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Essay response about the Drake Mount Rushmore. abu’s

Abu-sufiyan Hamayoun

Jackie Blain


August, 13, 2018

Essay response about the Drake Mount Rushmore.

Parents are important asset of life because they have invested their lives, in order to complete my dreams. They had sold their house, left their country, and family such as my father hasn’t bought new clothes so that I can have new clothes and my mom had lived her whole life as housewife that I can be healthy (menntally or physically), whether i have headache or foot pain she has solution to every problem. Her duty is not only limited to problem solver, she is good cook, ethical, inspirational, love able, kind, and honest. She is not educated but can intelligently defeat other person to think about topic. She is effective speaker that my maternal always ask from her about matter, which find influential way to follow up. My father, he has visited 9 countires to stay to keep up his bussiness due to marriage stay in the country. Now, he had left  his country for us to have a better future (job/ education). I realize and appreciate their scarifice and I want to payback my time to my parents. Therefore, I can be support in their need of time. After spending these years with my parents, I have developed some skills to solve problem such as mature, compassionate, responsible, creative/productive , eager to learn, honest, and spiritual.

As we grow older, we get mature. Maturity doesn’t mean to say big words, it is to act like one. I don’t know why people want to get in girlfriend/ boyfriend relationship, to have person like puppy, who praise them for their beauty. Since people are aware of ownselves, and knew consequece of their relationship may not take them anyway instead making each other fool. When my friend went into relations, i told her that you are making mistake and don’t do it. She didn’t listened to me. Now, she is regretting to have boyfriend, her family can’t accept her as well as she don’t want to marry with him. They are using each other for benefits, which ain’t have best conclusion at end. This show kind of aware of environment and concluding the situation before ends. I had to kept in order to act mature, take look of other matter, which were important than their issuse. So i look forward took part in political meetings such as i went to my school ,when mayor came to our school also attended the march for our lives to make a difference around me. This ability of being mature doesn’t mean to think about yourself, it is to grow, and know what is happening around oneself to became a inspiration for others.


How many have you experienced a situation, where you had answers of test? I don’t know about you, but i had experienced it. When i was in highschool, i had a friend, who and i had some classes together. She always had answers to every test. I had answers in my hand. I didn’t cheat because of my ethics/ values, which is that it is dishonesty with oneselve, teacher, parents, angels, then to God. i am using blessed against the resources. Some countries even don’t have this blessing of education or even dont have books, chairs, teachers, schools. I am not fairly give exam. Since teacher/ parent know i am putting affort in my work, i am not. This drive force made me believe ownselve to give my best from own knowledge. I know i got failing grades but i was sincenere with myself. I don’t think this superficial ability anyone can have it. This reminds me of blood drive statement,” Be a hero. Save a life.”. Being faithful owself is not helpful in school, it stay with person whole life such as in relationships, workplace.


Responsiblity is big job to be done but i learned it from younger age. When i had to wake up early in the morning for school to get dress, eat breakfeast, take bus, and get on time for 1st period class. This lesson is hard to be taught. Life teaches really beautifully. Person can’t be responsible until he face it. This happens when i had to complete my homework, classwork. Responsible of the trust my parents had put on me, to be motivation for other sibling that’s why i didn’t had any relationship. So i had learned that they were not wrong, those relations need time and affort. I take responsiblity of my action, results and to correct my mistakes. Such as when i did poor at english placement test, I accept it and practiced alot for next time.


I am productive person because i can imagine project after listening to problem. When my teachers was giving me project to create journal, i was so optimistic about my work that i already had to arrange material for work. I started to write the journal after islamic eve because we had special occasion and my uncle’s wedding. I had drawn picture and covered book with gift paper. None of other students did that i was awarded after hard work was put on journal was unbelievable. Nor my teacher was happy but my friends/ parents were surprised too. Whenever i get project my creativity button turn on and i can’t sit down until my work is done. This productivity is effectiive to me in every project, which motivate to try different tasks such as volunteering at senior center or cleaning at home.


Maturity, Honesty, Responsibility, Productivity are abilities can celebrated goodness in myself but don’t need a idol to be praised on. I think these traits are a lot bigger than mount Rushmore. So these characteristic deserve to be in my heart. I believe that drake mount Rushmore can’t built. If every person gonna build their Mount Rushmore, then there will be no place to live and it will make people arrogant.

Mohamed’s Mount Rushmore

The first headstone on my Mount Rushmore surely goes to my second oldest brother Abe. Abe is currently detained at a state Correctional facility Upstate. Standing tall at 6’5 or 6’6 the last time I saw him. Instead of balling against high competition high school or college basketball, he dominates against jails birds. As of late, life has been extremely overwhelming for me. I was sure my older brother had the potential to be on a “ballislife” agenda. Unfortunately, Abe got distracted while hanging with bad influences and as of now it’s to late for my brother. This puts me in the perfect position to redeem him because I know my brother is great person at heart.

Its mandatory that the second headstone on my Mount Rushmore goes to my oldest brother Mamadou. For being the best role model a younger brother could ask for. After taking on a double major one in business and the other in fashion as a freshman. I’m proud to say my brother will be graduating next spring with his degree. Mamadou was able to attain this through all the stress brought upon him after hearing little brothers are both arrested. News that’s extremely detrimental and stress heavy.

The Third headstone on my Mount Rushmore goes to my late friend Ty Millz, may he l Rest In Peace. I find it so unfair when speaking about the condition in which I live in. The death of Ty Millz, for instance, there is no reason why a drive by shooting happened and the killers have yet to be found. It’s ironic how the people in the hood know but the district police doesn’t. A death that happened late last year at that. I guess what they say is true about the good dying young. I say this only because Ty Millz was one of the most chill dudes in the hood and he was just getting ready to graduate from high school, truly a sad story.

Lastly, for the final spot on my Mount Rushmore I would have to put my high school diploma there. Then, it will soon be replaced with the degree I am expected to get from City Tech. My high school experience was far from ordinary, after being arrested and placed in the juvenile system just before my Junior Varsity basketball season was fully underway in my sophomore year. After a long 9 months, I was released just before my Junior year and my original high school accepted me back. I won’t speak about the adversity I faced when I got back in my Junior year because it doesn’t matter. Moral of the story I am a high school graduate and determined to be a college graduate.

             Drake’s Mount Rushmore. abu’s response.

Abu-Sufiyan Hamayoun

Jackie Blain

Response Essay


Drake’s Mount Rushmore.

              According to the article,” New sentences: from Drake’s survival” by Sam Anderson argues Mount rushmore is created to tribute four U.S presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt  because they have changed the history of America. Their abilites had change peoples’ live. So that drake’s talent has added a variety in the field of music world. Author also says that drake deserves to have Mount drakemore in his life because his accomplishments are far more than statue. I believe drake should has Mount drakemore as long as it does not harm anyone. If I had a choice to built Mount rushmore, characteristic represents me are: Spiritual, Mature, Eager to learn, Creative. These traits make me who I am, to celebrate the goodness in person, abilities bring variety in oneself, and these characteristic helped me throughtout life till today. Therefore, talent of presidents or musician does bring change in this world.

            As we grow older, we get mature as time passes. Maturity has become one of my trait. This reminds me of that when I had to apply for job, college or choose major. I had to research about college and major. My parents are illiterate that they have no clue, how education system works, and I don’t even blame them. They have seen a dream for me to educated, they shrived so hard for me to be successful. They are supportive that they have given me a free choice of career. I had to think really effective to make a decision about my life. This kind of maturity can help in every matter to have good plan for now such as whether to say on campus or not.

            Eager to learn new things and used them in life, is a good trait to use. I applied this character trait in my life such as whenever I bought new clothes, try to look up them, program. So this can be useful to others, eager to learn new language, which can be useful for workplace, or culture does make us multicultural and open new doors of option toward us.

             Being faithful to one’s religion can be religious, which can be seen extrermist as compare to other( strong beliefs can be confusing), spiritually connected, which bring peace internally and externally, such as meditation or yoga. This is related to me when I was sad, didn’t know what to do. I learned about Dhikr (repeatly some prayer in mind or loudly), which removed my sorrow and loneliness. Act of this medutation made me spiritual connected through religion and brought peace in my life by sharing it with my God.

             I have a creative brain, I say that because when my sister asked me about her project to make vision board just day before deadline. So I settled picture in an order, I wrote few words showing about her future plan in colourful. I was done with project by midnight. I had no experience to complete the task before, but I had some idea. So I produced idea in short notice, can apply for best purposes such as creating own portait with scrap papers.

             Author explains that four perisedents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and drake deserve to have Mount Rushmore due to their abilities and talent, which helped people wheter by bringing variety in music or change  the history america; written U.S. Declaration of Independence, ended monarchy, ended slavery, expanded federal power, so drake who variety of emotion using his talent in the music world. I believed drake has done alot of hard work to rewarded in form of getting Mount drakemore. My Mount Rushmore would consist on  Spiritual, Mature, Eager to learn, Creative these traits, which makes me, who I am today. These characteristic helped me throughtout life till today.             



4 Points


I’m going to start off by speaking about my 2nd oldest brother Ibrahim. Abe was a Lot to deal with on the court standing tall at 6’5 or 6’6 the last time I saw him when he was on Rikers. Instead of playing basketball against high competition High School Ballers on attractive basketball courts he dominates against Jail Birds Sadly. I swear my brother was talented professor if you heard of a school called Wings Academy their head coach his name is Billy. Billy went of his way to go watch my brother play in games multiple times while he was in 8th Grade, then recruited him to the school. On this team my brother was the only skilled player. That didn’t matter Abe was able to take MS.45 To the second game in the playoffs. He had to be averaging at least 20 plus that whole season. Now as he has told me over the phone “He dunked on somebody and they was so mad that they wanted to fight.” Life is crazy Getting arrested wasn’t in the plans. Who knows my brother could’ve probably been the next Kevin Durant had he been in the town on a “Ballislife” Agenda. Free my big brother, sometimes when I think about his situation it puts In a bad state of mind. In this moment in my life I just want to work hard and stay out the mix.


My story would speaking on how I’m Just that I’m going to college in first something that a lot of people in my town didn’t do and just went the working way. I would prove a lot of people thoughts about me wrong. I could finally set that example for my younger siblings so that they can see that my older brother isn’t one of those people that just settled with his high school diploma. Instead, he went to college working towards getting his degree.


If I had one wish it would be to have my family back from the system. We would like a chance to restart, only Allah knows how much potential my family had but now most of my siblings time is being wasted in a corrections facility

4) I lost one of my good friends late last year to gun violence. I find it so unfair when speaking about the condition in which I live in comparison to others.


drakemore response abu’s essay

My mount rushmore known as sufyanmore, which consist on my talent, ethic, faith and will that I say Art, Value, Religion, Motivation. My will drives me forward in every situation. Religion is a path, it makes my life meaningful. It can be used as guidance to deal with different matters. I am spiritual person because I always tend to seek help from my holy book such as GOOGLE and find best source to understand controvestial topic for own sake. My upbringing to be nice, gentleman, who should be perfect in every matter and doesn’t give people any point to talk about my mistakes. Manculanity was big matter in my country where man has no emotions. My mom believes that  when we educate our son then our society change. That’s why she taught those value to be nice man, so that she feel proud and people use me as role model to get motivated. So after certain time I tend to use those ethics in real life by helping other in need. My talent is Art, which I used to started from the younger age till now. When I use pencil and pen, I always draw something on paper because empty paper feel bad. I have alot of experience drawing, sketching, painting, and sculpture. I have taken classes and personal interest led me to draw 50 porfolios animation.

Motivation is the only thing which led all of three such art relgion and value. These 4 makes me and lead to build mount of rushmore or i should say sufyanmore, which should be builded because i have done alot of hardwork.


In the article “ Boys and Girls together; Taught separately by Jennifer Medina  

argues that boys and girls should be taught separately because it makes them responsible of education by having no distraction of opposite gender. Students can easily access to teacher, to have one on one chat whether it’s about their feeling or homework. Verbally communication does change student’s mistake into correction such as getting higher scores in math as compare to last time. So, boys and girls have show positive results from same sex class therefore, I also believe same sex class not only improve student’s learning but help them mentally by appreciating their abilities.

Single sex class has beneficial for girls and boys because it helps their knowledge. Arcticle states that, “Now I never hear a word from teachers about behavior problems, and when he talks about school, he is actually talking about work.” This mean after separating girls and boys, they became more focused, active. It reminds me of my personal experience, when I went to mosque to read quran. I used to recite more pages and able to complete my work in a less time. I was interested in the content of quranic study of same sex class than to  co-education class. Boys and girls tend to do gossip and giggles in the co-education class, which was disrespectful to the holy book. They become off track from the work so easily as compare to same sex quranic class. So same sex class save us from distraction and us more responsible to complete our work, develops interest to learn more from teacher.

Verbally communication is effective to transfer message such as speaking One on one talk made children feel special such as Article indicate the matter stated, “ Remember what I spoke you about being the bright shining star that you are? This kind of love and appreciation make them feel unique, which motivate them to work hard. This reminds me of when I went to my one on one talk with teacher about my writing. I was worried and nervous. When I went in the room, he greeted me and told me that I think you are doing amazing but you need to work on your writing. This advice made me even more involved in the conversation. So, he taught me in a polite way, which really helped me and I loved it too. This type of conversation helps student’s learning and performance because they don’t feel embarrassed to point out their mistakes infront of the class. After that day, I wrote so beautiful in summer vacation homework that I even won a prize. One to one talk with teacher improves student’s mental health because it gives them chance to share their thoughts and got to recieve good advice in return that they can make it better.  

 In conclusion, article discusses problem of boys and girls taught separately, which she thinks can leave positive impacts on their learning and mental health. Article has proven that same sex class students have been optimistic toward education due to no distraction of opposite gender. Also, direct communication shows improvement in the students performance. I believe that same sex class motivate us by developing interest in the context and getting advice from teacher can make student successful in studies. So, Boys and Girls should be taught separately, it is beneficial for them.


Boy and Girls Taught Separate

According to “Boys and Girls Together, taught Separately in School” by Jennifer Medina she argues for boys and girls to be taugh in single sex classes because of decreasing test scores and behavioral problems. I respectfully disagree with what was said because there are far more things that could cause a decrease in test scores or behavioral problems.

In the text it states “boys particularly those from low income families, tend to focus better without girls around.” I would like to respectfully disagree, since I already come from a “low income household”. I can be the first to tell you while sitting next to one of the smartest girls back in my 5th grade Math class. She was extremely helpful whenever I missed out on information for the class. She would be able to provide me with notes or even willing to stay after school to study. This clearly shows boys from low income families may work better with girls and there may also be another reason for the behavioral problems and decrease in test scores.

In addition, Jennifer Medina states “A boy who has never been beaten by a girl on an Algebra test could have major problems having a female supervisor.” I would like to start off by saying that’s an absurd comment made by the author. There is no legit reason to believe that because i’m a boy that was simply beaten on an Algebra test I’ll have difficulty with a female supervisor. I’ve personally been dominated in comparison with girls who do really well on Algebra test but I have yet to allow that misachievement to get in the way of my friendships with girls.

In conclusion, I refuse to agree with Jennifer Medina while she argues for single sex classes. Since, she tells us there is no academic research to prove that single sex classes improve test scores and behavioral problems.