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  1. page About me edited ... Well that says it all! Take a look at my wikispace for more information. Below is a video abo…
    Well that says it all! Take a look at my wikispace for more information.
    Below is a video about me
    you enjoy!
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  2. page About me edited Hey! Welcome to my digital portfolio. My name is Maryam Abbas and I am 13 years old (Oldest daughte…
    Hey! Welcome to my digital portfolio. My name is Maryam Abbas and I am 13 years old (Oldest daughter of Nahid and Qamar Abbas). My parents have been the biggest motivation for me in my life, which is why I am the person that I am today. I go to Qatar Academy and I am a honor student there. I was born on September 29th, 1994, and I was born in Maine. I have lived in Maryland for most of my life. When I was 5 years old we moved to Abu Dhabi, and then after three years we moved back to Maryland. After 4 years (2007), I moved here, Qatar, and I dont know how long I will be living here, because at the end I will end up again in Maryland, since all of my relatives and family lives there! Over here I got an oppurtunity to meet many people from different cultures which was a great experience. Apart from family, my friends have made a great impact on my life as well. My best friends are all from different countries. I love hanging out with my friends, and they are always there for me when I need them. Some of my closest friends here are:
    Setareh: This girl is just amazing! She is one of my best friends in Qatar, and I have an amazing time with her. It is great talking to her, and she is always there to help you out. She is very trendy, and it is always fun going out shopping with her to malls!
    Mahnoor: Mahnoor is the first person I met when I moved to Qatar. It is great knowing her because she has the same heritage as I do, and most importantly she lives right down the street! Whenever I am feeling a bit down or need someone to talk to she is always there for me and always cheers me up! We share many memories even though we have known each other for one year.
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  5. page Community and Service edited ... High school musical was a very fun project. For the high school musical, I decided to work as …
    High school musical was a very fun project. For the high school musical, I decided to work as the backstage and as ushering as well. Both of these jobs were fun in their own way. Backstage was fun because it was a very different experience. It was great because I have never been part of a play before so I got the opportunity to do so. In the backstage, I helped out with the clothes and costumes and everything. I helped organize it and it was quite fun since I was with my friends. While we were backstage and the play was going on, we could relax and talk because our job wasn't that hard! Ushering was the second job I did. This was the job that was in the beginning of the play. I had to hand out brochures and collect tickets from everyone. I also had to help the audience get seated and everything. Overall, the High school musical job was very fun, and at the end the play was a huge success!
    The second project I had was the prize booth at the quack fest. This was a very fun job because I helped out giving out prizes for all the winners. I just had to sign up for a time where I had to stand at the booth, so I chose the one with my friends. It was a lot of fun because all the children were so excited about all the prizes that were available. I found it to be a great job!
    Below is a memorabilia of the quackfest...Take a look at it!
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    Out {DSC02794.JPG} Out of school
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  8. page English edited {praise poem.doc} {cont10.doc} {cont10.doc} English is another subject studied on a daily b…
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    English is another subject studied on a daily basis. It is there to help us improve our language, grammar, and different writing styles. In the first term we learned about different styles of writing. We learned about persuasive, informative, and descriptive. We were actually given a task to do for this unit. We had to pick a place and then write about it in these 3 different styles of writing. Almost every week, we also work on improving our vocabulary. We do this by getting a list of different vocabulary words of about 10-15 words per week. This helps us enhance our vocabulary, and also improves our writing as well. We don't have to use everyday words after learning it. With vocabulary, we also revise grammar as well. We usually pick one topic at a time. For example, we learned about "if" sentences and did that for quite a long time so that we could understand it well. In the second term, we focused more on literature. This term we chose two books from the school to read. After reading these books there were many different tasks that were given to us. For example, one of these was the quote project. We had to take 8 quotes out of the book and write about them in great detail thoroughly. For the second book, we had to get in a group and we had a selection of projects to do. There were many different choices. What I chose was a radio commercial and it was a great success. I had fun doing it with my partners, and at the same time we achieved the highest grade possible. Last but not least, in the third term we explored Shakespeare and poetry. We had to read a book by Shakespeare called the twelfth night, and then there were different tasks that were given to us. Most of these were contemplation questions, which I received very high grades on. We then had an exam on this. After Shakespeare, our last unit was poetry. In this unit, we had to write several original poems of our own. I am not a very poetic type of person, however I can write good quality poems. Overall, I am quite good in english. Both terms, my grade was 6/7. I have put up two of my best pieces of work. Take a look at it!
    What? - Describe what the work is about. For example, this presentation is about a country and the requirement was .......Make sure you talk about what was expected for this work and what time it took you to complete it. Was it a group project? What input did others ahve to this work?
    This work was based on the Shakespeare unit we had. In the Shakespeare unit we studied a book called The Twelfth Night. As we were reading this book, we got many tasks which we had to complete. One of these tasks was to do some contemplation questions almost every weekend. For these contemplation questions, we had to answer the questions given in well written detailed answers. It was required for us to respond in great detail thoroughly. We usually got this work over the weekends, so I made sure I answered to the best of my ability and put in a lot of effort. It usually took up about 1 hour because I made my answers very detailed.
    So what? - Now talk about why this piece of work is significant. Is it something you are proud of? Is it something you received a high grade for? Is it something developmental that helped you reach a new level in the subject? In other words why have you chosen THIS artifact for your portfolio?
    This work is quite significant because I received full marks on it. It is something I am very proud of because English is one of the subjects that I dont find to be that easy. It requires a lot of work and effort as well. I got full marks on this contemplation, and the other ones as well which I was very happy about because I spent a lot of time on it. It is something developmental as well because it has definitly improved my skills of writing up well written responses. I chose this for my portfolio because it is one of the best pieces of work I have done.
    Now what? - Now talk about how doing this work has improved you as a learner in the MYP program. Has it helped you organise your time and work efficiently? Has it demonstrated that you are capable of doing mathematics and so now you have a lot more confidecne than before? What are you now going to do with the new knowledge and skills you have gained from doing this work? How is this moving you along the path of life?
    This work has improved me as a learner in the MYP program because it has really improved my writing skills. By doing these questions, I got used to writing up long answers and well written. It has also helped me organize my work well because I made sure that the work was in chronological order and made sense, it was basically like a short essay. I have more confidence than before because I now know that I am capable of answering in well long written answers and receive a good grade on it. I am now going to use these skills in the next essays and long answer questions that I get later on from English, or even any other subject.

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