Saturday, November 8, 2014

Response Essay Grades

Grades and comments for your response essays are now available on 

If you have questions about your essay, please print a hard copy through and see me during office hours. If your cannot make it to my office hours, then you can email me to arrange an alternate time. My office hours are Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 AM in 1545W. 


  1. Hi Professor:
    I recall you saying that we will discuss turnitin in the next class (tomorrow), but in the instructions it says it has to be submitted before class tomorrow. I was wondering if we ARE submitting it before class or if we are waiting for you to discuss it tomorrow and then we will have still submit it tomorrow.

    1. If you can submit to before Tuesday's class, all the better. This assignment is a little different than the previous one, so you won't be penalized if your essay isn't uploaded before class, but it must be uploaded as soon as possible after.



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