Friday, Oct. 19 - Sunday, Oct. 21

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 9! The Week 9 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and so is the Week 9 Internet assignment (Storybook commenting), along with the remaining Week 9 assignments that are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. I've read and replied to all the Week 8 assignments turned in on time, but if you turned in a late Week 8 assignment, or an early assignment for Week 9 or 10 (or later), it may still be in the stack. My goal is to get comments back to everyone by the end of the day Friday for assignments turned in before Friday at 8AM. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Blog Responding. In addition to the regular blog responding, there is an extra credit option this week, too. You'll find that listed with the regular blog responding instructions.

Commenting on Storybooks. (repeat announcement) Every week from now through Week 12 of the semester, you will be commenting on people's writing at their Storybooks. During these weeks as you comment on people's Storybooks, please provide as much detailed, specific feedback as possible! It's nice to get compliments, but it is also really good to get feedback about what things could be improved, especially now, early in the semester. So, do not hesitate to say when something is confusing, or when something seems repetitious, or if you think something is important is missing. Every semester, students tell me that they wish they had received more detailed feedback on their Storybooks, rather than just generic compliments - find out more about Good Feedback: Details, Details, Details!

Friday Events on Campus. There will be a performance of the opera Iphigénie en Tauride on Friday at 8PM in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center, and there will also be a Sunday matinee at 3PM (time/location/details). You can read more about this mythological opera in the OU Daily article, which is also the source for the image below. For more about the legend of Iphigenia, see this Wikipedia article.