Luiz Rosa Nanini
ISM- Weekly Report
14 September 2016
Weekly Report 9/19 to 9/25
This was a fairly calmer, but successful week. In class we worked on our resumes, and getting some interviews scheduled. In my other courses I had a few tests, quizzes, which usually happens a week or two before report cards are due. I “creatively” dubbed them, “Test Weeks.” Outside of school, I finally got my license and a testimony night in my church group.
When it came to completing ISM, I had to complete my resume; I was not too excited. I am not confident in it, but I really cannot find too much to add. I guess I could go more in depth with what I do have, and could also work in making it more pleasing to the reader. The person I worked with, graded me just fine though, so I felt discouraged to change anything. In hindsight, I should have asked other people. I am extremely thrilled about my interviews though. I got one with Gail Greenoe; she seems to be a talented and insightful artist. She seemed just as excited for the interview as I. There was no need to convince her, or even my other contact. His name is Howard Kelley. He is a passionate storyboard artist who was willing to have the interview just as I called him. This was what I was looking forward to in the class, and it seems to be all coming together.
In school, test weeks are always a hassle. This week was especially tough because I missed a day to take my driver’s test. Working on AP English Language was especially though, we had a test over poems, speeches, authors, myths, and stories of early American history. All my other classes were not nearly as bad, in AP United States History I had an SAQ, which did not go as I hoped, but it did not go badly either, and most other classes went just fine.
Since I mentioned it, I ought to talk about getting my license. It was an interesting experience to say the least. I knew if I failed it, I would have to quit ISM because I would not be able to drive myself anywhere. But I managed to nail the test without any stress. It went great, outside of me missing a pothole, and my parallel parking was on point. So now that is out of the way, I am prepared for interviews. Another event that took place last week, was testimony night. In my church, the leadership group has a it every year. It is a day we dedicate to sharing our stories. Last Wednesday was this year’s testimony night. It was awe inspiring. My own testimony was not too bad, and everyone else’s were well developed and thoughtful. Testimony night was definitely the highlight of my week.
This class has been an uphill battle, but I seem to have finally gotten my foot planted. I have sorted out a system of doing the assignments, and the stress is slowly easing away. This year too, started out seeming difficult, but every day I get more and more enthusiastic about everything I am doing, both in and out of school.