Whats going on? Well it's good to hear from you. It's good that your friends help keep you in school. My friends do a great deal for me too. All my friends also go to the University of Minnesota so I'm glad I can be here with my friends. TUPAC! I like Tupac's songs also. So what else do you like to do? Are you planning on coming to college someday? If so what do you want to be? And do you feel your school does a good job of preparing you for college? Well hope to hear from you again. Thank You!
How are you doing? Well I'm good. Well thanks for responding to my BLOG entry. Well I currently live with friends right now and they all help encourage me to go to school. I actually didn't think I was coming to college until my senior year in High School. Then my friends persuaded me to come. At first I wasn't to excited but after the orientation I was glad I chose to come to college. So, I guess I was excited. Now that school has actually started I'm starting to hate it, but I continue to work hard and hopefully someday I'll make a lot of money. Well for right now my major is undecided, but I'm leaning towards a Biology undergraduate major. Or hopefully I'll transfer after three years into a dental school, where I can learn how to be a dentist.
Well enough about me, if you do go to college, what are you planning to major in? Does it seem like your school is preparing you for college, explain? Other than that I'd like to know about your friends? Do they help motivate you to go to school? If so, how? Well that's it for now. Thanks
Hi! What's up Yang? To answer your questions-my favorite subjects in school are Biology and Math also. I don't really like studying but it's a must. So, prepare yourself for long boring hours of reading and writing.
Its good to hear that you someday would like to come to college. It's also good to hear that you have dreams of becoming something. I once wanted to be a vet also, it seems like a lot work but it's achievable.
What are your friends like? Do they help motivate you to go to school and achieve? What kind of clothes do you like to wear? Do you feel like you fit in your school? What are your teachers like? Are they fun? Who's your favorite teacher? Well please try to answer these questions for me. Thank You!
-Hello, my name is Pheng Her. I am a freshman at the University of Minnesota, and I am currently enrolled at the General College. I came from a family of nine kids, in the east side of St.Paul. I graduated in the summer of 2005 from Harding High School. I am in college today because I see it as a way to obtain a well paying job, and hopefully it's a path to a better and happier future.
-Mainly I want to know about you. Name, where you grew up, things you like to do, how your friends are, etc...
-Another thing is as a student at Lincoln is; what do you think about your school (environment, friends, safety issues etc...), do you see a lot of violence in your neighborhoods, and do you think it affects your ability to get an education. One more thing is, when you encounter a problem dealing with school issues do you know your options of where to get help, and and how to get help.
-I think this essay is a little bit of a challenge, mainly because I dont really know how the kids at Lincoln are doing, and how they feel about their school. So this essay is mainly going to be facts I find on the internet, and how I think they feel. So I think that as soon as we start emailing or talking to each other this essay will be much easiler. I also think that if we don't get to talk to the kids there we won't really know how they feel, and we won't know what they do with their free time.
- My first draft is really bad, I can just tell because after I posted the first draft, I went back and read my paper, it didn't even make sense to me, and i was the one who wrote the paper, funny huh? But hopefully the final draft ends up better than the first one.
Friends, and family are a major role in children’s education. They can either influence the children in a positive or negative way. In the story we read “School Girls vs. Home Girl” her friends were influencing her in a negative way that kept her from achieving academically. For example her friends would call her a white girl if she succeeded in school, and you can actually see it through out the story when she calls this other girl, a white girl because she was doing well in school. I think that this might somehow be the same case at Lincoln. Where they don’t really see education as an escape route from where they are at.
I feel my middle school experience was nothing like that. Even though my middle school was about 50 percent asian students, it didn’t really matter much. And we didn’t even think about calling each other white, or other names just because one of us was doing well in school. I feel that my friends through out middle school and high school was the main reason why I actually stayed in school. Yeah, we would ditch school a couple times once in a while, but they are the people who helped challenge me and they made school a better environment, where we can all hang out as well as get an education.
-I'm looking forward to working with these kids from Willard and Jordan. It seems like a lot of fun, and hopefully it'll benefit me in someways. I think that I could actually learn a lot from this project, like I will learn how the kids spend their free time, and what they do for fun. Their neighborhood may have a bad rep. but I know that not all of the kids will be bad. Hopefully this project turns out to be a good experience.
-About the second essay, since it's been pushed back a week, will the rest of the semester be kind of packed, like will we have to do more in a shorter amount of time? I was just wondering so I can prepare myself that's all.
- I gotta B+ in this class, which is pretty good, my goal was to get an A so I'll work harder and hopefully I'll be able to get an A for the semster.
-I'm looking forward to the conference tomorrow, kinda nervous and clueless on what I'm suppose to talk to you about, Hopefully it all goes well, and hopefully I won't forget about it.
- I think the Using Sources Worksheet really help me better understand the purpose of citing sources, it also helped me understand how to actually cite sources, which was really confusing to me before the worksheet.This paper worksheet and exercise will definitely come in handy in the future, and will definitely improve my writings.
- Another thing that I found really interesting was the reading on North Minneapolis. The facts on that reading was really alarming and kind of scary as well. But as we go in deeper to the situation it won't be as scary, because the place where I live is almost the same and you don't really notice all the things they mention.
- I'm also looking forward to the pen pal project thing. It seems fun, I remember doing this once when I was in elementary school, but we did international pen pals.
-In LaRhonda's story it seems like she is a very smart girl, but she feels as though she has a priority to take care of her family first. Through out the story they say that LaRhonda is very bright and she has really good leadership skills but they also say how she is being held down educationally because of outside causes. Which they are referring to her family and her siblings. In a way I feel that LaRhonda is doing a good thing but she can also try a little harder to do better in school as well. Also in this story LaRhonda is an African American girl, and because of that she is portrayed to be the "junior mom" that takes care of the siblings, but they mention that the boys in the family doesn't have to take care of the family, which I think is kind of weird because men are usually the head of a family. In this story LaRhonda feels as though school teachers are putting her up against her family and she says that she clearly knows the winner of that situation which is her family.
-In the second story Superman and Me, this guy Shermin feels as though because of his skin and nationality that it isn't important for him to be well educated. He says that the elders dont really expect much from them because they are given a really low standard and as long as you reach that certain standard you are okay with everyone, even if the standard is really low. But in this story Shermin learns to read by himself and he is fascinated by the idea of reading and writing. He overcame school and eventually became a really good writer. I feel this story is really inspiring to future writers because this story is really well written.