Posted on September 22, 2009 by Mr. Eldridge
21 September 2009
- During the beginning of class, Kate Chambers proposed that we get a class goldfish. Each table will take turns weekly taking care of it, and it is to be named after Full House characters…not exactly sure why.
- Sharon’s phone rang in class, and when it finished ringing, robotic voices started to come from it, to which Mr. Eldridge concluded that Sharon obviously feels more comfortable around robots.
- The class then continued to work on the imagery handout given out, focusing dominantly on auditory imagery as conveyed through Oscar Hijuelos’ story, The Mambo King Plays Songs of Love. We learned that through the imitation of numerous words that conveyed sound, the sounds were brought to life in the sense that if one read closely enough, they would be able to hear them. Repetition was also incredibly important in creating this effect.
- During this discussion, we found Kris’s boy scout skills were proven still sufficient when he was found tying knots of rope to his chair.
- Before continuing to going over last night’s essay, Mr. Eldridge diverged the discussion into the numerous benefits of using Times New Roman font over Arial. He provided his argument with visual written examples showing the serif effect of Times New Roman, which makes it easier to read, and how Arial font, which lacks the serif effect, ends up having a life of its own and moving while you read it. There is, however, no competition with actual text in books, thus proving books are better then the kindle.
- As we eventually progressed into going over the essay, Mr. Eldridge also pointed out that the College Board website uses Times New Roman, so obviously they know what they’re doing. When we went over the actual content of the essay, through studying one of a previous AP exam taker, we learned that in an intro paragraph, hooks are not necessary, and you should not make any broad generalizations on human kind, as we do not know enough to make these generalizations.
- After reading this essay, many students (including myself) felt a tad intimidated at the level of writing we need to be at by May.
- Yay scribe notes…