Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Romantic Agony

“… the cult of Restlessness is the pulse of the Romantic Enlightenment ever moving between two poles: the possibility of the inexistence of God and the possibility of the dehumanization of unbelieving (emancipated) man.”
– Geoffrey Clive, The Romanic Enlightenment, p. 185 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Important Notice

I will be in the class today till 3 pm. For rest of the week - meet me any time between 9 am - 3 pm .

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

SAT-II Score and Mock on Thursday

SAT-II Scores are out. Check your status.

We are sitting in a FINAL Mock of SAT-I Test.
If you want to take part you have to inform through EITHER e-mail OR sms.
Please be physically fit before you attend tomorrow's MOCK session.
Timing - 8.15 am to 12.15 pm.

Monday, 28 November 2011

SAT-I Exam on 3rd December

I hope everyone is taking necessary preparation for the coming 3rd December resit.

I have little to add - except for the fact that excellent physical preparation will be the crucial element for a better performance. I also want you to access three previous blogposts - the first one on exam preparedness titled "Prelude to Saturday", and the other two written by the students on SAT-I Exam Reporting.

I am sure that this time everyone shall do her best.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

On Reading

The Month of December

Prepare adequately for the month of December. I hope well do you understand what is meant by Prepare! It means the following et al.

  • Salubrious Diet
  • Adequate Sleep at night [not later than 12 a.m.]
  • Keep low social profile
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Write - Edit - Edit - Edit -Edit - Write
  • Review all the Vocabulary from Stressbook.
  • PLAN the week's work - or face consequences of unbelievable proportions.
  • Do not take too much time in choosing Colleges/Universities

Changes to Our BLOG

Dear Students,

I have made some changes in our BLOG by adding some Gadgets. 
  • You can now Search the entire BLOG for anything you want to recheck.
  • There is a list of my favorite BLOGS. The first fours should also be of big help in your own reading.
  • I have also widened the BLOG page so as to make it easier to read posts.
I hope you will return to this BLOG everyday and find something to put you into thinking. As before, I have decided to keep the BLOG free of any ad. 

I would appreciate it very much if you could suggest anything you want to see in the BLOG's post.

Finally, keep working on the December SAT-I preparation and Applications to the colleges.

Of Liberal Humanism - and Capitalism

"When capitalism slumps, one of its dominant ideological structures - liberal humanism is regularly deflected into an idealist brand of Marxism. When capitalism recovers, liberal humanism disentangles itself from its materialist trappings and resumes its proper role as the impotent conscience of bourgeois society."

"First-class Fellow travelling: The Poetry of W.H. Auden"
Terry Eagleton
Professor, University of Oxford, Manchester, Notre Dame, Yale

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Monday SAT Schedule and Tasks

Dear All,

Today we have already covered the Vocabulary and Writing part. Tomorrow we shall only concentrate on Writing Essay for SAT-I. 

You will be given 4 topics and asked to write 4 essays. The class begins at 10 am.

For those who will meet me at 7.30 am has already been informed today. 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Application Work Remains

This time only application work remains to be addressed. I congratulate everyone who had gone through this very trying time of SAT preparation.

If anyone need to meet - please send me sms. That would be the fastest.