Thursday, May 24, 2012


The timeline I have set, hopefully in accordance with my project leader is to have information on our topics ready by Friday. That day we will organize the structure of our research assignment and have a finished product by the end of the year.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Work done so far

1. My plans for the blog I am working on have been put on hold for the time being. Instead I am working with the research CWG and have researched some points on happiness, my assignment within the group.
2. If I can complete my happiness assignment and even finish another, that would be great. However this is my second day working on the new assignment so my time estimation may be off.
3. My work will benefit others by providing evidence that will help reshape the education system as we know it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Project Plan

My goals are to help people pursue wisdom through any and all methods to better themselves and the community at large. The materials I need are massive amounts of data, preferably in a word document format so I have the back up files for this site if and when it gets shut down. I am trying to get my hands of a copy of the NIV Bible, Torah, Qur'an, any and all eastern and western philosophy texts, as well as scientific discoveries in but not exclusively the fields of neurology, psychology, and anthropology. I would like to get the entire Torah and maybe even the beginning of the NIV Bible up on the blog by finals week so people can get a picture of how extensive and deep the library portion of the site will be. During Finals Week, I will give the class a guide and explanation of what my site is about and pretty much what I have done.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Studying So Far

This week I have been focusing on the essay portion of the AP exam by trying different styles to better address the prompt and avoid plot summary. Also, I have been studying the literary terms to some degree for the lit. terms tests we have been having this week.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Reflection on Unstructured Learning

The theme of this piece is the idea of a universal learning environment where ideas, knowledge and wisdom can come from anywhere at anytime and potentially launch a person into the stars if their inspiration and determination is strong enough. The whole idea that the sarcastic remark "Nite Owl" becoming the name for a potential hero exemplifies this point.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Studying So Far

I looked over some of the multiple-choice questions today and realized that on many questions I saw reasonably correct answers and couldn’t really decipher the correct answer from the bunch.  As long as I was able to slip inside the story I did fine. I was able to identify conflicts and points of view very well. I was able to get into the minds of the characters very well. However my only draw back was when the question mentioned that the story was really some sort of allegory or fable. Then I started to second guess myself and end up with not being able to answer the question because I could argue all of them being right like what I said above.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Macbeth Essay Prompts

1996     Hawthorne’s “Judge Pyncheon” from House of the Seven Gables:  Analyze how the narrator reveals the character of Judge Pyncheon.  Emphasize such devices as tone, selection of detail, syntax, point of view.

1999     Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing:  Show how the author’s techniques convey the impact of the experience on the main character.

2005    Katharine Brush’s “Birthday Party” (1946): Write an essay in which you show how the author uses literary devices to achieve her purpose.