Sunday, May 21, 2017

We Out...AP LANG TTC Q1 +Q3 Final

As you finish the book, you will need to uncover your own observation that binds a theme from our novel to several of the sources linked below.  You may use one of the two quotes here or search out a pearl on your own to use to anchor your Q3.  Next, you will thread your response with the sources below.
Man is a mystery. It needs to be unraveled, and if you spend your whole life unraveling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying mystery because I want to be a human being.
                                       Fyodor Dostoevsky, in a letter to his brother, August 16, 1839. 
By cowardice I do not mean fear. a label we reserve for something a man does.  What passes through his own mind is his own affair.  
Lord Moran-The Anatomy of Courage

A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love.
The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear. The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
 The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.

Those who in the Elysian fields would dwell.
Do but extend the boundaries of hell.

Make sure your argument is central; use the sources to illustrate and support your reasoning. Avoid merely summarizing the sources. Indicate clearly which sources you are drawing from, whether through direct quotation, paraphrase, or summary. You may cite the sources as Source A, Source B, etc., or by using the descriptions in parentheses.

On Classroom, I posted a note page to manage your sources. Remember we are looking for a range of issues so do not be content to park your examination at just one issue.

Source Requirements minimums- 3 citations from source A (evidence from later chapters), one visual-photo/graph/data (only 1). 2 others from the list.

Style Requirements:  As this is not a timed writing, you are now the peacock showing off your colors. Provide evidence of a writer that can wrap their mind around a deep concept while showcasing the mastery of language after a full year studying the craft of writing.

Source A- The Things They Carried
Source B-What makes a moral soldier? NPR Interview of Gen. Pace- Transcript
Source C-The Cat by Ryan Alexander (Read along in War poetry packet)
Source D-from Manchester's journal Goodbye Darkness via War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
Source E-Photos-A-B-C-D-E
Source F- The Marlboro Marine
Source-G The War Within-
Source-H-Why veterans miss war TED Talk- Sebastian Junger (Text)
Source-I New York Times- Home Fires series
Source-J I am Sorry it has Come to This
Source-K Marked (Photo Essay- Portraits of Soldiers before, during, and after)
Source- L Virginia Woolf Quote
Source -M-Why I am a Marine
Source- N Rambo III Trailer
Source-O- Chart on current soldier mortality
Source- P 1st Squad, 3rd platoon.

Source Q- Female Veterans

Source R- Top ten charities that support veterans
Source S- Photo Essay(James Nachtwey)  and article
Source T- Nature of War

Source U- The German in the Woods

Source V- 1000 Yard Stares
Source W- Zippos
Source X- Medic from Afghanistan- from the scene
Source Y- Podcast- Radiolab on Medic team in Afghanistan
Source Z- Letters of Note- The Most Extraordinary Scene

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong Q-H-Q 2017


Reading / Writing Activity in Response to TTC- Sweetheart of the Song Tra-Bong

QHQ - Question - Hypothesis - Question
A QHQ will provide you an opportunity to think (on paper) more analytically and critically than you might have had the opportunity to during class. We encourage you to take this assignment seriously and to use it to foster your own intellectual growth.

 Here's how it works -

Q - The first "Q" stands for Question:
            You must pose an analytical/ provocative question to yourself.  These questions may not be 'yes or no' questions, but instead must desire a thoughtful response.  Questions as simple as "Who did _____?" or "what is the point of… ?" are inadequate and will receive no credit.  Rather, your questions might make comparisons between concepts or ideas between chapters: "Who can we trust as our speaker?" or ""Why does gender matter in this chapter?" or "How is this a perfect War Story?"

H - The "H" stands for Hypothesis:
            This is the most extensive written portion of this response.  You should write approximately three well-defined paragraphs that answer your question"Answer," in this case, might be misleading - in fact, if you come to a definitive solution too easily, your question was probably not very thoughtful.  This space is for you to try some analysis - it is a space for independent thinking.  Points will only be deducted if you do not make a considered effort. 

Q - The second "Q" again stands for Question:
            Obviously, this will not be the same question as the first one you asked.  Rather, this question will be a follow up.  Any good question, which is followed by a good answer should also provide several avenues for future consideration.  This second or follow up question should take your answer in a different direction. 

This writing exercise is just like having a mini conversation with yourself - except it's on paper and you're getting a grade for it.  In essence you are writing a short dialogue.