Today in Mr. Eldridge’s class was an infected day filled with diseased people. Since the copy machine was broken, again we had to copy Imagery 13 from the projector. It was a slow process because of the constant distractions that happen about every five to ten seconds. Before we finished a nameless volunteer, “Guillermo,” read what he wrote in his apply section out loud; a round of applause goes to him for touching the classes hearts.
If you are keeping track on your Virtue Essay tonight step two or three should be done, so no procrastinating. Speaking of which if you were to have any questions go to any of your friends, people who took the class or even Mr. Eldridge will help you in any way they can.
Onto the next task. Don’t forget to read pages one through eight from Henry David Thoreau, you remember the packet that was given to us in December. Well I guess that that is all and if you are questioning about “that that” you are wrong, or is it I that is wrong.
Sincerely, Ulises Ceja
- Imagery 13
- Virtue Essay Questions
- Test Corrections
Class started right away when the bell rang. Mr. Eldridge projected imagery 13 up in the board for us, due to the breakdown of the copy machine. We had a quick discussion about how the imagery in the passage made us understand Felix. The passage states, “In the mist of poverty and want; Felix carried with pleasure to his sister the first little white flower that peeped out from beneath the snowy ground” (Mary Shelly, Frankenstein). The imagery in the passage of the “ little white Flower that peeped” helps us understand Felix character. Peeped has several connotations such as: delicate, fragile, innocent. Innocent comes from the white flower. Therefore, Felix is a loving thoughtful bother who gives his sister an innocent gentle flower that marks the beginning of spring.
We then moved on to the Virtue Essay Questions. Kimberly asked, “ How do we do our thesis? ” Mr. Eldridge responded by saying that it is a “provisional thesis.” Which means that it can be changed and not be the real thesis its just to get you started. Esmeralda then asked, “ What is it presently mean?” In other words, define your virtue in some way using examples. For more help go back to The Bedford Reader page 509. For example, Justice is a virtue that can be used. To answer what is it presently we can use historical context and knowledge. Understanding the past will help us judge the present. Someone else then asked, “would revenge count as an act of justice? ” Esmeralda answered, “ Yes, because Robin Hood did it”. This is incorrect because Robin Hood took food and money from the rich to give to the poor, without a personal problem against them. Justice is referred to the general rule; therefore, revenge is not part of making justice. The virtue essays are making us research; use examples, figuring out the truth to the virtue, and helps on our reading and writing. In each virtue we will also be analyzing it and breaking it onto parts. The virtue essay will be due February 21,2012.
Our final task was working on our test corrections. Mr. Eldridge required us to include the following in the corrections. The first step is Cognitive, which means getting the right answer and comprehending it. Next, is the analytical process, this means breaking down the question and answer. Last, is knowing how you think. In other words, was it a misunderstanding of the text, time limit, or hard vocabulary. For the rest of the class, we worked quietly and efficiently trying to solve the correct answer to the questions that were due by the end of the class. At 9:30 a.m. Mr. Eldridge explained how the answers to a question could serve as a distraction. If the answers contain words from the context then 90% of the time that is incorrect. We have to be smart and realize these types of tricks. The bell rang just in time when Mr. Eldridge finished, and ended class.