Friday, December 3, 2010

Weekend Homework

Sherman Alexie
Sorry that I wasn't in class today. After spending the day in that frigid room, I ended up with a sore throat, stuffy nose, earache, yadda, yadda, yadda. Anyway, we'll go over the timed writes on Monday and you'll get them back then. Overall, they are pretty good. Mostly fives and sixes with a couple of sevens in each class. For the most part, your grades went up or stayed the same. Some of you saw multi-percentage jumps. :)

All right, hopefully the copies got made. If not, or you were gone (Kelli),  here is the essay.
Likely you did this in class, so it should be easy. Blog:
  • Your conclusions about his overall argument.
  • How effective is his technique of using a string of anecdotes?
Have a good weekend and please don't forget to name your Google documents correctly.

Our next wee, little writing assignment will be to create something similar to Mr. Alexie (not that long). Anecdotes are pretty useful in arguments and this will give us some practice with them. Details forthcoming.

Side note:
Papers submitted after 11 PM by class:
3rd period - 5
5th period - 10!
Wow! You guys really know how to put a project off!

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