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Journal Writing Project What I’ve learned so far


Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kiah Halvorson

If I were to give a commencement address on the things that I have learned over the past seventeen years, it would have a lot of quotes that I have heard that have all had significant meaning in my life in some way or another.

“Don’t procrastinate!” Finish your work on time- please! For example, don’t let your Rube Goldberg project for physical science that you had the entire month of December to complete sit on the back burner while you enjoy Christmas vacation stuffing your face and playing with your new PS3. Get work done right away so that your father doesn’t need to take four days off of work in order to finish it, even if you got 100 percent for a final grade! This quote doesn’t only pertain to projects, though. It also relates to study or daily work on assignments. Like my Spanish teacher, Senora B., always says, “Just because I don’t assign paper homework doesn’t mean that I don’t want you to do your oral assignments!” By saying this, she is reminding us that we still need to study our vocabulary and notes even if she didn’t hand out a worksheet for us to finish.

This brings us to my next point. “Study!” Don’t try to cram your entire ten pages of notes into your brain in the fifteen minute period that the teacher gives you to “refresh your memory.” Yes, it will probably get you a good grade, but will you retain those answers for longer than the duration of the test?

“Pay attention.” In class, make sure you pay attention! Don’t sleep (guilty), take notes, and get involved in the class discussion.

“Be part of everything.” Go to sporting events even if the team isn’t state championship material. Have fun at those games. Cheer loud at those games. Try your best to be positive!

“Make yourself known- in a good way.” Make sure that you have fun in your high school career. Have fun outside of school. Be the one who went toilet papering during homecoming, or yeah, I went to that party- sober. Don’t be the person everyone knows about because you’ve “gotten around” or the one that can never remember what happened last Friday night.

There are also many lessons that I have learned about life in general that don’t involve school. Such lessons include:

•Don’t take what you have for granted. Someday it will all be gone, and you might think back to what you had and realized .....
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Journal Writing Project Part of the family at Judy's

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Beeeep! The cash register angrily tells me that I hit the wrong button.

Riiing! "Lenora, can you grab the phone for me?" I ask.

"Can we have some more water?" a customer at table three asks.

The shuffling of chairs, frying ..... 
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Journal Writing Project My 2012 New Year's resolution

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
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Maybe it's just my generation, but I've realized that nothing seems very personal anymore. When I want to talk to someone, I send them a text message. If it's really important I might call them, but I never get in my car and drive to someone's house ..... 
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Times have changed

Thu, Dec 29th, 2011
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Times have changed over the years as we know, the most obvious being the rise in gas prices from just 36 cents in 1970 to about four dollars. In 1970 the most viewed TV shows were Marcus Welby M.D., and The Flip Wilson Show. Now-a-days it's all abou ..... 
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The meaning of the holidays

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

When choosing what to write about this week, I knew I needed to somehow incorporate a holiday theme into the column. That being said, it's that time of year again-the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years all almost fall within the ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Winter tips

Fri, Dec 9th, 2011
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Winter is here once again. We all know what this means: icy, sloppy roads everywhere; starting up the car 15 minutes before work; shoveling sidewalks; snowblowing driveways; and scraping off the heavy snow from the roofs. Ah, gotta love it the most ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Falcon Cheerleading

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
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It's the beginning of the school year, and with the New Year comes brand new things! Fillmore Central has just brought back their very own cheerleading squad! This year is the first year since 2009 that cheerleaders will suit up and take on the cold ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Iki Evim Var

Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
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While many readers may be thinking that the high school author of this article may have made a serious spelling error, I disagree. The three simple words above are correctly spelled...in Turkish. While meaningly for many, for me these words represen ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Confidence is key

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
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Have you ever looked back at a point in time and realized that it made you who you are today? I know I have, and I know that it's a pretty great feeling to know that you're a better person now because of that time.

I'm only 17, so I haven't ..... 
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