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Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

English and Debate Teacher

What I’m Reading

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Don has read 0 books toward his goal of 75 books.

Deep Thoughts

“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

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All of the work for the AP Seminar class needs to be submitted to the College Board by April 30, 2019. That means you can continue to work on your papers after the due dates listed below, but they will need to be submitted to me for grading by these dates. Team Project and Presentation […]

We’re down to the last two essays for Semester 1, a revision of the college essay and a new essay about reparations for slavery. Details are below. College Essay Your revision of this essay is due on Wednesday, January 9. Please give it to me in class, printed, with both the original draft and the […]

The final for Honors II will have three parts. I will link study material here over the next few days: Latin Roots Terms  (January 14) Roots Quizlet Terms Quizlet Compare and Contrast Timed Write (January 7-8) Grammar (January 10) Colons, Semicolons, and Lists Practice Commonly Confused Words, Modifiers Practice Commas for Clarity, Embedding Quotes Practice Subject-Verb […]

The final for Debate class will be a two-part assignment: a personal reflection paper and presentation in which each student develops and articulates a personal philosophy. The assignment information is available here.

Your next synthesis essay is about the value of college. The prompt and source materials are available here on pages 2-8. The essay is due on Sunday, December 30 via Google Docs. Assignment requirements: Your response should be at least 900 words and demonstrate a clear understanding of the thesis and topic sentence structure we […]