Broad Topic : Memorization
Narrowed Topic : Memorization on school studies
Thesis : Hard work in school has a lot to do with sucess but so does genitics of the brain
A. The Developing Brain
1. The Baby's Brain in the mother's womb.
2. Child's dramatic learing durring early elementary school years.
B. Influences on the brain
1. Child and Teen material years.
2. Effect on low study and high t.v. viewership in memory.
3. Food and Illicit substances.
C. Effects of consistent and nonconsistent study on memory
D Genetic Genes do have an role in shaping memorization skills
1. Gifts from our ancestors.
2. Hard work conquers all.
3. Positivity and effects on memorization
Interview Assighnment John Jugovic 201100762 03/29/2001 Name of person interviewed: Curt Maddums Occupation : Z 95.3 FM Music Director and Disc Jockey Name of Employer : Z 95.3 F.M. How did you get started in this work ? Well John I was always into the music scene . In highschool me and a bunch of guys would spend a few hours after school hangen out in our bedrooms listening and checking each other's C.D.'s. My love for music seemed like a good fit for me to become a dics-jockey. How did you prepare you're self for this type of work ? Before I even considered becoming a radio personality , I went ot my councellar and did this occupation test . Out of the test , I scored high on being a radio personality and I was like cool , let's do this. What training and education does you're occupation require ? Generally a two-year diploma will cut it , but nowa days there's just so much competion that the higher education that you have , and the more experience with radio that you have , like working at a community or university station , the higher you're chances of being hired are. What skills or personal qualities are necessary in this work ? You gotta be open-minded . At first you don't have the best hours and pay-rate . You could start working in the trave-yard shift and or the weekends . You're pay goes up the more longer you've worked at the station . You must have a flexible schedule and a great attitude to do this work. What do you do in a typical day ? I get up at 6:30 A.M. , walk the dog for half'n hour , have a small breakfast , go to the station by 8 . I check the answering machine , call people around , tape my " New Music Hour " segment which runs Mondays to Thursdays 11 P.M. to 12 A.M. , check out new C.D.'s and determine which songs might fit into our music rotation. Have lunch , train new d.j.'s and that's pretty much it . I host the " Z Top 30 Of The Week " live on Saturdays from 10 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. How do you feel when you are at work ? Generally good . At times it can be a fast-paced workingf environment but generally everthing goes smoothly. Are there high times; low times ? Shure . Like when the big boss , the owner comes to town and he throws us a party . Or like when somebody makes a mistake and costs an advertiser some air time . High and Lows are a part of every job. What do you like most about you're work ? The flexiblitly. Usually I get Fridays and Sundays off. Least like about it ? Teaching the new d.j.'s the trics of the trade. What do you find most rewarding about you're work ? Seeing the fruits of my labour . When the new disc-jockey's get on the air and they do great. What is the pay range and benifits package for you're occupations (generally and for your company/organization specifically) ? In our company , rookies work part time and make $ 14.99 an hour with partial medical payed. Full time dics-jockies make $26.99 an hour with full medical coverage provided. Job security ? Very , Very strong. What are the hours of work ? Anywhere and everywhere . You gotta be very flexible. Overtime ? Some , but not usually . Shifts ? Never longer than 8 hours . On-Call ? Yes . If someone gets sick the show must still go on . We always have on-call workers just in-case someone gets sick , or whatever. Co-Workers (many/few? young/old? male/female? ) There's a dozen and a half' full time and part time disc jockey's at out station . Most are in their twenties but a few of the veterens are a tad bit older. What kinds of equipment or tools are important to this job ? How often do you use them ? You gotta know how to use the equipment so you can play the music . We use the equipment the whole time at work of course. What is the work environment like ? (ie. noise level , temerature , fumes/odours, indoors/outdoors, etc.) Very good . The music is played and we here it through speakers . It's warm inside and it smells good. How much of you're time is spent working alone vs. working with others ? I would say 50/50. How do openings in this field--and in this organization--usually get filled (advertising or word of mouth) ? Ahh , both . We don't often advertise in the paper for job postings. Often times we post job ads at colleges and unniversities because that's where the majority of what we would define as our type of disc jockey's would come from. Sometimes we can have a void and a friend of myn or someone else is looking for a job so we could get that person a job as well through word of mouth. What other occupations are related to you're work ? Televison and multimedia . T.V. is a big one because you can make a lot more money generally being an on-air t.v. personality compared to an on-air radio personality. What , in you're opinion, is the employment outlook (changing tecknology; future trends) for you're type of work ? I see a bright and encouraging future . Music is one thing that brings people together , so there's always gonna be a large market for music and an even bigger one for radio's. Would you advise other people to enter you're occupation ? Why or why not ? Shure , if you like talking and playing , then being a disc-jockey is a perfect fit. What work experiences/volunteer work/hobbies/outside interested would be helpful in gaining relevant experience experiences to get a job in this field ? It would be great if the person had experience at a community or University radio station . Working for free at those places shows us just how much you would like to become an on-air disc jockey and how persistent you are as a hard-worker. Do you have any personal advice about how to get into this field ? Just be positive , don't be afraid to stay up 24 hours straight , work you're ass off and something will happen. Can you recommend anyone else working in you're field that it might be helpful for me to speak with ? Yah , shure there's this young fat d.j. called Derick . His on-air name is Big Daddy . He's one of the newer people here so you can get a good perspective of how it is to brake into this job market . Brief Evalulation Of Interview It was great and a joy to interview Curt Maddums of Z 95.3 F.M. I learned how when you begin in the radio indusrty often times you have to struggle through horrid times and pay-checkque hard-ships . But if you stick with it , work hard and show great attitude , then you will rise in the radio charts and get better hours and recieve a much better salary. This interview made me think twice about jumping unto a disc-jockey job without having another job in place . Often times it's a good idea to have a second job when first starting out as a disc-jockey as you make more money that way and you're disk-jockey working time-slot will probably be in the eveing so it won't interfer with you're other job. Name of person interviewed: Brian Taylor Occupation : Wrestling Teacher and Booker Name of Employer : Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling How did you get started in this work ? It's a funny story . I used to be a firefighter and then one day I slipped and injured my back on the job . The doctor told me I could get surgery or I could take a few years off and make my back healthy again by lifting weights. I choose taking a few years off and lifting weights . Well three years into lifting weights , I had transformed my body into quite a physique . One day , while I was working out , this short but strong guy with short red hair walked up to me and asked If I was a wrestler . I said no , but I used to watch it when I was a kid and I always like it . Well that red-headed guy told me his name was Andy and he wrestling for local indepenent wrestling company . Andy told me he admired my hard work durring my work-out routine and that his wrestling organziation was looking for new people and that I seemed like a good fit . Well I was astonshed by all of this and I just took it all in and said shure , I'd be interested in wrestling . I don't have nothing else to do ! How did you prepare you're self for this type of work ? You have to be both physically and mentally prepared . If you're not then something might go wrong in the ring and it could be you're ass that's at fault . And believe you me , you don't won't to injure someone because that will just ruin you're repuation. What training and education does you're occupation require ? Well basically you can come to our wrestling school out in Langley and we'll train you . It's 4 days a week at 2 hours each training session . 40 training session which is 2 n'half months cost $2,000 . You can pay in weekly checkque installments. What skills or personal qualities are necessary in this work ? Guts and the ability to take punishment . Oh yeah , you also gotta have a great sence of humour. What do you do in a typical day ? Get up at 10 A.M. , go for a 1-hour run , have a large breakfast , go to the office in Langley , answer phone-calls and call people around . Arrange dates for future wrestling programs . Have lunch , talk to the bookers about how's gonna win what match in the future . Lift Weights for 90 Minutes , shower , eat Dinner and then organize and participate in the two-hour wrestling school . Show the rookies all the moves and personality trates that they need to become wrestlers. Answer questions for all wrestlers in training . Go to fitness area and do cardio/exercise for 2 hours. Close the place up just after 10 P.M. Go out somewhere and party ! How do you feel when you are at work ? Great . I couldn't imagine doing anything else. With this job you're always on the go , always up to something. Being a firefighter was so borring at times because you just waited around for something to happen and often times when there was an fire , it was only a minor thing . Are there high times; low times ? Wrestling is a funny thing . At times you can be high on life , flying soaring like a bird . Other times you just want to curse anything or one that comes within a 2 metre radius of you . Wrestlers are extremly moody , but hey that's the way that we like it ! What do you like most about you're work ? Least like about it ? What do you find most rewarding about you're work ? I like the fact that I'm doing something I love . If you do a job that you love , everything just goes right . People lying to you and helping their friends instead of the company are some of the things I don't like about wrestling. Getting payed for something I love is the most rewarding part of my work. What is the pay range and benifits package for you're occupations (generally and for your company/organization specifically) ? Well wrestlers , especially one's in a Canadian Independent organization , don't get paid that much at all . Most of the wrestlers in our company have day jobs or week jobs. Most of our wrestling events take place on Thursday to Sunday . You see , average crowds to our events are 250 . Tickets are $10 average so that's not a whole lot o money to go around . Still , we do it for the love and it's just a great stress release to go out there in front of several hundreds of poeple , mouth them off and get a good work out as well. Job security ? Average . This profession is a lot like a music tune . You get something that's interesting going and it lasts for a while but soon it gets sour. You always have to think of new exciting things to get the people's attention. Co-Workers (many/few? young/old? male/female? ) We get all kinds of people , ages , races and both sexes participate in wrestling . Thats why I love It ! What kinds of equipment or tools are important to this job ? How often do you use them ? Well you need a ring , and of course with the ring comes a ring crew . Many of the young wrestlers help put up and put down the ring . Wrestlers needs boots and if they want elbow and knee pads. What is the work environment like ? (ie. noise level , temerature , fumes/odours, indoors/outdoors, etc.) Crazy . People calling you everything in the book , sometimes you get injured , so you gotta be tough . 95% of the time we wrestle indoors . Summer occasionally we wrestle outdoors in parks or outdoor arenas which is pretty cool ! How much of you're time is spent working alone vs. working with others ? I work along in the office when I first get in , but from there I speak to bookers and then train the wrestlers. It's pretty neat when you've taught someone who to wrestle. How do openings in this field--and in this organization--usually get filled (advertising or word of mouth) ? People can start with us . If you get reall good , we'll make a free tape for you and show it to some of the American Independent organizations who pay higher salaries . The WWF is the top of the wrestling chain in the world ! That's where the money is ! What other occupations are related to you're work ? I guess security guards and police officers . Any physical job where some risk is involved really. What , in you're opinion, is the employment outlook (changing tecknology; future trends) for you're type of work ? Very Unstable . At the present there is onley one major wrestling organization in North America and that's the WWF. They recently bought out their rival of 30+ years WCW . The third top group , ECW has gone out of business after 10 successfull years. Always keep you're options up when in wrestling . Jobs are never really secure here. Would you advise other people to enter you're occupation ? Why or why not ? It's up to them . Not everyone's idea of a cup of tea would be wrestling . You gotta love it and have a little money as well so you can survive those long trips and big dinners . It's a great job though for those who love doing it. What work experiences/volunteer work/hobbies/outside interested would be helpful in gaining relevant experience experiences to get a job in this field ? Just being able to love wrestling would be a great start . You should have some degree of athleticicy and being creative and a good actor is a must. Do you have any personal advice about how to get into this field ? Don't listen to anybody . Listen to you're heart . Trust me you'll go places. Can you recommend anyone else working in you're field that it might be helpful for me to speak with ? About 3 dozen wrestlers and 5 students in my wrestling school . Take you 're pick ! Brief Evalulation Of Interview Boy was this a fun interview to conduct ! I have loved wrestling all of my life and it's neat to sit down and have an educating conversation with some one who works in the business. Brian was a real fun to interview and he taught me a lot of things like how the wrestling market is never stable as jobs can fall just like that. I don't really know if I'll ever become a professional wreslter or not , but the school is definatly something I wouldn't mind going and checking out.