Graphic Novel

This year was about the introduction of Graphic Novel. Graphic novel was different from normal book, included more pictures and descriptions. Started with analyzing the books we chose, we made one with making a story. The story I analyzed was the William Tell and the Other Stories. Written the purpose of the author, the film technique, and a brief summary about it. The graphic novel I made was a story called ‘The Second Fate’, drawing with hand.

What are the Parent’s Choice? Keep an Eye on Children? Leave them Alone?

Imagine Jake is borrowing his dad’s computer and found out in the history that his dad already accessed Jake’s Facebook account a few times. Jake runs outside crying and throws his dad’s computer in the pool. Actually, some of the parents do this because they are concerned about how teens are using social media appropriately. Teens may use it adequately or they can use it in an inadequate way. Private information can be hacked, or teens can be criticized like cyberbullying. This can be a serious problem, and parents are always checking and having conversation about the problems children are having trouble with. Parents should not invade student’s private information because teens are mature enough to use good media by themselves and thinking as vice versa. Critics may claim that teens are not the age that they are able to socially hang out with people; however, this is not a valid argument because as their brain grows, they are able to act or do by their own.

Parents should not ask about their child’s private Facebook account because teens can distinguish big and small incidents and can manage to solve the problem. Some of the questions parents ask burden teen’s mind because it could scare them as being nervous.  Parents also ask teens to tell all of the information if a stranger contacts the child even though the teens can withdraw some events. In this quote, Dan, father of three teenagers states if at some point you started lying to us or deceiving us, then we would lose that trust. In other words, even though parents won’t investigate about their child’s profile, if the child lie about what he or she was saying, parents have no choice other than keep asking questions and not believing on what their children are saying. If child was lying, for the equal punishment, parents have the right to look at children’s privacy. Therefore, no reason to ask about privacy between the conversation of student and parents, parents should dig up and attempt to find student’s private profiles.

For letting the kids feel themselves more safety, parents should not invade their own child’s privacy because parents will feel the same if students invaded parent’s privacy. According to Devan, a college sophomore, she claimed, “I’m sure you would be upset if I looked at your phone or at your emails or any personal messages”.  Even parents don’t want anybody to look at their private information because each people need to respect both themselves and other people’s privacy. It keeps other people responsible unless the owner doesn’t care whether people look at his or her personal information. In conclusion, students will feel safer if they have my privacy. Therefore parents should not see students private conversations if they think in the other way.

By contrast, some critics claim that parents are responsible to keep children safe by creating an appropriate environment while growing and caring about safety when using social media. For example, an inappropriate picture uploaded from strangers appealed to children who may get addicted by looking at it. Given this evidence, some conclude that parents cannot ensure that what children might be doing on social media is safe. Although this argument seems convincing at first, teens can distinguish what is right or wrong to do. Actually, some of the scientists from URMC ROCHESTER, state that teen’s brain is developing and can be controlled as they are growing up. The evidence indicates that teens can control themselves as using Facebook by skipping unsuitable media or time managing. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, one can see that students can be able to control using social media.

To summarize,  parents should not be touching any private information about their child’s social media account. Only that parents want their child to be always safe, doesn’t mean that they should inconveniently access into the account without permission. Scientists claim that teens are being mature as their brain develop, so solving problems that is irritating them can be held.  Therefore, students also know that they want to keep themselves safe using social media, and some of the rules they should follow, so parents invading students private information is inadequate to do.

Op Ed Writing

The Effects of Over Studying

In general information, too much academies make our brain confused, so it is useless to learn all of these and forget it. Academy is wasting students’ time to do school homework, review what they’ve learned and preview what they will learn. In addition of studying, they have extra homework from academies they attend. More people have less free time, and gain more stress. To relieve stress and managing their own free time, parents should limit the academies with giving them the private time for whatever they want to do. Some of the moms think that academies can help their children to get smarter and progressing a qualified college that everybody acknowledges, but that is just making  themselves as a helicopter mom.

When studying more, the reduction of sleeping time occurs often. Students wake up early midnight to study again and try to remember what they have learned. The result is overbalancing the time of student’s daily lives. Only some of the Koreans eat their breakfast at home, others pack it up like lunch and eat it while studying in school. Because Korea has jobs than earn a lot of money and some that do not, about 10.9 million mixture of primary and secondary Korean students compete very hard to get into a better position of career (Wikipedia). Therefore, with hard conditions they need to fight on, Korea is very poor about getting jobs and hard to increase one’s reputation even though they try hard.

Koreans have the same subjects as other countries for studies, such as History, Science, Math, English, Art, Korean and PE (Freshkorean). Because that Koreans study the similar subjects as what other foreign students do, Koreans have much harder process of qualifying their skills because they also need to fight by GPA with other students in the world. The most important task is the examination. There are big and small examination, the small one shows up simple and short amount like the mock exam, but the larger one only take 4 times in a year, and with that score of the exam, is being sent to each of the universities to approve if he or she has the right to enroll a fit college. Every time Koreans try to take their best to get an effective score, they study 14 hours in class, and from the age 11 to 15 are getting too much stress from preparing exams(NPR).

Even though too much of studying is a detriment for students to live for entertainment, some of the parents might think that studying gives their students more creativity and logically intelligent. According to the site page called ‘Kumon’, students will learn more effectively with the process of studying everyday with perseverance and dedication. It gives positive habits of studying when repeating this method. Contrariwise, a high school student in Korea called Joo, Yeongju claimed that students are taken control by teachers until 10 to 11PM, and some of her colleagues study 14 to 15 hours a day in school. She added that since Korea has accommodation in high schools if students don’t want to stay home, students still need to do their homework on their own dormitory (Quartz).

Therefore, except Korea, I would think that not much of students in foreign countries would have experience hardship like Koreans do. They are suffering because of one thing, studying, students couldn’t get that much property from their parents because of the OECD(Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) that Korea is having hard time with disadvantage economies, plus academies are more unproductive because students can learn everything they could in their own school. Students should remove some of their time for studying and have their free time for having their bright future.

This is a draft of my opinion

Science SLC Experiment


  1. Get the straw making one side stuck by the finger.
  2. Get the potato in the other hand
  3. Push the straw very hard through the middle of the potato

How are you going to explain the demo so your parents understand?

  • I am going to explain to my mom the reason it happens after doing the experiment. I will going to give an idea to my mom for making the hypothesis.

Write down the steps that you will go through to do the demo.

  • First, I’m going to get the hypothesis by mom, then do the experiment, I’m going to get the one side of the hole closed by the finger and push it to the potato.

What is the science behind what happened?

  • High pressure to low pressure
  • Inertia
  • Penetration of the straw
  • Potato inside the straw

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Controlled Privacy

What concerns would parents have about their children using social media?

Many parents may be concerned about their children’s use of social media due to how they learned low grade language.

Teens may use swear words on posts that parents will hate and mostly also likely to swear during chatting with strangers or friends for fun, rather than being themselves as cautious people. For example, when a post about Donald Trump appears, people might like Trump, but people who doesn’t advocate him might criticize using inappropriate words. As a result, it could hurt other people’s imitation, or could cause trouble that they are learning inappropriate words. In conclusion, teens should restrain from using inappropriate words when writing posts or comment.

  • Facebook = socially relationships but side effects.
  • More than 1.3 billion people use Facebook
  • Parents keep/don’t keep an eye on children
  • There are 10 other more social media
  • Addictive

Debate Reflection

  1. From the research, preparation and the debates themselves, what did you learn about the art of persuasion? Please explain.

Persuade means to change people’s mind. A strong sentence could break the wall of choosing and get into their part to make a stronger sentence. So to persuade people, we need better explanation than other groups, also need more evidence and analysis that has no weakness to be attacked.

  1. How do you establish credibility as a debater? Explain fully.

I think during the debate, there were some unexpected counterattacks, but my creativity also made that counterattack into a weaker advocacy to their teams. Also, I’ve used highly expected vocabulary so people would judge me into more advanced perspective as a debater.

  1. What surprised you the most about your debate and/or the debate experience?

I thought that debate was based on fighting on speaking, but first, we get to show our idea, and also hear other people’s idea. So it was great to counterattack them, but also very uncomfortable of defending their counterclaims. Also, I knew that there was a time limit for our speeches and the judges get to judge our ability and manners during the debate.

  1. What were you most proud of in your own debate?

I was very proud of getting my speech very clear with providing evidence and analysis, including numbers. Ours were based on antibiotics, we basically included the 5 w’s that could be listed into a lot of ideas, but picked 1 specific one that could easily show my statement.

  1. What would be your next steps? Or in other words, what would you have done differently?

I could have done differently starting with my speaking, I think I could not mumble what to say. Also speak more louder and exclude such things as uhhmm, or other sounds that stops my statement waste more time to speak.

Peer Assessment

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Art Reflection

We’ve been working the whole art project with the the New York students from Commack Middle School. We communicated them by using Edmodo or Skype call. In Edmodo, we’ve shared our pictures we’ve pictured, drawn or paint. Our main topic for the semester was the endangered animals. For the endangered animals, we were given a letter with a partner so our group(included San) did letter G. In letter G, we picked on the Green Sea Turtle and did the work on there for about 1 and a half month. I was drawing the turtle, San was doing the background, and the NY student partner was doing the verse that was a G alliteration. When we were done of our own job, we added them on Superimpose and made the final job for Green Sea Turtle.

After doing the G project, I moved myself to Letter U, which was to only draw an umbrella bird, the other NY student was doing the background, and made extra umbrella bird. We’ve been doing all the jobs with our NY friends and I think it was a great project to know the reality of endangered animals, improve our drawing skills and making new friends from another country.



Endangered Animal Collaboration Art

When I was doing about my endangered animal collaboration, I chose to do an animal called Dugong. Dugong is one of the marine life that the cause of their endanger is illegal catching and boat accidents. Marine lives are hard to be taken care and also seals are are existed in small amounts.

The second endangered animal collaboration was doing with my G group partner that contained me, San and the NY friends. Starting with animal G, we worked on the Green Sea Turtle, also one of the endangered marine life. While my NY friend was working on the verse of the alliteration of G, I was drawing the animal and San was working for the background. As the final post, we are going to put them together to show the description(alliteration verse) of the turtle on the background.