Snow Day #2! (City Tech Closed Tomorrow, Tu 3/14: No Class)

Hi everyone:

As you may have heard by now, City Tech is closed tomorrow due to the impending blizzard, so we won’t be having class.

I’ve created a new Class Discussion on “There Will Come Soft Rains” as a way to continue to work through the short story, focusing on the group discussion questions from last class, the elements of fiction, especially conflicts & themes (especially in relation to the questions in the Science Fiction Framework), and analysis of quotes (with citations!).

As for the rest of the week, don’t forget that the Midterm Exam is this Thursday, 3/16 (I’ll be away at a conference, but one of my colleagues, Professor Corbett will be there to proctor the exam in class). Please review the exam page (which provides details about the format for/content of the exam), and study accordingly.

Also, Essay 1 is due Thursday, 3/14 (Professor Corbett will be collecting the hard copies in class, and you should submit the file via Dropbox before class begins), and you should still post your Pre-Draft by tomorrow, Tu 3/14 at 2pm (see the Schedule for more details). Please read through everyone’s Pre-Drafts, and provide peer review (feedback) by leaving a comment on your classmates’ posts. You can give feedback on content, organization, argument, analysis, etc.

Please use the time you gain back from not having class tomorrow to work on your essays. If you have any questions about the exam or the essay, please post a comment here to this post.

Next week we’re moving forward with starting a new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, as planned.

Most importantly, stay safe during the storm & enjoy the snow day 🙂

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