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Thursday, August 13, 2015

An Author and Storyteller!

     An author and storyteller, Matthew Dicks, came to Graded this week, and the most profound thing he talked about was how to develop a professional story. Especially the part where he reviewed the "five-second rule," this was an intense detail from his presentation because I have always overlooked this in the movies I watch, the stories I read and in the stories I have listened to. It basically means that all the GOOD stories out there are based around these five seconds where in the end the character realizes the opposite of these five seconds.
Something that was inspiring in his informative speech was how he explained to us that he didn't have any talent he just worked really hard which resulted in success. If I were to describe one core value that illustrate Mathew Dicks' life it would be perseverance. I chose this core value to describe him because no matter the fact that he died twice, or went to jail, got arrested, was unemployed, and had unhelpful parents he still went on and continued his job as a novelist. This is not only seen in him, many successful people, like Steve Jobs, have needed to persevere to continue their dream.
Not to mention, he has a growth mindset because he welcomes feedback to improve his work.
After listening to his special lifetime homework assignment, I decide to execute it. Having a writer's lens, like he explained, might come in handy one day.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Goal

Goals range you can chose from, being more athletic, more funny, a better pupil, anything really. From all these choices to choose from I agreed to one:
I will swim three a week maybe more if possible. I will warm up beforehand so I don’t over stretch anything. I will tally my score and lanes through my trainer.
This goal will make more successful at being an athlete because it establishes a routine I must follow. Which will require my commitment which will be turned into results. As for needing help, my trainer will guid me through the process.

A Glimpse of Me in Seven Lines

Social, Funny
Accelerated, Guided, Balanced
 Kinesthetic, pool, goals, Creator
 Writing, Maintained, Communicating
Intelligent, Creative
     For my poem, I wrote 16 words total, but those words reflected on both my human sides. If you are wondering, the first is related to my athletic/family life, the other represents my life at school. If I were to go into more depth, starting with my family/social life, I chose, "swimmer," because it's my favourite sport which I rehearse three times a week with my father, who was a junior Olympic water polo player. This gives me an incentive to swim and, of course, something to boast about. Furthermore, I added balanced to the poem because I try to stay objective between being an academic student and a social, funny, athletic person. The middle section of my poem represents my core. As learner I am more kinesthetic than anything else, pool speaks for itself, but goals needs a little explanation. As a person I try to set goals for myself almost everyday illustrating how I want to improve. These are goals like, "Swim three times a week," yet over time I improve in either being a better academic student or being a finer athlete.
     A core value that really demonstrated myself during the creation of my poem was, "reflector." I say this because I never really reflect myself on paper. Making this experience a little weird, yet important. I say important because if I don't reflect on myself from time to time on paper then how could express my feelings to people who are dear to me. that is why I chose, "reflector," as the core value for my poem.