- For today’s lesson you will be reading the first 10 books of Paradise Lost.
- “Sweet! I’ve always been meaning to read this book!”
- Book 1
- Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit
- Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
- Brought death into the World, and all our woe,
- With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
- Restore us, and regain the blissful seat,
- Sing, Heavenly Muse, that, on the secret top
- Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
- That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed
- In the beginning how the heavens and earth
- Rose out of Chaos: or, if Sion hill
- Delight thee more, and Siloa’s brook that flowed
- Fast by the oracle of God, I thence
- Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song,
- That with no middle flight intends to soar
- Above th’ Aonian mount, while it pursues
- Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme…
- “… Eh? Helllloooo Spark Notes!”
Online English classes have a tendency of asking for quite a lot of time, effort and reading for lessons that you can easily finish using Spark Notes or Google. It’s really tough to keep honest when a couple hours of work can turn into ten minutes of work.
In cyber school it is much harder to read and acquire books like Wuthering Heights, Paradise Lost or Beowulf than it would be in public school. There are two main reasons for this.
The first reason is that all of the work is already laid out and planned for you. This means you can find out exactly what parts of the book you need to know about, and no pop quizzes. In public school the teacher usually would not let us know what we would be doing the next couple days. This meant we had to study up our books and study guides in case there was a surprise writing assignment or quiz. We didn’t even know what part of the book she would focus on.
Now that I’m in cyber school I know exactly what test I need to complete, and I can even go into the test beforehand, and see what the questions are. Pretty sweet, right? Well, yes and no. See, knowing everything about the course with no surprises allows me to easily get through a book without completely finishing it or understanding it. I’ve even learned how to do reports with limited information that still get me 100%. The bad thing is I that don’t learn quite as much.
The second reason why it is hard to read the entire books is the lack of face to face interaction with teachers. I don’t know my teachers very well. The only glimpse I have into their personality are the short bios they write about themselves and the messages we send back in forth. This lack of familiarity causes me to respect them less than my old public school teachers, and I don’t feel very guilty for taking shortcuts.
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Most people have a soft spot for children, especially if they have or have had their own. Dealing with other people’s children usually takes a bit more patience though, which is one of the reasons why school teachers deserve respect. At least more than they often do get. I know that it would not be a job for me. A penance, maybe.
So, over the years, I have collected a few tips on how to make life with children easier for both them and us. After all, children can be easily upset and we don’t want that, do we? Tantrums, crying, sulking, no, no no.
Label Your Kids: what was a very happy day out at the park or seaside can be ruined if you lose a child or even if a child loses a favourite toy. The best way to prevent this, besides not letting them out of your sight, is to tie a label to the child and it’s toy. The label can say your vehicle’s registration number, your address, the museum you’re visiting or anything relevant that will make it easy for a policeman to find you and return your lost property.
Wellie Watch: young children often have problems with wellington boots. In the winter months, they change out of them in school and lose one or put someone else’s on or even put their own boots on backwards. You can help them and their teacher out in this regard by affixing a label into the front of each boot. You can put anything on that label that you can teach your child, like the child’s name and whether the label is at the front or the back of the boot. This saves teachers a lot of time at the end of the day when 30-40 kids are trying to get changed and all are seeking help.
Self Expression: you should encourage, no, make your children write ‘thank you’ letters. It not only teaches them gratitude, but it also teaches them to write under your guidance instead of a teachers and you may have different ideas on how things should be done. However, you can take it a stage further than this and get them to write their own letters of condolence etc. Children are pretty good at understanding these emotions, so why not encourage them to express them to? It could help them a great deal in their adult lives, especially the boys.
All Messed Up: children just love to stick things on walls, after you have trained them not to scribble on the walls first that is. However, most of the propietory substances for sticking drawings and posters on walls leave marks eventually. Try squirting some toothpaste onto the back of the poster. Leave it to harden and then press to the wall. It will hold the poster and yet will wash off years later without a trace.
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College students have all the necessary expenses accrued by any non-student: Food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation, fuel, medical expenses, and a little allowance for recreation. But, they also must consider tuition, expensive text books, basic supplies, lab fees, student union fees, fraternity or sorority dues, and other costs associated with campus life.
A laptop computer, connectivity fees or equipment (air cards or cable hookups if the student is living off campus), special calculators, and a cell phone are more and more becoming requirements in daily life, and especially so for the college or university student. Students and their parents, or other benefactors, should sit down and draw up a monthly budget considering all the expenses and circumstances mentioned above as well as any considerations particular to a specific student. A handicapped student, for instance, will have a number of different issues to deal with.
Starting the School Year Right
Along with deciding which school they might like to attend, students should be heavily weighing how to finance the four years (or maybe even beyond) they will be probably be spending away from home. High school guidance counselors are well-equipped to steer students to the college or university that will best support their life and career ambitions. They are also well-equipped to help students figure out where the money will come from to help them afford their time at a particular institution of higher learning. Costs vary widely and wildly from institution to institution. The student should also recognize that taking a part-time job during the school year, and a full-time job during the summer, could or should be a part of their school life.
Show Me the Money
In an ideal world, the student will have been tucking away money from jobs held in high school to put toward their education. Smart parents will have been squirreling away money to help offset higher education costs. Many banks offer certain savings programs with special conditions to assist students. These types of accounts are available to both parents and children to set up. Any student should exhaust all avenues to get any money, no matter how small. These can be in the form of scholarships, federal student loans, grants, government agency programs, and the list goes on. Even churches or local charities sometimes gather funds to help get their senior high schoolers off to a good start on the road to a higher education.
Private Student Loans
In spite of all this help, a school budget can still turn up wanting. A private student loan may be the answer to supplement the accrual of cash from other sources. First, much shopping should be done to find a lender who will offer the best rates and terms. These can vary widely from lender to lender so a little prudence in shopping can save a lot of money. The student will have to undergo a credit check, as will the co-signers, if any, for the loan. And the student should understand that … Read More
The word “wooing” doesn’t get utilized pretty much any longer. Not only simply because the word itself sounds outdated, but for the reason that the relationship scene has changed a tad over the final hundred plus years.
Newfound social flexibility has taken many the ritual out of appreciate, that is good when you never would like to be exchanged for the neighboring villager for a goat but less fantastic when you’re attempting to determine how lengthy to wait before you call somebody back. Or what to say whenever you do get in touch with. Or whether there is anything to call about in the first spot. OR, dare we speculate, in the event the get in touch with could somehow result in marriage, young children, as well as a fixed 10/30 mortgage.
Suffice it to say that the relationship between modernity and adore is “complicated.” In case you struggle with today’s mating rituals, raise a toast to these awkward wooers across the twentieth-century: J. Alfred Prufrock, Holden Caulfield, and Kurt Cobain. Furthermore to becoming tongue-twisted, evasive male lovers, all three figures arise throughout especially fat and content occasions in American history – which absolutely does not aid when you already feel like a loser.
J. Alfred will be the original guy awkwardly crushing around the girl in the celebration. His complete 132-line “love song” is really a speculation about regardless of whether or to not method his enjoy interest, whose identity he doesn’t even possess the guts to divulge. There are lots of alternate interpretations on the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, such as the following:Prufrock approaches the lady he loves, loses his nerve, and gives up with out saying anything.
Prufrock wanders via the city streets imagining approaching stated lady, then anticipates rejection and offers up without having saying something.
Prufrock spends the complete poem at dwelling, where he imagines wandering through the city streets imagining his fantasy self approaching stated woman, getting rejected, and after that providing up devoid of saying anything.
Prufrock is not even in enjoy with any one precise and just likes to torture himself.Folks, welcome to modernism. It does not get any much easier from here.
Quickly forward thirty years towards the Catcher in the Rye: the heyday of Ford Mustangs, drive-in burger joints, the nuclear family, post-war purposelessness, and an unbelievable pressure to conform. Then envision attempting to date.
Though Catcher could possibly not strike you as a love story a lot because the disillusioned ramblings of a na??ve seventeen-year old, once you strip away all the criticism of phonies, meanness, adulthood, and popularity, you are left with… not significantly of anything. That is why we can’t ignore the truth that the two areas of Holden’s life that stay unscathed are his (deceased) little brother, Allie, and his (absent) crush, Jane. These are the rulers by which Holden measures every little thing.
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With technology continuing to advance, it’s no surprise that teachers are starting to use it in their classrooms. One of the things they’ve been starting to employ are digital portfolio apps. Not only are these extremely easy to use, but they’re also beneficial. Keep reading to see some of the benefits of these!
Cover Multiple Years
For starters, digital portfolios cover multiple years. This is great because students create so many things every year and it can be hard to find a place for everything. Without using these types of apps, you might have a bunch of binders full of stuff. This app will let you organize everything by year and not have to worry about losing any of the stuff that you love. You’ll be able to go right to the year and look at all the stuff your child did during that time!
Students Can Show Off
It can take forever for your student to go to their room and find the work that they want to show off. Having this app means they’ll be able to have certain pieces up in a matter of minutes. They’ll be able to show everyone what they want and be able to feel proud and accomplished. They can also show people stuff by year, if that’s what they want to do!
Since everything will be organized and stored in one place, you and your child will be able to look back and see how they’ve progressed and what they’ve really improved on. For example, they can look at work from the 7th grade and compare it to work from the 8th grade. This will give them a great sense of pride because they’ll be able to see actual evidence of how they’re doing.
They are also much easier for parent accessibility. It can be frustrating when your child forgets to bring their finished work home or loses it before it ever makes it to your house. When these things happen, you’re missing out on some of the great things they’re accomplishing in school. These apps will let you see everything, and you won’t have to feel like you’re missing out. The app makes it possible for teachers to update it daily, weekly or monthly, so you shouldn’t miss anything!
It can be quite difficult to keep all your child’s work organized, especially if you’re keeping things from multiple years and classes. These apps have quite a few different features that let you keep everything organized and put it into categories that work best for you. Once you have everything in its place, you can easily go back and look at the different work that’s saved.
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