As you prepare to write your personal statement and complete college applications, you will undoubtedly come back to a few central questions: What do you believe? What is your approach to obstacles and difficulties in life? As you look toward what lies beyond high school, what do you want to experience in life? What do you think is truly worth doing, whether you fail or succeed? What do you think will make you feel happy and satisfied? In what way do you want to change and impact the world?
You will begin exploring these questions as you write your own philosophy, and deliver your thoughts before your peers in a well-composed speech with a clear theme, supported by evidence from your own beliefs and experiences.
3-4 minute speech on your personal philosophy
Full transcript of your speech
Speech theme: Friday, October 13
Speech outline: Monday, October 16-Tuesday, October 17
Rough draft of speech transcript: Wednesday, October 18-Thursday, October 19
Final draft of speech transcript (due to GC and Turnitin): Monday, October 23