2/7/11 Article Response
Showalter, Elaine. "Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism." EXPLORING Shakespeare. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2011.

This article proved that Ophelia really did commit suicide, and was also insane. I took it as she couldn't have learned how to be insane; it could have only happened naturally. Throughout the Shakespearean theater era, people tried to imitate the insanity of Ophelia's character, but they weren't completely successful. The only time she was accurately portrayed was by a woman who basically bombarded the stage performing her own insanity. Insanity is not an act of practice or perfection, it is an act of nature.

1/28/11 Research Topics
1) Life of sexually active students vs. Life of not sexually active students (its effect on their lives in school, work, at home, etc.)
2) High School Statistics (relating to race)
3) Statistics on rape. (how many predators are found, how many are related to the victim... etc.)
4) Trends of professional athletes (similar upbringings, etc.)
5) Is [[Trish#|your diet]] directly related [[Trish#|to how]] much knowledge a person can attain
6) Life of working class [[Trish#|[[Trish#|single mom]]]] vs. life of welfare supported single mom
7) Stress (why it happens)
8) Abuse. (Why?)
9) Mythology
10) Paranormal........(what are they, how many different forms,etc.)
11) How are conspiracies formed? Where do they come from
12) Would Sexual knowledge really prevent teen pregnancies?
13) Child Molestation
14) Hate Crimes
15) Trends of serial killers

I want to become a [[Trish#|Physical Therapist]].
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2/11/11 Interview a [[Trish#|college]] student

2/11/11 2 Articles

2/23/11 Article Response
Nassaar, Christopher. "Wilde's The importance of Being Earnest." The Explicator 60.2 (2002): 78+. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 18 Feb. 2011.

This article was written to express that anything can be mocked or made fun of. Wilde was an ironic and rebellious writer, and he had no trouble expressing that. "Wilde takes themes and incidents from his earlier works and reduces them to absurdity: This is the way the play functions. Its "message" is that all is laughable nonsense, even Wilde himself." The article states that Wilde was a writer who at times would play on the emotions of his audience to get the desired reactions, but he could also mock those very emotions in his next piece of work. Wilde uses comedy to mock these emotions or situations and make them seem ironic. The Importance of Being Earnest serves as a form of majority his previous pieces of work being combined. Each situation is similar, but each has a little comedy and irony added to it. Ways that comedy can be expressed can be through dialect, literary devices, symbolism, and irony.

2/25/11 Explore a Country


Lewin, Tamar. "World Focus Is Gaining Favor in High [[Trish#|Schools]]." New York Times 3 July 2010: A1(L). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 7 Apr. 2011.
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This article stated that the IB Program is extremely benefitial for colleges. It described the program, all the costs of testing, and all requirements to be in the IB Program. Lewin described the program as something that, "makes students more aware of the world beyond the United States." It also had a few basic statistics about the program, such as how many schools use the rpogram. This article was aslo contradicting because it would state both pros and cons, but in the end the pros weighed out the cons.


Mathews, Jay. "How to Build A Better High School; THE TEST: The measure is controversial, but students who take AP exams--even if they don't do well--are better prepared than those who don't." Newsweek 16 May 2005: 52. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 7 Apr. 2011.
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http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/MagazinesDetailsPage/MagazinesDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=Magazines&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CA132276924&mode=view&userGroupName=adamschs&jsid=a7eefd9bab38bf84c13aa3ff5b5a96baThis article talks about how many parents disapprove of the IB Program because of the rigorus courses. Many parents and even staff state, "What about time for fun, football games and memories of life beyond test scores?" Mathews makes it a point to stress the con of the IB Program by using the oppions of parents and stress, not just supporters and students.By reading these two articles, I have gotten an idea of what the IB Porgram is really about. Some people find it beneficial and enriching, while others find it to be unpersonal, unnecessary, and stressful for students and staff. If I was uneducatated about the program when i read these articles, I would Con IB. I say this because of a statement made in the article by Patrick Welsh, stating "that taking AP tests is only one tiny measure of whether a school is stretching students. "You have image-conscious public-school officials so intimidated," he says, "that they're putting as many kids as possible--and I am not talking about average kids who are willing to do the work--into AP courses so that they can get a higher ranking on your index."." This tells me that most schools are carelessly placing students in courses they are unprepared for just to meet district standards. By reading these articles I also learned about the many statistics that come with the program. This includes the number of schools that use the porgram, how many find it successful, and how many students participate in the program.

Life of a [[Trish#|single working mother]] vs. Life of a welfare supported single mother

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