Today in class you are to complete the following activities:
Watch and deconstruct this famous attack ad from the 1988 US presidential election. Use this version of our deconstruction worksheet and the language of persuasion document in Google docs to complete this. Feel free to work together. Share your individual deconstruction in a document with . . . → Read More: IB L&L: May 02, 2012 – Media Deconstruction & Comparative Writing
Please visit this page in the instructional video section of Metonymy for help with writing, organizing, and formatting your 500 word proposal paper, including using MLA-style citations. Please feel free to ask any and all questions that may arise. See you on Monday!
Check out this piece by Georgetown University freshman Darryl Robinson on his experience as a writer and student in a world-class school. It’s eye opening!
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nic Kristof from The New York Times has created an essay contest for short pieces under 500 words on the subject of bullying in support of Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying initiative and in conjunction with Teen Ink. Check it out and, if you have an interest, write something and submit it! I’m happy . . . → Read More: Writing Opportunity – Short Essay Contest on Bullying
Please read this handout. This is your final exam, and you may get started immediately or wait. Your presentations must be completed by May 16. Bring any questions to class or leave a comment for immediate response.
First, Tracy Smith has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; there was no fiction winner this year. Here are two of her poems, “Sci Fi” and “Duende,” which includes a recording of her reading the poem.
For investigative journalism, a group or reporters for the AP won for exposing NYPD police surveillance techniques that often . . . → Read More: Pulitzer Winners Announced – Links to Great Writing & Photojournalism
Check out this podcast on fact-checking from the Wired magazine perspective. The host of the podcast is an editor and former fact-checker. This raises fascinating implications for journalists like yourselves – what is a fact? What is the best fact? How can you be sure your facts are valid?
For the next month we will delve into the issue of immigration to Europe, specifically the EU (and Switzerland, for our purposes). You will conduct background and in-depth research, using a handout packet as a guide. I have made a OneNote Notebook for you to use, but you may also use separate documents instead. All . . . → Read More: English 10: Introduction to Research Unit
If you have any inclination toward writing or enjoy fiction, check out National Public Radio (US) for their Three Minute Fiction contest. The contest has a 600 word limit and asks for certain parameters, in this case, every story must begin with this sentence: “She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, . . . → Read More: Opportunity for Writers: Three-Minute Fiction Contest
Please read and compare these example essays to your essay. Come to class ready to discuss your observations.