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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us. herculogical@verizon.net
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website: http://herculodge.typepad.com/
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2-Part Blue Book Exam for Week 16 Compare a chimera that possessed you or someone you know to Akaky's chimera. Focus on the chimera's power to both elevate and crush the soul. Also compare the aftermath of the loss of the chimera. Support your thesis with 4 paragraphs. No introduction... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Critical Thinker
2-Part Blue Book Exam for Week 16 Compare a chimera that possessed you or someone you know to Akaky's chimera. Focus on the chimera's power to both elevate and crush the soul. Also compare the aftermath of the loss of the chimera. Support your thesis with 4 paragraphs. No introduction... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Critical Thinker
Blue Book Exam for Week 16 Develop a thesis that explains the unremitting conflict that torments bell hooks as rendered in her essay, "Learning in the Shadow of Race and Class." Write a thesis followed by 4 paragraphs. No introduction... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakthrough Writer
2-Part Blue Book Exam for Week 16 Compare a chimera that possessed you or someone you know to Akaky's chimera. Focus on the chimera's power to both elevate and crush the soul. Also compare the aftermath of the loss of the chimera. Support your thesis with 4 paragraphs. No introduction... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Critical Thinker
5-24 "Against School" 271; Videos by Ana Maria Rosato and Ted Dintersmith about standardized testing 5-29 Holiday 5-31 Peer Edit 6-5 Essay 5 Due. Blue Book Final Part 1 6-7 Blue Book Final Part 2 Blue Book Exam for Week... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
2-Part Blue Book Exam for Week 16 Compare a chimera that possessed you or someone you know to Akaky's chimera. Focus on the chimera's power to both elevate and crush the soul. Also compare the aftermath of the loss of the chimera. Support your thesis with 4 paragraphs. No introduction... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Critical Thinker
5-22 "Why Would a Teacher Cheat?" in The Atlantic; Ted Talk Video: What standardized tests don't measure by Nikki Adeli 5-24 "Against School" 271; Videos by Ana Maria Rosato and Ted Dintersmith about standardized testing 5-29 Holiday 5-31 Peer Edit... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
5-17 "Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong" 252 and "Why Poor Schools Can't Win at Standardized Testing"; John Oliver video 5-22 "Why Would a Teacher Cheat?" in The Atlantic; Ted Talk Video: What standardized tests don't measure by... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
One or more of the courses you are teaching this semester have been selected for SLO assessment. This semester, we are using the digital process to make SLO data collection more accurate and to eliminate paperwork. Here is/are the link(s) to your specific course section(s): 1C 6572 1C 6580 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w6Z7s3woapjEd1oU3FLssgeiSHaNjB7XJC49p_LUyE0/edit?usp=sharing... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
2-Part Blue Book Exam for Week 16 Compare a chimera that possessed you or someone you know to Akaky's chimera. Focus on the chimera's power to both elevate and crush the soul. Also compare the aftermath of the loss of the chimera. Support your thesis with 4 paragraphs. No introduction... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Critical Thinker
5-10 Essay 4 Due. "From Degrading to De-grading" 238 5-15 "Learning in the Shadow of Race and Class" 287 5-17 "Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong" 252 and "Why Poor Schools Can't Win at Standardized Testing"; John Oliver... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Writing Option #5 Support or refute the argument that there is no valid defense of the Anti-Vaxxer position. You can consult the following: "Why Vaccination Refusal Is a White Privilege Problem" Popular Mechanics Looks at Claimed Scientific Connection Between Vaccines and Autism "Anti-Vaxxers: Enjoying the Privilege of Putting Everyone at... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Critical Thinker
5-10 Essay 4 Due. "From Degrading to De-grading" 238 5-15 "Learning in the Shadow of Race and Class" 287 5-17 "Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong" 252 and "Why Poor Schools Can't Win at Standardized Testing"; John Oliver... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Sorry, Ante, I haven't been posting. My radio obsession is not what it used to be. I do find that SWLing post is an excellent continuation of the radio obsession. http://swling.com/blog/
Thank you so much! And thank you for getting to me so soon, I think they want it to be sent online. Please address it to the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund program or NTSAF. The program will send you an email addressing the letter. I took your English 1C... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay 4 Options for 150 points. Options. 1,400 words and is due no later than start of class on May 10 (Added a new option) One. Based on Adam Gopnik's essay "The Caging of America," support, refute, or complicate the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Essay #4 Options Due May 16 Writing Assignment Option #1 Develop a thesis that explains how Ursula Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” (should be online) is an allegory of the moral challenges we face as we are drugged by privilege leaving us indifferent about... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Posted May 3, 2017 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
1 Unworthy of a Calling as Noble as Higher Education Composition and Critical Thinking professor Mike Manderlin was in Prospect College’s faculty bathroom stall, sucking greedily on a sugarless lemon-honey-flavored throat lozenge, his pants coiled around his ankles, reading his wife’s text: “You might want to check out this YMCA... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
I'm more friendly to free will doctrine than predestination. I agree with you that hell and suffering are the most problematic, but those problems do not give us an excuse to surrender to nihilism and narcissistic self-interest.
Very nice pickup, indeed.
Essay #4 Options Due May 16 Writing Assignment Option #1 Develop a thesis that explains how Ursula Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” (should be online) is an allegory of the moral challenges we face as we are drugged by privilege leaving us indifferent about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Critical Thinker
Sentence Fragment Review Composition and Critical Thinking professor Mike Manderlin was in Prospect College’s faculty bathroom stall. Sucking greedily on a sugarless lemon-honey-flavored throat lozenge, his pants coiled around his ankles, reading his wife’s text: “You might want to check... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Breakthrough Writer
Sentence Fragment Review Composition and Critical Thinking professor Mike Manderlin was in Prospect College’s faculty bathroom stall. Sucking greedily on a sugarless lemon-honey-flavored throat lozenge, his pants coiled around his ankles, reading his wife’s text: “You might want to check out this YMCA workshop for compulsive overeating,” with a link... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Critical Thinker
The Science of Choice in Addiction The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous Debunking Alcohol Anonymous AA Can be Violence-Prone Overview of AA Critique AA’s all-or-nothing approach made J.G. feel like a defeated misfit. In part, AA was alienating for J.G. because he had no faith in God when AA emphasizes surrendering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Lesson Plan Über Alles