Week 18–Dec 15

Finals Week is upon us! I hope that you’ve all been working hard and studying hard. The single best thing that you can do to prepare for my final is to reread the stories, essays, and poems that we’ve read this semester. Hopefully doing the annotations last week helped you to prepare as well. The other thing to do will be to look over your completed study guides through the semester. You might be surprised to see some similar questions there.

The bulk of your exam will be multiple choice and on the computer, so make sure to charge your computer overnight before coming to class on exam day. You will also have a short answer section and a DGP section, both on paper, and you will have an essay to write (Honors will write two essays). Make sure that you bring in notebook paper and a pencil or pen to use as well.

Speaking of exam day, let’s look at the schedule:
Tuesday, December 16th – 6th period, 4th period
Wednesday, December 17th – 3rd period, 5th period
Thursday, December 18th – 7th period, 2nd period
Friday, December 19th – 1st period, mass?

English 10/English 10 Honors students must bring their copy of Ethan Frome to the exam. If you finish early, you will read that. Your 3rd quarter Book Talk is on this book, so you may as well go ahead and get started. 🙂

Book Talks
I still have a couple of people who didn’t do Book Talks by Friday (aside from those who got the extension because of the Christmas Sweater Challenge). Since it’s Christmas time, I’ll allow you one more opportunity to do a late Book Talk, but the highest grade that you can get will be an 80. (That’s better than a 0, though, right? 🙂 ) If you haven’t done yours yet, make sure that you get the reading done and do your Book Talk before the end of tutorials on Monday. Don’t forget that this goes in the Test/Writing category.

We’re almost to break! Let’s put our heads down and work hard for the next couple of days and then we’ll all have a much-deserved rest! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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