Here We Go Again

Hello everyone! Hope you all had an amazing Easter and got to spend it with those you love.

essay-writing

On Thursday in English class we are going to be writing an in-class essay. This essay is going to be a style analysis on The Grapes of Wrath, which we have just finished reading. My problem with this isn’t that we have to write an essay, its the whole in class part of it that I don’t like; and its not just this essay, I have always hated in-class essays. I don’t like them because they don’t give you as much time to think and develop your ideas. I am the type of person where I don’t see all of the writing style very easily, so writing this in class is a bit of a challenge. My teacher says that this is in part to prepare us for the AP exam, where we will have to write a style analysis essay in a limited amount of time. I completely get that part of it and am actually thankful that we are getting to practice before we take the exam, but it still scares me to do it.

What do you guys think about in-class essays? Have you ever had to write one?

-Navy Blue Dress

Getting Ahead

Hello hello hello!  My topic for today is not something that has a great connotation among students and isn’t fun to talk about but definitely needs to be prepared for; College.

I haven’t quite gotten that far in my life, but it’s just around the corner and I’m really scared and nervous but excited and happy at the same time.  My english teacher is having us write to the CSU prompt to help us with college.  I don’t particularly like the idea of writing anyways but doing it this way makes the most sense because we can ask him questions and do it and have it done before hand.  Even if we don’t go to a CSU we can use it as our personal statement and tweak it a little if you have to.

I personally have no idea, literally, what I want to be or study.  I think that’s really the part that scares me most.  But I’m hoping for the best and preparing for the worst so I’m going to do what I can so that it is less to think about when I do figure out what to do with my life.

This video I attached is really cute and helpful and that’s why I put it on here for you guys.  Even if your already in college, out of, or just starting these tips will hopefully help you and at least make you smile at the nice little video.

Enjoy guys!  I’m going to go find my way to my bed since I’m exhausted but good luck on your acceptance letters if that’s what you’re doing for college right now!  Love you tons.

 

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

Which is Worse?

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Hi everyone! How are you?

Okay, so after I read the Scarlet Letter in class, I had to write a essay( by the way, this is totally off topic, when my dad was younger he thought essay was like “S.A” and stood for something but was too embarrassed to ask. Just thought that was kind of funny). We were basically given this review from a guy named Arthur Cleveland Coxe (if you want to read it, it is from “The Writings of Hawthorne,” Church Review, 1851, no. 3, pp. 489-511). We were supposed to take one of his claims and disagree, agree, or qualify( not totally agree but not totally disagree) and use quotes from the Scarlet Letter and Coxe to back you up. The claim I chose was “The sin of her seducer too, seems to be considered as lying not so much in the deed itself, as in his long concealment of it.” I agreed that the Dimmesdale’s sin seemed to be more that he hid what he did, than what he actually did. Do you think this is true in real life too? I’m not really sure, because if you hadn’t sinned in the first place then you wouldn’t have to hide anything. I think this is a really interesting point but this also brings out a lot of someones moral points. What do you think?

-Navy Blue Dress

P.S. Do you like the new background? Gold Glitter Pumps tried it and we are still seeing if we like it.