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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 Review Stuff

The AP Multiple Choice Practice questions are available here. Don’t forget the password. Speed dating persuasive prompts are available here! And a pile of review materials are located here. Get some prep done!

AP and ACT Review Session Schedule

The following is the review session schedule: Sunday, April 9: 3:00 p.m.  (ACT) Tuesday, April 11: 7:00 p.m. (ACT) Thursday, April 13: 7:00 p.m. (ACT) Saturday, April 15: 3:00 p.m. (ACT) Monday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. (ACT) Monday, April 17: 7:00 p.m. (ACT) Tuesday, April 18 7:00 p.m. ACT Grammarpalooza Thursday, April 20: 3:30 p.m. […]

Weeks of Moderate Discomfort

The complete schedule for the Weeks of Moderate Discomfort is posted, including review sessions for ACT English, review sessions for AP Multiple Choice, and due dates for essays. Only three of them will be written in class. The full, three-essay practice test will take place on May 6 at 9:00 a.m.  

MLK Letter from a B’ham Jail PIR Work

Materials from the Letter from a Birmingham Jail PIR workshop will be available here. Resources My Pilgrimage to Non-Violence King Encyclopedia at Stanford University Dr. King’s Righteous Fury King Center Archive (Atlanta) Early Draft and Audio of King Reading the Letter Letter from a Birmingham Jail Memes (and Adobe Spark) Genius Annotation of the Letter […]

Satire Test: AP Language

The Satire test will cover the following readings and notes: notes on satire terms, forms, weapons notes on parody The Damned Human Race The War Prayer A Modest Proposal The Space Traders Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain Ticket to the Fair Dr Strangelove