Friday, March 20, 2009

Research Paper Due....

Monday, March 23rd, 2009. This means printed out and organized as you walk into class. If you are late, the paper is late.

All MLA guidelines must be followed. Please take note of them. If they are not followed, I will not accept the paper and your paper will bve considered late. The only exceptions to the MLA format are that you can single space the Annotated Works Cited & Consulted to save some paper. Also, I do not want any images in the body of the paper--I want them before your first page.

The paper must be a minimum of 8 pages--this means the eighth page is filled, and no, the Works Cited and Consulted do not count.

Order of things to be held together by a paper clip:
  • Images
  • Your Paper
  • Works Cited
  • Works Consulted
  • Rubric (see previous post and print out--if you don't print out, you will not receive comments.)

Good luck, and work hard...

Peace

Monday, March 16, 2009

Research Paper Rubric

Malden High School Research Paper Rubric Malden High School Research Paper Rubric ryanseangallagher@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Assignment for Act 3: Scene 1 (The 'To be, or not to be' soliloquy)

You have until Monday 3.16.09 @ noon to complete this assignment.
It is worth 100 points and will be graded with the APE Rubric.

Objective: Watch the following three versions (posted below) from Hamlet's soliloquy from Act 3 Scene 1 and argue which of the three videos is the best video interpretation of Hamlet's state of mind.

Your critique of the video must be based on your knowledge and understanding of the passage, so you must provide textual evidence from Hamlet as well as provide descriptions of the video. (I can't watch the video and read your post at the same time, so you need to make me see what you see with your words. It will also help you to take notes on the video while you watch it. Pay attention to what you captures your attention. Notice what you notice!)

Pay attention to:
  • delivery of the lines
  • imagery the setting / scenery
  • the portrayal of the actor
  • lighting & camera effects
  • sound effects or music

You should use the same structure for explication to develop a thesis. It should be about 1,000 words. Edit and put spaces between paragraphs before you post please! The last essays were not nearly well-crafted enough or thought out. These should take more than one sitting to complete and show some depth and organizational structure.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Act 3: Scene 1 (Kenneth Branagh)

video

Post your essay here if you think this is the best version of this soliloquy.

Act 3: Scene 1 (Alexander Fodor)

video

Post your essay in this comment stream if you think this is the best version of the soliloquy.

Act 3: Scene 1 (Laurence Olivier)

video

Post your essay in this comment stream if you think this is the best version of the soliloquy.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Some pretty great readings coming up...











Tuesday, March 10, 7 pm
Los Wünder Twins del Rap (hip hop), Seamus Connolly (Irish fiddle), and Buck Downs (poetry)
URBAN VILLAGE ARTS SERIES
National Park Visitor Center
246 Market St.
Lowell, MA

Tuesday, March 17, 8 pm
Fanny Howe and Tom Raworth
Pierre Menard Gallery
2 Arrow Street
Harvard Square

Monday, March 23, 7:30 pm
Sonia Sanchez
9th Annual Robert Creeley Award
R. J. Grey Jr. High School Auditorium
16 Charter Rd
Acton, MA

Agenda for week of 3.2.09 (Adjusted)

3.2.09

  • No class. Snow Day. Schedule has been adjusted because of the loss of a class period.

3.3.09

  • In class: Laptops. You may continue to work on Annotated Bibliography (Due 3.4.09) and start Artist Biography & Thesis Paragraph (Due 3.6.09 for Period 6 and 3.9.09 for Period 7.)
  • In class: Hamlet, Act 2: Scene 2. Begin D.J. and finish at home.

3.4.09

  • Due: Annotated Bibliography. 12 cited sources minimum. Proper MLA formatting. Late Annotated Bibliographies lose a letter grade a day. Annotated Bibliographies which do not follow proper MLA guidelines will not be accepted, and will then be subject to late penalties.
  • In class: Hamlet, Act 2: Scene 2. Begin D.J. and finish at home.

3.5.09

  • No Class. (Field Trip for me.) My expectation, of course, is that you will use the time to work on your research paper.

3.6.09 for Period 6 & 3.9.09 for Period 7

  • Due: Artist Biography & Thesis paragraph. 1.5 - 2 pgs., proper MLA formatting. Late Artist Biography & Thesis paragraphs lose a letter grade a day. Artist Biography & Thesis paragraphs which do not follow proper MLA guidelines will not be accepted, and will then be subject to late penalties.