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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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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 […]

New Feature: Monday Morning Mental Mix

Feel like your brain needs a jolt of energy to start the week? Want to learn about culture, news, science, history, and more? Every Monday, I’ll post a collection of interesting links to get your week started off with some undiscovered knowledge that might just inspire or infuriate. Come across an interesting piece in your […]

Propaganda Exam

There will be two sections on the propaganda exam this Wednesday: one in which you match authors to their quotes and one in which you write massively well-developed responses to four paragraph-length questions taken from the list below. You should be prepared to answer each question with specific information from our notes and discussion and to provide […]

Revising and Perfecting Rhetorical Device Assignments

Formatting and Proofreading Please pay attention to formatting. The three sections of analysis need to be clearly separated, as do the definition and passage. There is a template you can fill in. It’s not that complicated. Proofread your document. It is simply unacceptable to have multiple errors in capitalization, commas, and other basic issues. It’s […]