Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
P.S. You may be wondering what we will be doing with Gatsby other than talking. Well we are going through it so fast that we'll confine our work primarily to reading, class discussion and in-class activities. Gatsby, along with many other things, will make a prominent appearance on the final.
P.P.S. Most, if not all, of the dates on the calendar above are subject to change at my whimsy and the seeming caprice of school activities.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
In the days coming up to the test and in the days immediately following, there will be no homework! Nothing at all until the evening of May 19, then we'll sprint to the end with the junior research paper and two novels. Crazy? Maybe. Fun? Absolutely!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Think about something you know how to do. Write a process analysis piece that explains how to do it, why someone would do it, and what lessons can be learned from that activity, á la Dumpster Diving. No, it need not be nearly so long.
Due Thursday, May 8 on your blog.
Points of interest:
Lars Eighner's article
Interesting posts on Dumpster diving: here, here, here, and here.
Come to class tomorrow with a blue or black pen and limber fingers for your very own practice free-write-a-palooza!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Read "Naps" by Barbara Holland (handout from class). List the points of her the argument. How is the argument constructed? How could it be improved?
Do you agree with her? Why or why not? Blog your response (to this and the questions above) and be prepared to discuss the essay in class.
First-hand research is optional... ;)
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Your homework tonight is two-fold. First read Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss on page 665 in your book. We'll discuss that tomorrow.
Second, go over your multiple choice tests from today. Note which ones you don't know why you missed and we'll go over them tomorrow so that we all understand.
Barbara V. Swovelin English Language and Composition, 3rd Edition. 1 May 2008