English 12 Honors: Outliers Weekend Activity I — Question #3

Respond to one of the three discussion questions from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success in the Leave a Comment Section to the left of the question. Your response must be well written, well edited, and demonstrate critical reading of the text, including some textual support (page number or quote) to receive full credit. Your response should be a short paragraph, and you need to include your full name. Worth 20 points. Due by noon on Saturday, August 2.

You will then respond briefly to one of your classmates’ posts by noon of Sunday, August 3. This is a brief response. Worth 10 points.

Discussion Question #3 (Chapter 3):

Gladwell states that communities and companies in American society “are convinced that those at the very top of the IQ scale have the greatest potential.” After reading Chapter 3, explain why you either agree or disagree with this statement.

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English 12 Honors: Outliers Weekend Activity I — Question #2

Respond to one of the three discussion questions from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success in the Leave a Comment Section to the left of the question. Your response must be well written, well edited, and demonstrate critical reading of the text, including some textual support (page number or quote) to receive full credit. Your response should be a short paragraph, and you need to include your full name. Worth 20 points. Due by noon on Saturday, August 2.

You will then respond briefly to one of your classmates’ posts by noon of Sunday, August 3. This is a brief response. Worth 10 points.

Discussion Question #2 (Chapter 2):

Consider the following: “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Explain how this philosophy was at work for either Bill Joy, The Beatles, or Bill Gates. Then, give one example from your own life or experience.

English 12 Honors: Outliers Weekend Activity I — Question #1

Respond to one of the three discussion questions from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success in the Leave a Comment Section to the left of the question. Your response must be well written, well edited, and demonstrate critical reading of the text, including some textual support (page number or quote) to receive full credit. Your response should be a short paragraph, and you need to include your full name. Worth 20 points. Due by noon on Saturday, August 2.

You will then respond briefly to one of your classmates’ posts by noon of Sunday, August 3. This is a brief response. Worth 10 points.

Discussion Question #1 (Chapter 1):

Explain the author’s viewpoint regarding “The Story of Success.” Are personal qualities the sole reason one becomes an outlier? Explain your answer providing support from the text.

 

Class Syllabi and Expectations for Mr. Lang — 2014-15 School Year

Click on the links below to download Mr. Lang’s course syllabi and classroom expectations for the 2014-15 school year:

Lang Class Standards 14-15

Journalism I Syllabus (5th hour)

Bagpiper Staff Contract 14-15 (2nd hour)

Bagpiper Grade Sheet 2014 (2nd hour)

Bagpiper Critique Sheet 2014 (2nd hour)

Digital Photo Syllabus 14-15 (6th and 7th hours)

Digital Photography Weekly Project Assignments (6th and 7th hours)

Digital Photography Photo Evaluation Rubric (6th and 7th hours)

Guidelines for Shooting at FC (6th and 7th hours)

English 12 Honors Syllabus 2014 (1st and 3rd hours)

English 12 Honors Keep It Simple First Day (1st and 3rd hours)