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Posted in Drama, Education, English, Guitar, Uncategorized

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!

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

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?

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

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.

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

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.

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

 

 

Posted in Education, English, Uncategorized

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.

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

Posted in Science

Firewalls and Viruses

This week I learned about Firewalls and Viruses among other topics. I decided to write about these topics because they really interest me. However, some of the viruses out in the world right now scare me a lot. Although, I still would like to explain some things on this subject, so without further adieu let’s begin!

Let’s start with Firewalls. These are basically what attempts to protect your computer. Now, I say attempts but it actually does protect your computer from a lot of things and people, but not everyone and everything. In some instances, the firewall is a small inconvenience to the hackers. So, that is basically what a firewall is; protection.

Now, a virus is classified as something called Malware. Malware can be your worst nightmare or a minor nuisance. An example of a really bad virus is a Trojan Horse virus. This can come from pretty much anything, but the most common is a site that states it can rid your computer of viruses. Unfortunately, some people buy into this scam and the virus takes a hold of your computer. The only reason that the virus gains control of your computer is because the person downloaded a virus instead of a virus remover. The worst part of this virus is that it infects your computer with several different viruses.

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There are people known as White Hat SEO, Black Hat SEO, and Gray Hat SEOs. These people do many different things, but they all use hacking for different means. Let’s start with White Hats. White Hats are basically the “good guys,” because they hack things to discover security weaknesses and other things in computer networks and sites.

The Black Hat SEOs, however, are the “bad guys,” they use malicious software to hack into personal computers, and other networks and mainframes, to steal personal information. These are the people that typically use Trojan Horse viruses.

Then there were the Gray Hats. These people are like anti-heroes. They are very similar to Deadpool, because they hack for their own purposes but also for money. They are really more in the middle so they aren’t “bad” but they aren’t “good” either. They hack into personal computers too, but they don’t usually use malicious software like Black Hats.

Until Next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

Posted in Education, Science

How the World Wide Web works

Today I am writing about how the Internet/World Wide Web works. Most people refer to the “World Wide Web” as the Web. This, I guess you would call it, ”system” is used to pull information from websites around the world and display it on your computer screen. This is just the basic explanation of what the World Wide Web is. So, let’s delve a little bit deeper into what the Web does.

The Web would not work if it wasn’t global. This is because if one country had ownership of something this powerful, other countries around the world would fight to get rid of it. This would then create World War 3. Overall, that would be very bad, and I don’t think that would be the greatest thing for anyone.

The Web is spread globally via cables on the ocean floor. These work because they are checked on regularly. These cable connect the continents and are used as tunnels. They are used to make a connection that gives information a path to get to other places in the world. These cables are very similar to a tunnel through a mountain. They basically provide a shortcut through the ocean instead of having it sent by a messenger. Seeing as though the cables are spread out through the ocean, they need to be very long. This would seem as though it would be a very long time before your information reached your computer. However, this is not the case, because scientists have developed a better way to send information. They basically made a cable that takes information, breaks it down and then sends it with very high speed, and then the site or information then re-arranges itself into it’s proper order when it reaches your computer. So that is basically how the Web works.

Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…