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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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Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

English and Debate Teacher

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Your next analysis essay, about Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, will be due Sunday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. via Google Docs. A few important tips for the assignment: Don’t rely on outside research or information, other than references to history that Lincoln is addressing. Be consistent in your tense. Offer a compelling thesis Don’t forget […]

Don’t forget that your essay over Confederate Monuments is due on Sunday, March 17 at noon. The prompt and all of the information for the essay is located on this page.  

We will have a quiz over the Shakespeare unit on Friday. Be prepared to write thoughtful paragraphs about the language and ideas contained in excerpts from soliloquies from these plays: Mark Antony Henry V Taming the Shrew Hamlet As You Like It

Your second rhetorical device is due Monday in class. Ideally, you’ll print it, but you can also share it via Google Docs. Please remember to do the formatting correctly and to take your device from either the Henry V or Julius Caesar speech we read in class. These are the templates you can use for the rhetorical […]

Your revisions (printed, attached to the checklist, and stapled to your first draft with all changes bolded) are due Friday in class. The revision guide is available in the downloads section of the web site. And here is a sample paragraph from 2014 to help see how you might improve your essays. Please remember to […]