Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FInal Progress

-Senior Memorabilia Video

• We started filming our questions this week

• We need to finish filming all of the students, edit, and finalize our senior video

• Our work will benefit other because it'll be something people can refer to when there older to describe their's and others high school experience here at Righetti.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

AP Prep

My attempts at AP preparation (play-by-play):


So my first attempts at tackling this last minute studying is to bring my study materials with me everywhere. I have printed out numerous study packets off the course blog and I always have at least one handy in my car, backpack, or at home (even at friends houses!) Any time I have a second I sit down and drill myself, mostly with the literary techniques. The literary techniques were first and foremost in my study efforts. Throughout the quizzes we've had I've just crammed before the tests so not all of them have stuck with me so this is where I decided to start. I plan on studying every night from now until the exam takes place.

My next efforts for studying start with the comprehension questions. Once I have the lit terms down I feel these will be a lot easier for me to tackle. The essay prompts are last on my list of studying because I think that is my strong suit. Really I am determined to good on this test, and I'm going to put in as much effort as I can to achieve what I know I can. AP TESTING WILL NOT DEFEAT ME!


Flash cards are very helpful! I keep my packet of ALL the words with me and once I completely get it down in my head I check it off on my list. As of now I have around thirty perfected, but I will not stop there, the next couple days I'll finish the lit terms and move to multiple choice questions.


Having a better time with the flash cards than my notes, but the notes are still very handy when I don't have my computer around me. I have kept these notes with me since April 27, but progress is being made!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Never Quit

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you're trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, but have to sigh; When care is pressing you down a bit- Rest if you must, but do not quit. Success is failure turned inside out; The silver tint of the clouds of doubt; And you can never tell how close you are It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit- It's when things go wrong that you must not quit." -Unknown

Monday, April 16, 2012

Macbeth Test answers

Part One
1.Slaying the traitor Macdonawld
-Act I, Scene 2.  In that scene, we see Duncan talking about Macbeth.  He calls Macbeth "valiant" and "worthy."
2: B. the Thane of Cawdor him.
-Act 1, scene 2
3: A. I and II
-Act 1, scene 3
Then they tell him that he will never be king but that his children will sit upon the throne (1.3.63–65).
4:C. the predictions made to Banquo and to himself.
-Act 1, scene 3
5:A. the traitorous Thane of Cawdor.
-Act 1, scene 4
6.B. a metaphor.
7.B. "too full of the milk of human kindness."
-Act 1, scene 5
9: C. has accepted the challenge to slay the king.
10:A. get the chamberlains drunk.
11.he is one of King Duncan's generals, noted for his fierce courage. In his battle against Duncan's enemies, he fights so furiously and valiantly that Duncan rewards him by making him the Thane of Cawdor. He then becomes a bloodthirsty tyrant as he sets out to gain the throne of Scotland. In the plays conclusion, the last view of Macbeth is one of courage in battle, a glimpse of his former self.
12.Macbeths ambition is aroused by the witches' prophecies, and once he becomes Thane of Cawdor, he sets out to gain the throne of Scotland.
13.Macbeth gained his power with help from the Witches and it destroyed him. They present things to Macbeth, planting the seed of ambition which is watered by his wife. He brings about his own demise, the witches were only the tools who acted as a catalyst.
14.Macbeth lets ambition corrupt him immediately upon learning that he has become the new Thane of Cawdor. The fact that one of the witches' prophecies comes true makes him hungry for the rest. Banquo, however, is very distrusting of the witches' because they are evil beings. He won't put much stock into what they have said just yet because he's concerned about the reprecussions.
15. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are very interesting in so far as they are quite ambivalent. Lady Macbeth admires her husband but also triggers his downfall. Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to slay Duncan. 
This event is pivotal and needs to be stressed if we really want to understand the whole concatenation of this wonderful yet mysterious play. Lady Macbeth symbolizes evil, Macbeth symbolizes gullibility. In short the relationships between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can be construed as a mixture of cruelty, anger and admiration.
Part Two
1. "Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight?" is a reference to the
A. ghost of Banquo.
-Act 3 Scene 4.
2. Lady Macbeth confessed that she would have killed King Duncan herself except for the fact that
A. she couldn't gain easy access to his bedchamber
-Act 3 Scene 3
3. Shakespeare introduced the Porter in order to
C. provide comic relief.
-Act 2 Scene 3
4. Malcolm and Donalbain flee after the murder
A. because they fear the daggers in men's smiles.
-Act 2 Scene 3
5. Macbeth arranges for Banquo's death by telling the hired killers that
A. Banquo had thwarted their careers.
-Act 3 Scene 1
6. Macbeth startles his dinner guests by
A. conversing with the Ghost of Banquo
-Act 3 Scene 4
7. The Witches threw into the cauldron
"Eye of bat and tongue of frog"(I)
"Wool of bat and tongue of dog" (II)
"Fang of snake and eagle's glare" (III)
A. I and II
-Act 4 Scene 1
8. The three apparitions which appeared to Macbeth were
An armed head. (I)
A child with a crown. (II)
A bloody child (III)
C. I, II, and III
-Act 4 Scene 1
9. In Act IV, Malcolm is at first lukewarm toward Macduff because he
B. suspects a trick.
-Act 4 Scene 3
10. C. Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to stand and fight.
-Act V scene III

11. This tells us that in the play things are not going to be the way they seem.
12. Morality is evident because it's a play where good and evil battle, and Macbeth knows the difference between the two and struggles with the two but he goes on the path of evil.
13. Remember that dramatic irony is present when the audience knows something the characters, or some of the characters, do not. When Duncan and his party arrive at Macbeth's castle, they are unaware of the wicked plans that are being made.
14. Lady Macbeth insults Macbeth and questions his manhood.
15. Macduff cannot believe the news at first. Once he accepts it, he feels the pain and wants revenge. Macbeth, on the other hand, seems like he isn't upset and it is hard to tell if he feels any pain; he then just gives up and everyone dies.