Nature Vs Nurture – Awaiz Jalal

My understanding of nature vs nurture is that nature is when you have certain traits that come from genetics these traits can be gender based or Ethical whilst nurture is where you gain traits or behavior through your environment. There is also that these both coexist and that some traits and behavior can be genetically inherited but also can be nurtured to their potential or need nurturing in order to be effective.

Nature VS Nurture is very subjective as of it both are factors that can affect each other but I think it is natural for humans to have subjective traits and behavior based on their gender or race. This can be clearly seen in the natural environment as in the Hines study the test male monkeys went for toys that were more boy oriented such as cars and the females monkeys went for toys that looked or remember something like an ape. That explanation is that males went for more mechanical toys and the females went for the toy babies because of their maternal instincts.

Expanding my comfort zone during G8 Expedition

This year’s expedition was quite interesting as it affected me a lot and thought me many new things that helped me make future decisions. Most of these decisions were involving risk taking.

The first thing that helped me learn that risk taking is important to expand your comfort zone a generally in life I when we first went canyoning. This was a crucial moment because this is where we did the 10-meter jump and I also learned how to do backflips. Both of these things that I decided to do helped me make more decision that involved risk taking such as when we went rafting and we had to do a jump, I choose to do a backflip, which almost ended up harming me but nevertheless I was unscathed. Me choosing to do a backflip that could lead to me harmed was very crucial involving risk taking as I developed the sense that it gets easier the more I do it thus expanding my comfort zone.

After that activity, we did mountain biking which was made up of fairly hard challenges such as sharp turns and steep slopes. When I started I had some fear of losing control of the bike or falling off but when I ended up completing the whole track I was felt really accomplished and fearless. This led me to do the hard challenge for bikes which was difficult but I completed because of the simple fact that I would not lose control if I have no fear and face risky situations with no fear will help me get better at things and easily overcome difficult situations.

In the end, many things ended up helping me in risk taking and expanding my comfort zone. These things were facing problems and difficult situation with no fear to keep control of yourself and doing things that might harm to make yourself stronger in the future.

Spanish Unit 1 Reflection

I think I improved drastically in Spanish from last year but there are many areas I still need to improve on.

First and foremost thing I would like to improve on is my grammar in Spanish. This is because I make mistakes whilst writing text. Grammer also includes thing like spelling, punctuations, accents and conjugation. If I’m able to not make these mistakes again in the future and improve on my grammar it would really help my Spanish .

Secondly, I need to be more careful with adjective/noun agreement. I could easily improve upon this by practicing a bit more.

Lastly, I like to improve on using reflexive verbs and vocab in general. This would help me be more concise and would make it easier for to express and describe my self.

Reflection on D Day

Designing our idea was kind of tough as I joined my group one day Late and I had to hasty to complete all of the work and double check it, But it turned out to be good as my teammates were very supportive and helpful.

I liked working with my group because they had a really good idea that they were dedicated to making good and as i said they were very kind, supportive and helpful.

One ATL Skill I used very well was risk taking by choosing a new idea and using different graphic designs, i used communication skill to talk with all the students and teacher while presenting and collabartion skills to work with my group to get out work done within time and make it good.

One great moment I had while doing this project was making all the stickman graphics as they were super cool.

One thing I learned from another group was that when you work alone your work would not be as effective but when you have others to work with your will achieve things more quickly and effectively.

Next time I would be more organized and spend my time well on the project I will do.

I did all the graphic work!!! It was fun finding all the right stickman.


Spanish Goals

These are my goals for Spanish for this year.

My First goal is to Study for Spanish for at least 30 minutes in a week.

My Second goal is generally to improve my Spanish. Things including like accent,conjugation and learn
new vocabulary.

My Third goal is to complete my Spanish homework on time.

My Last goal is to use Avancemos more. This is because it is really helpful and I did not use it last year as much, but now I know that it is a really helpful tool.