Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 16

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Little Know It All" by Iggy Pop and "Words (Between the Lines of Age)" by Neil Young]

Consider the following image (courtesy of the fine folks at BoingBoing). What issues, problems, or challenges in your life once seemed HUGE but got smaller as you gained a larger, more mature, better-informed perspective on things?  Does this matter in your life?  How?  Does the diction detract from the message or strengthen its impact?

1. Journal/turn in
2. Socratic seminar: "The Right to Your Opinion"

1. Post the MONTAIGNE/AUSTEN ESSAY to your course blog by Monday, August 19
2. Read the Personal Statement Worksheet and complete the Senior Resume Worksheet by Monday, August19
3. Take the 1987 AP Exam and write yourself notes about which questions you found easy, which questions you found challenging, and which questions will haunt your dreams until you pass the exam.  Exam answers and notes also due Monday, 8.19 (answers can either be on your course blog or hard copy, notes should be on your blog, title 1987 AP Exam).  Full disclosure: I think this is the exam I took.  And I think I got a 3.


  1. Would I have to do the résumé worksheet since I already have a résumé typed and I can bring it in for editing?

  2. Also, is the essay for the 1987 AP Exam necessary as well?

    1. That's what I was wondering as well?

    2. Yeah, we have to do the essays too, because Dr. Preston's August 19 post says we'll be reading each other's essays.

      Also, for the multiple choice part, I did the math and we should shoot for completing it in 58 minutes (since there are 14 questions missing).