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3Rs II Syllabus


3Rs II Syllabus/Fall Semester 2015


Assignments are due on the dates below. If you own Writer’s Inc. or the Blue Book of Grammar, you may leave them in the classroom if you wish. Be sure to bring to each class Harp and Laurel Wreath and your assigned book.



Read “Ecclesiastes” from the Old Testament. Try to use either the King James version or RSV.

Memorize “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley. Harp and Laurel Wreath, 438

Rough draft of review due: War Stories. 500 words

Journal 2x.



In-class: Ecclesiastes: A Look at Language and Structure.

Read “Writing Expository Essays” in Writers Inc. Also read “Descriptive Writing.”

Final draft of review due.  

Journal 2x                                                                                                                                   


Rough draft on passage from Ecclesiastes due.

In-class: Writers Inc., read “A Guide to Editing and Proofreading.”

Journal 2x
Begin memorizing 23rd Psalm.



Final draft of essay on Ecclesiastes due.

In-class: Writers Inc.: Read the chapters on writing sentences and paragraphs.

Blue Book of Grammar: assigned in class.

The Princess Bride, page 37—90. Copy out by hand on page 55 the passage beginning “Why? Why in the world….” and continue to the bottom of page 56. Bring your copy to class.

23rd Psalm: Memorization due.

Journal 2x


09/30                                                                                                                     Review in class Writers Inc. chapter on “Expository Writing.” Review “Descriptive Writing.”

Blue Book of Grammar, 57-62.

Wrote a 400 word rough draft of a description of a person you know.

Princess Bride, 90-218.

Journal 2x



Description of person due.

In-class: Blue Book of Grammar, 62-69.

Princess Bride, 219-288.

Journal 2x



Princess Bride, 289-358.

In-class: Blue Book of Grammar, 70-76.

Read Writers Inc. “Literary Analysis: Novel” and “Writing a Book Review.”  

Journal 2x



In-class essay on The Princess Bride.

Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts I and II.

Harp and Laurel Wreath, 219—222. After reading this section, read the A.E. Housman poems on pages 232 and 271. Answer the questions that follow the poem. Pick one of these poems and memorize it.

Journal 2x



Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III.

Harp and Laurel Wreath, 241—245. Fully answer the questions.

Writers, Inc: read “Essay of Argumentation.”

Journal 2x



Read A Midsummer Night's Dream, Acts IV and V.

Begin argumentative essay as discussed in class.                                        

Journals due.



Read Writers Inc. “Writing with Style.” Review “Essay of Argumentation.”

Argumentative essay rough draft due.



Argumentative essay due.

In-class: Writers Inc, “Subject Writing.” Read page 330 as well. Do this reading BEFORE making your proposed interview questions.

Arrange an interview with someone other than a relative. Bring the name, time, and date of your proposed interview to class. Bring a list of proposed questions to class. You will need a good number of questions.                                                                                                                In-class: Mythology                                                                                 

Journal 2x



In-class: Writers Inc, “Subject Writing.” Read page 330 as well. Do this reading BEFORE making your proposed questions.

Conduct the interview.                                                                                  

In-class: Mythology.

Journal 2x





 Write an account of the interview. See the chapter on “Subject Writing” in Writers Inc.

Account of interview due.

Journal 2x.



Mythology: assigned.

Assigned poems from Harp and Laurel Wreath.

Journal 2x




Assigned poems from Harp and Laurel Wreath.

Journal 2x.


Christmas break

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Journal 2x




























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