Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The End of The Year

1. What were some of your goals at the beginning of this school year, both for school as well as for your personal life?
- To get good scores in every subjects.

2. How many of these goals do you think that you have met? Can you please explain your answers?
- In some of the subjects, I get good scores, but some of the subjects I didn't get really good scores, so I still need to improve more and study harder.

3. For the goals that you've met, what helped you to meet those goals? Were there any people who helped you meet them, as well?
- My lesson teacher helped me, he teach me many new vocabulary that connected to the subject that I'm not really good at.

4. For the goals that you did not meet, what stopped you from meeting those goals?
- I didn't get a good scores in some of the subjects, because I don't study hard and I need more improvements.

5. What will be some of your goals for next year, both for school as well as for your personal life?
- I will have the same goals as this years, I want to get good scores in every subjects, and also improve more my understanding.

6. What have you learned about yourself this year, both as a student and as a person?
- I make many friends and I can join girl basketball teams to improve my basketball skills.

7. Do you think your English has improved this year? Why has it or hasn't it?
- Yes, I think my English is improve this year because I learn many new vocabulary and I also improve my understanding. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Final Task: Analysis

I choose guitar for my topic and "How can I learn to play and teach others a simple song on the guitar" is my essential question. I choose this topic because I think that this unit will be fun if I choose the topic that related to music. And I choose that essential question because in my task, I have to play a simple song and teach how to play it.

There are 3 part of bloom's taxonomy that we already done, knowledge, comprehension, and application. There are some task in each level. On knowledge part, I have to researching about the to do list that I write in the Google docs, it was researching about the basic notes, and also the most successful guitar player, I also included some images. On comprehension part, it was also research, and my first task is to "Describe how to become a better guitar player", second task is to "Explain why guitar player are good at playing guitar", third task is to "Compare the good guitar player and the bad guitar player". And on application part, I included a video that I made, I record myself when I'm playing guitar, I played a simple song, show the each notes that I found on knowledge part and also where the fingers go in each cord.

Now, I will answer the essential question that I choose, which is "How can I learn to play and teach others a simple song on the guitar". This question is to teach others how to play a simple son on the guitar. Firstly, when you are going to play a song, you should know how to play the notes, secondly, choose a easy song to play, thirdly, play the notes one by one, and it will be easier to play a song on the guitar.

UOI Interview With Mrs. Raisdana

First, I will tell you the 3 questions that I chose for the interview with Mrs. Raisdana. The first question is "If you could choose your topic again, would you choose the same one, or a different one? Explain why." The second question is "If you could re-do any part of your project so far, what would you change and why?" and the third question is "Can you describe some problems that you had when completing your tasks for this project? What did you do to try to solve them?". The reason that I chose the first question because every should be choose the topic that they think they can do well. The reason for second question is because there are some parts that I've done are not really good, and I wanted to change if I can redo. And the reason for the third question is because there are some problems when I'm completing my task, that's why I chose that question to answer.

After I got the answer, the thing that I will do to prepare for the interview with Mrs. Raisdana is, I will understand more about the question first then answer one by one with detail. After I answer all the question, I memorized the answer and try to talk clearly.

I think it will be better if I can memorized it, because If I don't memorized the answer, I will failed when I'm having the interview with Mrs. Raisdana. And I have to understand the question really good.

Here is the movie of my interview


I've prepared for this interview before I do it, but I didn't prepare a lot. When I prepare for this interview, I have to understand the question that I'm going to answer first, then answer the question one by one. I think I did well in this interview, but maybe my voice in quite in weak, not loud enough.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Final Post

Max’s father and Max are family because when Max is hungry, Max’s father unties him so that Max can find and eat boxes of prunes, old cereal and a bowl of cornflakes with water. It happens on Christmas eve, in the morning, Loretta Lee comes in and tells them “Merry Christmas” and gives them a box of pizza.  

Kevin and Max are very friendship because they always have fun together. And Kevin lies to Max’s father, Killer Kane, because Kevin is trying to rescue Max from his father’s threat. Max is killed by his father because Max remembers that his father killed his mom when he was young. Thus, Kevin saves Max by using squarish gun, however that he lies to Max’s father that inside of the gun there is only acid, then Kevin squarish the water to Max’s father’s eyes. It doesn’t injure him because the inside of the gun is not acid, it is just powder. 

Kevin already know that he is gonna dead, thus he didn’t tell to Max, because he doesn’t want to make Max to be fret about him. Then, when Kevin is dead, Max is really fret, that’s why he sneaks out in the morning and goes to the hospital. Max runs to the medical research building then he boots the glass in. He just wants to make sure of what the doctor said that Kevin wouldn’t have a long life and also Kevin is dead or not. What finally happens is that his heart just got too big for his body.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Level 3: Application

I made a video about:
1.) The basic cords and how to play them

2.) The song that you are going to learn to play
3.) How you learned to play that song (this will include shots or video of you practicing)
4.) Teaching other people how to play that song as well
5.) What was easy and difficult about playing that song and why


In this video, I show the basic cords that I found, where the fingers go in each cords, and play a basic songs which is called twinkle twinkle little star. I also tell how I learned to play this song and what was easy and difficult about playing this song. PLEASE ENJOY THE MOVIE.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Next Level: Comprehension

Describe how to become a better guitar player.
1. The basics of playing guitar are important if I want to build a solid foundation. Some must knows:
- Name of the strings, from top to bottom, the guitar strings correspond to the notes E, A, D, G, B and E.
- Tuning: even if you're playing the right notes, you can sound terrible if your strings are not tuned correctly.
- Chords: some easy chords to begin with are G, A, D and E minor. Try these chords out and practice until you're comfortable with the fingering.
- Rhythm: this is an important component of playing music, trying practicing with a metronome if you're having trouble with rhythm and beats.

2. Practice. This is one of the unavoidable truths about music: you have to practice to get better. Practice - and not "talent" - is the key to success.

*U can watch this LINK to learn more about playing guitar.*

Explain why guitar player are good at playing guitar.
Because they are always focus and serious to learn and practice playing guitar regularly until they have good skill at playing guitar. They also always improve their skills such as; their technics and style by creating something new and they always have ideas that can make many people or other players impressed and like their play.

Compare the good guitar player and the bad guitar player.
The good guitar player usually has good skill and they also practice harder and harder to improve their skill. We can see it when the player playing cords, moving from one cord to the other cord so well and it gives good tune or sound. While the bad guitar player, maybe because they always play the cords incorrectly and they also lazy to practice, for example: they doesn't put their fingers on the right cords so that will gives bad tune or sound.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Next thing that gonna happen...

I think after his dad arrive Max's house the next morning Max will be so scared because he is scared that his dad will do something bad, probably his dad going to kill him secretly without anyone know about that.