Wednesday, November 28

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 14 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 13 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 Storybooks in the stack that people turned in over the holiday break and on Monday. I've been focusing on the people whose Storybook assignment would give them the points they need to finish up the class; you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your email. Meanwhile, if the points for that assignment will give you the points you need to finish the class, send me a separate email to let me know, and I'll put your Storybook at the top of the stack. I hope to get all the way through the stack today!

Storybook Ballots. (repeat announcement) I've tallied up the nominations that people turned in (thanks to everybody who participated in that part of the process!), and you can see the top nominations for each class here: Storybook Ballot Fall 2012. The ballot contains LINKS to all the Storybooks which you can use to refresh your memory or look at any Storybooks you have not seen before - and also to visit the Storybooks in the other class if you are curious. For each class, you will find the actual ballot for voting in Desire2Learn in Week 14. This is just for fun - not for points or a grade or anything. If you have a few minutes to spare, please vote for your own personal favorites! The ballot will be available until 5PM on Thursday of this week and I'll announce the results on Friday.

IMPORTANT Week 14-15 Schedule Note. (repeat announcement) For those of you who will still be doing classwork during Week 15 (dead week), please be aware that it is on a different schedule: the final deadline for Week 15 assignments is Friday, December 7, at noon. There is no weekend time for Week 15 since that would run into final exams. As a result, your Week 14 Storybook assignment must be turned in by Monday noon, December 3, at the latest - I cannot accept late Storybooks for Week 14 because that would not give me time to get comments back to you for your Week 15 assignment. So, please take note: there can be no late Week 14 Storybook assignments.

Wednesday Events on Campus. There will be a Money Management Seminar presented by the OU Federal Credit Union, 2PM-3PM in 245 Wagner Hall (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Writing Tip Wednesday. Someone shared with me an online game that they are using at Lycoming College to raise awareness about academic citations and how to avoid plagiarism - to win the Plagiarism Game, you have to find the goblins and defeat them with your knowledge of how to do citations. You might want to give it a try - it's very satisfying to find and defeat the goblins who are hiding in some unexpected places on campus, and you might learn something useful too (especially if you are right now engaged in writing a big research paper for one of your other classes).