Portfolio #1After reading “First They Changed My Name,” reflect upon the importance of your name to your sense of self.OR the philosopher’s special:Reflect upon the importance of the language of “thatlittle voice in your head” to how the world occurs foryou. What is the voice telling you about aspects of yourlife? What is the payoff of listening to the voice? Whatare the costs?
Portfolio #2 After reading “Half a Day,” reflect upon your earliest memories of school.OR the philosopher’s special:After reading “Power and Possibility,” reflect upon theidea that people put their pasts in their futures, insteadof in their pasts. Examine what kind of a life would bepossible for you if you lived into a future that was notconditioned by your past experiences.
Portfolio #3After completing “The Great Gatsby: Master Vocabulary List” assignment, select 10 of the defined words and use them in an original short story.
Portfolio #4 After reading this far in Othello, write two full, formal, persuasive paragraphs, each based upon one of the following 2 topics: 1. Iago is a shrewd judge of character. 2. Othello “thinks men honest that but seem to be so.”OR the philosopher’s special:After reading “What’s ‘Real?’,” reflect upon the idea thatmost of what we think is real just exists in the language inour heads: a product of our personal tests and agreements.How can this insight lead to a “real” difference in what ispossible for you in life?
Portfolio #5Reflect upon your reactions to the “relationships” we’ve seen so far in the course (Short Stories / Gatsby / Othello):Do they deal with realistic issues in a believable way? Do they relate to your culture & society today? What do you think / feel about them?