This week we began our work on our summer reading essay. I have never done a group essay before. On one side I expected it to go by faster because there is less work per individual. I have come to realize that that is probably no the case. It is difficult for three people who likely have different interpretations of the books to write an essay that flows smoothly.
In the past week we work with the poem The Eagle I found that the fact the poem was a short poem made it more difficult at the end of the week to write the timed essay. There were so many different options on what the poem "meant" and what the eagle represented that were far more in-depth than I had originally taken the poem to mean. The idea surrounding what a word or phrase mean Individually did not alway make sense when put back into the poem.
I also had difficulty in understanding what the questions about the poem during the week were asking me to do. It was also a little confusing when using both the essay prompt and the second link that described how to write the response to the original prompt. I have decided that it might have been better if I had answered the original prompt and the proceeded to elaborate on my answers and create a thesis from it at the end instead of at the beginning. The first protection of the Prezi in this link helps to explain how to better understand an essay prompt for poetry that will be on the AP exam.