Monday, April 5, 2010

After our second meeting...

Hi class!
I'd promised to post this by April 30th, but you didn't hear from me, I know...

The message below (plus the tip that there was no connectivity for me either onthe road or in Uruguay) will tell you the rest of the story:
April 30th
Dear Everyone,

Sorry about the rushy style of this message, but I was unable to post this before setting off for Uruguay, and now am writing this on the road, and will only be able to post it as we come across some connection (perhaps at a petrol station while we get across Entre Rios?)...

Anyway, here's the reminder of what you need you to do for April 6th:

1) I've posted your assignments at a Scribd collection:

Now you need to read and comment (or "Add a Scribble") on the work submitted by at least two partners... Yes, I'm afraid you'll need to create an account at Scribd (i.e. "sign up")!

Some rules for comments:
* Your mission is to help writers "see their work through other eyes", not find flaws in their pieces!
* Good comments clearly show you've read the piece, and care about its content.
* Better comments add a new perspective, exemplify points made or ask further questions of the writer.

Here're some example of comments we shouldn't be seeing in this assignment:
EXAMPLE 1: "Nice post! Read mine and tell me what you think"
EXAMPLE 2: "Very poor use of tenses. Check spelling"
EXAMPLE 3: "i love u, friend! happy easter!!!! :-)!!!!"

BTW, if you have ideas to enhance the text, why not email the author (pls cc me if you do!)

2) Here you can read more about Netiquette:
Browse as much as you like / can afford to, and take notes about things you'd like to share with the class next Tuesday!

3) Visit What's the purpose of the site? A special prize to the first person who emails me the answer without breaking any of the rules of netiquette discussed in class!

And that's enough for a very atypical week, isn't it?

Please do email me if you have doubts, I'll be back to BA on Mon 5th, and will be able to help you then.

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, and a nice relaxing weekend to those who don't!

VERY IMPORTANT: all deadlines extended for one week (to April 13th) due to delay in posting this.

Thanks for understanding, just do your best, and get ready to enjoy our next meeting!

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