Finish What You Start

I believe that there is a time for everything. There is a time for when you begin with something new, go on or end one thing only to start with another. Sometimes, we are so eager towards something that we cannot wait to get the ball rolling. Other times, we dread something so much we just can’t help but let go, trample over it and move on. Has someone ever told you that “patience is key”? Well, they’re right. Focus on one thing, because time will pass.


Everyone makes them only to make another soon after. What you allow in your choices determines what goes on in the future. We all make more than a hundred decisions each day because little or huge, it’s still a decision. Its a constant that creates change. The changes that you make are the changes you will see. Life will keep going on, learning to be quick-witted in making wise decisions can help. Do the right thing.

Smart vs. Wise

Are you Smart or Wise?

Many people advice you to be smart, but let us examine what it really means to be smart.

It is an adjective to describe a clean, tidy and stylish appearance. It can also denote an intelligence or an ability to think and understand quickly in difficult situations.

In my own words and based on my understanding, smart people learn from their own life’s experiences.

Now let us take a look at what being wise means.

It shows the ability to make good judgments, based on a deep understanding and experience of life. For me, wise people learn from other people’s life’s experiences, not making the same mistakes smart people did.

In conclusion: are you smart or wise?


What are the advantages and disadvantages of small groups of students working together on a school project?


A saying goes, “More hands make for lighter work”. It aptly explains how people working together makes a task much easier to accomplish. A small group consists of three to four students working on a school project. I believe that there are pros and cons of working in small groups on a school project. In this essay, I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working together on a school project in small groups, Firstly, students will have a lighter workload resulting to being less stressed. Secondly, they will be more efficient in getting the work done. On the other hand, there can be a lack of cooperation amongst group members. Finally, the group may digress from the main objectives.


Firstly, on of the main advantages is that students may experience less or minimal stress. Working in a small group with three to four group members is a larger manpower compared to working alone. Hence, workload can be distributed evenly amongst group members allowing each individual to have lesser things to do with only a portion of the task. Therefore, this decreases the chances of students feeling stressed.


Moreover, working in small groups allows students to be more efficient in completing the  assigned task. With only a portion of the task, students will be able to execute the delegated part of the project, combine their work and complete the project faster. Hence, working in small groups helps students to get things done more efficiently.


On the other hand, working in small groups for a school project may be a bane if the group members do not choose to cooperate with one another. If the group leader does not delegate the tasks well or if the members do not communicate well, miscommunication may take place. This may lead to arguments and unnecessary bickerings. Thus, working in small groups may be a disadvantage if the members do not get along well with one another.


Furthermore, students may stray away from the main objective when carrying out a project in small groups. Students may be in the same groups as their friends and if the group was to meet up for a school project, there will be breaks in between. The students may take too much time on breaks, talking and relaxing. Therefore, students working in small groups may digress from the main objectives of the school project.


In conclusion, working in small groups has its merits like allowing students to go through less or minimal stress, complete the project more efficiently and demerits to students working on a school project in small groups. It also has its demerits like when there is a lack of cooperation in the group or having a lack of focus on the project, straying away from the main objective.


by: J.M. Andrada


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