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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@frontier.com
Interests: reading, kettlebell workouts, ketogenic diet, religion.
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Essay 3 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Hasan Minhaj in The Patriot Act episode “Why the Internet Sucks” and develop an argumentative thesis that addresses the episode’s main theme. Choice B Watch John Oliver’s YouTube presentation about medical devices and develop an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Critical Thinker
Essay Assignment 3 (Due 10-28-19) Option A: In a 1,000-word essay, compare Dr. David Pilgrim’s Jim Crow Museum explanation of Jim Crow laws of yesterday to Childish Gambino’s exploration in “This Is America” to Jim Crow exploitation today. You may... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Essay Assignment 3 (Due 10-28-19) Option A: In a 1,000-word essay, compare Dr. David Pilgrim’s Jim Crow Museum explanation of Jim Crow laws of yesterday to Childish Gambino’s exploration in “This Is America” to Jim Crow exploitation today. You may consult “Hidden Meanings” video, Dr. Lori Brooks’ Hidden Meanings video,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay Assignment 3 (Due 10-28-19) Option A: In a 1,000-word essay, compare Dr. David Pilgrim’s Jim Crow Museum explanation of Jim Crow laws of yesterday to Childish Gambino’s exploration in “This Is America” to Jim Crow exploitation today. You may consult “Hidden Meanings” video, Dr. Lori Brooks’ Hidden Meanings video,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay Assignment 3 (Due 10-28-19) Option A: In a 1,000-word essay, compare Dr. David Pilgrim’s Jim Crow Museum explanation of Jim Crow laws of yesterday to Childish Gambino’s exploration in “This Is America” to Jim Crow exploitation today. You may... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
McMahon English 1C Syllabus Fall 2019 Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office: H121P; extension 5673 Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Materials You Need for This Class: One. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari Two. Ebook version of The Little Seagull Handbook, Third Edition, purchased on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay Assignment 3 (Due 10-28-19) Option A: In a 1,000-word essay, compare Dr. David Pilgrim’s Jim Crow Museum explanation of Jim Crow laws of yesterday to Childish Gambino’s exploration in “This Is America” to Jim Crow exploitation today. You may... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Breakthrough Writer
English 1A Spring 2020 Syllabus February 19 to June 10 Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Email: jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Books and Materials You Need to Buy for This Class One. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay Assignment 3 Option A: In a 1,000-word essay, compare Dr. David Pilgrim’s Jim Crow Museum explanation of Jim Crow laws of yesterday to Childish Gambino’s exploration in “This Is America” to Jim Crow exploitation today. You may consult “Hidden Meanings” video, Dr. Lori Brooks’ Hidden Meanings video, “Childish Gambino’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Critical Thinker
Read Tad Friend’s New Yorker online article “Can a Burger Help Solve Climate Change?” and look at two opposing camps on the role of alternative protein sources as a viable replacement for meat. One camp says we face too many obstacles to accept non-animal alternative proteins: evolution, taste, and cost,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Critical Thinker
Essay Assignment 2 Option A For a 1,000-word essay, develop an argumentative thesis that addresses Jaron Lanier (Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now) and Andrew Sullivan’s claim (“I Used to be a Human Being”) that social... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Breakthrough Writer
Essay Assignment 2 Option A For a 1,000-word essay, develop an argumentative thesis that addresses Jaron Lanier (Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now) and Andrew Sullivan’s claim (“I Used to be a Human Being”) that social media compromises personal excellence, degrades one’s core humanity, and accelerates... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Critical Thinker
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Critical Thinker
Essay One Option: Coddling of American Mind in The Atlantic. Defend or refute the authors’ claim that an atmosphere of coddling at certain colleges is turning students into snowflakes: overly fragile, hyper-sensitive, irrational, and unemployable. Essay Two Option: Yuval Noah Harari argues in The Atlantic that technology favors fascism and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay Assignment 2 Option A For a 1,000-word essay, develop an argumentative thesis that addresses Jaron Lanier (Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now) and Andrew Sullivan’s claim (“I Used to be a Human Being”) that social... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Breakthrough Writer
Essay Assignment 2 Option A For a 1,000-word essay, develop an argumentative thesis that addresses Jaron Lanier (Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now) and Andrew Sullivan’s claim (“I Used to be a Human Being”) that social... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Breakthrough Writer
Choice B Read LA Times editorial “Why not let homeless college students park in campus lots?” and develop and argumentative thesis that addresses the claim that community colleges are acting in students’ best interests by providing sleeping spaces in the parking lots. "Why Not Less Homeless Students Park in Campus... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Critical Thinker
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I currently own 4 very stunning mechanical watches: Seiko SBDC067 Coral Monster, SBDC065 Cyan Blue Diver and shown below, the Seiko SBDC051 Black Dial Diver and SBDC053 Blue Dial Diver. I'm considering unloading my automatics and replacing the solar models,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at Herculodge
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Lesson Plan Über Alles
Essay #2 Minimum of 2 sources for your MLA Works Cited page. Choice A Watch Netflix documentary Ronnie Coleman: The King. Considered to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Coleman is now on crutches, faces a lifetime of excruciating pain, must take opioid pain medication, may have to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Critical Thinker