In creative writing class at the beginning of the school year, we wrote a letter to our future selves saying what we hope we accomplish this year and what our goals for this year were. I learned that I had very high expectations for myself and I so did not met those expectations! Typical me. But seriously tho my goals for myself were get all As, make dance company, get my drivers license, go on a date, and to come closer to Christ.
I only achieved not even half of those goals. Which makes me disappointed in myself. I expected so much of myself and I didn’t even do hardly anything this year. When I reflect back on this year I didn’t make my sophomore year as great as I would have hoped so I’m gonna use this as a lesson to make my jonior year successful and acmplish my goals and expectations that I have set for myself. It will make my high school experience more successful, exciting, and memorable experience with no regrets. I don’t want to look back on high school and have a check list of things I wanted to accomplish and I never did. I don’t want to be a bad example to my siblings of how to set goals for yourself and acually archive them. I’m gonna change and next year will be a better year and a more successful year.
The policemen bent down and got on one knee. He told me and my siblings about what had happened. My brother Jonny and my sister Mary both started to cry. But didn’t. I don’t know if I’ve got a cold heart or that I just didn’t care about my parents as much as I thought I did but I just stood there in utter shock. “It can’t be. There’s no way, it doesn’t make sense” I know my parents are still alive I can feel it. I tried to figure out a way to get back inside but the cops wouldn’t let anyone through them. I’ve got to find out if those are my parents dead inside my own house. I’m not going to accept the fact that my parents are dead. I’m not going to believe this. So I made a run for it. The cops saw me and started to run after me. They were starting to gain on me. But I just need to know what really happened to my parents. I need to find out for myself. I finally made it inside there was clearly a crime sense right at my feet. There were two people lying on the ground dead. But those aren’t my parents.
He held me close and tight in his arms knowing that this was the last time we will be able to see each other for the next two years. This moment was heartbreaking, comforting and yet almost embarable. I was cherishing every second I had left with him because I know our time is short. We both new that each goodbye was one closer to our last goodbye. We didn’t know our last goodbye would come so soon. It’s so cereal that I can’t even comprehend it. I cried on his shoulder and I had made a puddle of tears on his shoulder. I held my breath hoping and praying that this goodbye wouldn’t be our last. But in the back of my mind I new it was. That’s not to much to ask right?
Because darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream. I’m a devil in disguise. One day I’m gonna be yours and then the next I’m gone. Your gonna wish you held me close. Because darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a day dream. Your gonna wake up and realize that I’m gone and that you can’t do anything about it. I’m gone forever. There’s no rewinding or second chances. You had your chance. You waisted it. Not my problem. I’m gonna move on, and you should to. you may think I’m your dream girl. But really I’m your worst nightmare. Because darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.
So there weren’t any writing contests left to enter in so I just decided to do an writing contest post instead. I would love some feedback on this essay. Thanks guys!
Cheating in schools
There are many controversies about students cheating in school. Teachers don’t tend to look for cheating they just simply say no cheating and that’s the end of that. At least that’s how it is at my school anyways. There is more cheating now days because for us students it gets esaier and esaier to get anyway with cheating then it was back then. There’s been a lack of supervision of teachers during tests. There to busy on there computer or doing something else and not obsorving the test takers.
A recent study shows that more students are cheating — and that many are cheating not just to survive, but to thrive.In the article “Studies Find More Students Cheating, With High Achievers No Exception,” Richard Perez-Pena writes: Large-scale cheating has been uncovered over the last year at some of the nation’s most competitive schools, like Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, the Air Force Academy and, most recently, Harvard.
Studies of student behavior and attitudes show that a majority of students violate standards of academic integrity to some degree, and that high achievers are just as likely to do it as others. Moreover, there is evidence that the problem has worsened over the last few decades.
Experts say the reasons are relatively simple: Cheating has become easier and more widely tolerated, and both schools and parents have failed to give students strong, repetitive messages about what is allowed and what is prohibited.
…“There have always been struggling students who cheat to survive,” said [Donald L. McCabe, a professor at the Rutgers University Business School, and a leading researcher on cheating], but more and more, there are students at the top who cheat to thrive.”
So far on my genius hour project I have fun shied choreographing my solo. I’ve cut bits and peices in and out but I have finally gotten to my final product. The choreography has been approved by my dance teacher and she gavee a few tips to help me with my technique. I Recently performed it at a practice competition and got some pretty good feedback about my performance. I’m not really struggling with anything there’s little things like technique I have to fix but other than that there’s no problem. I’ve got my 1st real solo competition at thanksgiving point on Thursday and I hope to win overal high point.
For my Genius Hour project I am doing something that I am very passionate about and love doing on a daily bases. I am a dancer, I express myself and my emotions by movement. I love to dance and I’ve never really choreographed a dance just for myself. So, I’ve decided to choreograph a solo for me then video it and then show that video to the class and then get to perform my solo at a dance competition.
The world today especially teens have a problem with expressing themselves and there emotions or showing who they really are. I want to show people to do what you love and to go out and express yourself. And to also be yourself and no one else. Let your light shine through. Find ways to express yourself and do what you love and love what you do. That’s my message that I want to get across from this project