JACOB’S ADVICE TO WILOSTAR3D ACADEMY STUDENTS
Love it while it lasts, you cannot go wrong with this school. Don’t be someone who just ‘does’ the assignments, don’t be someone who just gets by with minimalist work even if that’s all you need to do. Be someone who doesn’t look up to the others in the class, be someone who everyone else looks up to. When an assignment comes up, don’t see it as the end of the world; see it as something new to do and to learn from. Do the best you can and always do more than what’s required; if an assignment asks for 5 paragraphs, write 7 or more.
I used to hate how my mother would tell me to write more than what is required; I could never understand why I would want to do that. I finally understand it, even if I can’t explain it; the feeling I have when I see an assignment get anything less than what I know I deserved is heartbreaking and infuriating because I know I could have done better.
I know how after a while things can seem pretty easy; you can get your work done so fast so regularly that it just becomes another chore but you shouldn’t let it be. Part of what makes WiloStar3d so great is that it makes you a better person and lets you learn what you want to learn. If it only takes three hours to finish your work one day then you have five hours more than other schools give to learn about anything you want. If you notice that your spelling and grammar could use improvement, use that time to do just that; improve. If you notice that everyone else in the class surpasses you in typing speed, take that as a challenge and practice. If your passion is computers then take that time to learn everything you possible can about them. If you want to learn to draw, then draw! If you decide spontaneously that you want to learn the piano, take that extra time to work towards it and get the best piano you can. Just because what you want to learn isn’t relative to the main course doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn it and that’s what makes WiloStar3d so great; they’ll give you everything you need to learn and let you decide what else.
Even if you feel that what you’re learning won’t help you in life you’ll be surprised how often you use that information. It may take time for that information to be of much use but after just one or two times where something you learned pops into your head and makes sense with what you’re doing; you’ll be glad. It’s nice to be able to answer any question with Google but it’s impressive and smart to be able to answer any question through knowledge alone. Knowing an answer is important, knowing how to find answers is necessary; never forget that, always remember that someday in the future what you’ve learned will help you.
This isn’t even to mention the good amounts of fun you have in the school. What other school lets you build an entire world, or design a giant display in any way you want? Don’t put four crooked signs around the place, make an artistic masterpiece out of those signs and use them to your advantage! No matter how little the building assignment, make it perfect to where everyone looks in awe. Even if you don’t have a building assignment, build something that you can be proud of and remember forever. Make everything personal, make everything fun for yourself. Never forget the most important thing; take pictures. I sorely wish I had pictures from way back when I first started, but I have no shortage of pictures now.
There are so many things I’ve learned that I didn’t learn in class or through the assignments but learned on my own due to the time and independency that WiloStar3d gave me and that independency is what made me who I am today. I’m someone who can find the answer to any question I’m given and solve any problem I have on my own. I’m someone who does more than what’s required and is glad to do it. I’m someone who doesn’t live with problems; I’m someone who fixes problems. Even if I didn’t learn it directly through WiloStar3d, I learned it because of WiloStar3d. I had fun and still have fun at WiloStar3d, I’m happy with everything here and I wouldn’t trade it for any other school in the world. Most kids can’t wait to graduate and get out; I only wish I had more than one semester left to stay.
In short, love WiloStar3d because when the end nears, you’ll know you’re going to miss it. Treat WiloStar3d like it’s the best thing in your life because it surely will be. Make everything personal and don’t be afraid of what people think. This school is what will let you be who you want to be and learn what you want to learn while having fun. Never forget that and you’ll do just fine.