Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13

Assigned homework for Friday, October 14, Hazlitt essay.

Wrapped up discussion of tone, tone policing, purpose and audience in writing.
Introduced new Glossary of Style Elements vocabulary unit; quiz Tuesday, October 18!

Groups finished discussion of Winston Churchill's speech, "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat," and shared paragraphs and observations with the class as a whole.
Class began discussion of the essay "On Laziness," paying particular attention to the questions:

  • What effect is the author trying to create through his style?
  • How does he create that effect? (Looking especially at syntax, diction, and imagery.)
  • How does that effect serve the purpose of his writing?
Distributed archaic essay by Hazlitt, "On Money."

TUESDAY, October 18: Glossary of Style Elements vocabulary quiz
FRIDAY,  October 20: Final drafts of reflective essays/Common App essay due.  (Re-share with Ms. Bishop via Google Docs by midnight.)  THIS IS A CHANGE.

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