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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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“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

“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

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates

“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
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

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This is probably the most challenging quiz we’ll take over philosophy this year, so I’d definitely review this study guide a bit before the exam!

Just a little refresher of expectations for once we return from the holidays. Writing should reflect serious attention to detail and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for the class. While there will certainly be days when you fall behind in the reading, the general expectation is that you will read and be prepared for […]

It feels like we have discussed this enough times that I don’t need to send the reminder, but some things to keep in mind before you submit your eminent domain essays on Tuesday: your essay needs to reflect actual attention to the prompt, the essay, and the rules of writing we have talked about all […]

Your sixth essay is not available in the downloads folder, but you will need to follow this link and use pages 2-9. The assignment is due on Tuesday, November 20, printed and handed to me in class. If you are gone that day, you must submit it by 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. No late papers will […]

You should be prepared to answer each of the following questions with a fully-developed paragraph that includes references to the texts and videos we’ve discussed, our notes, and your insight. On the test itself, you will answer five questions from a list of six. Using at least three sources, one of whom should be Socrates, […]