Today began with me running into class again with Keith and Sean. We felt early though, and were right outside the door basically when the bell rang. We started off by going over enthymemes, or at least trying to. For some reason I don’t think Eldridge has ever seen someone wear a sweatshirt only on their arms because he was making fun of Nicolette. (A lot of people do that when their arms are cold.) People went up to write the missing premises on the board for a few of the problems. Michelle explained that on 27 the missing premise would be all who don’t speak up are against me. Then Mr. E asked TLP to go over 28 right when she was eating. Eldridge went on to say she was shoving food down her throat. Everyone seems to get very hungry in this class. Eventually they explained that the missing premise for 28 would be actions precipitating violence must be condemned. I got called on to explain what was weird about the first part of 29 but in the mean time got made fun of for all the different names people call me. Once again, my table was making that’s what she said jokes. So instead Eldridge went over to BKBBS and Olivia explained how it was switched around and should say the poor are blessed in spirit for the conclusion. Mr. Eldridge went off on a tangent and told us how he just loves the class and us. Anyways, Ed of course was playing with a paperclip and a pen just spinning it around which seemed to easily please him. Mr. Eldridge was telling us how we are all young adults and he should be able to work from his computer while we sit at our desks. It’s our responsibility to do our homework at home and we should be prepared when he calls on us. Krigmont finally decided the missing premise for 29 was all people seeing God are blessed in spirit. At the end, Mr. Eldridge told us his lecture about grades once again. “Grades are not as important as the process.” He said that he understands grades are important and that colleges and parents care about them. But the process of learning and understanding to get to those grades is more important than the actual grade itself.
For the rest of the missing premises:
30. Mr. Eldridge wasn’t satisfied with his answer.
31. Gentle things are better.
32. All rose bushs have thorns.
33. George is not intelligent.
34. These flowers are geraniums. (conclusion)
35. Judy is a deadhead.
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