Percy thinks he is a troubled kid. He couldn’t focus and he doesn’t believe in himself. His issues with concentration and self-confidence is critical, but if he tried to believe in himself; if he concentrated with certain strategies, he won’t be a troubled kid anymore.

Percy’s Problems

Percy lacks concentration. Percy’s problem with concentration is mostly effected by ADHD. In page 7, Percy said that he was given a same expectation although he had dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and isn’t able to get above C-. Another reason for concentration is fights with Nancy. “I got into more fights with Nancy Bobofit and her friends. I was sent out into the hallway almost every class.” Said Percy in page 17. This quote showed that Percy is badly effected by Nancy. Percy’s next major problem is have too less self-confidence. Percy hoped to not get in trouble, so he thinks that probably he will get in trouble. A confident person will say he won’t get in trouble, but Percy said hope, that means he is really unconfident about himself.

Solutions to Percy’s Problems

But how to solve these two problems? Percy can Improve himself by believing in himself. Whenever people lacks confidence, the best solutions is probably believing in themselves. Also, Percy can try to think of something good that he did, and it will make him happier, satisfied, and more confident. Percy can concentrate by trying to ignore Nancy. If there’re cures for ADHD, then great, Percy can use it. Also, he should try harder on studying, a better grade can boost everything.

Connections between Percy and I

I have a lot of similarities with Percy, but also a lot of differences. The biggest difference is the attitude toward school. I like school and rather stay after school, not going home. Percy is negative about school. He thinks that home is better than school. We still share similarities. We both think that friendship is more important than grades. Percy protected his best friend Grover everyday, keeping him away from bullies, but he himself got a bad grade.

If Percy believed in himself; if Percy tried harder; if Percy ignored Nancy, than he will start to be confident and concentrate on studying. If Percy focused; if Percy is confident, than school will be a better place for him and he won’t struggle with learning.


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