Monthly Archives: April 2015

Reminders for AP Lang

1) When you submit your Interrogative Journals, be sure to mark which is the Summative and Formative, and which ones are to be graded in the HW category.

2) AP Lang Essay review sessions continue through the end of next week, during both lunches. You can bring your lunch and come at the beginning of the period or email me that you are coming. If no one shows up in the first 10 minutes (or does an email rsvp), I will leave to attend to any one of a multitude of tasks and you may not be able to find me that period.

3) AP Lang review sessions are open to all students taking AP Lang at Blair regardless of teacher.

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AP Last Minute Help Review Sessions

I will be available this week during 5th and 6th period lunches for extra help leading up to the exam. Please make sure that you read the study group page and come with specific essay prompts to discuss. Please let all your friends know as well. This will be open to all students at Blair regardless of which teacher they have.

5th period: rm 171

6th period: rm 245

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AP- Reading Quiz

This is your written notice. There is a reading quiz today for 7th period (which was announced the class before last), and tomorrow for even classes.

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Make-up work for 7th period

For those of you who think that the college fair is more important than my class, there is a make-up assignment posted in the AP Lang section of the blog. Please read the short story, answer the questions, and turn them in next class.

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AP Lang

Remember: Advice to Youth Rhetorical Analysis is due next class.

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spring broke…

January

Children’s fingerprints
On a frozen window
Of a small schoolhouse.

An empire, I read somewhere,
Maintains itself through
The cruelty of its prisons.

-Charles Simic

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Is Truth thus limited?

“Against positivism, which halts at phenomena—’There are only facts’—I would say: No, facts are precisely what there is not, only interpretations. We cannot establish any fact ‘in itself’: perhaps it is folly to want to do such a thing.
‘Everything is subjective,’ you say; but even this is interpretation.
The ‘subject’ is not something given, it is something added and invented and projected behind what there is.—Finally, is it necessary to posit an interpreter behind the intepretation? Even this is invention, hypothesis.
Insofar as the word ‘knowledge’ has any meaning, the world is knowable; but it is interpretable otherwise, it has no meaning behind it, but countless meanings.— ‘Perspectivism.’
It is our needs that interpret the world; our drives and their For and Against. Every drive is a kind of lust to rule; each one has its perspective that it would like to compel all the other drives to accept as a norm.”
-Nietzsche, The Will to Power

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