Checklist and Links for High School Graduation (This article was last updated on 1/11/13. For continued updates, please sign up for my free monthly newsletter.) I've been compiling a list of links to free resources on the web that I use myself or that have been recommended. As I'm sure you all know, buying curriculum, especially at the high school level, can amount to hundreds of dollars per course. I try to mix and match as much as possible, carefully picking and choosing what I buy, and using free material if I can find it. Fortunately, "free" does not mean you have to compromise on quality. I thought I would share what I have to try to cut down on the time we all spend searching. First, some links to sites that offer free material in a wide array of core and elective subjects. For a list of 150 free textbooks, click here. The Wake County Public School System has a series of online video lessons called the "Success Series," which provides a review of most of the core subjects and foreign language. English II - World Literature survey
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St Catharine's College Cambridge - English From Dr. Hester Lees-Jeffries and Dr. Caroline Gonda Directors of Studies in English St. It’s time to provide you with a list of the preliminary reading required before you join us in October. In your first term of study, you'll be working with Dr L-J on Shakespeare. I would like you to complete a short piece of written work before you arrive, as a way of focusing your reading. You need to have a copy of David Bevington’s Arden edition of Troilus and Cressida (which is the set text for your Faculty Classes in the Easter Term, 2009) and to read it with considerable care, including the notes, sources, appendices, &c, so that you're well prepared for the Faculty Shakespeare classes. There are new editions of Shakespeare appearing all the time, with the Arden 3rd series being almost complete now, and the New Oxford and New Cambridge editions also giving almost ‘complete coverage’. For these classes you will need your own copy of the following texts: Ovid, Metamorphoses (Penguin)
Book Reviews What this handout is about This handout will help you write a book review, a report or essay that offers a critical perspective on a text. It offers a process and suggests some strategies for writing book reviews. What is a review? A review is a critical evaluation of a text, event, object, or phenomenon. Above all, a review makes an argument. Typically, reviews are brief. First, a review gives the reader a concise summary of the content. Becoming an expert reviewer: three short examples Reviewing can be a daunting task. Consider the following brief book review written for a history course on medieval Europe by a student who is fascinated with beer: Judith Bennett’s Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600, investigates how women used to brew and sell the majority of ale drunk in England. The student describes the subject of the book and provides an accurate summary of its contents. There’s no shortage of judgments in this review! Who is the author?
Night Owls Smarter: A New Study Suggests That Late-To-Bed-Late-To-Rise Leads To Greater Workplace Success : Healthy Living A new study suggests the early riser has only more time for mediocrity. Researchers at the University of Madrid followed nearly 1,000 teenagers and found that night owls bested "morning larks" in qualities linked to general intelligence, such as inductive reasoning, conceptual and analytical thinking. "What hath night to do with sleep?" asked John Milton, the 17th century English poet who worked as a civil servant, among a class of people generally obliged to rise early in the morning. Indeed, while many early risers outperform night owls in school, researchers said the late risers surpass their counterparts later in the workforce. A previous study conducted by the U.S. Jim Horne, a professor of psychophysiology at Loughborough University, commented on the Spanish study. In comparing the two types, Horne said stark differences in personality emerged. "They will probably be good at cryptic crosswords, while morning types go for the more logical ones."
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