Getting to know Chris

Hey everyone, excuse the late post.

I’ve been reading through a few of the previous posts and it’s cool how everyone got their own unique background and the diversity in our class makes for an interesting read. Let me start by sharing a few basic things about myself. My full name is Christopher Roberts , but everyone calls me Chris (except for my mom). I was born in the Caribbean island of Grenada and Brooklyn has been my home for the last 5 years or so. I’m easy going, calm, sometimes quiet, funny and appreciate good humor. I believe life is too short to be uptight and serious all the time. Also, I pride myself on being loyal to my close friends and family. My hobbies include playing and watching soccer, music, trying new food and travelling to new places. If I’m not doing any of those things then chances are I’m playing around on my laptop. I’ve always had an interest in computers and how they work therefore when the time came to choose a major, Computer Systems Technology was the easy choice.

I’m a junior here at City Tech and I must say my experience thus far has been a positive one. I’ve met a lot of smart people, made a couple friends and most importantly I have gone some way in developing the necessary skills for work when I graduate. This is evidenced by 2 successful internships I’ve had since entering school. I’m going to be 21 in November and I’m really looking forward to the challenges that come with being older; the challenge of finding a job and excelling at it that is. I feel confident and prepared  in doing so though.

As it relates to writing in particular, I think that I’m pretty decent, however,  there is always room for improvement and that’s what I seek to do in this class. My strengths include properly expressing myself and using good vocabulary. I’ve been told I can be a little redundant at times so that might be a weakness. The thing I enjoy most about writing is that each person has their own style. One could write about the exact same topic as someone else and paint a much more beautiful picture. I especially like the use of metaphors, personifications etc and I believe they make the writing more powerful. There are many other things which enhance writing and I wish to learn them this semester so I can implement them in the future.