Homework 3/15

March 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm (Uncategorized)

1. What is an audience?
• They may be a group of similar people or a combination of different groups of people
2. Please list three different types of audiences there are.
• Children
• High school students
• Adults
3. Pretend that you are giving a presentation to the following groups:
a) High school students
b) Parents
c) Business men and women
What are some topics that you would discuss with them? How do you plan to hold their attention?
High school students
• Sports
• Parties
• Friends
• Children
• Curfews
• Parenting
Business Men and Women
• Meetings
• Computers
• Companies
• News


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Presenting a Speech

March 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm (Uncategorized)

1.  Do you like presenting information?  (why or why not)

For the most part, I do enjoy presenting information.  I usually like to speak in front of people.

2.  What do you think are the key elements in a good speech?

The Key elements in a good speech are:

-keeping the listeners interested

-good/accurate information


-eye contact

3.  What is difference between giving a speech about something you enjoy as opposed to something that you do not enjoy?

If you enjoy your topic then you will probably be more able to keep the audience interested.

4.  Why do you believe power point is a helpful tool to use for presentations?

PowerPoint is a useful tool for presentations because it can keep you organized and helps to quickly present your points.

5.  When do you think you will be using power point after high school?

I will probably use PowerPoint when doing projects in college or making a presentation at my job.

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My Shopping List

March 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm (Uncategorized)

I created a budget sheet of items that I would need if I went grocery shopping.  I had a 75 dollar limit and this is my list.

My Shopping List

While I was creating this budget sheet.  I had trouble staying under budget at first.  But after I started to find a lot of good deals, I had trouble reaching my budget.  Originally, I only spent 45 dollars.  However, I looked over my list and made some changes and my total ended up being $72.72.  I believe that it is important to create a budget for yourself when you go shopping because then you will know exactly how much you plan on spending.  You can save yourself a lot of money this way.  Now, I definitely have  better understanding of how expensive some foods can be.  But I think I’ve learned how to look for good sales.  I enjoyed this project because it gave me an idea of what life will be like when I’m in college and living by myself.

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Tyra Banks

February 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized)

Tyra Banks

Today, Tyra Banks is known as a former model and fashion legend for young girls around the world.  But, Tyra’s life wasn’t always as easy at it is now.  Tyra Banks was born in Inglewood, California in 1973.  She was a very skinny and beautiful girl from the start.  However, as she grew, her mother began to realize just how naturally pretty she actually was.  Her mother took some head shots of her and sent them out to local modeling agencies.  Although her looks were stunning, Tyra was turned down because there weren’t many African American models in those days.  She then enrolled in  Loyola University to focus on her studies.  However, before she could even take her first class, she was discovered by a modeling agent and taken to Paris to start her modeling career.  By the time she turned 20, Tyra was on top of the world.  She had become very successful and well-known.  However, a fellow African American model named Naomi Campbell did not approve of Tyra’s new-found success.  She told a designer to ban Tyra from Chanel runways.  Tyra didn’t let this bother her though.  She landed a role on the hit television show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She also got a few parts in movies.  In 1997, Tyra Banks became the first African American woman to ever be on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.  She then began to devote her life to helping young girls realize their beauty both on the outside and the inside.  She wrote books and started a club called the T Zone.  Throughout the years, Tyra Banks has become a very recognizable fashion model, actress, and talk show host.  She has suffered through her ups and downs but she always remembers where she came from.  I feel that her positive attitude and her success are very influential. I’ve found that she is not only an inspiration to African American girls, but she is a mentor and role model for girls of all cultures.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

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Top 6 College Choices

February 1, 2010 at 11:45 pm (Uncategorized)

1.) Clarion University of Pennsylvania

When I was taking my CollegeBoard.com College MatchMaker, this university was one of my results.  I added it to my list because it specializes in education and teacher’s certification.  Teaching is something that I may want to do in the future.  This school may not be my first choice, but it’s pretty close to home and I can definitely see myself having a good experience there.

2.) Cornell University

I chose Cornell because, just looking at it’s CollegeBoard profile put me in awe.  It is a great school with very high standards.  I put it on my list as a goal for myself.  It is hard to get into but, if I try my hardest, I think I have a chance of getting in.  It also has a very good psychology program which is something I would like to major in.

3.) Drew University

Drew University is a relatively small school.  I think that when I go to college, I would like to go to a smaller school so that I can get a better and more thorough education.  Drew’s average class size is 20 students.  Drew also has a very good psychology program which is what I will look for in schools.

4.) Montclair State University

Montclair State is a very good teaching school.  Several people have told me that if I want to be a teacher, MSU is an excellent school to go to.  It is literally one town over from my house so I would have to live at home.  However, I kept it on my list just in case I decide that I do want to be a teacher.

5.) Columbia University

Columbia is known for being a very good school.  It is relatively hard to get into.  But I see this as another goal for myself.  I would like to see if I have the skills and knowledge to get into a school as good as Columbia.  It has some of the things that I am interested in majoring in and it is in New York City which is an area that I would love to explore.

6.) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro looks like a very good school for me.  It has the two majors I may want to follow: education and psychology.  It also specializes in Elementary education which is what I would like to do.  On top of that, it isn’t very far from home and it is relatively small.  This is why it is one of my top 6 college choices.

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Media Statistics

January 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm (Uncategorized)


Watching this video gave me chills.  It was completely eye-opening but I did not find it very hard to believe.  In today’s society, everybody has a Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.  It is a very rare occasion when you meet someone who doesn’t have a profile on one of these social networks.  But this video made me realize just how many people are actually on these interactive websites.  This video’s main point is “Is Social Media a Fad?”  Many people have said that this phase of computer junkies will fade out eventually, but this video proves that statement wrong.  It says that 96% of generation Y have a social profile.  I have to admit, I have become one of the several million who have hopped on the Facebook bandwagon.  But who hasn’t?

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Current Event: Orange Uh OH!!

January 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm (Uncategorized)

The coldest winter in years is not only freezing us from our noses to our toes, but its also threatening the existence one of America’s favorite fruits.  Florida, which is usually one of the only states that is not affected by a climate change in the winter, has seen some temperatures in the teens.  This very low climate is affecting the growth of citrus plants.  Florida is one of the only places in America that can grow citrus fruits because its temperature stays consistent year-round.  Temperatures in Miami, which would normally be around 70 degrees at this time of year, barely reached the 40s yesterday.  Citrus plants can’t live in temperatures of 20 degrees or less for more than four hours.  This sudden drastic drop in temperature could be trouble for the orange juice market.  According the the article, “Florida citrus is a $9.3 billion industry. The state produces three-quarters of the United States’ orange crop and 40 percent of the world’s orange juice supply.”  So, if these oranges and other citrus fruits fail to live through the brutal winter, the amount of money spent to get the citrus market back on track could cost a lost of money not to mention the time citrus workers would have to work.  In conclusion, this potential freeze of the citrus orchards could greatly affect the economy and cause the loss of jobs.  Citrus farmers are already working 7 days a week and there is no way that they can work any harder than they already are.

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Current News

December 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm (Uncategorized)

  • Epic hotel in downtown Miami
  • the water is not up to codes
  • killed one and hospitalized others
  • caused diseases
  • the water doesn’t taste the same that it did when the hotel opened
  • produce in Afghanistan
  • there are 150 lb explosives
  • village people signed a petition to decrease Taliban
  • disease stymies businessman
  • he was at the top of his game
  • became depressed, forgot what he was talking about
  • used to be very healthy
  • he couldn’t read a clock
  • had FTD which affects his personality and his life
  • he has a need to be with his wife constantly
  • some friends and family don’t understand his condition

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Beauty Queen is “Drop Dead” Gorgeous

December 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm (Uncategorized)

When a former Miss Argentina tied up her hospital gown on Wednesday, she had no idea that her fabulous life would come to an abrupt end.  Solange Magnano was a beautiful Argentinian woman.  She owned her own modeling agency and had been a model herself.  She won Miss Argentina in 1994 and was the mother of 7-year-old twins.  On Wednesday, Solange went to her local hospital to get surgery on her buttocks.  While she was being transferred from the clinic where she received the surgery, Solange Magnano passed away.  She was a young and vibrant 37-year-old woman who passed long before she should have.  Hundreds have mourned the loss of this Argentinian fashion icon, but there is nothing that can be done about this tragic loss.  Her family and friends are working to recover from the passing of their loved one.  But the world will never forget Solange Magnano.

Solange at a fashion show in 2009

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Office 2007

November 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm (Uncategorized)

1)    Where is the ribbon located?
The ribbon is located at the top of the screen in a Microsoft office 2007 document.
2)    What are the three main components that make up the ribbon?
The main components are tabs, groups, and commands.
3)    What are the names of all the tabs?
The tabs are Home, Insert, Page Layout, References, Mailings, Review, and View.
4)    Where are the group names located?
The group names are located at the bottom of the ribbon in a darker shade of blue.
5)    What are the commands?
Commands are the things found inside groups that can be done to a document.
6)    What is a template?
A template is an example or starting place document.  It’s an example of how to do something.
7)    Why are templates helpful?
They are helpful because they are a starting place for you to build on.
8)    What is the good thing about styles in office 2007?
The styles in office 2007 make it easy for anyone to use.  They are very visual. OR It can help you give a heading, title, subtitle, emphasis, etc.
9)    What are some of the uses for a table in word?
Tables can be used as charts or schedules.
10)  What are graphics?  How can you use them in word?
Graphics are things that can be found in the insert tab, illustrations group and they can help you insert pictures.
11)  What is mail merge?  What can you this for?
Mail Merge is an application to create a form letter that you are going to send to multiple people and send each copy to a different person.
12)  What is document security view?
Document security view restricts how people view the document.
*13)  Why do you think that office has changed so much?
Office has changed so much to keep up with the competition.  It has become more visual so that it is easier for the average person to use and understand.
*14) If you don’t know how something in technology works, what are some ways you can learn?
You can ask your teacher or a friend to help you or you could even use the help button.

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