Ross School - Senior Projects 2011
Mentor: Mark Foard
I am wrote a collection of short stories. The main story is about people who got stuck in a cave so every one told his story. I am willing to write 60 pages every story is about 15 page.
In my project I really learnt a lot of stuff that I didnÕt expect to learn. Like self confidence, editing and writing. It was a wonderful experience no matter how I described it is much better.
My project was a collection of short stories . It consist of 1 main story and 4 sub stories. The main story is about 5 people got stuck in a cave that was blocked by a rock. They where living in Qargisia the country where they lived. So after a while every one started to tell his story to the other. What makes my stories special is that I added drama, romance and terror in my stories so I the reader donÕt get bored.
I had a lot of challenges first one is the language barrier because English is my second language. Time was a very big challenge. I came late in the year, all the students who came at the same time are presenting in may. So I think I over came this challenge perfectly. Typing my work on the computer was a challenge I generally hate typing on the computer I prefer writing on paper. Therefore, it was a hard challenge.Explanning my ideas to my mentor is also hard. Generally its hard to explain ideas with someone who has a different cultural background. But I tried hard and my mentor also tried hard to over come this obstacle .
I discovered a lot of things in this project about my self that I didnÕt know.Like the writing talent. I really think that I have a talent that I can use it for any field I choose later. That I have a style no there writer has.And editing is harder than writing the story itself .You canÕt work alone you canÕt succeed until you get help. And I wouldnÕt finish If I didnÕt get the help from my friends and family.
I think that I improved in a lot of fields. First the language, I believe that I really improved my English and this feeling was confirmed after my TOEFL test. I am more confident in my work than before. Now I can show it hesitation now unlike before.
I have a lot of goals, first to publish the book in Qatar and display it in the ÒQatar national libraryÓ. To translate my book into many languages. And to turn it into a film.
At the end I would like to thank all the people who worked with me on this project especially my mentor Òmark foardÓ, Òarriane mayerÓ and my father Òabdulrahman al-mahmoudÓ, and the ross school.
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Maha al-mahmoud- My sister.
She is an educated woman and she likes to read books.
She recommended some good books to me.
She supported me in my project.