The following examples of student writing serve as samples of the intelligence, earnestness, sensibility, and skill of our grade 12 students. These are some of the best examples of e-mail responses made to readings found on www.mrbauld.com ( or journal responses to assigned books), but they only suggest the larger avalanche of always thoughtful, and usually well written, responses from the bulk of grade 12 graduating students. It is easy to decry the frightful state of student literacy, but given the opportunity to grapple with fine expression of stimulating issues, students have much to say, and find ways to say it well. 

 

Angela Creighton on D. H. Lawrence

 

Ennis Al-Assaad on Jacques Barzun

 

Greg Rodger on James Joyce

 

Jodie Waalderbos on e e cummings

 

Keelie Munroe on Annie Dillard

 

Kristy Hill on John Keats

 

Laura Smith on Philip Larkin

 

Nicole Bird on David Solway

 

Shilah Wolchuk on Stephen Pinker

 

Tristan Gray on George Orwell