I trust you are all doing your best to show Miss Vymislicky what fine, cooperative, and thoughtful students that you are. She will be teaching all of my classes for the next few weeks, and I will be stopping by now and then to see how she and you are all doing. Know that everything that she does with you she has gone over with me, and I have approved of her plans. Please be as respectful of her as you would be of me.
If you have any concerns or questions, I encourage you to speak to her first. If there is anything that she can’t resolve on her own, she will share it with me. I am available to you most of the day in the English Office, room 273. Feel free to stop by if you need to.
I am currently grading the English 12 college essays. My goal is to finish them this week and give you appointments for individual conferences by Monday of next week. Feel free to check turnitin.com to see if I have graded yours starting tomorrow. I started with period 4, will move to 5 and 7 as I finish.
If you did not have your paper in on time, I spoke to you in class today, but I will not come chase you down. You are responsible for getting the essay into me ASAP since you are losing 10% with each day that it is late.
Copy and paste on turnitin:
I did learn today that you can copy and paste your essay. You just need to look for the drop down menu at the top of the screen when you hit submit. It defaults to “Upload a single submission,” but you can select “copy and paste.” Thank you to all of you who emailed me your papers when you had trouble with internet submission. Also, I appreciate that some of you gave me a hard copy. Never let internet/computer troubles stand in the way of you meeting your deadlines.
English H2: I will have you quote projects for Miss V to hand back on Tuesday. It was scored out of 50 points total. You will see one number, out of 25 for the paragraph, then a second number, usually designated with a “p” for the poster grade. These are followed by a circled grade that is the sum of those two numbers.
To All: Please visit goodreads and do the following as soon as you can:
- Upload a profile picture
- Enter you SSR book as “Currently reading”
Interestingly, 7 of the last 30 people on goodreads are former students. This really is a great place to get in the habit of visiting and keeping track of your books.
Also, one student contacted me though a goodreads message on Sunday with a question about her essay assignment, and I answered almost instantly. It really is a great way to contact me if you need a timely response. I only check email when I am in school.
Keep up the good work!