Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
The weekly latin root comes from “42 Most Common Latin Roots”.
Sat / Act prep
- Empathy – sharing of feelings. “Mark showed empathy to his best friend when he was dumped.”
- Emulate – follow an example. “Often we try to emulate former A level projects in Cawd.”
- Enervating – tiring, weakening. “Shoveling snow over and over during the big storm was enervating at best.”
Latin Root of the week
- ject – cast, throw. “The singer projected her voice throughout the arena.”
- id’s and classes are styling hooks which we can apply to html elements to give us extra style control. Sometimes you don’t want to control all the paragraphs with a style rule, so we use id’s and classes to give us more granular control.
- id’s are can only be used once in a html5 document. They are typically used for large, singular elements on a page. id’s are added into an html 5 element in the following way:
- <p id=”introParagraph”>Learn about Pixar!</p>
- classes may be used multiple times in a html5 document. They are used typically for repetitive elements, such as a gallery of images, or all the subheadings on a page.
- The display property in CSS allows Web Designers to hide / show elements. The display property is used in the following way:
- display:none; – this will hide the element that the rule is applied to.
- display:block; – this will show a hidden element. Some elements are hidden initially, and you wish to make then appear.
English / Culture
- Disinformation is false information which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.
- A hit piece (plural hit pieces) is a published article or post aiming to sway public opinion by presenting false or biased information in a way that appears objective and truthful.
- News has become very biased toward conservative or liberal leanings. As a media consumer you should be aware of who leans which direction when you are trying to find the truth, and filter out the spin.
- Fox News leans to the conservative right, and is seen as a Trump supporter / advocate.
- The New York times leans to the liberal left, and is seen as an enemy of the Trump administration.