Opening Great Minds
A Few Useful Links...
Need help citing a source or formatting an essay for class?
This helpful guide lists commonly used root words in alphabetical order.
Are you Career Ready?
According to Jim Burke, you can't expect to succeed on assignments if you do not first understand the directions...the following academic word list is organized by parts of speech in order to distinguish between what you are reading, and what you are required to do.
Show What You Know!
While studying, work at becoming more familiar with the various derivations (the verb, noun, adjective and adverb forms + variants) for the word families given.
Take a moment to click on the photo of each author that we will be studying in class for a more in-depth biography!
"I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession."
"Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within."
"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
“It appears these days I don't have much of a life because my nose is often stuck in a book. But I discovered that reading builds a life inside the mind.”
"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!"
"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another."
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when
I'm awake, you know?"