Wednesday, November 30, 2016

OPVL Reflection #2

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From hearing others work, what do you feel you are doing well?
Something I feel that I am doing well, is being clear and concise when writing my sentences. I am noticing that I am sticking to what I am trying to say, and delivering it clearly. 

How could you improve your OPVL?
I could improve my OPVL by checking to see if my claims and reasoning are correct and strong. Before revising, what I had written might have been clear, but it was very weak and not supported well. 

How are you feeling about your OPVL skills? What questions do you need answered?
Overall, I'm feeling so-so. I think I got the writing ok and I understand the format well, but I now need to pay closer attention the source and I need to analyse it to the best of my abilities. I also need to pay attention to which reasons are in relation to the origin and which are in relation to the purpose. I confused those before, and that's something I might need to clarify for myself over the course of this week and next week. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

First OPVL Reflection

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How was that process for you?
I think the process of writing an OPVL is really clear. I was able to follow along easily when we were writing it and I never really felt lost. 

In what ways do you feel successful and comfortable with OPVL?
I felt that during our practice I was able to participate and think about the questions critically, which helped me analyse the sources better.

What else do you need to know in order to be successful doing OPVLs?
I need to know how to state my ideas, especially the important ones, as clearly and concisely as possible. When we were writing, I felt like I always wanted to say more, even though the full-stop was already typed. 

How will you seek help to find a solution to what you need to know?
Practice, practice, practice. Also, planning out what I'm going to say by physically organising and writing down my ideas. When I was writing my CEA summative paragraphs, a small outline helped me a lot with this. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Unit 2 Wrap-Up

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1) Where did you excel? What do you fell good about in terms of your habit as a learner?
Throughout this unit, I think I demonstrated being a critical thinker well. Each time we learned new content, I tried my best to connect and to analyse what each of the information meant so that I could build upon my learning.  

2) In what areas would you like to improve your habits as a learner?
I think that I could improve my risk-taking skills more. I had many questions, but I didn't ask many of them. I know that if I had done so, I would have understood everything even better. 
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3) What are your goals between now & the end of the semester?
Social Studies: Do what you can to improve your learning. Basically asking more questions and reaching out for help would help a lot. 
Overall: Choose your priorities. I do many activities, and I have many ambitions, but to get to those, I need to reflect on what I want to do and what's important to me. Especially in high school, I can't have all my days filled with activities when I have homework and studying to do as well. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Uma nova descoberta sobre o amor

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Começando de ler esse artigo, eu estava com muito curiosidade. Perguntas tipo "tem informações científicas sobre o amor?" e "tem uma cura ou alguma coisa assim por amor?" entrava a minha mente. Eu previ que vai ter estatísticos e coisas assim porque o subtítulo usa a palavra "neuroscience" (neurociência). Mais, quando eu terminei de ler, não foi assim. A maneira que o autor escreveu o texto, foi com muito mais comentários. Isso ajudou com a introdução do tópico, porque explicou um pouco. Também achei que era interessante que ela coloque os fatos só no fim do artigo.  

Além disso, assim que terminei, eu fiquei com um sentimento de concordância. Um amor verdadeiro é uma coisa que você nunca esquece. Dos filmes, livros, e dos meus pais, eu aprendia que amor é um sentimento tão diferente do que todos os outros sentimentos. Então, é muito previsível que o nosso cérebro reage diferente. Eu estou com muito curiosidade para o que eles vão descobrir no futuro. 

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Só tem quatro tipos de personalidade?

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No momento que eu abriu esse artigo, eu fiquei um pouco chocada pelo título. Só quatro tipos de personalidade? Eu não acredito disso.

E depois que eu li toda a informação, eu ainda não estava convencido de que havia apenas quatro tipos de personalidade. Em meu ponto de vista, pessoas são como um quebra-cabeça. Nós temos muitas partes diferentes. Tem um parte felicidade, um parte brava, e muito mais. E todas essas partes juntos e conectadas formam uma pessoa. Então, como que eu posso classificar um pessoa so em um categoria? É impossível.

Se todas as pessoas são uma coisa quando eles cresceram, como podemos desenvolver como pessoa? Como podemos mudar?

Eu entendi que tem informações científicas para apoiar essas reivindicações, mas se você pensa com emoções e sentidos, concordo comigo que você e eu são muito mais do que um teste.