Calendar, Session Three

AP Language

February 23rd, 2010

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Here’s the plan we worked out in class today. Tuesday will give us a chance to take more time in discussing the articles on Monday, or provide me with more time to explain concepts and such. All of this is subject to change with prior notice.






Article analyses (Vocabulary introduction) Lecture, Prompt, and Discussion In-class essay Multiple choice and discussion; Vocab test


Here’s a copy of the “Formatting Your Paper” handout I mentioned in class. If you notice anything that is misleading or incorrect, let me know.

Queue of Heroes


February 10th, 2010

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Your final papers will be due the last day of the session: Friday, 19th.

Name Chapter Date
A.J. Refusal of the Return Thursday 11th
D.F. The Magic Flight Thursday 11th
S.G. Rescue from Without Friday 12th
G.B. The Crossing of the Return Threshold Friday 12th
K.B. Master of Two Worlds Tuesday 16th
S.R. Freedom to Live Tuesday 16th
M.B. The Keys Wednesday 17th

Final Essay Schedule

British Literature

February 10th, 2010

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Just a reminder based on what we discussed in class today:

You have until tomorrow to get in those long-overdue assignments and such.

Bring this On this day So we can do this
Rough draft, annotated bib Friday 12th Peer review of grammar, evidence, and cogency
Revised draft, annotated bib Tuesday 16th Peer review of organization, citations
Final draft, annotated bib Wednesday 17th Discuss theses

Final Argument Schedule and Multi Choice #7

AP Language

February 8th, 2010

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Here’s our schedule for the final project:

Bring this on this day so we can do this
Your rough draft and bibliography Wednesday, 10th complete a peer review of organization
Revised, grammatically perfect rough draft Thursday, 11th discuss the organization, present the arguments (I’ll take them home and do another edit pass)
Second draft, bibliography Tuesday, 16th peer review of grammar, “hook,” flow, and transitions
Final draft, bibliography Wednesday, 17th Partay.

Enter Lord of the Flies

British Literature

October 13th, 2009

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We will begin discussing Lord of the Flies by Wm. Golding when we return from Fall Break. You may pick up a copy at Gardener’s on the cheap (though they may not have many copies in stock) or at any other fine bookseller in the area.

We will be journaling as we go, so start as soon as you open the book. We’ll be focusing on themes of power and democracy, as well as social interaction. Keep in mind our discussion of money in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead:

PLAYER: Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is taken to be true. It’s the currency of living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn’t make any difference so long as it is honored. One acts on assumptions (51-52).

Here’s our schedule for the remainder of the semester. Of course, this is subject to change with advance warning:

Date Discussion (Chapters) Due
Mon. (19) Character names, setting, historical background (1-2) Journal over R&G and beginning of Lord
Tues. (20) Symbolism (3-4)  
Wed. (21) Diction, imagery (5-6)  
Thurs. (22) Allegory and microcosm (7-8)  
Fri. (23) Primitivism, Hobbes, the social contract Journals over 1-8
Mon. (26) Simon, Bacchae, (9-10)  
Tues. (27) Simon, con’t (11-12) Journals over novel
Wed. (28) Reflection on themes, brainstorming  
Thurs. (29) Thesis writing, begin outline from journals  
Fri. (30) Peer review of outlines, group discussion Outlines
Mon. (02) Peer review of rough drafts Rough drafts
Tues. (03) One-on-one discussion of rough drafts, begin writing final  
Wed. (04) Presentations of final drafts Final drafts
Thurs. (05) Con’t presentations, discussion of plan for next semester  


All missing or reworked assignments must be turned in by Monday, the 26th of this month—there will be no exceptions.