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Honors English 12

NEW TURNITIN.COM INFORMATION:

FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NEVER USED TURNITIN BEFORE: 

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  4. Use the information below to enter in the class ID and password for Career Explorer, along with a valid email address and the other user information that it requests from you. Make sure to write your password down somewhere safe so you are able to login in the future!

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PERIOD 3, Spring 2017:

  • Class ID: 14617147

  • Password: grantmag

PERIOD 5, Spring 2017:

  • Class ID: 14617157

  • Password: grantmag

HONORS ADVANCED COMPOSITION:
Course Handouts

Fall Semester

IMPORTANT COURSE DOCUMENTS

(You'll need these handouts ALL year, so keep them handy in your binder for reference):

Unit 0: College Essay Bootcamp

  • UC Personal Insight Prompts:

    • If you're having trouble getting started on these, feel free to use this worksheet provided by the UC's.​

    • Here is the website from University of California about these essays. Here you can find the prompts themselves, as well as some helpful writing tips, guidelines to answering the questions, and more general information about the UC application requirements. 

Unit 1: Bildgunsroman Fiction StuDy

  • Here is the short story for Thursday's in-class mini-essay! Happy analyzing! Feel free to email or drop by at lunch with any questions.

Unit 2: The Quest for Meaning: Existentialism & Literature

Unit 2: Dystopian Literature 

Spring Semester

Unit 1: A Literary Study of Capitalism & the pursuit of wealth

**Click here for the culminating essay prompt for Unit 1

Unit 2: America's diverse voices 

A Study of the Immigrant Experience in our United States

Analysis Questions:

“Why Immigration Matters” by Thomas Kessner

 

Directions: Please complete the following analysis questions for Kessner’s essay, “Why Immigration Matters.” Make sure your answers are thorough and draw on specifics from the text for support. They will be collected tomorrow, along with your active reading of the article itself.

 

  1. What is the “contributionalist” approach to immigration history?

  2. What does Kessner mean on page 1 when he says, “Immigration is not some marginal theme in American history; it has been a crucial axis of America’s distinctive development, from the very beginning”?

  3. In what ways did immigrant diversity make America different than the nations immigrants were coming from?

  4. What is Kessner’s point about American tolerance at the bottom of p. 2?

    1. How and why did Americans embrace tolerance?

    2. What were the shortcomings of this attitude?

  5. Describe the general trends, or waves, in immigration to the U.S. in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries that Kessner highlights. Be sure to include what changes occurred during these periods.

  6. In what ways did the diversity of immigrants contribute to our young nation, according to Kessner?

  7. How and why did immigration in the U.S. change in the 1920’s?

  8. What would you say is Kessner’s position on “why immigration matters,” as the title of the essay suggests? Make sure to use direct evidence from the essay to support your answer.

RESEARCH PROJECT RESOURCES:

  • Research resources:

    • The Handy Guides to Internet Research and Scholarly Journals can be found here.

    • The Handy Guide to Organizing and Recording Research (your research notecards!) can be found here.

    • MLA 8th Edition, Works Cited Guide

  • Here are the notes we used in class to help your formulate your:

CLICK HERE FOR OUR END-OF-YEAR COURSE EVALUATION.