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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 seventh essay is due on Sunday, December 9 at noon. Please submit via Google Doc and review the notes about Synthesis writing before working on the task. The essay prompt is available in the normal downloads folder. In particular, pay attention to: well-developed paragraph structure (with sub-topics when possible). use of evidence to support […]

ome of you have expressed a desire to read and learn more about Chris McCandless after reading Into the Wild. These links are some of the most interesting pieces/resources I have come across. The Cult of Chris McCandless Once More to the Bus The Chris McCandless Example, 20 Years Later Into the Wild Debunked New […]

This is probably the most challenging quiz we’ll take over philosophy this year, so I’d definitely review this study guide a bit before the exam!

Just a little refresher of expectations for once we return from the holidays. Writing should reflect serious attention to detail and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for the class. While there will certainly be days when you fall behind in the reading, the general expectation is that you will read and be prepared for […]

It feels like we have discussed this enough times that I don’t need to send the reminder, but some things to keep in mind before you submit your eminent domain essays on Tuesday: your essay needs to reflect actual attention to the prompt, the essay, and the rules of writing we have talked about all […]