Monday, July 26, 2010

On Monday's fiasco

Today when I arrived for class I was surprised to find none of you there. What to do? I've decided to do nothing, which means everyone not present will receive a zero on his or her participation and quiz grades. May this be a relatively inexpensive lesson in a couple of valuable points, not only for this course but for life in general:
  1. Don't rely on second-hand information when you can go straight to the horse's mouth. In this course the horse's mouth is this weblog, and it's a good idea to read it, yourself, every day. Remember that you, not any of your fellow students, are responsible for being where you're supposed to be and doing what you're supposed to do.
  2. Read carefully. Last Friday's blog post, unedited below, makes it clear that we were still scheduled to meet as a class on Monday.
I'll post Tuesday's online quiz shortly. Let's all move past this fiasco and show up for class Wednesday prepared and ready to go forward in our study of American literature.

Update: You may have noticed that the time stamp for this post gives a time before the class was actually scheduled to meet. That's because posts here have been stamped in Pacific Time. I've tried to correct the time-zone problem for future posts.

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