Class Procedures and Reminders
Projects. Yesterday, I managed to read and reply to the projects turned in on Saturday before 6PM, and today I will finish the Saturday assignments and move on to the assignments from Sunday morning. Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.
Looking ahead. (repeat announcement) There are five weeks left in the semester plus Dead Week, so it's a good idea to have your plan in place for finishing up the semester, especially if your goal is to finish early. If you are aiming for an A, you should have 245 points right now, or around 265 if you want to finish before Dead Week. For more details, see this Grading Chart.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Writing. The first rule of Thesaurus Club:
Creativity. Advice from Scott Adams: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Spelling. It's another one of those sneaky word pairs: NAVAL versus NAVEL.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is If the string is long, the kite will fly high (a Chinese proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. I try to organize this class as a type of "long string" so that you can fly high!
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is knows that questions are how you grow your knowledge: To learn, start by asking a question. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: There will auditions for "Outspoken" in the Crimson Room in the Union from 3:30-7:30PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.