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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Don has read 14 books toward his goal of 75 books.

Deep Thoughts

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

Joseph Conrad

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

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Your sixth essay is not available in the downloads folder, but you will need to follow this link and use pages 2-9. The assignment is due on Tuesday, November 20, printed and handed to me in class. If you are gone that day, you must submit it by 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. No late papers will […]

You should be prepared to answer each of the following questions with a fully-developed paragraph that includes references to the texts and videos we’ve discussed, our notes, and your insight. On the test itself, you will answer five questions from a list of six. Using at least three sources, one of whom should be Socrates, […]

Your fifth exciting essay is due on Sunday, November 4 at noon and is the same topic we used for the test on Thursday. The essay you submit should reflect substantial revision from the essay you wrote in class unless a) you are incredibly brilliant and or b) you don’t want to have the chance to revise […]

The exam over Things Fall Apart will be on Thursday. You can read the questions and begin to prepare for it today.  

Mark Twain, who traveled all over the world, offered this advice to a young friend: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. […]