Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A.P. Literature and Awesomeness: August 27, 2014

Focus: Growing ideas for the college essay and for your "big question" blog

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

2. Revisiting the opening of your writing (you can look at your writing from yesterday or at any other college essay you're currently working on)

3. Setting up your "big question" blog

Click HERE for a list of possible big questions.
Click HERE to explore last year's big question blogs.

1. Bring Oedipus and your reading ticket (detailed below) 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 tomorrow: 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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