Da Scribe Notes, Ya:
v Right at the start of class, we continued our multiple choice packet (34-43)
v The answers are in the back of the packet. Who knew?
v Schizophrenia is NOT when you have multiple personalities. It’s actually a hallucinogenic disease where you hallucinate a reality. (This random tidbit comes from talking about “Schizoid,” which was in the packet.)
v Ice Cream Suits: the suits that people wear to go out to get ice cream. The tone wasn’t mocking because the author used these. They are nice suits. (Not ones made out of ice cream. Sorry. )
v A C-Note is a one hundred dollar bill. (I’d love a couple of those… ;] )
v On a random note, Mr. Eldridge has a Pidgin Bible. (It’s a language. Trust him) He didn’t have it in the classroom, but it’s called “Da Jesus Book.” For a taste of the glory of this Bible: the apostles are called “Da Jesus Guys.”
v Another random note: Mr. Eldridge threw a fruit roll thing at me—he figured I would enjoy it. (Fake fruit wrapped in plastic. Yum!) Not to mention, on the back there was a warning to remove the plastic before eating. I wonder what happened to make them feel the need to put that warning there…
Moving on to the essay of the day…
v The passage today was from “On the Want of Money.” I just want to include that the passage was three sentences long. No, it wasn’t short; the middle sentence was uber long: it was 143 words long. Bam.
v We worked in groups of groups to create a thesis; each group used a combination of syntax, detail, diction, tone, and/or example in their thesis.
v According to Kate, writers can “just wing it” sometimes.
v KPS: “The entire passage’s absurd” We decided the author used satire.
v Roy’s a sociopath. (Honestly, I can’t remember what this was about. I wrote it down, but have forgotten. But it’s true, nonetheless, so I might as well include it)
v Popcorn reading! Poor Simone had trouble with the writer’s atrocious handwriting, so Kris took over for her, saving her poor brain from the beating it was getting.
v THIS PERSON’S HANDWRITING SUCKS!! <– The class agrees. The entire class agrees. It was awful.
Some extra tips…
v Study your tropes! Asyndeton, for example, is a sentence without conjunctions. Now go and (re)learn the rest.
v Analysis paper: the grader just wants to know the “damn” (Mr. Eldrigde’s words) language and what it’s doing. Don’t include any personal anecdotes or personal feelings. No one cares. (Just kidding. We all love you all. Well, almost all.)
GOOD LUCK ON THE AP TEST TOMORROW!!! YOU’LL ALL DO GREAT!
~Shira Silver Hillinger