Tuesday, October 25

Lots of fantastic discussions today about one of my favorite stories from The Joy Luck Club! For the second half of class, students began annotating an article from The New York Times on an investigation of the labor conditions in manicure salons staffed by Asian immigrants (the-price-of-nice-nails). Please make notes on your copy looking particularly at her use of rhetoric (what is she trying to convince you of? how does she do it?).

Homework for tonight is the next story from JLC (jlc-rg-14-waiting-between-trees).

Also – tomorrow is the last day to order a Count of Monte Cristo book! It’s $6.50. The school can check one out to you, but the advantage to ordering one is that you will be able to annotate it.