24 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2016
    1. we will win one independent and one moderate Republican in the suburbs,

      I wouldn't be so sure.

    2. “There’s an opening here to move people back to places that focus on issues and not just the showiness.”  

      This is key.

    3. “Unions, regardless of who the nominee is, need to quickly become a vehicle for reform inside and outside the Democratic Party

      How can the unions accomplish this?

  2. Dec 2015
    1. school lunches

      Is the fact that pink slime is being added to school lunches make it worse than if it was being added to ground beef at the grocery store?

  3. Nov 2015
    1. in me an old woman Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

      describes her aging the rising fish goes back to the allusion to Narcissus and the lake.

    2. Then she turns to those liars

      Is the speaker talking about the other people in the house who lie to the woman who is searching for who she really is? What are they lying to her about?

    3. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long

      I like this line.

    1. ductile anchor

      ductile means brittle or malleable; neither good qualities for an anchor. Oxymoron.

    2. ductile

      adjective (of a metal) able to be drawn out into a thin wire. able to be deformed without losing toughness; pliable, not brittle. pliable pliant flexible supple plastic tensile soft malleable workable bendable bendy (of a person) docile or gullible. docile obedient submissive meek mild lamblike willing accommodating amenable cooperative compliant malleable tractable biddable persuadable

    3. Surrounded, detached

      oxymoron. How can he feel surrounded and detached at the same time? Have you ever been in a large crowd but felt alone?

    4. detached, in measureless oceans of space,

      the imagery creates a tone of loneliness and isolation.

    5. detached

      Detached like the spider before it connect to things via the filaments of its web. Here the metaphor begins to be revealed.

    6. speeding

      ? What does he mean by "speeding"?

    7. vacant vast

      alliteration What do you make of the "v" sound? Harsh sound?

    8. promontory

      a point of high land that juts out into a large body of water; a headland.

    9. Patient

      What is the connotation of "Patient"? It almost seems like the same connotation if you said "patient" about an army sniper.

    1. Carefully read the following seven sources, including the introductory information for each source.

      As you read each of these 7 sources you need to annotate each so that your essay is based in fact and not in opinion. Having annotations gives you something to go back to when you need to find support for your argument. The following are types of annotations you could make: Circle unfamiliar words or references. Mark passages with symbols like question or exclamation marks. Highlight important lines or sections. Connect parts of the text to other parts with arrows. Note emotional reactions. Post questions. Make connections to other texts or to their own lives. Summarize difficult concepts. Add related images. Add links to related information. Note how the piece is structured, or how the author uses language in interesting ways. React to the content over all. Note patterns, themes and motifs.

    2. You may cite the sources as Source A, Source B, etc., or by using the descriptions in parentheses.

      How is the writer expected to cite his or her sources.

    3. Make sure that your argument is central

      Clarification that the writing task is argumentative and not simply informational.

    4. synthesize information from at least three of the sources and incorporate it into a coherent, well-developed essay that identifies the key issues associated with the locavore movement and examines their implications for the community.

      Description of the task that needs to be done using three of the seven sources.

    5. Locavores are people who have decided to eat locally grown or produced products as much as possible. With an eye to nutrition as well as sustainability

      This text gives the reader a brief understanding of what the basis of the locavore movement is.

    6. following chart

      What is this chart showing? What are Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Which product is responsible for the greatest amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere? How do the three shades of the bar graph related to the argument pro or con locavore?

    7. Local food just plain tastes better. Ever tried a tomato that was picked within 24 hours? ’Nuff said.

      Not a very convincing argument.