Wednesday, October 19

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 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.

Storybook Stack. There are still MANY Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in before 10PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it 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. While you are waiting on comments back from me, you can keep on adding stories to your Storybook (that is a great thing to do, in fact!) - but please only turn in one Storybook assignment at a time; if you have something in the stack now, please don't turn in another assignment until I get that one back to you.

Grading. For those of you who did not see the Tuesday announcements, check there for information about the number of points remaining the semester so that you can plan out your strategy for the rest of the semester for this class.

Wednesday Events on Campus. There will be a seminar on "Note-Taking" in the Housing Learning Center, Adams Tower on Wednesday 2PM-3PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Wednesday at the Campus Calendar online.

October 19: Yorktown Day. Today, October 19, is the anniversary of George Washington's victory at the Battle of Yorktown (Virginia) in 1781, the last major battle of the Revolutionary War, which ended with the surrender of the British forces commanded by General Cornwallis. If you are a U.S. history buff, you probably also recognize the "Yorktown" as being famous as the name of a U.S. aircraft carrier which fought and was sunk at the Battle of Midway in WWII. The painting below showing Cornwallis's surrender can be seen in the U.S. Capitol rotunda in Washington: