Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CWG Progress

We have so far drawn different components of the computer and learn what each of them do.  We still need to know how each component is hooked up to build the computer and how the computer runs with each component.  This will help me next year with my major because I want to be a computer engineer.  This will help others who plan on building a computer.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Reflection on Unstructured Learning

     The theme of the passage is that starting something is difficult.  You will often make excuses in order to prolong the process.  As with the narrator, he wants to fight crime and be a "costumed adventurer" but he convinces himself that he needs a costume first in order to be a vigilante.  He can't make his costume yet because he needs a name first.  Something as simple as a name made him wait to fight crime in the night.  He already admits to having self-doubt about the idea so he figures that if everything is perfect, he has his name and his costume, then he can finally be ready to do something he wants to do.  You shouldn't procrastinate and wait, instead seize the day, carpe diem.  YOLO!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

AP Studying

     After taking the 2004 Practice exam questions,  I realized I can get about half of the questions correct.  I have problems with analyzing short passages within the passage.  I believe this is because I have trouble with reading the tone of the author.  I can never tell how the author is speaking while reading the passage.  This also causes problems when analyzing the passage as a whole.  I plan on finding more questions like this and studying which answer is the correct one and why it is correct.
     The whole test took me a little longer than the allotted time of one hour.  The test as a whole took me about an hour and ten minutes because I read the passages slowly to attempt to analyze them to answer the questions.  I plan to practice on my pacing for each question and reading each passage.  I think if I were to take the test right now I could pass with a three.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Those three prompts for that essay we write tomorrow

A recurring theme in literature is the classic war between passion and responsibility. For instance, a personal cause, a love, a desire for revenge, a determination to redress a wrong, or some other emotion or drive may conflict with moral duty. Choose a literary work in which a character confronts the demands of a private passion that conflicts with his or her responsibilities. In a well-written essay show clearly the nature of the conflict, its effects upon the character, and its significance to the work. Avoid plot summary

From a novel or play of literary merit, select an important character who is avillain. Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze the nature of the character s villainy and show how it enhances meaning in the work. Do not summarize plot.

 Select a line or so of poetry, or a moment or scene in a novel, epic poem, or play that you find especially memorable. Write an essay in which you identify the line or the passage, explain its relationship to the work in which it is found, and analyze the reasons for its effectiveness. Do not base your essay on a work that you know about only from having seen a television or movie production of it. Select a work of recognized literary merit.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lit Terms


My Plan

I plan to use these resources provided to study for my final.