Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: Mozart's Symphony #25 in G Minor]

There is a story about Thomas Edison in which one of his assistants said something like, "We've tried this a thousand ways and it doesn't work! We've accomplished nothing!" Edison reportedly replied, "Nonsense. We've learned a thousand ways it doesn't work." What's the moral of the story, and what is your perspective on the idea?

1. Journal

2. Online eval
4. Vocabulary #1

1. Define/study vocabulary [quiz Friday 8/17]
2. Read "The Right to Your Opinion" [questions may accompany vocab on Friday's quiz]
3. Poetry assignment [due Thursday, 8/16]


  1. What is the poetry assignment that is due on Monday? I don't remember anything being said about it...

  2. My bad, I was referring to "Richard Cory"-- and it's actually due tomorrow. (Post edited)