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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: Wilderness and Nature Writing Exam

Below is the list of questions that could potentially appear on the AP Language Wilderness exam. The test will have two portions: one section in which you identify the author of a passage and one section in which you write fully-developed paragraph responses to four of these questions. For the paragraph portion, plan to write […]

AP Language Revision Guide for Unjust Laws Essay

All the first draft comments will be completed by 6:00 p.m. on Monday in Google Docs and many are already done. Your revision guide for the essay on unjust laws is available here. Your revision is due in class on Thursday, printed with changes bolded. Only substantial revisions that reflect serious changes will be accepted […]

Model United Nations Meeting Monday, October 9 at Lunch

Those of you interested in Model United Nations should attend a meeting at lunch in Room 14. We have an excellent collection of countries this year, including France, Iceland and Iran.

English II: Compare & Contrast Essay Resources

As we begin our work on Compare & Contrast essays, all the resources you’ll need to complete your essay are available on this page.

AP Language: High School Sports Revisions

Your revisions of the high school sports essay are due Thursday in class. A lot of you have big fixes to make that you can begin working on now, the most important being to explain why high school sports have the unique benefits you claim. It’s not enough to claim that sports build teamwork; you […]