Attitude towards learning is very important for Percy Jackson. In 《 Percy Jackson —The Lightning Thief 》, some quotes showed how he needs to improve on the attitude towards his learning.
What are the Problems That Percy is facing?
Attitude towards learning is very important for Percy Jackson, Percy’s problem is that he doesn’t really care about going to school and how his grades are low but don’t affect Percy. “My grades slipped from Ds to Fs”
“I got into more fights with Nancy Bobofit and her friends. I was sent out into the hallway in almost every class.” (PG.17) This piece of text from the book shows that Percy doesn’t really care about his grade and how he acts in school. He kind of just doesn’t care anything and just reveals to everyone that he’s not a good student and doesn’t focus on learning. This also meant that Percy’s grades slipped to F doesn’t make a big impact on Percy. How Percy could solve this problem: ❶“Schedule your most challenging study sessions during peak energy periods when you anticipate feeling
most energized and focused” This can help Percy because Percy falls asleep in every class (except for Mr. Brunner’s class)
if Percy can schedule a time for rest and schedule a time where he would focus 100% during class then it should make a big impact on Percy Jackson. And Percy can ask his teacher if they can schedule a break time for the students. If all of the students focused 100% while in class and rested afterwards then it would make the classroom. Productivity much more effective. Another problem that Percy is facing is that he thinks he has a miserable life and thinks there’s no point in life, this is a quote from the book that shows the evidence. Pg 2 “I could start at any point in my short miserable life.”
Pg 2 “See, bad things happen to me on field trips.”
Pg 2 “I hoped for once I wouldn’t get in trouble.” This shows that Percy doesn’t want to make these troubles while on school/classroom trips. This also shows that Percy thinks that his life is miserable and doesn’t focus/care about class or other student’s learning time. Another quote that could help Percy solve this problem: ❶ “Sometimes the distractions aren’t coming from the external world–they’re invading from within! If you’re worried about a particular issue—”When am I going to get a raise?” or “What will happen if I fail this test?”—you might find yourself struggling to stay focused.” This article is important to Percy Jackson because this quote can help Percy not to think about the problems that much and focus on what he should be doing. This quote can also help Percy Jackson with tests, to not think about failures and say positive quotes to yourself.
How could Percy’s Problems be improved?
Percy struggles in school and has problems in his learning mindset, some quotes show how he could improve. But Mr. Brunner expected me to be as good as everybody else, despite the fact that I have dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and I had never made above a C- in my life. (PG.7) This shows that Percy isn’t that confident in his grades and because he liked to learn with Mr. Brunner, then maybe Mr. Brunner can help Percy find back his confidence towards learning /school. Some quotes from the articles could help Percy with this problem.❷ “If you’re stuck on something, or something just doesn’t seem to make sense, you can always ask for help. Talk to your teachers or lecturers about the things you don’t understand. Talk to your friends and fellow students too.” This quote matters to Percy Jackson because this quote is the same problem that Percy needs help on. If Mr. Brunner is Percy’s “only favourite” teacher, then Percy can ask Mr. Brunner for study tips and Percy will improve on other subjects by doing the same thing with other teachers from other subjects. Another quote that shows what Percy had problems with “Finally, when our English teacher Mr. Nicoll, asked me for the millionth time why I was too lazy to study for spelling tests, I snapped. I called him an old sot. I wasn’t even sure what it meant, but it sounded good.” (Pg.17) This shows that Percy doesn’t study for most of his tests and maybe Percy should talk to his parents for help on grade work or tests. “for the millionth time” is hyperbole but this also shows that Percy doesn’t study for most of the tests. Some quotes from articles that could help solve this problem. .❷ “At least once a week you should go back over the things you’ve studied in class. Thinking things over can help you to understand the concepts and help you remember when you need them the most. Quiz – Get a friend or family member to quiz you on key concepts. Offer to help your friends with their work too. Quizzes are great ways to get confident about what you know and find out what you still need to learn. Make your own study materials – Think up some practice exam questions or create your own flashcards to help you study. This way you learn it all twice: once when you make the study materials and once when you use them to revise.” This could help Percy with his tests and Percy could ask his parents or friends for help on studying tests and quizzes. And they can help you or go over the work you need to know together with you. This can help you be more confident with the work you know about and not be afraid about getting a bad grade at these tests because you studied and you know what you’re doing during the test.
At last, I would want to conclude that attitude towards learning is very important and the tips above are the quotes that show what Percy is having problems with, or how this can help Percy facing his problems/fears.
Quotes with ❶ in front:
Roell, Kelly. “How to Focus on Studying.” Thoughts Co., 14 June 2019,
www.thoughtco.com/steps-to-focus-on-studying-3212069. Accessed 22 Oct.
Quotes with ❷ in front
State Government of Victoria, editor. “Top 10 study tips.” Youth Central, ©
State Government of Victoria 2017. DPC., 13 Mar. 2018,
how-to-study-better/top-10-study-tips. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.