Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Club - The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga

Hello there!

As you know, this time's book is The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga.

All those who have signed up and and the five 'chosen ones' click here for the book.

This week's GD is going to be more intensive than usual.

For the rest of you, you're going to wish you had signed up for the book club this week <evil laughter>. You are going to have a presentation on Thursday.Your topic is - 'Words that changed the world'.

Yes, this topic is vague. It's open to interpretation, so use your brains. You can use absolutely any method to present. Be creative.

5 minutes per presentation, not a minute more.

Good luck!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Club - The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Once again, we have two options for this assignment.

I know you had given your names for the book club this week, however, this is a pretty tough read, and I guess it's not every one's cup of tea. So even those who have given your names, if you don't want to read this book, you don't have to.

Click here for the pdf.

The other option is a blog discussion which will start on Sunday and go on till Wednesday.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Creative Writing Assignment 3

This is the shortest assignment you're ever going to get. Ever. It's also one of the toughest.

I'd like to introduce you to the concept of six word stories. That's right, an entire story told in six words.

Back in the 1920s, a colleague of Ernest Hemingway bet him that he couldn't write a story in six words. What a way to win a bet; not only did Hemingway write a six word story, it also went down as one of his best works! What did he write?

For Sale: baby shoes, never used.

For this week's creative writing assignment once again you are being given two options. You can either read the book 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams or you can write a six word story. 

I must warn you, writing six word stories are tough, and if you want to do well on this assignment make sure you've written something absolutely fantastic. Or read the book.

Click here for some inspiration. Don't plagiarize, I will kill you. Any questions?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Club - 2

Once again, for our next assignment we will have two options, one of which will be a book. This time we will be  reading Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. One of the best books in the history of.. well.. history.

Click here to get the pdf.

We'll talk about it next Thursday - 7th July. The other option will be given in the next blog post. Good luck.

P.S. Very well done with Ishmael!