All students will report to lab 233 at their designated testing time to complete their final. You will use all of the materials from your folder to create a complete argumentative essay.
Do this first upon arrival: Log in to Google, set up a document (MLA format, of course) and
turn in your essay using the form below. In order to turn it in, you must click on "share" and then change "private" to "anyone with the link". Copy the link and click below to turn it in. You will also turn in a printed copy at the end of the period.
Click here to turn in your final essay.
Weeks 16-17 (5/20 - 6/3)
Final project: Construct an argument about gender using at least 3 of the sources provided. Due date moved to Wednesday 6-4
In order to receive feedback in time to make necessary changes, your complete essay must be in on time.
Review notes for this project here.
Don't forget to include parenthetical citations and Works Cited Page.
Click here for more info on sources. Use links to Citation Machine or EasyBib (to the right) as needed/
Week 15 (5/13 - 5/17):
Week 14 (5/6 - 5/10)
Synthesize discussion notes into a coherent response to questions posted on the class blog.
(be sure to do this by 5/13 if you want credit for blog post 1!)
Complete "Looking for a Good Poem" writing assignment by Friday 5/10.
When yours is finished, please post to your website as always and add me as an editor. But to "officially turn this in" please fill out the form below and provide a link to the document only.
Week 13 (4/29 - 5/3)
Week 12 (4/22 - 4/26)
Friday: Considering our discussions from the previous week, today you will compose a 250-350 word blog post (about two solid paragraphs or one lengthy one) related to the topics we have discussed.
Choose one of these questions for your response.
"How to Live Before You Die" - Steve Jobs
"Changing Education Paradigms" - Sir Ken Robinson
Revised essay due Thursday 4/25 (print w. attached original and notes). Must include Works Cited.
Monday: Timed Essay
Week 11 (4/15 - 4/19)
Review Tech Essay Notes
Revision due Wednesday 4-24 (Printed, with first draft and essay notes attached)
Week 10 (4/8 - 4/12)
Changes: Due date for essay moved to Wednesday.
Also, word count is not capped at 800. Effective essays may be in the 1000 word range.
Remember to bring a PRINTED copy on Wed 4/11
Reading: "Harrison Bergeron" with comp. questions and discussion questions.
Prepare to respond to this prompt.
Week 9 (4/1 - 4/5)
Main focus: Draft essay in response to prompt:
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein
In what ways do advances in technology threaten some of our societal values? What areas are of particular concern and why?
Support opinions with explanations that include specific details and references to at least two outside sources.
Length: 600-800 words
Must have: Works Cited Page and in-text citations (MLA format)
Due: Tuesday, April 9
Sherry Turkle: Connected, but Alone? TED talk. Here is a link to the talk as well as the transcript.
Week 8 (3/ 18 - 3/ 22)
Question for discussion and reflection:
Did Bradbury's dystopia come to pass? What similarities do you notice between the society of Fahrenheit 451 and our own? What is wrong with these people, and in what ways are we in danger of developing similar problems? Where do you see exceptions?
Enjoy Spring Break.
Week 7 (3/11 - 3/15)
Main Event: Crush the CAHSEE!
Mon 3/11: English Language Arts
Tues 3/12: Mathematics
Meanwhile this week...
Week 6 (3/4 - 3/8)
Main event: response to prompt based on Carr's article.
Timed essay: In class Mon 3/4
Revision: In lab Wed 3/6
Reading this week: Fahrenheit 451 part 2
Reflection (due Thurs):
Week 5 (2/25 - 3/1)
Post to your website (By Mon.)
1. Precis 2 ("Why Parenting is More Important Than School)
2. Reflection on "How The Internet is Making Us Stupid". Post this to your website under the title "Culture of Distraction".
Week 4 (2/18 - 2/22)
Due Thurs: Educational Influences Essay. Be sure to add a Works Cited page as well as in-text parenthetical citations.
For help with this, see Citation Machine or EasyBib.
Some of the resources we read in class (both available online)
Add to portfolio (by next week): Precis 2 ("Why Parenting is More Important than Schools")
Now reading: Fahrenheit 451 with questions: Part I by Friday 3/1 (read through pg 46, w/ questions 1-6, by Friday)
Weeks 2-3 (2/4 - 2/15)
Focus: development and revision of "Educational Influences Essay"
Aiming for full draft by Tuesday 2/19
Tuesday 2/12: Summary and analysis of Flow Theory
Week 1 (1/28 - 2/1)
Main events this week: