So school is about to start in about a month or so. Before getting out of school i was assigned a summer reading & writing assignment.
I was given the option of either reading:
"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver, and "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky and write a ten page paper about how the theme, guilt and atonement, relates to these novels
"Wicked" by Gregory Maguire and "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and a ten page paper about how the theme of political morality these books

It is a month before school starts and i am about done with "The poisonwood bible", and i still have to read the other book and write the paper.
Curse you procrastination!!

Do any other nerdfighters have a summer assignment?
If so hows it coming along?
and can you give any tips on how to complete ASAP

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That's it? Lucky. I have to read 130 pages in my us history book and fill out an 11 page packet about it and study for the test which will be on the 2nd day of school, do a 9 page Spanish packet and a calc packet which apparently takes 2 hours, and read The Gatekeepers and The Picture of Dorian Grey. I only have about 40 pages left for us history, and I finished the gatekeepers, but I have about 3 weeks to finish the rest. Eek.

My only advice to you is to plan out how much you need to do every day and treat it like normal homework. At least, that's what I'm doing.
Wow, maybe i don't have it so bad,
thanks for the advice
i never understood how summer assignments work. don't you get all new teachers at the beginning of the year? i mean, you have completely different classes.

and OUCH, you have to read crime and punishment. my friend did and he LOATHED it. i read Wicked and it's pretty good, but a little slow and... erm... graphic.
Well what happens at my school is that they make an announcement saying "if you have signed up for English IV AP, please come by the office and pick up your summer assignment or stop by Ms. so and so's room" or something of that nature. So your basically getting the assignment from your future teacher.
oh, well that actually makes sense. the nevada public school system is pretty crap, though [we're something like 49th in the nation in school funding] so they don't really take the time to give out assignments practically no one will do, anyway. i mean, you can't expect us to care if you don't, right?
i love love love The Kite Runner. I had to read it last summer for school, and i'm so glad a did. my school changed it's system so that we don't have to read specific books, but i kind of wished it didn't so i could find more good books like The Kite Runner. :]
I've got to read King Lear, The Sun Also Rises and one other book. I've done two chapters in The Sun Also Rises and that's IT.
When I was in High School, the teacher that assigned The Sun Also Rises told us he assigned it as summer reading because he didn't want to teach it. I tried reading it again this summer, and it was still a no go.
We have to read Billy Budd (which I have yet to purchase, oops!) and Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech, then write a paper about similar themes in the two.
i have absolutely no summer assignments so...
Honestly, I kind of miss having summer reading assignments. All I have to worry about is working and buying textbooks for the next semester (my music history book and cds are going to kill me!). Seriously, though, as a future teacher, I encourage you to apply yourselves in these assignments. They allow you to learn and study at your own pace, and can help you a lot.

Alright, I'll step out from in front of the proverbial blackboard now.
Wow, that's a pretty tough summer assignment, but at least it's only in one subject. I've got to:

1. Read George Orwell's 1984 (finally done and I actually really liked it!)
2. Read Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie
3. Read Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
4. Read Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native
5. Read and answer questions on five chapters of my American History Book
6. Complete a pretty extensive review of Alegbra in preparation for PreCal (I took algebra in freshman year and got a C... this isn't going so well haha)

But yeahh, I've only really finished one thing so I'm not very qualified to give advice, but I find that making to-do lists helps a lot (: And I must say I wasn't really stressed until I typed this all out and realized how much work I still had to do! :\


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