This space will be used for a variety of purposes, including class announcements, assignment reminders and clarifications, topics related to what we're reading, and step-by-step instructions when necessary.
Have a good look through this website. It will function -- more or less as your textbook, along with the books we'll be reading in the course.
First Assessment -- Summer Reading: Next Class
You will have an extended response quiz on the summer reading. See previous blog entry for links.
Also, you will most definitely find this handout helpful:
Rubric for grading extended response questions - with sample responses (PDF)