Straight out of sports research, here you go:
1. problem solve (do the work, plan, think); do what you can to prepare
2. define success (only what you can control)
Success probably doesn't mean getting an "A" --hard to practice that.
Success may mean sitting down to do the final, and when you panic, instead of allowing the panic to get worse, you take a breath, slow down, take your time, and do the best you can.
3. Identify the skills/behaviors you need
4. Visualize using those behaviors/skills in your mind, rehearsing, practicing (even out loud).
Thoughts and memories are nearly identical, so by rehearsing ahead of time, you are creating this feeling that you have done this before, with success.
I believe in you all.
Final reading quiz - Cry
Read and discuss essay prompts.
If you would like to write on an alternative subject, you will need to discuss that with me before the end of the class. You will need to write your own prompt and have it approved.
Discussion: People/places who are healed in some way: Jarvis' dad, Kumalo, Absalom's wife, the land...
Outside the book: the country (historically--the Preamble to the South African constitution from post apartheid)
HW - choose prompt and find CDs for the prompt you have chosen--become familiar with any of the information you need to read/understand order to answer the prompt.
Synthesis (one other source) is required for all of the prompts! Some are provided.
FINAL PROMPTS HERE
CD quiz and reading time.
HW - complete book (see reading schedule)
email me if you would like the link to the files: firstname.lastname@example.org
We tried to make connections from Paton's style/content (Jarvis' speech page 187-188?) to the Gettysburg Address. This was not an easy task: they are quite different. Style: point of view, choice of tone, choice of introductory assumptions, choice of content, can all be related or connected, so do it.
1. sum up the section of Jarvis
2. relate it to a section of the address
HW - through page 262
CD Quiz 14-17
Journal entry: compare the beginnings of Book 1 and Book 2. Why does this author use repetition here? What is the
effect for the reader?
Quote analysis/Journal entry: Man's separation from nature (see handout from last journal entry)Reading out loud/individually, through chapter 21 (we almost read it all in class).
HW - see reading schedule.
Today you had CD quiz for chapters 11-13.
We discussed Kumalo's perspective a bit, trying to recognize his beliefs, but not let them get in the way of understanding his perspective.
We chatted about chapter 12, which was confusing. The discussion was about whether or not education can be a solution to crime--two opposing viewpoints were offered through this chapter, in which we are placed in a meeting with people we have not met.
We started, just started, to read 14 in class. Read through 17 by tomorrow.
If you're having trouble with CD quizzes, take notes to help you remember who people are and what is happening.
HW - see the reading schedule
1. Today: CD quiz on chapters 9-10
2. We read pages 67-8 (the section dealing with mines) and you watched "The Mine" (William Kentridge) courtesy of Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/16257236 or watch below.
You wrote 1st - what you noticed 2nd, how it connected to the reading.
3. Journal entry DOCUMENT HERE about the first quote from Stephen Kumalo using the question written below it. Look up "catalyst" before you answer the question.
HW - read through chapter 13 for tomorrow (see updated reading schedule).
SAD - if you missed class, that video is no longer available: a picture of part of it is here.
You can make connections with this one, but it will not be the same...
Apparently, this didn't publish Friday--technical difficulties. Good thing the reading schedule is already posted. Stick to that and you'll be fine.
Friday: we took a CD quiz through chapter 8.
We went through the discussion questions and read through most of chapter 9.
As you know, finishing chapter 10 is the homework.