The personal persuasive essay was by hands down the best essay I have written and also the most enjoyable to write. This was the only essay that I felt that I was just talking on paper and it was the only essay that I can see myself actually saying the words that I said in my paper. The fact that it was so natural to me is the reason why I enjoy it so much, it’s not something I had to research and it all came from me, I was the only source. From this paper I learned the art of convincing, now I can sweet talk my way in person when I’m talking to someone but it’s hard to do it on paper where you can’t read off a person to see their reaction. You have to know your audience well so that you can anticipate what they need to hear without you being
There are many factors that shape us into who we are, and who we will become. Some of these factors we can control, while others we cannot. While we are born into many traits of our identities, much of our other behavior is learned. My identity, for example, is “based not only on responses to the question ‘Who am I?’ but also on responses to the question ‘Who am I in relation to others?’” (Allen, 2011, p. 11). My identity and the question of who I am, are both influenced by many aspects of my life, including my hometown, my family, my friends, and my beliefs and moral values.
There is a lot of things that I have learned about myself in the past few weeks of this course. I have learned many things about myself that I would have never known if it was not for this course. I have learned about my; self concept, attitudes and feelings. I have also learned about social influence, group dynamics and relationships. I learned about myself and how to describe the way that I am and the way that I think.
A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects. Family, culture, friends, personal interests and surrounding environments are all factors that tend to help shape a person’s identity. Some factors may have more of an influence than others and some may not have any influence at all. As a person grows up in a family, they are influenced by many aspects of their life. Family and culture may influence a person’s sense of responsibilities, ethics and morals, tastes in music, humor and sports, and many other aspects of life. Friends and surrounding environments may influence a person’s taste in clothing, music, speech, and social activities. Personal interests are what truly set individuals apart. An individual is not a puppet
At Githens Middle School, I was able to design and set in motion a plan that is able to help students of all backgrounds do better in school. It challenges the students to set goals, create new skills and make new friends with positive students. I was able to help four girls (both African American and Latina/ Hispanic) do significantly well when using “An Even Better Me.” I also helped three girls (African American Latina/ Hispanic) who did better than what they started out, but not good enough to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, I lost 1 girl (African American) due to the fact that she did not complete the program. She did not complete it because she transferred to another school. However, when she was in the program she was not making
What differentiates me from the thousands of other hopeful students applying to colleges across the nation. Why am I any different than the average high school student writing the same college essay that ultimately determines our future? The answer being my background and identity that originate from those around me. Family and friends have personally affected me in constructive ways through learned experiences and lessons as well as my taught beliefs. I am the physical and ideological embodiment of those who’ve been a part of my life.
Have you ever wondered how an author can pick a few words to get people interested in their book? Me before You is the title of the book by Jojo Moyes. It is about a man Will who gets hit by a motorbike and becomes a quadriplegic. That means he is paralyzed from the collarbone down, yet he can raise his hands enough to control his wheelchair. Lou becomes his caretaker and after she finds out that Will has planned in six months to take his life she does not know if she can be a part of that. So she plans to fill these last months to the brink in trying to get him to change his mind. Louisa was probably the only person other Nathan his nurse to make him laugh and smile. In the end, Louisa hopes that Will will change his mind as for how much growing
Over the years, I have strived to learn and experience as much as possible. My extracurriculars and activities have given me the ability to grow as a person. I have become a better public speaker, which was achieved through my engineering capstone class where my partners and I were tasked with presenting in front of multiple crowds, of different
Sometimes a person may feel that they have no purpose in life. Finding out who you are just takes the time of sitting down and thinking of the importance in your life. Who am I? I am Mercedes Kimberly Kingston, and I am a person with different personalities, characteristics, and identities. The many ways, in which I identify myself, in fact, are the ways that define who I am. My Identity is something only I can fully define. I have a little brother, which makes me a sister; I have two loving parents, which makes me a daughter; I am in college studying medicine, which makes me a student; and I have wonderful friends in desperate need of support, which makes me a wonderful best friend.
School, to me and among many peers of my age, is not a distant term. I have spent one-third of my life time sitting in classrooms, every week since I was seven years old. After spending this much time in school, many things and experiences that happened there have left their mark in my memory. Some are small incidences while some have had a great impact on me. However, regardless the degree of significance, things that happened all contributed to shape the person that I am now.
The content of a 110 student’s paper includes the personal narrative, the universal, and the academic. I’ve tried to explain the prompt a dozen different ways , but the one that has the best track record is this one: “Think of a moment where you had an epiphany about life and what it meant to live it...what it meant to be you and why it meant that...something you learned about yourself that may benefit others in the telling.” It sounds pretty good, but it’s still inadequate. It still elicits
There are three very important aspects that play a major rule in my life. They can be categorized as intellectual, social, and spiritual. My intellectual self is interesting because I am mainly right-brained which means that I tend to use my creativity more than my mathematical skills, also making me a visual learner. My social self consists of friends, family, and my surroundings. I spend most of my time at home with my family. Whenever I am with my friends, I observe their behaviors and listen to their opinions. I am more of an independent type of person. Being with different people has influenced me into appreciating different cultures and beliefs. I have learned things that have now been incorporated into my own set of beliefs and
Nothing quite encapsulates the naivete of the white moderate quite like the absurd arguments that “I’m color-blind. I don’t see race.” or that “I’m not a feminist, I’m an egalitarian.” To attempt to take issues of identity like racism and sexism head-on while simultaneously denying their existence and effects is a self-defeating measure in the extreme. Those who insist that activist groups like Black Lives Matter and the Women's March are guilty of placing themselves on a pedestal and ignoring the plight of others are willfully missing the point. This pernicious idea is a hydra that rears its head in a multitude of ways, responding to one of its public faces being made a fool of by spawning two more. Anyone who honestly believes that racism would go away if black people would just stop attempting to bring it into the public discourse, that sexual harassment would vanish if women stopped confronting their abusers, or that disabled people would be happier cloistered is at best passively bound to their prejudices and at worst an unrepentant bigot of every stripe. Confronting entrenched discriminatory practices predicated upon an assigned identity while simultaneously pretending that those identities have no bearing on individual behavior or treatment is absurd. Moving forward, all those who wish to confront issues of discrimination and bigotry in good faith must do so through their marginalized status, not in spite of it. If you refuse to proudly stand up for yourself and your