EWL WEEK 5: Monday September 15, 2014
Scribe done by Courtney Cissell for period 4 English Lit
- Discuss 60-66 annotations- Check annotations
- Getting use to killing (185)
- Role of time in our lives (192)
- No control of our fate: Deal with the hand we are dealt (193)
- A little Shakespeare:
- To be or not to be and Pi
- Connect passages to passages in Pi
- Read chapters 67-78 in life of Pi with good annotations
- Be sure to really show your thinking
- About 30 pages
- HOMEWORK: Read the above chapters and annotate thinking, College essay: Who are you? All due Wednesday
- Who are you essay
- Essay typed proofread, double spaced font size 12 with name and only name on top
- 1 1/2 pages long
- College essay tips:
- Tell a story: Be about you
- 1/3, 2/3 rule
- First 1/3 of essay should tell the story and last 2/3 of paper should be about why it affects you
- Be positive
- Don’t offend
- Avoid Cliches
- Be you
- This essay is defining who you are rather than telling about a tragic event then saying how it has affected you. Its not labeling yourself it is explaining what makes you different. Thousands of essays are being written about this topic so you have to make yours stand out. This is one of the hardest college essays to write. Describe, don’t just tell.
- This is the last college essay to be due Wednesday
- Once all college essays are done we will pick one essay and edit and finalize it then turn it in for 100 points
After going over the agenda, we broke into groups of 4 and researched hamlet “to be or not to be”
- This was a reading about hamlet contemplating killing himself. He was questioning why he exists and whether he should keep living or just give up. In our groups we read and annotated the Shakespeare reading and shared the Google document with Mrs. Smith.
- This shared document of annotations on the to be or not to be passage counts for points today, so it is important to complete and share.
Mrs. Smith collected our college essays about a moment that defines you
At the end of class after meeting in our groups we had free time to work on whatever homework we needed to work on for our English class.