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From the Creator
So far, for my research I think I have looked into many different topics but I need to synthesize my research now. I have enough info that I can have many different sections. Next week, I will dig deeper into this topic.
This week, for my expedition I have started working on a survey for data on my research. I have also researched about why people are so attracted to video games can be attractive. They are attracted to them so much because people want to experience what they can’t do in real life and feel the exhilaration without actually leaving their couch. Often, the more exotic and gripping game you make, the more fun it is.
On the first day back from Winter break, I made 3 goals that will stay with me throughout the year and make me a better person. These goals are things that I have always thought were a problem so they will be my goals for this year..
My first goal is to concentrate more in class. I can already concentrate well, but if there is a small distraction, I turn my attention on it. This is bad because I cannot stay focused on one thing for a whole lesson. This goal will help me stay focused for the whole time without averting my attention. If I achieve my goal, my learning pace should quicken and therefore I can learn more.
My second goal is to try harder. I think I try well enough in class but I think I can still be better, The reason is that I tend to not try my best sometimes and only do the bare minimum. This year, I have decided to go above what is expected from me, if possible. This goal will help me show my true strength in some of my best subjects when I don’t normally try hard enough.
My third goal is to be organized. Sometimes I forget to do things or bring things to school. If I am more organized, I can be more successful by knowing when there are MAP tests so I can study for it. This can affect my learning greatly because then I can remember everything from a class and write it down instead of just absorbing the information then forgetting.
Overall, if I achieve all these goals, I think my grades will improve drastically and I will be smarter.
Last month, in December we had a persuasive speech topic. My speech was about climate change, which I think is a problem right now.
I think my hook worked really well because it was interesting. I feel it hooked people like a hook should. But, I should have included more expression. My biggest problem was that I was expressionless. If I had actually smiled or sounded excited, I might have been more successful in convincing the audience. Also, my research and persuasive language usage was minimal. I didn’t have good supporting evidence that helped me prove my point. My media (slides) were my best, in my opinion.
Overall, I could have done better than what I did.
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Last week, we had a mini exhibition where we show stuff about ourselves including art. I think I tried to try my best but I lacked the determination to push through. I was thinking “I suck at art, even if I try my best the product will be worthless.” all the time. Maybe if I had higher self-esteem when it comes to art, I might have done better. I should have tried way harder to draw because even though I was trying, I should have pushed myself harder, to the limit.
This year has really been hectic! When I moved back Hong Kong, I wasn’t worried about fitting in because I already had friends. I was right. I made new friends as well as my old mates. I think my grades are okay also. I also like coding and I would like to make my exhibition about it (interest). Since I am fitting in okay, I am not worried.
I tried hard but I should have managed my time better because sometimes I left stuff for the last minute then stayed up really late doing it. I need to have a timetable to set when to do tasks for when and up to what point I should do it until. I was creative in what I did but I must work my best because sometimes I rush it to last minute. When that happens then the quality of my music goes way down. If I work on these things then the quality of my homework will improve rapidly.
Last week, in PA, we had to develop a piece of music to perform to the whole class. Blues is a very expressive style of music that shows your feelings and emotion in rhyme and song. I think our blues piece could have been better because we messed up a little and did not have many emotions in it. We all definitely tried the best we could do. Everything can be better with practice (which we didn’t do much) so we have to find time to practice more next time. We didn’t have a chorus nor did we have improv. We did not set any goals which is also bad. In fact, we didn’t use the ATL skills much but we still we tried our best.
Overall, we could have done better with everything, even at our best. Practice makes perfect, I guess.
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Plastic-Free Seas is an organization dedicated to cleaning up Hong Kong beaches and increasing awareness of this problem. They want more people to help with beach cleanups or having better habits in general. They also want to educate kids about the problem and get them to take action.
Most plastics that get cleaned up are visible to the naked eye. The problem is that there are also massive quantities of micro-plastics. This is dangerous for humans since fish eat micro-plastics and humans eat fish. The people at Plastic-Free Seas care a lot about the ecosystem in Hong Kong.
It is clear that they want the pollution to not get any worse. Microplastics are so small they are invisible to the naked eye. Thus, fish being eaten by humans that have micro-plastics in them may look healthy but it is not. Little do they know that they are eating plastics.
Plastic-Free Seas are passionate people who want to spread the word about saving the seas and making them plastic free. The challenge is that they may not get their message across to others who are too lazy to help out the ecosystem. You can help be participating in one of their beach cleanups.
Recently, I was approved by Ms. Zoe to start researching. My topic is “Coding and game design”. I envision making my RPG (Role Playing Game) that everyone can sample and describe the making of it. I want to have a big signboard with explanations of famous games. I think this will be a big hit for people because I will be showing them things they never knew about some classic games.