A midterm status report on your papers and the grading thereof:
I have finally finished grading the book reviews.
(Wouldn't it be nice if every third week was a break week?)
They were all quite good, and I hope that you can benefit from
each other's work.
I will get the papers back to you with some feedback early next week
(March 23-...) after checking with the staff on how to do that.
Meanwhile, I'll create a Forum in the Discussion Board where you can post
your paper, preferably after making some corrections.
Technical help for doing that is
If you prefer, you can put the paper on your own web page and
provide us with the link. Please note that whatever you upload to
eCampus will disappear some time after the end of the semester.
Making your papers public is not required, nor is reading everybody else's.
The next round of papers will be treated slightly differently. I ask you
to post your paper on eCampus right away (when you submit it to me), and to
read and respond to the others.
I will not scan and return the graded papers, for several reasons.
The book review grading may give the misimpression that all I care about
is typos and sentence structure.
Subjective evaluations of the depth and competence of your remarks
are hard to put into words.
I think of the position paper, especially, as an exercise
intended to provoke thought, rather than to prove competence.
It will get a grade (probably very high) and, if appropriate, some
I hope to give more critical attention to the final papers, but in view
of the time pressure on all of us near the end of the semester,
let's again put them on the web right away, without waiting for me to read
them. The course eCampus site will remain in operation till some time
during the summer,
so you can come back and read other students' papers somewhat
at your leisure.