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Posted: September 18, 2015

Mrs. Maloney commits what her lawyer might call "a crime of passion". Does that justify her crime and what would your verdict be if you were a jury member at her trial? Explain. (1 page; typed; font 12; TNR; double spaced)  Due Monday.  20 marks  

Posted: September 14, 2015

Article of the Week due Friday at the start of class.  Must show evidence of close reading and have a one-page reflection.Period 1 = red duotangPeriod 4 = blue duotangPeriod 6 = green duotang For tomorrow (Tuesday), finish reding John Updike's A&P

Posted: September 10, 2015

Hello.Period 6 will be English 122

Posted: September 7, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year is upon us.  I trust all students have had a good summer and are ready to get the year underway.Good luck to all students especially the Class of 2016!

Posted: May 31, 2015

Posted: May 25, 2015

Reminder that research essay is due Thursday, May 28th. Sonnet poster due Monday, June 1st.

Posted: May 7, 2015

Plagiarism is a serious offense and students must ensure that all work passed in is their own and is properly cited.  A valuable resource on the topic is From the website:All of the following are considered plagiarism:turning in someone else's work as your owncopying words or ideas from someone else without giving creditfailing to put a quotation in quotation marksgiving incorrect information about the source of a quotationchanging words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving creditcopying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)

Posted: May 7, 2015

English 122 Essay Must use a minimum of three sources Essay Topics 1.  What role do women and children play in Things Fall Apart? 2.   Analyze the various customs presented by Achebe. How do they 
connect to those we practice? 3.  Achebe presents 3 generations of men - Unoka, Okonkwo, and Nwoye.  
Compare and contrast these characters.  What does each reperesent within 
the Igbo culture? 4. The story of Okonkwo is a Shakespearean tragedy.  Discuss. Your essay MUST be typed (font 12, times New Roman, double space).  Your essay MUST follow MLA formatting.  Essay length: 5 typed pages (not including work cited page).  Value = 100.  Spelling and  mechanics count for 30%.  MLA format counts for 20% AVOID PLAGIARISM DUE:  May 28, 2015

Posted: April 24, 2015

Read Things Fall Apart nightlyWork on Chapters 3-6 for MondayEssay reminder

Posted: April 24, 2015

Homework for Monday - Sports article - Media journal on Miss Representation
Due May 5th.  Get it in early for MLA format review!

Posted: April 18, 2015

Interview Assignment You are to interview a person of interest.  
This person CANNOT be a friend,family member, or someone from MVHS.  He/she must be someone with an interesting story to tell.  Once the interview has been conducted, you are to write a profile on the person. Length:  3 typed pages.  TNR. Font 12.  Double spaced.  All interview notes are to be passed in also. Value:  100  (spelling and mechanics = 30%) Due:  April 20th