Month: May 2017

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Assignment: Look at the Questions Below Make a list of all the things your mother does, and ask yourself two questions Does this have anything to do with the information below? Is this a list you want for yourself (is it a job you would apply for)? Write a 500-700 Word Reflection that integrates the …

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Scan this list of Contemporary American Archetypes (it’s long, scan all the way down—WARNING — once you click, you might become addicted; I am) Find the one that sounds like you, click it, and read the article: Write a Bio of yourself from a 3rd Person Perspective (500 – 700 Words) First line = “Have you …

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Assignment: Think of your high school self in relation to the Typical Questions below:  Ask yourself two questions (and know why) What do you love more than anything else? What is one of your biggest fears (something you don’t want to admit)? Imagine yourself as a nation: Your love is the Bourgeois (the one thing …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Outcome #1: To write using different strategies for varied writing situations Employ style, tone, conventions appropriate for situations Write for formal and informal audiences and contexts  Write using strategies that persuade the audience Understand & articulate the impact and effect of different strategies      Looking at the strategies above, …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present After watching the first episode of Breaking Bad and thinking of the study we have done in class, read stimulus material below and write a reflection on the following prompt: “Could Walter White’s decisions be justified, and what are the likely consequences of his initial step into deceit?”   As …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present They Say/I Say . . .  A Literature Review is, for our purposes, a summary of a challenging text.  Using the article below, read and respond to the issue raised in the article.  Alternate between the author’s claims and your response to them; explain whether he is right or wrong, …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Outcome 1 – Revising:       Using Plato, Black Mirror, and Zeitgeist (the 9-11 documentary), consider where you find yourself a prisoner.  Write a fully developed essay (Introduction, Body, Conclusion) that integrates the ideas of these texts into your own life and experiences. For instance, Black Mirror examines our relationship …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Outcome #2  To read, analyze, synthesize & use complex texts as evidence Understands the texts used in the course Incorporates course texts into writing for the sake of argumentation Interacts with the varying voices used within the classroom Writer presents global perspective       Characterization is not about what the …

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TAKE A SHOT In class we have done a Treatment and a Mise-en-Scene on The Story of Your Life.  In film making, there is a process, First, you have the pitch, where you sell your story to a producer.  Second, you have the treatment, which summarizes the story on the whole.  Last, then, is the …

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