Wednesday, April 11

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 12 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 11 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 quite a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment before 6PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in later on Sunday or on Monday or on Tuesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

Finishing the class early. (repeat announcement) When you finish up with the class I record a "FINAL GRADE" in the D2L Gradebook so you can be sure you are done. So, just let me know when you have completed the number of points you need: 410 for an A, 360 for a B, 320 for a C. It's entirely up to you what grade you want to finish with in the class. There is no need to apologize for stopping out with a grade of B or C (many people are taking this class just for Gen. Ed. credit, and I know it is often not a top priority). Whatever grade you decide to stop with is fine with me. The whole idea behind this points-based grading system is to let you know exactly where you stand and to allow you to choose to be finished with the class when you have the points you need. If you have any questions about that, let me know!

Wednesday Events on Campus. Psychology professor Clarissa Thompson is offering a workshop on "How Learning Works" at 3:30PM in 245 Wagner Hall - come find out just what happens when your brain processes information! (time/location/details) For more about this and other events, see the Campus Calendar online.

April 11: Margaret of Navarre. Today marks the birthday in the year 1492 of Margaret of Navarre, who is the author (probably) of the amazing Renaissance storybook known as The Heptameron. You can read more about Margaret here at Wikipedia, which is also the source for the portrait below, painted in 1527: