Month: September 2015

My Summer Reading in Review (2016)

Now that the sun has set on yet another summer, I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on my summer reading endeavors. As usual I entered the summer with pale skin, a full heart and  intentions of reading six books over 10 weeks. But then life happened. I failed to read my intended six books and only read […]

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Great Lines in Literature- The Great Gatsby

Work: The Great Gatsby Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Published: 1925 Line: “He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and […]

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College Essay Advice- Don’t be Afraid…Take the Plunge!

Here’s a conversation I have multiple times with multiple students every September… Student: “But Mr. Armstrong I can’t do it. I just can’t do my college application essay.” Me:”Why?” Student: ” Why? You want to know why! I have no idea how to begin!?!Really NO idea. I might as well drop out of high school […]

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