If folks didn't hear me at the end of class today, the homework:
-- Write the first three graphs (graph=sentence) of the Apartment Slay story, based on the fact sheet from class (it's on the back of the Bomb Scare fact sheet).
-- Respond, as a comment on this message, to Hyun's essay. Directions from Hyun: "May I request that commentators be as mean as possible (on the essay. I don't want any halfhearted "critiques") and that they try to be original?" So try to give him at least two very specific places he can improve.
-- Have a nice evening.
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Props to Kathy for having the guts to go first here. The essay is up as a link from the main blog page. She asks us to respond in "sandwich" form -- not totally sure what that means, but here's my guess: Praise/suggestion/praise. Am I right, Kathy? Let's go with that for now. So, as a comment on this message:
1) What do you like most about the essay?
2) What one thing should she work on? Focus at this point on content, rather than form, ideas rather than how to connect them to the books, etc.
3) End with some kind of encouragement
Without seeing the whole movie, it doesn't make much sense to talk about the plot. But I'm interested how you react to its portrayal of journalism. I think it's a fairly accurate portrayal of the way a magazine like TNR works, which isn't that far off from a newspaper or TV station. What surprises you? What questions does it raise? Post your thoughts as a comment on this message
1) When you get a chance, drop me a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) just so I have your email address. If you entered it in the blog post on the synthesis essay, I have it, so you're g
2) Tomorrow (and Friday, and Monday probably because of guidance groups) we're going to be watching a film called "Shattered Glass" that gets at some important issues in journalism. I usually do this in a long lunch block, and we order in pizza, but we don't have a long lunch block. So tomorrow, "Shattered Glass."