Reflection After Job Shadowing / Future Career MultiMedia Presentations

I didn’t do job shadowing so I had to research what I wanted for a future job. The job I picked was to become a lawyer. In order for  me to become a lawyer I will have to go to law school and get my bachelor’s degree. I will have to work very hard and study. I will also have to work on my reading, speaking and argumentation skills while in college. I will also have to take Courses in political science and English it will help advance my skills and provide a medium for presenting facts and arguing positions. Taking those classes will help strengthen critical thinking skills and prepare for the LSAT. I would have to study for three years and earn a Juris doctor degree with those courses from civil procedure to property law. I would also have to learn legal writing because it is taught to conduct research in legal libraries and online. I would also have to pass the state bar exam is the equivalent of licensure for lawyers.  I think I did good on my presentation, I am proud that I finished I had enough slides to complete the project. I think I could had talked a little longer. If you do a presentation you always face the crowd and speak up and clearly so everybody can hear you. Also if you do a presentation you should never have your back turn to the crowd. And you should also put a lot of pictures.    I think I should had put a video in my presentation because I saw somebody put a video in their PowerPoint and it look pretty cool. I think I could had added more slides to my PowerPoint and I also think I should had explained it a little more.   I wish that I would have presented on the first day just to get it over with.   If I could present my presentation again I wouldn’t had my back turn to the crowd.  The easiest part of the presentation process was finding the pictures I was going to add. The hardest part of the presentation process was putting everything in order. Now that I have reflected on my presentation, I realize that I should talked longer.

 

Mock Interview Reflection

When I interviewed my classmate I felt like I had all the power. Because I had to ask them a lot of questions to see if they was the right person the job. Yes I do believe that seeing an interview from the employer’s perspective makes you more prepared because when you are the employer you already know what questions are going to be asked. So you will be already prepared for the job.  When I was being interviewed I felt a little nervous at first but by the time she asked the second question I was more confident about my self. Because I was able to answer all the questions. I Felt good about the responses I gave to the questions she asked me. The only question that was difficult to answer was when she asked me what was my strength and weakness. Because I didn’t know really know what to say.  If you ever go to a real job interview you should always make eye contact and shake their hand when you first meet them. You should also speak up and give clear answer to what He/she asks you. You should also never say umm or what, If He/ She asks you a question that you don’t understand.

 

Current News Reflection

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Freddie Gray was a 25 year old man who died from police brutally. He  severe and critical neck injury” while being transported “handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained” inside a police van.

Police officers arrested Gray on April 12. He slipped into a coma after suffering his injuries and died a week later.

According to Mosby’s narrative, the incident began when two police officers on bike patrol “made eye contact” with Gray, who then began to run.

Officers caught up to him, he surrendered and was placed on the ground, arms handcuffed behind his back. He said he couldn’t breathe and asked for an inhaler, “to no avail,” Mosby said.

Although police found a knife in Gray’s pants, it was a variety allowed by Maryland law, and police had no reason to detain him, the prosecutors said. Still, they called for a police transport van to take him away.

Once the van arrived, officers loaded Gray, in handcuffs, into the van. They did not put a seat belt on him, Mosby said.

Goodson drove the van and stopped the vehicle four times over the course of the approximately 40-minute ride. At the first stop, officers took Gray out, put shackles on his ankles and placed him — still handcuffed — headfirst and on his stomach in the back.

Reflection on 60 Second Shakespeare Script and Performance

We had to get into groups & act the play twelfth night. Each person in the group had a important role to play in the group. It was 5 people in my group. I think my group did good but I think if we had more time to  practice I think it would been a little bit better. Acting the play out it was kind of easy. We all had to say our role & show emotion when we was acting it out. My advice for other students doing group work is to just stay focus and try your best. and try to show some emotion. When I was doing the play I was very confident I wasn’t never at all. Watching my self on camera I thought I should had been standing up straight And I should had showed more emotion when I was acting my part out in the play we was performing. I remembered all of my lines because I didn’t had a lot to say. I only had to say 3 times out of the whole play. I think my group had the best performance out of everybody else group in my classroom. because my group was funny and everybody else group was boring.

Maleficent

For the 2014-2015 school year, the Drama Club at Joliet West High School has made a GI (group interpretation) of the well known story “Maleficent”. A group interpretation is a special type of performance made for the sole purpose of competition. Actors all wear the same clothing, props are banned along with off stages sound effects and music. The actors must use their bodies and work together to making the plain looking stage come alive as if the stage were decorated with props and scenery. A great creative skill is needed for the director to make use of what little is given to them. As I watched the performance, which is no more than 30 minutes, move along, I was surprised to see such professionalism and passion showed by all of the 15 high school students on stage. It almost seemed like I had gone to an actual theater to see a short. Overall, I was very impressed by what I saw and they greatly deserve the awards they were given as they used this performance in competition. I can’t wait to see what the people behind this work on next year, and how they will make an even greater performance than this years, Maleficent

Advice For Incoming Freshmen

Some advice for you is to come on time everyday you don’t want to get in trouble with the deans. in our school if your late so many times you get on the tardy card. You have to be on time to every single class every day for as long as your on it. An if your late to one of your classes you will have to go to iss.  And if you continue to be late you will start to fail all of your classes. You should also ask  the teacher if u are missing any assignments an if you are you should try to make it up so you wont fail the class.  You should also be a leader an not a follower, Meaning just be yourself an don’t try to be like everybody else. You should also stay after school for tutoring if you are struggling in any of your classes. Also make sure you always have your (ID) on at all times because the security guards will stop you an ask where is your (ID). And if you don’t have an (ID) you can go get a temporary (ID). Also make sure you pay all of your school fees on time an before time so when its time for you to graduate from high school you don’t have to worry about any money coming out of pocket. Also you should make sure you are polite and respectful to all of your teachers, Because you never know when you are going to need them an they could probably help you in the near future.

Plan Test

This Tuesday all the sophomore had to take the plan test. Some of it was easy but We didn’t have enough time to answer or read some of the sections in the test. For the read section I read the question first than looked back in the story. To save time we only received 20 minutes to answer 30 or 40 questions. It is always better to read the question first because you will know what to look for in the story. Also you should get a lot of rest and go to bed early at night. So you can focus in the morning for the big test. You should always try your best and take an educated guess if you are not sure. You should eat a good breakfast in the morning. Also you should practice subjects that you are not good at so you can become a little bit better at the subject.

Black History Month

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely considered the most influential leader of the American civil rights movement. He fought to overturn Jim Crow segregation laws and eliminate social and economic differences between blacks and whites.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in  the  United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded   African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.”

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Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th, known by many as the unluckiest day of the year. The origin of fears surrounding Friday the 13th is unclear. There is reportedly no written evidence of Friday the 13th superstition before the 19th century, but superstitions surrounding the number 13 date back to at least 1700 BC .

There has also been a longstanding myth that if 13 people dine together, one will die within a year. The myth comes from both the Last Supper, when Jesus dined with the 12 Apostles prior to his death, and a popular Norse myth, in which 11 close friends of the god Odin dine together only to have the 12-person party crashed by a 13th person, Loki, the god of evil and turmoil.

In fact, the number 13 has been considered cursed across the world for thousands of years. The number 12 is historically considered the number of completeness, while its older cousin, 13, has been seen as an outlier. There are 12 months of the year, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 hours of the clock, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 Apostles of Jesus, 12 Descendants of Muhammad Imams, among many incidences of the pattern historically.