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Composition Notebook Assignments

Composition Notebook Assignments

Semester Two

  • 1/29  Respond to one of the last two questions on the back side of the handout on The Great Gatsby's Themes.
  • 2/8 From "Being Prepared in Suburbia" (p340 in Norton) respond to the strategy and structure questions # 1,2,5,6. Write definitions for the vocab in #4 on p. 344.
  • 2/10 Write a ten minute argument defending or challenging "A Case for Torture".
  • 2/11 Write a ten minute argument defending or challenging "Torture simply doesn't work".
  • 2/16 Write a short analysis and response to chapters in My Antonia.
  • 2/17 Read  Island of Plenty in the Norton. Write responses to Strategy and Structure #1,3,7.
  • 2/18 Write an argumentative essay defending or challenging the argument in Island of Plenty.
  • 2/22 Brainstorm on your own Modest Proposal (#2 on p. 333 Norton).
  • Collected Notebooks
  • 3/16 Write on a comparison between Willie Loman and Troy Maxson for the following:
  •                    The American Dream, their relationships with their wives and their sons.
  • 3/23 Discuss how Willie Loman could be seen as a tragic hero.
  • 3/25 How does Troy Maxson fit Miller's ideas of the tragic hero in the common person?
  • 3/26 Choose a scene from Fences.  Write on the following: relationships, fences and baseball metaphors, how the past affects characters, racism, american dream, comparison to DOS.
  • 3/31 Answer the questions from p. 10 in the thin green book.  This covers info on the synthesis question on Genes.
  • 4/12 Write an essay to the assignment prompt on p. 1 of the thin green book on synthesis.
  • 4/22 Write an essay to the Boxing synthesis essay in the Green Book.
  • 4/23 Write a timed essay on the Owls analysis essay.
  • 4/30 Write a timed essay on the Influenza essay.
  • 5/6 Write a time essay on a practice essay of your choice.
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