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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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Abbey Analysis Revisions Due Monday!

Don’t forget your Abbey revisions are due Monday in class. Please remember to include three parts: your original draft the revision checklist, with the elements you included highlighted your new draft The quality of these revisions is very important if you’d like to avoid an essay being due over spring break. Please make sure to […]

AP Language Week of March 06: So Many Due Dates

Since we have so many assignments dates this week, a brief list of what you’ve got due: Wednesday: Read Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain Thursday: Read The Chronicle of the Space Traders Friday: Vocab Quiz 18 and 2 Rhetorical Devices (printed, brought to class) Sunday: Grammar on Contractions and Passive Voice Monday: Abbey 2.0 Essay Due (Revision Guide […]

The Comma Splice: No More!

We are done with comma splices in papers. You will get one freebie in each paper, but after the second, your paper will receive whatever grade you have earned up to that point.  That means bad, bad things if it happens in the introduction paragraph. Other comma errors are more complex, but the comma splice […]

Extra Credit Opportunity: Testify at the Legislature

Since you are all now experts on Columbus Day, you can receive extra credit if you testify or e-mail the House Education Committee about Columbus Day. Bridget Smith (D – Wolf Point) is proposing a bill to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in the school system. The bill is coming up for a hearing […]

Carson Analysis Essay Revisions

The revisions for the Carson Analysis essay will be due on Monday or Tuesday, depending on when you get the essay back. Those of you who receive it on Thursday should expect to turn yours in on Monday and those who receive it on Friday will be expected to turn it in on Tuesday. As always, your revision should be printed […]