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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“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
Joseph Conrad

“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
Richard Yates

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

Richard Yates
Louise Erdrich

“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
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AP Language Persuasion Retake

If you want to retake the persuasion test, you can any day this week during these times: 6:45 a.m. 7:20 a.m. 2:30 p.m. You have until the end of the week to take the exam again and should remember that your new grade will replace the old one, even if you do worse the second […]

English II: 12 Angry Men Take Home Test

Your test over the play 12 Angry Men will be a take-home test and due on Monday, October 2 at the start of class. For each day you turn in the test late, you will lose 30% from your grade. The test is a grade worth 150 points. Your completed study guide will also be due […]

Debate Class: Gun Control

Our debate over gun control will include the following questions: Would more gun control increase the safety of Americans? Can the government legally restrict individual ownership? (Second Amendment) Should the government ban the use of semiautomatic weapons?  

Debate Quest: Greek Philosophy

The first quest of the year, over ancient Greek philosophy, will be on Wednesday, September 20. The notes are available for your review here and the test will cover the foundations of philosophy, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, and Epicurus. The test will include a short answer section and paragraph responses. The paragraphs will come from this […]

AP Language Essay 2: School Sports

Your second essay this year is about high school sports, with the specific prompt and information located in the downloads folder. You can also download it directly here. It will be due via Google Docs at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24. My e-mail address for sharing is dpogreba@gmail.com. Please review the instructions in the […]