ESSAY - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PAPER
(20% PSE4U Course Grade)
TASK: You will select a topic, find as much current research as possible, develop
a formal thesis statement and defend your thesis in a 5-8 page essay. Your
research must be current and come from
Name: Savannah Bonner
a) Where is Louisiana located? Find a map online and provide the URL for that map, or, in a sentence
or two, provide a specific geographic description.
In the United States, Louisiana is bordered to the west by Texas; to
The Bard in Performance Assignment
1. Which speech did you select? Why?
The speech I selected was from Romeo and Juliet; it is called
the Balcony scene speech. I chose this speech because when
reading this play before I could tell there was emotion in
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Established on April 27, 1940 as both a concentration and death camp, Auschwitz was
the largest and first of the German Nazi camps located in southern Poland. Auschwitz was
made up of 3 camps called Auschwitz I, Ausch
Local Snowboarding Competition Draws Hundreds
Two men performing tricks on one of the Ski Hills (Telograph.co.uk)
On September 14th, hundreds of people gathered at Tri-Town Ski and Snowboard Village to
watch a snowboarding competition. Two
Julie was sick and tired of running around from city to city, town to town. Her dad was one
of the most newsworthy person and not for the right reasons. Hes been charged with murder
for Julie's best friend, as you can see she wasnt really fond of her fath
- A network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the
Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.
- It consisted of Auschwitz I, Auschwitz IIBirkenau (a com
"In this place, there is no such thing as father, brother, friend. Each of us lives and dies alone."
At the beginning of the book, with nothing else to cling to, prisoners in the concentration camps
hold on to their family members. The most
The Tragedy of Macbeth
William Shakespeare's Macbeth clearly illustrates the five stages of a tragedy. In a tragedy the
main character rises to greatness, then continues to fall down a shame spiral which leads to
their downfall. An example of a tragedy is
THE STRUCTURE OF A THESIS ESSAY: Backpacks in the Classroom
(Its just an argument about backpacks in the classroom!)
LOCATION IN ESSAY
General introductory statement(s):
Thesis (main argument):
Three supporting arguments:
The Term freedom in A Dolls House (Act I)
Variations of the term freedom occur at least fifteen times in A Dolls House. They
appear eight times in Act I, one time in Act II and six times in Act III. This frequency of
appearance emphasizes a prominent them
Answers to Check Your Understanding
1. This is an example of personification, since the truck was creeping.
2. This is an example of anaphora, since tolerance is repeated three times.
3. There is an implied comparison between the teacher and bird of prey.
By: Savannah Bonner
In the story The Strangers That Came to Town by Ambrose Flack, the Father
decided to punish his sons. In order to become friends with the new family, the
Father and his sons, Tom and Andy, went fishing with the Duvit