Monday, 2/5: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 21, Vladek

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Rough Draft interviews due Thursday.


“SAWs, 2/5.” subsequently, dominant, import, commission, scheme

  1. Facebook is the _____ company in the social media market.
  2. The Mona Lisa was a ______ from a rich merchant who wanted DaVinci to paint a portrait of his wife.
  3. People who are always ____(ing) and looking for a scam Vladek calls  kombinators.
  4. Vehicles are the #3 ____ into the US from other countries.
  5. “And then this happened…” ______
  6. This word also means “the doing of something.”
  7. This word also means “a plan.” _____
  8. In video class, one of the first things you learn how to do is ____ your videos into the software for editing.
  9. In science, you learn that the genes that are ____ are the ones whose effects we see.
  10. The roots of this word mean “to follow closely.” _____


Go over Test #21.



Monday, 1/29: Homework, SAWs, Clauses, Debrief Test #20, Vladek

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Interview questions and person are due Wednesday!

Completed interviews (rough draft: notes, physical description, setting, etc.) are due next Thursday, 2/8.




“SAWs, 1/29.” detect, benefit, (un)ethical, conceive, rationalize

  1. _____  2. _____  3. _____  4. _____  5. _____  6. _____
    7. The roots of this word mean “to take in” to the womb OR the mind.
    8. (3) People often try to ______ their ______ behavior, even though they know it’s wrong, by saying that there are _____(s) to acting that way..



“Clauses Again, 1/29.” This time just ID the subjects (S) and verbs (V) in each sentence.

  1. Joe waited for the llama to arrive, but she was late.
  2. Rudolpho was upset because his llama ate the last of the cheeselog.
  3. The crew checked the llama and prepared it for the sea.
  4. We can wait here until Carlos calls us.
  5. We must repair the dam, or the water will rush through.
  6. As part of his occupation, he had a llama with a leather jacket.


Go over Test #20. Guess what Husker Du is going to be this week?




Monday, 12/18: SAWs, Debrief “Test” #16, Homework? RESEARCH!

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“SAWs, 12/18.”  furthermore, emerge, exploit, confront, interfere


  1. It is usually better to _____ problems than to avoid them.
  2. ______ is a transition word, used to add to your argument.
  3. The quarterback ____(ed) a weakness in the defense and threw for 5 touchdowns.
  4. After the hurricane, she ____(ed) from her shelter to find her home destroyed.
  5. This word’s roots literally mean “between to hit.”
  6. This word’s roots literally mean “together to face.”
  7. Many ____(ing) technologies that are new to us now will become common in the near future.
  8. Please do not ____ with firefighters as they try to do their job.
  9. Her many ____(s) made for a great non-fiction book.


Go over “Test” #16. Yay!



  1. EasyBib your Works Cited page.
  2. Copy and Paste your Works Cited page to the end of your paper.
  3. Format all your citations like the model.
  4. Be sure to cite your graphics.
  5. PROOFREAD out loud.
  6. SHARE your document with me. Yes, again.
  8. Staple.
  9. Make sure your name and period are on the front page.
  10. Put it in the basket.
  11. RELAX.

Monday, 12/11: Homework, SAWs, Debrief “Test” #15, Research

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“SAWs, 12/11.” inherent, exceed, equivalent, focus, vocational
1._____  2._____  3._____  4._____  5._____
6. Follow one course until successful. _____
7. Many students, after high school, go to _____ schools instead of traditional 4-year colleges.
8. Please make sure your research is ____(ed) on your topic and drift into other things.
9. He got a ticket for _____(ing) the speed limit.
10. Mountain climbing is a sport that is _____(ly) dangerous. You are almost always at risk of being hurt or killed.


Go over “Test” #15.


Research! Time to write your opening paragraph(s).

Your first paragraph or two should show “your topic in action.” If your topic is diabetes, for example, you might show us what goes on inside the body of someone with diabetes and how the insulin goes to work. Or you might show a day in the life of a diabetic person, and all the things they have to be aware of.

Monday, 12/4: Homework, SRI

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SAWs for Homies.

“SAWs, 12/4.”

paradigm: A model/example or way of looking at the world.
gender: Social category related to sexual identity.
comprised: Made up of.
adapt: To change to fit the environment.
conduct: To behave in a certain way.


Get a Chromebook. Log in. Open Chrome. Come here to


Click the blue RI icon on the lower left. Follow the directions. Make a note of your score. The last time we did this was 9/5. You should have written your number down back then. Compare!

If you finish early, start your definitions.


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