Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Movie reviews

  • If you are thinking about seeing a particular movie, would you consult a movie review for a recommendation? Why or why not?
    Sometimes I watch spencer drakes reviews but that just for fun.

  • What types of useful information can a movie review offer you? List as many as you can.
  • If it's good
    Who's in it
    If the acting is good
    If it's funny
    If it's scary

    How often do you think young people consult movie reviews before watching a movie?
  • I think that some people consult movie reviews often, but I think it ruins the surprise. If you go in to a movie thinking it's going to be like what the review said your opinion of it may be swayed

  • What aspects about movie reviews make them a positive or negative influence on your decision to watch the movie?
  • I don't really take them to heart so they don't really influence me. But if someone that I know tells me that it is good I may be more likely to see it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

College crossroads

— What is your idea of what the perfect college for you might be? Why?
My idea of a perfect college would be one that you can go to and just do classes on the things that you are majoring in, instead of have tons of classes that have no benefit to for your career and more potential to make you fail as a result of your disinterest.
— How much pressure do you feel, whether from parents, teachers, the media or your friends, to get into a selective college? How do you handle that pressure?
There is basically no pressure form any of my friends because basically all of them are going to UMaine or places comparable to it. My family just told me to do what I want and what would make me happy, and up until last year I wasn't going to go to college. 
— In the end, how much do you think it matters where you go to college? Why?
I think for different professions some colleges just have better classes and better prepare you for that career. However things like business,  journalism, and stuff like that you can probably get the same education wherever you go.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SATs for business application

Do you think SAT scores could be a good indicator of future career success? Why or why not?
I do not think that SAT score could be a good indicator of future career success because someone maybe a very hard worker but they just don't test well. Or they aren't prepared for the test
If you were on a hiring committee at a workplace, would you consider SAT scores as part of an applicant’s materials?
No I would not because they are irrelevant and I think that I could judge their character better than a standardized test.

What if a job applicant did not take the SAT? Do you think some employers would penalize that person? How should this situation best be handled, in your opinion?
I feel as thou some companies do penalize applicants that didn't take the SAT and they would probably be very low on their list. I think that if they require SAT scores and you don't have them, then you could just give them your grades.