Monday, February 25, 2013

February 25

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "I Want to Know" by Ray Charles; "I Don't Know Where I'm Bound" by Johnny Cash; "You Know, We Know" by Jeff Beck]

Twenty-one years after Brave New World was published, Aldous Huxley wrote the following:

"Those who merely know about things, or only think they know, live in a state of self-conditioned and culturally conditioned somnambulism.  Those who understand given reality as it presents itself, moment by moment, are wide awake."
-Aldous Huxley, Knowledge & Understanding (1952)

Is this quote consistent with Huxley's theme/tone/syntax in Brave New World, or does it represent an evolution in his thinking and/or writing style?  Support your answer with at least three literary elements you've studied on the lit terms list.

1. Journal (extended)
2. Lit terms final preview
3. A word about writingas5pectatorsport

1. In a post on your blog entitled WRITINGAS5PECTATORSPORT, review five (minimum) of your colleagues' videos and artifacts (i.e., pre-writes and first paragraphs).  Act as coach and suggest what they should start, stop, and/or continue in order to improve.  Compare their performance to yours-- what are you motivated to start, stop, and/or continue in your own approach?  Please include a link to each performance you review.

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