1. Overall, what is your opinion of 20 Time based on YOUR experience in class?
I looked 20 time overall, because of the long term gratification that we receive from it, and learning how to manage long term goals. I also like how it is very open-ended, so that we can hopefully get to do whatever we want, which makes it a lot easier to succeed in doing it. I also like the long term lessons that one learns and the realizations that they can gain from it.
2. What are some aspects of 20 Time that you think should be adjusted for students next year?
I don't think that any major adjustments need to be made, however I do think that the project should be started after the transcendentalism unit, but we are to think about it from the start of the year, because some people had a tough time finding a project they were passionate abut and found it hard to come up with a project with the snap of their fingers like I pretty much did.
3. What are some aspects of 20 Time that should NOT be changed for students next year?
I like the blog posts every week, because it keeps us on our toes and forces us to at least do something every week. I got frustrated at times because I had consecutive weeks where I didn't do too much, so I went out and got a $300 sponsorship from a local resurant, which helped me get to my goal and also helped my blog-writing abilities for the following week, because I now had something to write about.
4. Is 20 Time something that more students should do in school? Please explain why or why not.
Yes, because it leads to long term great accomplishments, which a lot of kids have trouble doing while managing other school work. When the project becomes a grade and becomes part of school, it is a lot easier to succeed at that goal, and you can also learn a lot while attaining an easy A. The A is easy to receive because it is easy to learn from the project, not because we don't have to work hard for our good grade.
5. What advice would you give to students who are doing 20 Time next year?
Start your project, and go out and do it right away. Also, set small goals with short term gratification that will help contribute to your long term goal, but they will also keep you motivated for your long term goal. Also make sure that you take the project seriously the entire year. Also make sure you have a project that you like and want to do, because it makes is so much easier to work on rather than forcing yourself to do something that you don't want do
6. (For Speakers at TEDxGPSHS Only) What did you think of the event? Is this something the school should host again? Why or why not?
I really liked the event and thought that it was a ton of fun to do. I think that event should be hosted again, and although it would be cool if it was another TEDx event, it would be bitter sweet for us speakers because it kind of takes away from how special it was for us to speak at the one and only TEDx Grosse Pointe South HS. I think that the presentations at the end of the year are good however, and that should remain the same for next year.