Friday, December 16, 2011

Break Reminders

A scene from somewhere where it isn't supposed
to rain over Christmas 
Remember that you have a paper to work on over break (cue music..."He's a grinch...").  It is due on the 6th at the end of the day.

I you want to take advantage of the rewrite/revise a paper opportunity, remember to make a copy of your original Google Docs version and edit the NEW one. That will be due on the 3rd when we get back.

Otherwise have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Enjoy the holidays and the bowl games!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Structuring Arguments et al

originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle 
For Monday, read Chapter 6 from Everything's an Argument. We'll discuss Toulmin and his method of argument using the text and another simpler model.

Here is the file that will allow you to play with your prospective AP test performance to your heart's content.

By popular vote, the SAT Vocab Final will be held after break. Though 4th period was fairly evenly split, 6th period went overwhelmingly toward after break. The test will NOT be the day we get back, but will be later that week or even the following week depending on our paper that is due that Friday.

Speaking of your paper, please choose your prompt by Monday.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Be verwy quwiet...we're hunting elephants

This minivan is now "rubbish"
Finish reading Shooting an Elephant on page 979 of TLC. We'll talk about this essay more next week. In the meantime, blog your answers to the questions on page 985.