Monday, March 03, 2008

Day 38

YHR from this weekend.

In class essay. Due at end of period.
Saving it to disk ok.

Hand in Shadowy Lines worksheet.
Hand in blog BP.

March 5th BP in the HUB.

Tomorrow, Angela's Climb, cont.
and take home question assigned.


TWIF essay progress: 2 classes, plus 8 done.
20 odd to go. This means you'll get them back, I think, by Thursday.

15 comments:

English 102 student said...

Wow!!!! Did anyone else find the assignment a bit challenging? Even though we had time to research it was still tough for me. In class typing time isnt a really fair way to grade. The syllabus says nothing about WPM. I'll wait to organize a protest until I see what grade my paper received. Over all it wasnt all that tough.

herreraele said...

yeah i also feel the same way. I had to hand write it. or as Mr. Peter said i did it "old school" It was fun, and hope that he understands my hand writing.

Adam D said...

I couldn't believe how much difficulty I had!
This weekend I picked out the quotes I wanted to use, wrote an outline, and I wrote my rough draft.
The outline helped me zero in class, though. It should have helped me immensely, but it didn't. I had to think way more than I thought that I would have to since I had an outline and quotes ready. I performed poorly on the in-class essay, and it's a shame that I have to use my rewrite opportunity on the TWIF essay.

Anna said...

Wow…that was different… I am a little worried to see what the heck I ended up writing! I actually did better than I thought I would, but I was not expecting much. If we had a little more time I could have proof read it! I am really curious to see how he is going to grade them.

rachel.c.riddle said...

Everybody was typing so fast! When Mr. Peters made a comment, the clicking in the room ceased, and it became so quiet. I’m not sure how it went, but something was coming out of my fingers… I think they took over…

Beth said...

I agree with everybody. I don't think it is fair to have to do an in class essay. But it is good practice. The SAT has an essay you have a short amount of time to write so this is sort of a preparation for people who will be taking the SAT.

eesirock said...

I can't type fast either. Thats why I just did mine the old fashioned way. It was hard for me to concentrate because everyone was pounding so hard on the keyboards. I thought I was going to go crazy!

Mushroompal88 said...

I hate in class essays, I can never organize my thoughts with such a limited time. I got it back and I wasn't surprised on my grade. I am feeling better about the take home essay though.

Bronte Cole said...

This was really tough for me. I feel like I cant be as detailed in a 50 minute period than i can if i had a week to do it at home. My paper did have my basic ideas, but I realized that i had 2 more paragraphs to write in about 3 minutes at the end. My conclusion was one sentence. :)

SNO_ANGEL said...

The in class essay was really hard. When I am timed, I freak out and end up drawing a blank sometimes. I did the best I could given that I was overly tired and up half the night revising my outline. I Guess I just trust God and hope for the best.

bluesccrchick said...

I really hate in class essay's, i feel so put on the spot when we have to write something within 50 min. I had writers block so bad for the first 10 min. I was afraid I wouldn't finish the essay in time!

F.F.K.Larson said...

I was surprised by this essay, i was very nervous going into it. But walking out i felt very confident and very optomistic on my performance.

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~*~Andrea~*~ said...

I personally didn't bring a piece of paper with the quotes on it, instead I just looked through the book and star'd the ones i wanted. I found the in class essay really fun, but thats how I right my rough draft essays anyways. I just go in and write and don't stop till I am done. I was in the 101 with Mr. Peters and we didn't do this that quarter and I really enjoyed it this quarter and I was overall happy with my ending result with it.
I also enjoyed the question though about class because it is a big issue and we don't really see it...
Thats how I came up with my tittle "appearance"...because we don't really see the problem because we can't see the "poor."

kkaylawyer said...

I really like this book. I may just finish it even though it's not required. It's an issue that I haven't really thought about, but as I look around I completely see it.
-KKayL