Announcements

Finals Week Spring 2018

  • We do not meet as a class.
  • Blogging continues through W 6/13 following the regular schedule (get details).
  • The grading self-assessment is due at 6:00 pm on R 6/14 (get details)
  • My office hours will change for finals week. Check my faculty homepage for specific days and times.
  • The final deadline for work to count for normal letter grades in Spring 2018 is 5:00 pm on F 6/15. No extensions will be granted for after that day and time. Refer to individual assignments for details.

Grade check

As we near the end of the term, I recommend that you login to Moodle and check the "Grades" section to make sure that you are on track for the grade you want or feel you can live with. Time is short to make up missing assignments and in line with my Extensions & Make-ups Policy, I may not agree to credit all missing work, but it would still be better to ask than not if that work is going to adversely affect your grade.

Following my Grading Policy, remember that your final grade will be based on your average completion rate of credited assignments. To get an accurate account of your progress, you will want to calculate that average yourself. The total percentage in Moodle is not an average, but is for all submitted work.


Typepad maintenance

FYI, Typepad appears to be in a recurring maintenance cycle. Right now work appears to be intermittent. However, your access to the blog may be affected. Be patient, and feel free to contact me if lack of access becomes a barrier to completing your comments.

Remember, you track the status of Typepad at status.typepad.com and on Twitter.


Basic film information

One reason why I provide the links to IMDB and Wikipedia for the films we are screening is so that you can have ready references for basic information about the films, like character and actor names. Please use these references when writing about the films. There's no reason to rely on memory or even notes when this information is easily accessible.