Tuesday, March 21, 2017


1 A college degree/training is even more important nowadays compared to those who grew up even a few decades ago. In the article, Josh Mitchell stated that the median earnings for high school graduates fell from $435,000 to $243,000  after only a couple of decades. It shows that as time goes by, high school graduates are getting less and less money compared to college graduates.

2.If you get better grades, then your GPA would be higher. In the article, it states that a study was conducted by researchers of the University of Miami, where they found that a person's GPA in high school not only indicates the person's chances of getting into college and whether he or she will finish college or graduate school. It could also be an indicator of how much that person will earn later in life. So if you have higher grades, you will be able to get into a better college, and earn more money later in life.

3. The correlation between high school grades and overall educational attainment was strongest for minorities. The article says that they are also more likely to go to, and graduate from college, than a Caucasian male with a similar GPA. The reason it might be, is because when you have that education, you're usually able to get a better job, and it also says that they don't always get the opportunities to have those jobs, so with that education, it could help them.

Monday, March 6, 2017


1. Looking at someones social media before they are accepted into a college should be something that the colleges do. The reasons colleges should do this is because it shows you a different side of the person you're considering. It can show things that would be kinda hard to find out, like commitment and how well they would be able to control themselves. Some people on social media post all different opinions and things that can give a full, well-rounded look at how a person feels and acts.

2. I do agree with this observation. Sometimes kids put on a character to make more people like them, and/or get more attention. They can get so caught up in that character that they don't actually care about what they like and how they would want to normally act.

3. A lot of high schools do prepare students for things after it. It helps make students act the right way when they are in jobs/schooling. It prepares them for how they should interact with other people in that environment. It provides rules for things that are also not allowed in jobs/schooling. Though, there are a lot of differences between high school and real life, it provides a base coat for the way you should act in the real world.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


1.I was able to find an apartment for about $759 a month. If I have a roommate and we split the cost in half, then I would have to pay $379.5 a month. Since I have $1,196.16 dollars, then that leaves me with $816.66 left over.

2. The other bills I have to pay:
  1. Cell phone- I would have to pay around $45 for my share a month. Leaves me with about 771.66 left over.
  2. Car- Paid with graduation money.
  3. Gasoline- About $360, leaves me $411.66.
  4. Car Insurance- About $213 a month.
  5. Health insurance-
  6. Consumers- Included in rent
  7. Oil Changes for Vehicle- About $46.
  8. Food- About $150.
  9. Entertainment - Wifi comes with the place.
  10. Misc.- I only have $2.66 left, so I would go over budget to buy Misc. things.

3. It would be stressful because you will have to be very careful with how you're using your money. Just one little wrong calculation of money, could make the money that you spend be more than you earn a month. What if you were to spend a lot more money grocery shopping than you expected and then you weren't able to pay rent, or car insurance, or any other thing on the list above. If I had a skill that others found valuable, then I would be able to get a job that has a good pay, and then I wouldn't be as stressed out.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


1. An Airline pilot is a career that interests me. I would be able to travel a lot, and they do get paid a lot as well . Its something that I've always considered doing when I'm older, and I feel like its a great job for me.I'm able to remember how to do different things, and I would be able to concentrate and not get distracted.

2. To become a pilot, I would probably join the Air Force. They have several different options for colleges, here are some of them.

3. Airline Pilots make about $117,290 a year.

Monday, February 13, 2017


1. The Ted talk ties into our last unit by including advertisements. It shows Nike and how they advertise to get the customers to buy their sneakers. They advertise in different ways, a lot of celebrities help advertise for them too, and it gets them tons of customers.

2. Nike sells to two markets, the retail market and the secondary market.

3.If there was a stock market of things I would probably buy books. I love reading them and I try to read and collect as many as I can now.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


1. The genre of this article here, is to offer advice or help.

2.I believe the text structure is problem and solution because it provides a solution to a problem a lot of people struggle with.

3.The smart wearables are the most interesting to me.I think it's very cool that you could be wearing a bracelet or some other type of thing and have it be able to do all the things a phone or computer could do. I think it would be useful to have one of them.

Monday, January 30, 2017


1.Non-fiction is when a story is written that is based on facts and real people, with history. A history textbook is an example of a non-fiction book.

2. Textbooks and curriculum have shifted from anthologies of short stories and prose to dissecting non-fiction because because in the real world, those are the only type of books or stories you will read. They have them also because in the ACT and SAT they use non-fiction stories. They tend to not use other story genres because it is the most realistic.

3. Here is the article. It is about how to remember your dreams. I chose this article because I wanted to know how they said to remember them.