Monday, September 30, 2013

2 MOCKS Tomorrow (Tuesday)

Everyone MUST attend for tomorrow's MOCK.

For the first MOCK I will provide the Question Paper Set and Answer Sheet.


Lemon + Tepid-Water in the Morning

Starting every morning with a glass of warm lemon water is actually a ritual in Ayurveda or Yogic traditions, used to stimulate digestion for the day and clear the body of any toxins that may have settled in the digestive tract overnight. 
            We tend to reach for those warm beverages in the morning like coffee and tea, but try starting your day with some warm lemon water first to kick-start digestion. The water doesn’t always have to be warm, but it should be purified. Simply use half a fresh lemon per large glass of water or to taste and sip throughout the day. On a simple level, fresh lemons take plain old water up a notch. Here are 5 health benefits of drinking lemon water that elevate drinking it for reasons beyond just taste:
1.        Support immune function: Lemons are high in antioxidant vitamin C, known for its supportive role in healthy immune function which may reduce the risk of respiratory infection. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms. Lemons also contain SAPONIN, which help keep cold and flu at bay. Last but not least, ascorbic acid enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function.   
2.       Alkalize the body: Lemons have alkalizing properties. Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood.  
3.       Aid digestion: Citrus flavonols are believed used as digestive tonic. Believed to stimulate and purify the liver, lemon juice is traditionally understood to support digestive hydrochloric acid in the stomach further aiding digestion. Vitamin C reduces risk of peptic ulcers caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.   
4.      Clear skin: Vitamin C and other antioxidants in lemons combat free radical damage. Free radical damage — especially as caused by UV exposure and environmental toxins — is responsible for many symptoms of aging. Antioxidant intake can help offset this damage, minimizing wrinkles. Further, lemon juice can be applied topically to scars and age spots to help reduce their appearance. Traditionally used as a liver stimulant, lemon water is also believed to help purge toxins from the blood, helping to keep skin clear of blemishes.   
5.       Promote healing: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage10. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.


Orwell - 2 Essays - "Why I Write" and "Inside the Whale"

I thought it would be a good time to share 2 essays by George Orwell. But I will start with a quote for each before I go with the LINKs. I was mesmerized with the kind of prose that you will see on the second essay titled "Inside the Whale". The wonderment still lives on.


  • Looking back through the last page or two, I see that I have made it appear as though my motives in writing were wholly public-spirited. I don't want to leave that as the final impression. All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. 
  • I first met Miller at the end of 1936, when I was passing through Paris on my way to Spain. What most intrigued me about him was to find that he felt no interest in the Spanish war whatever. He merely told me in forcible terms that to go to Spain at that moment was the act of an idiot. He could understand anyone going there from purely selfish motives, out of curiosity, for instance, but to mix oneself up in such things from a sense obligation was sheer stupidity. In any case my Ideas about combating Fascism, defending democracy, etc., etc., were all baloney. Our civilization was destined to be swept away and replaced by something so different that we should scarcely regard it as human — a prospect that did not bother him, he said. And some such outlook is implicit throughout his work. Everywhere there is the sense of the approaching cataclysm, and almost everywhere the implied belief that it doesn't matter. The only political declaration which, so far as I know, he has ever made in print is a purely negative one. A year or so ago an American magazine, the Marxist Quarterly, sent out a questionnaire to various American writers asking them to define their attitude on the subject of war. Miller replied in terms of extreme pacifism, an individual refusal to fight, with no apparent wish to convert others to the same opinion — practically, in fact, a declaration of irresponsibility.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday CLASSES

On 5th October we have the 1st SAT exam day. So, we will have our classes under the following schedule.

Monday: 8.30 am Open Class where we work on Critical Reading, Writing, Maths
Tuesday: 8.00 am Mock 1 = Real SAT and Mock 2 = Princeton 11
Wednesday: 8.30 Full Discussion on SAT Strategies and Exam Day Preparations


Everyone should try to attend all these 3 classes.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ratul - Now someone else should try

I have been asking Ratul to respond to my call for a complete overhaul of his ways of reporting his readings. He has so far made no attempt to redress the question.

Will someone try to convince him - that he is heading towards a self-orchestrated SUICIDE?

He has NOT responded to my repeated e-Mails - I am absolutely unable to control my fury. Will someone help to ease the issue?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Those Who are Giving the Double-MOCK

The following GRID shows the working assignments of all SAT applicants this year. Those who are taking the Double-MOCK sessions are kept blank.

Shorna [double]
Rahul [double]
Oni [double]
Tahsin [double]
Ratul [double]
Avijit [double]
Rashif [double]
Faez [double]
Rafi [single MOCK]
Ramisha [single MOCK]
Daniel [single MOCK]
Raidah [single MOCK]
Farheen [single MOCK]
Ishmam [absent for School]
Wrikhesh [absent for School]
Sarah [absent for school]
Shoumma [absent for unknown reason]
Shabbir [absent for unknown reason]
Khairul [absent for unknown reason]
Sumatra [working on SAT-II at home]
Amlan [working on SAT-II at home]
Farhan [absent from KNOWN reason]


Here is the essay topic I gave for the 2nd MOCK.

Prompt: It is easy to make judgments about people and their actions when we do not know anything about their circumstances or what motivated them to take those actions. But we should look beyond a person's actions. When people do things that we consider outrageous, inconsiderate, or harmful, we should try to understand why they acted as they did.
Assignment: Is it important to try to understand people's motivations before judging their actions? 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

May DAY Alert - DOUBLE MOCK tomorrow

This is to alert everyone that tomorrow we sit for a DOUBLE-mock.

First one: at 8.00 am - 12 pm
Break: 1 hour (at 12 pm)
Second one: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Bring your Princeton 11 Tests

If necessary, cancel all other appointments and attend the test sessions.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Joining Loose Ends - a reading report

I am posting the essay BECAUSE I think that the highlighted part at the end of the REPORT correctly shows - exactly what I want you to do - to make connections between DISCONNECTED strands of thought. The Report has a number of errors in DICTION and Sentence Structure - BUT the essay makes this ONE message clear. So, I chose it. This is Rashif's Essay.

Shahidul Mamun


Sir,
Today’s first essay was Samba e Choro. It is narrated by a man who went to Brazil after a break up for redemption. As soon as he set his foot in Brazil’ he started hating it. It was raining constantly for days and he did not like that in any way. Then one night out of pure despair he set off to go to a downtown nightclub. Then through his car journey he portrayed the scenery of the part of Brazil he was in. He then tells us that soon he started appreciating Brazil and ended up living there for two more years.
The part of Brazil he was in is southern Rio. He praises all of Rio and the development it had in the two years he was there. It was a very lively town where he was and apparently everyday was a Sunday. He thought so highly of Rio that he soon goes on to say that the reason for Brazil’s development was Rio and that Rio was pulling Brazil forward. He felt that Rio was in itself beautiful and he loved the beaches and the people there.
The second essay I read was a much shorter essay than the first but this one I liked better. It is named On Waking from a Dream. The fact which I loved about it was again the platforms the author was setting for what he was going to say next and the unpredictability of it. 
The essay started with a man and woman in a hospital with their son. They had been there for a week because of the son's illness. After he was brought home he didn’t want to take his meds and despite trying multiple times, the parents failed to convince him. Then they went to sleep and the man had a dream; he only remembered the last part of it. He saw a lizard running between two rocks and disappearing into the earth. He also remembered seeing the letters SIDA. Soon he started getting annoyed that he could not remember what his dream was especially because of the fact that he was a psychoanalyst and this was not supposed to happen to him.
He goes on to do what he would do with his patients if they were going through something like this. He tried to note down everything that came to his mind when he focused and soon he remembered that SIDA was that Spanish for AIDS and one of his patients had Aid and refused to take medicines. The man tried to convince the patient into taking his meds but he did not concur. The patient soon decided that he would go to Brazil and he died there. The man then figured out his dream. It was his child’s reluctance to take meds that brought it about. The fact that if his child didn’t take meds he would end up deep inside the earth is what the lizard disappearing signified was now clear to him.
I appreciated the second essay a lot. The fact that all these random things were linked up together mesmerized me. The psychoanalyst figuring it all out and writing about it seemed very impressive to me. Suddenly I thought of the psychoanalysis discussion classes with you and the link it had with improving our writing and thinking. That’s all for now!

Thank you,
Rashif  


Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Class - ESSAYS Essays essayS

We practice a large number of essays tomorrow morning. All expected to attend. After the essay writing session, the October Examinees shall work on a MOCK from Princeton CRACK.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Class on MONDAY - 23 September

Dear All,

We start our MONDAY class at 8.00 am as usual.

I have lost ONE whole day because of my stubbornness to hold a class in spite of the INFERNAL trafic situation in Dhaka. I am so sorry to have caused YOU all this trouble.

I hope to see everyone tomorrow between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm

Best.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Class Timing Tomorrow - Sunday

Tomorrow [Sunday - 22 September], I have an appointment with DOCTOR - so our class starts at 11.00 am instead.

Tomorrow's class timing = 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Please send me an SMS to confirm that got this information right. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Princeton - CRACK

We have lost a Princeton CRACK SAT - probably by mistake someone has taken it. I also have a Barron's of Somebody else and a CALCULATOR - no one has claimed it yet.

Can you ppl help me solve these things?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

One of the best Compilations

Here is one of the best compilations of the items that we have covered in the class. You can search the items one-by-one from the net and then if anything remains esoteric - just talk to me.

This list has been compiled by Sarah - thank you dear!

The following are works that I have done in your class so far:

Reading items covered:
  • The Stranger
  • Metamorphosis
  • The Museum Of Innocence
  • Sophie's World (half way)
Research Items
  • String Theory
  • Behavioral Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Red Star
  • Renaissance Movement
  • Freud
  • Cubism
  • Psychotherapy ( I worked on this a little more elaborately )
  • Neurology
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • L'estranger –1st poem from Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris
  • White Dwarf
  • Red Giant
  • Black Holes
  • Hyper-nova
  • Supernova
  • Black Americans
  • Urbanization 
  • Ecology
  • Monalisa of Leonardo da Vinci – a discussion of the painting’s distinctive features.
  • Population and resource allocation contrast
  • Movements ( Black movements and the Renaissance movement)
  • Linguistics – structuralism
  • Astronomy
  • Study of comic books ( I remember watching a documentary like something in the television a long time a ago) 
  • Jazz music – of the Roaring 1920s
  • Colonialism/ history/ architecture
  • Psychotherapy
  • Epistemology
  • Industrialization
  • 20th century development of art
  • Choreography
  • Archaeology             

Summaries: 
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Agamemnon
  • The Age of Feudalism
  • An American Tragedy
  • Animal Farm
  • Antigone
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Apology- Plato
  • As You Like It
  • Coriolanus
  • The Gift Of The Magi
  • King Lear
  • The Merchant Of Venice
  • A Modest Proposal
  • Oedipus The King
  • The Tempest
  • The Trial
  • The Trial Of Socrates
Poems 
  • To His Coy Mistress
  • Dover Beach
  • Musee De Beaux Arts
  • Night Mail
  • Unknown Citizen
  • Dulce Est DEcorus Est
  • Love Song
  • My Last Duchess





Again - Metamorphosis

I have read reports on Metamorphosis so many times - and yet the interpretations still don't fail to attract me. Here is another one. 

I'm extremely sorry for not sending this earlier but due to ongoing exams at our school, I was forced to keep my reading assignments on hold. Nonetheless sir I have read the book The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka and this is what I have to say on the book.

Firstly the book gives the reader a sense of hopelessness and shows how someone who has done so much for another can suddenly become so useless to them when they can't continue on doing their work. The principal character in this book, Gregor Samsa works hard to provide for his family. For he had not missed work once in his fifteen year tenure. But one morning while trying to get up for work he notices that he can't because the structure of his body has changed, though not directly indicated what had become of him, we do get the idea that he has been transformed to a vermin of some sort. At first he couldn't move at all, but slowly begins to do so, and climbs the walls and ceilings when he does. Meanwhile, noticing Gregor hadn't come, His employer sends forth the Chief Clerk to investigate into the matter. This shows us how little trust existed between Gregor and his employer. The Chief Clerk, described by Gregor as a "spineless" man is sort of like a slave to the employer, abiding by his every command. When there the Chief Clark lets Gregor know that his position at the firm is unsecured and that he might be fired soon if he doesn't show up for work soon. Though Gregor does everything in his powers to win over the man it doesn't work and in-turn ends up ticking him over even further. This enrages Gregor's father who slams the door on him due to his anger.

Later we get to know how much Gregor has done for the family. How due to his fathers debt he has been forced to work that horrible job and how he has provided for his family in their time of need. But now completely transformed or hence metamorphosed, he can no longer continue to do so. Gregor's sister helps him out a lot but no one else comes close. Gregor's sister is a smart young woman of seventeen, aspiring to be a violinist, though it's more of a dream now than plan. Gregor's mother who hadn't seen him ever until his transformation finally sees him and faints when she does so. This enrages Gregor's dad who blames it all on Gregor. As the story progresses we get that Gregor begins having senses of futility. No longer being able to provide makes him very depressed and concerned. He's tensed as to where the family might now get the money from since he had been the one to provide and now can't die to his disability. He's relieved to hear his father talk about some savings the family has. All the while Gregor is still in his room all depressed and lonely.

The family begins thinking of ways to improve the finances which causes them to rent out a room in their apartment. To three gentlemen, the new tenants put a huge emphasis on cleanliness and tidiness. One day Grete plays the violin for them, though the gentlemen are not impressed by it, Gregor is mesmerized by his sister’s violin skills, but the gentlemen accidentally SPOTS Gregor, and they leave immediately without even paying rent. This causes the family to think that Gregor is more a burden to them than a help and asks him to leave them in peace, Gregor agrees and decides to rid himself from his family's presence and eventually dies a cold death in his room. Upon hearing the news of his death, Gregor's family become relieved so to speak. Which is very shameful considering hat he had done for them. Upon all this the family recognize the change in Grete and notice how she has matured (previously they thought of her as a useless child) and decide to move out of their current apartment and move into something a little smaller. They also decide to find a husband for Grete since she has now matured.

Sir,

There are some other things I have to say in this book, I personally think the transformation of Gregor signifies the fact that it is a result of his spineless activities that he has done for years. The way he has not missed work and continually travels day in and day out and provides for his family without appreciation from them. I think it all relates to it in a way. Though at this point I'm not too sure of that

Ishmam


Writers' Corner

I know that in the last few weeks I had been putting a LOT much emphasis on the need to improve your status as a WRITER. I had also addressed some of the MEANS by which you could become Writers with Distinction. But here some very FAMOUS online resources on WHAT and HOW of good writing.

Hamilton - WORDS Matter
Hamilton - Seven Sins of Writing

These are TWO of my favourite materials for the DUMBERS. But you must also note that these advise are also suitable for your SAT Writing Practices too. That should actually sound great - shouldn't it? Well, just follow the links. And let me just also mention it for the second time - I am very excited to see all these emails cramming my INBOX. Thank you!

Unbelievable / Astounding

My email Inbox is filled with mails from SAT people. This is one BIG morning.

I will POST some of the items that I have covered in the class on TUESDAY [yesterday].

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Sentence that deserves an Aesthete's Consideration

His community back home is most likely in an advanced stage of depopulation, and if the current trajectory continues, his culture and language – among the oldest in all of the Americas – will likely disappear in the next generation or two.


Monday, September 16, 2013

4 More Movies

As it seems NO One has ever asked me to say something on the movie choices. But I am always into movies [please don't check IMDB of my movies] and here is a list of 4 new entrants.

Night of the Generals [Peter O'Toole]
Death of Salvador Dali
Rang De Basanti [Hindi]
Jagte Raho [Hindi]

Friday, September 13, 2013

Of Lunacy and Innocence

We talked of lunacy, innocence, artlessness, naiivete, Aurora Leigh and turned our discussion into Dostoevsky [The Idiot - Prince Mishkin], Thomas Mann [The Magic Mountain], and Fitzgerald [Tender in the Night].

The talk also turned to Suddenly Last Summer and Marat/Sade.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Daniel's Post on Critical Reading

Hello sir,

I know I was supposed to send you this mail earlier, but due to a few problems with my internet connection I wasn’t able to do so. What I want to tell you about is my progress with the Critical Reading Section. The number of mistakes have not decreased much. I still make about 13 - 14 mistakes in total on all 3 sections combined, but I am glad to report that the mistakes are not from the vocab part. Most of the mistakes are from the long passages and maybe 1 or 2 from the short passages. 

One thing about the Vocabulary part is that, I do not know the meanings of many words. My vocabulary is quite restricted. From the beginning of my classes with you, I may have learnt a maximum of 40 - 50 new words. Very insignificant amount. But now I can see that when I am doing the vocab part of critical reading somehow from just reading the sentence and understanding the tone/context of the sentence I can pick out the right words, and I am very surprised to see that it ACTUALLY WORKS!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Everyone take a quick look at the FULL text and Summary of Bertrand Russell book

Summary
Full Text

All Those that Were Flesh

It all started with a naive question from Ramisha - 'What's the meaning of CULT?' Well, I tried to give her an answer, but it also dragged me into an unnecessary and stray mentioning of 'Warfaze', a music band of the nineties. And then suddenly - it really went like an unnoticed BOMB going off ripping your unprepared body - I stammered Hassan, our heart throb in the early nineties. But that too passed off into oblivion. Started the era of INTERNET in the late nineties. But I could hardly forget Hassan.

Now Rashif is always there to ask the SMARTEST question - 'What is your most favorites?' I refrained. Then gave in - I dismissed all the big names but refused to name anything particular in return. Afterwards, Avijit said that .... [I forgot!] But then it all came back to me. Why not give Rashif and Avijit a good look at what I had been 'doing' in the last 15+ years of post-INTERNET life? Well, here are the links to two of my favourites in modern performance-singing.

  1. This first one is more than 9 minutes long. The first 5 min is the song and the rest of it is a performance POETRY. I'm Your Man 
  2. The second 'song' is full of ambiguity - a trade mark of Robert Cohen's song. Everybody Knows
I just had a semi-long discussion with Ishmam regarding the entire matter. Ishmam thinks that a song should be free of ALL politics. Well, when I asked him when can a song be political - he was quite clear. He believes that a song CAN be 'covertly political' if it is NOT about party politics and if it is for the GREATER good. For example, in 1971 there are several songs by Rabindranatha and Nazrul and others - one example is Tagore song "Aji bangladesher ridoy hote kokhon aponi" - these sort of songs that helped people in general uprising are perfectly alright - this is what Ishmam said. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Class On Monday - Tomorrow

It is to be noted that those who are still struggling with CRITICAL Reading - you have a class tomorrow morning at 9 am.

The following people MUST attend. 

Ramisha
Avijit
Faez
Omar
Rashif
Raidah
Daniel
ONI [He will be attending on Tue and Wed - both at 8.30 am]
Rahul

Ishmam - I want to meet you to-day at 4 pm. If possible, send me an SMS.

May Day Call

This is to NOTIFY everyone that this is a HIGH-time for working on ESSAYs and related papers. I understand that some of you are still a bit laid-back regarding this very important issue.

Start writing your

  1. Essays,
  2. Supplementary Essays
  3. Research Papers (if you have planned one)
  4. School Transcripts AND Teacher Recommendations
  5. Additional Recos
  6. Other Required Documents

Friday, September 6, 2013

Topics Worth Visiting

This link shall take you to MICROPEDIA of Theory and Criticism. Please take 10 minutes' time for each topic and You will become wiser and cleverer for the purpose of textual analysis.

Theory and Criticism 

Annoyance / Irritation / Discomfort

I have been waiting the whole evening for the mails that I am supposed to receive from each of the students regarding their appointments with me.

But NOT a single mail has arrived.

This is completely irresponsible. I demand that EVERYONE send me mail regarding your INDIVIDUAL timing. 

Topic Coverage - Official SAT Test Book - 10 Tests

The following TOPICS are gleaned from the Official SAT Test Book. The compilation has been done by Ratul. Although it is pretty comprehensive, I intend to add a few additional notes as appendage. I also request the students to check the G for a fairer coverage of the materials. I will be taking a BIG long class on this Friday [6 Sept, 2013] for on these materials

Test 1
  • Immigrants issue/ identity crisis/ Black Americans
  • Henry David Thoreau and Walden's Ideas about industrialization
  • Urbanization and ecology( city ecosystem and contrasting with ecosystem of an anthill)
  • A narrative ( Conversation between niece and Uncle on niece's choice of marriage)
  •  Monalisa of Leonardo da vinci ( Why does the art attracts people is it worth it contrast
Test 2
  • Population, resource allocation contrast
  • Narrative( A trip somewhere with friends)
  • Movements( Slave abolition/black movements)
  • Linguistics
  • Astronomy
  • Memoir
  • Study and analysis of comic books
Test 3
  • Sleep research
  • Conditions of journalism
  • poetry
  • Industrial revolution and it's effect on shopkeepers, consumers environmental issues 
Test 4
  • French Novelist Honore Balzac
  • Feminism/Social class/ victorian england
  • Farm families and economy
  • Chinese american issues
  • narrative on Bats
  • Social commentator on television
Test 5
  • Black Community
  • Physicist on time travel
  • 20th century development of art
  • SUVS
  • effects of ww1 on British society war depicted in literature men's and women's experience of war
  • Jazz music
Test 6
  • Carralous Linnaeus and classification studies
  • Technology and its effect on society
  • Choreography( Space and gesture in dance)
  • Archaeology
  • Environmental concerns on public
  • Fredrick Duglass and abolitionist movement
Test 7
  • Women's right during revolutionary wars
  • behaviorism ( A research on play among animals)
  • Listening/perceiving information
  • A professor's conflict with principal ( freedom of thoughts/ conflict in administration)
Test 8
  • Animal perception ( epistemology)
  • Black American issues WED do bois and Marcus Garvey
  • Critique's reaction on an art work and support for the art work 
Test 9

  • Behavioral Science
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neurology
  • History of Black Women
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • L'estranger - the 1st poem from Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Pari

Test 10
  • Discipline defining thought process( epistemology)
  • Brain development of child
  • Women in precivil war south
  • Colonialism/ history/ architecture
  • Narrative


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Friday Class - Tomorrow

Tomorrow [6th September FRIDAY] is going to be a day when we discuss a substantial amount of Critical Reading materials. I shall primarily work with the following 3 Books.

Official SAT
Princeton SAT
10 Real SAT

Students are advised to attend the class at exactly 8 AM till 12 AM. Just bring your LOG Book / Diary. I must add that the overall performance of the class is going fine. Although I still do not have a LARGE number of Reports on Extremely Challenging things. But I have NOT lost all hope. May be its coming.

It must also be noted that one of our students have finally given up on his struggle in spite of my repeated request NOT to give up. We can only send him [Tasfique] a NOTE of thanks for being with us in the class and making the class enriched in his own ways.

I hope to see ALL of you in the class tomorrow. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Second Reading Report from Sarah

I like the following report because of its comprehensiveness.

Sir,

I apologize for not mailing you for the last few days due to a series of school test and I did not have internet for sometime before that. These are list of the following things that I had done today, to cover up (a few of the work were done in the past):

1. I could not really find any elaborated texts regarding "Behavioral Science." But I did find a video of 57 minutes [an Introduction to the subject] on YouTube, a lecture from a Stanford Professor. He had talked about some surprising issues and I eventually understood the subject much, much more clearly that I had when I read about it from Wikipedia. He talks about how complicated it is to actually understand the human behavior, how it differs from animals, how it is similar to animals, and also how different it is from one person to another (although it was not said in detail, probably because it was a lot more complicated).
He also explained that human behaviorism was usually analyzed by categorizing it in the past because it is easier that way and influential scientists form the past century had tried to approach the topic in the similar way. But it was the main reason why people cannot get to the depth of a certain behavior, and this is exactly what made it complicated. He demonstrated this statement with examples. But what he tried to say was that people would have problems categorizing because of course, there is no one reason to that behavior ( it could be that a part of his brain suddenly got activated, or something went wrong with his hormones, or something in the environment affected him or the cause could also be evolution, or it could be even more than one cause) but also because different people were found to categorize things differently depending on what they are used to, what they are individually familiar with. He says differences in languages can be a factor because certain things cannot actually be categorized! So eliminating the process of categorizing, they tend to understand behaviorism as a whole. 
You may have noticed that I did not elaborate the similarities and differences between humans and animals, because there were numerous examples, astonishing examples. The SINGLE MOST important factor that concerns behavioral science is that the brain and the body affects each other in absolutely every single matter causing behavior. The professor asked his students to read the book Chaos by James Gleick. Have you read it? 
Hence, examples of behavioral science could be psychology, psycho biology or cognitive science.  
 2.  I read the wiki entry on the following – although the reading was only very sketchy.


§  Psychotherapy ( I worked on this a little more elaborately )
§  Neurology
§  Intellectual Property Rights
§  L' estranger – the 1st poem from Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris
§  White Dwarf
§  Red Giant
§  Black Hole
§  Hyper-nova
§  Supernova
3. I researched on the string theory and the M theory a long time back (but I did not get the chance to share it in class) I still have the points written on my notebook about what string theory is and its history.

4. Read a few pages from the book of Samuelson, the one you posted on the blog

5. Trying to finish reading as much as summaries possible from Cummings and so far I finished reading. 
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Agamemnon
  • Animal Farm
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Coriolanus
  • King Lear
  • Merchant of Venice
  • The Trial 
6. Watched the movie “Lord of the Flies" (I forgot to report this to you)