Tuesday, April 14

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 12 of the class. For those of you who are working ahead, Weeks 13 and 14 are also available! If you have not turned in your Week 11 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Counting Week 12, there are FOUR WEEKS of class remaining, which means 120 points of regular assignments, plus extra credit.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in before noon on Sunday, you should have comments back from me and points in the Gradebook. If you turned something in after noon on Sunday or on Monday, your assignment is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. If you need just the points for the Storybook assignment(s) you have turned in in order to finish up the class, let me know and I will put your assignments up at the top of the stack.

Overview of remaining Storybook assignments. In Week 11, most of you turned in revisions for your Storybook. In Week 12, you will be adding your final new story, and the Week 13 assignment consists of revising that final story. The Week 14 assignment is to do a final revision of your Introduction. The Week 15 assignment involves revisions to your bibliography and image information for each story, making sure they are all complete. Some of you may be on a slightly different schedule if you missed any week(s) earlier on in the semester. In addition, some of you may not need all those points to finish the class, so if you want to stop with just three stories, that is fine. After you get the comments back on your Week 11 assignment, you can skip ahead to Week 14 and Week 15, omitting Week 12 and Week 13. I know that can get a little confusing, so let me know if you have questions about that as you start finishing up.

My schedule this week. (repeat announcement) This week, I will be out of town on Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, with limited email access at best. So, if you want to get comments back on a Storybook assignment this week, please make sure you get your Storybook turned in by Tuesday at noon. That way, I can return comments to you on Wednesday. You will still be able to turn in a late Week 11 assignment for partial credit on Wednesday or Thursday until noon as usual - but I will probably not be able to get comments back to you until next week. So, if you don't want to wait on comments back from me, make sure you get your Storybook assignment turned in today, Tuesday, by noon at the latest.

April 14: Ramana Maharshi. Today marks the anniversary of the death in the year 1950 of the great Indian guru, Sri Ramana Maharshi. You can read more about his life and career in Wikipedia, which also has a section of quotations from his works and teachings. There's even a Ramana Maharshi comic book in the famous Amar Chitra Katha series of comic books.