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Surprising Change

Recall a personal experience when a surprising change took place in your life. Write a narration of the experience, showing your readers what happened and why it is important to you.

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Reluctant to Admit Virtue

Recall an experience when a member of your family or a friend, who had no sympathy for an activity or work that you found rewarding, “reluctantly admitted there must be some virtue in it.” Write a narration of events leading

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Glory Road Essay Question: What Does It Take to Change the World?

After viewing the film Glory Road write a 5 paragraph essay response to the question: What Does It Take to Change the World? Pick and choose from the following six ideas to develop your own thesis and topic sentences. In

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Posted in General

gGo back in time and change

If you could go back in time and change something in your life, what would you change?

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Posted in Plinky Prompts

Emotional Shock

Have you ever received an emotional shock? How did you behave immediately afterwards? In what ways did your reaction to the shock change over time?

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Posted in Don't Lose Your Head

After Act 5 (English 30)

Respond to one of the following: Do you think Rosencrantz and Guildenstern deserved to be put to death? What alternatives might Hamlet have taken? Examine Hamlet’s reasoning and consider whether you think Hamlet was seeking justice or revenge? Why does

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Posted in English 30

An Interpretation of Hamlet

(30-1) For hundreds of years, scholars have written about problems of interpreting this play. Complete any of the following statements and develop your thoughts in an entry in your blog. Trackback, SVP. What puzzles me most about Hamlet’s behaviour is

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Posted in English 30

Audio Posts (But not quite podcasts, yet)

Or rather, Audio in Posts. They’re not iTunesey podcasts, yet, but they’re simple enough. Your mp3 file must be less than 2MB and uploaded to your blog in the normal way. Go find the menu in Dashboard–>Options–>Audio Player. Read the

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Posted in Pingo Lingo

Flickr Plugin works, again.

Flickr changed how you access your images in early September. So I’ve updated the plugin. You’ll need to have an “API Key” and a “Shared Secret”, now. It is a good idea to put images on Flickr instead, or in

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Style Your Blog

Before you go further, choose a theme that has a “Theme Editor” (variously titled such as “Theme Options”, “Edit Styles”). Choose a theme that allows you to change the header image AND the font colours(StripedPlus isn’t only one, is it?).

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Ten Minute Spill

Write a ten-line poem. Find a proverb, adage, familiar phrase, or brainy quote that you have changed in some way as well as five of the following words: cliff, blackberry, needle, cloud, voice, mother, whir, lick. You have ten minutes.

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Plato’s Cave Allegory

from Republic, BOOK VII And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching

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