I have a list of four problems you could face as a high school student and I just need to pick out the one I want to write about first. The five ideas I had will be posted in a picture below. One of the most important issues in high school is stereotypes. In high school, you are grouped into a certain group/section as it states in the picture below. Once you are in that particular section, it’s really hard to get out of it. It’s kind of like a contract that you didn’t read the fine print for. Some of these groups are the jocks, the populars, the nerds, the geeks, the poor kids, the rich kids, the smart kids, the losers, the dumb kids and so on.
What I don’t understand is why we have to be judged and forced into hanging out with certain people, and be embarrassed for hanging out with people outside your “clique”. That’s what our society has come to; a popular kid can’t hang out with a not so popular kid without being made fun of and seen as a traitor. If you are seen as a smart kid, you can’t hang out with the “dumb kids” because they’ll make you less smart. These kinds of thoughts need to be dealt with and we should be bringing more awareness to the situation and how to solve it. Here’s a quote, “The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity we have”.
Tomorrow, I hope to have my first problem picked out so I can maybe start writing, but what I will most likely to be doing is figuring out the character who comes to the counselor’s name, if it’s going to be a girl or a boy, and I still have to figure out what base I’m going to be writing off of. When I say base, I don’t mean the fish or the instrument because that’s spelled a different way, I mean the main structure. For these stories in particular, you have to have a base of what you want them to look like, and it’s not just for stories, it’s for almost all forms of writing. I have figured out that for the first story, I want the student knocking on the counselor’s door and asking if they can talk. Then the student will tell the counselor the problem he or she is having and he or she will go more in depth as to what exactly is going on. I want readers to imagine themselves in that situation and think about what they would do if they were that character.
That’s a little bit of how it’s going to look and I really hope the story turns out good. These stories are meant for grades 7- 12 so they can know how to deal with the problems they are or will have in high school. :)