Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blog 31

I think that the story that we are reading is getting a little bit more interesting. We are find out a lot more about Gatsby and his interest. What do you think of the story so far and of Gatsby?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Third Quarter

How did you do in the third quarter? Did you do as well as you wanted, or did you fall somewhat short of your goals? For those of you super students with A's, what advice can you give the rest of the students to help get A's and B's.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Third chapter of The Great Gastby, why do you think Jay Gatsby secludes himself from his very own parties

Reserving Judgement is a good thing to be able to posses. I think that whether you dislike someone or if you have negative feelings toward someone, you should be able to keep that to yourself. I also believe that you should be able to speak your mind in a way. If what you have to say isn't totally downgrading, you should be able to voice your opinios on certain subjects and topics.

Monday, March 23, 2009

movie blog

After viewing the first part the "The Great Gatsby" movie, how do you think it compares to the first two chapters of the book.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blogging Post

After reading the second chapter of "The Great Gatsby", what did you think of it? Were you left with a few unanswered thoughts about the characters that have been introduced? Also, with the very little information given about Gatsby, what kind of person do you think he is?

What does it mean to you to reserve judgement?

What does it mean to you to reserve judgment, especially for people?

The Test

What did you think of the last test we took? (Did you think this was too long, short, hard, easy, etc.) What do you think was the hardest question on the test?

The Great Gatsby

What do you think happened in the second chapter that reinforced the negative side of Tom?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blogging Post 30

I didn't know if it was just me, but I had hoped to hear more about Gatsby. If you thought so too, why? And if not, why not?

Blog Post 29

One thing that we discussed in class is how Tom is an idiot. He tries to say things and sound smart, but they backfire. He's an unlikeable character even in the first chapter. What else don't you like about him?

How did you like the first chapter of our new book, The Great Gatsby?


Monday, March 16, 2009

How did you like the idea of a take home essay for the test

In what ways is realism a reaction to romanticism?

These were two very good reads. The stories explain very well, how many different people endured the tragedies that came along with war. You can learn many lessons from these two pieces of literature.
The tests for american literature aren't usuaully tough, but time consuming. I think the toughest parts of the tests in lit are the short answers. Short answers are what you must leave time for, there normally three- four sentences long, but there is like seven short answers. I guess i can say yes the tests may be challenging, but not "hard". I dont think there is a better way to prepare for the short answers, just for the simple fact that there not short, there rather longer.
To build a fire was an easy ready, at least I thought. They way the author told the story helped me to understand better whaty was going on between the man and his dog. I do not think it was smart on this mans behalf to go take and adventure in the yukon in -53 degree cold weather. Especially with the small amount of clothes that he took. The book was very gopod in telling what happened in a life like experience. if i was the man in the arctic I probably would have worn more clothes, or just would have been prepared a little more for what was ahead of me.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Blogging Post 28

After reading Richard Cory, one thing I thought about is why he would kill himself, maybe he was going bankrupt, maybe he did something illegal. What do you think his reason was for killing himself?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What did you think of the realist stories? Did you enjoy them more than the Romantics? Did You think they were easy or hard stories to understand? What story was your favorite, and which story did you not like the most?