Dear Class,

It was nice to spend some of this hot afternoon with you and Lloyd!! I’m hoping you enjoyed learning a little bit more about the college you’ve chosen and the town you’ll be spending the next 4 years in!

I did not collect all of the checks today and I will continue to do that next Wednesday. The date, again, for the play is the 28th.

If you have not yet taken the CSI survey and are continuing to have difficulty with it, please get in touch with me.

I look forward to hearing how you liked Mike Green tonight.

And I want to thank Danielle and Brittany for offering to blog about campus events of interest in the next week.

Blog posts, by the way, can be extended and more than one paragraph long. Don’t be shy about writing an extended blog post.

And sometime in the next week, do blog about discussion topics and activities of interest to you for future classes.

Here are some things to look for and offer feedback about in the “turtle” drafts you’re reading:

• How does the writer bring his/her turtle to life in prose? Exclamation points in the margin show your enthusiasm.

• What details are especially compelling in clarifying the significance of the writer’s project? Circle or underline them.

• Where in the text are you most interested? Underline or otherwise indicate that.

• Where would you like to know more than the writer tells you? Point that out on the paper. Use question marks to indicate where you would like clarification.

• How/where does the writer include references to the D. Carroll excerpt we read to prompt this essay? Point those references out. Are they well integrated?

• What are three things you would most like the writer to focus on in continuing to draft this essay? Jot this note at the end of the paper.

If you have questions, please get in touch. KES

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