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Deadline for Paper #5

posted Dec 6, 2016, 3:34 PM by Lynn Gordon

The deadline for the last paper has been changed to 5 pm on Wednesday, 14 December so that people who want to answer the question about Eurydice have time to see the play and then write the paper.  

Policy Change on Papers

posted Nov 13, 2016, 8:42 PM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 4:20 PM ]

The original paper rules said that each student had to turn in five papers, one by each stated deadline.  All students could turn in up to two more papers to replace the lowest grades on the papers they had turned in on time.  A substantial number of students have missed one or more paper deadlines.  

The new rule:  If you missed one or more of the first three papers, you can turn them in by Friday, 9 December (Friday of Dead Week); the maximum available grade will be 6 points (so a 2-point penalty for missing the deadline).  Notice that you will still only be able to replace the grades of papers turned in on time by turning in one or two extra papers.  

Notice the policy that hasn't changed: If on the fourth paper (the one due Saturday, 11 November)  or fifth paper, you fail to include appropriate in-text citations and bibliography, your paper will be an automatic 0 and be treated as plagiarism, as discussed several times in class and on the paper rubric.


posted Nov 8, 2016, 3:24 PM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 1:17 PM ]

Class is cancelled for Thursday, 10 November.  In its place, all students must meet with me for 20-40 minutes individually in my office, Avery 347.  The sign-up sheet for the meetings is available here.  

Sign up for one or two 20 minute slots depending on how much time you think you need to discuss your papers (including paper #3 which I will return at the meeting) and the paper which is due on Saturday, 12 November.  Please do not pick a slot between 12 and 1 on Thursday unless  you cannot meet any other time.  

If none of the times are possible, email me and we'll find another time to meet.

Book 10 of Ovid's Metamorphoses

posted Oct 25, 2016, 5:21 PM by Lynn Gordon

Book 10 of Ovid's Metamorphoses is linked to the Course Materials page and here.  It is protected with the class dropbox password.  Please read it for discussion on Thursday.

Second Attendance Quiz

posted Oct 24, 2016, 5:37 PM by Lynn Gordon

Because of low attendance, an attendance quiz (worth half a paper grade) was given on Thursday, 20 October 2016.

Change in deadline for Paper #3

posted Oct 20, 2016, 3:19 PM by Lynn Gordon

Because I didn't remind the class this week that paper #3 was due on Saturday, I have decided to extend the due date until noon on Tuesday, 25 October.

Paper Reminder

posted Oct 12, 2016, 9:12 PM by Lynn Gordon

You can turn in up to seven papers, with the top five counting toward your grade.  You must turn in the first five on the scheduled due dates.  The other two can be turned in any time before dead week (i.e., the last week of classes).

Midterm Reminder

posted Oct 12, 2016, 1:23 PM by Lynn Gordon

The midterm exam is scheduled for Thursday, 13 October.  Remember that you may have one letter-size (8.5" x 11") sheet of notes to use during the exam.

Attendance Quiz

posted Oct 5, 2016, 11:10 PM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 1:22 PM ]

Because of low attendance, an attendance quiz (worth half a paper grade) was given on Tuesday, 4 October 2016.

Sample Midterm Questions

posted Oct 5, 2016, 1:04 PM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 1:06 PM ]

Sample midterm questions are now available linked on the Course Materials page and here.

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