Portable Partners .::. Featuring Rida
Hi, my name is Rida. I am currently a fifteen year old student who studies in the ninth grade at Generation's School, located in Karachi, Pakistan. One of my strong suits lies in drama, that includes acting, directing and script writing, all three of which I'm very fond of doing.I've even performed a couple of skits at my school. The arts is also something I've been a fan of ever since I was little and it is something I do almost on a daily basis, ask anyone.When my teacher informed me about the website designing competition being hosted by ThinkQuest, I was a bit reluctant to enter at first as I didn't have much experience in that particular area. I never thought I'd be able to come as far as I have now. At first I thought it impossible to design a website, what with all our school work and assessments going on, but now I realize how wrong I was. Designing this website wasn't easy, believe me, but it was a wonderful experience.I never considered it as a burden or some form of extra homework, It was actually a getaway from all that and I don't regret entering this competition one bit!
During these past months I've learnt so much, all thanks to the help of my teachers and teammates who guided me along the way. I was assigned the job of gathering and compiling content for the site, along with Munazah and Abdullah. Together we formed and conducted surveys; used the valuable information we gathered from our interview with Dr. Imran; and searched tirelessly for information which would eventually form the basis of our website-to-be.
My ThinkQuest Experience
Being one of the content gatherers, I worked alongside my other teammates and stayed up to date with each of them.We were required to divide the subjects amongst ourselves and search for information on our own assigned topics.We started off a bit unsteady at first- information was being piled up haphazardly and we still hadn't figured out who would search for what, but we finally got our act together and figured out each of our roles.During the mid course of designing this website, our assessments came up and I found it rather difficult to give the site much of my attention and was not able to contribute much. As soon as they were over though, I gave myself a kick start and started pitching in comparatively more.
Our group leader's constant reminders is what spurred me on.Seeing how hard she and everyone else was working and how dedicated they all were made something inside me click. I realized that I too was a valuable component of our team and needed to work just as hard. After all, No machine can function properly if all the gears aren't in place, meaning everyone has to do their jobs accordingly and on time. After that, it's all like clockwork.Being involved in this project taught me that designing a website is definitely a huge deal and that it isn't as easy as it looks. It takes a lot of hard work, persistence, determination and drive.But nonetheless, working with people from different countries with fresh new ideas was, I admit, the most exhilarating and unforgettable experience I've ever had.