Wednesday, September 19

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 5 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 4 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.

Week 5 Internet assignment.
If you did not read yesterday's announcements, make sure you take a look at them now, especially the information about the Week 5 Internet assignment. I hope you will have fun looking at other people's coverpages. Plus, you might get some ideas for things to try with your own coverpage, since you can keep modifying your coverpage all semester long!

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment by Sunday at 8PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in after 8PM on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Writing Tip Wednesday: OU Writing Center. My Writing Tip suggestion today is one that I am sure you have heard before... but it is one I will keep on repeating: USE THE WRITING CENTER, both for this class and for any class where you have important writing assignments. For your Storybook assignments in this class, you are expected to turn in a formal piece of writing, with correct English usage, spelling, and punctuation. So, if you would like some extra help with that, make a visit to the Writing Center. Whether you need a refresher course on English punctuation or just some help in learning how to proofread your own work, the Writing Center is the place to go! For hours, locations, and services - including online services, visit the Writing Center website.

Wednesday Events on Campus. There will be a lecture by Paula Conlon - AIM for Sovereignty: Native Activism Through Powwow Music and Dance - from 5PM-6PM in Catlett Music Center, Room 131 (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 19: Talk Like a Pirate. Today, September 19, is International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, a holiday you can read about at Wikipedia and at the Talk-Like-a-Pirate website. In honor of this holiday, you can even change your Google interface to be in "pirate lingo" - it's a Tech Tip! If you need help talking like a pirate, there are some good tips at the Yarr website. There is an English-to-pirate translation tool online too. Below is an image of Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy") and John Baur ("Ol' Chumbucket"), founders of Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day.