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Angel Alba English 1 period 4

When it comes to the topic of why people fail or succeed many people would agree that you must possess some traits to help you throughout high school. Traits that will help you with graduate high school and not being one of the people standing outside watching their friends graduate. I have picked 3 traits to help me and maybe others to get to high school and become the class of 2016.

Being resourceful is a trait I hope to fulfill or in other words gain to further develop my progress to become one of individuals in the class of 2016. As a student at Wells Middle School unfortunately did not take advantage of my resources throughout the 3 years I was there. I did not get tutoring when needed, rarely took and even use my notes. When tests came near sometimes my teachers gave me a study sheet or something that would help me on my tests or exams as some call them. I would never or rarely take a glimpse at the sheet; I would think that I would ace the test anyways. However when a test came near I had trouble with some of the questions. While reading “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell I found some examples of being resourceful. Rainsford, a character in the story was being hunted by the notorious hunter general Zaroff. He used his head to try to outsmart the dangerous man hunting him; he built three traps out of his surroundings. Rainsford is also a hunter and he hunted all over the world and learned how to build these traps to kill the animals he was hunting. The first trap he built was the Maylay Man-catcher, which basically was a dead, fallen tree with a trip wire attached to it. When Zaroff came Rainsford was hiding nearby. Zaroff saw the trap, but it was...
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