COMPOSITION HOMEWORK ALLEY
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FINAL EXAM DETAILSThe final will be on Wed 1/25 in the morning 8:15. There are 75 (75 points) multiple choice and T/F questions and ONE essay (25 points). The topics/works include: "The Lottery," "Harrison Bergeron," Ancient Greek Theater Terms/Conventions, Dead Poet's Society, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," Lord of the Flies, The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and The Catcher in the Rye. Review who's who and recall the major themes and symbols. There will be some quotes that you must be able to identify who/what is being described. For the essay part, you will have 10 prompts and be asked to discuss TWO works through that lens. The prompts will center around the following themes:
You can prepare for this by thinking through these themes and how they apply to the various works. Know symbols, characters, techniques.
HW #35Read pages 168-198 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
HW #34Read pages 130-167 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
HW #33Read pages 99-129 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
HW #32Read pages 67-98 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
HW #31Read pages 32-66 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
HW #30Read pages 1-31 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz. If you did not hand in your LOF book and/or journal, please do.
HW #29Complete The Simpsons Handout for "Das Bus" (season 9).
HW #28 DUE at turnitin Thursday 12/22 (25 points)How is Lord of the Flies Still Relevant Today? Golding wrote Lord of the Flies more than 60 years ago. “I’m afraid. Of us,” Ralph says. What is there to be afraid of? What worries you? Think about what you see around you, on social media, politics (local, national, worldwide), and events heard in the news. Select a specific topic to discuss through the lens of the novel. You may use a character or symbol/s to compare your modern topic. For example, the boys’ loss of language may be relevant to your topic. Or, how hiding behind a mask compels people to savagery. Another possibility might be to examine how groups treat a weaker person. How about democracy? Is it true, “The rules are all we’ve got?” These are just ideas to get you thinking. YOUR TASK. Discuss in one page single spaced using paragraphs to organize your ideas a specific MODERN issue or event while comparing it to Lord of the Flies. You should include at least three quotes from the novel in your discussion. Due at turnitin Thursday by midnight.
HW #27PLease read chapters 11 and 12 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
HW #26PLease read chapters 9 and 10 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
HW #25PLease read chapters 7 and 8 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
HW #24PLease read chapters 5 and 6 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
HW #23Please read chapters 3 and 4 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
HW #22PLease read chapters 1 and 2 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
HW #21Finish the motif composition and submit to turnitin. Please pay attention to connecting your ideas to your main statement and polishing the quote embedding. Be sure you take it to the next level and analyze your examples with thought :)
HW #20Read chapters 24-26 and expect a quiz :)
HW #19Read chapters 21-23 and expect a quiz :)
HW #18Read chapters 18-20 (135-157) and expect a quiz :)
HW #17Read chapters 15-17 and expect a quiz :)
HW #16Read chapters 12-14 (81-104) and expect a quiz :)
HW #15Read chapters 9-11 and expect a quiz :)
HW #14Read chapters 6-8 and expect a quiz :)
HW #13Read chapters 3-5 (pages 16-40) and expect a quiz.
HW #12Read chapters 1 and 2 in The Catcher in the Rye (pages 1-16) and expect a quiz.
HW #11Revise outline if needed. Type it up and/or start writing your essay. Find direct quotes for each of your paragraphs with page numbers where appropriate. Write your introduction. Work on your essay! By next class, you should have at least half completed in some form.
HW #10Develop an arguable thesis statement that you can prove in both Antigone and The Dead Poet's Society. Use the generic outline form I gave you to complete at least three talking points for each body paragraph; then, outline the evidence from the text you will use. The outline has only three body paragraphs because of space limitations, but many of you will find you may need a fourth body paragraph. Just add paper!
HW #9Write a composition in which you discuss what you have observed in The Dead Poet's Society as you see comparing/contrasting to a theme you have observed in the course so far. For example, you may discuss the idea of conformity or rebellion, or how a character lives in ignorance/blindness (like Creon), or you may look at how people follow power, etc. Pick a point from another work or works and examine the film through this lens. Please use paragraphs to organize. You should have a brief intro with strong thesis and two paragraphs to support. Please type if possible.
HW #8Time to go back into the play and show what you know. Complete the CHARACTER MAP on the character you selected. Be sure to include: NAME, descriptions [your understanding of him or her], DIRECT QUOTES evidence, and THOUGHTFUL analysis that explains your evidence. Use your map as a symbolic representation. So, for example, where the character's eyes are: what does he/she see? Why? Where the shoulders are: What are his/her burdens? Why? Heart? What are his or her desires? What stands in the way? Ears? What does he or she hear? How does s/he react? What is on his/her mind? Why? Get the idea? Make a CRAZY ILLUSTRATION to help anyone understand this complex character. Include at least ONE symbol and ONE Greek Lit term (hubris, anagnorisis, perepetia, stichomythic dialogue, dramatic irony, etc.)
HW #7Which character do you like the least and why? Write a one page composition using paragraphs and textual evidence to support your opinion. Do not write in your journal as I will collect this. Typed preferred ortwo pages hand written.
HW #6Review your notes and the text for pages 1-15. There will be a quiz.
HW #5Watch Part 2 to Intro to Greek Theater. National Theatre: Intro (2). Just as we did in class with Part 1, list at least 5 things you learned and write out 2 questions.
HW #4Read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and be prepared for a reading quiz!
HW #3Watch "The Hangman" (1964) and write one strong statement that reveals a TRUTH found in both "The Lottery" and "The Hangman." Then, writing a well developed paragraph for each work, provide evidence that reveals how your statement is developed in each work. Type or write neatly. Please do not complete this in your journal; I will collect your paper.
HW #2Finish reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." There will be a quiz on the reading. read actively -- underlining, jotting notes, highlighting literary techniques.
HW #1Write about a time you were faced with a difficult issue or situation and remained silent. Why were you silent? What was the outcome? Type about one page single spaced; if hand written, two pages.
Handouts and Links
Catcher in the Rye Stuff
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Lord of the Flies Stuff
September 11th Stuff
Short Story Unit Stuff
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