<![CDATA[Online Writing Journal (OW) - English 1000]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:31:34 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Octavian Nothing]]>Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:22:55 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/octavian-nothingPicture
Now that you've completed reading Octavian Nothing, write the "next chapter" to Octavian's life. Do Dr. Trefusis and Octavian escape the noose? Where does he go; what does he do? Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph ending this novel.  Then end with your favorite quote with a brief explanation (a sentence or two) of why you selected it.

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<![CDATA[W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk excerpt]]>Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:41:37 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/web-dubois-the-souls-of-black-folk-excerptHow does DuBois' argument relate to Octavian Nothing's plight as a slave who wants the unthinkable--freedom? Consider the passage describing slavery: "The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, --this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self" (92).  How does Octavian manifest his duality? Review the last section of M.T. Anderson's novel, particularly passages divorcing substance from form, and think about Octavian's tragic history from understanding he was a slave, understanding his exploitation from his masters, and realizing his permanent exile from citizenship. Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in.  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes.]]><![CDATA[Paul Krugman's "The Death of Horatio Alger" 223-226]]>Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:55:26 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/paul-krugmans-the-death-of-horatio-algier-223-226According to Krugman, today's income disparity mirrors the Gilded Age when reaching the American Dream was only a dream. Invoking Horatio Algier, synomymous for the self-made man, Krugman's argument accounts for the end of class mobility, and thus, the American Dream.  What does he argue has caused class immobility and the disappearance of the American Dream? Do you agree with his assessment? Why/why not?  Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in.  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes.]]><![CDATA["Argument in Favor of Proposition 227"]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/argument-in-favor-of-proposition-227-against-bilingual-educationSummarize the argument against bilingual education; then express whether you agree/disagree with   eliminating bilingual classrooms? Why/why not?  Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in.  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes.
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<![CDATA[Lyndon B. Johnson "Great Society Speech" in American Dreams]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:18:34 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/richard-rodriguezs-from-hunger-of-memory-in-american-dreamsPicture
Lyndon Johnson challenges his audience with a utopian dream--the great society.  In his speech, he points out three areas that should be developed and/or changed in order to achieve this society: cities, the countryside, and the classroom.  Do you think America can achieve his goals outlined over forty years ago? If so, if not, explain why. Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in.  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes. *This question has been adapted and modified from the anthology American Dreams.

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<![CDATA[Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" 157 in American Dreams]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:50:29 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/arthur-millers-death-of-a-salesman-157-in-american-dreamsPicture
Discuss how this play is a critique of the American Dream; include references to ageism and/or classism.Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in (English 1000.10).  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes. *This question has been adapted and modified from the anthology American Dreams.

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<![CDATA[Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" 133-4 in AD]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2011 01:31:31 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/emma-lazarus-the-new-colossus-133-4-in-adPicture
What promises does Lazarus' sonnet offer, and to whom does it offer these promises? Is it significant that the statue of liberty is gendered female? Why/why not?  Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in (English 1000.10).  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes. *This question has been adapted and modified from the anthology American Dreams.

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<![CDATA[Betty Friedan's"NOW 1966 Statement of Purpose" in AD, 112-116]]>Sat, 05 Mar 2011 03:35:13 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/betty-friedansnow-1966-statement-of-purpose-in-ad-112-116Picture
On the NOW website, this document has the following disclaimer: "This is historical document. . . [t]he words are from the 1960s, and do not reflect current language or NOW's current priorities"  What sections of this document might the organization want to distance itself from? Explain your answer.  Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in (English 1000.10).  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes. *This question has been adapted and modified from the anthology American Dreams.

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<![CDATA[Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr "The American Dream" 103-108]]>Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:59:21 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-the-american-dream-103-108Picture
As you read Dr. King's speech, whom does he argue have been excluded from the American dream? What is Dr. King's version of the American dream according to Martin Luther King, Jr, and how does he plan to achieve it? Has his dream been fulfilled? Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in (English 1000.10).  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes.

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<![CDATA[Yan Phou Lee's "Graduating Address at Yale College" in AD 80-83]]>Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:54:31 GMThttp://grimeswritingjournal.weebly.com/english-1000/yan-phou-lees-graduating-address-at-yale-college-in-ad-80-83Picture
Yan Phou Lee outlines several counterarguments against the alleged "yellow peril" scare, defending Chinese Americans and their right to be treated fairly in America.  Summarize his counterarguments; then select one, and discuss how it relates to the current controversy over immigration.  Be respectful in your comments. Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph in response, and be sure to follow the outline on integrating sources in your paper, including page numbers.  Remember to include your full name and the section of English you are enrolled in (English 1000.10).  Proofread your post for slippages of text language and/or spelling mistakes.

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