Monthly Archives: February 2016

Endtroducing…Mighty Columnist Project: Part II

Honors 10 kids pour yourselves a cool glass of relief; this one is for the brawny minds of AP Lang.

Young Scholars: Print this thing out. Get thee to a highlighter. Then, read carefully, making annotations. Your first deadline is Friday, March 4th 2016. Ideally, this means you should pre-write and draft this weekend. Then you have the whole week to revise and edit. Manage your time on this one and work in fits and starts. Otherwise, you will probably dislike your written product.  The rest of the due-dates/deadlines are on the assignment, and will be posted up on turnitin.com by tonight.

view assignment here (and I’ll post this on the course specific page too)

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uber links updated

for all that free time you have…

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new office chart posted

hello travelers: new chunk now posted. this is what happens when I get even a modicum of time. also, I’ve been a little stagnant in my listening, so I’m gonna try a little crowd-sourcing experiment. email me vicious tracks. extra points for unearthing really buried stuff. no spam or crap; genuine passion only.

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Feel the Bern, Play Your Trump Card…

Get ready scholar-citizens of AP Lang, The Mighty Columnist Project Part Two is coming, where you become the Columnist!

In the meantime, check out this article which begins to explain that this election cycle may indicate a populist political revolution which could spell the end of the American Two-Party system in its current form:

“The Party Crashers” by Jill Lepore

Find out why Lepore calls Trump the Kardashian Candidate and why I rant and rave about using vague descriptors like liberal and conservative, especially when correlating those terms with democrats and republicans (it was 1972 that those terms came to be associated, and they still obscure more than they reveal).

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honors 10

Due to the snow day, your Things Fall Apart Exam has been postponed until next class. There are two parts: Part One will be completed in class. Part Two is an essay which you will be allowed to take home to complete. You will be required to type it up and turnitin.com. Part One should take about 30-40 minutes for you to complete. You should spend the rest of the time working on Part Two. I suggest breaking the writing down into 4 stages. A) Pre-write: brainstorm, outline (do this before class) B) Draft: write your first draft in class. C) Revise D) Edit (revising and editing should take 40 minutes each).

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SuperBowl reflections on Fat Tuesday…

They sold gold flakes for your hot dogs…

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Period 7 Lang

Keep in mind that your 1 page response is due tonight by 11:59pm on turnitin.com. Both short stories are posted on the course specific page. Hope you enjoyed the “snow” delay. Even day will be catching up on this tomorrow regardless of snow.

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