- Complete your second argumentation essay (due at beginning of class)
- Send or bring me an electronic copy of your essay
- Turn in your rewrite
- Learn the following vocabulary words: brazen, cerebral, complicit, furtive, indispensable, legerdemain, liaison, relegate, visceral
- Read "Knockouts High and Low"
- In one or two sentences, answer each of the following questions about the reading, and bring your written responses to class
- Who are the three famous persons, mentioned explicitly or implicitly by Steyn, who died November 22, 1963?
- What does Lewis mean by "men without chests"?
- What, according to Steyn, is the common theme that connects the "Knockout" game and the U.S. Senate's change in filibuster rules?
- How does Steyn tie together significant ideas from Lewis and Huxley?
- Does Steyn ever state his main idea? If so, what is it? If not, how would you phrase it?
Friday, November 22, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
- Learn the following vocabulary words: bedraggled, brazen, cadre, caveat, comeuppance, conspiratorial, debacle, fiasco, funereal, indictment, misbegotten, modicum, obligatory, plausible, poignant, praetorian guard, scythe, searing
- Read "Obamacare Schadenfreudrama"
- Choose a topic for your second argumentation essay and begin finding and using sources
- Come to class with research materials and be ready to discuss your progress
Choose one of the following topics or subjects.
- The Affordable Care Act should be repealed.
- The Affordable Care Act needs a little work and can still be of benefit to the country.
- Electronic surveillance is a necessary component of national defense with a proven track record of success and should be continued or expanded by the federal government.
- The federal government's power of electronic surveillance should be severely curtailed, especially against Americans.
- Describe and argue for a coherent strategy for the United States toward Iran's development of nuclear weapons