In-class trick shots

We followed the instructions and made trick shots with ping pong balls, tubes, and books.


I only had to take this survey once for it to perfectly describe me and my motivations


My main motivation is achievement meaning I am driven by the feeling of accomplishing something. I enjoy the feeling of doing something successfully and working hard. The survey tells me that I thrive on achievements, accomplishments, or anything completed through hard work. I think this accurately describes me because accomplishments make me feel successful and needed.


I should look for opportunities where I get to make use of my skills and abilities and feel accomplished doing something. Achievers, such as myself, are motivated by the opportunity to use their skills, knowledge and abilities.


My second strongest motivation is recognition. I think based on the description this is very accurate because I work towards recognition in everything I do. Recognition is the acknowledgement of an achievement or an accomplishment. As someone who likes to be recognized for my achievements, I should look for opportunities that demonstrate excellence, put me in the spotlight, or allow me to have a high level of responsibility.  Opportunities I would thrive in include: opportunities for promotions and advancements, places I can receive recognition for the work I do, and the opportunity to lead or direct others.

Both of these motivational factors describe me very well and I am glad to know what my motivational factors are so I can put myself in the right situations to thrive.



According to the knowledge test, my main subject area is business. I’m not sure how accurate this is because I don’t know a lot about business but I think it is very interesting.


My top four subject areas combined sound quite like me and it makes sense because they are all the same percent. Business, science, physical education, and creative arts are all at 83% so I think they are all my top subject areas because they are technically the same.


Business courses help you understand the way that businesses are run and become successful. I think this is an interesting thing for me to learn about but I don’t think it is something I would pursue as a career.


Another subject area I was given was creative arts. I think this describes the outside of school/at home side of me because of my passion for dance. Creative arts give us creative techniques, practices, and abilities. I am not a very artistic person while working, but sometimes I come up with creative ways to solve a problem.


Careers under the creative arts category include dancers, drama actors, photographers, and many more. Although some of these careers appeal to others, it isn’t something I would be good at. I love to dance and it is something I plan to do for a long time but I don’t want it to be my career.


Phys Ed is definitely not my favourite or my best subject. I’m not bad at it because I’m athletic but I just don’t like it that much, that’s why I was quite surprised that it was one of my higher subject areas.


The career interests related to Phys Ed include health and wellness, sports, or health sciences. I know I don’t want to be a professional athlete but I think a job in the health sciences area is something I would enjoy and be successful at.


My final top subject area is science. I think this is accurate because I usually enjoy science. Some of the topics we learn such as plants and structures are boring to me but I enjoy learning about the body and cells.


I enjoy talking about scientific topics with my mom about her work in the lab and learning about the stuff she does so I also think I could pursue a career in science. Careers associated with science usually have something to do with biology, chemistry, or physics.


Some of the top occupations I was given were anesthesiologist and obstetrician. I think these are both jobs I would consider having a career in because they sound interesting and challenging.





My interests

My interest type is the futurist (IA). My interest types include being investigative, independent, social, and artistic.


My primary interest trait was investigative. I believe I am investigative because I enjoy solving problems and analyzing and investigating information. People with investigative interests are usually more curious and outgoing. Investigative occupations usually involve working with information, concepts, and theories.


My secondary interest is artistic. Being artistic is definitely not how I would describe myself or how others would describe me but somehow it is my secondary interest. Artistic people are usually flexible, like change, and are creative. This one is quite far from me although at times I can be creative.


Some of the other interest traits I was given that apply more to me are social and conventional. I am a very outgoing person and I feel like the word social is a good way to describe me. I agree with most of these traits I was given but I do not find myself artistic.


A few of the jobs I was given that I would like were a neurologist, a pathologist, and a lawyer. These jobs all sound like something I would enjoy doing for various reasons. I think I would like to be a pathologist and a neurologist because they are both jobs in the medical field. I have wanted to work in medicine since I was very little, know I just need to figure out what I want to do specifically.


I think I would enjoy being a neurologist because I think the brain and nervous system are very fascinating. In the past, I have also thought about being a lawyer because some aspects of the law are interesting. Specifically, I would like to be a criminal justice lawyer. This sounds like something I would do because I love watching true crime documentaries and reading about them.


I think that my interest types match these occupations well because they are all jobs that require investigation and artistic thinking. For example, to be a lawyer you must be very investigative to collect all the necessary information for your case, and to be a neurologist, you might have to think outside the box to discover what is wrong with your patient.

According to the compatibility survey, I have an 80% match with being a neurologist and a 78% match with being a pathologist.





Personality Survey

My personality type is ENTP. It was very close between the last question, and personally I think I am in between ENTP and ENTJ.


Some of the characteristics I was givin that relate to me include being social and energetic, enjoying being the centre of attention, making decisions based on facts rather than feelings, and thinking in the big picture.


Some of the characteristics I was given that don’t relate to me include being open to new information and going with the flow. Both of these characteristics are from the last question which is why I think I relate more to ENTJ.


Of these personality traits, I think my most valuable one is my extraversion. I am quite extroverted and this can be useful in many situations now and in the future. I enjoy being social and I like groups of people, so it is easier for me to meet new people and make new friends which I believe is a great skill to have. I


think it is extremely important to understand your personality type, not only for yourself but for others. If you know your personality type along with others it makes you more understanding of either people and the way they act. For you, it may make it easier to make decisions, find a job that suits your personality or even make friends with people that compliment your personality well.


My Learning Style Survey

I am a kinesthetic learner. I learn by touching and doing rather than by seeing and hearing. My blueprint recommended a couple of study tips for me that I believe will work.


I should study using hands on tasks to help me retain information. Flash cards can be useful for kinesthetic learner to sort the concepts. Another tip I was given was to make a model or diagram to help visualize the concept and although that my work, that is not a study tip I would use.


My favourite study tip I was given was to study in short blocks of time and take lots of breaks. This is something I have always done because I can’t focus for long periods of time. If I have multiple subjects to study I will study each one for a short amount of time and switch subjects every so often. This keeps my brain activates so I don’t get bored and loose focus.


Now that I know what my specific learning style is, I can use this information to help me learn and study more effectively. This will not only help my marks but also my confidence about school in general.