Jan 2011: … the conflict between pursuing a personal desire and choosing to conform.

Alberta Education Exam and Exemplars:


  • Poem: “The Jackhammer Syndrome” by Al Purdy
  • Excerpt: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
  • Visual: Diogène ou la Lucidité – Diogenes1 or Lucidity, 2005 (man pulling lightbulb from tangle)

Excellent Exemplars:

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