Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Bird and The Machine

Tonight, your homework is to do the Questions for Discussion on page 607-8.  Please blog your answers, but also come prepared to talk about the essay in class tomorrow as well as to do some closer analysis in groups.

Please read:

Just a quick note on turning in papers.  When we have a paper due, it is due at the beginning of class.  If you had computer problems, you should come early so you can print it out.  Class time is not for writing your bibliography or reformatting your paper.   We spent all that time yesterday going over these issues to avoid that.  (In fact someone today told me, as they begged for more time to correct something they did wrong, that they weren't really listening.  Not my problem...late paper.)

You are almost adults; you need to start taking responsibility for your work.   If you don't know how to do something in your wordprocessor, look in help.  Don't just say I don't know how--do something about it.  People who can't figure things out for themselves are a bane in an office or on a job site.  Learn how to find things out for yourself.  Someone today told me they couldn't find any information on MLA.  Well, not only is there a link on the blog that we have discussed twice now, but typing MLA into Google gives over 14 million results, and the ones on the first page provide more than enough information to write your papers.  Don't be lame; be resourceful.


  1. I don't understand number 2 for the questions tonight. What is reciprocal meaning in this case? I looked it up, but I still don't understand.

  2. You said blease instead of please above. Just thought you should know. ;)

  3. i hope i didnt sound like i was comlpaining today i know i messedup a bit on my sources my bad sorry giddings :( we can result to the stone ages for punishment.... 50 lashes sounds good lol HAHA just kidding

  4. 50 lashes with a wet noodle, as my mom used to say! :-D

  5. Chandra,
    He's doing something for a zoo and the zoo is doing something for their museum.