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Honors English 2: Travel Compare and Contrast Essay

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. […]


AP Seminar: First Research Paper Resources

Your first research paper is due at midnight on Sunday, October 21. The assignment and sample papers Citation Resources Please share the paper with me (giving me access to edit) to dpogreba@gmail.com. Don’t e-mail it or send it to my school address.

Honors English 2: Potential Outliers Questions

In his review of Malcolm Gladwell’s work, Steven Pinker writes, “[t]he reasoning in “Outliers,” which consists of cherry-picked anecdotes, post-hoc sophistry and false dichotomies, had me gnawing on my Kindle.”  Is Pinker’s criticism a fair look at Gladwell’s work? Why or why not? In Outliers, Gladwell argues, “It is not the brightest who succeed.  Nor is […]