Friday, November 2

English 10:

  • Vocab quiz 8/9
  • LOTF Read chapter 8

AP Lang:

  • Finish Walden
  • Begin Intransitive Linking Verbs
  • HWK–Read and score sample essays: provide 4 pieces of rationale (from rubrics and text) as to why each earned the score it did; write 1 paragraph: which essay do you think yours was most like and why?

Here’s the prompt from the essay. I suggest you read it before you begin the scoring!:

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.  –Horace

Consider this quotation about adversity from the Roman poet Horace. Then write an essay that defends, challenges, or qualifies Horace’s assertion about the role that adversity (financial or political hardship, danger, misfortune, etc.) plays in developing a person’s character. Support your argument with appropriate evidence from your reading, observation or experience.


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