A recent NYTimes article detailing the complicated history of "zero." Looks like we have more than the Guptas to blame!
If you're still working your way toward that coveted 5 point mark, reading through these examples may help. :) (Some of your peers were kind enough to grant permission to share their writing.)
Over the past few classes, I've shared a few resources that will (hopefully) help with studying for the exam. This announcement compiles everything in one place.
I'm in the process of reviewing your notes from discussion. Things look good overall - though I am adding some notes for clarification or nuance in spots. :) To view copies of your documents with additional comments, keep an eye on the document embedded in this announcement.
All in all, things are looking pretty good on the pre-class responses! I've added specific and hopefully useful feedback to each of your responses.
I also thought it might be helpful to provide a summary of the most common feedback I gave.
See full post for suggestions on content, how to read the sources, and structuring your post.
Sometimes summaries are just plain useful. So. Here are two summaries/commentaries on Epic of Gilgamesh - and one (fun?) video with the epic sung in Sumerian.
Please note that both of the videos give you more of the story than the assigned readings for class. Ideally this gives you a sense of how our excerpts fit into the whole story.
And, as usual, if anything from these videos or other web resources makes its way into your Pre-Class Response - remember to cite it. :)
If you have other resources you found useful, feel free to share in the comments or post on your blogs!
Edit: I originally said I'd be done grading by Monday morning. Nope. Not gonna happen. :( Look for grades by Tuesday afternoon at the latest!
Happy Saturday, ya'll!
I'm beginning to grade the Class 4 Pre-Class Responses. A few notes to help you understand what you're seeing...
Oh dear! There seems to be a lot of confusion about the pre-class responses.
First and foremost. Please read the description for Pre-Class Responses on the Assessments page.
If you're still confused: Let me try to clarify.