The first thing we did this week was read the 10 Rules for Being Human. I found this super interesting. I currently only remember one rule, the tenth rule, which stated that I would forget all of the rules. Crazy. I remember there being some importance of rule eight, but I don’t remember the actual rule. You can find all of the rules here.
Before this week I had never even heard of a Pecha Kucha presentation. Now I’m kind of excited to do one. I am very happy with the books I have chosen to read for my independent reading project. My topic, the influences of socioeconomic statuses on quality of life, has always been of interest to me. I think that it explains a lot about why society functions as it does, and gives us insight into how we can fix the less desirable parts of it.
Another thing we did towards the end of the week was the introduction to critical theory. We chose our Shakespearean plays and picked our theories that we will work with. My play is Macbeth and our theory has to do with philosophy and something else I can’t remember at the moment. I know that I found it intriguing, and I hope Macbeth is as good as I think it will be. I am part of a good group, and I predict that we will do well with this project. I have found the first week of the new trimester to be exciting, and I can’t wait for more.
Oh! We also did an AP practice test this week. I did not do horribly, but I feel like I could have done better. I hope I continue to improve.