The Moral Waterfall

AP Language

November 5th, 2008

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Arrangement in

AP Language

October 23rd, 2008


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Hope in The Stranger?

World Literature

October 20th, 2008

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Brief synopsis of our discussion in class today.  More to come tomorrow.  Why does there seem to be an absence of hope in the novel?




Maxed Out Drafts

AP Language

October 13th, 2008

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I’m just beginning to look over your drafts now, so I will post any advice later as another post, but I thought I would get this up now.

Here are our notes from the board today, which are essentially a review of the devices.  Focus on your papers; comment if you have any questions.image image Oh!  Here is the official website, which features the trailer and such.  (Note the awards listed; what do they do for the argument?  Anything?  Keep authority in mind.)

Maxed Out Notes

AP Language

October 10th, 2008

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We will be writing drafts of our analysis of Maxed Out this weekend.  You should write it as you would an article analysis, with a summation of the argument in the first paragraph, an analysis of the argument (not the topic) in the body paragraphs, and a concluding statement of the movie’s persuasiveness.  This assignment is worth 80 points (think a month’s worth of article analyses), so spend some time on it.  Here are our notes from the board:



While we didn’t get as far as I would have liked, this (coupled with your notes) should give you a good starting point.  Think of the above as an annotation of the movie; you won’t necessarily structure your analysis this way, but it is a good summation of the movie’s structure and the argued impact of many negative influences.

As always, if you have any questions please post a comment for the good of all or send me an email:image