A definition Paragraph is an explanation of a word, a term, or an expression. I asked each student to choose a word and define it to the class.

All the paragraph below were written by students in Level 5 in 2018.

Success in Entrepreneurship


                According to the website dictionary.com, success means “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” Success can be differed in many ways, and that depends on the mentality of each person. Although I want to limit success to use to a person who starts a new company or project- an entrepreneur. According to this idea, we can find several examples of people who have worked hard to achieve success and be recognized worldwide. One of the best known is Steve Jobs, who was an entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder of Apple Inc., who despite the lack of resources, but with a brilliant and visionary mind, founded a company with a friend in the garage of his house, without knowing that the simple step that they had taken, would revolutionize the technology’s world. Another example of entrepreneurship success can be obtained from society and family. Many times a family business helps the family with their basic needs. To illustrate what was said previously, I will give a personal example. My father has been a hard worker. All his life he had to fight against the adversities of life in order to take care of his family. He came to this country with the intention of taking care of his family, but he always kept in mind his dream of having his own company, and five years ago, after a lot of sacrifice and perseverance, he reached his goal. The whole path that he has to pass is a source of inspiration for some many people, but especially for me. I hope someday reach all my goals like my dad did, because he demonstrated me that the hard work can beat the talent. Your dreams and goals should be the motor in your life. You can be successful in different fields, but entrepreneurship and that first step is what can change your life, your family or even a whole society.




                According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, perseverance is the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult. For me, perseverance goes with determination and tenacity because without these two you will not succeed in anything. Determination and tenacity are the catalysts. Martin Luther king Jr. is an example of perseverance. If we refer to the way that he has to fight for the rights of black people in this country. In font of each difficulty he did not give up, he persevered until he reached his goal. Perseverance does not go without courage. First, you need to be courageous to take an initiative. Then you need perseverance to achieve your goal. Perseverance is not giving up for any reason. It is fighting in order to succeed tomorrow. For example, a person who is addicted to cigarette and want to quit, decides to go to a detox center every single day in order to get over his addiction. I remember that my first exam on financial mathematics was a nightmare. I just got the minimal score. I started to study with other students for seven days a week until on the next exam I got the maximum. Perseverance is a good word that everyone should keep in their mind because with it we can reach any goal but without it we will not be able to reach even a small one.




Success is the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame. My personal definition of success is to reach goals and achievement. Also, make a personal dream come true. It could be school, job and business. Pele once said: success is no accident. It is hard work perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. One of famous success is Steve Jobs. He wildly credited for the Apple we know today. The second example is Barack Obama. He is the first African American to have served as president. He was elected the second terms too. He made the nation united. Many people believe that success is being famous or wealthy. However, the true is being successful is achieving goals that you make it such as graduating from high school. My mom is an example of success to our family because she rose ten kids without the father. Moreover, she has never gone to school, but she sent all kids to learn and graduated. Therefore, they all did. All of us need success if we work hard. Success is not a gift, it should be accomplished.





             According to Google, success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The word success comes from Latin successus from the verb succedere (come close after). Socialization environments have a tendency to characterize what success is or no. However, having success is a subjective feeling, an attainment which is vary from one person to another. Success is when people achieve a goal or several goals that they were pursuing. To attain success, people need to be focused, determined and patient. In my view, one of the best success figure is Nelson Mandela who had a dream. In his writing and speaking he always stated that: “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” He had a dream, he pursued it and he succeeded in it. Success is not having popularity, possessing money, attending a high degree or occupying a well-paying job. People who reach success may also be experiencing those attributes, but within themselves, having money or possessions cannot represent success. I had an aunt, even though she was a famous teacher with money and recognitions in action research, she was always saying that she failed in life. When she had the courage not to please her parents, she was 35 years and already got a PhD. She went to a sewing school and got a diploma. Unfortunately, about 6 months after she had a car accident and could not practice the sewing activities. Success is a subjective feeling that everyone should work hard to have.


Plan for the Future

             According to the Merrian Webster dictionary, a plan is “a drawing or diagram drawn on a plane or a method for achieving an end”, and this word originally partly from Latin planum. It is very important to make the plan, especially people who want to get an accomplishment for their goals. Moreover, making plans is meant to move you forward in life, building yourself a better future. But how do you start planning? Think about process, arrangement, design, strategy or project which are needed for your aims. Someone once said “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Plan about what you want your future to be, but also be open to new opportunities. If you want to achieve success in your life, you need to build the plan on everything even for small areas such as marriage, retirement, vacation, children and career. Don’t think about insignificant things, start from how to save money, how to do your own financial planning, how to change your career, how to keep your healthy life and so on. Planning will drive you to the future you want.


What is Beauty?


“Beauty is in the eye of the observer”, David Hume said once. From ‘Merriam Webster’ we can understand that beauty is: “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit”. My point of view about beauty is kind of similar, beauty can be found in the diversity of the world, like people, animals, flowers, and all kind of art expressions. We all can see the outside beauty but most of the people cannot look the inside beauty. Everyone has a different idea about what being beautiful is and how beauty shows on a person or what makes a person beautiful.


People are always self-conscious because the way they look, many problems are because the society try to put an example or a scheme about how beauty looks like, most of the women get into sicknesses trying to fit in this schemes.


Angelina Jolie is an example of beauty just as models and other actors, many people try to cap the beauty in words, images, or paints, like writers, photographers, painters, etc. In the new era the beauty is associated with makeup, and famous brands like Mac, Sephora, NYC, etc. And also there are still people whom prefer natural looks. Others just prefer to admire their environment, and the people they know. To have a beautiful girlfriend or boyfriend, be friends of kind people, being nice with animals and take care of plants, you can find beauty in that too.


I’m always trying to see beauty where it is not obviously found. Beauty is what makes you right. It makes you want to see it again and again. It makes you enjoy and appreciate the diversity of the world such as landscapes, animals, good books, poetry, art, movies, fashion, music, good conversations, kindness, surprises, food, even pain. Beauty is everywhere and a lot of people are blind.




            Success is the “accomplishment of an aim or a purpose. A success is an achievement” according to Google. Often when you think of success you think of fame. This success brings you money, you are at the top of the social scale, but you need to work hard. For example, Beyoncé is not just a good singer, she is a really good business woman, a powerful woman; she has a clothing line, a publishing company and she is even an actress! When you have success, you are influent and important, but you have to pay intention to your private life. When you have success some people want to hurt your life such as paparazzi who are seeking all the time for some gossip on you. Besides, when you have some success, you have to be careful with yourself not to turn into someone selfish. Keep in your mind what Albert Einstein’s once said: “Try not to become a man of success. Rater become a man of value”.