Power points on grammar and thesis statements

Hi APSEM folks,

Here are the power points from Thursday and Friday

Passive vs active power point

Dashes, Parenthesis & Colons power point

Thesis Statements and body paragraphs


This is an AP class! You signed up for this!

Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way. She’ll soon owe the hotel $46,000. Heads turn subtly as she slinks toward a table to meet a young producer and an old director. The actress’s mother, Dina Lohan, sits at the next table. Mom sweeps blond hair behind her ear and tries to eavesdrop. A few tables away, a distinguished-looking middle-aged man patiently waits for the actress. He has a stack of presents for her.


Driving home during the holidays, I found myself trapped in the permanent traffic jam on I-95 near Bridgeport, Conn. In the back seat, my son was screaming. All around, drivers had the menaced, lifeless expressions that people get when they see cars lined up to the horizon. It was enough to make me wish for congestion pricing — a tax paid by drivers to enter crowded areas at peak times. After all, it costs drivers about $16 to enter central London during working hours. A few years ago, it nearly caught on in New York. And on that drive home, I would have happily paid whatever it cost to persuade some other drivers that it wasn’t worth it for them to be on the road.

Freshmen 11/20 – Final piece of project

With your project on Monday, please have a paragraph that addresses the following:

-Why you chose your topic
-Something new that you learned about your topic
-Why you chose this format for your topic
-What you hope people will see/realize/understand after they read/listen to/watch your work

This should be typed and printed out for Monday.

Freshmen 11/9/17 – Format and topic groups

Hi freshmen,

Sorry I’m not in today, but you’re in good hands with Mr. Boyar.

Here are the links for each group presentation. Remember to follow the questions on your sheet – read the directions before you jump into the links below – and don’t forget about the homework for next week!

Presentation Group

Movie/Video group

Documentary on Krumping

Documentary on a luchadora (a female Mexican wrestler)

Book or Portfolio

Art portfolio example

Multimedia Story/Essay

You Are Here: a history (and future) of the universe

On Ice: an Examination

The Stereotypical Roles of Black Women in Hollywood