Tag: English 20

  • English 20 Final Exam 08

    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato (427 BC-347 BC) We must constantly make decisions in daily life. Some decisions are simple choices (e.g., Coke or Pepsi) while others affect people’s entire lives. Furthermore, every decision […]

  • Student blog will win $10,000 Scholarship

    One blogger chosen by “the internet” will win $10,000 US scholarship … for keeping a blog. As the ratio of high school student blogs I read to the number of college student blogs I read approaches infinity, I think it a good time we troll a few of the best college bloggers in the US. […]

  • LOTF: Focus on Voice

    Consequences How do we live with the consequences of our decision making? Related Questions: What are the consequences of an important decision that you have made recently? What are informed decisions? What are uninformed decisions? What role does foresight play in our decision making? What are the advantages and disadvantages of hindsight? What is the […]

  • English 20 Final Exam 2.0

    Search the net, search blogs, search your mind. Synthesize, hyperlink, blockquote, and trackback. Your writing should be a synthesis of the 5 paragraph essay AND a blog post. Refer to one or any texts from your course: Macbeth, BNW, Can. Lit., Film, News, or other online media. Your question: What does it mean to be […]

  • Looking for News

    Try the following suggestions to increase your daily intake of news feeds. Surf the latest headlines from all over the world. Results are based on google search rankings, the larger the font –> the more hits in google, I recall. Headlines link to an array of news organizations. Aggregate a few headlines from, say, cbc.ca/rss […]

  • Personal Universe Lexicon

    To construct your Personal Universe Lexicon, start with a new post. You may wish to construct the list with pen and paper first and transfer it to your blog later. Begin by following these instructions: Write down as many words as you can then sort the words into the categories outlined below. Complete each category. […]

  • In The Mind But Then The Meaning Is

    English 20(Non-Chem) Create a moebius strip of the title of this post followed by “In The Word But Then The Meaning Is” Write about your own hobby. Research the origin of the term Hobby at Wikipedia. Look at wikipedia’s entry for Model Railroads. What do you think? Refresh your memory about Erik Erikson’s “Stages of […]

  • Pingback Trackback of the Canadian Outback

    English 20(Chem) Your task is to complete Writing Activity 1 from my canpoets blog. Just following those instructions will not be enough, however. Your assignment will not be complete until a “trackback” or “pingback” appears in the comment section on my Writing Activity 1 post. I’ll have a bag of cookies on standby. Cookie of […]

  • Audio Posts (But not quite podcasts, yet)

    Or rather, Audio in Posts. They’re not iTunesey podcasts, yet, but they’re simple enough. Your mp3 file must be less than 2MB and uploaded to your blog in the normal way. Go find the menu in Dashboard–>Options–>Audio Player. Read the check boxes, the third check box will automagically change your mp3 links in your posts […]

  • Insert a New Scene into Macbeth

    Compose Act 5 Scene 5a: Lady Macbeth is reading letters while weeping. Enter Ross. Compose Act 6 Scene 1: Donalbain visits the Witches. Compose Act 5 Scene 9b: Malcolm’s speech in which he “accounts the loves” of his thanes and kinsmen. Write a new opening for the play. Emphasize action and quick dialogue. Use Act […]