Monthly Archives: September 2010

Diigo Bookmarks: Week Ending September 25, 2010

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Blog Posts, Articles, and Reports To Read: September 24, 2010

Blog posts, articles, and reports I ran across in the last week:

Links for Keyhole Format, Thesis Statements, and Sample Essays

I provided the following links to my ENG 1010 (Metro) and ENG 121 (Red Rocks) students this week when we talked about essay organization, thesis statements, and process analysis:

Keyhole Format:

Thesis Statements:

Sample Essays:

The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

The Maze of Bones is Book One of The 39 Clues series.  (Though this book is by Rick Riordan, I understand that the books are by different authors.)  My niece mentioned that she was reading the most recent volume in the series, so I thought I’d check it out.  I can see why kids from about ten to thirteen would enjoy the books, but I wouldn’t recommend them to adults.  From The Maze of Bones, young readers can learn a lot about Benjamin Franklin.  Based on the ending, I’d guess that in the next book they’ll learn about Mozart.

Diigo Bookmarks: Week Ending September 18, 2010

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Blog Posts, Articles, and Reports To Read: September 17, 2010

Blog posts, articles, and reports I ran across this week:

Diigo Bookmarks: Week Ending September 11, 2010

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Diigo Bookmarks: Week Ending September 4, 2010

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Blog Posts, Articles, and Reports To Read: September 3, 2010

Reading for this week:

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Having finished his series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, modernizing Greek mythology, Rick Riordan has started another, The Kane Chronicles, with the same approach to Egyptian mythology.  The Red Pyramid is the Book One of The Kane Chronicles.

I actually liked The Red Pyramid better than any of the Percy Jackson novels.  I’ve always been more interested in ancient Egypt than in ancient Greece, and at least the first half of The Red Pyramid wasn’t as childish or frantic as the other series.

According to a preview page on Riordan’s website, Book Two is supposed to be release next spring, and Book Three the following year.  I’m planning to read them, too.