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1.  HURRY!   Only the first student to solve the following puzzle gets the extra credit grade.  Here goes:
 

        This is an unusual paragraph.  I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it.  It looks so plain you would think nothing is wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it!  It is unusual though. Study it and think about it.  You still may not find anything odd.  But if you work at it a bit, you might find out!  Try to do so without any coaching! 

 

As soon as you know what's unusual about the paragraph above, tell me.  You may be the first!  Put your answer in the comment box.  Be sure to include your name and email, so I can let you know if you're correct.

Sorry.  You're too late.  Christian Mendez won the extra credit points.  There's no letter "e" in the entire paragraph.

 

Your Name:
Your E-mail address:
Your Answer:
  

2.  Write (type!) a paper explaining both the good and bad aspects (for you) of growing up in Trenton, NJ.   Write a paragraph developing the ONE good aspect and another paragraph developing the ONE bad aspect.  In other words, don't give me a list.  Each paragraph deals with one topic (a good or a bad) that you explain and develop with good details, so the reader gains a better understanding of Trenton.
Email your essay to me or print it out to turn in.

TIME'S PASSING . . . ARE YOU?
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"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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