Friday, September 27, 2013

Journalism Class Work for 9-27

Please respond to the following directives with a comment posted here. It is wise to work on your responses in Word, to save them as a document, and then paste and post here.

1. View your Edline grade report. Be sure to take care of any missing work.

2. Please update your Edline email. This is how I will forward to you the emails from Ken Ross.

Question A: Was the research from the Atlantic article qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods? Explain your answer with evidence, integrating the 4 basic quote integration techniques (paragraph). Cite the article in MLA format (cite each quote; list the article as a Work cited). This will require you to use the MLA resources linked on the left side of Mr. Kefor's blog. Be sure to locate the MLA format for a magazine/periodical.

Question B: Offer a proposal for 3 distinct data-driven journalistic pieces- one qualitative, one quantitative, and one mixed methods.

5. As peers complete Question B, respond to each comment (direct response with peer's name) and rank the success of each concept from 1-3. Respond to all peers by the end of the block.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

B Block Honors Seniors: 1984 Supplement

Part A: To supplement our reading of 1984, I am asking you to consider the qualities of both utopian and dystopian societies. Visit the two links below (of course, these are not put forth as actual utopias, but undeniably represent facets of what some consider ideal societies). Offer a brief synopsis of each. Then, discuss the qualities that you identify as synonymous with utopias and dystopias.

The World: Dubai

Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth

Part B: Click here. View the document. Construct a thesis statement connecting the content of this article to 1984.

Part C: Click the links below to explore the images of North Korea on "The Big Picture". Peruse the photographs and read all of the captions. After viewing a number of images from multiple links, choose 3 that you feel echo- or, perhaps, represent distinctions when compared with- 1984. Construct 3 separate statements that identify and articulate similarities and distinctions between image and text.

Recent Scenes from North Korea
Peering Into North Korea
A North Korean Anniversary and Debut
Tension in the Koreas

Sunday, September 15, 2013

AP English IV: Monday's Blog Work

1. Please be sure that you have an active Google account. If you don't have one, create one.
2. Click here to visit AP Central. Browse the available resources for supplemental study.
3. Please post a comment here indicating your college essay status/timeline.
4. Download the Literary and Poetic Terms List from Edline. For the remainder of class (and beyond), work to customize this list to suit your needs and tastes. Consider adding other resources and making the format user-friendly. Within the next week or so, be sure to print a copy of your customized list to include in your binder for easy daily access.