Thursday, April 23

Today is Thursday of WEEK 13 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 12 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BY NOON TODAY for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore or World Lit, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday. (Indian Epics has no Wednesday assignments, so there is no Thursday morning grace period.)

Storybook stack. There are still a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment on Sunday or earlier, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment. Please let me know if the points for your Storybook assignment will give you your final points for the class, and I'll move it up to the top of the stack!

Mix and match points. (repeat announcement) There is no special requirement about which assignments you choose to do or not do as the semester comes to a close, provided that you get the total points you need. You can focus on your Storybook, you can pick and choose which reading assignments and quizzes you want to do - it's really up to you. So, based on the assignments you enjoy most/least in the class, you can certainly skip some assignments, provided that you end up with the points you need at the end (410 points for an A, 360 points for a B, 320 points for a C). My only recommendation is that you do this cautiously. You don't want to skip so many assignments that you end up not getting the points you need for your desired grade!

April 23: World Book Day. Today, April 23, is the traditional anniversary of the deaths of two of the world's great writers: the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, and the Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, who both died in 1616. For this reason, the day April 23 has been declared by the United Nations as World Book Day, a celebration of reading and writing. You can read more about World Book Day in Wikipedia and at the UNESCO website.