Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
This year has been like all my other years of English. There has been a lot of assignments and papers. And I think I have done good on all of them. The areas that I have struggled on are finding out something to write about. And all most every time I write about snowmobiles. Another thing I struggle with is my iPad. In the beginning it was very hard for me to get used to. But it is still a pain to type on. The places that I succeed in are getting most of my work in on time and having good details.
My first piece is called “excitement”. It is a story about when my brother got a snowmobile for his birthday. The project was a writers craft and it is probably my best one yet. It is very detailed, descriptive and a interesting story that is 100% true.
The next piece is the McMurphy characterization paper. It is pretty short because I am not good at adding fluff to my papers. I also like to just get to the point and then done. But it is good work.
The third one is the video. It is. A book summary of the book holes. I talk about all the main events that happen in the story, like when Stanley gets accused for stealing the sneakers. But it is actually his new friend that did it.
Theses are the goals that I set in the beginning of the year
“I want to work on developing ideas and incorporating more details in my essays, I would also like to make it flow better. Another thing i need to work on is get a 90 or above. To complete my first goal I will write ideas on a flash card about the topics I need to cover. To complete my second goal I will try hard as I can on all my work and check your website frequently and make sure all my home work is done.”
I have completed one of my goals and that is I have been developing my ideas and incorporating them into my work. In my excitement piece I think that it really proves that I have achieved this goal. As for my other goal I still have more work to do to achieve that feat. But I am doing the things that I had wrote in the beginning of the year that would help me to successes in my goals. They have been working well for me but I now know that there are other things that I must do to achieve my hardest goal which is get a 90 or above. I just hope that this paper that I am working on now will help get my grade to where I want it to be which is a 90 average.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I think McMurphy acts this way even though he knows what he has to lose because he thinks that no matter what he does he thinks that the nurse is still going to hold him in there forever.that is why he smashes the glass and starts up risings. And even though McMurphy knows what he has to lose he is still willing to sort of sacrifice if self for the other people in the compound. He believes that it is possible to get them out of the compound or get rid of the nurse. And McMurphy keeps there hopes up by smashing the glass and that shows the nurse that he has the power and not him. But the nurse also shows her power by making the do chores and taking away the wash room where they like to hangout and gamble. But I think McMurphy knows what he has to do to help. The people in the ward and I think he will do and maybe he too will get out.
- The date was March 20th, 2013. My Dad and I had just got done putting the trailer on our SUV. We were on your way to Saco the get what might be the greatest birthday present of all time. We were going to pick up my brother Eric's new snowmobile that he had no idea about. Eric had been looking for a snowmobile for a long time because the snowmobile he had then was a little problematic. So my Dad decided to secretly find him one. When he did he told no one until Eric's birthday that is when he told my mom and I. So we drove all the way to Saco and told my brother we were going to go get fire wood or some thing so that he would not want to go. We arrived at the guys house that we were getting the snowmobile from. At first it appeared that no one was home but then the door open and out he came. The man was very small not much bigger then my brother at the time. Then he asked if we would like to see the snowmobile we said of course. Next he went into the house. We herd nothing for a while as we stood in the guys drive way. Then we herd it. It was a deep but loud rumble and as he brought it around the house he hammered on the gas causing the sled to jump forward spraying snow every where. He was obviously trying to show off the machine. When he got to us he stepped off and asked my Dad if he wanted to take it for a spin he said yes. He got on the sled and took off up the hill that was in the guys yard. The sound of the Excel can echoed across the field. Then my Dad came back. The guy started telling us all the extras that where on the sled. It was a blue 2008 Yamaha Phazer MTX 144 inch track with 2 inch paddles that he had shaved down each to 1.75. The sled also had float skis, a float plate and an Excel can. Then I asked if I could try it out he said yes. As I turned the key the rumble came again but this time I was in control. I took off toward the hill. When I got to the bottom I stopped I decided to see what this sled could do. That instant I hammered the throttle causing the sled to shoot up the hill on a wheel then I whipped it around on one ski turning back to the house and stoping were my Dad and the guy stood. They asked "what do you think" I replied "I think I might want this one. My Dad laughed and I loaded it on the trailer and drove home. When we got to my house my Mom was freaking out and running around. She tolled me to go to the garage and get the first aid kit so I did. When I was walking out to the garage I noticed some thing red on the snow but I figured it was just kool aid or something. When I got back in the house everyone was gathered around Eric and he was holding his hand tight. I asked what had happened and my Mom began to tell me what happened. She told me that he sliced his fingers open on metal roofing and that it had been bleeding for 3 hours. Then she said that she would be taking him to the hospital. When we got to the E.R. Eric's hand was still bleeding. So the doctors took us to a special room where they gave Eric five stitches. They finally got the bleeding to stop. His hand had bled for 6 hours. When we driving into the driveway the garage door opened and there was the snowmobile. Eric was so excited that he jump out of the car and ran to the garage. When my mom and I finally made it into the garage Eric's face looked like he had just opened his first present on Christmas.
- Nathan Pelletier
Friday, January 10, 2014
- Write a sentence or two that summarizes a specific thing you did in your writing this week. Next, think about that specific thing- why did you choose that technique or process or idea? How did it work? What will you do next?
This week in my writing I tried to look more at grammar and the paragraph formation. I also think that my piece flowed good. One thing I did to make my writing better was that I went to the writing lab to get help. I also got help from some of my friends. And both oh those things worked really good for me. Next time I will work and make my piece longer and have more detail in it.