Training scenarios

This student has a huge research paper due in U.S. History at the end of the
month and just wants to make sure he is on the right track with the assignment.
The assignment is a 8-10 page research paper, drawing from legitimate
historical resources in Chicago Manual of Style format, in which the student
argues a position regarding the significance of a Revolutionary-era incident.
[Adapted from]
Johnny Studenti
Mr. Gulotta’s History
Boston Tea Party Essay
Most people have heard about the Boston Tea Party. When American's dumped
British Tea in Boston Harbor. But not everyone understands the importance of it,
and why the Tea Party is still remembered today. Plus today there is a lot of
groups in the U.S. who are called the Tea Party even outside of Boston, but they
don’t really dump tea.
It was on December 16, 1773, when American patriots disguised as Mohawk
Indians threw 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company
from ships into Boston Harbor. "The Americans were protesting both a tax on
tea (the Townshend Acts) and the perceived monopoly of the East India
Company (also the called English East India Company)" (wikipedia).
The Townshend Acts were a series of four acts passed by the British Parliament
in an attempt to assert what it considered to be its historic right of colonial
authority through suspension of a recalcitrant representative assembly and
through strict collection provisions of additional revenue duties. Which every
country definitely needs revenues, weather that is for tea or not. The BritishAmerican colonists named the acts after Charles Townshend, who sponsored
them. "The Suspending Act prohibited the New York Assembly from conducting
further business until it complied with the financial requirements.” The second…
This student has her first lab report due in Chemistry at the end of the week and
has heard that her teacher is a notoriously hard grader. The assignment is to
document all steps of her recent Chem lab in standard lab report format. The
assignment sheet is short on details but the student remembers that the teacher
put “Write like a SCIENTIST!!!” on the whiteboard.
[Adapted from]
Tyler Fiddlespawn
Chemistry 101
September 13, 2014
Understanding a Seismograph
Purpose: How does the magnitude of vibrations affects the amplitude of a seismograph?
Hypothesis: If you make bigger vibrations, the seismograph will do more stuff (which is pretty
logical, if you think about it).
Materials: clamp, metal bar, piece of string, rubber bands (2), table, pencil, two people and a huge
playlist with mostly Five Seconds of Summer
Procedure: I laced a piece of paper directly
beneath the pen and the clamp stand. Kinda like the macramé you did in summer camp when you
were little. One person, who is pretty much a goof, slowly moved the paper past the pen, as the
other hit the end of the table. The first trial represented a medium magnitude movement. Success!!!
Maybe?! The second trial was the soft movement, and the third was the hardest, or the most,
forceful, magnitude. While looking at each individual seismograph, the greatest magnitude was
observed and identified.
Conclusion: This lob investigated how the magnitude of vibrations effects the amplitude of a
seismograph. In order to study the problem. We created three magnitudes of movement and
measured the amplitude of each with a seismograph. My amazing bad-ass results showed the trial
with the greatest amplitude was trial three because the table was being hit with the most force… .
This student has written a poem that he wants to submit to a Writing Center
contest (with some serious Shawn’s $$$ on the line). The prompt is to use
evocative imagery and creative structure to give the reader a clear sense of a
specific season at Berkshire School. The deadline is in exactly two hours.
[Adapted from]
Ockward Lee O’Tumnal (10th Grade)
Fall Has Arrived – WC Poetry CONTEST – Fall 2014
The gush of wind blew my hair,
Straight up to the unforgiving heir.
Fall was peaking around the trees,
Leaves would pile high,
soon they would be up to my knees.
Hello orange, yellow, and red,
goodbye green,
Bye-bye June 1-30, July 1-31, and August 1-31,
hello halloween.
The warmth is gone and won
fall has arrived
Plus now my poem, kinda like
the summer, is done ;-).