Hello English Honours 11,
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"The single story creates stereotypes...and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story, the only story."
We are going on a field trip to the UBC Museum of Anthropology! It has been rather difficult for me to manage bookings - this trip is popular! I do hope all of you can come!
Date: Thursday April 5th
Leaving ND: 11:15 am sharp because we have a bit of a drive!
I will request ND staff via e-mail that they excuse you 10 minutes earlier from F block so you can use the washroom etc.
We will be taking the white bus.
Lunch in the UBC longhouse: 12:00 - 12:15 pm
15 minutes. That's all we have for lunch.
They are really strict about this time frame because there are other visiting groups.
*Bring a packed lunch! Do not rely solely on purchasing food - it may not be possible due to many tour groups (you might wait 15 minutes just to order food) and limited eating time.
**You will not be permitted in the Museum with food so do not even THINK about sneaking food in! We want to have a good relationship with this museum so that ND students will be permitted to come in the future. Be good student ambassadors.
Guided tour/activity: 12:30-2:00pm
"Framing stories: Northwest Coast Art" - emphasis on Aboriginal stories
Leaving museum: 2:15 pm (at the latest!)
ETA at ND: 2:45pm
Your exam is on MONDAY DECEMBER 18TH at 1PM
How on earth do I prep for the poetry bit?
Practice multiple choice questions on old English 12 provincials.
Review terminology using this quizlet and/or powerpoint
“Synthesizing is the process whereby a student merges new information with prior knowledge to form a new idea, perspective, or opinion to create insight.”
- Shannon Bumgarner
Today, we are writing our big synthesis essay! Final drafts will be collected the end of the day on Wednesday November 8th. Cut off time: 4pm. I will print them out at this time and go home!
- Canadian poetry booklet
- East Van poetry booklet
- Free writes booklet - printed materials placed here please.
Items to show Ms. Shin:
- Free writes
- TWO Synthesis essay outlines- thematic statement and graphic organizer (T-chart or Venn Diagrams)
Your synthesis essay can be written TWO ways: A) block method or B) point-by-point
The Block Method presents all arguments related to A, and then compares and/or contrasts them to all arguments related to B. This style is a little bit more difficult to use because there is so much space between points about A and points about B; however, it can be useful for shorter assignments.
The pattern is as follows:
BLOCK METHOD OUTLINE EXAMPLE:
Thesis: Same as in Point-by-Point Method Outline.
Point 1: Mill believes that the majority makes moral decisions.
Point 2: Mill argues that complete open-mindedness always benefits society.
Point 3: Mill claims that we are all equal because mere accident determines what worldview we are born into.
Point 1: Bakunin believes that public opinion should be the basis of society’s decisions, which is slightly different than Mill’s understanding of a moral majority.
Point 2: Unlike Mill, Bakunin allows freedom of expression to be limited by public opinion.
Point 3: As with Mill, Bakunin extends equality to all and embraces diversity.
The Point-by-Point method alternates arguments about the two items (A and B) that you are comparing and/or contrasting.
The pattern is as follows:
POINT-BY-POINT METHOD OUTLINE EXAMPLE:
Thesis: John Stewart Mill and Michael Bakunin both support three of the basic principles of democracy (government by the people, tolerance, and equality); however, they support them to different degrees and for different reasons.
Paragraph 1: Mill believes that the majority makes moral decisions.
Paragraph 2: Bakunin believes that public opinion should be the basis of society’s decisions, which is slightly different than Mill’s understanding of a moral majority.
Paragraph 3: Mill argues that complete open-mindedness always benefits society.
Paragraph 4: Unlike Mill, Bakunin allows freedom of expression to be limited by public opinion.
Paragraph 5: Mill claims that we are all equal because mere accident determines what worldview we are born into.
Paragraph 6: As with Mill, Bakunin extends equality to all and embraces diversity.
- Reading log (with free writes)
- Booklet of Canadian poetry
- Booklet of East Van Poetry
A sample synthesis