Olesya Kondrateva

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Over the last two weeks, I have been able to review and refresh the portraiture skills that I learned in art 9. This hasn’t been a difficult process, but rather interesting because of the complexities of starting to view people… Continue Reading →


During your reading break it is important to reflect both on the research you have conducted for your ZIP project, as well as prepare for our presentations, which will occur on January 28th and 29th. In order to do so,… Continue Reading →

In-Depth Introduction

The learner’s first entry introduces their project, reasons for their choice and a description of their mentors.    Portraiture is an ancient skill that has undergone many cultural and periodic developments, which makes it all the more interesting to analyze…. Continue Reading →


What new questions have come up in your inquiry? Will you include these in your final presentation, or might they be saved for future research or assignments? Do these questions help narrow your focus or do they distract you from… Continue Reading →


Take a moment to reflect on you inquiry plan (calendar). Do you need to make any revisions to your original plan? If so, why? If you haven’t made any changes to your plan, why do you feel you have been… Continue Reading →


Relating to your learning evidence, what have you done to make retrieving information easier or more effective in class?  In the last couple of days, I have really struggled with reading the shorthand passages because they contain so many abbreviated words…. Continue Reading →


Describe the ups and downs you have encountered to date in your inquiry. Specifically, when you were frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation? While going over the first 10 basic chapters of… Continue Reading →

Zip Proposal

What are the benefits and detriments of stenography as a note-taking medium? For this year’s zip project, I am really excited to research and practice the ancient skill of shorthand. Also called stenography, it is a series of lines and… Continue Reading →

A Wizard of EarthSea Literary Style

Overall, I would describe Le Guin’s writing style as having a heavy emphasis on literary artistic please. She chooses to fill up the pages with immense visual detail, oftentimes hindering the plot’s ability to effectively progress. An example of this… Continue Reading →

A Wizard of EarthSea Anticipation Guide

Human desires are too complex to be confined into the statement “a person will be happy if they do whatever they want”. Our world’s increasing globalization allows us more opportunities to find ourselves drowning in the biological torment of consumerism…. Continue Reading →

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