Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9

JOURNAL TOPIC: ["Save it for Later" by The English Beat; "Waiting for a Miracle" by Leonard Cohen; "If Not Now..." by Tracy Chapman]

Yesterday I talked with Ms. Dirkes about procrastination and I learned a great deal. Part one of this morning's journal is traditional-- please meditate on the nature of procrastination. Ask yourself when it helps you, when it hurts you, and how you can be aware of it and manage it so that it doesn't feel like a(nother) overwhelming force in your life that you can't control.

Part two should be written on a separate piece of paper so that I can read it today (don't want to procrastinate on a procrastination!). Please describe your process for preparing for next year. This may include college applications/deadlines, job searches, travel etc. After reading this document I should come away with a clear understanding of: a) how you plan to use the year, b) what you are currently doing to prepare, and c) how you intend to meet deadlines (include descriptions of what you have to do and the resources/planning you'll need to execute your plan).

1. Journal
2. Vocab quiz
3. Writer's conferences

1. Finish Lit Analysis #3 by COB Monday
2. Memorize your sonnet (due in class Tuesday if you don't post the recital on your blog sooner)
3. Revise "Hamlet" essay (due in class Tuesday)

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