Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 7! The Week 7 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and so is the Week 7 Internet assignment (Storybook commenting), along with the remaining Week 7 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 6 assignments turned in on time, but if you turned in a late Week 6 assignment, or an early assignment for Week 7 or 8, 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.

New Responding groups. The blog responding groups have been shuffled around again this week so you should see one or even two new people in your group. There is also a "getting to know you" extra credit assignment where you can read additional posts from the people in your new group. Details about the extra credit assignment are included in the regular assignment instructions.

Week 7 Internet assignment. (repeat announcement) For the Week 7 Internet assignment, which is available now, you will be reading stories at the Storybooks. That means you have more reading to do this time (stories and introductions), so you will have just THREE Storybooks that you comment on. You are welcome to do that assignment now; you don't have to wait if a person you are assigned happens not to have published a story yet. To find out more about how the assignment works this week, see the Internet assignment page.

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.  Giuliana Rancic, E!News anchor, will be speaking at the Lloyd Noble Center at 7PM as part of the Delta Gamma Lecture Series in Values & Ethics (doors open at 6PM). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. As a nifty coincidence, Giuliana Rancic is also a character in Allyson's Storybook: Cinderella's Latest and Greatest.

Weekend Events. The Sooner Theatre on Main Street is presenting the musical account of Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha, at 8PM Friday and Saturday, with a 2PM matinee on Sunday. And if you cannot make the play, you can read Skye's Storybook this semester: Journey of Don Quixote. Below is a YouTube clip from the 1972 film version of the play, with the hit song, "Impossible Dream."