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I seriously hate this shit man i procrast. the whole weekend and wait to do this shit till 1 AM and now i have a whole essay to do now and jkdsjkgjd i just wish this shit never existed to start with. Me and my sanity and sleep would be intact and I wouldnt smoke so much being so stressed

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What's the essay on? I might be able to help a bit.

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(10-21-2013 03:25 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  What's the essay on? I might be able to help a bit.

The book flowers for algernon

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I remember that situation in 8th grade English, multiple times. Staying up the night before these book reports were due... reading the book.

For some reason, I don't think I had any such things in high school. Maybe I just never did any homework there.

Anyway, Marauder... how long does it have to be? Are there are specific requirements for it, or just words on pages?

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First of all...

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/algernon/

Always a good point of reference.

Second, try to make it something you're interested in. I did a presentation on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I didn't like the book, so I narrowed it down to something I was kinda interested in. The mental conflicts of the protagonists. Makes it a lot easier.

Third, screw the original essay format. Intro, Ramble about first point, Ramble about second point, Ramble about third point, Conclusion. Works for me every time.

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(10-21-2013 03:33 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  First of all...

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/algernon/

Always a good point of reference.

Second, try to make it something you're interested in. I did a presentation on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I didn't like the book, so I narrowed it down to something I was kinda interested in. The mental conflicts of the protagonists. Makes it a lot easier.

Third, screw the original essay format. Intro, Ramble about first point, Ramble about second point, Ramble about third point, Conclusion. Works for me every time.

Hope that helps!

That really helps. Thanks a lot man you made this a lot easier

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(10-21-2013 03:31 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  I remember that situation in 8th grade English, multiple times. Staying up the night before these book reports were due... reading the book.

For some reason, I don't think I had any such things in high school. Maybe I just never did any homework there.

Anyway, Marauder... how long does it have to be? Are there are specific requirements for it, or just words on pages?

Bout a page. I shouldn't have said essay. They are actually "reflections" here is the summary she gave us.

you read your selected book, you will need to complete a reading record that summarizes the plot elements and explores the ways in which the novel focuses on controversial issues. See due dates for each submission. Please type your reflections including the title of the book, and label them from the following list of topics. Each entry should be approximately 1 page.

1. What is meant by the terms banning and challenging of a book? What reasons might be given for the banning or challenging of a book? Why might a particular group or person want to protect a child from some of the ideas in these books? Why might it be important for students to read books that explore controversial or sensitive topics? How might controversial books be used to break down stereotypes and bias? Due Monday, September 16.

2. Describe the situation as the story opens. Be sure to identify the complete setting. Predict why the book may have been challenged or banned. Due Monday, September 16.

3. Summarize the events of the book thus far (indicate # of pages read). Fully describe the setting, the main characters and the conflicts that are introduced. Due Monday, September 23.

4. Discuss the sensitive topics that are explored and/or the reasons why this book might be considered offensive. Explain any specific instances of negative bias or stereotyping. Due Monday, September 30.

5. Choose two quotations that are especially meaningful. Copy these quotes verbatim and explain why they are significant. Due Monday October 7.

6. Visit the websites listed below to learn the reasons that the book you read was banned or challenged. Compare your prediction to the reasons(s) cited on these websites. Due Tuesday, October 15.

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7. Discuss the issue of teachers’ choice versus students’ level of comfort. How should schools balance individual freedom with curricular expectations? Due Tuesday, October 15.

8. Summarize the ending of the book. In your summary, be sure to identify the climax, denouement/ and/or resolution of the work. Due Monday, October 21.

9. Explain the theme(s) of the novel and any lessons taught. How are these messages developed? Due Monday, October 21.

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And the best part is none of those links contain the book

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This trope is named after the book, maybe it'll provide some insight:

Flowers For Algernon Syndrome
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It was controversial in the 90's. Only banned in some schools in Texas and Pennsylvania.

That teacher needs to assign a real banned book. Like Farenheight 451 or 1984. Those would have something to say in regards to banned books.

I wish I was in that class so I could answer question 7.

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(10-21-2013 03:53 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  It was controversial in the 90's. Only banned in some schools in Texas and Pennsylvania.

That teacher needs to assign a real banned book. Like Farenheight 451 or 1984. Those would have something to say in regards to banned books.

I wish I was in that class so I could answer question 7.

Now that you point it out I really should have done the rest of the rest and number 7 so I could express what I think about mother fuckers banning books. I honestly can't stand reading but that is rediculous that they are gonna stright up ban the books so other people cant read. We have a fucking mind of our own. We can choose what we think is appropriate. Fuck you if you think you can tell us what to do. What to listen to read or watch im so sick of being told what to do with life. Okay fuck im in that mood tonight. sorry

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(10-21-2013 03:49 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  This trope is named after the book, maybe it'll provide some insight:

Flowers For Algernon Syndrome

It has. thank you much

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Being up at 2 Am doing my forced work and blasting rage against the machine is recipe for my saying fuck everyone at school tomarrow

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Ooh, Flowers for Algernon. I read that BEFORE it was an assignment. Good story Smile

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(10-22-2013 06:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  Ooh, Flowers for Algernon. I read that BEFORE it was an assignment. Good story Smile

I'm one who is not a reader and almost will never read and I have to say it was a great book

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Never read it.

And I've read a lot of books..

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