My Education Experience

Sunday, January 29, 2023

That Was Embarrassing

The early point of emphasis in Mr. Hopps' sophomore English class was differentiating between fact and opinion. In order to make an effective argument, one needs to know the difference. Winning an argument may mean the same, differentiating between fact and opinion. To help us understand... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 27, 2023

The Times to Vacation

Our annual Myrtle Beach and Ocean City, Maryland vacations took place in the middle of June and August, respectively. Dad and I would do an annual trip to a city to visit a different baseball stadium everywhere. During my K through 12 years, that vacation could occur in July or August. When I got to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Rigorous Course

Out of the four English teachers I had in high school, Mr. Hopps' sophomore English was the most rigorous of all. There was homework just about every day in the course. Homework in the other English varied. I could go days without homework elsewhere. There was more writing in the course. What made... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Motor Coach

I'll never forget in third grade when my class went to Washington DC. What was most memorable about it for me was not the stops we made. What was memorable was that it was my first time in a motor coach bus. I had only done field trips by walking or by school bus. Taking a motor coach bus was... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Checks, Late, Resubmissions

When it comes to Mr. Hopps, one of the things that stand out to me was his grading system. The way sophomore English worked out was that you started off with a homework average of 85. If you received a check, the average stayed the same. A check minus meant a subtraction of two percentage points. A... Sign in to see full entry.

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