English II, Week 1 – Hierarchy in Genesis 1-3

Write 500 words on this topic: “Discuss the element of hierarchy in Genesis 1-3.” Consider such things as Adam’s relation to God, Eve’s relation to Adam and God, and the serpent’s relation to Adam, Eve, and God. In the beginning, God created everything. The universe, the Earth, the animals, and plants. He created man andContinue reading “English II, Week 1 – Hierarchy in Genesis 1-3”

English 1, Lesson 120 – Northup’s and Eliza’s Responses to Separation from Their Children

Write 500 words on this topic: “Describe the differences between Northup’s response to separation from his children and Eliza’s response to separation from her children.” While I do not have children, I can still understand how hard it must be to lose a loved one. From what I hear from my parents, it is evenContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 120 – Northup’s and Eliza’s Responses to Separation from Their Children”

English 1, Lesson 110 – Sanctions and Slavery

Write 500 words on this topic: “What was Thompson’s theory of the relationship between sanctions and slavery?”     John Thompson, author of the book Autobiography of John Thompson, had an interesting view on sanctions. Particularly negative sanctions. He believed that slaves who received unnecessary or over-the-top punishments were more likely to be rebellious, while slaves whoContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 110 – Sanctions and Slavery”

English 1, Lesson 95 – My Autobiography’s Target Audience

    Write a 100-word report on who your target audience should be for your autobiography. Explain why you have selected this audience, even if it’s for your eyes only.     If I were to write an autobiography, my target audience would most likely be the teens and young adults of the generation that I live in. IfContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 95 – My Autobiography’s Target Audience”

English 1, Lesson 75 – Plunkitt on Patriotism and Getting a Job

Write 500 words on this topic: “How serious was Plunkitt about patriotism’s connection to obtaining a job after Tammany won an election?” George Washington Plunkitt strongly believed in patriotism and being a transparent politician. He helped countless people in need, in exchange for their vote. If there was a fire in the city, Plunkitt wasContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 75 – Plunkitt on Patriotism and Getting a Job”

English 1, Lesson 90 – The Benefits of Writing an Autobiography

Write 500 words on this: “What benefits would I get from writing an autobiography?” There are different benefits to writing an autobiography depending on your target audience. You could be writing the autobiography for yourself, for your family, or for the general public. Let’s take a look at the benefits of writing an autobiography forContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 90 – The Benefits of Writing an Autobiography”

English 1, Lesson 80 – Plunkitt and his Money

Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic: “Why do you think Plunkitt was so open about how he made his money?” George Washington Plunkitt made his money through what he called honest graft. Honest graft is when a politician, as Plunkitt was, makes honest money by taking advantage of an opportunity. Throughout the book, weContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 80 – Plunkitt and his Money”

English 1, Lesson 85 – How to Make your Biography Less Disjointed than Twain’s

Write 500 words on this topic: “What can you do now to make your biography less disjointed than Twain’s?” Mark Twain, while a great writer, evidently did not know what he was doing while writing his autobiography. Numerous chapters raised many questions that should have been answered, but Twain neglected to provide answers. For example,Continue reading “English 1, Lesson 85 – How to Make your Biography Less Disjointed than Twain’s”

English 1, Lesson 65 – Washington’s Black Acceptance Program

Writing assignment. Write 100 words on this topic: “Was Washington’s program for gaining social acceptance for blacks an elitist program?     Washington had a simple program for gaining social acceptance for blacks. An individual who could do a marketable trade, and do it better than someone else would be successful. Perhaps not very easy, but definitelyContinue reading “English 1, Lesson 65 – Washington’s Black Acceptance Program”

English 1, Lesson 60 – Memorable Images in Washington’s Autobiography

Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic: “What are some memorable images from the narrative? Why are they memorable?”     Throughout Booker T. Washington’s autobiography, he portrayed many interesting and memorable stories and images. From the cabin he lived in as a young boy to the schoolhouses he and his students built with their bare hands.Continue reading “English 1, Lesson 60 – Memorable Images in Washington’s Autobiography”

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