Before reading and responding to the prompt, you must cut and paste this link to understand the true significance of the 11th online discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuzpsO4ErOQ&feature=fvst What has been your experience this semester in English? What have you found beneficial? What have you not benefitted... more
What is your final topic for your argument paper? What position are you going to argue? What main points are you going to make? What will the opposing argument be? What research do you plan to incorporate to defeat it?
My final topic for the Argument paper after changing it multiple of time is Obama's Medicare plan. I have decided to take the position of supporting it. Since medicare is something that everyone is going to use one day, i figured that this topic was more important than the others i had in mind. The main points of the... more
The topic for my research paper is that the US has an ineffective educational system that has resulted in American students having lower academic standards than those in other countries. Thus the US should move to reform their educational system to effectively compete against other countries in the field of education. ... more
Tonight from 6-9 PM is the opening reception for the exhibition of my woodwrork that benefits 1st Lt. Nathan Rimpf, Army Ranger. If you want to stop by and show support for Nathan (he will be there), it is open and free to the public. It is at the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge at 404 S. Evans St. (Across from... more
What are your impressions of the Boyle stories we've read so far? Which has been your favorite? Your least favorite? Why? Are there any other stories from the book you're read and would like us to read as a class?
Describe your experience in previous English classes. What are things you feel you have benefitted from? Not benefitted from? There is a 200 word minimum response for this to count. Under 200 words and you will be counted absent.
My favorite English class that I have ever had was my sophomore year in high school. That English class was the most helpful and beneficial to me knowing how to write and focusing on vocabulary. My school had a very poor English system and most of the classes did not teach the kids how to write essays or stories. They ... more
Currently I am still in the process of devising a rough outline of my Boyle paper and thus far have successfully written the introduction of said paper. I decided to start by creating a rough brainstorming chart on a dry erase board to see the underlying similarities and differences of the two short stories I chose to ... more
Honestly, I haven't began writing the paper yet. I've been debating on whether I want to do a comparison of "Carnal Knowledge" & " Little Fur People." Or if I should find another story and compare it to one of the two. My main goal is to write on two stories with the MOST similiarities. The most challenging part of... more
It is time to start thinking about your topics for the Boyle paper. What themes or consistencies have you noticed in the stories we've read so far? What stories do you think parallel and share similarities? What are those similarities? What do you think you can infer about the author based on the staries we've read so ... more
In class discussion on Wednesday, we had a good time making fun of the male characters in both Modern Love (unnamed narrator), and Carnal Knowledge. Both middle-aged men made what we saw (and they later saw) were regrettable sacrifices for the person they were in a relationship with. Boyle has us make fun of them to... more
I remember my first love like it was just last week. That was probably the worst break-up ever and it's been the only relationship that has scarred my heart. The duumbest thing I did was decide that I was going to Prom the same year we broke up and to buy that white dress. To make a long story short, we were both... more
Now that our personal narrative papers have been turned in, I donít have to worry about it anymore. However, now Iím anxious about having to wait and see what grade I made on my paper. I am proud of my paper overall because I have never felt like I was a strong writing through high school but I feel like this was an... more
After turning in my paper I am proud of quite a few things. I am proud of the fact that I was able to sit down and organize thoughts, turn it in on time and pick a subject that was definitely an important moment in my life. When I was writing my paper, I actually didnít get writers block at all. In high school it... more
Writing a personal narrative has its challenges. It can be hard to construct words into a logical and professional-sounding order; it can be hard to correctly express how you feel or how something has affected you in a way that allows readers to feel as you do. I think though the hardest part of writing a personal... more
With my personal narrative I had a hard time coming up with my topic because I have had a lot of events that have impacted my life. I chose an event that was recent because it is fresh on my mind and truly did have an impact on my life. I am not quite finished with my paper, however, there have been some easy parts... more
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