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June2016DearAPEnglishIIIstudent:WelcometoAPEnglishLanguageandComposition,andcongratulationsontakingthisfirstbigsteptowardcollegelevelstudies!Forsummerreading,youhavebeenassignedTimOBriensTheThingsTheyCarriedandZoraNealeHurstonsTheirEyesWereWatchingGod.Inadditiontothesefulllengthtexts,youwillalsoreadtwoessays:Hope,DespairandMemorybyElieWieseland"PoliticsandtheEnglishLanguage"byGeorgeOrwell.AllofthetextscanbeaccessedonlineatthefollowinglinksaswellasattheGHSwebsite(gotoFORSTUDENTStabthenclickonSUMMERASSIGNMENTSlink)andGoogleClassroomforAPEnglishIII20162017.TheThingsTheyCarriedbyTimO'BrienTheirEyesWereWatchingGodbyZoraNealeHurston(jumptopage33ofpdf)"Hope,DespairandMemorybyElieWiesel"PoliticsandtheEnglishLanguage"byGeorgeOrwellYouwillsoonreceiveanelectronicinvitationtojointheGoogleclassroom,whereyouwilluploadyoursummerreadingassignmentsasGoogleDocs.Duedateshavebeenposted.Essays/assignmentsmustbetyped,doublespaced,withstandardmargins(1to1.5inch),12pointTimesNewRomanfont.Essaysshouldhaveaninterestingtitleandmustrespondtothepromptwithaclearthesisandtextualevidence.DONOTPLAGIARIZE.forTheirEyesWereWatchingGod1.Considerthelast5linesofthebookandcomparethemwiththefirsttwoparagraphs.Howdothebeginningandendrelatetooneanother,ifatall,andwhatthreadsdotheypulltogetherwhichhavebeenwoventhroughoutthenovel?forTheThingsTheyCarried1.Throughoutthebook,OBriencastsdoubtontheveracity(truthfulness)ofhisstories.Whydoeshedoso?Doesitmakeyoumoreorlessinterestedinthebook?Doesitincreaseordecreaseyourunderstanding?Whatisthedifferencebetweenfactsandtruth?Isitfairtoreadersthattheauthoruseselementsofhisownlifeandblursthelinesbetweenfactandfictioninthesestories?http://savanna.auhsd.us/view/26051.pdfhttp://savanna.auhsd.us/view/26051.pdfhttp://www.cnusd.k12.ca.us/cms/lib/CA01001152/Centricity/domain/5532/language%20arts%203a/Their%20Eyes.pdfhttp://www.cnusd.k12.ca.us/cms/lib/CA01001152/Centricity/domain/5532/language%20arts%203a/Their%20Eyes.pdfhttp://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-lecture.htmlhttp://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/Politics_and_the_English_Language-1.pdfforHope,DespairandMemory1.Createalistofatleasttenstatements,words,and/orphrasesthatyouhavequestionsaboutorthatstickouttoyouasimportant.Focusonidentifyingvocabularyandimagerywithfigurativeand/orconnotativemeanings.Inonefullydevelopedparagraph,explainhowthesewords/phrases/statementscontributetoWieselsmainidea.forPoliticsandtheEnglishLanguage1.Useadictionarytodefinetheitalicizedwordsfromtheexcerptbelow.So,fantasticlinguisticcreationslikeabequitate,bulbulcitateandsullevationappearedinthesebooksalongsideArchgrammacianandcontiguate,withlengthydefinitionstherewerewordslikenecessitude,commotrixandparentateallofwhicharenowlisted.2.Then,inonefullydevelopedparagraphbeneathyourdefinitions,respondtothefollowingprompt:Howdoesbarragingthereaderwithcomplexvocabularywithoutcontextdeveloptheauthorscentralideainthissection?YoumustcompleteanduploadalloftheassignmentsbythedatespostedonGoogleclassroom.Haveasafe,funsummer.IlookforwardtoyourreturntoschoolinSeptember. Sincerely,Mrs.Gormanbgorman@gcsd.k12.nj.usmailto:bgorman@gcsd.k12.nj.us

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