How To: Head Your Paper

AP Language

September 7th, 2010

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…by popular demand:

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Great Stories (Wiki) Syllabus


July 18th, 2009

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Thanks for the input, guys. I’ve placed a copy of the syllabus on WinsomeWiki, so I can edit it as needed throughout the semester, because plans always change.

Ellen and Okie—the (relatively) modern works you mentioned would be great for World Literature and Brit Lit, as well as the connections we’ll make to our primary texts. Keep ‘em coming! I’m trying to keep our required reading sources before 1000CE, though that may change as the semester progresses.

Let me know what you think.

I’ll port more syllabi as they become publishable.

Third Hour Essays

British Literature

February 5th, 2009

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I hope the overview in class was clear, but in case it wasn’t, here’s a primer:

[This post was WinsomeWiki’d on 4 Jul. 2009.]

Visual Literacy and Maxed Out

AP Language

October 6th, 2008

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Today we began watching Maxed Out, a 2006 expository documentary on American debt.  As we watch, take note of how the argument is presented, keeping in mind the various elements that make up the movie:

We will discuss articles tomorrow and finish up the movie on Wednesday.  You will be analyzing the film (as you would an article) on Friday.

[BTW, Rope was filmed in ten shots—not bad for an eighty minute film.]

[Also, there was no mention of a kangaroo in the seven-year-old’s “rampage” at the zoo in Australia…]

[This post was WinsomeWiki’d on 5 Jul. 2009.]

To Write an Article…

Contemporary Nonfiction

March 26th, 2008

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Here are some (legible) notes from our discussion in class.  While we are going to be using these steps to create newspaper/magazine articles, the process is the same for coming up with a topic for just about any type of nonfiction writing.

[This post was WinsomeWiki’d on 5 Jul. 2009.]