Personal Statement 2018

This year has been a great as I have made a lot of progress with my academics and other aspects of my education. Before the obvious I also want to take about mentor time which has been nice. Mentor time is a time where we get some music and we just relax and do our own ting. With all the school stress mentor time is nice as we can relax and just clear our mind. Sometimes PSE was also nice as I can see the debates that would be going on during class and you can understand a lot of things. Even though sometimes PSE is sometimes annoying it was still nice to learn some things that we wouldn’t learn in other classes. I have shown growth in all my subjects this year and I am very proud of that. Not only in my grades also in my atl’s, and understanding. I am very happy and I also thank my teachers for everything for teaching me this year and I am looking forward to another year with my teachers. Also with the exams even though it was a bit stressful I feel that it was a great experience for us to get a warmup for next years final exams. It was a good idea and now I have had a better understanding for how to prepare and get ready. Also my growth in my activities has been great. I do 2 activities and they are swimming and marimbas. My growth in swimming has been out of the roof. I went so SEASAC this year and I am very happy that I had made it as I had to work very hard to make it there. Also at SNAGS I did very well with a lot personal bests. I also went to Nepal nationals and I am ranked 4th overall in Nepal and I am very happy. I also did Marimba and we did a few performances over the year and I feel that it has been a great year and I have had a great experience and after this year Mr Bradshaw is leaving and I am very sad as I have been doing Marimba since grade 4 and he has been a great teacher to work with. Also in service I was a part of the GC surfed. This year we raised nearly $7,000 and we have done a lot. We have done a lot to work and raise money for the people in Nias, Indonesia. We are trying to get a trip going there so we can work with the people there directly. Also we had the even Swimdonesia which we do every year and that was a success. I am also a part of the service Sun Dac where we work with old people who are a bit disabled and we play with them and we make them feel very happy. Playing with them and making them feel happy seeing that smile on their face makes me smile and happy and I feel that it is very fun to work with them. This year has been great and I am looking forward to grade 10.

Macbeth Act 1 Summary

Shakespear uses a lot of dramatic techniques in his writing. He uses dramatic irony a lot and also uses juxtaposition, aside, metaphor soliloquy etc. Shakespear also 2 ways to talk about Macbeth. Direct and indirect characterisation. An example with indirect characterisation is when in Act 1 Scene 2 where the captain talks very highly about Macbeth and how he is fearless and other things that are great about him. Direct characterisation is for example when Macbeth talks to Lady Macbeth it shows that he was doubting his choices to kill Duncan and shows how he is quite undecisive.

Should Video Games Be A Compulsory Subject?

There were a lot of ideas some bigs ones were making games specifically for people with ADHD for example. For example, people with no disabilities normally play games with a proactive point of view but people with ADHD might play with a reactive point of view. So if you make a game where you have to be proactive and plan ahead that would help them psychologically. So I think that’s good. But I really feel that they shouldn’t be compulsory. I think it would be fine to add the subject to play video games but it SHOULD NOT be compulsory as some people just don’t like it as a subject and won’t have as much as an impact as subjects like Math, Science etc.

Hard Works Triumphs Over Talent

People say that the key to Michael Phelps success is his physical attributes. He is 6 foot 4 inches, has a wingspan of 6 feet 7 inches and he also has huge palms and feet. It has also been proven that Michael Phelps doesn’t build up as much lactate as other normal people. People say that all these advantages are the reason why he is the best swimmer in history, but I feel that his dedication and hard work training is more important.


One of the main reasons that I feel this way is because of Michael Phelps work ethic when he used to swim 6 hours a day 6 times a week. If he knew that his physical attributes would make him win he wouldn’t have trained this much. In an interview with his coach Bob Bowman he said “leading up to Beijing Olympics in 2008 he didn’t miss a single training session, including his birthday, Christmas day etc.” After the 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps has realised that talents and past work will only get you so far. He also wasn’t training as much didn’t have the drive to swim and he was travelling around the world and not training. His teammate Tyler Clary said that Michael Phelps training was substandard. In London 2012 he underperformed, he didn’t win a medal in the 400 IM and he missed out on gold for the 200 butterfly which he had dominated for the last decade. This shows that hard work and dedication is really necessary to be the best.


Another reason why I feel Michael Phelps physical attributes is not the main reason why he is the best, he is the best because he sets goals. He knew exactly what he wanted to do, what he had to do to reach that goal and when he plans to reach it by. Michael Phelps said he has 5 steps to making and working towards a goal. Step 1 write down your goal, don’t just think what you want to do write it down so it’s somewhere and you can hold yourself accountable. Step 2 Place it somewhere prominent, you want to be seeing your goals all the time so you whenever you do something you think of those exact goals. Step 3 Write out what it will take, for example, if you want to improve your butterfly stroke think exactly what you need to work on so maybe your kick, or your stroke technique etc. Step 4 Work with your coach, this one work on your goals with somebody who can help you maybe your teacher, coach or even parent. Step 5 Bounce back, things won’t always go your way so instead of giving up bounce back and be better than before. Ironically, during Writer’s Fortnight we heard an author from India whose name is Chetan Bhagat said that there are 5 steps to success. Step 1 Setting a clear goal, Step 2 Reasons Behind that goal, Step 3 Finding the group, Step 4 detailed action plan and Step 5 faith. As you can see these 5 steps are all based on goals. As you can see this doesn’t only apply to swimming it also applies to other topics that are general to everyday life.


The last reason that I have is Michael Phelps does those little things that others don’t want to do. The first one that comes to mind is eating food. Michael Phelps used to eat like a monster. He used to eat 12,000 calories a day and the average human eats 2,000-2,700 calories a day. He made sure that he ate so he would always have the energy to swim. He didn’t eat junk food all the time because he knew it was unnecessary, he ate carbohydrates, proteins the nutrients you need. If you eat McDonald’s every day and you wonder why your friend is always beating you in races, I think you know why. Also when he would be close to big events like Olympics he wouldn’t go out partying and drinking alcohol all night. I’m not saying you should never have fun there is a time and place for that and partying before big events will affect you physically and mentally. Also getting enough sleep to recover that is important and Michael Phelps knew the importance of sleep. Michael Phelps said that he realised at a young age that when he didn’t get enough sleep he didn’t feel great so he always got enough sleep to have a proper recovery. These are some of the small things that Michael Phelps used to do that made him the best swimmer in history.


Overall physical attributes are important in sports, but it’s those other things like hard work, setting goals and working on those little things that make you the best that you can be. My main point is even if you are tall, have a massive wingspan, have the right genetics etc. That won’t matter if you don’t put in the effort. If you put somebody who has Phelps physical attributes but doesn’t train vs somebody without Phelps physical attributes but trains like him I feel that the person who trains like him will win 10/10 times. I end with a quote from Bob Bowman “work will always work”.

Dpers On Our Devices

1.) The topic that I got for most important was Information being secure so my question is, How can we keep information secure will still keeping the internet as public as it is?.

How I thought of that question was my partner said something that came up was government information being leaked so I thought that’s actually a really big topic especially being about government information.

I feel that this question brings further dialogue because you can make the internet more secure by restricting a lot of the functions but the question says being a public as it is now, so that’s why it is going to be hard to try to have more ways to protect information while not restricting too many functions.

With this question, we will have to avoid the logical fallacy which is fallacy fallacy. Because with this there may not be as much things to support it with, but I feel that it is a good point.

I feel that this question is relevant because nowadays skilled hackers can get into anything and if they have something very personal than they should try to avoid it.


User Manual For Hamza

What I value when working with other people is getting the work done and doing the work according to our strengths and weaknesses.

The #1 thing you can do to support me is to tell me when I’m being too annoying or going overboard with anything.

When it comes to tech I’m good at video games, laptop things, Internet. I need to get better at digital organisations.

Somethings that people misunderstand about me is sometimes I get very loud and that doesn’t always mean I am angry.

I think of myself as more extroverted in group work but you may notice sometimes I am more introverted just depends n how I am feeling and who I am working with.


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