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9th Grade English Lesson 10: Three Stories

Today, I was assigned to write an essay on the three stories I would have to include in my autobiography. I was struggling with a response to this topic, until now. So, let’s get into this essay, and knock it out of the park!

Until today, I hadn’t thought about stories in my life worthy of being “Must Haves.” However, once I did I discovered a couple stories that would help with the bigger picture of my life.  The first story I must include is the story of my Jacksonville Suns “bowling fail.” In this story, I was chosen from an audience of thousands, to bowl for free souvenirs. However, I missed all the pins on my first attempt. Well, then I was given a second chance, and I missed all the pins again!!

The next story is the story of my first guitar. In this story, I was in 3rd grade, and I had broken my collar bone. Well, that left me in a sling for the next 6 to 12 weeks, so I was pretty much unable to play the guitar. I had told myself that I would eventually play the guitar when I didn’t have a broken bone. Well, I wasn’t wrong but it wasn’t as soon as I would have wanted. So, then five years went by and I still hadn’t played the guitar. I then started taking guitar lessons, and I love playing it!

The third story is the story of Romulus. In this story, I got my first part in a play. I was given the male supporting lead role in my first school play. (This was before I started homeschooling.) Everyone thought that I shouldn’t have gotten the part because it was my first year of school at LaVilla. However, I showed them exactly why I got that part when I preformed.

Well, there you have it folks. Those are the three stories that I will have to include in my autobiography. I hope you enjoyed this essay. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero!

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Posted in Business, Education, English, Guitar, Latin, Math, Public Speech, Science, Uncategorized

A Fresh(man) look on this years classes

This school year, I started many new classes. One of which was Guitar 1 with Florida Virtual School (FLVS). In Guitar 1 I learned many new things such as what timbre means in music. I am still using the Ron Paul Curriculum, but I am also using FLVS. So far, my classes are: Latin 1, Algebra 1, Guitar 1, Physical Science, Business 1, English 1: Autobiographies, and Public Speech.

I am very excited for this year to really start going off. I am excited because so far this school year is really fun. The cool thing about this school year is that if I finish a class, I can start another one in it’s stead. Although the year is definitely not the same as last, it will still as good if not better.

What is your school year like so far? Has it even started yet? How long have you been in school? Please feel free to answer one of these questions in the comments below. Or, ask one of your own. Also, what do you guys think of the new design for the site?

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Posted in Education, English

How posting weekly essays helps me in the long-run

Today is the last day of school! So, as such, I was assigned an essay on the topic of writing weekly essays. Today, I am writing about how posting a weekly essay will benefit me in the long-run. I have thought about this topic for a long time, I have been trying to form an adequate response to this question for almost the entire school -year. However, I think that I have now formed the perfect answer. So, without further adieu, my name is Homeschooled Hero and this is my essay on how posting weekly essays will benefit me in the long-run!

So, writing essays is a great way to improve upon writing skills. However, this is not what this essay is supposed to be about. I think that posting essays helps in the long-run because it puts my work out on the internet. Which then allows for people to decide whether or not I have the skill to communicate to others in a work environment. I think that this is a good thing, because if I couldn’t communicate in the workspace, then I would not be able to hold a job for very long.

Another benefit to posting weekly essays is the fact that it being open to you (The Reader!). This is a benefit, because when you guys read the essays I am sure you critique it. Well, those critiques that you leave are great for me, because they let me know what you like and what needs to be changed. However, this could all be done through YouTube too. So, why is writing different? Well, writing is different because this presents a different style of “speaking.” For example, when talking in person or seeing a video of someone, you can see them trying to get a point across using their bodies, like mime. However, in writing you don’t have visual aid. You can imagine the author’s body expressions and movements, but you may end up seeing something completely different from what the author wanted you to see. So that is why writing is different from a video service such as YouTube.

Writing essays and posting them on the World Wide Interweb, is beneficial because it let’s me put myself out in the world. This is important because it allows for me to develop a layer of skin that is hard as rock. Many people don’t have this, so they end up getting hurt emotionally and that gives those mean people more “power.” This is something that writing for the internet helps to prevent against, which is a very good thing.

In conclusion, posting essays weekly is beneficial because it allows me to develop thick skin, communication skills far superior to those that don’t write regularly, and better writing skills. I hope that you can draw these conclusions yourself, if you feel differently definitely leave a comment with your own conclusions. Please like and subscribe for more essays from me, Homeschooled Hero! Today is the last day of school, so my posting schedule will a little funky for about 2-3 weeks.

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Posted in Books, Education, English

How the church members should have handled their situation like Jesus

In the book, In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, the church members are tasked with living by the question, “What would Jesus do?” However, it is never explained to us how these people know what Jesus would do. I know that many people would say, “You can figure it out by reading the Bible,” unfortunately then you would have to only find yourself in situations under the same exact circumstances. So, they should have started seeing things as Jesus would have. They also should have tried to stay out of situations he would disapprove of.

In conclusion, it is difficult to live by this question. However, it is not impossible. So, if you plan on  living that way, keep in mind you don’t know exactly what Jesus would do in every situation. However, you do know what he would not do, so go from there.

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What Virginia Should done with the Money

Hey guys, I know that you probably think that this is about the STATE Virginia. However, it isn’t about that Virginia. This is about Virginia from the book In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. I was given the assignment to write about what Virginia should have done before donating $500,000 to the newspaper editor. My name is Homeschooled Hero and I hope that you enjoy this essay, so let’s get to it!

So, in the book, Virginia donates half a million dollars to the editor of a failing newspaper. She does this to help bring the paper back to a functional position. However, I feel that there is something that she should have done before donating that money. First she should have decided if the newspaper was WORTH funding. Then she should have checked to see if her family was in need of something that would require that money. Those are the first things that she should have done.

The only reason that she should have done those things before donating the money is because if her family DID need that money, she would have given it away to a failing newspaper and basically waste her money. Now, the first step is the MOST important because it determines if it is even worth considering donating the money. If she had done some research into the paper, she would have actually seen that the editor doesn’t publish stories that would be put into a successful paper. He puts stupid things that aren’t as important as others. For example he decided NOT to publish a story that showed the railroad breaking the law. He published something else that wasn’t important at all.

It may behoove you to know that the book was a very popular book for the Social Gospel. However, the author doesn’t really understand anything how businesses like a newspaper are run. In this sense, this book is very similar to Looking Backward. There are many problems in both books, and they both center around how businesses are run. Both authors don’t really know about how a business is run, how it stays functional, and how to make money. They rely upon how they think that businesses SHOULD  be run, and that is not how the business world works at all. That is the problem with authors like Charles Sheldon, they don’t know what they are writing about. They write about how the world ought to be, instead of how it is. Then, that makes it a big problem when they try to write because it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I find this to be a big problem.

In conclusion, Virginia should have looked into what she was investing into. She also should have made sure that her family wasn’t in need before she donated $500,000. I think that Charles Sheldon is a good writer, but he has no clue as to what the real world is. It will never be exactly perfect, and what he sees as perfect is not really. Please like and subscribe for more from me, Homeschooled Hero! If you enjoyed this essay leave a comment and let me know why you enjoyed it so much. If you have read the book, let me know what Virginia should have done before she donated the money.

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Posted in Books, Education, English

What is the least plausible aspect of the plot so far?

Today I am writing about the book that I am currently reading for English. The book is called In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. The book takes place in a town where people are doing “wrong.” So, the pastor creates a challenge for the people at the church. A few people in the crowd decide to take up the challenge, they had to live their lives by asking “What would Jesus do?” The book follows several characters, but mostly focuses on the young woman known as Rachel. She is a self-centered and selfish person. Another way to describe Rachel is as an megalomaniac.

I think that the least plausible part of this book is living by what Jesus would do. I think that this is implausible because how would anyone know what Jesus would do? Sure, the Bible explains what he did, but you can’t go based off of that. Plus, this is a completely different time than when the Bible is set so he could do things very differently than he did then. Also, Jesus might be able to do many things that we as normal mortals wouldn’t be able to do in our wildest dreams. Thus, this is very implausible.

I would like to take this time to talk about Rachel. Rachel thinks that she is super-special, because of her beautiful voice. However, she has no sense of money or how to choose a good track to get her voice out there. For example, she was given an opportunity to earn a lot of money and get known. However, instead of taking this opportunity, she chose to stay singing at the church because she thought that she was getting a point out there by staying at the church, and making a difference in people’s lives. However, we find out that is not true later on when she sings for the workers. When she sings for the workers, after she sings, all of the people left and went back to the saloons. Not one of the workers had a single care in the world for what she sang about. Another problem, that I have with Rachel, is that she has rejected two men when they proposed to her. She rejected them both because she thought that her singing for people was much more important than getting married. She also thought both men rude for not even asking her on a date or getting to know her first, they just came up and asked for her hand in marriage.

In conclusion, living life by the code of “What would Jesus do?” is difficult and implausible. This not something that can be done just because you want to. You would have to actually know Jesus on a personal level in order to do this. Unfortunately not many people, that are alive, have that connection with Jesus. Also, Rachel is not the kind of person that you should ask to marry, because she is very self-centered. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero! If you enjoyed this essay, drop a like and leave a comment explaining what you thought of it.

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Which Dream in Looking Backward was more Realistic? Why?

Today I am writing about which dream from Looking Backward was more realistic to me. To get this started, there were two major dream sequences. These were, the dream back to 1887 and then 2000. These dreams were both rather strange in some aspects but one of them was still more realistic. So, without further adieu, let’s get into this essay.

I think that when he (Bellamy) woke up in 1887, it was more realistic than him waking up in 2000. I think this because when he woke up in 1887, everything seemed like it did before he went to 2000. I say this because in 1887 he lived like he normally would, but in 2000 he had to change to fit into the new society. I don’t like the new society, but it made more sense to me for it to be a figment of Bellamy’s imagination. When he woke up in 1887, I was rather confused but I eventually came to the conclusion that this was all a dream, and that Bellamy was going to try and move America to a socialist community. However, when he goes from the dream in 1887 to 2000, it was a little strange. To me it seemed as though Bellamy didn’t really like the Utopia that is the year 2000, it seemed that he wanted to go back to  his time. I wouldn’t blame him for wanting to see his family, but the dream sequence seemed to be a bit more than that, at least it did before he awoke in 2000 again. In 1887, Bellamy realizes that he has been living in a “perfect” society where everyone lives very differently than in 1887, but when he wakes up in 1887 he wants to change the world into that “perfect” society. I have a problem with this because, if the society was perfect in 1887 chances are, in 2000 it won’t be perfect anymore.

In the year 1887, Bellamy lives like everyone else, he earns a different salary and he does different jobs. This is pretty much the same for everyone in 1887. However, when he makes it to 2000, his life changes. In 2000, everyone has the same salary, and everyone is happy because, they are all equal. Once Bellamy lives in this he develops this lifestyle so that he thinks that this should be how everyone lives. Then when he wakes up in 1887, he resents where he came from, he thinks that it should be just like the Utopian society of 2000. This is not good for him, because he could be classified as crazy, because he would talk about how the year 2000 was. Then, when he woke up in 2000 again, he was very relieved, but he also felt bad because he dreamt of going back to 1887.

In conclusion, I think that Bellamy’s dream of 1887 was more realistic than his dream of 2000. I hope that you see it the same way, if you don’t please explain why. Also, if you haven’t read the book, please do. This book had a pretty big influence on the Socialist movement. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero.

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