also means I now understand what I’m doing and can do it without any additional help. Another feeling I associate with math is puzzlement. There will definitely be some aspects of math we don’t understand and questions where we have to think about the type of equation to use.

I’m looking forward to starting this course as I want to be able to see how I can apply math to real life situations and perhaps link it to other subjects. As I am also taking Biology and ESS, taking this course will help me in those other subjects.

How do you like to learn mathematics?

I learn best if I see things visually. It helps give me a better understanding about what I should do in different situations (goes for all subjects). When learning, I also like to try and work things out for myself before I ask anyone for help. If I’m truly stuck, I will ask my peers or the teacher for help.

Which one of the following skills is your biggest strength in learning mathematics?
Which one might be the biggest area of focus for your mathematics in the first few weeks of Grade 11?

I am very persistent when it comes to learning math. As I mentioned earlier, I like to try and solve math problems on my own. I rarely ever give up trying to solve a math problem, unless I know for a fact that I am not getting anywhere on my own and still don’t understand despite getting parental help. Even then, I would wait to ask my teacher or my tutor next time I see them to help me with the question.

I would like to improve my critical thinking.