UNIT 2 JOURNALS AP Language and Composition “The Traveling Bra Salesman’s Lesson” • These days, many complain that young people no longer have a work ethic. What does that term mean to you? Do you believe that you and your peers are motivated by work ethic? Explain your response in terms of your own experience and your reading. “The Writing Life” • What is the difference between a job and a career? Write an essay explaining the distinction. Use support drawn from your own experiences and observations. “Labour” • Discuss whether you agree or disagree with Carlyle’s opening assertion that “there is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness, in Work.” Do you believe that this statement applies more logically to certain professions, such as artistic or service ones? Does it matter to Carlyle what type of work a person does? Explain. TKAM Journal 1 Choose ONE of the following topics 1. On p. 52, the narrator says that "Jem was a born hero." What is a hero? Are they born or made? How is Jem a hero? 2. In Chapter 5, Miss Maudie is described as "a reasonable creature." What makes her "reasonable"? How would you define a "reasonable creature" in your own life? 3. On p. 69, Jem tells Scout that she is "gettin' more like a girl everyday.“ What does he mean? What is his definition of "girl"? How has that changed from then to now? TKAM Journal 2: conclusions choose one of the topics below 1. What is a conclusion supposed to do? How do these last chapters "do" this? 2. What conclusions does Scout come to at the end of the novel? 3. What conclusions do you draw from the novel?