Thursday, March 24

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BEFORE 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.

Storybook Stack. I've still got quite a few items left in the Storybook stack. If you turned in an assignment on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, your assignment is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Extra Credit. As you make your plan for finishing up the class, remember that extra credit points go straight into your total and can help you either to make up for missed work or to finish the class early. There are some extra credit assignments available each week (like the "Famous Last Words" post), and there are also some extra credit assignments you can do in advance (like the "Technology Tips," which you can do now for Weeks 9-15), plus there are the Grammar Quiz extra credit points which are available now and which will continue to be available for the rest of the semester. Plus, you can get "Early Bird" extra credit points just for working ahead - no extra work, just managing your time so that you are working ahead. For more information about grading and points, see Tuesday's announcements.

Summer Course: Italian Online. The online Italian instructor, Elizabeth Ilawan (she actually took Mythology-Folklore about 10 years ago, and did a great project on Italian fairy tales) sent me this poster about the Italian Online course that she will be teaching this summer. Italian is a language I speak pretty well - it is easy to learn; plus, it is so much fun! If you are looking for a summer language course online, maybe Italian is a language you would enjoy!