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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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Latin Roots and Prefixes Review for Friday

The second Latin roots quiz will be on Friday. This page has the handout of words and roots for your review, as well as a Quizlet you can use for practice.

Confederate Memorial Fountain Revision Information

Your revisions for the essay about the Confederate Memorial Fountain will be due in class on Friday, September 15. Remember that revisions need to be printed before class and stapled to the first draft, with all new sections and revisions bolded in the revised document. Some resources that might be helpful are available here: Confederate […]

AP Language Essay 1: Due Dates and Sharing

Essay 1, about the Helena Confederate Memorial, is due Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Don’t be late. Please share the essay with me at dpogreba@gmail.com and make sure to give me editing privileges. If you don’t know how to do this, please ask.

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Summer Wisdom from Walt Whitman

As the school year comes to and end and summer break begins for most of you, the words of “Uncle” Walt Whitman seem especially appropriate: “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, […]