I’m hoping your Break was relaxing and energizing. Mine sure was. Melissa and I had a blast in Chicago, eating at Alinea (which was freaking world class, pics to come) and catching up with lots of friends. We ran in a 5k on Saturday, and I actually set a personal record (19:52, 2nd in my age group, 31st out of 400+ runners). I used my performance as an excuse to eat 10 chicken wings in one sitting, which also was also a personal record. I’d love to hear about your Spring Break if you get the chance to email me about it or post to How’s Class Going?
Anyway, on to class stuff. I’ve got a LOT going on on Monday and Tuesday (meetings and driving and such) that will keep me away from computers/the Internet, so my usual Monday Screenr will have to wait until Wednesday morning. Sorry. In the meantime:
–check your email. If you turned in a proposal, then I emailed you my thoughts on it. If you didn’t submit a proposal last week, you’ll be getting a formal absence (or second and FINAL absence) notification from me soon.
–head on over to Course Documents in Blackboard and download and read the NEW SYLLABUS. I bet it’s to your liking: there is only one due date per week now, and there are plenty of incentives to do well on MSE2. Read it ASAP and let me know what you think.
–check out the Discussion Board to see which group I’ve place you in. In addition to being “cleverly” named, these groups will give you an opportunity to help each other compose and revise MSE2 in a thematic way. Post to your group’s forum this week, at least to remind everyone in it what your topic is so that they can keep an eye out for juicy sources for your RD.
–start/keep working on your MSE2. The RD is due Wednesday night, and I want it to be good. I hope to see at least three quality paragraphs from you on Wednesday, full of sources and synthesis. So get crackin’.
Email me any and all questions, and I hope you’re well!