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Deep Thoughts

Thoughts from the masters.

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
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

Let’s Learn That Comma!

Some resources for you as you begin to master the most vexing elements of punctuation, the humble comma. Comma notes Self Quiz 1 Self Quiz 2


AP Language Significant Write #4: Dissent

Your fourth significant write of the quarter will be due on Sunday, October 16 at noon. Please submit your response to me via Google Docs on time by the deadline. For this response, please consider using one of the new structures we’ve discussed in class. Try out a caveat response or a boomer, especially if […]


Potential Great Gatsby Questions

Below are the potential questions for the test over The Great Gatsby. On the test itself, you will choose between three options and answer two questions, each with a thesis and well-developed response. Excellent responses for the test will require the use of specific evidence from the text as well as analysis from our discussions in […]


AP Language Essay 3: Fitzgerald Rewrite

Your third writing task this quarter is a slight change of pace. Instead of a formal persuasive essay, you’ll be writing a creative response that captures the style and mood of F. Scott Fitzgerald. It will be due at noon on Sunday, October 9. Read the specific details of the assignment here.


Remind Is Up and Working!

If you are the kind of person who might forget a test date or essay deadline, you might give some thought to signing up for class reminders, using the free Remind service, which will use your text or e-mail to gently nudge you to complete an assignment or study. AP Language Debate Sign up today […]