Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fever Pitch Section 1: pages 1-40

Summary of section 1:

This whole section was basically gettign background knowledge, and setting up the story. Some significant events in this section would be going to his first game and watching it live, after jsut becoming interested in football. He goes and watches Arsenal play. He goes into more depth about how the people there were so unique. That the things they shouted truely made the impression on him that they hated the game. From then on the book is divided into chapters, all starting with a football game first being, Swindon town v. Arsenal then England v. Scotland, and Arsenal v. Everton and ending with Brazil v. Czechoslovakia. All in which he either watched or was at. He goes into more detail about each game and what he was doing or was going on in his life during that time.

Summary pages 6-11

In this small part of the book, Horby tells about his expieriences with his dad at football games. About how actgually being there is a new expierience, and seeing all the different kinds of people.

Summary on pages form Fever Pitch

from pages 1-5... Hornby talks about when he was a boy how he didnt have a great relationship with his father, mostly becasue his parents were divorced. But the find a common interest in football, or in america its soccer.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This I believe...

1. A link to the essay

2. Author

3. Title
Hard work paves the way for success

–4. One sentence of what the belief is
"I believe that practice and determination pave the way to success."

–5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief
"Each day when I put on my practice gear my mindset is the same; I must practice how I desire to play"

"Practice can elevate your game or destroy it depending on your determination and work ethic. For me, practice elevates my game. In practice I shoot at least one hundred free-throws a day."

–6. 1 favorite passage
"“Practice means to perform, over and over again in repetitious behaviors facing all obstacles that could come your way.” I believe in practicing hard every day with passion, determination and heart until perfection is attained."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Question 2

Better grades, is something that my parents have stressed for a while. Which is why is it a major goal for me this year. Last year i dont feel that i pushed myself to the grades that i wanted to have. This year i plan to do that.

Question 1

The thing that i am most anxious about at Edina High School is the opportunity for me to tryout for hockey. Hockey has been a huge part of my life since i can remember, which is why i answered the way i did. Without hockey in the winter i would be lost. Which is why hockey is what i am most anxious about at Edina High School this year.