4/15/2010

In order to survive, people have been known to go to great lengths and to do things they would not ordinarily do. Write an essay for your teacher that explains the lengths to which people will go in order to survive. You may use examples from real life, books, movies, or television shows to support your essay.


4/13/2010

People work because they need money to live. What are some other reasons that people work? Discuss one or more of these reasons. Use specific examples and details to support your answer.

4/8/2010

Some people feel that the public school system does not adequately prepare students for the real world. Identify one improvement you think schools need to make in order to better prepare students for life after high school. Write a letter to the school board in which you describe this improvement and explain why it is needed. Be sure to include specific examples in your letter with thorough supporting details.

Write this letter on a Google Doc or a Microsoft Word Document. This will be counted as a test grade.

3/30/2010

Choose one of the following prompts. Compose a narrative to this college, answering the question thoroughly with examples and supporting details. Remember, colleges and universities look for originality. Your essay is one of thousands that flood the gates each year. Be unique and highlight your greatest strengths.

1. What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has influenced your thinking, and in what way? (University of Virginia applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences)

2. Consider the books you have read in the last year or two either for school or for leisure. Please discuss the way in which one of them changed your understanding of the world,other people, or yourself. (Duke University)

3. Tell us about a situation where you have not been successful and what you have learned from the experience. (William and Mary)

4. Recall an occasion when you took a risk that you now know was the right thing to do. (University of Pennsylvania)

5. If we could only admit one more student to University, why should it be you? (University of Pittsburgh)

If you do not like any of the prompts listed above, you may choose from a list of 100 college admissions essays listed here

Grading Criteria:

1. Well developed essay with a unique perspective 20%

2. Organized content 20%

3. Focus within paragraphs 20%

4. Examples and Supporting details 20%

5. Spelling, Grammar, and Mechanics 20%

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Total 100%





3/18/2010


In trimester two we utilized technology heavily in our classroom. We used wikispaces, e-mail, google docs, etc. to enhance learning and engagement. There are probably elements of our technology usage that you enjoyed, some you disliked, and some you want to see added. What did you like about our technology usage in the class? What did you dislike? and what technology element would you like to see added to the classroom. Also, do you feel technology helped your learning process? In an essay, please answer the following questions thoroughly and support your assertion with examples and details.


Grading Criteria:


1. Well developed Thesis statement 20%


2. Organized content 20%


3. Focus within paragraphs 20%


4. Examples and Support 20%


5. Spelling, Grammar, and Mechanics 20%


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Total 100%


3/4/2010

The government should protect our youth by censoring TV, books, movies, music, video games…


Please respond to this statement about government mandated censorship on books, movies, music, video games, and internet sites. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Please provide specific examples that support your statement.

2/24/2010

It has recently become a trend for some college players to play in Europe as opposed to entering the NBA. The case for playing in Europe has been strong and well received by many rookie players; the money is better and the competition is more intense. If this trend continues, it could seriously effect the NBA talent pool. What is your opinion on this issue and what do you think should happen in the future for college and high school players wanting to leave school early for the professional ranks?


Please compose a three paragraph essay that includes an introduction, a body paragraph and a conclusion. Please use examples to support your thesis. This will be graded and due at the end of the period.


Open up a Google Document and compose your essay. Be sure to plan the essay out and organize your thoughts. Please add me as a collaborator on your Google Document. Click on the share button in the upper right hand corner of your document. Scroll down to the "Invite People" tab and add my email in the collaborator box. My email is ontheroad51@gmail.com

You will be graded on the following rubric. Please click on the link below and check over your work once you have finished.



2/17/2010

What are the societal perceptions of someone with many tattoos? What are the racial implications of this person and why does society feel they look inappropriate? Please compose a three paragraph essay that includes an introduction, a body paragraph and a conclusion. Please use examples to support your thesis. This will be graded and due at the end of the period. This will be worth 50 points.


Open up a Google Document and compose your essay. Be sure to plan the essay out and organize your thoughts. Please add me as a collaborator on your Google Document. Click on the share button in the upper right hand corner of your document. Scroll down to the "Invite People" tab and add my email in the collaborator box. My email is ontheroad51@gmail.com

You will be graded on the following rubric. Please click on the link below and check over your work once you have finished.