Monthly Archives: March 2014

12th Grade: H.W.#33, Due April 1, Tuesday

1. Finalize your document on which all major ideas argued in the scholarly article of your choice are listed in detail. If you are a member of a group, the easiest way for you to proceed is to create a … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#33, Due April 1, Tuesday

1. Read chapter 22. 2. Select one passage that strikes you for any reason. In a few sentences, describe what resonates with you in the passage you have selected. 3. Print out, read and bring to class: http://files.theschoolsystem.net/stuy/mandlerd/Intellectual_influences_on_Voltaires_Candide_1.doc 4. Copy … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#31, Due Monday, 3/31

1. Read chapters 18, 19, 20, 21. 2. What makes El Dorado a symbol of perfection? Find at least two examples that the writer portrays as admirable. 3. In your next essay, you will have to compare and contrast a … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#32, Due Monday, March 31

1. I would like you to print out and read the following handout very carefully. It comes from Yale’s College Writing Center. To their horror, Yale found that many of Yale freshmen cannot integrate ideas from scholarly articles into their papers, … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#31, Due Friday, 3/28

1. Read chapters 13-17. 2. Write down two details that imply racist or prejudiced thinking. 3. Select one vocabulary word you want to learn. Copy it out onto an index card with its definition on the other side.

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12th Grade: H.W.#31, Due Friday, 3/28

1. Find an article about a movie on http://www.nytimes.com. After you read the introduction, take a few moments to dwell on not just what the reviewer writes but how. Does the reviewer make his or her opinion of the movie clear already … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#30, Due Thursday, 3/27

1. Read chapters 11, 12, and 13. 2. Write a very brief reflection on any aspect of these chapters. Refer to the text explicitly (that is, offer a very very brief quotation around which you’ll build your response).

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