Hand Approach 101: August 2017

You have survived day 3 of high school and of the global writing block! You have taken your reading diagnostic, written me a writing diagnostic, signed up for, and learned the power of the word ‘YET’.  AND…you learned how to brainstorm for an essay using your hand!

I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty darn cool…and a lot to accomplish in your first three days of high school.

Remember that the hand approach is a tool you can use beyond the realm of AICE General Paper! You can use it to brainstorm a lot of things…but especially for AP Seminar and AICE Global Perspectives 🙂

Also remember that for each lens of the hand, there are a multitude of perspectives (a person/group that has an argument) that can relate to it. Many of you used the hand approach today to write your diagnostic essay – and hopefully it helped you to brainstorm many ideas.

I thought as a review, and in case you lost your notes on the way home, I would share my page of notes below:


Keep up the great work and I am looking forward to the year ahead!

By samiannbuffalo

English Teacher, Rock Climber, Swimmer, Almost Runner, Kinda Cook, Traveler, and so much more.

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