Mr. Met

Mr. Met
email: mrstelzner@gmail.com OR jeremy.stelzner@mcpsmd.net

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Final + Essay

I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing mid March snow day!  Maybe you spent the free time 'catch'ing up on a good book, or maybe just one you've been assigned to read.

I wanted to remind everyone of the pending final exam and I would encourage you to review your notes and discussion questions as a method of preparation.

In terms of the essay, I have added a link to the website with a number of articles specific to some of the major major major major satirical points, as well as the original review of the novel from the New York Times in 1961 and a followup review printed in the Times 25 years later.  There is also an entire folder of literary criticism regarding the book and the significance of the satire.  YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR MCPS ACCOUNT FOR ACCESS.  There are also a number of essays in the back of your book to assist you.

I think you should have just about all of the outside sources you will need to prove the argument (whatever it may be).  I will continue to encourage you to come and see me to either outline the paper or to edit.

Formatting:
No more than 12 font
Make sure to double space
YOU MUST have a works cited
YOU MUST include in text citations (even when paraphrasing)
YOU MUST submit to turnitin.com for credit --- the submission passwords and IDS are posted in your Honors 12B curriculum which you can find on this website

*We will not be stopping everything to give you time to work on this.... DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE

Let me know if you have any questions

Stelzner

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Reading!

For the most part you are all doing a fantastic job thus far with the text.  Our daily procedure for reviewing Catch 22 will change a bit next week with regards to reading quizzes and discussion questions.  Just keep reading and you'll do great.


I have also found some interesting opportunities for those of you still looking for some scholarship $









Let me know if you have any questions



Stelzner

Friday, February 17, 2017

Catch 22

As we will start our reading of the text over the next few days I want to try to encourage persistence here.  This is a challenging text, but an important one, especially in 2017.  It is easy to give up on this right off the bat.  Stick with it, take notes, ask questions and the experience will be a rewarding one. 

The majority of the homework to come is reading for quite some time.  So make sure to read.  If you don't you will get lost rather quickly. 

ENJOY IT! (and let me know if you have any questions)

Stelzner

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ICK

Well it should be obvious by now that I have been out for the last two days.  I've been stuck in bed with the flu and have not really had a chance to get any work done.  For that, I apologize.  I will be returning to school tomorrow and we will finish up our intro to satire unit.  Please take this opportunity to continue working on your satire projects as Catch 22 begins on Friday and with it comes some more regular homework assignments.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the project ASAP- do not leave this assignment until the last minute.

Stelzner

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2081

Here is the short adaptation for tonight's assignment.  Please review the prompts on the class homework calendar.

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Please let me know if you have any questions

Stelzner

Friday, August 26, 2016

Welcome Aboad

Hey Students!


  I am super pumped to get going this semester.  This is mrstelzner.com your one stop shop for all things Honors English 12B.  On the site you will find homework calendars, class handouts, helpful links to access while writing or researching and even student work.  You will also find a copy of the class syllabus which has material regarding testing procedures, turnitin.com login info, late work and grading breakdown.

From time to time I will post clips on here for homework or just because, here is one just because...


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Really successful satirical pieces are able to use both verbal and visual elements to make their points...

I'm really looking forward to a solid semester.  If you need ANYTHING, even if that is looking at a scholarship essay or a written piece for another class, don't hesitate to ASK!  If you need help with the material, don't hesitate to ASK!

you can ASK in room 158 / 165 during both lunches...
you can ASK in room 141 (English Office) during 7th or 8th period
you can ASK after school
you can ASK via email

Just don't forget to ASK!

yours truly

Stelzner