Wednesday, December 9

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 15 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 14 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15: If you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all the final Week 15 assignments are due by NOON ON FRIDAY at the latest. No late Week 15 Storybook assignment can be turned in for partial credit. All Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, Blog Responding assignment (available now), along with any extra credit you want to complete (including the Grammar Quizzes) - must be done by Friday, December 11, at noon. If you have any questions about this, please contact me as soon as possible.

Storybook stack. As of Tuesday at 5PM, I had read and replied to all the Storybook assignments that were in the stack, and I'll do my best for the rest of this week to respond promptly to any Storybook assignments that are turned in so that you can get the points recorded in the Gradebook. As always, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment; I'll be updating the stack again first thing on Wednesday morning.

Grading and points. As you can see in the Grading Information page, you need 410 to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! Please let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.

December 9: Webster's Minerva. Today, December 9, is the anniversary of the founding of the very first daily newspaper in America in the year 1793. The paper was called the American Minerva, and it was edited by Noah Webster... and yes, this is the same Webster who published "Webster's Dictionary" - that is, the American Dictionary of the English Language which was first published in 1828. You can read more about Noah Webster in this Wikipedia article, and below you can see a stamp issued in Noah Webster's honor: