Descriptive essay rubric is in the attachment section at the bottom.
The Great Gatsby: http://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/The-Great-Gatsby.pdf
Ridiculously detailed Gatsby index: http://www.brtom.org/gg/ggind1.html
UC Personal Statement Prompts: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-statement/
Use either the freshman applicant prompt or the prompt for all applicants; 600 word maximum.
This year's Sac News and Review examples: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/snr-39-s-2013-college-essay-contest/content?oid=9960092
Reviving extinct species: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/species-revival/zimmer-text
1. Read the article and be prepared to discuss it in class tomorrow (Friday).
2. Write a thesis statement for or against "de-extinction" with three supporting subtopics.
3. Choose one of your subtopics and write a well developed paragraph in support of it. (Should be 8/9 quality.)
Useful Argument site: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/education/itemlist/date/2013?catid=3&total=4
(Argument assignment details are in the first attachment.)
Annotated bibliography info: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/02/
Writer's diet: http://writersdiet.com/WT.php
Language & Comp page at AP central: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2001.html
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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