• Patterns of Human Experience Exams
    The heights by great men reached and kept

    Were not attained by sudden flight,

    But they, while their companions slept,

    Were toiling upward in the night.


    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Here you will find information regarding your exams.  This includes resources to use to study as well as what materials to prepare.  This is not just a resource for English.  Try these strategies for all of your lessons!
    Scroll down for general study tips. 

     FINAL EXAM 2017
    Resources for extra practice

    Hope it helps :)
    Music Resources
    Interactive quizzes
    Use these to help you review for the upcoming midterm covering mythology.

    Note:  Some of the information covered in the quiz may require a bit of extra research, but overall the content is what we've covered in class.  And the fun part is you learn more when it gives you the correct answers!  Woo!


    Mixed Miscellaneous Quizzes

    Hercules Websites

    Below are tools to use to help understand the story of Hercules a bit more clearly. 


    Midterm Reflection:
    After taking an exam and seeing the results, it's important to REFLECT on your performance.  Please write a letter to yourself containing this reflection so you can learn from this experience in the future, specifically for finals.


    HOW do I study!?!
    The most important part of studying is CREATING connections for yourself.  It is NOT about memorization but seeing how things RELATE to one another. 
    To do that, think about your learning style.  Are you a visual learner?  Kinesthetic (movement) learner?  Auditory (hearing/listening) learner?  Tactile (using the hands) learner?
    Pen/Paper Process: (Works well for visual/tactile learners) 

    There's nothing wrong with some straightforward pencil to paper studying.  In fact, I still say it's the best way to guarantee you know the information.  Below are some things you may want to try!

    • With your study guide or notes in hand,  look for what you DO NOT know or are unsure of.
      • Mark it in some way, either with a circle or a star.
      • Take out notes on THOSE topics and review the information.
    • REWRITE the notes, create a graphic organizer, organize the material in some way.
    **The key is to be ACTIVE while studying,
    not just "looking over" the notes.**
    Ideas for how to be active/create connections between material:
    • Visual/Tactile Learner Ideas
      • Venn diagrams, t-charts, maps, timelines, picture summary, picture timeline,
      • Create icons/images for tough vocab words
      • LINCs cards
      • **The more images you create, the better**
    • Musicians/Poets (auditory learners)
      • Create a song/tune/rap connecting the ideas together in a way that makes sense.
      • Biography PoemsIf you like writing poetry and want to find a way to better remember the gods' characteristics, check out this activity.  You may want to try it just for those you are most unsure of; this should help sear the information in your brain!!
      • Auditory Learners:  Use Audacity or Garageband or just an old fashioned tape recorder to RECORD yourself saying the notes aloud.  Play them back and write notes while re-listening to yourself.
    • Relational Learners:  Connect ideas to people you know. 
      • Trying to remember who Pandora is?  Think of the most curious person you know and what s/he has opened/gotten into that has created destruction!  There's your Pandora. 
      • What is arete?  Well, my sister, Shannan is excellent at fashion design.  Shannan = arete for me. 
      • Ate?  My friend Jen has moments of temporary insanity, like when she decided to fly to London just because.  Her boyfriend broke up with her because of it.  Jen = ate.
    • Computer/Tech learners:
      • Seek online resources to help you go over what you just did with your pencil and paper.  Use these to help, but do not rely on them as your sole method of preparation.
    AFTER all that:
  • Read over again and highlight information you are STILL unsure of.
  • REWRITE/draw those sections AGAIN.

  • See the vocab page for other helpful review activities!
    I hope you take Longfellow's words to heart (though don't stay up too late!) 

    Things Fall Apart
    Here is the PowerPoint we covered at the start of the unit.  It includes WHY we read this and what Achebe hoped we'd take from it.
    The Odyssey!
    Can't quite remember alllll of the events?  Well, thanks to previous students, you can refer to these awesome recountings!
    This is a really cool Odyssey Jeopardy game (that I did not create) but is accurate and a great review tool!  To play like the game show, click "View Slideshow" and then click through the questions!!  Enjoy!   (Source:  jc-schools.net/tutorials/Eng9/odysseygame1.ppt)
    The Odyssey RAP.  .  This is my new favorite thing :)
    (If that doesn't work...try this one.)
    Click here to access copies of these.
    Romeo and Juliet
    See Romeo and Juliet page for web resources.
    • Final Essay - Remember to start thinking and planning (and perhaps writing!) now.  
    • Self-Test for Entire Play - See how well you do with this self-administered test!
    A greater power than we can contradict
    Hath thwarted our intents
    AKA:  Plan for fate...no I'm not telling you predict the future.  Only reminding you that the future is never as we expect (which Romeo and Juliet clearly understand now...) so allow time and opportunity to really think this through!
    Check out the ALL STARS!