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Face to Face Classes Canceled

This morning faculty received an email from the Provost, saying that all instruction should move online for the rest of the semester. Here is what this means for us: Cohort meetings scheduled for Friday, November 20, Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24 are canceled. The semester is not done yet. We still have written assignments, readings, and other material in the folders for weeks 13, 14, and 15. The Provost's letter was a strong recommendation, not an absolute requirement, so your other teachers may or may not cancel classes. Watch your email for news from them about how they will handle things. You should watch for graded copies of your essays #4 and #5 to come to you by email. The course blog went to sleep for a couple of months, but I will bring it back to life and start posting things here. I am still reading and answering email. Coming assignments which are still due: Friday, November 20: Es

Signing Up for Spring Courses

You can begin signing up for Spring 2021 courses on Thursday, November 12. Here are some quick guidelines: Sign up as soon as possible. Courses fill up, and you don't want to get shut out of a course you really need. Courses have a maximum size, and most instructors are not very willing to sign for overloads. In fact, most of our supervisors have told us not to do it. Go ahead and sign up for English 101. If you need to repeat 100, we can easily make the change later. Sign up for English 110 as well. It's a one-credit lab, and the time is arranged to fit your schedule. It's a required course for most students who are moving from 100 to 101 Should you attempt to follow the same instructor into the next course? Good question. Those who favor this idea say that it's great to stick with someone whose style matches yours. Those who disagree say that the English Department (like the other departments here) is filled with qualified, interesting people, and it's a