Monday, November 12, 2012

November 13

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Money Song" by Monty Python; "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits; "Eat the Rich" by Aerosmith]

In reading about your plans for the future I was struck by the prominent role that money plays in your thinking, whether it motivates you ("I hope to earn $[X]") or worries you ("I can't pay for college"). This isn't necessarily good or bad, it just makes me curious. What if you removed money from the decision-making equation and began a different sort of "self-overhearing" about your future? How would your new performative utterance sound if it were a simple declaration of what you're curious about, or what you do well, or what type of life you'd like to lead? How might it change your thinking and your course of action?

1. Journal/turn in revised Hamlet essays
2. Vocab (you already have this week's list, and it's LONG)
3. Study vocabulary: your partner's grade depends on it
4. Sonnets: types and recitations

1. Make sure you've left no vocabulary stone unturned.  Seriously.
2. Read the article below (and take notes)-- there will be an extensive reading quiz tomorrow along with the vocabulary test (*you read that correctly; welcome to the speed round). As you read, pay particular attention to how collaborative relationships operate offline and think about how we can increase their value by networking online.  Then go back to vocabulary.

DP interdependence article -


  1. Where is the vocabulary list? Since it is saying we already have it??

    1. It's long, you've received it in pieces, and (over the groaning as this sinks in), finals are coming up faster than you think...

    2. I think he means all of the vocabulary from all 11 weeks.

  2. Ummm... Okayy. I see where your coming from. :/ (sighh)

  3. Dr. Preston, I'm having trouble downloading the article. I have used Google Chrome and Safari but it says that the server to download the doc could not be found??

    1. Sorry for the hiccups, I just emailed you both the article. Feel free to share.

  4. What makes the American ideal of "going it alone" a fallacy instead of an overused and misapplied strategy?