Eras Book Reporting Form AP English Language and Composition Name: Hadley Cabitto Date: October 26, 2015 Period: 5 Book Title: The Wordy Shipmates Genre: Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: October 7, 2008 Your Edition’s Publication Date: 2008 Author: Sarah Vowell Number of Pages: 250 Brief Summary and Arrangement of the Book: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell is a telling of the Puritans during the 17th and 18th centuries. She uses witty one liners and immense sarcasm to explain the division between groups of Puritans. She also uses examples from important documents and events to illustrate the contrast in the groups reactions.
As I dipped my feet into the water, shivers ran up my back. The water was chilly, but the sun was shining bright. It seemed like the perfect idea for some young 12 year old girls to go canoeing on the Mississipi river by themselves...or so we thought. July 12th, 2014, I recieved a call from my best friend Macey. She was wondering if Cierra and I would like to go canoing with her on this fine afternoon.
Sophomore year was an especially hard year for me. It was my second year at Wahlert High School and because I was the new kid the beginning of freshman year, I still felt like the new girl. Plus, I was trying to maintain my social life, play volleyball, participate in band, choir and show choir, act in plays, and manage school and homework. School has always been easy for me. Kindergarten through eighth grade I never actually tried on assignments, or even tests for that matter.
I hope your summer was just as good as mine. This summer I read the The Boys in the Boat, and I enjoyed the author’s details about how the olympics went upon their success. I was very surprised how the author was very detailed about the struggles they overcome. As I was reading, I thought of our team sports class and how Daniel James Brown’s descriptions of not giving up and working together as one related to our classes discussions about playing certain sports.
Hello Mrs. Gawne! How has your summer played out? I hope it has been good. This summer I read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and I found his details about dedication and team work very tasteful. As I was reading, thoughts of our chemistry class arose and how Daniel James Brown’s descriptions of how teamwork and practice was so crucial to the success of the team in the sport of rowing related to the class in general.
The day before the Regatta Hobart, Australia A young man of near eighteen years old walked out of his bedroom of the apartment that accommodated him alone and waltzed progressively across his lounge room carpet to an antique gramophone wearing only what he had worn when he came into this world. He lifted the needle and placed on a record that he had slipped from its cover. Replacing the needle, he rotated the handle for the turntable to spin.
“How would your best friends describe you? I’m like an innocent rabbit hopping in the forest.” I was thirteen when I had my first interview for a summer program at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. I was ambitious and certain that I was going to be accepted with my charisma and accomplishments. Successful?
In an ideal world, prejudicial views regarding one 's ethnicity would be a less detrimental factor in the overall financial success of an individual. This situation has been around for multiple generations and is still prevalent in modern society. For instance, one’s race is commonly used to shape a stereotype of an individual, thus impacting that person’s possible future, most notably one’s financial status as an adult. An example of this can be found within the AP Capstone stimulus articles presented by The College Board.
“I’m going to tell him! I’m going to do it! Today is the day!” I shout to myself as I zip through the backstreets in an effort to make it to class on time. The day is warm, the sunshine smiling, and the wind carries my body just right.
I am going to start by talking about my past writing experiences and English classes in general. From a young age I was pretty challenged in activities like reading and writing. As I continued on my educational path and receive more help in these areas I got a lot better. Around fifth grade I began to excel in my reading and writing abilities and my teachers helped me a lot with this. I decided to take the basic educational path in seventh and eighth grade for the English area.
Freshman year, what an awkward time in my life coming out of middle school with my poor grades I promised myself and my parents I was going to succeed while in high school. Did I though? My grades for sure improved but I still was not putting in as much effort as I should have been. I struggled to be able to communicate with all these new faces and in a completely new school but even outside of school struggled to talk to new people.
The Boys on the Bus questions 1. In chapter 1 of “The Boys on the Bus”, Timothy Crouse quotes Karl Fleming (former political reporter) “You delude yourself into thinking, ‘Well, if I get on the bad side of these guys, then I’m not gonna get all that good stuff.’ But pretty soon the realization hits that there isn’t any good stuff, and there isn’t gonna be any good stuff.”