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This blog is dedicated to announcements of various kinds to Dr. Mandler's sophomore and senior English students at Stuyvesant High School.

10th Grade: H.W.#9, Due Friday, 9/21

1. Go to https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1241706 for 23 new vocabulary words BEFORE you begin reading Oedipus at Colonus. Identify as many words on as you can find between pages 283 and 302 (where you will end your reading for the day). We learn best in … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#9, Due Friday, 9/21

Read The Interpretation of Dreams pages 5-13 (up to “The Dream Mechanism”). As you read, google two terms you are not familiar with and be ready to share with the class any questions and reactions you have. Annotate the text (underline, highlight … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#8, Due Thursday, 9/20

1. Finish reading the play (237-251). 2. Re-read pages 159-181. This time, write down into your notebook all the LINE NUMBERS and phrases in which the following words are used: seeing, sight, blindness. Why do you think there are so … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#8, Due Thursday, 9/20

Continue working on the college essay. Revise and polish it if you’ve already written it out. Eventually, you should make use of the additional Writing Discoveries you received in the handout on Tuesday (especially, the Perfect Sentence one). Continue making … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#7, Due Tuesday, 9/18

1. Read pages 222-237. Write two double-entry journals–at least two entries again–on a passage that you think is intensely emotional and another one on a passage that makes you contemplate or think deeply about such issues as free will vs. … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#7, Due Tuesday, 9/18

Work on Draft 1 of your college essay. You should have enough of it done to bring a version of it to class on Tuesday for further work on it.  When done with your draft, go back to it and … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#6, Due Monday, 1/17

Read pages 202-222. Write two double-entry journal entries this time–one on a passage that you think is intensely emotional and another one on a passage that makes you contemplate or think deeply about such issues as free will vs. fate, individual responsibility, or anything else). Remember: … Continue reading

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