Sunday, June 1, 2014

Masterpiece Academy Essay

Erik 1
Erik Arellano
Dr. Preston
Expository Reading & Writing
1 June, 2014
Masterpiece Academy Essay
            Since the beginning of the school year, we began to slack off more and more as the year progressed.  Some people may call it a form of  “senioritus” or some people may call it a form of just not caring.  Or both.  But typically, the students must earn the trust of the teacher, which in this case we failed to do.  Some students have not yet done some of the literature analysis from the beginning of the year.  How is the teacher supposed to trust someone that cant even complete a simple assignment as that.  Some of the students do deserve the trust, but they earned it, by simply completing these assignments on time.
            Lately, I have been working on my masterpiece.  I am very passionate for helping other people.  For example, if I see a person being bullied at school, I am the type of person that steps in to defend person.  And that is why I chose my masterpiece to be about law enforcement.  I will continue my learning on the field by going to college and applying for the police academy when I turn 21.  As my career gets longer and I continue to go up the ladder I would like to become either a detective or even the security for the president of the United States of America.
            Something about this course that I found completely hilarious was Austin’s stand up comedy.  His tone of voice that he talks in is funny and his face expressions that he makes to finish off a scene make the joke twice as funny.  A part where he could improve on include walking up on stage and just being himself because it seems as if he’s already written the script so it would make it funnier if he was being himself.
A simple theme that goes through 5 presentations is motivation.  Something that all have in common is that we aren’t motivated.  Motivation is something that doesn’t come on its own.  You have to find it.  And when you discover your motivation from inside you must grab it and never let go.  In Billy and Elizabeth’s presentation, they mentioned that in coaching, patience is key.  Because learning in general requires time.  The point that I’m trying to make is that once you do find your motivation to get something done, you will do whatever it takes to get it done. 
As of right now, I don’t consider myself a hero.  But soon I will be because whoever helps save lives is considered to be a hero.  I have not found my mentor but I’ve had one since the day I was born.  She’s led me down the right path and given me advice whether it was with sports or school.  This mentor is my own mother.  And with her help we both conquered a challenge that we both thought would never happen.  I am on my way to college and obviously we both have returned enlightened.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


In order for everyone to succeed, we must each collaborate and work together. Our classes may be hacked by making ourselves more comfortable in actually being in the class and not being bored or tired and making it difficult for students to learn in that environment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Masterpiece Status

For my masterpiece, I will collaborate with Elias Barriga and maybe Kapule Bisbee and together we will create a program or application for fitness easy enough to be used for all ages. This is just an idea that we can use.

The Crossroads Between Should & Must

 The article that I have just read explains why we must choose one over the other. If you choose that you should do something then your motivation is at it's absolute lowest. But if you choose that you must do something, then everything begins to seem easier to do. Anything that you want to do needs to be in the direction of the must crossroad because must makes it easier to accomplish many different kinds of goals.

So basically, I believe that I am currently in the direction of the should crossroad because I have lacked motivation recently but soon I would like to change my direction at the next crossroad to the must. I've learned from the article that I have chosen should for far too long and I must make the right decision to choose the must pathway. It will be a difficult journey but I'm up for any sort of challenge that tries to confront me.

In the end, I would like to see more people deciding to choose the must pathway because it will lead them into a happier lifestyle and make them happy with the way that they live in. It makes me wonder just how many people actually choose the must pathway instead of the should pathway. People must consider reading this article because it will teach you life lessons on how you can make your life easier and more strategic.

Friday, April 4, 2014

First Resource Of The Day

Found a website explaining some job opportunities in law enforcement. I've been exploring the site and it shows positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated individuals in which I am interested in.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


My masterpiece in general reflects my inner thinking and capability for creativity because it needs to use my imagination.  My masterpiece is on law enforcement so I am going to need some help brainstorming some ideas for the FINAL PROJECT and what I can do or collaborate with in order to make the biggest materpiece of all time.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Literature Analysis #3

1) Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson speculate on the identity of the owner of a cane that has been left in their office by an unknown visitor.  Wowing Watson with his fabulous powers of observation, Holmes predicts the appearance of James Mortimer, owner of the found object and a convenient entree into the baffling curse of the Baskervilles.

2) I think that the author chose to write about Sherlock Holmes because Holmes is an original detective.  I believe that the author has always had a thing for mystery-type of books and so he knew that Sherlock Holmes was a well-known detective so he decided to write novels about him.

3) I chose this book because it caught my eye when I already knew who Sherlock Holmes was and I have seen some of his movies and someday I would like to excel to become a detective after I am finished with my police officer carreer.

4) This book is definately the type of book thaat I found realistic because it is based on a detective that was said to have had existed and to me he is one of the best at what he does.  Hopefully, soon I can start making connections with Sherlock Holmes when he finds murderers and me finding out clues at a crime scene leading to a killer.  That day will come.


1) I believe that the author didn't create the characters because there must have been some type of evidence leading to the creation of this novel.  The author's choices tell me that he must have had to change the names of some characters and probably also change the plot to his convenience but if we would have met the main character we would find that his attitude is almost exactly the same as if you imagined it.

2) Sherlock Holmes is the main character and is known as the detective of the story.  I would describe his attitude as a fragile ego but never lets his guard down.  But basically Holmes is an overall genius for using his observation and clues to lead him on to criminals.  Dr. Watson is Holmes' sidekick and he tries to impress the master by solving such a baffling case.

3) To write about these characters gives me an idea of what I might have to do once I enter the field of my masterpiece.  It's interesting enough to write about them because they have such great talent to observe a scene and find clues that lead them on to another thing and that to me makes it enough to write about them.


1) The author does uses lengthy descriptions of places because it gives us, the readers, an idea as how the crime scene or just a normal room would look like to expert detectives.  Also it mainly puts our attention to where the characters are looking at.

2) The author used resources from stories about Sherlock Holmes.  To me he needed to investigate deep into Holmes' life in order to find details of what he did and how good he was at doing it.  To me it did not matter in my thinking because I already knew that it was going to be a good novel to read.