Tuesday 6th November 2018-
(ps sorry I put the wrong date on yesterday’s!)
Hope you all had a good day and learnt something new. Today I was at college and had a full day today so the only thing new was that I was able to sleep in today as my dad took me in the car cutting my travel time to 45 mins instead of a hour and a half. Today I had double psychology where I learnt about a further obedience study and did a presentation about the winterbourne case and how psychology could potentially explain why this dreadful behaviour was felt to be acceptable by the workers. I then had a history (Spain) lesson in which I learnt about Spanish foreign policies with different countries such as France, the Mediterranean and Portugal. I then had lunch and then concluded my college day with a double lesson on English Language. Today we learnt about persuasive devices and Surprised myself with my knowledge of the topic from GCSEs. I was able to remember these from an acrostic that my teacher taught me - AFORESTDASH. I don’t know if anyone else knows what this means but basically it’s a list of different persuasive techniques such as Alliteration, Facts, Opinions, Repetition, Exaggeration, Statistics ...... This thoroughly helped me to show my teacher that I wasn’t completely helpless as I did know my persuasive techniques and was able to participate fully in this lesson . Guaranteeing at least one answer from me per task or question. This seems like a small thing for people that don’t know me but since I’ve been put into intervention, this was a real confidence booster as I was made to feel as if I had made some progress.
I would like to take this chance to encourage anyone who feels down about doing a task based on their said ability, try your best and that’s all anyone can ask from you. Don’t look down on yourself or subject yourself to a particular status because you have felt that way before, use it as a building block, say to yourself : ‘this is what I got last time, let’s do better’ and if you actually physically can’t, then at least you know that you tried your hardest. Push on. I believe in you.
I would love to hear some stories from some of you where you have overcome something. It could be something as little as reading in class. It’s important to empower each other because there are enough people dragging us down otherwise.
Quote of the day~ ‘You are STRONGER than you know, BRAVER than you believe and SMARTER than you think you are’ ❤️
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