Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19

Great to be back and catch up with everyone yesterday! If you weren't in class, the journal topic was to reflect on the previous week and analyze what's working for you and what you can improve in order to achieve your academic and project goals. Look for the DML Skype (featuring Sam and Beka) and St. Patty's Day green river video from Chicago later today.

Describe what you want and need out of today's Socratic seminar in order to succeed on tonight's Brave New World take-home essay.

1. Journal
2. Socratic seminar

1. Please comment to this post.
2. Please write an essay (with pre-write) in response to the following prompt.  You can either write on paper or post to your blog (title: BNW ESSAY DRAFT 1).  We'll conference on your drafts tomorrow in class in preparation for an in-class essay Thursday.

Prompt (1995 Open Question):

Writers often highlight the values of a culture or a society by using
characters who are alienated from that culture or society because of gender,
race, class, or creed. Choose a play or novel (BRAVE NEW WORLD)

in which such a character plays a significant role, and show how that 
character’s alienation reveals the surrounding society’s assumptions and 
moral values.


  1. Could someone help me out on the prompt? I am a little confused on what it is exactly asking us to write about. Thanks!

    1. Just realized my reply to this was stuck in Drafts--sorry Ryland! Hey, where is everyone? Can a guy get a little help around here?