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Was Eugenics Science or Racism?

Reviewing my exams at the end of my WWII unit made me realize that my students didn’t really understand why Hitler easily rose to power in Weimar Germany. 473 more words

Argumentative Writing

Exercise 3 (Project 3)

Close reading of Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

What is the mood of the poem?

  • The poem begins happily, care free and full of hope, but as it progresses it becomes more melancholy and nostalgic.
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The Death of Shock, for its Own Sake

In “An Extended Interview with David Foster Wallace,” Larry McCafferty converses with Wallace about Wallace’s past, his style of writing, and the state of his generation of artists. 1,076 more words

S4 Feb break homework

Complete the Close Reading (Reading for U, A & E) for Tuesday 24thFebruary.

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Further discussion of midterm papers

Audio file (8 min, 6MB): further discussion of midterm papers

Campus Learning Assistant Services (CLAS) offers tutoring in writing.

Citation information for “The Briefing” is tricky so I’ll reproduce it here: 20 more words


A Small Epiphany About Context

(fun fact – I learned the word ‘epiphany’ from the Simpsons movie!)

My biggest weakness as a student of literature is my almost total ignorance of literary history; because I never really read for fun, seeing reading as an, albeit enjoyable, form of work, I was never particularly motivated to read beyond set texts and syllabuses, only branching out into  510 more words

I Suck

Close Reading vs. New York State Tests

In the hot seat today is close reading. Close reading is a major component of the Common Core, but in my experience, we come to a serious problem when we use close reading during the state tests. 1,535 more words

Hot Seat