Saturday, March 1

Today is Saturday of Week 7. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you need to do that today or tomorrow, Sunday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. Much to my own surprise, I got through the stack on Friday! So, if you turned something in before Friday, you should have received comments back from me by now. Any assignments that came in on Friday are at the top of the stack for Monday. I don't update the Storybook stack as often on the weekends, but you can check there to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update it at least once or twice over the weekend. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn your work in today or on Sunday morning. If you wait until Sunday evening, you will be farther down in the stack and will have to wait longer for my comments back to you.

New Responding groups. (repeat announcement) 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.

Suggestion Box: You may have already noticed the anonymous Suggestion Box which appears in the blog sidebar here. Please feel free to use that to share with me your comments and suggestions about the class!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Resource: Subordinating Conjunctions. One of the most powerful things you can do when you write is to replace coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) with subordinating conjunctions. By choosing the right conjunctions, you can really help your readers to grasp your meaning.

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are CANON and CANNON. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: How to Acquire Divine Wisdom: The Journey of Jack. In this new Storybook for Indian Epics this semester, you get to journey with a young American named Jack as he seeks wisdom deep beneath the Himalayas. The first god he meets there is... Brahma.

FREE Kindle eBook: Myths and Legends of China by E.T.C. Werner. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. After the stories from Japan last week, I thought you might be interested in reading some Chinese legends.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is He that hunts two hares will catch neither (a French proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Yes, it's a proverb about multitasking! Specifically: the dangers of multitasking. :-)

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Rama's return to Ayodhya. You can see Rama greeting his three mothers to the left, accompanied by his three brothers.

Saturday Event on Campus: The Sooner Mosaic Social Justice Symposium is taking place today, beginning at 9:30AM in Zarrow Hall and continuing all day until the closing remarks at 4:15PM, with many talks throughout the day (detailed schedule). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.