Welcome to Ms. Ahn's English class!
Welcome to the 2013-2014 academic year! On the left of this page, click on your course's link to access assignments, important dates, and pertinent information.
Per. 1, 3: H EXPOS COMP (12th Grade Honors English)
Per. 2: EXPOS COMP (12th Grade Sheltered English)
Per. 5: AP ENG LANG A (AP English Language and Composition)
Per. 7, 8: AM LIT COMP (11th Grade English)
LIFE through WORDS
By Ms. Ahn
Words are power.
Power is action.
Action is beauty.
Beauty is art.
Art is creativity.
Creativity is LIFE.
Who Am I?
I am a connoisseur of language: whipping words, scrambling sounds, roasting rhetoric, and yes, sometimes mixing metaphors. Welcome to my feast.
I am rhyme and no reason, assonance without vowels.
I am a Korean American Angeleno wannabe-pescatarian who hates labels. What are you?
I am a graduate of Williams College and UCLA whose career trajectory was thwarted with an epiphany: affecting young minds is infinitely richer than writing legal briefs.
I am a student with eclectic lessons to learn and unjust rules to break. But I am also Ms. Ahn, your teacher, with lessons to teach and rules to enforce. Don't cross me.
I am in your corner, pushing you to the center of the ring, knowing you will be afraid, beaten, and crushed--but never defeated. You will curse me under your breath, entreating me to throw in the towel.
I am a believer. Despite my fastidious demands and reproachful countenance, I believe in you and your auspicious future. Don't shirk away from your Herculean opponents. You are a formidable fighter; believe in your prowess! Persevere, and you will prevail.
I am still hungry. Students, now it is your turn to contribute to the feast. What innovative dessert will you be concocting?
"Words are the most powerful currency we have. They are the way we all express ourselves; they are the path to diplomacy, peace and understanding. But imagine if you said the world needs more #shelter, and it actually created shelter for somebody?
Writing the Paper:
1)Thesis statements: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-statements/
2) Paragraph development: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/paragraphs/
3) Evidence (go to "How can I incorporate evidence?"): http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/evidence/
4) Quotations: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/quotations/
5) Transitions: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/transitions/
6) Fallacies: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/fallacies/
7) Introductions: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/introductions/
8) Conclusions: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/conclusions/
9) Revising drafts: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/revising-drafts/
10) Reorganizing drafts: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/reorganizing-drafts/
Style and Sentence Level Concerns
11) Conciseness: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/writing-concisely/
12) Fragments & run-ons: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/fragments-and-run-ons/
13) Semicolons, colons & dashes: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/semi-colons-colons-and-dashes/
14) Sentence patterns: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/sentence-patterns/
15) Style: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/style/
16) Verb tenses: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/verb-tenses/
17) Passive voice: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/passive-voice/
18) Word choice: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/word-choice/
19) Parallel structure: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/623/1/
Proofreading & Editing
20) Editing and proofreading: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/editing-and-proofreading/
21) Works Cited: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/12/
MLA Sample Paper: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/