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post 40

Another really great class I took was for my first degree in Communicatons.  I took a public speaking class where we had to give 3 ten-minute persuasive speeches.  Writing a proper speech is very similiar to writing a paper.  One needs an introduction, transitions, facts, and a conclusion.  The biggest difference is when writing a […]

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post 39

paper for 321 Virtue and Vice: How The Tempest and A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle Represent Virtue and Vice as Dominating Factors Within Society After reading The Tempest by William Shakespeare and A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle by Milton, one can see the similarities between the two works in both style and in […]

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post 38

Favorite paper The favorite paper that I have written in Queens college was a paper where I compared the characters of Jane Austin’s Mansfield Park with characters from The Wizard of Oz.  It was in my Victorian Novels class.  While reading the text, I kept associating characters from the novel with Characters from the book.  […]

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post 37

Just did a unit lesson for my education class. I had to come up with a calendar for at least 3 weeks of lessons.  My unit came out to 23 days.  The theme of my unit is The depiction of women in literature throughout history.  I have the students read, Cinderella and Snow White by […]

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post 36

Worse English class I took in Queens college was my Global Literature class.  I was hoping to be exposed to an array of novels from different parts of the globe. I was disappointed.  We read poems that I had already learned in my Poetry class.  We then read Heart of Darkness, which I did like.  […]

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post 35

The book that made me want to become an English major was Catcher in the Rye.  I was working in the city, taking the LIRR into work everyday.  I hated my job and really wanted to find something else.  In college the first time I graduated I never enjoyed reading.  I was so excited when […]

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post 34

Ohh where to do my observations next semester?  I just rated twenty schools where I could do my observations next semester.  I hope I get my first or second choice, but there are no guarantees.  I hope that I can do my observations in the middle school for the fall semester and then stay at […]

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post 33

In one of the schools I’m doing observations in this semester, the 10th grade students are reading this book called The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Alexi Sherman.  This book tells the story of a young Indian named Junior living on a reservation.  This book tells how Junior is harassed by white […]

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post 32

A really great class I took at Hofstra was a class called Naturalism.  We read novellas and short stories by Stephen Crain, we read Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser,  McTeague  by Frank Norris and Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck.  We also got to watch most of the original movies based on these works of […]

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post 31

I think it is interesting to see how Indians are depicted in popular Media. Most children play cowboys and Indians when they are young.  The lost boys in Peter Pan dress up like Indians.  They are represented as something that is wild.  Many westerns are based upon protecting the lands from Indians.  I think it […]

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