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Crucible Research Project

Crucible Research Project

Crucible Research Project
Standard: 11-12.W.TTP.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning supported by relevant and sufficient evidence. a. Introduce precise claim(s). b. Develop claim(s), supplying evidence for each claim while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
Objective: Use online databases to prepare an annotated bibliography using MLA formatting to support answering your question:
Using your Task One: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
Copy the MLA source citation into a document titled “Annotated Bibliography”. Put the sources in alphabetical order.
Task Two: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/common_writing_assignments/annotated_bibliographies/annotated_bibliographies.html
For each source, summarize, assess, and reflect on the information within the source. Make sure to “answer” yo…

Why I Wrote The Crucible: An Artist’s Answer to Politics By Arthur Miller (Excerpts) The New Yorker, October 21, 1996

Why I Wrote The Crucible: An Artist’s Answer to Politics By Arthur Miller (Excerpts) The New Yorker, October 21, 1996


Why I Wrote The Crucible: An Artist’s Answer to Politics By Arthur Miller (Excerpts) The New Yorker, October 21, 1996 As I watched The Crucible taking shape as a movie over much of the past year, the sheer depth of time that it represents for me kept returning to mind. As those powerful actors blossomed on the screen, and the children and the horses, the crowds and the wagons, I thought again about how I came to cook all this up nearly fifty years ago, in an America almost nobody I know seems to remember clearly… paralysis: inability to move or act secrete: to discharge, give off, emit brash: rude, arrogant [Senator] McCarthy's power to stir fears of creeping Communism was not entirely based on illusion, of course; the paranoid, real or pretended, always secretes its pearl around a grain of fact. From being our wartime ally, the Soviet Union rapidly became an…

ACT Tips

ACT Tips
ENGLISH:
The ACT likes clear, direct, concise language. Choose the answer that is the most direct. Slang, idioms, and cliches are ALWAYS wrong. Shorter answers are usually better answers. Eliminate wordy expressions. Avoid REDUNDANT expressions. ALWAYS change “due to the fact that…” statements. Pay attention when the ACT offers the “delete” option. Good diction means choosing the EXACT word. Be aware of homophones. ALWAYS match verb TENSE. Subjects and verbs must agree. Pronouns and antecedents must agree (and ignore the words between them when deciding). Commas and dashes generally come in pairs. Having TOO many commas is as bad as not having enou