Assignments

Assignments will be listed below. Note: Checking this page is not a substitute for attending class and receiving your work in person.

Jul 16: Written Assignment 1, due Tuesday, 17: Describe something unusual you observe while on your commute (morning, afternoon, evening; subway, bus, on foot, whatever you like). It could be a person, a thing, an event… Write while in transit. Minimum of 2 paragraphs.

Jul 17: Reading Assignment for Section 3U10 (9:00AM) : Read Helen Keller’s essay and keep track of the words you don’t know. Summarize the article while addressing the following: how could she possibly write so well? Due: Wed 18. Extra Credit Assignment: Complete Chapter 18 in the Vocabulary Workbook (Nist). Choose one or two words for the rest of the class to look up. P.S. You don’t have to complete all the Tests at the end of the Chapter.

Jul 17: Reading Assignment for Section 3U20 (11:30AM) : Read Helen Keller’s essay and circle those words you don’t understand. Register on OpenLab and Join our course site as a member. Due: Wed 18.

Jul 18: Vocabulary Assignment for Section 3U10 (9:00 AM): You have gained 5 new or unfamiliar words starting with the letter “D.” Use them in conversation with someone you know. Report back on whether or not you felt you used them correctly/whether or not you felt understood. You may also write them in full sentences to prove that you are attempting to use these words in normal conversation. Due: Thurs 19. Note: PLEASE obtain the two textbooks for this class, as well as a portable dictionary. Homework will be given from both of these books on a regular basis.

Jul 18, Textbook Assignment for¬†Section 3U20 (11:30AM) : In your Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills by John Langan (“thick” textbook) complete all the exercises in Chapter 1 up to page 31. In your Advancing Vocabulary Skills workbook by Sherrie Nist (“thin” textbook) read and complete the section called “Dictionary Use” on pp. 181 and 182. Short writing assignment in Fred: Write your own name and the name of someone close to you phonetically. Due: Thu 19.

Jul 19, Textbook Assignment for Section 3U10 (9:00 AM): In your Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills by John Langan (“thick” textbook) complete all the exercises in Chapter 1 up to page 31. In your Advancing Vocabulary Skills workbook by Sherrie Nist (“thin” textbook) Complete Chapter 1. Gather a minimum of 75 words that start with “D” (by Tuesday you will need to have 125). Due: Mon 22.

Jul 19, Textbook Assignment for¬†Section 3U20 (11:30AM) : In your Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills by John Langan (“thick” textbook) complete Chapter 1 through page 47. In your Advancing Vocabulary Skills workbook by Sherrie Nist (“thin” textbook) Complete Chapter 1. Gather 125 words that start with “D.” Due: Mon 22.

Jul 23, Textbook Assignment for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): In your Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills (“thick” textbook), complete pp. 32-36 in Chapter 1 and read and complete Chapter 2 (Main Ideas) through p. 79 (55-79). In your “thin” Advancing Vocabulary Skills textbook, read and complete pp. 181-182 on Dictionary Skills. Also: Gather at least 125 words that begin with “D” and 50 words that begin with “C.” Complete your 2 phonetic worksheets which we started in class today (names and phrases). Due: Jul 24. Note: when you complete work in your “thick” textbook, look in the back of the book at the answer key and check your own work.

Jul 23, Textbook Assignment for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): In your Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills (“thick” textbook), complete Chapter 2 (Main Ideas) through p. 79 (55-79). Also: complete the 2 phonetic worksheets we began in class today, and gather at least 150 words that begin with “D” and 75 words that begin with “C.” Due: Jul 24. Note: when you complete work in your “thick” textbook, look in the back of the book at the answer key and check your own work.

Jul 24: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00 AM): If you have not already done so, complete through p. 79 in the thick textbook; also, complete Review Tests 3 and 4 (pp.83-89). Use your two words in conversation and be prepared to discuss what happened. Due: Wed 25

Jul 24: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30 AM): Complete all work through p. 89 in the thick textbook (Review Tests 3 and 4). Use your two words in conversation and be prepared to discuss what happened. Summarize the Helen Keller article with some main themes and supporting details, minimum two paragraphs. Due: Wed 25

Jul 25: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00 AM): Complete through p. 121 in the thick textbook. Use the new words/phrases we discussed in class with your buddy and note the sentences context in which you used them. How did the conversation go? Due: Thu 26.

Jul 25: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30 AM): Complete through p. 121 in the thick textbook. Use the new words/phrases we discussed in class with your buddy and note the sentences context in which you used them. How did the conversation go? Yes, we will discuss this. Due: Thu 26.

Jul 26: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00 AM):¬†Complete pp. 121 – 131 in the thick textbook (you don’t have to do the Discussion Questions on p. 131). You must also complete all of Chapter 4 in the thick textbook through p. 171 (you don’t have to do the Discussion Questions on p. 171). Write at least one definition for the words we put on the board today (they are from your next Helen Keller reading which we will read in class). Keep using the new words/phrases we discussed in class with your buddy, refining your use as you go. Yes, we will go over this. You must submit your Notebooks for review by the Professor on Mon Jul 30. Due: Mon Jul 30.

Jul 26: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30 AM): Optional:¬†Complete pp. 121 – 131 in the thick textbook (you don’t have to do the Discussion Questions on p. 131). Required: complete all of Chapter 4 in the thick textbook through p. 171 (you don’t have to do the Discussion Questions on p. 171). Write at least one definition for the words we put on the board today (they are from your next Helen Keller reading which we will read in class). Keep using the new words/phrases we discussed in class with your buddy, refining your use as you go. Yes, we will go over this. You must submit your Notebooks for review by the Professor on Mon Jul 30. Due: Mon Jul 30.

 

Jul 30: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Complete Chapter 5¬† (“Relationships”) in your thick textbook through p. 208 (ending with Review Test 3).¬† Read and summarize¬† (at least two paragraphs) this letter by Helen Keller, keeping in mind “main ideas” and “supporting details” and “implied main ideas,” and including them in your summary:

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/03/empire-state-building.html

Use the words you have defined (from this Helen Keller reading on the Empire State Building) in conversation with your outside class buddy. Due: Tue 31.

Jul 30: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Complete Chapter 5¬† (“Relationships”) in your thick textbook through p. 208 (ending with Review Test 3).¬† Complete Chapter 6 (“Relationships II”) pp. 227-248. (You can check your work in class.) Important: Read and summarize¬† (at least two paragraphs) this letter by Helen Keller, keeping in mind “main ideas” and “supporting details” and “implied main ideas,” and including them in your summary:

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/03/empire-state-building.html

Use the words you have defined (from this Helen Keller reading on the Empire State Building) in conversation with your outside class buddy. Due: Tue 31.

Jul 31: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Complete the paragraph (at least one) we began in class today. Use the index cards to break it down into topic, main idea, and supporting details. Go over the answers you got wrong on your tests and be prepared to discuss them in class. Take the two new tests you received in class on Implied Ideas. Due: Aug 1.

Jul 31: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Write at least two paragraphs on your topic, minimum. After you are done, use the graphic organizer sheet to break your writing down into Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Details and write the Summary. Also: Use the graphic organizer to break down the Helen Keller letter on the Empire State Building. Take the new tests on Implied Ideas. Be prepared to discuss any issues you are having. Due: Aug 1.

Aug 1: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Complete three chapters (your choice) in your thin Vocabulary Book. Use three of the new words in sentences–in your own words. Take the time to look these words up on your own to get the actual usage more accurate. Due: Aug 2.

Aug 2: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Write three paragraphs your choice of topic using 5 vocabulary words. Properly. Creatively. Due: Aug 2.

Aug 3: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Read and complete pp. 643-662 in your thick textbook, and familiarize yourself with the concept of writing a Summary. Take any Combined Skills Tests you need to practice for your upcoming Test on Monday. Review any and all concepts/work as needed in order to prep for the Test. Due: Aug 6.

Aug 3: Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Read and complete pp. 643-662 in your thick textbook, and familiarize yourself with the concept of writing a Summary. Take any Combined Skills Tests you need to practice for your upcoming Test on Monday. Review any and all concepts/work as needed in order to prep for the Test. Due: Aug 6.

Aug 6: Assignment for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Use the five of the words written below to describe your personal feelings about living in New York City right now — what it’s like, whether you like it or not, what you would like to change about it… You can write in paragraph form, or, you may use them as a free-verse or rhyming poem. Be descriptive, and don’t be afraid to get them wrong.

Subsidize; Juxtapose (Juxtaposition); Lethargy (Lethargic); Fritter; Ambiguous

Due: Aug 7.

Aug 6: Assignment for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Use the five words we discussed in class in a short essay that deals with the following topic: How you were treated in high school. Take three more words that you recently used in your previous short essay (for example: “static,” “inseparable,” “poignant”) and fold them into the essay as well. Four paragraphs minimum. Due: Aug 7.

Aug 7: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Get a book to read. Buy it, borrow it from the Library — anything. It must be book which you have not yet read and which interests you. Begin reading it. Bring it with you. Textbook assignment: In your thick textbook, complete Chapter 7 from p. 281-p. 307. Due: Aug 8.

Aug 7:¬† Assignment for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Write on the topic of “coffee shops” using a minimum of 4 new vocabulary words from Chapter 4 in your “thin” Vocabulary textbook (4 paragraphs minimum). Due: Aug 8. Work ahead in your “thick” textbook in Chapter 7 from p. 281-307 or 316. Due: Aug. 9.

Aug 8: Assignment for Section 3U10 (9:00AM):¬†You have a book. Read a quarter of the way through it (Ambreen, and others with difficult, long novels: this may not work for yours : ). Just do your best and read a LOT.) You should be prepared to tell us a lot about the book — what has happened so far/how you like it/what you don’t like about it/what confuses or delights you. What’s the Main Idea of the book so far? How could you summarize it so far? Try to make this interesting for your fellow students, as EACH person will report back tomorrow. Due: Aug 9.

Aug 8: Assignment for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Delphina has her secret assignment. The rest of us are: reading the small handout and completing the graphic organizer and doing the assignment from the thick textbook we mentioned yesterday (Chapter 7 from p. 281-307 or 316). (If you already did the work in Chapter 7, and wanted more practice, I assigned you the Combined Skills Test on p. 592.) You can and should spend more time writing, incorporating more vocab words. We suggest that “frivolous,” “arduous,” and “entranced,” be folded into your recent essays, and that you complete any fixes and re-writes you need to make on words you already used. Due: Aug 9.

Aug 9: Assignments for Section 3U10 (9:00AM): Read and try to finish your book over the weekend. Write down numerous small details. Complete the graphic organizer on your book. Don’t be afraid to write what you personally learned or liked about the book. Be prepared to share with class on Monday. I will check your notebooks again on Monday. In your thick textbooks, complete work in Chapters 8 and 10: Chapter 8 p. 329-344; Chapter 10 p. 411-431. Due: Aug 13.

Aug 9:¬†Assignments for Section 3U20 (11:30AM): Practice using the graphic organizer format over the weekend — extensively. In your thick textbooks, complete work in Chapters 8 and 10: Chapter 8 p. 329-344; Chapter 10 p. 411-431. Support yourself by working to strengthen your areas of greatest challenge either by writing, reading, or doing added exercises and tests in the textbook(s). I will check your notebooks again on Monday. Due: Aug 13.

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