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Final ZIP Blog post

ZIP is coming to a close and I can proudly say this ZIP was a lot more productive than my ZIP last year. This year I was guided by the question of what makes an effective impromptu speech. I focused… Continue Reading →

ZIP DoL #3

Related to your learning evidence, what have you done to make retrieving information easier or more effective in class? Related to my last DoL, I said I would do some speeches in the halls to myself. I realized that wasn’t… Continue Reading →

ZIP DoL #2

Record a journal entry of how you used one of our in-class focus blocks. What did you accomplish during this time? What did you struggle with? What might be your next step in your next focus block? Set a Goal…. Continue Reading →

ZIP DoL #1

What specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering your inquiry question? How has it proved valuable? Explain. In class yesterday, I spent a little bit of time learning about the difference between a prepared speech and… Continue Reading →

ZIP 2019 Proposal

What factors and context create an impactful impromptu speech? Public speaking has always been a big part of my life. I always feel like I’m at home when I’m in front of an audience, presenting a speech I spent weeks… Continue Reading →

Wizard of Earthsea blog post #1

Ursula Le Guins’ The Wizard of Earthsea uses many literary devices to portray not only a story but also an image. Through her writing, I can see that she uses imagery and expanded moments to get her point across. She… Continue Reading →

A Wizard of Earthsea anticipation theme

Statement: People lose their identities when they pretend to be something their not. I deeply agree with this statement. There is never a way where we can truly be ourselves. Even though the final decision comes to us, social influence will… Continue Reading →

6 principles of being a 360 degree leader

Leadership plays a key role in all our lives; however, some people, myself included, believe it’s a position rather than a mindset. After watching John Maxwell’s, The 360 degree Leader, my opinion changed and I believe after practicing the principles… Continue Reading →

LACE interview

For my interview, I interviewed Ms. Maneli Nourbakhsh, a fashion and creative director as well as an educator. This fit with my dream job because I want to work in the field of fashion in the future but I’m still not… Continue Reading →

Harrison Bergeron

“The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal” (1). Through Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s short story “Harrison Bergeron”, we discover what an era of total equality looks like. This story was later adapted to a short film titled 2081. After… Continue Reading →

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