Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 17

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Little Know It All" by Iggy Pop and "Words (Between the Lines of Age)" by Neil Young]

Consider the following image (courtesy of the fine folks at BoingBoing). What issues/problems/challenges in your life once seemed HUGE but got smaller as you gained a greater perspective on things? [Update: Watching students write, re-reading this and thinking the topic needs more seasoning: a) How does gaining a greater perspective motivate you to make the world a better place; and b) when is it appropriate to use words that have an emotionally cathartic effect?]

1. Journal/turn in
2. Vocabulary quiz/correct
3. Preview of coming attractions

1. Poetry Assignment #1 due Monday, 8.20.
2. Read the Personal Statement Worksheet and complete the Senior Resume Worksheet by Monday, August 20.
3. Take the 1987 AP Exam and write yourself notes about which questions you found easy, which questions you found challenging, and which questions will haunt your dreams until you pass the exam.  Exam answers and notes also due Monday, 8.20.


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  2. I put my answers and notes for the AP exam, on my blog.

  3. Do we do the essays as well or just the multiple choice questions?

    1. When I asked in class, he said sssays included.