Monday, March 7

Today is Monday, and Week 7 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Week 8 will begin tomorrow, on Tuesday.

Storybook stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 8 a.m. or so on Monday, you will be able to check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and reply to the assignments in the order they were turned in.

Writing Center. For those of you who are finding it difficult to proofread your own writing, the Writing Center is the place to go for help. Whether you are struggling with the overall organization of your writing or whether you have questions about writing mechanics (especially punctuation), the tutors at the Writing Center can help. For hours and services, visit the Writing Center website. The Writing Center is there to help with the writing assignments you have in this class, as well as any writing assignments you will have in your other classes, too.

Spring Break. (repeat announcement) For Spring Break, you will have the entire week off as you can see on the Semester Calendar here. You will have your regular Week 8 assignments due this week on Tuesday-Thursday. Then, I would encourage everybody to finish up the final Week 8 assignments this Friday, March 11 - but if you want to wait and do them on the weekend after Spring Break, you can do that, too. The grace period for wrapping up Week 8 will be on Monday morning, March 21, after Spring Break.

March 7: Stanley Kubrick. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the great film director, Stanley Kubrick, who died in 1999. You can see a list of Kubrick's remarkable films here at Wikipedia. I would be hard-pressed to say which of his films is my favorite - both Spartacus and 2001: A Space Odyssey are films I consider masterpieces.