I contribute to the greatness of America
I don’t swear, I don’t punch, I don’t discriminate
I make the US great
I know to the facts, but I have my own opinions
I respect the US
She gives me greater opportunities
She gives us all opportunities
Those opportunities determine whether we make her great or not
All are different
All have different skin colors, All have different races, All have different cultures, All have different beliefs
Living in the same country
Protesting or following the same leader
Yet, treated differently because of those differences
Not being free in a free country
Those differences, in the end, are what unite us all so she could be great
To be an American means that you are a hard worker and don't give up on your dreams. "The American Life" is a life where you work hard and get what you want because you worked hard to get. But maybe the "The American Life" is just a fantasy that will never happen for some. To be an American means that you work twice as hard as everybody else and are better than they are and if somebody is better than you, you beat them as well. To be an American also means that you have the right to say what you want to say. The American Life aside from a fantasy, can also be a goal that most work hard to achieve. As an American (in the United States), you have more opportunities to take.
My score for this essay was a 5 and a 5.
This project was inspired by the creativity of children. The rose represents innocence or children while the animals portray adults. And the little prince is a presentation of creativity. The animals are a threat to the rose, just like adults are a threat tit he creativity of children. Creativity, (the little prince), flies farther away as the animals ,(adults/adulthood), come closer.
The person is thinking about that the image is that is, according to Descartes' philosophy, doubt.We don't know really what the picture is (the figure that looks like a cloud), which is nor an irrefutable truth, it is a doubt. The irrefutable truth is that we all think. We are all thinking about that the image could be which is true without a doubt.We all think, smell, taste, and hear, what we smell, think, taste and hear is different because of authority, culture, and tradition.
The abstraction illustration above represents our universal topic, order. Order is expressed above because of how neat and orderly the art looks, there are is no splatter paint, curves, or shapes piling on top of each other. The art piece was also inspired by the things in our ladder, which were, 1.bass clarinet, 2.clarinet, 3.band, 4.instruments, 5. rhythm 6.melody, 7.music, 8.order. The illustration at the top left hand corner was inspired by the bass clarinet, and the illustration right under it, represents the keys from the clarinet. The colors used are inspired by the different ways music makes people feel. Such as yellow, it represents a happy and optimistic color, but the dark green seems to be more of a gloomy, sad, and angry color. The white part represents the purity of music.
The true meaning of Descartes' quote, "I think therefore I am", or, "Cogito Ergo Sum", is that if you ever doubt your existence and wonder, "Do I really exist? Is this the real world or am I just dreaming?", if these questions are ever asked in your mind, then that proves that you really do exist.
Growth vs. Fixed
The research of Carol Dweck, a psychology research professor, has contributed over time to schools, sports, academics, successes, as well as non-successes. In Dweck’s research we learn how a growth mindset will take you farther in life than a fixed mindset. Further on, we learn specifically how the research of Carol had a contribution towards the world. According to Dweck, a fixed mindset is when they believe that they are capable of doing so much that they stop there. That is their comfort zone, so they won’t take any risks because of their fear of making any misconceptions or of feeling defeated by their own failure. Based on the research of Dweck, we can infer that fixed mindsets have a goal for themselves and stop once they reach that target. Likewise, if there are obstacles in the way of their ambition they will stop there as a result of them not accepting a challenge. Despite having a fixed mindset, a person over time can shape into a growth mindset. In an article based off of Carol’s analysis, it declares that she contributed her research into helping a British soccer team on reaching their full potential. The team was focused on a fixed mindset. They felt that they didn't need to practice, and that they were fine without it because they were that good, according to Dweck. Over time, however, the soccer team reached their full potential and their performance was increased a lot more then when they had a fixed mindset.A growth mindset, according to Dweck, contributes fuel when the person is setback by a mistake. For instance, in an article it shows how Dweck and her research group went to an elementary school to experiment on kids who had been labeled as “helpless”. Here is a quote from the article that shows what they did, “Through a series of exercises, the experimenters trained half the students to chalk up their errors to insufficient effort, and encouraged them to keep going. Those children learned to persist in the face of failure—and to succeed.” This indicates how fuel was contributed in order to face those setbacks. According to the article entitled “The Effort Effect”, psychology professor Lee Ross presented the attribution theory which exercises with the judgement of people in the causes of the events and what type of behavior was reacted toward the events. Like the experiment on the kindergartners, for example. The control group, the group that didn’t give any encouragement to the students, over time showed no improvement because of the way they reacted to the attribution.The other group, however, didn’t give up in the face of failure and accepted those challenges. Over time, they were able to solve the challenges and continue on with the next math problem. Dweck contributed her findings with the kindergartners and discovered that they should have the kids “think out loud”, according to the article. It also demonstrated how the growth mindset students did not see their failure as failure, they saw it as “ This way won't work to solve this problem, I better try another way.”, that was basically how they had their mindset. Carol Diener explains that failure isn’t failure that it is just labeled that way and failure isn't failure especially for growth mindset people. In conclusion, fixed mindsets and growth mindsets are important because they help to encourage us to do better things and reach our full potential, as a result makes us better people.
In our visual you may see water and trash floating or bunched up in the water with people throwing things in the water. The water represents the flow of you, your intelligence and what you are capable of doing. The trash represents failures and goals that you created. And as you make more mistakes and goals, you create more trash. The people represent people that discourage and tell you that you are not capable of doing anything. The trash that they are going to throw into the water is all of their negativity towards you and their discouragement. On the growth mindset drawing, you see it making a path to guide itself out of the trash which means that you don’t let the trash get in the way of your flow. On the fixed mindset drawing, you see the water is trapped and unable to get through the trash because it lets the trash get in the way of their flow.