Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A.P. Literature and Awesomeness: August 26, 2014

Focus: How do start something as daunting as the college essay?

1. Returning your summer reading assignments

2. Discussing the college essay and experimenting with two Oedipus-related prompts

3. Exploring the "College Essay" page on my website; tackling how to start by reading together the openings paragraphs of a few sample college essays

1. Bring your laptop and Oedipus to class tomorrow.

2. Continue working on your college essay; due Friday, September 19.; feel free to conference with me on your drafts as often as you need to.

3. For Thursday: Please reread the second half of Oedipus Rex and compose a reading ticket in which you do the following:

  • Pick any three characters from the play (the chorus and the choragus count as a characters, too).
  • Select one or two lines delivered by each of these characters in the second half of the play that reveal something significant.
  • Explain what these lines reveal both about their speakers and about the play's larger patterns and themes. These analyses can be in the form of statements, questions, or both.

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