Wednesday, January 16, 2013

20% Project

I am planning to do my project on Pediatricians. I have always wondered about becoming a Pediatrician and now I am finally going to be able to find more information about it by researching this topic. For my project I will research all about Pediatricians and once I find something I like and want to learn more about I will collect information on that topic and make it into a cool presentation. I chose this topic because when I get older I would like to become a Pediatrician and I believe that this information will help me.

I will not need many materials for my project because I am simply just looking up information on the internet and maybe getting some books from a library, then after I have collected all my information I will just need a website or PowerPoint to make my presentation. Some things that might interfere with my project is if my computer crashes and brakes then I won't be able to get that much material, only the information that is in the books. Another obstacle is that all of my research could get lost and I would have to start all over again.

There are not many people I can consult my project about with, which makes it even harder and a bigger challenge. Although, there is one person I could consult my project about with, my doctor. I say this because he could give me some valuable information on his career and help me see how it all works.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Does advertising influence or reflect teen culture?

For my assignment that I was recently given in class we had to answer the question, “does advertising influence or reflect teen culture?”  It took me a while to finally come up with an answer to this question because it could go either way, but I finally decided that I think advertising influences teen culture.  Advertising can influence teens in many ways, for example, how you act, what kind of clothes you wear or you shape, and what kind of music you listen to.

Advertising can affect the way that teens act, which influences teen culture.  Many teenagers will try to be like the people in advertisements, and will change to be like them.  This could be good in a way if they are trying to get you to help out in your community, but usually they are trying to get you to buy their product.  Many companies try to get teens to buy their product because they say its “cool”.

Fashion and your shape also take a very large role in teen culture.  Many teenagers say they need to wear the latest trends, but have you ever wondered wear these trends come from?  They don’t come from the teens themselves, they come from magazines and big corporations that draw you in by using a cool slogan or a hot model, says .  They also use models that are unbelievably skinny, which influences many teen girls to go on unhealthy and risky diets which will not help them, but hurt them.  Another thing is that you probably have never seen an “ugly” model before? You probably haven’t because it will affect the influence that the company has on teens.

Another major thing that influences teen culture is music, specifically MTV.  MTV has a lot of power on teens these days.  They can turn any band or artist into superstars with just a little marketing and some show time.  Teens seem to like whoever is played on MTV, which turns bands and artists into stars!

All of these things add up, giving teens less and less influence on their own culture.  also says that as we see more and more advertisements every day we should stop and think to ourselves, is this reflecting our culture or the big corporations.  We shouldn’t let the media control our whole life, take some control and decide some things on your own.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Throughout the Year of 2012

I learned many things throughout the year of 2012, for example I learned to be myself, to not stress out over everything, and to try my hardest no matter what comes my way.  I chose to be myself because I would rather have true friends then have a lot of friends that don’t even like me for me.   I also don’t stress out about stuff as much anymore.  I would stress out if I didn’t understand a question on my homework or couldn’t do something correctly in a sport.  Another thing that I learned to do was to always try my hardest, now if I need help with something I try to complete it by myself before asking for help.  Sometimes I would think that I could do something when I actually couldn’t but and I was just too embarrassed to admit it.  I have learned many things about myself, for instance I learned that I really like cheerleading and that if I set my mind to something I can really accomplish it.  I have learned from all of my mistakes throughout the year of 2012, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t make more.  I will keep making mistakes and I will keep learning from them for my whole life.
My New Year’s resolution was to try and not be as much of a procrastinator and to have a more positive attitude.  I seem to procrastinate in some situations if I don’t like the project or that subject, and sometimes I would rather just talk to my friends because I have time to do it the next day or in a couple days but it ends up that I just wait until the last minute.  Also sometimes I feel like I can have a negative attitude, I feel this way because I will be upset about something and it will affect me in my overall attitude.  I want to try and change this because I shouldn’t let something little ruin my day and I don’t want to take something out on other people or things for no reason.