Friday, March 24, 2017

The Bird and the Machine

  1. Blog your answers to the Questions on Rhetoric and Style on page 608 (there are 9 of them). 
  2. Using your answer to question 9 and our close read of the last two sections of the text on Friday (I know we didn't finish, but hopefully our discussion will allow you to see more than you already saw in your individual/partner close reads), write a short reflection on what the relationship between humanity and science & technology is and should be.
Sadly, Ex Machina, the movie Jalyn and I were talking about, is not available to stream on Netflix, but if you have Amazon Prime, it is included in your Prime subscription.

Check out and look through the prompt options so you can be thinking a bit about the issues you may want to write about.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Women's Brains

As we wrestle with the unpleasant, but important to understand Women's Brains by Stephen Jay Gould, work on the Rhetoric and Style questions 1-12 on pages 354-55 of the TLC book as well as the Discussion Question #1. They are due Thursday.

As you work with this essay, think about the implications of the ideas in the essay -- both those of Gould and of those he quoted. Are there echoes of those ideas alive and kicking today? How? When? Where? To what extent? ;) Append a brief reflection on those questions at the end of questions 1-12.

Next week we'll look at some more gender themed stuff while also hitting the test prep with another timed write and more multiple choice.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Surgeon as Priest

Your homework for Monday is twofold:
  1. Blog answers to the eight Exploring the Text questions on page 204.
  2. Get some sleep as Daylight Savings is extracting its revenge this weekend. Monday is a practice Synthesis FRQ that will take the entire period. Come on in, get out a pen and paper, and get ready to ruuuummmmmbllllllllle!