Essay #2 KIP program

Sheldon Temblor-Perez

Ms. Chang

ENG 22

Essay #2

20 October 2016

The Kako’o Ike Program

Are you struggling with a disability, but still want a college education? Well then, you need to visit the Kako’o Ike program’s (KIP) office, located right beside the Learning Commons. The Kako’o Ike program accommodates people with disabilities and helps overcome the disadvantages they may face. Students should visit the Kako’o Ike program because it’s helpful, convenient, and effective.

The number one reason students should use the Kako’o Ike program is they are very helpful. The KIP is helpful by the way they will really work their best to provide aid for students. According to the KIP website they will, “Level the playing field to provide equal access to education for all.” (About Us, Par.2) This quote is trying to explain how they will really try and help get everyone equal opportunity. Therefore, this proves they are helpful because they try, no matter what, to help their students.

Another reason students need to visit the KIP is they’re very convenient. The way they’re convenient is how they will accomodate their students. According to the KIP’s pamphlet they will provide, “Audio textbooks, note-takers, testing alternatives, and extended time limits.”(Accomodations Support, Pg.2) This means that they will provide the student with extra help services. What this means is they will make learning and testing more convenient for their student.

The KIP is really beneficial to one’s success. In other words, they are very effective. In an interview with Kris G. Hernandez she told me that, “She will meet with you in person for better assessment to really help the individual.” She also said, “Students with disabilities have a higher success rate because of the extra tutoring time we provide.” What she is trying to say is that their services will really help an individual improve, and get through college with their services fitted for the individual. This basically means, she will help to make this program most effective for you.

The KIP is a really great program. If you give it a try it will most likely prove to be very beneficial to you or your friends. They will provide you with many types of physical aids. Truthfully, this program is awesome in the way they work hard for you and prove how they are helpful, convenient, and effective.

Significant Moment Essay 1

Sheldon Temblor-Perez

Ms. Chang

ENG 100

8 September 2016

Growing Up

Everyone needs to grow up sometime. The moment that changed my life took place on May.25,2015.

Before this exact date in time, I was just a high school kid who fooled around in class and didn’t really care for doing work. I would consider myself to be a slacker in school. You would find me figuring out ways to get out of school without getting in trouble. My grades were mediocre and I couldn’t care less.

Going into my senior year of high school I was told I may not graduate on time, and this sparked a changed in my attitude for school real quick. My life was turned 360 degrees, and I ended up getting almost straight As and two Bs, which I have never seen on any of my report cards before. This allowed me to graduate on time, but I was considered a graduating junior because I didn’t the correct amount of credits to be considered a senior.

May.25, 2015. Graduation night. As hundreds of students gathered in our gym to get ready for graduation I could hear classmates crying about leaving high school and friends. I could also hear laughter and excitement in friends voices for these classmates ready to begin their next journey in life. As teachers played a slideshow of our class and the memories we made, I saw tears fall from friends cheeks.

As we walked out of the gym and towards the stadium we were surrounded by a sea of thousands of family members and friends. It felt as if we were playing at the super bowl and everybody came to watch. As the announcer called my name and family and friends shouted I knew I had finally did it. I finally had graduated high school after four long years. This night however, would begin a new chapter in my life.

After graduating high school I was forced to get a job because I learned quick that once I was done with school, my life would pretty much revolve around the need of money. I currently live with my grandma and my sister. One night I walked in to my grandmother’s room and noticed she looked very sick. I sprinted to the phone and dialed 911 for an ambulance. It turns out she had oxygen deficiency disease, and this forced her to stop working. This meant needed to grow up real quick and become the “man of the house.”

Since then I have been taking care of my grandmother and my sister by myself. These obstacles in life have helped me mature and become way more responsible than I was back in high school. I have never been more proud of myself than this very moment because I know I have become a way better person in general because of the events that shaped my life today. Instead of being a slacker and being someone who really didn’t have no responsibilities I am now someone who goes to school, works and takes care of my family on my own.

    Graduating high school gave a me a taste of the real world is like but like I said earlier, everyone needs to grow up sometime.

Freewrite #6 Concussions


For my essay 3, I have decided to base my topic off of concussions. For this essay, I would like to interview people who have been diagnosed with a concussion. I would also like to interview either an athletic trainer or a doctor. I would ask the person diagnosed with concussions and how he dealt with it to get better. I would like to ask the trainer or doctor about how much kids get concussions and how they should handle it.

Semester Reflection Essay 5

Sheldon Temblor-Perez

Ms. Chang


Essay 5

2 December 2016

Semester Reflection

There are many things I have learned throughout this semester. I learned things like rhetorical analysis, improved grammar in my writing, and description and narration.I also grew as a student this semester because I overcame many adversities. From personal problems, to work getting in my way, to adjusting back into the school atmosphere.

In my very first essay, I had many grammar errors, spelling errors, and MLA formatting problems. One of the sentences that I had included in my essay was, “I don’t know how a good way to reflect on my essay.” This was just one of the many mistakes I had in this first essay. From here on, I’ve seen less mistakes, and improved writing skills in my essays throughout the semester. Although my grades might not show it, I improved as a writer.

Another thing I have mastered because of this class was the rhetorical analysis. I now understand what pathos, logos, and ethos mean. I even gave a speech for my final in speech on sales tactics, and gave a full breakdown on each of the three rhetorical analysis. Pathos appeals to the audience’s emotion, logos convinces the audience using statistics and facts, and ethos uses credibility to sway an audience.

In this class we did song analysis, and I understood this well. We were told to find similes and metaphors in songs to see what the artists were trying to say. We also learned sensory details to better our writing skills. For example, “The blanket was as soft as a new born baby.” All these tools that were taught improved my writing skills tremendously.

I faced many challenges this semester, but the biggest challenge of them all was, trying to balance school with  my personal life. Finding the balance between them was the hardest part. Some days I didn’t come to school because of work, and some days, I didn’t go to work because of school. This is one of the main reasons why I struggled so hard in this class. The only way for me to correct this issue in the future is to put aside time for school, even with my busy days.

Another challenge I faced this semester was adjusting to the school atmosphere. After I took a year off from school, it was hard to get back on schedule. I wasn’t used to waking up at seven in the morning to get ready for school because I always started work later in the day. Having school and work also made my days much longer, and this meant less sleep. This is one of the reasons why I would miss my morning classes because sometimes I would oversleep.

    In conclusion, this semester has been hard on me. But, now that I have adjusted myself to this schedule I feel I have the hang of things. I also learned many things this semester to help me in the future, and I am more prepared for future situations. This semester has been a hard one, but the lessons I’ve learned are going to help me in the long run.


Freewrite#5 What is Malama?

Malama da aina

Growing up the phrase I ever heard related to malama was, “malama da aina.” I never knew what this meant besides to take care of Hawai’i. So malama to me means to take care of. My topic is going to be on concussions and ways to “malama” your brain. I could talk to doctors and my uncle, who is a doctor, about concussions. I’ll also talk to people who have been diagnosed with a concussion and how they feel about the issue surrounding it.

Freewrite #3 Words of Wisdom

“A’ole no i’ike ke kanaka I na nano okoha wani I hanau ia ai.” “A person doesn’t see all the beauties of his birthplace.” This means that many people take the things nice about their birthplace for granted. This quote relates to me because growing up in Hawai’i, my whole life I wanted to leave the islands when I turned 18. I also never really appreciated the beauties of Hawai’i  like all the tourist do. “I mohala no ka lehua I ke ke ‘ekehi ia e ka ua.” The lehua blossom unfolds when rain treads on it.” This quote relates to life because people need adversity to grow and when you overcame adversity it helps you grow as a person.