In the novel What if you broke all the rules by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sarah James, the reader gets to determine what happens to the main character, Haley, by choosing what path for her to follow. Throughout the book Haley has to make many decisions based upon her own judgment, because her mother and father are too caught up in their own lives and work, to teach their daughter right from wrong. While on her way to Reese’s house, the next door neighbor whom Haley has a crush on, Haley passes by her home(which is completely dark) and says “Guess no one is waiting up for me; looks like I won’t be rushing home for curfew.”(Page thirty-nine) Since Haley has just turned sixteen, she is starting to make decisions that could essentially affect the rest of her life. Throughout the book Haley’s parents do not establish rules or guidelines for her to follow, consequently allowing her to get the mindset that rules no longer apply because no one is hovering over her to see what she is doing. Haley’s mother, Joan, is a lawyer and her father, Perry, has been very busy trying to finish his documentary. As for Haley’s little brother Mitchell, he usually gets stuck at home either playing games by himself or Haley is stuck watching him. Throughout the novel Haley makes both good and bad decisions in which she learns from. Although her parents are not much help, Hayley turns out to be a good kid with a bright future. The overall moral of the story is no matter what happens you have to pick…
Chapter 1: Biology, the Study of Life
I. Fire Ants Have a Good Defense
A. Fire ants take their name from their ability to sting.
B. Fire ants sting in order to defend their home.
C. The queen and worker ants live in chambers within and beneath a mound.
D. The purpose of the queen is to produce eggs, which develop into larvae.
E. Most offspring are sterile worker ants, but a few are male and female ants with
the ability to reproduce.
1. These male…
bring you the research and engineer jobs, but do not translate to success; use only to get into the race
Medium Shots = For the un-ambitious
Company Horse = (50 to 1) Do not go where the money is, but where the prestige is. Ask not what I can do for my company, but what my company can do to me. Use top companies to boost your resume, no more no less.
The Creativity Horse = (25 to 1) Jump only on this horse if you have it, you find talent that you can sell and ride to success (Beatles), or have endorsed…
In this unit I read masses of things that helped me a lot. In section I, I recall reading that rubrics will help me do well on my assignments and manage my time better. For section II, I learned how the "discussion" works. Messages are called "posts" and we should always participate in every discussion because it will be graded. The teacher will put a topics or questions and we students are supposed to respond. A thread is a post that we are making when we participate in a discussion. I am very new…
I Want It, and I Want It Now!
Why are grades so important? Are they just important in all schools, or just in college? The meaning of A’s has been long gone, and a new meaning has come and changed a lot of standards. Why is the meaning of A’s changing? How is it changing?
What is an A supposed to be? Understanding. A’s For Everyone writer, Shepard asked one of her colleagues about it and he said “One of the things an education should do is let you know what you do well in and what you don’t.”…
What I Learned As a Teacher
When I first started teaching the AP English Language and Composition course 11 years ago, I added more nonfiction to my lesson plans. Still, during those first years, I persisted in teaching much of the fiction (and even some poetry) I had taught in the past, adapting my presentation of the works to suit the AP English Language course. It was a natural approach for me because fiction had been the focus of my academic life. In addition, the AP workshops I attended…
All I need is Snowboarding by Jason Sheng
Some people say they need more money.
All I need is snowboarding.
The feeling of the wind rushing to your face and when you know you’re in place
The excitement when you pick up the pace and start to race.
The beautiful clear sky above you
The mere spine-chilling fear only makes it more exciting
Some people say they need more video games
All I need is snowboarding
The soft, thick, white, amazing snow
What I Value
Sometimes, when I lie on the grass at night and watch the stars, I think of the many aspects of existence. There are many things that I as a person value in life. I remember when I was a kid, just going into grade 7; everything was great, the people and the teachers as well. I enjoyed myself a lot, did my homework, made great friends, got good grades; everything was fine. One day, I saw this beautiful girl who just moved into my school. She was very shy never really talked to anybody…
manifest in troubling and unexpected ways in classrooms. This course provided of the historical and social circumstances affecting Aboriginal identity as a starting point to understanding why identity is such a charged issue. I made a huge transition in my learning process. Especially, I enjoyed watching the films Muffin for granny and we will be free. These films broadened my knowledge as well as helped me Indian residential schools, trauma, intergenerational trauma.
It is critical that an understanding…
What was the cause of World War I
The underlying cause for World War I was Alliances. World War I began when a Serbian shot and killed Archduke Ferdinand and his wife. Around 6 weeks later most European countries where involved in the war that would inevitably kill around 10 million soldiers.
The race to develop weapons was a cause of some conflicts during this war. The race wasn’t just about developing weapons but it was also about who could create the biggest and best navy and army to be…
AP Lang & Comp A
2 December 2014
“Where I Lived, and What I Lived For”
A. In “Where I Lived, and What I Lived for” Thoreau discusses many different distinct philosophies and beliefs. One would include that, “To be awake is to be alive” (Thoreau, 181). He states that millions are awake for physical labor and effective intelligence, but only one in the hundreds of millions are poetic and lead a divine life (Thoreau, 181). We are awake for the daily tasks needed to be done but we…