Monday, March 20, 2017

Even more College talk.

1) Josh Mitchell's study shows that having more of an education and training allows for more money to be made. In these few sentences, he proves that fact: "Men who were born between 1960 and 1964 and graduated from college earned a median of $802,000 in cumulative earnings by the time they were in their mid 40s, up from $687,000 for men born between 1940 and 1944, according to a report released by the Urban Institute last month. Meanwhile, median earnings for high school graduates fell from $435,000 to $243,000 over that same time period, points out Josh Mitchell, a research economist for the institute."

2) Grades are linked to the chances of getting into college, or finishing college.
 '"A one­ unit increase in your GPA has a very sizable impact on your education and earnings," says Michael T. French, director of the health economics research group at the University of Miami.' says the article. I know this fact very well, as it's pounded further into my head every time it's discussed. THIS is a link that goes even further in depth about how grades affect college admission.

3) Grades and the educational attainment was the strongest for minorities. This could be because of the gap that was created in jobs for minorities. This part of the articles shows this: However, those higher grades in high school didn't translate into higher earnings for African Americans, which French says could be due to a gap in the opportunities made available to minorities. Some workers may also choose to go into lower­ paying fields, he adds.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Military academy thingy

1) I believe the reason for the increase of students is because the number of people who go to college is a very high number, with the evidence in paragraph two. '“We’re using the military structure to get kids to go to college,” French said. “It teaches them self-reliance, self-discipline, leadership — all attributes needed for success in college.”' is what the article says.

2) The purpose of this article is to inform the reader about the military academy, and how many students are going to college. It informs the reader of what the daily life of this academy is like, along with the attitudes of the people going here. It also tells many other schools what they could be doing to help their students graduate.

3) Having student responsibility is so important because it allows the students to be responsible after high school, which is where they would need to be the most responsible. In South Haven, we could improve student responsibility by handing out detentions if students don't get their work in after a few days. We could hold them responsible for the actions they make, good or bad. If it's a good action, it would get a reward, but if it's a bad one, then give them punishment. This is a link that talks about improving student responsibility.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Social Media and College.

1) I agree that Social Media accounts should be taken into account when colleges are making decisions on whether or not to accept someone new into college. When someone makes a post about something on Social Media, they usually believe it, and if it's bad enough not to accept them into college, then they will believe that until they change their mind about it.

2) I agree with the fact that some people are more concerned with being a character than having character. I believe this, because whenever I'm at my school, I will see people who are doing things for attention and to stand out. People will make fun of others just to become popular. Many kids are acting out in class, just to become a character, instead of having character.

3) High school rules mimic what happens outside of high school by giving out punishment when someone does something wrong.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Post-Graduation stuffs.

1) I found a nice apartment for rent at Greenbriar Apartments. It would be $770 rent for the month, or $385 if me and a roommate split the costs. This link goes to the apartment.

2) Bills that I would end up having would be car bills, phone bills, gasoline, Car insurance, health insurance, Food, Entertainment, and soap and other essentials.

3) It could be stressful living with a paycheck because you could end up not getting paid enough if you crash your car, or if you end up doing something to hurt yourself.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Career stuffs. (Cheesy Potatoes)

1) An option that holds my interest for a career path is to be a computer programmer. I like the aspect that I don't have to work with a lot of people, and it can include creating new video games. Some of the attributes that I have that would help me in this career are being very creative, doing a lot of work by myself, and many other attributes. This is a link that will show what a good computer programmer should have as in attributes:  https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240644

2) I want to program computers and eventually create new video games, so this (http://www.wmich.edu/academics/undergraduate/cs) school would help me get certified. The training would help me because it would teach me how to program computers.

3) A computer programmer would get an annual salary of 79k. There is a great number of jobs that I could do as well.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ted Talk stuffs

1) This TedTalk links back to our argument unit by showing more advertisement, that would mess up the market that sneakerheads sell with people.

2) After listening to the talk, I realized that the two markets that Nike sells to are the Secondary Market and the Retail Market.

3) If there is a Stock Market of Things, I would buy/sell collectable video games equipment/games. I would do this because older video games are becoming really collectable and popular. Here's a helpful link with the top 20 popular games.   http://www.shortlist.com/tech/gaming/20-greatest-retro-games

Monday, February 6, 2017

1) Based on the article from last week's blog (http://time.com/4650544/supreme-court-nominees-donald-trump/?iid=sr-link1), the genre of this non-fiction is to inform the reader about President Trump's picks for the supreme court.

2) I feel that the article above uses description because I think that the article wants to make the reader visualize what the people President Trump has picked have done.

3) The most interesting thing in the typed up article was the virtual reality, because it would allow me to do the one thing that I love the most, playing video games, in real life. It could get me to go outside and do a workout, and I would think it's all part of the game.