How many families hungered for food they could not afford to buy? How many suicides would take place that same night, how many people would go insane? How many winners were losers, successes failures, and rich men poor men? How many straight-and-narrow paths were crooked paths? Ripeness was all.” ― “You have a morbid aversion to dying. ''Old.''I'm not old.''You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. 'Maybe a long life does have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it's to seem long. How many best families were worst families and how many good people were bad people? Bury him and he'll rot, like other kinds of garbage. You probably resent the fact that you're at war and might get your head blown off any second.""I more than resent it, sir. You know, it wouldn't surprise me if you're a manic-depressive! Perhaps I am.""Don't try to deny it.""I'm not denying it, sir," said Yossarian, pleased with the miraculous rapport that finally existed between them. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Students will be issued one at the beginning of the year. I typically include a calendar of assignments for each semester as a web update, that you should print and keep handy.
When you added them all up and then subtracted, you might be left with only the children, and perhaps with Albert Einstein and an old violinist or sculptor somewhere.” ― “Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret. I'm absolutely incensed.""You have deep-seated survival anxieties. "I agree with all you've said.” ― “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people who met him were always impressed by how unimpressive he was.” ― “From now on I'm thinking only of me."Major Danby replied indulgently with a superior smile: "But, Yossarian, suppose everyone felt that way.""Then," said Yossarian, "I'd certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way, wouldn't I? 'A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of fresh air.
And you don't like bigots, bullies, snobs, or hypocrites. ” ― “Do you know how long a year takes when it's going away?
After completing an essay, students are given time to discuss their responses in peer groups for some immediate feedback. Homework: The average night’s reading is around 20 pages, or around 5 poems.
Scoring rubrics and sample high scoring essays are also available for students, upon request (see me after school). This includes weekends, and may vary slightly depending on a novel’s difficulty.
Course Overview: General procedures for essays: students will keep an essay improvement sheet throughout the year, for recording essay errors and suggestions for improvements. At all times students must stay with the class and instructor.
Prior to writing a new essay, students will be asked to review their sheet, and discuss specific points of improvement they will be focusing on for their new essays. Expect to go out the main classroom door, make a right towards the faculty parking lot, and out towards the football field.Essay writing includes expository, analytical, and argumentative essays, as well as creative writing assignments such as narratives. No work will be accepted if an absence is unexcused.As per the official AP English Course Description, by the end of the class, the writings of an AP Literature student will be able to show: * a wide-ranging vocabulary used with denotative accuracy and connotative resourcefulness; * a variety of sentence structure will appropriate language usage skills; * a logical organization, enhanced by specific techniques of coherence such as repetition, transitions, and emphasis; * a balance of generalization with specific illustrative detail; * an effective use of rhetoric, including controlling tone, maintaining a consistent voice, and achieving emphasis through parallelism and antithesis Resources: Core Novel List (# in parenthesis refers to the # of times the work has specifically been referenced in the essay portion of the AP Exam from 1973-2019) Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2009. If a parent calls in after the day of the absence, the student must bring a printout from Virtual Counselor within one week of their return showing the date has been excused.Students will also choose 1 in-class essay per quarter to revise. Plan ahead if you know you won’t have time one evening by reading ahead.Revisions must be typed and handed in by the 8th week of the term, including the rough draft stapled to the back. Literary Journal: Part of the college level literature experience is learning to express and organize one’s thoughts.Subconsciously there are many people you hate.""Consciously, sir, consciously," Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. "I hate them consciously.""You're antagonistic to the idea of being robbed, exploited, degraded, humiliated, or deceived. Poetry selections include works by Auden, Blake, Lord Byron, Coleridge, Dickinson, Eliot, Frost, Keats, Poe, Shakespeare, Shelly, Lord Tennyson, Whitman, Wordsworth, and Yeats (as well as others). This is not an issue if the parent calls before the absence to excuse it.Expect a strong shift towards poetry to occur in the second half of the year (closer to the AP test). Missed tests or quizzes must be made up within one week of return from an absence.It is strongly recommended to purchase all the books, as this allows for annotating the works yourself, not dealing with a ten year old used copy, and allows a student to start their own college-level literature library. I am also available during my planning period, lunch, and study hall. The site is used for additional material that we cannot finish covering in a particular class period.The course textbook will not be used until the 2 half of the year (Spring semester). Class Rules: Rules in this college seminar-type course are as follows: 1) Be seated and ready to start at the bell. Sometimes this includes notes on novels or authors, grammatical lessons, or even information about a significant assignment.