Mr. Lederman's Website


This is where you will find information for Mr. Lederman's English 9 H classes.

What is included on this site

  • Homework
  • Daily agenda
  • Project parameters and due dates (essays, speeches)
  • Test and quiz dates (when available)
  • Guidelines for typed writing assignments

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Works to be studied this year:

  • A Separate Peace (novel set during WWII at a New England boarding/preparatory school)
  • Romeo and Juliet (by William Shakespeare; the most famous tragedy ever written)
  • Odyssey (epic poem composed by Homer, set in the Mycenaean era)
  • Of Mice and Men (novella by John Steinbeck, set during the Great Depression on a farm in California)
  • The Miracle Worker (drama by William Gibson, about Helen Keller being taught to "speak" by Annie Sullivan)
  • Assorted poems and short stories (including "Mid-term Break," the greatest poem ever written, as well as works by Frost, the most influential American poet)
  • Assorted nonfiction/newspaper/research article selections


Median lifetime earnings based upon education (updated 6/4/17)

Adapted from: Thought.Co and


According to, the average cost of master’s degree for students is between $30,000 and $120,000; the holder of an MA or MS will earn 2.5 million dollars more (lifetime average) than a  high school graduate.


  • < HS diploma: 973,000 (18,900 per year)

  • HS diploma: 1,200,000 (25,900 per year)

  • Bachelor’s degree: 2,100,000 (+900,000 more than a HS graduate)

  • Master’s Degree: 2,500,000 (+1,300,000)

  • Doctoral (PhD): 3,400,000 (+2,200,000)

  • Medicine (MD), law (JD), engineering (D.eng): 4,400,000 (+3,200,000)


Stony Brook University

Fall 2017 Full Time Tuition and Fees

Tuition Group Total-NYS Resident
Undergraduate 4,628.25
Graduate - (G1/3 - 12 cr) 6,307.50
Graduate - MBA 8,222.50
Graduate - MSW 7,412.50
Graduate - Physician Assistant 8,232.50
Graduate - Nursing Practice 13,067.50
Graduate - Physical Therapy 13,067.50

n.b. Most masters degree programs are about 30 credits.

Important facts:

  • The only thing that matters when you walk out of these doors is your transcripts.

  • High GPA = college scholarships.

  • Good grades will NEVER hurt you. Bad grades, on the other hand, definitely have the potential to hurt you.