<![CDATA[English Fury for High School Students - Mixed Ink]]>Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:17:36 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Is the Grass Greener? On Which Side?]]>Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:25:24 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/is-the-grass-greener-on-which-side
It seems that people are never satisfied with what they have. They always want something more or something different.
Instructions: Analyze the image and read the statement underneath. Then, create two (2) Level 2 questions and two (2) Level 3 questions that connect and relate to the image and statement.

INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Fri., February 5, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[January 26th, 2016]]>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:27:17 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/january-26th-2016
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.”
― Lao Tzu
Instructions: Briefly explain why people are resistant to natural and spontaneous changes and what would happen if people accepted them.
INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Fri., January 29, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Forbidden Basement]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:53:50 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/forbidden-basementYou are renting a room in someone’s house as you transition to living in a new city. The owner tells you that basement is absolutely, 100% off limits. You don’t bat an eye at this request, until you start hearing noises from the basement at night. After several week of this, you sneak downstairs...
Instructions: In a haiku poem, describe what you found in the basement. **Remember, a haiku poem has 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 syllables in the middle line.**

INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than three lines and no less than three. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Fri., Jan 22, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Big Deal! Big..Deal?]]>Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:06:47 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/keeping-up-appearances
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. ~Dr. Seuss
Instructions: Look at the video clip above. Then, briefly explain whether a black student that appears on national news for doing well in school means that black people are generally not smart.

INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Fri., January 15, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Money, Money, Money!]]>Thu, 07 Jan 2016 23:05:12 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/money-money-money

The most precious things in life are not those you get for money. ~Albert Einstein

Instructions: Read this ARTICLE, then briefly explain whether having an unlimited supply of money can make you happy.

INCLUDE: First name AND last initial AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.


Due: Fri., Jan. 8, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Family Dynamics]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:37:25 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/family-dynamics

Family: Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.

Instructions: Briefly respond to the questions below in paragraph form.

1. Analyze the image.

2. What can you conclude about the artist’s motive?

INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Fri., Dec. 18, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Helicopter Parenting?]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 01:56:48 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/over-censoring
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From Google Images
Recently in Utah, a teacher assigned students an assignment where they had to create propaganda posters for ISIS to investigate how they are able to recruit for their organization. Several parents of those students complained and refused to have their high school 9th graders do the assignment. They felt the assignment was inappropriate, especially since the devastation from the Paris attacks is still so fresh. As a testament to their disdain over the assignment, they complained to school officials who immediately removed the assignment.

Some would call the parents' behavior overbearing, overprotective, hovering or helicopter parenting. This means that parents limit the independence of their children, even at the teenage level. However, today when teens can access information about the ills in the world from media and the Internet, it is difficult to monitor a teen's every move. And even what is being monitored can turn out to be smoke screens and mirrors when trust and accountability is absent.

Other parents felt that learning about propaganda is important and that using current events and getting students involved with what's going on in the world is a challenging way to teach them how to make decision if ever faced with a moral dilemma.   

They argued that the school should be a place where parents feel comfortable with their children being educated about real world experiences and challenges. They feel that schools provide a safe environment where students can discuss their concerns, explore their thinking and ask questions.

Finally, parents who were in favor of the assignment expressed their distaste over parents discrediting the teacher's area of expertise and integrity by going over her head before discussing their concerns with her. Many said, at that point, the students lose respect for the teacher which has the potential to become a classroom management issue when students decide they do not want to do subsequent assignments.  
Instructions: Respond briefly to the following question: To what extent do parents use emotion and reason to impose their parenting traditions onto their children as a way of preventing them from seeking truth through the exploration of ethics in school?

INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Thurs., Dec. 4, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Peace for Paris]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:54:29 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/peace-for-paris
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Image by: Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien)
A hole was ripped in the heart of France after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attackers unleashed a coordinated wave of explosions, gunfire and hostage-taking in Paris that left more than 132 people dead and generated scenes of horror and carnage.

The assaults are being called the deadliest day of attacks in France since World War II and one of the worst terrorist strikes on Western soil since Sept. 11, 2001. In at least six locations across Paris: a soccer stadium, restaurants, a concert hall - the attackers carried out suicide bombings, hurled grenades and shot hostages dead in a frenzy of violence that paralyzed the city. Late into the night and early Saturday morning, heavily armed security forces flooded the streets while panicked residents and tourists sought safety indoors.


Friday was the second time this year that the City of Light has been a scene of mass murder. In January, Islamist gunmen attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket, leaving a total of 17 dead.


The latest violence will only heighten the tension on a continent that is already on edge from the accumulated strain of a historic migration crisis, growing Islamist extremism and increasingly polarized politics. And yet, the question remains...why?


Instructions: Briefly answer the following question: what role does faith and emotion play in the justification of taking the lives of those who do not believe the way you do?

INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--


  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Thurs., Nov. 20, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Which Way Do I Go?]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:19:23 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/wheres-my-blueprint
Recently at school, we had the threat of a shooting. On the most popular social media outlets, the potential shooter gave a time that this unspeakable act would occur. Ten o'clock in the morning. As things unfolded, amid panic, fear, and ambiguous information, students were alerted to stay in class and remain engaged in their lessons despite any uncertainties. The expectation? Remain calm.

Soon, you'll be going off to college, the military or blending into entrepreneurship or the workforce. Even if you have a plan, your pathway is not crystal clear. Which way will you go? How do you choose? Where are my resources? The expectation? Figure life out.

Instructions: Briefly explain how uncertainty can impact your actions when you are a victim of circumstances beyond your control.


INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Thurs., Oct. 22, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Why I'm Here]]>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:24:06 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/why-im-here
Instructions: Look at the TEDTalk video above. Of the three kinds of Multipotentialite Super Powers that Emilie Wapnick describes, tell which one best describes you, then describe a moment when you realized something about the deeper purpose of your life. Please be mindful of the sentence limit of your response. If your response is too lengthy, it may not be graded. Although answering correctly is important, part of showing skill and mastery is also following directions.

The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain

Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. 

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: Thur., October 15, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Let the Rain Come Down!]]>Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:09:57 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/let-the-rain-come-down

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. ~E.L. Doctorow

Instructions: Write a piece that takes place in the rain, with the rain being the central focus.

Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: October 8, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Change, Changing, Changed!]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:36:05 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/change-changing-changed

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~George Bernard Shaw

Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.

Instructions: Explain what kind of change is scary to you and why. Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: October 1, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Myths & Fables]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:23:16 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/myths-fables
Instructions: Look at the picture. Add to the legend about what's happening, what's going to happen or what has happened in a five-sentence continuation of the piece before yours. Your contribution has to flow seamlessly, be descriptive and give life to the image. The only way to pull that off is to use figurative language, literary techniques, and definitely punctuation. The final result will be ONE full legend about the image. I will start. If you go over or fall under five sentences, you will get a zero.

Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.


Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: September 25, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Change Gonna Come]]>Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:30:03 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/change-gonna-come
Instructions: You have been granted a potentially life-changing opportunity. Describe a change you could make in 24 hours and the impact that change would have on you and others.

Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.


Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: September 18, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Do the Right "Thang"]]>Tue, 08 Sep 2015 19:48:43 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/do-the-right-thang
Instructions: Respond to the prompt in the picture by answering the question, then evaluating the consequences of your decision.

Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: September 11, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Not As It Seems]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:08:57 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/not-as-it-seems
Writing 7-word stories are fun, brain-squeezing writing exercises. But not only that, they are a profound, creative way to think. They are a challenging strategy for self-expression and a brilliant way to write your story, process your emotions and think about your life.

Instructions: 
Analyze the image above, then write a 7-word story about what you see, infer and/or think about why the door is so much smaller than the chair, or why the chair seems so much larger than the room or what's behind that door. You CANNOT go beyond the 7 words. Your story will not be graded.


Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.

You must also reply to a classmate's post IN 7 WORDS OR LESS. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: September 5, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Reflections]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:20:40 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/reflections1Now that you are seniors, you have choices to make that will impact your entire life leading up to and after graduation. Think about decisions that must be made. To or not to drink, do drugs, get pregnant, become criminal, be lazy, skip or attend college, socialize too much or not enough, work or not work, go to the workforce or military, become an entrepreneur or bum life out.

Instructions: Respond to the prompt by defending or challenging the assertion.


Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.


Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: August 28, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
Now that you are seniors, you have choices to make that will impact your entire life leading up to and after graduation. Think about decisions that must be made. To or not to drink, do drugs, get pregnant, become criminal, be lazy, skip or attend college, socialize too much or not enough, work or not work, go to the workforce or military, become an entrepreneur or bum life out.

Instructions: Respond to the prompt by defending or challenging the assertion.


Before you respond, make sure you include your first AND last name AND class period.


Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: August 28, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Digital Citizenship]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 15:45:47 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/digital-citizenship

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." ~Warren Buffet

You've come to the end of the road. It's been a long 12 years, however the journey is just beginning. Hopefully, you have left an everlasting impression that will give a glimpse of who you are and who you intend to become. It is imperative for the 12st century that you make yourself marketable in the competitive workforce that you are about to face.

Instructions: Prove that you are worthy of the career, college, university, social organization, Greek organization, loan, proposal or raise that you wish to become a part of or deserve to obtain by posting your digital resume that tells the world who you are!

Only post the link in the comments section. No words. No explanation. Just the link. (Of course be sure to include your name and class period in the space provided for that.)
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<![CDATA[What If...]]>Sun, 10 May 2015 02:07:37 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/what-if
Instructions: Consider this quote by Benjamin Franklin then answer all the following questions:
  1. What are some of the lessons we did this year that helped you learn more?
  2. What academic things should I keep doing?
  3. What can I do to better serve you academically?

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five.
 You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: May 15, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Family Ties]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 04:03:35 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/family-ties
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us. ~James Nasmyth

Instructions: Defend or challenge whether the tools we are handed down from the past are sufficient to compete in a world that is different from the one our parent's knew.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: May 8, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST

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<![CDATA[Life Costs!]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:52:35 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/life-costsInstructions: Consider the notions above. Defend or challenge this assertion and explain your position.

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: May 1, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST

"The most expensive thing that you can do is pay attention to the wrong people." ~Anonymous

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<![CDATA[Life Lessons]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:34:23 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/life-lessonsIt's written that "This too shall pass." It is also a cliche that, "If it ain't one thing it's another." (Which is the most believable.) But, in the scheme of things, "You were given this life because you're strong enough to live it."

Instructions: Consider the notions above. What influences do these notions have on your lives?

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: April 24, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[Unconditional Love?]]>Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:27:10 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/unconditional-love
Instructions: Consider the quote above. If being honest with ourselves about what’s going on in our lives, in our bodies and in our minds is unconditional love, based on what you know about those areas in your lives, how would you explain any wreckless behavior that compromises your future?

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: April 17, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST




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<![CDATA[Hold Me Back!]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:55:52 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/hold-me-back

“How can I clearly see what’s wrong with someone else, and then look at myself as though I’m standing in front of a fogged mirror?
” ~Jarod Kintz

Instructions: Consider the quote above. Then, examine the habits that are holding you back from success. Why do you think you allow those habits to prevent you from moving forward?

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: April 10, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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<![CDATA[How Dare You..Not?]]>Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:54:53 GMThttp://www.englishfury.com/mixed-ink/how-dare-younot

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ~Albert Einstein

Instructions: Consider the quote above. Then, consider your actions when it's time to vote, volunteer, stand up, stand out, lend a hand/money or care for. If everyone simply "minded their own business," what would be the condition of man and how would those conditions impact the values of humanit?

Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five. You must also reply to a classmate's post. You cannot post identical comments on different classmates' posts. Posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will not earn you a passing grade. Make sure your posts address the reply that you are responding to.

Be sure to--
  • Be clear about your position
  • Provide specific support for your argument
  • Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
  • Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative

CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.

Due: April 3, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST
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