English III/AP: American Literature
2017-2018 (10th & 11th graders)

PLEASE NOTE: because of the 10th grade attendance at MOSS the week of 10/23, we only have TWO CLASSES LEFT in the 1st Quarter. Please bring in all drafts of all pieces to class on Tuesday 10/17 and Thursday 10/19, and do your best to finish at least Draft 3 of your Poe/Bernard essay this week.

EMAIL D#2 of Poe/Bernard essay to:

Paige >>> Maddy
Maddy >>> Xiu Mei
Xiu Mei >>> Tess
Tess >>> Paige

D#3 DUE ON TUESDAY, 10/17

VOCABULARY QUIZ, including: repose, prevail, purport, discern, exhort, empirical, egregious, cognizant, repudiate, flagrant, contumely, remonstrate, peremptory, ascetic, mortify, penitent, plebeian


EOS rules 12-15: what do you not know/understand?

PAST DUE:

Write a one paragraph answer to ONE of the following questions (cite Why War, by Sigmund Freud, for support, please):

1: What would Freud say to a conscientious objector to war?

2: Is there an element of aggression in strong friendships?

3: What is the origin of conscience?

ESSAY QUESTIONS: 1000-word essay on ONE of these topics (must include both Bernard's Observation and Experiment AND at least three Poe stories and/or poems:

1: Discuss the idea of "poet/artist as maker" versus "poet/artist as seer" [inference/imagination versus observation/description]. Use Poe and Bernard as illustrations for supporting the view (PICK ONLY ONE) of artistic creation with which you agree.

2: Poe is accused of being shamelessly sensationalist and superficial. Defend the case that he provides us with a meaningful representation of human feeling. (Must include Bernard in this essay, too).


To see all vocabulary for the year, go to: American Literature VOCABULARY. Play to study on Quizlet >>>

GRADING:

Participation = 30%
(purely subjective, based on my perceptions of your initiative, interest, self-motivation, & tenacity)

Assignments (two parts of grade)

1st Semester EFFORT = 20%;
CONTENT = 10%
2nd Semester EFFORT = 10%;
CONTENT = 20%

Vocab/Multiple Choice tests = 15%

AP Portfolio essay grades = 15%

Exams = 10%

An explanation of the assignment grades at right. The grade you see is an average of the CONTENT grades you have received over an average of the EFFORT grades you have received. During the first semester, the effort grade will be weighted more; during the Spring semester, I will look at the content average as the more significant part of your grade.


pieces written by English III students this year
pieces written by English III students in 2014-2015
pieces written by English III students in 2010-2011
pieces written by English III students in 2007-2008
pieces written by English III students in 2005-2006
pieces written by English III students in 2003-2004
pieces written by English III students in 2001-2002

During your MDHS reading class this year, choose some books from the 9th-10th Grade Reading List.

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Check all papers for THESE SKILLS before turning them in to me. ALSO:

CLASS notes on CITATIONS





1st Quarter Unfinished pieces

Xiu Mei:
                Assignments: 95% [E] / 83% [C]
                timed essays = 82%
                Multiple Choice/vocab = 72%

Philosophical essay
Bernard paragraph
Poe/Bernard 1000-word essay, with endnotes and bibliography

Green poetry
Blue poetry


Tess:
                Assignments: 95% [E] / 84% [C]
                timed essays = 80%
                Multiple Choice/vocab = 69%

Philosophical essay
Bernard paragraph
Poe/Bernard 1000-word essay, with endnotes and bibliography
Freud paragraph


Paige:
                Assignments: 88% [E] / 80% [C]
                timed essays = 48%
                Multiple Choice/vocab = 66%

Philosophical essay
Bernard paragraph
Poe/Bernard 1000-word essay, with endnotes and bibliography
Freud paragraph

Blue poetry


Maddy:
                Assignments: 89% [E] / 83% [C]
                timed essays = 74%
                Multiple Choice/vocab = 57%

Philosophical essay
Poe/Bernard 1000-word essay, with endnotes and bibliography
Freud paragraph

Blue poetry


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